Community Events

The City of West Allis hosts many festivals, celebrations, parades, and events throughout the year, and we invite residents and visitors to join us!

Holiday Celebrations

halloween in the park - saturday, oct. 19 | 4 - 8 p.m.

Greenfield Park, Picnic Area 3

Little ghouls and goblins will love the Community Alliance Against Drugs (CAAD) Halloween in the Park! Come in costume to enjoy hayrides, cookie decorating, spooky and silly activities, and more. Connect with CAAD on Facebook for more information. 

halloween hunt - SATURDAY, OCT. 26 | 10 A.M. - NOON

Greenfield Ave from 70th – 76th St.

The West Allis Downtown Business Improvement District (BID) will hold its Halloween Hunt along Greenfield Ave. on Saturday, Oct. 26 from 10 a.m. to noon. Visitors are encouraged to come in costume for Halloween treats from participating West Allis Downtown merchants. For more information, visit the West Allis Downtown Business Improvement District website.

trick or treat - sunday, oct. 27 | 4 - 7 p.m.

Residents are encouraged to light their porch/post light if they are participating in trick or treat. 

TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY & CHRISTMAS PARADE - Saturday, DEC. 7

Join your neighbors for the Tree Lighting Ceremony at Centennial Plaza, 7525 W Greenfield Ave., followed by the West Allis Christmas Parade down Greenfield Ave. from State Fair Park to 70th St., then South to Orchard Ave. Enjoy the premier nighttime Christmas parade in Milwaukee! 

The parade is sponsored by the Christmas Parade subcommittee of the West Allis Events committee. 

New year's eve family night - tuesday, dec. 31 | 5 - 9 p.m.

West Allis Central High School, 8516 W. Lincoln Ave.

Ring in the New Year as a family with kid-friendly activities and an early balloon drop! Inflatables, basketball, swimming, DJ music, and other activities make this event a family favorite. Connect with CAAD on Facebook for more information. 

food festivals, arts, Shopping, & More

MARKET PLACE AT WEST ALLIS FARMERS MARKET | FIRST & THIRD SUNDAY OF JUNE - OCTOBER

Market Place is a fun outdoor shopping experience held at the West Allis Farmers Market on the first and third Sunday of June - October. The grounds of the West Allis Farmers Market come alive with vendors selling everything from crafts to antiques to tools, record albums to jewelry to knit goods. Part craft fair, part rummage sale, Market Place is seeking new vendors for 2019 to offer a diverse and exciting experience to shoppers. 

Market Place will be held on June 2 and 16; July 7 and 21; August 4 and 18; Sept. 1 and 16; Oct. 6 and 20. Interested vendors may learn more about joining Market Place by downloading our information packet (PDF).

west allis downtown classic car show - sunday, oct. 6 | 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Greenfield Ave. from 70th - 76th

Rev your engines! Show your car or stroll the Avenue to view hundreds of vehicles on display. Great food, music, and kids' activities make this event an annual favorite! Admission is free. Learn more about this event from the West Allis Downtown Business Improvement District.

shop small west allis | Nov. 1 - 30

Shop the local, independent businesses of West Allis during the month of November and be sure to save your receipts. Later in the month, West Allis Downtown Business Improvement District will collect your receipts. For every $10 you've spent, you'll receive an entry into a prize drawing for gift baskets donated by local businesses. Learn more about this event from the West Allis Downtown Business Improvement District.

community breakfast of thanks & giving - monday, nov. 25 | 8 a.m.

Hampton Inn Milwaukee West

Join the West Allis Community Improvement Foundation for a delicious buffet breakfast and keynote speaker. Celebrate the giving spirit of the community by donating non-perishable food items to be donated to local food pantries. All proceeds from the Breakfast of Thanks & Giving will be donated to local food pantries as well. Learn more from the West Allis Community Improvement Foundation's website.

Photo of Products for Sale at West Allis Christkindlmarkt 2018Christkindlmarkt - Friday & Saturday, Dec. 6 & 7 | 5:30 - 9 p.m. (Friday), 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. (Saturday)

West Allis Farmers Market , 6501 W. Greenfield Ave.

Shop a traditional outdoor European-style market featuring nearly 100 holiday gift vendors, specialty food retailers, and artisan crafters. Sample gluhwein, a hot mulled wine, or your favorite spirits. Enjoy hot foods and live music, plus carolers, a visit from Santa, and much more. Admission is free. Learn more through West Allis Cheese & Sausage Shoppe and Eat West Allis. 


WEST ALLIS HISTORICAL SOCIETY HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE - SUNDAY, DEC. 8 | 1  - 4 P.M.

West Allis Historical Society, 8405 W. National Ave.

Everyone is welcome to visit West Allis Historical Society during their annual open houses. Enjoy light refreshments as you browse the West Allis Historical Museum. Learn what it was like to attend school in the 1800s in the Log Cabin Schoolhouse. Discover West Allis' history and walk the historical trail of Honey Creek Park. Admission is free. Visit the West Allis Historical Society website for more information.