Celebrate the city that we love and call home – Milwaukee! Since 2010, 414 Day is dedicated not only to our area code but events, specials, people and our great community!
According to the Milwaukee Day website, “Milwaukee Day is a movement dedicated to celebrating the city we love, while inspiring positive, proactive action each April 14 or 4/14. We aim to create a platform for Milwaukee to celebrate, interact and create a better city at a grassroots level. In the spirit of Milwaukee’s unique DIY history, we choose to celebrate the things that make our city great and to inspire the efforts that will make our city a better place to live, work and call home. Let’s do this.”
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*Turner Hall Ballroom
Wonder UNCOVERED – A reinterpretation of Stevie Wonder’s “Songs in the Key of Life” curated by Tarik
Moody and David Wake
Free admission to the Museum, with specials and a campus-wide celebration
Grand re-opening of the legendary brewer in Milwaukee
*Historic Milwaukee Inc.
Annual sale on t-shirts, glassware, and neighborhood posters at HMI
The Blax album release party w/ Dope Folks DJs
Open house and free 30-minute rides all day
One word, a portmanteau: Beatallica
Certain Stars w/ Lack of Reason + Trolley
Tune in to 88Nine at 4:14PM for a big announcement
*Dusty Medical Records
Special DMR-50 release coming from the MKE-based label on 4/14
Open late until 8PM, celebrating 27 years in Milwaukee
414 pint glass night hosted by Too Much Rock for One Hand
*Outpost Natural Foods
414-themed discounts and specials on Milwaukee products
*Urban Harvest Brewing Company
414 Golden Ale taps $4 all day
41.4% off all goods in the architectural retail warehouse
*The unofficial People’s Flag
Milwaukeeday.com also has a list of #MKEDay activities for you to enjoy!
* Find the spot where Hank Aaron hit his last home run in the Miller Park lot.
* Do the custard rounds in a single day. Leon’s, Gilles, Kopp’s, Oscar’s… Who’s best?
* See whatever’s playing in the main house of the historic Oriental Theatre.
* Gear up for skateboarding at Sky High on Howell.
* Skip some stones on Lake Michigan.
* See some art and underground local comedy at Var Gallery.
* Spend the night at a house designed by the one and only Frank Lloyd Wright.
* Pre-set your car’s radio to local independent stations – 88Nine, WUWM, and WMSE.
* Don’t know the password at The Safehouse? Then dance like you mean it for the patrons inside.
* Find an angle of MAM’s Calatrava that’s never been photographed before.
* Start a Kickstarter for naming rights to the new Downtown arena.
* Cheese-curd eating contest? Cheese-curd eating contest.
* Teach your out-of-town friends how to correctly pronounce, “Mwaukee.”
* See the next big thing with a show of up-and-comers at an intimate local club.
* Yell a lot at the next Brew City Bruisers rollerderby bout.
* Out late on the East Side? Don’t miss out on the ramen at Ardent.
* High-five an MCTS bus driver.
* Try something new in the ‘Tosa Village.
* Hit up the secret rattlesnake button at the Public Museum.
* Tell your kids the story of the real-life Bambi, Lawrencia Bembenek.
* Order something with bacon at Comet.
* Get a group together and take a behind-the-scenes tour of Miller Park.
* When you Instagram art, don’t forget to mention the artist. And then buy it.
* Become a member of Milwaukee Film.
* Support a visiting author at Boswell Book Company.
* Bike the Hank Aaron Trail.
* Treat yo’ self to a staycation at the the Pfister, the Iron Horse, Hotel Metro, or the Brewhouse Inn & Suites in the old Pabst brewery.
* Teach yo’ self how to spell “Antetokounmpo.”
* Clear your paper plate on the cheap at Conejito’s.
* If you haven’t yet, get yourself a Milwaukee Public Library card.
* Donate any money or time you can spare to one of our amazing area non-profits.
* Memorize all the words to Channel 12’s “Hello, Milwaukee” promo song of 1977.
* Experience the city like every out-of-towner and take a tour of a brewery.
* Find something you’ve never tried before on Center St. in Riverwest.
* Watch Milwaukeean Dan Harmon’s “Community” and cheer anytime Abed wears a Dead Alewives t-shirt.
* Go back to the Mitchell Park Domes. It’s been way too long.
* Subscribe to the Pabst/Turner/Riverside newsletter, and be the first to know.
* Bring a group to ComedySportz. Or better yet, register for an improv class.
* Find locations for “Major League” around the Third Ward.
* Clap politely when that touring band imagines they’re the first ever to make a Laverne & Shirley reference.
* Shop local! Eat local! Play local!
So get out there and enjoy #MKEDay to the fullest! Celebrate your community!
Source Credit: Milwaukee Day Facebook Page