City of Milwaukee’s 178th Birthday Party

Event Details

Join the Milwaukee Press Club in Celebrating Milwaukee’s 178th Birthday!

Join the Milwaukee Press Club as we toast to Milwaukee’s 178th Birthday with more than 400 community and business leaders on Thursday, January 25 from 5:30-8 pm at The Grain Exchange. This year’s party theme, A Vote for Milwaukee, celebrating all the ways Milwaukee will be in the spotlight in 2024, including as the host city for the Republican National Convention.

Event admission includes gourmet food stations by Bartolotta Catering, complimentary beer, birthday cake and a party favor. Cash bar.

*Metered parking is available in the lot across the street on Michigan and Broadway.

If you are interested in sponsoring this event, please email


Register for Event

RSVP by Friday, January 19 by booking below. Cancellations will be accepted up to 48 hours in advance for a full refund.

Tickets: $40/person – advanced and $50/person – at the door

Note: ADVANCED REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT IS REQUIRED. If payment is not received by January 22 your registration will be cancelled and you will need to pay at the door the night of the event.

City of Milwaukee’s 178th Birthday Party


City of Milwaukee’s 178th Birthday Party Ticket – $40 each

City of Milwaukee’s 178th Birthday Party Ticket – Thur., Jan. 25, 2024, at the Grain Exchange.


Attendee Information – 178th City Birthday Party


Event Sponsors

Lead Presenting Sponsor

Potawatomi Hotel & Casino Logo

Editor-in-Chief Sponsors

Ascension Wisconsin Logo Molson Coors Logo Marcus Hotels & Resorts Logo

Managing Editor Sponsors

Gruber Law Offices, LLC Logo Ramlow / Stein Architecture + Interiors Logo Rogers Behavioral Health Logo Roundys-PNS-MM Logo Visit Milwaukee Logo

Senior Editors

GRAEF Logo Laughlin Constable PR Logo Milwaukee Brewers Logo WoodSpring Suites – Milwaukee Logo

In-kind Sponsors

Aggies Baker and Cake Shop Logo Bartolotta Logo Big Shoes Network Logo Molson Coors Logo Mueller Communications LLC Logo Usingers Logo

MPC Endowment

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The endowment carries out its mission by providing scholarships to students, funding journalism-related education programs and supporting activities of the Milwaukee Press Club.


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Support journalistic excellence in Milwaukee and throughout Wisconsin and become part of the oldest continuously operating press club in the country, founded in 1885. The Press Club also supports the MPC Endowment Ltd., which awards annual journalism scholarships to students and provides grants to journalism programs.