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Plan Your Summer in Downtown West Bend

Published: March 29, 2023 | Article Views: 416

Downtown West Bend comes alive each summer with exciting festivals, outdoor recreation, shopping, dining, and more. Whether you’re walking, pedaling, or paddling, downtown is packed with possibilities.

Festivals & Events

Nothing says summer in Wisconsin like festivals, and West Bend’s summer calendar is full to the brim. The Downtown West Bend Farmers Market, voted the best in Wisconsin, takes place each Saturday throughout the summer with fresh produce, handmade crafts, delicious food, and live music lines the streets of the Tower Heritage Center. Music on Main’s electric lineup of bands and artists across genres provides free entertainment for all ages every Thursday night.

Outdoor Recreation

The beautiful sunshine and warm summer weather set the perfect scene for getting outside. The Downtown Riverwalk runs through the heart of West Bend with beautiful views of the Milwaukee River. But the river isn’t just a pretty view. The boat launches on the riverwalk are the perfect spot to drop in your kayak or canoe. If you’re looking to travel on land, try the Eisenbahn State Trail, perfect for a walk, run, or bike through downtown past the Museum of Wisconsin Art. The best way to tour West Bend is with Geocaching, a scavenger hunt throughout the city, with many caches within the downtown area. Download the Geocaching app on your phone and start a treasure hunt and explore West Bend.


Downtown West Bend is a year-round shopping destination, with boutiques, hobby stores, home décor, and even more on Main Street and beyond. Take a stroll through downtown, you never know what you’ll find! There’s amazing finds and sweet deals for shoppers of all ages and interests.


If you’re spending a weekend in West Bend, you’ll have plenty of chances to try many of the delicious restaurants downtown. No matter what you’re craving, downtown dining has the spot for you. As you sit down for a tasty dish, snap a picture and submit it to our Restaurant Photo Contest for a chance to win a $50 gift card for your next visit.

Main Street may be under construction, but downtown West Bend is still as lively and inviting as ever. A memorable summer weekend isn’t far away. Plan your visit to West Bend today!



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