What’s the latest in Wisconsin this summer? We’ve got you covered with summer activities in Wisconsin, from beaches and state parks to festivals, beer gardens and more.

Wisconsin Outdoor Activities: State Parks, Camping, Summer Tourist Attractions

100 Things to Do in Wisconsin in the Summer: From outdoor adventures to historic sites, there’s something for everyone on this list.

10 of Wisconsin’s best state parks to visit this summer: From popular hotspots like Devil’s Lake to hard-to-reach gems like Rock Island, the state is full of parks to visit in the summer.

Wisconsin’s less popular state parks offer more than a quiet experience away from the crowds: if you fancy a quieter getaway, these less popular state parks offer unique natural experiences and, in some cases, historic, without the crowds.

12 Wisconsin Waterfront Campsites: With 15,000 lakes and over 84,000 miles of rivers, that’s plenty of prime real estate for camping.

Where to Find Last-Minute Wisconsin Campgrounds, from Non-Reservable Sites to Scattered Camping: During the busy summer months, campsite reservations can get booked up quickly, but here are some options for last-minute sites.

8 places to hike in Wisconsin: Experience a slice of nature without anyone else on these hiking trails.

Walk past abandoned buildings, ruins, old cars, and more on these Wisconsin trails—don’t forget your camera as you walk past unique sights on these trails.

Wisconsin Travel, Beaches and Sights

Wisconsin’s bucket list: 20 things to do, from Devil’s Lake State Park to visiting Lambeau Field and the Apostle Islands at Holy Hill: Every Wisconsin resident should put these 20 must-do places on their must-visit list.

Here are beaches you can visit in the Milwaukee area and other parts of southeastern Wisconsin this summer: The state has more than 1,000 miles of Great Lakes shoreline and more than 15,000 inland lakes that offer plenty space to relax and swim safely away from others.

Dells Bucket List: 15 Things You Must Do in Wisconsin Dells Beyond the Water Parks: It’s not a visit to Wisconsin Dells without seeing the actual dells. Take a duck ride on land and water and stop to see the Witches Gulch.

Here’s where you can stay on a Wisconsin island: It’s not exactly a Caribbean island experience, but it’s a very Wisconsin island experience — and it’s not the only one you can have in the state . Here are some other places you can camp or stay on a Wisconsin island.

8 Scenic and Historic Wisconsin Train Rides: Scenic rides are great, but for a more unique and historic way to see Wisconsin’s scenery, there’s an old kid on the block: a scenic train ride.

Visit 15 of Wisconsin’s top state parks on this 9-day road trip, including Devil’s Lake, Copper Falls and Peninsula: Make the most of all the natural wonders Wisconsin has to offer with this 9-day adventure featuring highlighting the best state parks.

You can visit these 16 national park sites in the Midwest on a gas tank of Milwaukee, Wisconsin: While western national park sites might get more attention, the Midwest has its own gems, including the only national shores of the country.

Door County Bucket List: 15 Things You Must Do on the Peninsula Including Fish Boils, Wineries and More: Fish Boils at Cana Island Lighthouse Check these things off on your Door County bucket list on your next visit.

Music, fairs, festivals, concerts, films and arts

Your Guide to Free Weekly Outdoor Music Concerts in the Milwaukee Area for 2022: Free outdoor music concerts return this summer to the Milwaukee area every weekday. Picnicking is permitted at some locations, while others offer food and drink for purchase.

From Kendrick Lamar to Lil Wayne, Mötley Crüe to Maren Morris, here are the top 20 concerts in Milwaukee this summer: Finally, for the first time since 2019, Milwaukee will have a full summer of concerts. From outdoor festival parks to small theaters and arenas, here are the top 20 concerts you can’t miss.

Where you can find free outdoor movies in the Milwaukee area this summer (and where you can still find drive-in movies): Choose from a variety of outdoor movie experiences, including monthly deals at Veteran’s Park and the Milwaukee Bike-In film series.

Milwaukee Summerfest unveils full 2022 lineup: Milwaukee’s biggest music festival of the season features headliners like Lil Wayne, Backstreet Boys and Halsey.

Here’s a look at new Summerfest foods, drinks, and merchandise for 2022: New Summerfest food vendors include various Mexican offerings, Lou Malnati’s deep-dish pizza, and Pete’s Pops frozen treats.

Wisconsin State Fair 2022: Tesla with Fuel Completes Main Stage Lineup: The Wisconsin State Fair returns August 4-14 with all other previously announced Main Stage shows. The other two main headliners are Kansas with Asia and Brett Young.

Outdoor farmers markets, gardens, community festivals and beer gardens

When and where the Milwaukee area summer festivals and fairs are happening in 2022: Finally, a real summer in Milwaukee is back with festivals and fairs happening almost every weekend this season.

Milwaukee-area garden tours go green for visitors in 2022: Several exceptional garden tours are offered this year with a variety of unique events. Admire life-size statues of Victorian women or walk through herb gardens.

A Guide to Milwaukee-area Farmers’ Markets in 2022: Dozens of Milwaukee-area farmers’ markets are gearing up for their seasons. Buyers will find more activity than markets had before the pandemic hit in 2020.

2022 Milwaukee Area Beer Garden Guide: These Milwaukee area breweries offer great outdoor spaces to enjoy a beer this summer.

Summer activities to do with children

Here is a list of church and community fairs and festivals in the Milwaukee area in the summer of 2022: All-around family activities with church and community led fairs in the Milwaukee area.

Here are some fun things to do with your kids this summer in the Milwaukee area: Plan a day trip to the zoo or a fun wading pool. Sign up for your local library’s summer reading program. In addition to keeping track of the books your kids read, they can attend fun events like outdoor story times and Lego builds.

Playground, fountain, dogs, music: Here’s what kids can do at Milwaukee Summer Festivals: For many Milwaukee families, Summerfest itself isn’t a destination unless you have a baby sitter. But there are kid-friendly things to do at festivals on the Summerfest grounds, like the Elizabeth “Bo” Black Family fountain and a big playground.

Summer is here, COVID is still here, and your kids are too young to get vaccinated. Here are 100 things to do with them: Some parents may still be wary of crowded activities with young children. Here are 100 fun things to do to keep having fun this summer.