Milwaukee’s other ethnic fests
BY LORI RACKL July 20, 2011 5:30PM
Updated: July 21, 2011 2:17AM
Milwaukee is focusing on China this summer, but the “City of Festivals” is an equal opportunity enjoyer when it comes to international celebrations.
Afraid you’re too late this year for the country’s largest Polish festival, which took place last month.
And the city’s annual Arab World Fest is on hiatus because the event, typically held in August, conflicts with the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.
But Milwaukee still has plenty of ethnic fests on the horizon, including Festa Italiana, which starts today:
Sicilian brass marching band, religious procession following Sunday mass and nightly fireworks; festaitaliana.com.
Brats, beer, music and a Markplatz stocked with German gifts; germanfest.com.
More than a dozen stages featuring Irish music and dance, coupled with a wide range of cultural activities; irishfest.com.
Mariachi bands, traditional dancers and artisans from all over Mexico — and Ecuador; mexicanfiesta.org.
Indian Summer Festival
Native American storytellers, crafts, dance troupes and pow wow; indiansummer.org.