Riverwest's Locust Street Festival and Beer Run will happen June 11
Riverwest's 41st annual Locust Street Festival and Beer Run will happen on Sunday, June 11 from 11:30 AM to 8:00 PM.
The event will take place on East Locust Street between Humboldt and Holton Streets and will feature six outdoor music stages, over 30 local bands, artists, vendors, drumcircle, childrens activities, food, drink and over 15,000 people
At 11:30 AM Alderman Nik Kovak will kick off the festivities when he fires the starters pistol for the Riverwest BeerRun /Walk sending hundreds of runners (last years count, 1100) through the streets of Riverwest on the traditional 1.8 mile Beer Run/ Walk with 4 Beer Stops. Trophies will be handed out in a variety of categories including 75 and up to accommodate the oldest runner at 82-years-old.
Early registration is advised but participants may sign up from 9:00 AM until 11:00 AM on the day of the festival.
Music and dancing in the street will be non-stop with over 30 bands on six outdoor stages presented by The Tracks Tavern, Lakefront Brewery, Linneman’s Riverwest Inn, Klingers East, The Riverwest Public House, Black Husky Brewery, and The Wisconsin Veterans Stage. Fest goers will find a full compliment of musical flavors from rock to country, blues and latin. Folks of all ages can make their own music at the popular Drum Circle on the corner of Locust & Bremen hosted by the Milwaukee Public Theatre.