Larson, director of convention services at
Visit Milwaukee. “Downtown is a community.
People live here. It’s active. There’s stuff going
on all the time.”
Nicknamed the “City of Festivals,” Milwau-
kee honors its diverse heritage and culture
with PrideFest; Polish Fest, the largest Irish
festival outside Ireland; and Summerfest,
one of the world’s largest music festivals.
Throughout the year, there are fetes celebrating kites, beer, strawberries, art and lots and
lots of music. Downtown also pulses with free
live music every summer, with eclectic acts
on Wednesdays in Pere Marquette Park and
jazz on Thursdays at Cathedral Square Park.
Tours at Lakefront Brewery are a perennial favorite with visiting groups. Guides will
keep them laughing—and drinking—as they
tour the facility. Private tours are available
for groups of 20 or more, and the maximum
group size is 60. In addition to its year-round
ales and lagers, Lakefront produces pumpkin and cherry beers, an organic beer and
Groups can have a swinging evening at
Evolution Milwaukee. The “gastro pong”
establishment offers pub fare, a wide beer
selection and seven ping-pong tables. The
spacious venue can host groups from 50 to
250 in its private rooms and lounge.
The spy-theme bar and restaurant Safe
House is a one-of-a-kind watering hole where
operatives can relax without blowing their
cover. Don’t look for the name on a sign—
can’t have that sort of information falling into
the wrong hands! The eccentric establishment
welcomes private parties as large as 250. Just
make sure they all have the password.
On property, the InterContinental Milwaukee’s CLEAR Bar and Lounge entertains with
signature drinks, live music and indoor bocce
ball, while the Potawatomi Hotel & Casino features headlining acts in its Northern
In Green Bay, when the sun sets on the newly
expanded KI Convention Center, attendees
head down to the Fox River in search of food,
drinks and music.
“The river is really where people gather,”
says Brenda Krainik, director of marketing at
the Greater Green Bay CVB. “A lot of our live
entertainment happens along the river.”
St. Brendan’s Irish Pub hosts Irish music
and receptions as large as 50. The pub offers
a riverfront patio for nice weather and a
wood-burning fireplace for chilly days.
Just across the river, Titletown Brewing
Company opened a new rooftop tap room in
The brewpub presents a variety of private
event spaces, the largest of which can host
receptions for 125.
All summer long, there’s free live music
at the riverfront every Thursday night in
Leicht Memorial Park and Friday nights on
the CityDeck. On Wednesday nights during
warm weather, the huge farmers market on
Broadway offers gourmet food trucks as well
as musical entertainment.
Within walking distance of the KI Center,
try Hagemeister Park for traditional brews
and Packers memorabilia, or the Libertine
for 19th century atmosphere and trendy
craft cocktails. Hagemeister Park has private
reception space for 120.
Sometimes business has to be taken care of. And with a 56,000 square foot conference center, over 1, 100 rooms
for lodging, four-star dining, championship golf and an award-winning spa, we’re ready to take care of yours.
And when the meeting is over, no one does fun like we do!
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Backstage at the Meyer rendering, Green Bay