The mouth-watering food is the best part about Downtown Waukesha. Restaurants serve up sandwiches of all kinds, perfectly salty French fries, and of course, cold beer. Every spot to eat is unique, proudly run by locals, and delicious!
Hey all you night owls! Come on downtown and have a hoot! Whether you’re in the mood for something crafty, social, or chillaxing, we’ve got just the thing!
Downtown Waukesha is all about art – live music, giant murals, even tattoos! Check out the artists along Main St. during Friday Night Live, find a gallery to love, or catch a show at the Waukesha Civic Theatre.
Downtown Waukesha has so many places to shop, it’s hard to know where to start. You can buy a grandfather clock and a gelato on the same block! To help you out, we hand-picked a couple of the neighborhood’s most notable spots.
Take a Tour!
Even Downtown Waukesha locals enjoy our self-guided historical walking tours. Choose from two Historic Downtown Waukesha walking tours, the Public Art walking tour, and challenge yourself to visit all of the Guitar Town murals!
Historic Downtown Waukesha Walking Tours
City of Waukesha Public Art Walking Tour
The sky’s the limit when it comes to family friendly entertainment! From movie nights under the stars to shopping and downtown bebopping, Downtown Waukesha has got fun for the whole fam!
Get fit, take a stroll, and soak up the sunshine at one of our many parks and gardens! Downtown Waukesha welcomes outdoor enthusiasts with friendly walking paths, playgrounds, river recreation, pools, and more.
Welcome to Downtown Waukesha’s vibrant, open-air farmers market. Annually from the first week in May to the last week in October, this rain or shine event makes historic Downtown Waukesha your destination for fresh, locally grown produce. And did we mention there’s live music?
12 weeks. 9 stages. More than 70 musicians. Are you ready to rock out in the ‘Sha? Join us for our summertime concert series that runs from June through August in the most awesome city in Wisconsin!
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Take your lunch break to the riverwalk! Wednesdays from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Riverside Rhythms is your ticket to good vibes, good music, and good food from local vendors. Keep an eye out for our Vendor of the Day and kick off your summer season with great taste!
It’s the most wonderful time of the year when we deck out our charming downtown area with twinkling lights, festive carols, and horse drawn carriage rides. Celebrate with us every holiday season from Thanksgiving through Christmas.
A few upcoming events...
Springtime in France, French Wine Tasting- Crush Wine Bar
Springtime in France- French Wine Tasting & wine club-Waukesha | crush wine bar (crushwaukesha.com) Ah, springtime in France!...
Friday Night Live
Friday Night Live in Downtown Waukesha (waukeshadba.com) The Friday Night Live outdoor music event takes place every summer...
Waukesha Farmers’ Market
Waukesha Farmers Market – Saturdays May 4 – October 26 (waukeshadba.com) For over 20 years the Waukesha Farmers’...