Things To Do In Milwaukee

10th Annual Chili Cook-Off for Two or Four on September 27 at Milwaukee Harley-Davidson (Up to 55% Off)

Milwaukee Harley-Davidson

Milwaukee Harley-Davidson

$30 $15

Cook-off showcases more than 80 chili varieties, craft-beer and liquor tastings, pumpkin patch, and music; benefits mental-health charity

$149 for a Horse-Drawn Wagon Ride for Up to 12 from Milwaukee Coach and Carriage ($300 Value)

Milwaukee Coach and Carriage

Milwaukee

$300 $149

Horse-drawn wagons ferry up to 12 passengers past downtown Milwaukee sites on a tour to the lakefront

$25 for Wild Goose Chase Urban Beer Scavenger Hunt for Team of Two on Saturday, September 13 ($50 Value)

Team Player Productions

Stubby’s Pub & Grub

$50 $25

Goose Island Beer Company sponsors beer-drinking scavenger hunt, in which teams of two race through Milwaukee in search of five golden eggs

Private Dance Lessons and Practice Parties at Fred Astaire Pewaukee (Up to 89% Off). Three Options Available.

Fred Astaire Pewaukee

Pewaukee

$128 $20

Studio cofounded by Fred Astaire trains students with a curriculum that breaks social dances down into easily combined components

$35 for Six Weeks of Unlimited Boot-Camp Classes at Monkey Bar Gym ($225 Value)

Monkey Bar Gym

Third Ward

$225 $35

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Certified trainers lead small-group boot camps with hands-on instruction

$60 for a Shooting-Range Package for Two with Safety Gear at Brew City Shooter's Supply ($105.98 Value)

Brew City Shooter's Supply

Layton Park

$105.98 $60

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Owned and operated by military veterans with an eye toward safety; training facility with 14 pistol lanes and 2 rifle lanes

Three-Hour Pontoon-Boat Rental Monday–Friday for Up to 12 from Smokey's Bait Shop (50% Off).

Smokey's Bait Shop

Pewaukee

$150 $75

Spacious pontoon boats ferry up to 12 passengers comfortably across Pewaukee Lake

Green Bay Chill Legends Football Game at US Cellular Arena on Saturday, June 14 (Up to 52% Off). Two Seating Options.

LA Temptation vs. Green Bay Chill

US Cellular Arena

$33.50 $16

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The Chill look to showcase their defensive prowess as they host the L.A. Temptation

Kayak, Canoe, Paddleboat, and Standup Paddleboard Rentals from Wheel Fun Rentals (Up to 54% Off). Two Options Available.

Wheel Fun Rentals

Veteran's Park

$35 $16

Rentable standup paddleboards, paddleboats, canoes, and kayaks escort people down the pristine waterways of Veteran's Park lagoon

Airsoft with Optional Equipment Rental for Two or Four, or a 10-Rental Punch Card at Airsoft Jungle Club (Up to 55% Off)

Airsoft Jungle Club

Milwaukee

$30 $15

An indoor airsoft arena with wood buildings, hallways, and open spaces; referees monitor close-quarters battles

One or Three Months of Kung Fu, Kenpo, and Tai Chi Classes at Rising Dragon Martial Arts (Up to 73% Off)

Rising Dragon Martial Arts

Milwaukee

$90 $29

Master Instructor Steve Jungmann teaches traditional Chinese martial arts forms alongside full-contact sparring

Three or Six Weeks of Boot Camp at Mission: Metabolism Bootcamp (Up to 61% Off)

Mission: Metabolism Bootcamp

Bay View

$99 $39

Trainers blend circuit and interval training to blast calories and encourage muscles to keep consuming energy well after the workout

Bootcamp Classes at EMPOWERED Bootcamps & Fitness (Up to 84% Off). Two Options Available.

EMPOWERED Boot camps & Fitness

Juneau Town

$305 $49

Motivating trainers help students get fit in boot camp classes that employ high-intensity intervals of resistance and cardio training

$45 for an Indoor Rock-Climbing Membership & Intro Climbing Lessons at Adventure Rock Indoor Climbing Gym ($125 Value)

Adventure Rock Indoor Climbing Gym

Brookfield

$125 $45

Package includes membership for six weeks, one On The Rocks introductory lesson, and gear rental

10 or 16 Martial-Arts Classes and Uniform with Option for Test and a Graduation Belt at Go2Karate (94% Off)

Go2Karate

On Location

$324 $20

Students don uniforms for classes in karate, tae kwon do, or krav maga

Beginners' Rock Climbing Class with Gear and Optional 10-Visit or Two-Month Pass at Milwaukee Turners (50% Off)

Milwaukee Turners

Kilbourn Town

$58 $29

26 ft. top ropes, two bouldering areas & tread wall send climbers to new heights during open gym or classes that teach safety & belaying

Distillery Tour for Two, Four, or Six at Great Lakes Distillery (50% Off)

Great Lakes Distillery

Walker's Point

$14 $7

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A tour highlights the small-batch production of spirits such as gin, vodka, and whiskey and is followed by a tasting

Rooftop Fireworks Show from Milwaukee Skydeck (53% Off). Three Options Available.

Skydeck's Top Shelf Events Incorporated

Milwaukee War Memorial

$80 $38

Lakefront location with private rooftop view of Big Bang fireworks, DJ, private bathrooms, and cash bar with wine, beer, cocktails, and soda

"Body Worlds & The Cycle of Life" for Two at the Milwaukee Public Museum, May 31–June 20, 2014 (Up to 50% Off)

Milwaukee Public Museum

Milwaukee Public Museum

$50 $25

Discover the science and intrigue of the human body's inner workings and the effects of age in this presentation of the human form

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During Milwaukee Winter Fest, visitors of all ages can shake the snow from their sleeves inside a climate-controlled facility filled with festive lights and colorful decorations. There they can play in more than 50 attractions including inflated fun zones, carnival rides, and a 240-foot indoor zipline. Singers and musical acts take to the stage during scheduled events to inspire impromptu dance parties and prove once and for all that guitars can be used for more than just housing herb gardens.

400 West Kilbourn Avenue
Milwaukee,
WI
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Fashion Week MKE zooms in on the Milwaukee fashion scene by exalting all facets of beauty, style, and runway trends. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 3, local fashionistas will descend on MOCT, a bar and innovative gallery space. Here, visitors can intermingle with 20 local boutique vendors and keep up to date on the latest trends and labels while indulging in make-up demonstrations. Closet Essentials’ LeAnn Conway will also be on the scene, dressing models in looks for spring and summer and lending style tips. All the while, guest can feel free to grab a specialty cocktail and eats from local food trucks on hand.

The first 100 guests will receive a swag bag, and all guests have a chance to win prizes such as Pilates lessons, a photo shoot, a makeup party, or a sexy stare from a runway model. Event organizers will also hold a drive for prom-style dresses to be donated to prom-bound teenagers in need.

240 E Pittsburgh Ave.
Milwaukee,
WI
US

Equal parts running, pedaling, and paddling, The Tribal Challenge sends teams of two or more huffing and puffing across a 15-mile gauntlet rife with mental and physical challenges. Designed to replicate the tribulations of pre-industrial tribesmen, the route intersects three 5-mile legs with hunting and gathering missions. The fibers of endurance and camaraderie stretch to their limits as partners demonstrate specific survival skills that were essential before humans could simply buy meat from a butcher or trade dusty VHS tapes with monkeys in exchange for fruit. After completing the course, tribes can bask in the euphoria of accomplishment at a post-challenge powwow, where complimentary beers squelch thirst and live music from the Fire Water Festival helps cast a celebratory tone across the finish line.

4000 Estabrook Parkway
Milwaukee,
WI
US

Like mobile Knights of the Round Table, bikers sit in a circle on Science and Fun’s seven-person conference bikes. One rider steers while all passengers pedal, powering bikes as they cruise through the city or serve as low-key parade floats. Groups with sufficient manpower for two bikes can turn open, paved spaces or Bucketworks’ indoor arena into bicycle basketball courts. Each bike constitutes a team, and both teams launch a barrage of foam balls at their opponent’s bike-mounted hoop during four-minute rounds in a game adaptable to all ages and pending NBA contracts. While advance bike reservations ensure a circular steed, Science and Fun happily reschedules or cancels reservations that coincide with inclement weather.

2602 East Hampshire Street
Milwaukee,
WI
US

Not all runners are morning people, eagerly warming up before the latest crack-of-dawn race event. Luckily, the night owls have their own outlet: The Glo Run. The fluorescent 5K unleashes its participants into the dwindling light of the evening armed with glow sticks, glow-in-the dark bracelets, and light-up sunglasses. This illuminating paraphernalia helps them navigate the shadowy corners of the course, which features thumping music, lighting effects, and squirrels equipped with laser-beam eyes. At the finish line, runners and walkers can relish another staple of nighttime parties, dancing the evening away to rollicking tunes spun by a live DJ.

4533 North Oakland Avenue
Milwaukee,
WI
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One of several annual fundraising events dedicated to subsidizing the Milwaukee Air & Water Show, Bay View Wine Fest gathers quality wines and wine aficionados for an evening of enological appreciation. Vendors dispense pours of reds and whites that attendees can pair with samples of locally made cuisine, and sommeliers in training can treat their palates to a reserved wine-flight tasting. Partial proceeds from the event go to Wisconsin Adopt a Golden Retriever. If guests tire of the puppies in attendance they can boogie the night away on the festival dance floor.

3211 South Lake Drive
Milwaukee,
WI
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