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

Memorial Day Parade & memorial service - Monday, May 27 | 10 a.m. (parade) 11 a.m. (Photo of Children on Memorial Day 2017service)

Veterans Memorial Park, 70th & National Ave.

Each year, a Memorial Day Program supported by the City of West Allis and coordinated by The Allied Veterans' Organizations of West Allis takes place each at Veterans' Memorial Park at South 69th Street and W. National Avenue The program begins with a parade, followed by a memorial service. Join us as we honor and remember. 

INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE & Celebration - Tuesday, july 2 | 7 p.m.

Veterans Memorial Park, 70th & National Ave.

West Allis goes all out for Independence Day and makes the celebration last for days. The Independence Day Youth Judging Competition allow children 12 and under to show their patriotic pride by decorating bikes, coaster wagons, doll strollers, and creating their own patriotic costumes to show off the red, white, and blue. The Independence Day parade starts at 77th Street and Greenfield Avenue and proceeds to Veterans' Park at 70th Street and National Avenue, where post-parade entertainment including music and games provides fun for all ages. 

independence day grandstand show & fireworks - Thursday, july 4 | 8:30 p.m.

State Fair Park, 640 S. 84th St.

Celebrate the 4th of July with a live, family-friendly concert followed by fireworks. Admission is free.

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. 

CHRISTMAS Photo of Santa in West Allis Christmas Parade 2017ON THE AVENUE, TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY & CHRISTMAS PARADE - Saturday, DEC. 7

On the first Saturday of December, the holiday season in West Allis is kicked off with Christmas on the Avenue along Greenfield Ave. between 76th St. and 70th St. Events include a morning breakfast with Santa, music, games, hayrides, shopping specials, s'mores, and more! Christmas on the Avenue is organized by the West Allis Downtown Business Improvement District. Check the BID website for information about this year's event.

At the end of the day, watch 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

curds & Kegs | Wednesday, May 22 | 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.

West Allis Farmers Market, 6501 W. National Ave.

Cheese, drinks, live music, and more, enjoyed outdoors at the beautiful West Allis Farmers Market! Sample cheese and spirits from over 50 Wisconsin cheesemakers, distilleries, and breweries. This event is co-sponsored by West Allis Cheese & Sausage Shoppe and Eat West Allis. 

dine & Dash - Saturday, June 1 | 10 a.m. - Restaurants close

Various locations throughout West Allis

Gather your team and tackle the food challenges presented by over 20 West Allis restaurants and specialty food shops! Take one for the team and down the item yourself, or share it with your fellow foodies so everyone gets a taste. Be the first team to visit all locations and win gift cards to West Allis restaurants! All proceeds from Dine & Dash are donated to local food pantries and to support to the West Allis dog park.

Learn more and sign up your team through West Allis Cheese & Sausage Shoppe and Eat West Allis. 

West Allis A La Carte - Sunday, June 2 | Noon - 6 p.m.Photo of Popcorn Vendor at West Allis A La Carte

Greenfield Ave from 70th – 76th St.

Come hungry to this one! West Allis A La Carte is a street festival along Greenfield Avenue from 70th Street to 76th Street held on the first Sunday in June to showcase the West Allis Downtown business district and bring the West Allis community together for food, music, fun and games. Dozens of food vendors, craft beer, and live entertainment offer something for everyone. Don't miss the popular Animal Avenue, where you can meet some new furry friends, and the mini-farmers market, offering fresh produce and honey for sale. West Allis A La Carte is organized by the West Allis Downtown Business Improvement District. Admission is free.

Makers market: Christmas in July - Wednesday, july 24 | 5:30 - 9 p.m.

West Allis Farmers Market, 6501 W. National Ave.

Get your Christmas shopping done early at the Makers Market! Shop nearly 100 specialty food retailers and artisan craft vendors at West Allis Farmers Market. Enjoy food, drinks, and live music. Learn more through West Allis Cheese & Sausage Shoppe and Eat West Allis.  Admission is free.

NEW IN 2019! eat west allis - Wednesday, Aug. 21 | 5: 30 - 9 p.m.

West Allis Farmers Market, 6501 W. National Ave.

Sample food and drink from West Allis' best restaurants and shops while enjoying live music and more. Stay tuned for details for this new 2019 event! Admission is free.

Wood & Wings - Saturday, Sept. 14 | 1 - 5 p.m.

75th & Greenfield Ave.

Part art auction. Part chicken wing cook-off. All for a good cause! Join us the second Saturday in September for Wood & Wings! This event brings local artists and restaurants together to raise money for beautification efforts in West Allis Downtown and the planting of trees throughout the city of West Allis. Artists will embellish a piece of furniture made from ash trees cut down in West Allis, and will be available for silent auction. West Allis restaurants battle it out to see who has the best wings in the city! Learn more about this event from the West Allis Downtown Business Improvement District.

Art on the plaza - friday, sept. 13 | 5 - 8 p.m.

City Hall Centennial Plaza, 7525 W.  Greenfield Ave.

View art from local artists and create your own masterpieces at Art on the Plaza! Live music, food trucks, kids' crafts, and much more make this a wonderful night out. Admission is free.

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.

Location to be announced

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. 


family fun

CAad winterfest - saturday, feb. 2 | 6 - 9 p.m.

Nathan Hale High School, 11601 W. Lincoln Ave.

Shake off the winter blues with the Community Alliance Against Drugs (CAAD) at Winterfest! Basketball, swimming, inflatables, a live DJ, low-cost concessions, and family-friendly activities make Winterfest a great way to burn off some energy and have a lot of fun! Connect with CAAD on Facebook for more information. 

west allis historical society open houses - Sunday, may 5 & 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.

West Allis fire department annual open house - saturday, june 15 | 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Station 2, 2040 S. 67 Place

Kids will love meeting West Allis Fire Department staff and exploring fire trucks and ambulances. Try on firefighter gear, attempt the obstacle course, and learn fire safety. Don't miss the car fire demonstration at noon, when you can see firefighters in action! Admission is free. 

Photo of Police K9 Dog with Children at West Allis National Night Out 2017National Night Out - Monday, July 22 | 5 - 9 p.m.

West Allis Farmers Market, 6501 W. National Ave. 

Meet your neighbors at National Night Out! Sponsored by Aurora-West Allis Medical Center, National Night Out is a national effort to strengthen communities and prevent crime and drug abuse. Bring the family to enjoy games, food, face painting, inflatables, music, and fun all night long. The next day, neighborhoods throughout West Allis host block parties on their streets to unite neighbors and celebrate community spirit. National Night Out is organized by the West Allis Police Department Crime Prevention Bureau. 

Wisconsin State Fair - August 1 - 11

State Fair Park, 640 S. 84th St. 

Since the late 1800s, West Allis has hosted the Wisconsin State Fair each August. The Wisconsin State Fair grounds lie in both West Allis and Milwaukee, and are operated by the State Fair Board of Directors. More information about these eleven days of summer fun can be found on the State Fair website.

Settlers Weekend - Saturday & SUnday, august 24 & 25 | 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

West Allis Historical Society, 8405 W. National Ave.

Organized by the City of West Allis Historical Commission, this annual event highlights the history of West Allis and the United States prior to 1906, the year West Allis became a City. Visit with Abraham Lincoln, trappers, and Civil War re-enactors. Enjoy food, entertainment, local craftspeople, and the 1848 log schoolhouse. Admission and parking are free. More information is available on the Historical Society's website.