Thinking of a short road trip? Here are June celebrations along the I-94 corridor from Milwaukee to Chicago:

PrideFest

When: June 6 to 9

Where: Henry W. Maier Festival Park, 200 N. Harbor Drive in Milwaukee

Known for: The Pride Parade, live music, fitness demonstrations

More information: www.pridefest.com

Chicago Blues Festival

When: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. June 7 to 9

Where: Jay Pritzker Pavilion, 201 E. Randolph St., Chicago

Known for: Billed as the largest free blues festival in the world — and the largest of Chicago’s music festivals — more than 500,000 fans are expected at the three-day festival.And guess what? It’s free.

More information: www.cityofchicago.org

Milwaukee Firkin

When: June 8

Where: Cathedral Square Park, 520 E. Wells St. in Milwaukee

Known for: This craft beer festival — with more than 40 all-cask conditioned barrels, or firkins — also features live music and more than 150 different brews.

More information: www.milwaukeefirkin.com

River Rhythms

When: 6:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays, June 12 to Aug. 28

Where: Pere Marquette Park, 950 N. Old World Third St. in Milwaukee

Known for: Great view of the river during the free outdoor performances featuring local musicians.

More information: www.westown.org

Polish Fest

When: June 14 to 16

Where: Henry W. Maier Festival Park, 200 N. Harbor Drive in Milwaukee

Known for: Billed as America’s largest Polish festival, the three-day festival has brought the best of Polish culture and heritage to Milwaukee’s lakefront for nearly 36 years. Includes traditional food and music, as well as vodka tastings, the Chopin youth piano competition and the Little Miss Polish Fest pageants.

More information: www.polishfest.org

Cathedral Square Marketplace

When: 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays, June 15 to Oct. 12

Where: Cathedral Square Park, 520 E. Wells St. in Milwaukee

Known for: Fresh produce from more than 100 Wisconsin farmers, locally made crafts, live local entertainment, crafters, bakers and chefs, plus dance workshops.

More information: www.easttown.com

Lakefront Festival of Art

When: June 21 to 23

Where: Milwaukee Art Museum, 700 N. Art Museum Drive in Milwaukee

Known for: Beautiful art from 170 jury-selected artists from across the nation on the lakefront

More information: lfoa.mam.org

Music in the Park

When: 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, June 19 to Aug. 14 (no concert on July 3) and Mondays, July 8 to Aug. 26

Where: Lake Park Summer Stage, 2975 N. Lake Park Road in Milwaukee

Known for: Musical Mondays is celebrating its 22nd season of free concerts, with a diverse lineup. The Wednesday performances (also free) are geared toward children and families.

More information: www.lakeparkfriends.org

Concerts in the Gardens

When: 6:30 p.m. Thursdays, June 20 to Aug. 29

Where: Boerner Botanical Gardens, 9400 Boerner Drive in Hales Corners

Known for: The Concord Chamber Orchestra will kick off this free summer series, which invites music lovers to pack a picnic along with their blankets and lawn chairs. Admission to the Boerner Botanical Gardens is free for concertgoers after 6 p.m.

More information: www.wimmercommunities.com

Summer Soulstice

When: Noon to midnight on June 22

Where: Prospect and Farwell avenues, along North Avenue, in Milwaukee

Known for: The free, one-day street festival will offer three stages of live music, along with yoga demonstrations, arts and crafts and family activities.

More information: www.theeastside.org

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