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Urban Economic Development Association (UEDA) of Wisconsin
1915 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Suite 260
Milwaukee, WI 53212
Phone: (414) 562-9904


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Carnival Milwaukee a success!
Thank you to all of our Members, partners and community supporters that joined2016 Carnival mask us for our annual fundraiser, Carnival Milwaukee on Saturday, February 27! We are honored to host an event that celebrates Milwaukee's culture and diversity while supporting locally-owned food businesses and talented area performers.

A list of this year's participants can be found at www.CarnivalMilwaukee.com or check out our 2016 Recognition Flier here. If you missed the evening’s festivities - or want to relive the fun - take a look at pictures from this year's event here or this article from the Milwaukee Independent.

This event helps raise funds for UEDA's collaborative work in areas such as sustainable homeownership, public transportation & jobs, foreclosure mitigation, small business & entrepreneur support and the regional food economy. 

Check out our Carnival Milwaukee video, which showcases the event, who participates and the fun to be had. And...Save the Date for Carnival Milwaukee 2017: Saturday, February 25!

In February and March people from all around the world participate in cultural celebrations, such as Carnival Brazil, Mardi-Gras in New Orleans, Carnival Jamaica, Carnival Mazatlan, and Carnival Cologne in Germany. This event highlights Milwaukee’s cultural treasures, including food, music and cultural entertainment and activities representative of Carnival celebrations from around the world.  

Each year, Carnival Milwaukee includes:

  • A Food Tasting that includes local restaurants and caterers showcasing their specialties for your sampling pleasure – taking you from Jamaica to Germany, the Gulf Coast to the Caribbean, France to the American South, Italy to the Middle East and Latin America to Asia.

  • Live entertainment by a range of music and cultural partners.

  • A fabulous Raffle, Wine Toss and guests in Carnival costumes or cultural attire.

Interested in learning more? Click here to view a short video about Carnival Milwaukee featuring former UEDA Executive Director Bill Johnson.

One of our guests wrote a column for The Capital Times that captures the purpose and what we at UEDA hoped people would experience at Carnival:  "Rather, it represented the far deeper realization among Milwaukee’s vast talent pool that healthy communities require healthy culture, genuine communication and collaboration among people of good will of all races."
Link to the article here:
Carnival shows Milwaukee’s gathering steam

The success of this event can be attributed to the involvement of a wide range of committed volunteers, sponsors and partners. Their involvement and support helps UEDA raise funds to establish a strong foundation for our programs each year. View a list of Sponsors, Restaurants and Caterers, Cultural Partners and more at www.carnivalmilwaukee.com. If you are interested in serving on the event planning committee, please Contact Us.