Not a washout, but storm chances remain for over six area festivals this weekend

NOW: Not a washout, but storm chances remain for over six area festivals this weekend


One of Milwaukee's many nicknames is "City of Festivals" mainly thanks to Summerfest and the plethora of ethnic festivals that happen at the Summerfest grounds all summer long. This weekend, Milwaukee and the surrounding communities live up to the name with festivals all over the place. Here's a rundown on the details of each festival and what to expect weather wise.

Starting Friday is the Lakefront Festival of Art. The event held of the grounds of the Milwaukee Art Museum is held on Friday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more details, click here.

Friday's forecast looks pretty good with rain chances staying mainly to the south Friday evening. Saturday also looks pretty good but watch for thunderstorms on Sunday.

Greek Fest also starts Friday at the Wisconsin State Fairgrounds. The event runs Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. For more details, click here.

Friday or Saturday would be the days to go to Greek Fest with storms looking likely Sunday.

Hart Fest also gets going in Wauwatosa on Friday and continues into Saturday. For details, click here.

More festivals get going Saturday. Highlighting those is Cedarburg's Strawberry Fest which draws about 100,000 people on an average year. Strawberry Fest starts at 10 a.m. both Saturday and Sunday and runs until 6 p.m. Saturday and 5 p.m. Sunday. For details, click here.

A shower or storm can't be ruled out when streets open Saturday morning otherwise the rest of Saturday looks good. Unfortunately, Sunday looks pretty wet.

Bloody Mary Fest is making its first appearance in the Deer District on the Fiserv Forum Plaza Saturday and Sunday. The ticketed event has multiple sessions. For more details, click here. The best chance to not get wet is the Saturday afternoon session.

Just a few days before Summerfest, the Summerfest grounds won't be quiet. Taco Fest is happening Saturday from noon until 5 p.m. The event is sold out. For more details, click here. The forecast looks dry and good to go!

Cuban Fest is only happening on Sunday. The event moves this year to Oak Creek's Drexel Town Square and is hosted by Cubanitas. The event runs from noon until 7 p.m. For more details, click here.

Unfortunately, the forecast doesn't look great for the one-day festival. Scattered showers and storms are expected most of Sunday, but a few dry breaks may be possible.

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