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Harbor Fest

Harbor Fest returns, featuring sturgeon fest and boat parade

WHAT: HARBOR FEST

WHEN: SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25TH FROM 11 AM – 4 PM

WHERE: 600 BLOCK OF EAST GREENFIELD AVENUE IN THE HARBOR DISTRICT

Join Harbor District Milwaukee, Milwaukee Riverkeeper, and Riveredge Nature Center at Harbor Fest for another year of family fun celebrating all things fish, water, and boats! Harbor Fest will take place on Sunday, September 25, 2022 from 11am -4pm in front of UWM’s School of Freshwater Sciences (600 E. Greenfield Avenue). 

Release a baby sturgeon with Riveredge Nature Center, cheer on the artists and their boat floats during the Milwaukee Riverkeeper Boat Parade, and enjoy the live music, local food, and activities at Harbor Fest!

Attendees will be able to: 

  • Tour the UW-Milwaukee School of Freshwater Sciences
  • See the Milwaukee RiverKeeper MKE Boat Parade
  • Release a baby sturgeon with Riveredge Nature Center
  • Learn how to filet a fish with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
  • Take a free pontoon boat ride in the harbor
  • Watch art in the making 
  • Connect with Harbor District businesses and environmental groups
  • Climb a rock wall
  • Enjoy lunch from local food trucks and beer
  • Dance the afternoon away with special performances

And so much more! Stay tuned for updates as we get closer to the event.

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Education Programs

Education Programs

HDI has worked with a number of schools that fall within a two-mile radius of the Harbor District to create fun educational experiences. Students are given a number of in-person class visits by HDI staff that range from community building to ecologies and are then brought to the Harbor District for a field trip.

Field trips range from wildlife field data collection to boat tours of the Harbor District. Our educational programming is free and flexible. More information can be found in our brochure linked below.

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Neighborhood Advisory Committee (NAC)

Neighborhood Advisory Commitee (NAC)

The Neighborhood Advisory Committee is made up of nearby residents who serve as our neighborhood experts. The NAC advises us on outreach methods, event ideas, and decision-making that will benefit neighborhoods surrounding the Harbor District.

If you live in or near the Harbor District and would like to be a part of the NAC please contact Natalia Hernández at natalia@harbordistrict.org.