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Throughout summer months, the park hosts a number of free public events such as beach bonfires, the annual urban island beach party, bird and plant hikes, children’s fishing clinics, family nights, art in the park and educational discussions. Check the calendar frequently for upcoming programs!

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August 2018

Weekend Wellness Walk (Meet at South Entrance)

August 11 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Lakeshore State Park, 500 N Harbor Dr
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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New This Year Looking for a beautiful place to get some exercise in? Come join one of our Naturalists for a Wellness Walk! We will walk the park’s paths twice around, for a total distance of 2.3miles. Feel free to join us for the whole hour, or just for one loop around! Groups of attendees welcome, we’d love to see…

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Saturday Stories (Meet at North Entrance)

August 11 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Lakeshore State Park, 500 N Harbor Dr
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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Come listen to a Dr. Seuss Series book, and participate in a related activity! Topics change each week. Bring a camping chair or blanket for a comfy story-time. Free. All Ages (content geared toward 3-10 years old) This week: My Oh My, A Butterfly! followed by a short insect hike. Dogs are welcome at our public events, as long as…

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Perseid Meteor Shower Viewing (Meet at South Entrance)

August 11 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Lakeshore State Park, 500 N Harbor Dr
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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The peak of the Perseid Meteor Shower is expected to be 90 meteors/hr! Come to Lakeshore State Park to watch them fly across Lake Michigan with one of our Naturalists. Bring a blanket or camping chair for a comfy viewing experience. Free. All Ages. Dogs are welcome at our public events, as long as they are in compliance with the…

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Rainbow Scavenger Hunt (Meet at North Entrance)

August 15 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Lakeshore State Park, 500 N Harbor Dr
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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Learn your colors as you walk through Lakeshore! Find a plant or animal for each color, draw a sketch, and learn what they are called. Free. All Ages (content geared toward 3-10 years old, but all are welcome!) Dogs are welcome at our public events, as long as they are in compliance with the park rule of being on a…

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Beach Bonfire (Meet at Pebble Beach)

August 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lakeshore State Park, 500 N Harbor Dr
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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Come meet the staff at Lakeshore, and bond over pudgy pies and s’mores! Feel free to bring a musical instrument if you’d like to entertain! Free. All Ages. Dogs are welcome at our public events, as long as they are in compliance with the park rule of being on a leash no longer than 8’ in length. As a reminder…

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