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September Milwaukee events preview: Night Market, reggae and more

A child dances at the Milwaukee Night Market in July. Photo courtesy Westown Association.

September 21 will be the final Milwaukee Night Market of 2022.

“We have seen tremendous crowds this summer, estimating 30,000 people attending each night during the 5-hour event,” said Megan Kujaw, Westown Association Marketing & Events Director. 

Kujaw said the goal of the event “is to create a unique, fun and safe place for individuals of all ages and backgrounds to experience Milwaukee, as well as promote and support small businesses and local entrepreneurs.” She added that her favorite part of the event is “the positive energy and diversity of the event. From the vendors and food, to the performances and the attendees, it really is a place for people of all ages, places and backgrounds to come and celebrate our city. I also really love seeing everyone dancing at the main intersection throughout the night. One minute the whole crowd is learning how to do the Cupid Shuffle and the next you have young kids in the middle of a dance circle just having the best time with everyone cheering them on.”

The event, held once a month from June through September, features nearly 100 vendors of food, beverage, apparel, art, jewelry and more, as well as entertainment. The event runs from 5 to 10 pm Wednesday, September 21 on West Wisconsin Avenue between Second Street and Vel R. Phillips Avenue.

The final event of 2022 is also College Night, with special activities for new and prospective students at Milwaukee’s colleges and universities.

The Night Market  was first created in 2014 by NEWaukee, a marketing agency that specializes in community engagement.  The Westown Association took over the event in 2021.

September Milwaukee events

The Great Riverwest Fall Rummage Sale & Flea Market | 9 am – 5 pm, Saturday, September 10 | 722 E. Burleigh St Milwaukee WI 53212

Comedian Coca Brown | Saturday, September 10 |  The Northern Lights Theater- Milwaukee

King Solomon’s Reggae Reunion show at TosaFest | 8:30 pm, Saturday, September 10 |7617 W State Street, Wauwatosa

Milwaukee Night Market | 5-10 pm, Wednesday, September 21, 2022 | 275 W. Wisconsin Ave. 

YOGA by a Black man for Black men | 6-7 pm, various dates in August through November | Everyday Studio MKE, 2625 S. Greeley St., Unit 335