DNR Fishing Clinics

LEARN how TO FISH WITH THE Department of Natural Resources and the Harbor District

Join the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources FREE Fishing Clinics in partnership with the Milwaukee Harbor District. In 2023, the Harbor District coordinated seven fishing clinics that were held Sunday evenings from 4p.m. – 7p.m. A great opportunity to teach kids how to fish!  

Stay tuned for Summer 2024 dates coming soon!


Wild Bearies

Wild bearies planting workshop

Join Wild Bearies for an interactive planting workshop at the Harbor View Plaza (600 E Greenfield Avenue) on June 10 from 3:30-5:30pm. 
Participants will learn how the lunar cycles affect the growth of native flowers and take home an Anise Hyssop seedling. All supplies are included.  
Email Nora to register: 
Spots are limited.
Únase a Wild Bearies para un taller interactivo de plantación en Harbor View Plaza (600 E Greenfield Avenue) el 10 de junio de 3:30 a 5:30 p.m.
Los participantes aprenderán cómo los ciclos lunares afectan el crecimiento de las flores nativas y se llevarán a casa una plántula de hisopo de anís. Todos los suministros están incluidos.
Envíe un correo electrónico a Nora para registrarse:
Los espacios para el taller son limitados. 

Indigenous Elegance

Indigenous Elegance: A Celebration of Culture and Identity, Fashion Show featuring Indigenous fashion designer Sabrina Lombardo, founder of Native Nation Designs. This is a free, family-friendly event open to the public taking place June 14 at the Harbor View Plaza (600 E Greenfield Ave) from 5 to 8 p.m.

The event will be open to the public starting at 5 p.m., and the fashion show will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m. Seating will be first come, first serve, so be there early to snag a spot. After all seats are filled there will be standing room only. This is an outdoor venue, so please remember sunscreen and / or umbrellas for sun protection!

This showcase will feature one of a kind Native Nation Designs garments and accessories that aim to uplift and highlight Indigenous culture and voices in Milwaukee. The fashion show, however, isn’t the only thing to look forward to!You will be able to purchase goods from Indigenous vendors and food from local vendors while enjoying music from cumbia DJ artists Ambulante Y Clandestino!

We look forward to honoring and celebrating the diverse Indigenous cultures in our city with the Harbor District Milwaukee’s first ever fashion show! Joy Engine is proud to sponsor this event through our 2024 Community Challenge Grant!


Yenepa Herbals
Song of the Sun Ceramics
Moth Spit Arts
Little Earth Creations
Felonee Marie Artistry
Sweetgrass, Land, Beadwork by Sarah Barron
Jewelry/Quilt work by Katie Latisha
Ina Maka
and much more!

Will we see you there?

Community Engagement Events Our Work

Summer En La Plaza

Congratulations to our 2024 Summer en La Plaza Grant Winners!

This year Harbor District BID 51 is awarding $9K to local organizations, artists and community members to host a free family-friendly event at the Harbor View Plaza (600 East Greenfield Avenue)!

Don’t miss out on these great events!

¡Felicitaciones a nuestros ganadores de la Beca de Verano en La Plaza!

¡Este año Harbor District BID 51 está otorgando $9K a organizaciones locales, artistas y miembros de la comunidad para organizar un evento familiar gratuito en Harbor View Plaza (600 East Greenfield Avenue)!

¡No te pierdas estos grandes eventos!


Email Nora Godoy- González, Harbor District Placemaking Director at

Mándale un correo electrónico a la Directora de Relaciones Comunitarias, Nora Godoy- González, a

Community Engagement Events Our Work

Harbor Fest

join us for harbor fest

Location: 600 E. Greenfield Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53204

Date: Sunday, September 29, 2024

Time: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.


A variety of volunteer opportunities and time slots available! 

 Volunteers receive:
A Harbor Fest T-Shirt
One Food Truck Meal Ticket

Harbor Fest is a day where memories for 4,500+ Milwaukeeans are made against the backdrop of Milwaukee’s flourishing inner harbor and in front of UW-Milwaukee’s School of Freshwater Sciences.

This free, family-friendly street and water festival shows off all our harbor offers. The collaboration of Riveredge Nature Center and Harbor District to host Sturgeon Fest and Harbor Fest together solidifies this event as one not to miss!

For inquires, please email