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City of Milwaukee’s 174th Birthday Party

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5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Bartolotta Catering @ The Grain Exchange
225 E. Michigan Street, Ste #5 Milwaukee Wisconsin, 53202

Happy Birthday Milwaukee!

Join the Milwaukee Press Club in celebrating Milwaukee’s 174th Birthday Party:

Milwaukee will be in the national spotlight this year as the Democratic National Convention comes to our city. The 174th City of Milwaukee Birthday Party will celebrate the people, places and things that make our city “Unconventional.” Join the Milwaukee Press Club on Thursday, January 30, 2020 as we toast to Unconventional Milwaukee.

All politics aside, as Milwaukeeans, we will all be asked to be the best stewards and brand ambassadors in July 2020 when thousands of delegates, business leaders and visitors descend on our city. We will celebrate Milwaukee’s cornerstones including its breweries, Lake Michigan, the Calatrava and of course, the Bronze Fonz. But we’ll also highlight the lesser-known aspects of our city that make us unique.

Test your knowledge of our city by visiting the Milwaukee Press Club website to read about unconventional fun Milwaukee facts.

Follow the City Birthday Party on Facebook and Twitter to learn more about the event and enter the weekly raffle contest to win unique tours and adventures around the city.

Advanced registration deadline is Mon., Jan. 27 and is  $35 per person; on-site registration is $40 per person. Your ticket includes the opportunity to network with fellow Milwaukeans, gourmet food stations by Bartolotta Catering, complimentary beer, birthday cake and a gift for you to take home. Advanced registration is suggested and can be done by booking below.  Checks may be mailed to the MPC at PO Box 176, North Prairie, WI  53153-0176. Cancellations will be accepted up to 48 hours in advance for a full refund.

Please contact Joette Richards at the Milwaukee Press Club at with any questions or call 262-894-2224.

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

Event Sponsors

Lead Presenting Sponsor:

  • Potawatomi Hotel & Casino


  • Meijer


  • Marcus Hotels & Resorts

  • Miller Brewing Co

  • Rogers Behavioral Health

  • Safe House

  • We Energies

Managing Editor:

  • Ascension Wisconsin

  • Gruber Law Offices

  • Mortenson

  • Roundys/Pick N Save

Senior Editor:

  • Children's Hospital of Wisconsin

  • Johnson Controls

  • Kane Communications Group

  • Lake Express Ferry Terminal

  • Lanex

  • Milwaukee Brewers

  • Milwaukee Public Museum

In-Kind Sponsors:

  • 88nine Radio Milwaukee

  • Aggie's Cakes & Pastries

  • Bartolotta's

  • Beer Capitol Distributing

  • Big Shoes Network

  • Canopies

  • Electric Outhouse

  • Milwaukee Downtown

  • Studio Gear

  • Usingers

  • VISIT Milwaukee

  • Wisconsin Public Radio


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