Saturday, April 27, 2019, Earth Day • More information here.

  • Community-wide clean-up – 9:00 a.m. to Noon, with lunch to follow for all volunteers at the Grobschmidt Senior Center.  Sign up and pick-up supplies at the following locations: South Milwaukee City Hall, 2424 15th Avenue, 16th and Rawson Avenues, Oak Creek Parkway and North Chicago, and at the South Milwaukee Fire Department.
  • Shredding – 9:00 a.m. – Noon. City Hall parking lot. Sponsored by South Milwaukee Lions Club
  • Electronic Recycling – 9:00 a.m. – Noon · Any electronic item with a plug! (Except TV’s and old CRT monitors, these will not be accepted at City Hall.) TV’s and CRT monitors may be disposed of at the Self-Deposit Station, 1106 Blake Ave.  ($3.00 Daily User Fee will be waived only on April 27th for TV drop-off) by a $5.00 disposal fee does apply for EACH TV or CRT monitor along with a onetime donation of five (5) cans of non-perishable foods for South Milwaukee Human Concerns, Inc.  Sponsored by CASTRO Recycling
  • Take Back Day Prescriptions · 9:00 a.m. – Noon, Grobschmidt Senior Center parking lot and Noon – 2:00 p.m. at the Police Department, southwest side entrance door #4.  Controlled and non-controlled over-the-counter medications, ointments, patches, non-aerosol sprays, inhalers, creams, vials, and pet medications will be accepted.  Please remove the medication from its container and dispose directly into a disposal box or into a clear sealable plastic bag. Sponsored by the South Milwaukee Police Department
  • Sharps (needles, syringes) Container Collection · The Health Department will be collecting filled sharps containers for disposal.  The usual fee is waived. Sharps will need to be in an approved sharps container or covered heavy duty container, such as a Tide® laundry bottle. Sponsored by the South Milwaukee Health Department
  • Eyeglass Recycling (used) · Donate glasses and change someone’s life. Sponsored by South Milwaukee Lions Club
  • American Flag Collection · Retire our flag with the respect that it is due.  The first 30 who bring a retired flag will receive a replacement flag free.  Sponsored by CSL Plasma
  • Printer Cartridge and Cell Phone Recycling · Donate your empty inkjet and laser printer cartridges and used cell phones.
  • Plastic Bag Recycling · Donate grocery store plastic bags and packaging materials.  Sponsored by Leos Club
  • Can for Human Concerns · Bring your crushed cans or uncrushed cans to recycle, with proceeds going to South Milwaukee Human Concerns.  Just drive-thru and we do the rest!  Sponsored by the South Milwaukee Lions

May 30 – October 10, 2019, South Milwaukee Downtown Market – Thursday, 3 – 7 pm   see website >

June – July:  Library Summer Reading Program see www.smlibrary.org


July 4th Celebration 2019 – Activities start at 10 a.m.
Grant Park Picnic Area – #5

Call to colors and National Anthem
 Kiddie Parade • Costume • Judging • Kids’ Races
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mayor’s Picnic Enjoy a complimentary hot dog, popcorn, water, Cracker Jack and ice cream.
1 p.m. – High School Cappella Concert by Delta V and the Pop Rockets
 2 p.m. MIAW Outdoor Wrestling
Bouncy houses until 4 p.m.
Fireworks show at 9:30 p.m.

Back Again in 2019 Milwaukee County Traveling Beer Garden


July 22 – 28, 2019  Heritage Week!  More information here.

  • Monday, July 22: South Milwaukee Police Department DARE Golf Outing.
  • Tuesday, July 23: St. Luke’s United Church of Christ Ice Cream Social.
  • Wednesday, July 24: Fire Department Spaghetti Dinner.
  • Thursday, July 25: Evening on the Avenue. 4-10 p.m., Milwaukee Avenue. See Heritage Days.  South Milwaukee Downtown Market (extended hours) 3-8 p.m.
  • July 26 – 28: South Milwaukee Lionsfest.  Food, music, games, carnival rides and more! Car Cruise on Friday, Family Day on Sunday.  See http://www.smlions.org/
  • Saturday, July 27: Heritage Day Parade. 11 a.m.
  • Saturday, July 27: Friends of the Mill Pond and Oak Creek Watercourse Duck Race. 2 p.m.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019, Community Night Out – 5:30 – 9:00 p.m.

Rocketober 2018 – Celebrating Fall and Halloween in South Milwaukee
  • Saturday, September 15:  Grant Park Beach Walk. 5-9 p.m.
  • Sunday, September 23: “Integrated Forest Gardening” 10 a.m.-noon.  Meet at Sixth and Milwaukee Avenues.
  • Thursday, September 27:
    • Homecoming Parade, 6 p.m. 15th and Maple, north on 15th to Oak Creek Parkway.
    • Community Pep Rally and Bonfire.  6:45 p.m. High school baseball stadium.
  • Friday, September 28: Homecoming football game. 7 p.m. Cudahy vs. South Milwaukee
  • Saturday, September 29: Fire & Police safety Days. 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. South Milwaukee McDonald’s
  • Thursday, October 4: South Milwaukee Downtown Market Fall Family Festival. 3 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 6: Rocketoberfest. 6:30 p.m. Annual South Milwaukee Football Boosters beer tasting at Pat’s Oak Manor. Tickets available at Pat’s Oak Manor.
  • Friday, October 12: Femmes of Rock. 7:30 p.m. South Milwaukee PAC
  • Saturday, October 13: Friends of the Mill Pond and Oak Creek Watercourse Fall Cleanup. 8 a.m.-noon.  Meet in the high school parking lot.
  • Sunday, October 14: Friends of Grant Park Trek ‘n Treat.  1- 4 p.m. Registration of $2/participant at Area 5.
  • Thursday, October 25:
    • Halloween Ladies Night at C3 Designs. 4-7 p.m.
    • South Milwaukee Library Halloween Party 6-7:30 p.m.
    • Halloween Trivia at Morans’ Pub. 7:30-10:30 p.m.
  • Friday, October 26:
    • Tales & Tombstones. 6 p.m.
    • Zombie House. 5:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Milwaukee Gourmet House
    • Peter Yarrow and Noel Paul Stookey of Peter, Paul & Mary. 7:30 p.m. South Milwaukee PAC.
  • Saturday, October 27:
    • South Milwaukee Little League Kickball and Costume Contest. Noon. 
    • Trunk or Treat free community event at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church. 2-4 p.m.
    • Downtown Trick-or-Treating. 2-5 p.m.
    • Zombie House. 2-7 p.m. Milwaukee Gourmet House
    • Halloween Party at Moran’s Pub. 7 p.m.-2 a.m.
    • Bruce Cockburn, “Bone on Bone” 8 p.m. South Milwaukee PAC
  • Wednesday, October 31:
    • Citywide Halloween Trick-or-Treating. 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
    • Halloween Irish music session at Moran’s Pub. 6:30-9:30 pm.

Saturday, November 23, 2019: Old Fashioned Christmas celebration
  • 3-6 p.m. City Hall activities – food, crafts, movies, and visits with Santa, followed by the city tree lighting ceremony.
  • 6 p.m. Lighted Christmas Parade, presented by South Milwaukee Lions. 15th Avenue near City Hall.

TBA: South Milwaukee Christmas Market. 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. South Milwaukee High School.