Harbor Fest

Saturday, October 7, 2017 – 11am to 4pm

600 E. Greenfield Ave, Milwaukee

Free Festival Parking in lots at 1st & Greenfield and 2nd & Greenfield

Join us for a day on the Waterfront!

Harbor District presents the first ever Harbor Fest, a day of food, music, fish, and boats outside the UWM School of Freshwater Sciences.

A highlight of the event will be a boat parade at noon, featuring decorated “art barges”. We’ll also have paddling lessons, tours of the UWM Research Vessel Neeskay, and kids’ activities with the Sea Scouts.

Wisconsin DNR will be on hand to offer fishing demos, including how to clean and cook your fish. You can meet some of the fish that live in our area – including baby sturgeon! And Screaming Tuna will show you how to roll sushi.

Live music and entertainment kicks off with a salsa lesson at 11:00 and finishes with local favorites Nabori giving you a chance to show off your new steps.

All day at Harbor Fest booths:

  • Boat Building Activities with All Hands Boat Works
  • Sushi Rolling Classes with Screaming Tuna
  • The Asian Carp Experience with Great Lakes CCC
  • Live Sturgeon and Harbor Fish
  • Bobbing for Apples at V. Marchese’s Tent
  • Hands-On Activities at SWWT Water
  • Hands-On Activities at Sea Scouts
  • Hands-On Activities at Ink to the People
  • Activity at Gruber Law Offices & United Health Care
  • Activity at Modern Woodmen of America
  • Visit the Port’s table

Schedule for the Day

11 AM

11:30 AM

12 PM

12:30 PM

1:00 PM

1:30 PM

2 PM

2:30 PM

3 PM

3:30 PM

Thank you to our sponsors:

Thank you to our official music sponsor:

Thank you to our in-kind sponsors:


Contact Molly McLaughlin at or call 414.643.1266 x 3