UEDA's Annual "Party with a Purpose'

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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 more than 25 local restaurants and caterers, and enjoy mix of live Afro-Caribbean & Latin jazz music performed by De La Buena, a world music set from local DJ, and a cultural dance performance and lesson. 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!



2018 Food Tasting Participants

Abundt & Beyond!     Cakes by Linda Kay     Casablanca

Funky Fresh Spring Rolls     Lisa Kaye Catering     Screaming Tuna

Xankia     Zarletti Restaurant

2017 Raffle Donors

Dave Glenn     ComedySportz     Glorious Malone’s Fine Sausage

Milwaukee Admirals     Milwaukee Film     Milwaukee Repertory Theater

Nail Bar Milwaukee     Office Copying Equipment Ltd.     Outpost Natural Foods


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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.

headmaskParty 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-dancelineowned 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