An annual UEDA Event

CarnivalMKE this Saturday!

Carnival Milwaukee 2016 was a success!

Thank you to all of our Members, partners and community supporters that joined us for our annual fundraiser, Carnival Milwaukee on Saturday, February 27! We are honored to host an event that celebrates Milwaukee’s culture and diversity while supporting locally-owned food businesses and talented area performers.

A list of this year’s participants and event sponsors can be found at on the 2016 Carnival Milwaukee Recognition Flyer. If you missed the evening’s festivities – or want to relive the fun – take a look at pictures from this year’s fun read a recap from the Milwaukee Independent.

Special thank you to our 2016 cultural partners: De La Buena, Salsabrosa Dance Company, Arcadia Productions, Patrica Kline and Today & Forever Video Production.

And…Save the Date for Carnival Milwaukee 2017: Saturday, February 25!

This event helps raise funds for UEDA’s collaborative work in areas such as sustainable homeownership, public transportation & jobs, foreclosure mitigation, small business & entrepreneur support and the regional food economy.

Join UEDA on Saturday, February 27
for Carnival Milwaukee!

Be one of 300 people to join UEDA this year in celebrating Milwaukee’s culture and diversity through food, fun and Carnival festivities! This year’s fundraiser will feature live music by De La Buena, a dance performance and lesson by Salsabrosa Dance Company, larger than life puppets created by Arcadia Productions, games, raffle prizes a festive photo station — and of course, our infamous Carnival Milwaukee Food Tasting, featuring dishes from more than 22 local restaurants, caterers and producers.carnival 2016 w text

DETAILS:  Saturday, February 27, 2016
7:00-11:00pm at the Zoofari Conference Center

Located at 9715 W. Bluemound Road, Milwaukee (MAP)
Tickets: $50 per person
(includes food, live entertainment & parking)
Online ticket sales are now closed but

If you’ve been before, you KNOW it’s one of the most fun fundraiser events in town!
If you’ve never been before, see what you’ve missed 
here and JOIN US!  

This event raises funds for UEDA and supports local businesses and organizations that contribute to the economic and cultural vitality of Milwaukee.  Check out pictures from our 2015 event here – and you’ll see it is an evening not to be missed!

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.

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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.

2016 FOOD TASTING Participants


The Food Tasting includes local restaurants and caterers showcasing their specialties for your sampling pleasure – taking you from Jamaica to Germany, the Gulf Coast to the Caribbean, France to the American South, Italy to the Middle East and Latin America to Asia.

Food Tasting Participants Include:

Antigua Latin Restaurant     Baked Custom Desserts     The Big Eazy

Cakes by Linda Kay     Casa Noble     Cempazuchi     China Gourmet

Colectivo Coffee     Fusion & Spice Catering     Garfields 502

Green Hearts LLC     HeartLove Place     Irie Zulu

Larry’s Hoagies & Bar-B-Que Station     Lisa Kaye Catering

Martha’s Pimento Cheese     Pepper Pot Catering     Speed Queen BBQ

Taste and More by Renee     Terri Lynn’s Express Thai Lotus

Xankia     Zarletti Restaurant

Check back often for an updated list.

2016 Event SPONSORS & MEDIA Partners

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We EnergiesOvalC       Goyke & Associates


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Educators Credit Union     Great Midwest Bank     Kelben Foundation

Sales Consultants of Brookfield     Stephen & Jane Chernof

2016 RAFFLE Prizes Donated by:

Black Shoe Hospitality (Maxie’s/Blue’s Egg/Story Hill BKC)     Buckley’s Restaurant & Bar

Christina Klose     City of Milwaukee DCD     ComedySportz Milwaukee     Dave Glenn

Elegant Vegan     Garfield 502     Harley-Davidson Motor Company

Jaimer’s Floral     Lakefront Brewery     Lamplight Farms, Inc.     Loews Hotel

Marcus Hotels & Resorts     Milwaukee Art Museum      Milwaukee Brewers

Milwaukee Bucks     Milwaukee Film     Milwaukee Repertory Theater

MODA3     Nail Bar Milwaukee     Natural Touch Massage     Pabst Theater Group

Patricia Klein     Resting Place Massage Therapy     Shaker’s Cigar Bar

Sophisticated Man Boutique     Speed Queen BBQ     St. Paul Fish Company

The Bartolotta Restaurants     The Brass Rooster & The Hen House

The Juice Kitchen     Transfer Pizzeria     UrbanMilwaukee

Check out the 2015 Carnival Milwaukee Recognition Flier, which lists all
Food Tasting Participants, Sponsors, Raffle Donors and more.


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           

Comments on: "CarnivalMKE this Saturday!" (4)

  1. Dorothy K Dean said:

    Hi, Sounds like great fun!! Do you have plans for handicapped people? Can’t stand for more than about 10 minutes but I’d love to enjoy the food and the music and dancing.

    • Kristi@UEDA said:

      Yes – we will have seating available for guests, which will accommodate people with disabilities. Also, staff or our volunteers at check-in can assist with any other requests!

  2. Reblogged this on KASANA – MKE and commented:
    Join KASANA at Carnival Milwaukee! We will be serving up some tasty offerings. Don your green, purple & gold. See you there!

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