Anniversary Events

City Hall Open House (1)


Waukesha JanBoree - January 15-24, 2021

Help us kick-off the 125th Anniversary year with 10 days of winter fun in the City. As part of this event you won’t want to miss the unveiling of the 125th Anniversary Beer from Raised Grain Brewery on Saturday, January 16 at noon. The Goose chase scavenger hunt will also feature items highlighting the City’s 125th Anniversary.

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City Hall Opening Ceremonies - Thursday, February 4, 2021 *Virtual Events*

Enjoy videos and a virtual tour of our new City Hall as we celebrate the official anniversary of our incorporation as a City. 

10am- City Hall Flag Raising Ceremony *Due to COVID-19 the public is asked to watch live on the City's Facebook page

12pm- City Hall Virtual Open House video released on Facebook/Twitter and posted on this webpage. 

6:30pm- City Council Meeting 125th Anniversary Presentation *Due to COVID-19 the public is asked to watch the meeting live online*


Waukesha County Historical Society & Museum. Feature Exhibition: History of Waukesha in 100 Objects - Opening March 2021 *Virtual and In-Person Exhibit*

Waukesha has many stories to tell. Visit the Museum to view a special exhibit featuring objects of Waukesha’s history from 1896 through the present.

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Waukesha Public Library 125th Anniversary Celebrations- Month of April

Celebrate the Library’s 125th Anniversary with an open house, special displays and more!.

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Earth Day Parks Clean-Up - Saturday, April 24

Spend 125 minutes making Waukesha better as we take care of our City for the future

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Waukesha Preservation Alliance’s Historic Preservation Days - Saturday and Sunday, May 15-16, 2021

This event brings local history to life for all ages. Enjoy walking tours and open houses of historic homes and buildings throughout Waukesha.

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Pizza and Polka in the Park - Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Join us in celebrating the unique relationship between the City and Waukesha School District with a party in the Park. 

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Buchnerfest - Saturday, June 12, 2021

Head to Buchner Park for family friendly activities celebrating the history of Buchner Park and stay for the official grand re-opening of Buchner Pool. 

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4th of July Parade and Fireworks - Sunday, July 4, 2021

Celebrate our City’s history at our annual 4th of July Parade and Fireworks

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Tribute Tuesday Concert Birthday Celebration - Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Prior to the Tribute Tuesday Concert, join us for a birthday cake celebration.

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Waukesha Night Out - TBD

Learn about the Waukesha Police and Fire Department and their efforts to keep our City safe. 

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Waukesha Oktoberfest - Friday and Saturday, September 24-25, 2021

Stop by the 125th Anniversary booth at Waukesha Oktoberfest to share your memories of Waukesha for inclusion in the City’s 125th Anniversary time capsule.

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Waukesha Art Crawl - Saturday, October 2, 2021 (Plein Air Competition starts on Monday, September 27)

Head downtown to check out the work of local artists as part of a plein air competition! While downtown, view the art at local galleries and enjoy a bite to eat! There will also be coloring books for the kids featuring local Waukesha landmarks

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Waukesha Unlocked - Saturday and Sunday, October 9-10, 2021

The doors to many City buildings, businesses, restaurants and more will be unlocked highlighting the City's architecture, community, history and operations. Come explore all the City has to offer!  

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125th Anniversary Gala, Waukesha County Courthouse - Friday, November 12, 2021

Get tickets and help us kick-off the 125th Anniversary year with an evening of dinner, drinks, dueling pianos, dancing and more! 

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Waukesha Christmas Parade - Sunday, November 21, 2021

Enjoy the City’s classic Christmas parade as we pay tribute to the City’s history. 

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Year- End Celebration - Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Join us as we seal the contents of the time capsule and conclude our 125th Anniversary Celebration

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