Riverwest's 44th annual Locust Street Festival and Beer Run/Walk returns June 12

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Riverwest's 44th annual Locust St. Festival and Beer Run returns on Sunday, June 12. 

The event on East Locust Street, between Humboldt and Holton Streets, features six outdoor music stages, over 40 local bands, over 100 arts and crafts vendors, food, drink, and over 15,000 people.

Festivities start at 11:30 a.m.

Milwaukee Alderman Nik Kovak will kick off the event with the Riverwest Beer Run/Walk, sending hundreds of runners through the streets of Riverwest on the 1.8 mile run with four mandatory beer stops, sponsored by Lakefront Brewery, with a different beer at ever stop. 

Early registration for the walk/run online is advised but participants can sign up from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. the day of the festival. 

According to a news release, music and dancing in the street will be non-stop with over 30 bands on six outdoor stages presented by The Tracks Tavern, celebrating 52 years in business, Lakefront Brewery, Linneman’s Riverwest Inn, Klingers East, Shriners, and Guitars for Vets.

Fest goers will find a full compliment of musical flavors from rock to country, blues and Latin. 

The Tropoli Shriners will be the beneficiary of the Beer Run this year. They will have their midget cars starting the beer run and will be available for photos with the kids later on in the day.

For more information on Locust Street Festival, CLICK HERE

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