10th Annual Carnival Milwaukee Celebration!
Join UEDA on Saturday, February 24, as we celebrate Milwaukee’s culture and diversity with a night full of music, dancing, dining and carnival entertainment! Our 10th Annual Carnival Milwaukee event will be held from 6:30pm to 10:30pm at 1451 Renaissance Place on Prospect Avenue.
Dressed in cultural attire, Carnival costumes and Mardi Gras garb, attendees will have the opportunity to travel the world through an array of familiar and exotic dishes from 20+ restaurants and caterers, enjoy mix of live Afro-Cuban & Latin jazz music performed by De La Buena, a world music set from 88Nine Radio Milwaukee DJ Marcus Doucette, and cultural dance performances and lesson from Salsabrosa MKE and Panadanza. The Carnival raffle and fun photo-booth are also not-to- be-missed!
New this year, UEDA will present 88Nine Radio Milwaukee with the inaugural Carnival Milwaukee ‘Bridge Builder Award’ for their efforts to honor diversity and connect people and places.
In February, Carnival is celebrated around the world — from Brazil to Belgium and Jamaica to New Orleans. Each year UEDA observes this tradition and celebrates Milwaukee’s culture and diversity.
Click below to play video — see what Carnival is all about and check out the Carnival Milwaukee photostream here.
2018 Food Tasting Participants
Abundt & Beyond! Antigua Latin Inspired Kitchen & Catering
Cafe el Sol Cakes by Linda Kay Casablanca China Gourmet
Colectivo Coffee Fusion & Spice Catering Immy’s African Cuisine
Irie Zulu Junior’s Smoked BBQ Johnson’s Soul Rolls Lisa Kaye Catering
Milk & Honey Liqueur Pepper Pot Catering Poetic Pops
Speed Queen BBQ Thai Bar-B-Que Turkitch Turkish Kitchen
Uppa Yard Jamaican Screaming Tuna Xankia Zarletti Restaurant
2017 Raffle Donors
42 Ale House Dave Glenn ComedySportz Discovery World
FirstStage Clear & Fresh Water Goody Gourmet’s Lakefront Brewery
Milwaukee Admirals Milwaukee Brewers Milwaukee Chamber Theater
Milwaukee Film Milwaukee Repertory Theater
Marcus Center for the Performing Arts Natural Touch Massage Nail Bar Milwaukee
Office Copying Equipment Ltd. Outpost Natural Foods Pabst Theater Group
Patricia Kline Potawatomi Hotel & Casino St. Paul’s Fish Market
The Brass Rooster Ye Olde Manor House Bed & Breakfast
EWH Small Business Accounting Cecelia “The Queen” Gilbert
Goyke & Associates Greater Milwaukee Association of Realtors
Mega Cleaners Mueller Communications
P3 Development Group VISIT Milwaukee
Kelben Foundation Kimberly Njoroge Real Estate
Sales Consultants of Brookfield
What is Carnival Milwaukee?
Milwaukee is known as the City of Festivals, holding individual ethnic and
cultural festivals each year. Carnival Milwaukee is an annual event that
celebrates ALL of our ethnic and cultural heritages. Attendees will be
dressed in costumes and cultural attire and enjoy music, flavorful exotic
dishes and live entertainment from around the world.
Party with a Purpose at Carnival Milwaukee!
Enjoy this opportunity to celebrate our cultural diversity with an evening of fun & entertainment, while supporting local businesses and raising funds to support UEDA’s programs & operations, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
Participating businesses are locally-owned and operated, contributing to the economic vitality of our community. We encourage you to patronize and support them! Find a list of past Carnival Milwaukee Food Tasting participants on our About Carnival Milwaukee page.
This fundraiser supports UEDA, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, in its collaborative work in areas such as foreclosure mitigation, public transportation and jobs, sustainable homeownership and the regional food economy. This work includes initiatives such as Take Root Milwaukee, the Food Enterprise Development Network and Coalition for Advancing Transit. About UEDA