What’s the best thing about Memorial Day weekend? For us, it’s the fact that we have the opportunity to honor those who so bravely served our country and gave the ultimate sacrifice. While this should be something we always recognize, having a day for reflection on the calendar really brings attention to the very important matter.
Memorial Day weekend is also considered the unofficial start of summer. And while we serve clients all over the nation, our home office is in Milwaukee. And in Milwaukee, it gets pretty cold during the winter months. So when we see Memorial Day weekend coming up on the calendar, it’s a reason for excitement.
In addition to the simple fact that the weather will be warmer, there are some other reasons to look forward to Memorial Day weekend in Milwaukee. For example, there are some great Memorial Day weekend events in Milwaukee in 2019. We’ve compiled an active list of them below – and we’ll be adding as more events and dates are announced.
We hope to see you out and about in our great home city!
Memorial Day Weekend Events Milwaukee 2019
Milwaukee Memorial Day Ceremony
This event which remembers the fallen is held at Wood National Cemetery on South Oak Park Court in Milwaukee on Memorial Day. The ceremony starts at 9:25 a.m. and is celebrating its 89th year in 2019. There are shuttles available for those who need it. More information here.
Milwaukee Memorial Day Parade
The 154th Memorial Day parade will be held in Milwaukee on Memorial Day, May 27 and will be honoring the U.S. Army. The parade will begin at 2 p.m. at the corner of Fourth St. and Wisconsin Ave. It will then move east to the War Memorial Center for the wreath-laying ceremony, following by a band performance at 4 p.m.
Family Kite Festival
Fly a kite as a family from on May 25 and 26 at the 32nd annual Family Kite Festival in Veterans Park. The main attraction will be the Grand Launch of Kites that will take place at noon with an expected 500 kites being launched. More information here.
This growing event over the past few years takes place in the Brewery District at 1125 N. 9th St. on May 25. It will feature special craft and draft beer as well as three stages that will have live music throughout the day. More information here.
Milwaukee Makers Market
While the Makers Market starts on May 19, so it’s not technically a Memorial Day weekend activity – but why not get a jump on the fun? The market meets every third Sunday of the month at Discovery World, Ivy House MKE or the Colectivo in Bay View. A bonus May date will happen on May 31. More information here.
We will add events as more information becomes available. Get out and enjoy the nice weather!