The Village of Shorewood, Wisconsin, kicks off the holiday season with its annual Holiday Shopwalk on Saturday, December 6. This popular holiday celebration takes place throughout the day from 10 a.m. To 5 p.m. In Shorewood’s business district along Oakland Avenue and Capitol Drive.
Sponsored by the Shorewood Business Improvement District, the day will include:
- - Complimentary trolley rides along Oakland Avenue and Capitol Drive from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. sponsored by Eastmore Real Estate
- - Special offers and complimentary refreshments available at select merchants.
- - Carolers will entertain and inspire shoppers with their holiday spirit.
- - A visit from Santa from 12-3 p.m. at Gilda's Club Southeastern Wisconsin, 4050 N. Oakland Ave.
SPECIAL ATTRACTION: ICE-CARVING EXHIBITION
See world-renowned, award-winning professional ice carvers create stunning masterpieces out of frosty blocks of ice. Many thanks to Don Berg and Winter Fun Inc. for coordinating this event. Check out the carvers starting at 10 a.m. at these 18 locations:
Allstate Insurance-Andrew McCabe Agency
4451 N. Oakland Ave. Sculptor: Greg Moerner-Milwaukee, Wis.
Baskin-Robbins 31 Flavors
4164 N. Oakland Ave. Sculptor: Jeff Olson-Egg Harbor, Wis.
Catholic Family Life Insurance
1572 E. Capitol Dr. Sculptor: Dave Andrews-Wauwatosa, Wis.
1325 E. Capitol Dr. Sculptor: Mark Mayzik- Franklin, Wis.
Edward Jones-Mike O’Brien/Schramm Management-Mike Schramm
2323 E. Capitol Dr. Sculptor: K Dyer-Rockford, Ill.
Garden Room-Anaba Tea Room
2107 E. Capitol Dr. Sculptor: Kevin Sawicki-Cudahy, Wis.
Gilded Edge Lakeshore
4401 N. Oakland Ave. (sponsored by the Shorewood Business Improvement District)
Sculptor: Lynn Darnell, Oconomowoc, Wis.
Harleys: The Store for Men
4009 N. Oakland Ave. Sculptor: Paul Hess-Shorewood, Wis.
Harry’s Bar & Grill 3549 N. Oakland Ave.
Sculptor: Ann Marie Harder-Hartland, Wis.
Nehring’s Sendik’s on Oakland
4027 N. Oakland Ave. Sculptor: Krista Gustafson-Belvidere, Ill.
North Shore Bank
4414 N. Oakland Ave. Sculptor: Bob Lechtenberg-Menomonee Falls, Wis.
Northshore Funeral Services
3601 N. Oakland Ave. Sculptor: Andy Haas-Milwaukee, Wis.
4022 N. Oakland Ave. Sculptor: Mike Sponholz-Milwaukee, Wis.
Harry W. Schwartz Bookshop
4093 N. Oakland Ave. Sculptor: Craig Yanek-Milwaukee, Wis.
Shorewood Press/Robert Laurence Salon
4060 N. Oakland Ave. Sculptor: Dan Ingebrigson-Franklin, Wis.
SHOP/Another Look/Northshore Wheels/Cafe Nation-Smoothie Nation
1918 E. Capitol Dr. Sculptor: Joe Haas-Oconomowoc, Wis.
Stowell Associates Select Staff
4485 N. Oakland Ave. Sculptor: Chris Andrews-West Allis, Wis.
Village Pub & Grill/American Family Insurance-Pete Gramoll Agency
4488 N. Oakland Ave. Sculptor: Gina Diliberti-Milwaukee, Wis.
Please click here to download an event program.
Great music all day! Gorgeous art! Free art classes for kids of any age! Food by North Star American Bistro, coffee and smoothies by Last Drop Coffee Shoppe. Don’t let the rain keep you away! (Enter the high school parking lot at Oakland Ave. and Shorewood Blvd.)
Exciting Events Attract Shoppers To The Community
• The name says it all: Showcase Shorewood! And that’s exactly what we plan to do when the spotlight is on our Village and all the great reasons to live, work and shop here. Showcase Shorewood will take place on Saturday, September 13 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. throughout the Shorewood business district. The day will be filled with exciting activities including sidewalk sales, special in-store promotions, and a fine art and craft fair and business expo on the lawn of Shorewood High School. Free trolley rides will provide convenient transportation along Oakland and Capitol to see all the action. Plus, live music will be performed all day on the high school lawn. Don’t miss this opportunity to experience all the great reasons that make the Village of Shorewood such a special place - to live, to work, to shop.
Join us on Saturday, September 13, from 10-5 throughout the Shorewood business district along Oakland Avenue and Capitol Drive. All activities and events are FREE!
- • A fine art and craft fair and business expo will take place on the lawn of Shorewood High School, 1701 E. Capitol Drive. Discover handsome artwork to buy! Talk to Village and business representatives and learn about our community and civic groups.
- • Enjoy live music on the steps of the high school auditorium: 10 a.m. Don Linke, classical guitar; 11:30 a.m. Jackie Brown, acoustic rock; 1 p.m. John Egan, jazz vocals; 2:30 p.m. Caribbean Eclipse, calypso drums; and 4 p.m. Trio de Janeiro, bossa nova and Latin lounge.
- • Food and beverages for sale on the high school lawn from North Star American Bistro, voted one of Milwaukee’s Top 25 restaurants.
- • Free art classes for kids presented by Artists Working in Education (AWE) on the high school lawn from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Bring the whole family!
- • Watch award-winning artist Shelby Keefe create an original impressionistic painting from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in front of Harleys: The Store for Men, 4009 N. Oakland Avenue.
- • Free face painting by Sparkles the Clown from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in front of Nehring’s Sendik’s on Oakland, 4027 N. Oakland Avenue. And don’t miss their cookout!
- • Ride the free trolley from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. along Oakland Avenue and Capitol Drive, sponsored by the Shorewood Men’s Club and Nehring’s Sendik’s on Oakland.
5th Annual Criterium Cycling Classic Rolls Into Shorewood on July 17 Presented by the Shorewood Foundation
Get ready, Shorewood! The summer’s most fantastic bike race, the 5th annual Shorewood Criterium, returns to our Village on Thursday, July 17. This popular event is part of the Point Premium Root Beer International Cycling Classic - also known as “Superweek” - the world’s largest, multi-category cycling event in the U.S. This 40th annual event will take place from July 11-27 and feature races in 12 city centers throughout eastern Wisconsin.The Criterium is a powerful fusion of the best athletes in the world and today’s high-tech bicycles in an explosion of speed, power and excitement. The event features hundreds of top professional and elite amateur cyclists and teams from across the U.S. plus more than 20 foreign countries!
This year’s Criterium is presented by the Shorewood Foundation with Major/Title Sponsors Tim Hart D.D.S and Rainbow Jersey Bicycles. The race is produced by the Shorewood Business Improvement District (BID).
The men’s and women’s Pro/Am races will start at approximately 4 p.m. The day’s events will also feature a Junior Bike Roll for neighborhood children ages 3-7 with helmets. Plus, Shorewood shoppers are encouraged to register to win one of two Trek Lime bicycles by visiting any participating Shorewood business. Winners will be drawn at approximately 8 p.m. after the races are over on July 17.
The 5th annual Shorewood Criterium will again wind its way through the heart of Shorewood’s business district and neighboring residential streets. “We’re excited about bringing this great race back to our community for the fifth year in a row,” says Tim Ryan, President of the Shorewood BID Board of Directors. “The Criterium’s successful record of attracting thousands of spectators and potential shoppers offers many advantages to businesses and we encourage everyone to join in and help promote the race.” Major/Title sponsors of the race are Tim Hart D.D.S. and Rainbow Jersey Bicycles.
Many thanks to our other race sponsors: Garden Room/Anaba Tea Room, Orthopaedic Hospital of Wisconsin, Eastmore Real Estate, North Shore Bank, Harry’s Bar & Grill, Harleys: The Store for Men, Culver’s in Shorewood, Hubbard Park Lodge, Sunrise Senior Living, American Family/Peter Gramoll Agency, Shorewood’s Baskin-Robbins 31 Flavors, Nehring’s Sendik’s on Oakland, Northshore Wheels, Shorewood Family Chiropractic, State Farm Insurance/Diana Kostal Agency, the Shorewood Men’s Club, Allstate Insurance/Andrew McCabe Agency, Chiropractic Company, Village Pub & Grille, North Star American Bistro, the Plaisted Group, Caprile Marketing/Design, Edward Jones/Mike O’Brien, Integrative Health Services, the Village of Shorewood Trustees, Keith Schmitz/KR PR, Shorewood’s Pick ’n Save/Roundy’s, Alliance Francaise de Milwaukee, Friends of the Shorewood Library, Gail Ganley/Coldwell Banker, Northshore Funeral Services, the Sprint Store, Stowell Associates SelectStaff, and Starkmedia.
Spectators are encouraged to stay after the race to meet the racers and purchase a variety of food items on sale from local businesses. For a complete racing schedule, visit www.internationalcycling.com. For more information about the Shorewood Business Improvement District, contact Jim Plaisted, Executive Director, at 414-272-5823 (email@example.com).
A summer tradition on the lawn of Shorewood High School at Oakland Avenue and Capitol Drive. This year's event is sponsored by the Village of Shorewood as we welcome new residents to the community. Bring your lawn chair and blankets and join us for a special summer evening under the stars. There also will be nacks for sale and pre-movie entertainment. The whole family will love it!
Special events are staged each year throughout the business district to promote Shorewood’s diverse and unique businesses and all the great reasons that make Shorewood such a desirable place to live, work and shop. Events sponsored by the Shorewood Business Improvement District include:
Streetscape Saturdays: April 19, May 17 and June 21 A series of new Saturday events to promote shopping in Shorewood and support local merchants during the completion of Shorewood's streetscaping project. Enjoy musical entertainment and street performers, free giveaways and special offers from local retailers. Check out the amazing construction equipment and meet and greet the DPW staff!
The Shorewood Business Improvement District is pleased to stage its third and final Streetscape Saturday on June 21. This day-long event throughout the business district along Oakland Ave. and Capitol Dr. will put a new spin on shopping and dining in Shorewood. "Streetscape Saturdays" have been designed to attract customers to the Shorewood business district during its streetscaping project. Shop Shorewood: Spend the Day is the motto for buying locally and making sure area businesses not only survive, but thrive, this season. Read more.