So, so, so much to do in Waukesha this (and every) summer. I can't wait to take it all in.
Here is just a sprinkling of events that I can think of to kick off your summer.
Waukesha Friday Night Live - Every Friday from June thru October the streets of downtown Waukesha becomes a festival of fun with the streets closed down and many stages of music set up. See great local acts, check out the shops and enjoy yourself while meeting up with thousands of other Waukesha friends.
Waukesha Farmer's Market - Since 2008, I have seen this steadily grow in size and variety of vendors. It is now over 100 vendors with all sorts of things - plants, veggies, candles, woodwork, jewelry, meat, popcorn, flowers and much, much more. Every Saturday morning from May - October you can find Riverfront Plaza shut down between Broadway & Barstow and full of lively vendors.
Carl Zach Cycling Classic - Watched this for the first time last year and it was exciting. How these folks can stay on those skinny tires around the tight turns of downtown Waukesha at the speed they are going, completely boggles my mind and gives more props to them from me!
Gibson Guitar Town & Murals - Walk through the historic downtown area and you can't help but see murals everywhere! Many of them relate to music and Les Paul (The Wizard of Waukesha) that started three years ago as part of Waukesha being designated a Gibson Guitar Town. But a few other businesses have other murals as well - Waukesha Tattoo Company, Bernie's Tap Room (inside), Couri Insurance and Discount Liquor.
Outdoor Dining -
People's Park roof is a popular stop with great views of the city.
Sprizzo's artistic outdoor area is a nice place to take in the sites of the streets.
Magellan's retracting windows to open up the whole bar to the outdoors is awesome.
Bosco's back patio is covered from the elements, has lawn games and big TVs to take in the games.
Sloppy Joe's offers outdoor games like hula hoop and bean bag toss to those walking by.
Divino Gelato has nice benches and a few tables to enjoy the downtown with a sweet treat.
Jackson's & Bernie's have a few tables available to enjoy dinner at on the sidewalk.
The Steaming Cup has a lot of tables to take in your morning or afternoon coffee.
Just outside of downtown on Grand is La Estacion with excellent Mexican cuisine and a gorgeous stone patio.
If I missed any more, I apologize!
There is plenty more planned for downtown this summer, including more live music throughout the week and weekends, parades, events, charity run/walks....you name it....Waukesha has it going on. Hope you can come down and check it out soon!