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Explore Downtown Waukesha

There are so many places to explore in Downtown Waukesha, it’s hard to know where to start.
Whether you’re looking for a place to grab a bite (or a brew), shop, or hang out, our downtown district has what you’re looking for!

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Come for Bier, Freunde und Fun! Join us for a taste of Deutschland in the heart of Waukesha at Frame Park!

Wauk-Tober Tickets on Sale Now

Wauk-Tober: Beer & Wine Walk

The City of Waukesha and the City of Waukesha Chamber of Commerce present the fifth annual Wauk-Tober Wine & Beer Walk in Downtown Waukesha. This is a great event aimed at showcasing all that Downtown has to offer. Enjoy Wisconsin craft beer or wine samples from around the world and complimentary appetizers at unique Downtown Waukesha businesses and shops. We even have a variety of non-alcoholic beverages and discounted tickets for designated drivers or those who prefer an alcohol free evening.


Miss your chance to attend this year’s event? Sign up for our email newsletter and follow us on social media for the most up-to-date information. Tickets for next year’s Wauk-Tober event will go on sale in September.

Waukesha Farmers’ Market

For over 20 years the Waukesha Farmers’ Market has been a thriving asset to our community and is one of the largest Farmers’ Markets in the state. It features Wisconsin grown products and businesses and has become a Saturday morning ritual for thousands of people every May-October. Saturdays 8:00 a.m. – Noon.

Happy family trick-or-treating in Downtown Waukesha

Downtown Trick-or-Treating

Come to Downtown Waukesha with the kids and trick or treat at many of the local businesses. Trick-or-treating is on October 28, 2023 from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Collage of scarecrows in front of Downtown Waukesha businesses

Downtown Waukesha Scarecrows

Downtown Waukesha businesses embrace the spirit of October by adorning their storefronts with charming scarecrows.

It’s always a good time for some “you” time. Whether you’re looking to freshen your entire look or just hit the refresh button, Downtown Waukesha salons and spas are ready to be of service!

Pamper & Polish

When in Southeast Wisconsin, you'll find there's no better location to wine and dine than Downtown Waukesha! Our one-of-a-kind downtown district is home to many perfect-for-date-night restaurants & bars.

Wine & Dine

Rock out. Cozy up. Read more. Whatever your plans may be, Downtown Waukesha has everything you're looking for and more. Check out our recommendations for devoting your day to coffee and classics.

Coffee & Classics

Our trendy district is home to an eclectic mix of attractions, from shops to art galleries, cafes, restaurants, and other unique boutiques. It shouldn't surprise anyone, then, to learn that it's also a destination where you can get the best brews and tattoos in the metro area.

Brews & Tattoos

Everyone knows that Downtown Waukesha is historic, charming, and awesome. But did you know that we’re also classy? Our downright delightful downtown is your destination for discovering passions, learning new skills, and turning talent into works of art.

Keep it Classy

Looking for a place to begin your happily ever after? Charming Downtown Waukesha is a delightful destination to host your wedding!

Get Hitched

Upcoming Events

12 Angry Men- Waukesha Civic Theatre

  • 264 W Main Street
  • Adult: $30
    Senior/Military: $27
    Subscriber/Groups: $24
    Under 18: $21

12 Angry Men – Waukesha Civic Theatre A 19-year-old man has just stood trial for the fatal stabbing...

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Waukesha Farmers’ Market

  • Waukesha State Bank employee parking lot

Waukesha Farmers Market – Saturdays May 4 – October 26 ( For over 20 years the Waukesha Farmers’...

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Tailspin, Live Music- Nice Ash Cigar Bar

  • 323 W Main Street

Calendar – Nice Ash Cigar Bar ( Kenosha Wisconsin’s Premier adult contemporary music ensemble The Tailspin Band is...

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