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
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.
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 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