Upcoming Events

Harbor District Kayak Tour

Wednesday, July 24
Wednesday, September 18
5:15 pm
Milwaukee Kayak Company
318 S. Water St.

Milwaukee Kayak Company is excited to partner with Harbor District, Inc. as we paddle through our Harbor and up the KK River.  Both trips will be similar as we paddle along highlighting and talking about some of the cool projects that are happening in the Harbor District – both on the water and on-land.

These trips are fun, educational, safe and casual. They are perfect for anyone looking to experience the sport of kayaking, make a nice outing for family and friends and makes the perfect date night too!

• Cost: $35 per person; $15 will be donated back to Harbor District, Inc.
• Space is limited | online pre-registration required
• If this trip needs to be canceled due to weather and river conditions, we will notify you by phone and/or email and you will receive a full refund.

For more info and to register, visit and check out the Facebook event page.

Past Events


Harbor Fest 2019

September 8, 2019
11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Outside the UWM School of Freshwater Sciences
600 E. Greenfield Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53204

Join us for a free, family-friendly celebration of all things fish & boats on the 600 block of East Greenfield Avenue. Check out Harbor View Plaza, enjoy live music, local food, boat rides, the Milwaukee Boat Parade & more.  For more info click the logo the Harbor District logo and visit the Facebook event page.

Play Streets

Sunday, July 28
Sunday, August 18
Sunday, September 8 (during Harbor Fest)
1:00 to 4:00 pm each day
East end of Greenfield Avenue (600 E. Greenfield Ave.)

Bring the family to Play Streets! Check out our new waterfront park, Harbor View Plaza, and enjoy sports, games, arts & crafts, biking, and roller skating right on the street!  Feel free to bring your bike, scooter, or roller skates along, as the street will be blocked off to traffic for play.  See the Facebook event page here.

Cream City Classic 2019

Saturday, August 10
8:00 to 11:00 am
In the Milwaukee River between the Third Ward, Walker’s Point, and the Harbor District

The 2nd annual Cream City Classic is an open water swim race in the Milwaukee River! We all have a right to fishable, swimmable waters and this race aims to bring that front & center. Let’s celebrate the progress made in river revitalization efforts, promote ongoing stewardship, address issues of access and water safety, and highlight swimming as a life skill for all Milwaukee residents.

Let’s reclaim these waters for all on August 10th!
More info and registration here:

Organized by Milwaukee Water Commons with support from Milwaukee Riverkeeper, University of Wisconsin Sea Grant/Water Resources Institutes & Harbor District MilwaukeeFacebook event page here.