After many conversations and thoughtful consideration, the Washington Heights Neighborhood Association (WHNA) made the decision to cancel the Boulevard Bash 2020, due to the uncertainty regarding large gatherings due to COVID-19. This announcement comes after the event was previously scheduled for August, 29th. The WHNA looks forward to coming together with neighbors and vendors to continue this popular event in a safe manner next year.

Other Events In the Community

Due to COVID-19 the events below for 2020 have been postponed or cancelled. Updates will be published here should new dates be scheduled.

Art Walk
April and November
Held twice a year (April and November), the Art Walk gives participants a chance to view and buy unique, original 
art from local artists and shops on Vliet St. and North Ave.

Block Parties
May – October
Every block that has a block party schedules it to accommodate their block. Check your door for a notice. If your block doesn’t usually have a block party, consider organizing one!

Bloom and Groom

Mid to late May
Establish in 2000, Bloom and Groom is an opportunity for our Washington Heights’ community to purchase beautiful plants and flowers at a significant discount as the result of Lowe’s in-kind support and the Neighborhood Improvement Development Corporation’s (NIDC’s) matching funds. Bloom and Groom is held at the Community Garden northwest corner of 49th and Lloyd.

Now We Praise
Fridays 6PM – 9PM, June to August
(No show on August 21st)
Now We Praise or Neighborhood Outdoor Worship is a free family music festival held at the Washington Park bandshell.

Washington Park Wednesdays
Wednesdays 5PM – 8:30PM, July  and  August
Bring your dinner or purchase food from local food vendors. Just be sure to head east to the bandshell on Wednesday evenings in July and August. Series presented by Washington Park Neighbors with support from the Milwaukee County Parks, Washington Heights Neighborhood Association, Washington Park Neighbors, Washington Heights Rainbow Association and Martin Drive Neighborhood. Special thanks to Brewcity Bruisers, Community Pie, Park People, MCFI and Artists Working in Education.
Interested in volunteering with this concert series? Contact Jane at

January, usually on a Saturday

Sponsored by the Urban Ecology Center (UEC) at  Washington Park. Great day of sledding, skating, igloo building and many fun events for kids. The UEC offers gardening, recreation and environmental programs for kids and adults all year long. Stop by to pick up a schedule. Better yet, join the UEC as a member.


It takes many volunteers to ensure the success of these events. Please consider getting involved in your community. Just contact the person in charge of the events you’re able to help with.

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