Food, Music And Baseball: Big Weekend In South Milwaukee!

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Update: Added item on the St. Luke’s UCC Spaghetti Dinner on Saturday.

It’s weekends like this that make South Milwaukee special.

Here are three big events happening Friday through Sunday in our fair city …

  • Friday: South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center 10th Anniversary Gala. A terrific evening of entertainment, celebrating a decade of this community treasure. Dozens of performers means there is something for everyone. The event starts at 6 p.m. with a pre-show social featuring some of the acts in the lobby, refreshments and hors d’ oeuvres. Get a full list of performers and learn more here.
  • Saturday: South Milwaukee Little League Opening Day. This day is another thing pretty unique to South Milwaukee. It starts with a parade down Milwaukee and 9th Avenues, starting at Papa Luigi’s and ending at Little League Park, where there will be ceremonies before the opening slate of games. Parade at noon, opening ceremonies at 1, games start at 1:45. See a schedule here. Also on Saturday is this St. Luke’s UCC Spaghetti Dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. at 2200 18th Ave. They are featuring chef-prepared spaghetti sauce and entertainment. Adults $7, children 11 and under $4.
  • Sunday: South Milwaukee Food Truck Carnival. Some of the area’s top food trucks pay a visit to downtown South Milwaukee for a first-ever event for our city. Live music by Water Street Bridge is also planned. Noon to 4 p.m. on 11th Avenue, south of Milwaukee Avenue. Thanks to the Milwaukee Food Truck Alliance and the award-winning Streetza Pizza – owned by South Milwaukeean Scott Baitinger – for bringing this event to our city, and for Educators Credit Union for stepping up as a sponsor just today.

See you this weekend!

Check out media coverage on the Food Truck Carnival from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and OnMilwaukee.com. You may also see a TV station or two on site on Sunday. This will be big. How big? More than 1,500 people have said they are going on just the Streetza Facebook invite alone.

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4 responses to “Food, Music And Baseball: Big Weekend In South Milwaukee!

  1. Jeffery

    Are these all the food trucks. or will there be more?

    • Eight or so total, I believe. Some of the biggest ones in the area.

      • Ryan

        Great idea for South Milwaukee but poorly executed. I saw a total of 7 trucks all with very long lines, to long to wait for food. Some trucks were sold out by 2pm. We had people over this morning (none of them from SM) all to head to the food trucks who would normally not come to SM, only to not be able to get food due to the amount of people. Should be something we look at doing more often but only executed differently.

      • Ryan: Fully agree. We learned a lot of lessons today that we’ll put in to practice the next time we do this — and there WILL be a next time. I’m told there will always be some lines with food trucks, and some may sell out, but today was extreme. We’ll fix it.

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