NEWaukee’s 4th Annual Urban Island Beach Party
What says summer in Milwaukee more than live music, pink flamingos and a pig roast?
The Urban Island Beach Party is a fundraiser for the Friends of Lakeshore State Park. New this year — NEWaukee partners with the Shepherd Express Street Eats to feature over 20 different local food trucks! Check out last year’s video here.
We Love Giving You FREE Beer!
Parking is limited – if you bike to the island – you’ll receive a free beer provided by Leinenkugel Brewing Company.
Pineapple Smashing with Mayor Tom Barrett and Alderman Bauman
Shepherd Express Street Eats
Bike Valet provided by Wheel & Sprocket
Rock Climbing Wall from Turner Hall
Live Music and Art Creations
Great Lakes jewelry and coozie creation with Discovery World
Find A Flamingo Contest & Reflexology by Lynne provided by Badger Meter
Kayaking, stand up paddle boarding and canoe lessons provided by Milwaukee Kayak Company
Non-Profit Village curated by the United Way of Greater Milwaukee
Hula Hooping and Limbo Contests
United Way of Greater Milwaukee Non Profit Village:
We’re happy to partner with United Way of Greater Milwaukee for this year’s Non-Profit Village.
Never been to the Urban Island Beach Party?
Check out this awesome video to see what it’s all about!
Shepherd Express Street Eats
The one of three Street Eats events planned for the summer, the Shepherd Express Street Eats Mobile Food Fest is a unique street festival celebrates Milwaukee’s growing food truck scene. More than 20 food vendors will fill the street and square, from a truck that looks like a log cabin to a café on the back of a bike. Food tickets will be available at the entrance, allowing guests to purchase as much or as little food from vendors as they desire. More info at www.expressmilwaukee.com/streeteats.
The Fast Foodie LLC
Eats & Treats
The Frozen Cup
Five Star Nacho
Hard Wood Café
Link Up Foodie
Flying Cow Pizza
Fry Bread N Things
Wicked Urban Gril.
Meat on the Street
Bubble Tea Fusion
Find A Flamingo Contest
In the weeks leading up to the Urban Island Beach Party, look for the pink flamingos we have hidden throughout the city. Find one and bring it with you to the island to receive a free beer provided by Badger Meter. Starting July 25th, 2014 we will place inflatable flamingo’s all around Milwaukee. If you find the flamingo bring it to the Island to Flock us. There are over 100 flamingos that will be around the island.
1. Find the flamingo
2. Take a picture and upload it to Facebook or Twitter with the hashtag #IslandParty or upload it to the Urban Island Beach Party Facebook Event
3. Bring the flamingo to the island party in exchange for a free beer to create a flock at the Badger Meter booth.
We are so grateful to our sponsors of the Urban Island Beach Party. Their gracious support allows NEWaukee to highlight the Friends of Lakeshore State Park, an organization dedicated to promoting and supporting Lakeshore State Park for the entire community to enjoy.
The park provides a unique urban oasis with recreational opportunities and amenities for all to enjoy. The 17-acre park includes a lakeside trail that connects to the Hank Aaron and Oak Leaf state trails. A 130-foot bridge connects the north end of the park to the Summerfest grounds and an extension of the land near the Marcus Amphitheater connects the south end.
Shepherd Express, Associated Bank, Door Peninsula Winery, Gruber Law Offices, Majic Productions, Friends of Lakeshore State Park, Badger Meter, Leinenkugel Brewing Company, Cricket Wireless, Surg on the Water, 97.3FM Radio Now, Discovery World
Getting to Lakeshore State Park
The Park is located in and along Lake Michigan east of the Summerfest Grounds and south of Discovery World. The north entrance to the Park is the path to the Park’s bridge south of the Discovery World entrance. The south entrance of the Park is where Erie Street ends and meets the harbor entrance. Follow the park road east along the water and under the Hoan Bridge. A Park Sticker is not required, and free parking without is available at marked locations or along the road where not prohibited. Follow the road to the end for parking nearest the peninsula portion of the park.
500 North Harbor Drive
Milwaukee, WI 53202
The Milwaukee Downtown Trolley runs every day from 11am – 9pm.
Trolley Route: http://www.milwaukeedowntown.com/getting-around/milwaukee-trolley-loop/
Directions by Car
From the West:
Take I-94 east to Lakefront exit. Turn right on Michigan St./Harbor Drive. The Park entrance path is off the road to Discovery World’s entrance. See parking options below.
From the North:
Take I-43 to 794 Lakefront and proceed to the Lakefront exit. Turn right on Michigan St./Harbor Drive. The Park entrance path is off the road to Discovery World’s entrance. See parking options below.
From the South:
Follow I-94/I-43 north and exit at Lakefront exit. Proceed east to Lakefront exit. Turn right on Michigan St./Harbor Drive. The Park entrance path is off the road to Discovery World’s entrance. See parking options below.
From the East:
Come by boat and dock at one of our 20 slips, Call 414.274.4283 to make a reservation.
Parking at Lakeshore State Park
1. On Harbor Drive when no festivals are scheduled for the Summerfest grounds
2. Along the park road starting at Erie Street at marked locations or along the road where not prohibited.
1. O’Donnell Parking lot on Michigan St. (currently closed for repairs)
2. Discovery World and Milwaukee Art Museum lots
3. Summerfest lots during festivals
Directions by Bike
The Oak Leaf Trail and Hank Aaron State Trail will take you right to the Park.
Milwaukee County Transit bus route 10 stops on Prospect Ave., across O’Donnell Park. Routes 10, 12, 20, 23, 30, 31 and 137 serve the Downtown Transit Center on Wisconsin Ave. at Cass St., one block west of the lakefront.
Ozaukee County Express route 143 runs on weekdays. It stops at the Downtown Transit Center on Michigan St. and Lincoln Memorial Drive, with service from Cedarburg, Fredonia, Grafton, Mequon, Port Washington and Saukville.