Shop local, shop the Ward! Support Milwaukee retailers and shop the locally owned businesses in the Historic Third Ward.

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Small Business Saturday

Saturday, November 24, 2018
10am to 6pm

Join us for the 30th Anniversary of this old-fashioned Milwaukee favorite! Fireworks, tree lighting, Santa, and live reindeer kick off a festive month of holiday fun and shopping!

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Christmas in the Ward

Friday, November 30, 2018
5:30 – 8:30 pm

A quarterly celebration of art viewing and gallery hopping throughout downtown Milwaukee.

Fridays: 5 – 9pm
Saturdays: 10am – 4pm

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Gallery Night and Day

January 18 & 19, 2019

April 26 & 27, 2019

Embodying an art form created by French impressionists, plein air painters from around Wisconsin will leave their studios and paint “in the open air” capturing the life and vitality of Milwaukee’s most distinctive neighborhood.

You’re invited to watch the artists as they create. Step outside and you’ll find them in various picturesque locations throughout the Historic Third Ward July 14 through July 20, 2018.

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Plein Air Painting Competition

July 14 through July 20, 2018

We’re brewing up the ultimate caffeine boost! Stir up your morning and join us at Catalano Square on Tuesday, July 24, 2018 from 9:30 to 10:30am. Enjoy live entertainment by the Skylight Music Theatre and network with your downtown co-workers. 

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The World's Largest Coffee Break

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

9:30am to 10:30am

Stroll the historic streets, shop the neighborhood boutiques, and enjoy the culinary treats! For one amazing weekend, enjoy sales throughout the neighborhood.

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Sidewalk Sale

Saturday, August 4, 2018
10am to 5pm

Fantastic art, festival fun, and live music fill Broadway during this two-day street festival.

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Third Ward Art Festival

Saturday and Sunday
September 8 & 9, 2018
10am to 5pm

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