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

Photo of Children on Memorial Day 2017INDEPENDENCE 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

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).

Summer jam concert series - Thursdays, june 13 & 27, july 11 & 25, aug. 8 (aug. 22: rain date)

Veterans Memorial Park, 70th & National Ave.

Bring your blankets and lawn chairs and join us for free live music at Veterans Memorial Park! These family-friendly outdoor concerts feature a different musical style each week, including polka, jazz, and rock. Food trucks will also join us to make this a full night out! Thank you to our co-sponsor, The Peanut Butter & Jelly Deli.

food truck fridays - june 14, july 12, Aug. 9, sept. 6

West Allis Farmers Market, 6501 W. National Ave.

Milwaukee’s best food trucks including Happy Dough Lucky, Lumpia City, Cousins Subs, and Double B’s BBQ will gather at the Market for a fun, outdoor dining experience. Enjoy live music, kids activities, and local brews from Westallion Brewing Company. Admission is free.

Makers market: Christmas in July - Wednesday, july 24 | 6 - 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

tuesdays in the park - june 18, june 25, july 9, july 16, aug. 13 | 6 - 8 p.m.

Veterans Memorial Park, 69th & National Ave.

Join CAAD for Tuesdays in the Park! Each week features a different theme and fun activities for kids. A live DJ, food, and family fun make this a great night out at the park! Connect with CAAD on Facebook for this year's themes. 

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.

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.