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This Labor Day weekend, Milwaukee will host a monumental celebration for Harley-Davidson’s 110th Anniversary, featuring 60 bands, street parties featuring bikes from all over the world, and a host activities on the Harley-Davidson Museum grounds. If you’ve never visited the Harley-Davidson Museum, it is striking. Truly impeccably designed. Each artfully displayed exhibit explores the history of the Harley, and culture surrounding the iconic company. Whether you have little to no interest in motorcycles, or are a life-long enthusiast, do not miss out on this museum.
If you plan to visit the Harley-Davidson Museum this Labor Day weekend, timed ticketing reservations are highly recommended. As I’ve already toured the museum, I’ll be taking in the celebration at a distance and doing a little people watching (with a cocktail in hand) at The Yard, the fabulous patio at Milwaukee’s boutique hotel, The Iron Horse (appropriately geared toward motorcycle enthusiasts). Enjoy your Labor Day weekend!
*images: Harley-Davidson Museum
- Upgrades made to the H-D Museum Experience Gallery (fox6now.com)
- Harley-Davidson event a gathering of the tribes (jsonline.com)
As part of an incredible wedding gift from my parents-in-law, the husband & I picked out brand new bicycles last month, both of which arrived this weekend—a road bike for the husband & a hybrid for me. My trusty red Schwinn was stolen last year, and I’ve been itching for new wheels ever since. Though I probably won’t look as elegant as Vertès’ Girl on a Bicycle, we’ll be hitting the lakefront bike trails this weekend, and perhaps head toward Milwaukee’s French festival, Bastille Days.
Milwaukee is bustling! Summerfest, the World’s Largest Music Festival, is currently taking place here in Milwaukee, and having an extra 900,000 people packed into the city makes it feel a bit more crowded than usual, especially living within walking distance of the fair’s lakefront location. Though I’m not a fan of my quadrupled commute time, or the fruitless attempts at walking our 4 month old puppy without stopping every other step (which rarely happens on a deserted sidewalk, much less a packed one), I’m still looking forward to stopping by Milwaukee’s annual fest (primarily for a taste of Saz’s famous sour cream & chive fries? guilty.) Though Milwaukee’s crowds are not as glamorous as Vallotton’s, absolutely in love with the artist’s broad saturated planes of color.
This past weekend, the husband and I braved the humid weather to visit the annual Lakefront Festival of Art at the Milwaukee Art Museum. This year, 180 artists from around the world displayed their works, from paintings and ceramic wares, to fiber and jewelry, amongst them a couple of familiar favorites, Cali Hobgood and Nick Wroblewski, as well as at least one new fave, Sarah Giannobile.
Giannobile’s gem-like forms are woven into delicate webs, each work a dream-like expression of the artist’s subconscious, explorations of childhood memories of farm-life in Missouri.
Spring finally reared its head in Milwaukee this weekend, and the city was out in fully force. The new apartment is steps away from both Milwaukee’s RiverWalk, which runs along Downtown’s Milwaukee River, and the Hank Aaron State Trail, which though 10 miles in total, is also a perfect shortcut from our apartment to the city’s Lakefront. I love that despite the fact that we’re in the middle of the city, we can still catch a glimpse of our agrarian neighbors. This week’s sighting, the most delicate, Cassatt-worthy duck’s nest, right on the river boardwalk.