high season: June to August
low season: December to March
shoulder season: April to May, September to November
Weather InformationMilwaukee experiences four distinct seasons. Summers tend to be warm, with an average temperature of 74 degrees in July. Winters see chilly weather, with snow and average temperatures dropping to 20 degrees in January. Spring and fall bring mild and pleasant weather, with temperatures averaging 46 degrees in April and 53 degrees in October.
Crowd InformationJune through August tends to be the busiest time to visit due to the many cultural and outdoor festivals, including Polish Fest, the Lakefront Festival of the Arts, and PrideFest in June; Festa Italiana and German Fest in July; Irish Fest, Mexican Fiesta, and the Wisconsin State Fair in August; and Oktoberfest and the Indian Summer Festival in September. Milwaukee's biggest festival, Summerfest, is an 11-day musical event in June and July.
Closure InformationHotels, shops, and attractions remain open year-round.
When to SaveThe least expensive time to go is January through March, when visitation is low. Prices tend to rise from June through August because of higher demand.
When to BookLast-minute lodging is available most of the year, but for visits during the high season or popular events, book at least two to three months in advance to ensure availability. Visitors with flexible travel plans can take advantage of low last-minute airfares. However, those with a set schedule should book flights at least three weeks in advance to obtain lower prices and ensure availability, especially for travel during the high season.
Information provided by Visit Milwaukee