Downtown Waukesha

After a couple of seasons of downtown construction, and with a new brand and fresh makeover of the downtown Waukesha business district area, it’s nice to know that #LiveLoveWaukesha is back in full force and effect with its summer events and activities. Please join us.


Discover Downtown Waukesha Events:


Waukesha Farmers’ Market

Waukesha’s Friday Night Live

Waukesha GuitarTown

Waukesha Silver Bells

Live Love Waukesha

Ice Cream Kids

The end to Waukesha’s Friday Night Live is in sight…

Is Waukesha Friday Night Live over?

Remember the classic 1971 song, “American Pie” by Don McLean. The song is a tribute to the February 3, 1959, plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa, that claimed the lives of rock and roll musicians Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J. P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson. The world lost a lot of great musicians and a lot of music that day.

Fast forward to the current day in the city of Waukesha, WI.

The words, “The day, the music…. died,” resonate as I foresee the bleak future for downtown Waukesha if city officials get their way. Every resident and downtown… Continue reading

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WAUKESHA — For 11 years the Sprizzo Gallery Caffe’ operated in downtown Waukesha. Just this past weekend the business closed its doors at 363 W. Main Street for good.

Citing the upcoming construction this month on West Main Street, Owner Karla Harper said the Sprizzo restaurant officially closed down over the weekend. In an online article published today by Sarah Pryor, Harper told the Freeman:


“Even with an amazing pro-active city staff, it is simply too challenging for Sprizzo or any business to weather two consecutive years of road construction and closed streets,” Harper said. “Sprizzo only has one customer entrance. Blocking that entrance and removing sidewalks and… Continue reading

Did Catherine Huelsman bully her way into taking over WDBA event that set 2013 Guinness World Record?

Today’s Waukesha Freeman has a story about how the City of Waukesha Chamber of Commerce (CWCC) simply “took over” the annual Waukesha Christmas Tree lighting event that originated and was operated by the Waukesha Downtown Business Association (WDBA) since 1999.

Catherine Huelsman, President, Board of Directors CWCC sent a 09-04-2014 memo (See Below) to WDBA members indicating that her organization will be running the tree lighting – not the WDBA!

In part the memo (attached below) states:

Working with the property owner and City Hall, the City of Waukesha Chamber… Continue reading

I love Waukesha!  I was born here and I’ve lived here for the majority of my life.  There are so many reasons to visit the local downtown Waukesha area, and so many events happening in and around our great city throughout the year. I want to offer a tribute to those who help make it happen – to everyone responsible in making our city a vibrant community of exciting fun, great food, and beautiful art.

Unfortunately not everyone shares my opinion, and they don’t think twice about publishing their negative rhetoric; most times targeting and criticizing specific individuals who work very hard in making this city a great… Continue reading