Milwaukee transforms itself each season – bringing to its residents and visitors activities to entertain both young and old alike. We are the City of Festivals! Summers are filled with music and food festivals at our expansive and majestic lake front parks. From Summerfest, Bastille days, Italian Festa, German Fest and Polish Fest, to Jazz in the Park, enjoying the summer in Milwaukee is about fun, sun, fireworks, and festivals.
Our winters are filled with sport activities including ice skating, downhill and cross country skiing and sledding. Our sled hills are legendary and part of our greatest treasure, the Milwaukee County Parks. The arts play a significant role in Milwaukee.
We are home to a world renowned Symphony, a grand Opera Company, Milwaukee Ballet, a theatre district and a generous community that supports these important city assets. Major league sports are not limited to our beloved Green Bay Packers. The Milwaukee Bucks pro-basketball, Milwaukee Brewers Baseball, Admirals Hockey and Wave Soccer play a significant role in our community.
The revitalization of our downtown has opened the door to new and innovative restaurants and clubs. Nightlife in Milwaukee is full of energy and excitement and sees major internationally recognized talent performing at various concert venues throughout the city. From great shopping, international foods, a wide range of music and sports, Milwaukee is the best kept secret of the Midwest.
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Milwaukee is located on the western shore of Lake Michigan. It is the largest city in Wisconsin and the 22nd largest city in the United States. The metro Milwaukee area is made up of 5 counties (Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Washington, Waukesha and Racine). The metro area is home to more than 1.7 million residents. Southeast Wisconsin is a blend of rural, suburban and urban communities located in the heart of the upper Midwest. Milwaukee enjoys over 64 million people within a 600 mile radius. Our closest major city is 75 miles to our south, Chicago.
Statehood: Mary 29, 1848 (30th state)
Nickname: Badger State
Motto: “A Great Place on a Great Lake”
State Bird: Robin
State Flower: Wood Violet
State Tree: Sugar Maple