Indian Summer Festival turns 30

September 8, 2016


MILWAUKEE - Indian Summer Festival turns 30 this weekend at the Henry Maier Festival Grounds on the lakefront.

Plan on cultural activities like fishing demonstrations, canoe making, basket making and more along with cooking by acclaimed local chefs.

From a parade to a plant walk, from boxing to a contest powwow, from listening to music to watching lacrosse, there doesn’t have to be an idle moment.

General admission is from 4 p.m. to midnight Friday, noon to midnight Saturday and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, with a prayer ceremony at 10 a.m. Sunday.

Tickets at  the gate are $15 for adults, $12 for 60 and older and free for 12 and younger. Free entry can be gained from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday with the donation of new school supplies and until midnight for all people with disabilities and one caregiver. While there is no free entry Saturday, three nonperishable food items for the Hunger Task Force will admit one from 9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Sunday and military and first responders with ID get in free from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday.

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