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!

For a printable version of this year’s public event offerings, click the link below! We are working on getting them added individually to the site, but due to the amount of programs we conduct this may take a bit.

2019 Event Brochure

If you are interested in scheduling a program for your community or school group, or are looking to host your own event on the property, please email angela.vickio@wisconsin.gov

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September 2018

Nature Photos with a Naturalist (Meet at North Entrance)

28th September 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
LSP North Entrance, 500 N Harbor Dr
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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The flowers in bloom are constantly changing through the summer. Bring your camera or smartphone to take pictures of the Milwaukee skyline, Lake Michigan, and many of our native plants and animals as you walk through the park with one of our Naturalists. Learn some tips to taking close ups of insects, and which places are most often photographed in…

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SturgeonFest

29th September 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
LSP North Entrance, 500 N Harbor Dr
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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Join RiverEdge Nature Center and DNR staff for a sturgeon filled festival! To Pre-sponsor a sturgeon Click Here to release your own, come early for a water blessing ceremony. Festival is free for all ages, cost of sponsoring a sturgeon to release is $10. Look for the tents just south of the pedestrian bridge at Lakeshore State Park’s north entrance (just…

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October 2018

Weekend Wellness Walk (Meet at South Entrance)

6th October 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
LSP North Entrance, 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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Phenology Hike (Meet at North Entrance)

12th October 2018 @ 11:00 pm - 13th October 2018 @ 12:30 am
LSP North Entrance, 500 N Harbor Dr
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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Take a hike around the park and learn what plants are flowering, and the names of the animals you see! Our regular Weekend Wellness Walk participants are free to join in to keep getting your weekly exercise in. The hike will take a single loop throughout the park, stopping at a variety of different habitats along the way. Free. All…

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Weekend Wellness Walk (Meet at South Entrance)

13th October 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
LSP North Entrance, 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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