With UWM Spring Break arriving soon from March 18th-22nd, we want to make sure our students who are planning a “stay-cation” are prepared with fun and safe things to do in Milwaukee. There are so many different adventures to choose from if you are looking for fun, safe and inexpensive ways to spend your break. You don’t have to leave the city to explore something new!
Haven’t gotten a chance to explore Milwaukee? Take your family on the Milwaukee Sightseeing City Tour. Learn the history of Milwaukee while exploring many of the different staples that make Milwaukee unique. From the Milwaukee Art Museum to the North Point Lighthouse this tour is a fun and engaging way to learn about the city’s fascinating history.
The Pabst, Riverside, and Turner Hall are all great venues who book amazing artists throughout the year. On Thursday March 21st Ghost Light will be playing at The Back Room at Colectivo. Describing their recent album as abstract paintings, Ghost Light takes five individual approaches to their unique sound.
Go see the Jimi Hendrix Experience at the Riverside Theater on Thursday March 21st. Experience artists Joe Satriani, Dave Mustaine from Megadeth, Zakk Wylde, and several other special guests paying homage to Jimi Hendrix’s musical legacy.
If you love art, head over to the Milwaukee Art Museum to take part in their Gallery Talk on Illuminated Manuscripts from local collections on Tuesday March 19th. Assistant curator of European art, Catherine Sawinski will be discussing illuminated manuscripts and handwritten books from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. This event is free to MAM members and is free when you purchase general museum admission.
Love to experience the great outdoors? Grab a couple of friends and hike through the many different trails Milwaukee has to offer. The Urban Ecology Center provides many different programs and events throughout Spring Break. On Wednesday, March 20th join the Urban Ecology Center for their Early Morning Bird Walk held at Washington Park. Admission is free!
Wherever your adventures take you on spring break make sure you are staying alert and aware of your surroundings. It is always important to follow personal safety tips to reduce unsafe situations. Download the free UWM mobile app for easy access to campus safety resources.
Written by: Biltu Hamda
Edited for Spring 2019 by Haley Bass on 3/11/2019
Neighborhood Housing Office Staff