UEDA's Annual "Party with a Purpose'

You’re Invited!

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


             PNC logo

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.

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