The Ultimate Milwaukee Spring Bucket List


Although it often doesn’t seem that way, eventually winter in Wisconsin does come to an end! Once spring officially hits, we at MKE Mom want to help you make the most of it. Here is our list of more than 80 experiences to enjoy this spring.

Arts and Entertainment:

  • Take a trip back in time at Old World Wisconsin. Details for the 2021 Season coming soon! 
  • Take an adventure with NEWwaukee
  • Catch a show at the Northern Lights Theater located in Potawatomi Casino.Many shows are currently postponed. Check their website for updates. 
  • See a Concert or a Musical at the Fireside Dinner Theatre. Now operating at 25% capacity. 
  • Take in a play at your local high school
  • Take an art walk on the riverwalk (and see the Bronze Fonz!)
  • Snag tickets to the fall Broadway shows at the Marcus Center for Performing Arts.
  • Attend the Third Annual César E. Chávez Birthday Celebration on March 31st, a Free Virtual Event!
  • Prepare for Summerfest headliners to be announced. Though the festival will take place in September 2021, the announcements and pre-sales will begin in Spring.
  • Watch the Amplify Series, featuring commissioned works from BIPOC playwrights and directors presented by First Stage. These performances will be available on First Stage’s Youtube Channel. 
  • See a play at the Sunset Playhouse. Arrive a 1/2 hour early for select shows to participate in a family-friendly craft. Currently anticipated to open in April 2021.
  • Sign up for a class at Waukesha’s favorite boutique – The Front PorchMasks Required.
  • Shop many of Milwaukee’s local artists at Art in the Green at the Mitchel Park Domes.  Art in the Green 2021 will be rescheduled to April of 2022 due to COVID capacity restrictions still in place.
  • Plan an adult night at the Milwaukee Public Museum and attend one of their many programs. Tickets and masks required. 
  • Get inspired at the REALTORS Home and Garden Show–it has over 350 exhibitors and is the nation’s longest-running Home & Garden Show —will return to Wisconsin State Fair Park March 25 – April 3, 2022
  • Plan an ultimate art weekend with Gallery Night and Day in the Historic Third Ward. Returning in April 2021! 
  • Take a garden walk or enjoy a class at the The Boerner Botanical GardensNo info available for the annual Art in the Gardens Show for 2021. 

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Family Fun:

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Food and Drink:

  • Go on a bloody mary brunch tour in Historic Third Ward.
  • Eat outside. (Check here for a list of ideas!)
  • Enjoy high tea at the Pfister (kids will enjoy their own “All Grown Up” menu).
  • Explore Estabrook Park Beer GardenOpening in Early April. Check their Facebook page for the latest updates. 
  • Join a CSA. Check them out at the Urban Ecology Center website. No in-person CSA fair this year. 
  • Eat Peeps or a Cadbury Crème Egg. (No judgment if you steal them from your kids’ Easter baskets)
  • Go eat custard!
  • Choose from one of the many Milwaukee Food Tours and pig out!
  • Visit the Elegant Farmer  Details to come on their 75th Anniversary Celebration–May 13-16 2021.
  • Attempt the Ninja Warrior Course at StoneFire Pizza on $5 Wednesdays or Double Punch Tuesdays! Reopening 4/14/2021!

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  • Cheer on the crew on Opening Day! If you’re lucky enough to snag a ticket, please note that there will be no tailgating or congregating in the parking lots allowed. 
  • If you’re watching from home, tailgate and play bags!
  • See the Milwaukee Bucks play at the Fiserv Forum. Check their website for covid protocols, and be sure to pay particular attention to the timed entry requirements.
  • Cheer on your favorite college team during march madness!
  • Bring your kids to the JS Sports show Postponed until April 2022. 
  • Go to a Milwaukee Admirals game. 2021 Season Canceled. 
  • Cheer on the Brewcity Bruisers, Milwaukee’s roller derby team, in the Roller Derby-Triple-Header. No info available for 2021 Season. 
  • Bummed the  Milwaukee Wave won’t have a game? Sign up for their summer camps!
  • Up for a road trip? Head over to Madison to enjoy The Wisconsin Badgers Spring Game and Badger Kids’ Fair! No info available for 2021. 
  • Get your tickets for the Crossfit Games in Madison! July 27-Aug 1. 

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The Great Outdoors:

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