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Lakeside at MAM

Sat–Sun, July 30–31, Aug 13–14, Aug 20–21, 11 a.m.–4 p.m.

Everyone’s invited to soak up summertime creativity and culture at this free outdoor event series on the lakefront! Meet up with family and friends on the Museum’s east lawn to enjoy art making, music, yoga, performances, and more.

Weather permitting, Lakeside at MAM welcomes visitors of all ages to the Museum for free outdoor fun. Follow the Museum on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for the latest weather and performance updates.

Daily Lineups

Each day of Lakeside at MAM, get creative with art making under the Kohl’s Art Studio tents and fuel friendly competition through an assortment of lawn games. Enjoy a picnic or patio dining with fresh, casual fare from the Museum Café featuring Discourse: Coffee Workshop. Check out the schedules below for the rotating lineup of performers.

Lakeside at MAM

Sat, August 13, 11:00 am–4:00 pm

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Lakeside at MAM

Sun, August 14, 11:00 am–4:00 pm

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Lakeside at MAM

Sat, August 20, 11:00 am–4:00 pm

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Lakeside at MAM

Sun, August 21, 11:00 am–4:00 pm

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Want to make a day of it? Beat the heat this summer by reserving Museum admission and exploring the collection and exhibition galleries.

Directions + Parking


Get to the Museum by bike, bus, or car. The Reiman Bridge, a pedestrian suspension bridge, connects the Museum campus to downtown Milwaukee. The nearest bus stop is located at the intersection of Prospect Ave and Mason Street. Bike racks are available on the Museum grounds. The Oak Leaf bike trail passes right alongside the Museum.


Two accessible parking garages offer convenient access to the Museum.

Calatrava Underground Parking Garage

The Calatrava underground parking garage is air conditioned/heated and offers accessible parking spaces. It is located south of the Museum on N. Art Museum Drive, which is accessed from Michigan Street or Lincoln Memorial Drive.

Up to 1 hour


1–2 hours


2–3 hours


3–6 hours


6–12 hours


12 hours or more


Museum Center Park Garage

The Museum Center Park garage is located on Lincoln Memorial Drive, directly west of the Museum. If traveling from the garage to the Museum via the Reiman Bridge, visitors can access an elevator to reach the main entrance.

Up to 90 minutes


1.5–3 hours


3–12 hours


12–24 hours


Special Events Parking


Members receive parking discounts at both the Calatrava and Museum Center Park garages. Read our Member parking FAQ.

Need help navigating or have other questions? Contact us at 414-224-3200 or mam@mam.org.

Presenting Sponsor: An anonymous donor
Lakeside at MAM is supported in part by a grant from the Milwaukee Arts Board and the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin. Milwaukee Arts Board text logo Wisconsin Arts Board text logo