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Milwaukee is located in Milwaukee County and it is the county seat. It lies in southeast Wisconsin along Interstate 94/43 on the banks of the Milwaukee River. The city also is on the shore of Lake Michigan.

Milwaukee's name comes from the Native American expression, Milliocki, meaning "gathering place by the waters." French explorers, missionaries and fur traders began stopping at the Milwaukee site in the late 1600s.

The population estimate for 1998 was 578,364. Milwaukee is home to Harley-Davidson and Miller Brewing Company, among other major firms. The city reflects diversity in its neighborhoods and more than 20 festivals. Annually, the city hosts the world's largest music festival, Summerfest, on the lakefront. The city also is home to opera companies, a symphony, ballet company and a variety of professional dance and theater companies. Group tours ranging from architecture to breweries are available.

Milwaukee is part of the Milwaukee-Waukesha, Wisconsin metro area.

Beer Barons World of Beer Festival | Festa Italiana | German Fest | Milwaukee Brewfest | John L Doyle Hospital-School Of Radiolog | Milwaukee Graphic Arts Institute | Office Technology Academy Inc | Professional Bartending School Of Wiscon |
Restaurants, Cafes, Delis, Bakeries Joey's Italian Restaurant |
History Calvary Baptist Church | Eisner Museum of Advertising and Design | Pabst Mansion | Tripoli Shrine Temple |
Vacation Rentals Layton Guest House |

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11/17 Coming to The area
Dairy State Cheese and Beer Festival Kenosha WI April20 This fun-filled event includes cheese from around the state of Wisconsin, some of the area’s finest beers and live music.
North Shore Unitarian Church Art Fair Deerfield IL April27-28 NSUC's annual ART FAIR is a juried show featuring the original works of 65+ talented artists and artisans. The fine art and fine crafts exhibited include photography, painting, ceramics, glass, paper, woodwork, metalwork, jewelry, sculpture, fiber, clothing and mixed media. Exhibiting artists come from Illinois as well as from several surrounding states.
Montello's Fish-n-Fun Montello WI May3-5 Fly over the city in a helicopter, paddle down the Fox River like Marquette and Joliet in a guided canoe, munch on cotton candy between thrilling carnival rides, send the kids fishing with the pros on Montello Lake.
Chocolate Fest Long Grove IL May3-5 Dive into three days of nothing but CHOCOLATE! Mmm, chocolate strawberries, donuts, and much more! Every spring, the Village of Long Grove celebrates the existence of the world's best tasting antioxidant.
Lilac Time Art and Craft Fair Lombard IL May5 The Lilac Time Art and Craft Fair is held annually on St. Charles Road between Main and Elizabeth in downtown Lombard. All of the proceeds received from the craft booth rentals are donated to local charities. Features 140 craft exhibitors and 4000 attendees throughout the day.
West Chicago Blooming Fest West Chicago IL May18 The City of West Chicago presents another colorful Blooming Fest, an annual downtown garden festival. It combines the West Chicago Garden Club's popular plant sale, with a craft show, children's activities, music, food and fun. Downtown merchants and restaurants get into the act with special promotions, in-store specials and sidewalk sales.