Tell us if you can relate: You wake up in the morning, remember that it’s summer in Milwaukee, and then reality sets in: Most of your favorite warm-weather events, festivals, and activities have been cancelled.
It’s disappointing to be sure, but as our care team at Krause Funeral Home has discussed, there are still plenty of ways to soak up the sun and fun in our wonderful city. We’ve gathered our favorite ideas for making the most of the next couple of months, regulations and all.
- Go to a drive-in movie. The new Milky Way Drive-In, located at the Ballpark Commons in Franklin, opened Memorial Day weekend and is schedule to run through Labor Day. With a limit of 150 vehicles, “car hop” style concessions, and two shows daily when the Milwaukee Milkmen are playing away games, this is a great option for the whole family. Or head over to Parking Lot Cinema at the Marcus Majestic in Brookfield for a double feature in the theater’s parking lot beginning at sundown. Traditional theatre concession stand items are available, as well as pizza, burgers, and more.
- Explore nature one trail at a time. Milwaukee County offers a network of trails that include woodlands, prairie, beaches, and more. Check out the Wehr Nature Center’s 220 acres of nature preserve with 5 miles of trails, or the lnon stone staircases charming foot bridges at Seven Bridges Trail in Grant Park.
- Stroll through a farmers market. Nothing says summer and community support like visiting a farmers market to purchase local produce and products. From Waukesha to West Allis, Delafield to Dousman, New Berlin to Menominee Falls, you won’t have to travel far to find a market near you. Before heading out, take note of hours and shopper guidelines.
- Visit with animals. While the Milwaukee County Zoo is open as an “outdoor only” experience with limited online reservations, there are other options in the area to get up close and personal with animals. The Green Meadows Petting Farm in East Troy is full of animals that love to interact with visitors, and Safari Lake Geneva offers guests a drive through a unique wildlife preserve that is home to animals from around the world.
- Grab a meal at a food truck. Waukesha County Airport/Crites Field will host two food trucks each Friday through Labor Day, Port Washington’s Food Truck Festival and Friday Night Flicks is coming up in August, and the Traveling Food Truck Series runs in different parks and areas through October.
Our Krause Funeral Home care team hopes you are making the most of one of Milwaukee’s most beautiful seasons. If you are ever in need of our services or have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.