It’s officially the most colorful time of year in the Midwest. For us, that means pulling out our coziest sweaters, indulging in one too many pumpkin spice lattes, and finding all the best Milwaukee October events to share with you here on the blog! Make sure to make the most of this beautiful, delicious season! Whether you’re attending an apple pie bake-off, a music festival, or getting your holiday shopping done months in advance, one fact remains true: cold weather is right around the corner. Now is the time to enjoy everything fall has to offer. Here’s a list of events to get you started.

Top Milwaukee October Events

ILLUMINATE Music Festival

This festival happens on October 11 from 7pm to 10pm at Veterans Park, and it’s definitely something you do not want to miss. Come out and celebrate our top local musical talent on Milwaukee’s beautiful lakefront. Student discounts and VIP tickets are available

Flannel Fest 2019

On Saturday, October 12, head over to Boon and Crockett to celebrate music, food, and of course, flannel. There is a long list of musical acts and food vendors, so you can bet there will be something for everyone. This year’s event is expected to be the biggest yet!

9th Annual Milwaukee Wing FestĀ 

For the ninth year in a row, Milwaukee Wing Fest will be returning to the Wisconsin State Fair Exposition Park. Last year, residents and visitors of Milwaukee showed up in their spookiest costumes and ate almost 37,000 wings! Be sure to join in the fun this year on October 27th to see if our city will break that already-impressive record.

Trick or Drink: Milwaukee Halloween Bar Crawl

This is a two day event, happening first on October 26th and again on October 31. Grab a group of your favorite people, and enjoy all the best drink specials at the best bars in town!

Whether you live here or are just passing through, this month is sure to offer something fun for every member of the family. We look forward to seeing you around the city!