See the Milwaukee Brewers in Action
Whether you are a sports nut or just want to go out with your friends, a Milwaukee Brewer’s baseball game is where the action is at. Watch Ryan Braun smash homeruns out of Miller Park while enjoying some famous nachos or brats. The Milwaukee Brewer’s season lasts into the end of September which gives you some time to organize an outing. Make sure to go on a Friday night and bring your student ID. This gives you a nice discount on your ticket purchase. The seats will be in the nosebleeds, but who cares, you’re watching the Milwaukee Brewers.
Shake your maracas at Mexican Fiesta
Want to experience the fun of Mexico while at school in Milwaukee? Now is your chance at Mexican Fiesta located on the Summerfest grounds near the Lakefront. From August 27th to August 29th you can enjoy an authentic Mexican cuisine, relax and enjoy a mariachi band while sipping on some Tecate, and even watch a real Lucha Libre wrestling match. The best thing about Mexican Fiesta is the Hot Wheelz Auto Show. Contestants display their modified and tricked out cars for all to see. You can get more information on Mexican Fiesta on their website at www.mexicanfiesta.org.
Hit up Bradford Beach before it freezes over
School may be starting but the weather is still hot and sunny, which means one thing: the beach.
Bradford Beach is Milwaukee’s best place to go swimming, catch some sun rays, and play some beach volleyball with your friends. The beach also makes running and playing ultimate frisbee much more exciting. Bradford Beach is only slightly over a mile east of campus, easily accessible via bus and is open seven days a week for your enjoyment. Get out there before the temperature plummets!
While you are at Marquette, you need to visit the famous Oktoberfest in Glendale. Easily accessible with your bus pass, the festival features authentic German cuisine, dances and much more. If you are over the age of twenty-one, the plethora of alcohol in frosty mugs will satisfy your thirst. Oktoberfest takes place the four weekends after Labor Day so you have no excuse to miss it. Find out how to get tickets at www.bavarianinnmilw.com/Events/Oktoberfest.html
Once you get a little too used to hanging around Wells and Kilbourn every Saturday night, you may want to drive down Farwell and hit the East side for a little fun. You can find a delicious Italian cuisine providing a little bit of class. Or if just want to look at some interesting scenery, there’s always a student from UW-Milwaukee hanging around. Brady Street is a nice switch from Wisconsin. You can keep the college atmosphere, but there’s also good food and a lot more people. And unlike the rest of the events, it’s open all year round.
Most people only think of the Summerfest grounds for Summerfest, if the fact that the “Summerfest grounds” has become the standard name for Henry W. Maier Festival Park didn’t give it away. Luckily, the Marcus Amphitheater does not only have concerts during Summerfest so make a point of checking out when your favorite bands are there. Granted there are not too many great bands which come while Summerfest is in session and keeping in mind we all have different tastes, make sure you check out a schedule just in case your favorite band is there. Or you can at least keep this information in mind if you want to pre-order Summerfest tickets.
If you want a little adventure and a chance to harness your hunting skills, you should visit the oldest indoor paintball field in the entire world. Figures it would be in Milwaukee. If you don’t have your equipment, that’s fine since it’s included anyways. There are group discounts if you want to talk your o-staffer into taking your group some place no one else will think of. Dave would be much obliged. And if your o-staffer doesn’t think it would be a good idea, you can organize it yourself. After all, you need an adrenaline rush at least once in a while. It’s not like you’re going to get that at Jazz in the Park. Nothing against jazz of course, but it’s more of a parents’ weekend activity. Paintball is all the other weekends including Lil Sibs’.
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