UEDA's Annual "Party with a Purpose'

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10th Annual Carnival Milwaukee a Success!

Many thanks to the 285+ people who joined us on Saturday, February 24 at this year’s Carnival Milwaukee! It was another festive and lively event with 20+ local food vendors, live music by De La Buena and Samba da Vida MKE, dancing (WOW!) by Salsabrosa MKE and Panadanza Dance Company, and DJ Marcus Doucette spun some tunes. Because we party with a purpose we also recognized our friends at 88Nine Radio Milwaukee as the inaugural Carnival Milwaukee Bridge Builder for their efforts to honor diversity and connect people and places. We’ve posted a few pictures on the UEDA Facebook page – more to follow in the next few days!


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

SALA – Modern Sicilian Dining     St. Paul’s Fish Market     The Brass Rooster

The Sophisticated Man Boutique     Ye Olde Manor House Bed & Breakfast


             PNC logo

Atid Properties    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 sustainable homeownership and housing, financial empowerment, small business growth, regional transportation, and the local food economy. This work includes initiatives such as Take Root Milwaukee, Financial Equity Group, Money Smart Week, the Food Enterprise Development Network and Coalition for Advancing Transit.  About UEDA