Vet Fest

Presenting Sponsor

2018 Sponsors

Green Bay Packers Give Back

George and Anna Clair Gaspar

Mike Grebe

Glen and Elizabeth Armstrong

George Banda

Robert Cocroft

Dirk and Terry Debbink

David and Debbie Drent

Eppstein Uhen Architects

Gibb Building Maintenance



Al Hurvis/ADAMM Education Foundation

Manheim Milwaukee

Northwestern Mutual Military Veterans ERG

Paralyzed Veterans of America Wisconsin Chapter

Peter and Isabelle Pochowski

The Sigma Group


WaterStone Bank

The War Memorial Center hosts VetFest, its annual celebration of service, on Aug. 9, 2018, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

This FREE, family-friendly event will be held on the city’s most sought-after lakefront terrace and will feature the following, most of which are veteran-owned businesses:

The event will feature:

  • Live music from Boomer Nation, Bounding Main, Vintage Mix, Guitars for Vets and Jenny Thiel singing the American Anthem
  • Mess food from Troop Cafe and the famous burgers from Solly’s Grille
  • Beer Garden featuring Westallion Brewery, featuring a special veteran ale
  • 22-Pushup Challenge by Kiss FM’s JMatt to promote awareness of veteran suicide – join us for pushups at 5:15 pm!
  • Military and Milwaukee history exhibits
  • Hands-on exhibits of authentic WWII and Vietnam War uniforms and equipment
  • Treats for veterans served up by Donut Dollies
  • Military vehicles
  • Harley Davidson Jumpstart Rider Experience, motorcycle ride, and historic poster display
  • 50/50 raffle
  • Free entrance and parking!

The public is invited to join us on August 9 to celebrate the service of all our veterans and current military personnel. So save the date and be sure to join us as we celebrate 60 years of honoring veterans at the War Memorial Center!

Corporate sponsorships are available for the event. If you have any questions or would like to sponsor VetFest 2018, please contact WMC Development Director Vicki Chappell via e-mail or at (414) 273-5533.

Support our mission to honor the dead – serve the living

Milwaukee County War Memorial Center
750 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202
(414) 273-5533