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Special Events

Milwaukee Recreation sponsors a number of exciting, special events throughout the year for all ages. While some events occur only once (be sure to also check the news section), many events are planned on an annual basis. Events which occur from year to year are consistently improved to attract more participation and increase customer satisfaction. Oftentimes the events may include community partners. Continue to check this page for updated happenings throughout the year and you will be sure to Experience Life!

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Mother & Son Superhero Night

Mother & Son Superhero Night

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s Mother & Son Super Hero Night! Come dressed as your favorite hero and join us for an evening of games, crafts, and snacks.

Bike Bazaar

Bike Bazaar

Riverside will host the Bike Bazaar, where new and used bikes, parts, and accessories will be for sale from a variety of vendors. There will also be a variety of arts and crafts vendors selling their products to get you ready for the holidays.

Winter Wonder Woods

Winter Wonder Woods

Celebrate winter in style with Milwaukee Recreation's Winter Wonder Woods! See Hawthorn Glen in a new light as you stroll a quarter-mile of our trails twinkling with holiday cheer. Over 18,000 lights will illuminate the beauty of the Glen, winding you through the woods and past displays.

Yoga Fest

Yoga Fest

If you spell yoga backwards it’s "ago y " - as in, you worked out years ago, why has it been so long? It’s time to stop looking backwards and start looking forward!

Daddy/Daughter Dance

Daddy Daughter Dance

Enjoy a night out with that special little girl in your life. Join us for a fun-filled evening of dancing, food, and prizes. Our live DJ will play the best dance hits from every era, and you won’t want to miss our annual tradition: the Cupid Shuffle!

Great American Cleanup

Hawthorn Glen

The "Cleanup" is Milwaukee's largest litter cleanup and community improvement program. As part of the nationwide Great American Cleanup effort (in conjunction with Keep America Beautiful), the event promotes environmental awareness while keeping litter and graffiti off the streets.

Turn on the Talent

Turn on the Talent

Since 2006, Turn on the Talent has grown to become an annual tradition among our MPS after-school programs.

Pitch, Hit & Run

Baseball players

Major League Baseball PITCH, HIT & RUN provides youngsters across the country the opportunity to participate in an exciting baseball skills competition. PITCH, HIT & RUN is a free national program that gives boys & girls ages 7 to 14 the chance to showcase their baseball abilities.

Seniorfest

Seniorfest

Seniorfest features live music, dancing, games, clinics, workshops, prizes, and more than 75 exhibitors!

Gilbert Brown Summer Youth Football Camp

Gilbert Brown Summer Youth Football Camp

Are you looking to take your game to the next level? Then come on out to North Division High School this summer and join Super Bowl champion Gilbert Brown!

Run Back to School

Run Back to School

The Run Back to School 5K race and 1.5-mile walk is the perfect way to kick off the school year for students, teachers, administrators, public officials, and community members!

Halloween Glen

Halloween Glen

This humorous and educational outdoor adventure is a great alternative to usual Halloween events. Actors will present interactive skits along the luminaria-lighted trails of Hawthorn Glen, Milwaukee Recreation’s 23- acre nature center.

Kick or Treat Kickball Tournament

Kick or Treat

Rally your friends and family for some Halloween-themed kickball this fall! Costumes are encouraged, and awards are given to the first and second place teams, as well as the best costume!

Twilight and Treat

Twilight and Treat

Join us at one of three Twilight Centers for trick or treating, games and activities, and arts and crafts! Fun for the entire family!

Reduced-Priced Tickets to Nearby Attractions

Reduced-Price Tickets

Milwaukee Recreation sells a variety of discounted tickets to nearby venues. Our current list includes reduced-priced tickets to venues at Chula Vista, Country Springs, Six Flags Great America, House on the Rock, Milwaukee County Zoo, Wisconsin Dells, and more...

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