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Valley Week celebrates Milwaukee's Menomonee River Valley: what is made here, who works here, all there is to do here, and the great jobs and careers down in the Valley. This year marks 20 years of transformation in the Valley - this year’s special events commemorate what has been accomplished!

Valley Week invites people to explore and experience through 13 events in just one week. From a beer run, happy hour river cruise, job fair, and so much more, Valley Week showcases the many reasons the Valley is a great place to visit and a great place to work! Valley Week has unique experiences for nature lovers, future anglers, job seekers, and more.

Proceeds support Menomonee Valley Partners, a nonprofit organization formed in 1999 to revitalize the Menomonee River Valley.

special pre-valley week kick off event

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First 50 people will take home
a commemorative pint glass!

“Urban Escape” limited edition beer release

Third Space Brewing

Thursday, September 19 - 4:30 PM

Brewed with wild rice that gave the Menomonee River Valley its name, this collaboration beer between City Lights Brewing and Third Space Brewing is a celebration of the transformative changes that have taken place in the Valley over the last 20 years. Proceeds will help to fund the work ahead.

 

event lineup

Valley Bingo

All over the Valley - now until October 13

Join us throughout the summer and throughout Valley Week for Valley Bingo—explore the Valley’s nature and trails, bars and restaurants, public art, and more! Get your card marked and win prizes.

 

ultimate beer run

City Lights Brewing Company and Third Space Brewing

Saturday, September 21 - 11 AM

The world’s only (we think!) 3.7k run/walk stops at both Valley breweries and includes a complimentary midpoint refresher beer, celebratory finisher beer, and super soft t-shirt!

 
Menomonee River Valley Bike Tour

Bike tour - history of the menomonee river valley

Hank Aaron State Trail

Saturday, September 21 - 2 PM

One of the best ways to get around the Menomonee River Valley from the Harley-Davidson Museum to Miller Park is on bike via the Hank Aaron State Trail - and this bike tour is one of the best ways to learn the trails and see some gems hidden in plain sight!

 

sunset kayak tour - sold out

Menomonee River with Milwaukee Kayak Company

Monday, September 23 - 5-8 PM

Join us on a relaxing paddle into the sunset on the Menomonee River. We'll learn about the history of the Menomonee River Valley and see the city from a different perspective. On the way back, we'll switch on our headlamps and enjoy a moonlit trip back past the Harley-Davidson Museum® and other sights.

 

valley business bags tournament

MOTOR® Bar & Restaurant – South Lawn

Monday, September 23 - 4:30 PM

Get your tossing arm ready for bags, brews, and bragging rights at the annual Valley Week Bags Tournament as you toss your way to the top! Will you be the winning team that gazes upon the traveling trophy for the next year?!

All Valley Week sponsors receive one complimentary registration. Additional registrations and registrations for other Valley businesses are $75 each.

 

career discovery day

Tuesday, September 24

High school students and teachers have a unique opportunity to connect their interests to potential careers and learn about high-demand opportunities at Valley companies. Panels of professionals will demystify professional job titles and journeys, helping students to understand the breadth of opportunity within reach.

Contact Catrina Crane if you are interested in participating.

 

Job fair

Standard Electric Supply Co

Tuesday, September 24, 3:30-6 PM

The Job Fair offers onsite interviews and a virtual listing for those unable to attend in person, along with the opportunity to meet with Valley companies that are hiring right now. You can visit the career websites of Valley companies all year round right here.

 
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food truck (& Spin) wednesday

Menomonee Valley Community Park

Wednesday, September 25, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Enjoy a bite to eat and the great outdoors as fall sets in. Don’t forget a chair or blanket to picnic in the park. Spin will be onsite with scooters for you to take for a sample ride!

 

Campfire Stories

Menomonee Valley Community Park

Wednesday, September 25, 6-7:30 PM

Enjoy hot chocolate, s’mores, pizza samples, and a sunset view while listening to fireside stories from specially curated presenters who share their story of transformation, a theme chosen in honor of 20 years of transformation in the Menomonee River Valley.

 

valley blood drive

Zimmerman Architectural Studios

Thursday, September 26 - 7 AM-1 PM

Donate blood and help save the lives of patients in need of a transfusion through the second Valley Blood Drive, a partnership with Versiti Blood Center of Wisconsin.

 
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happy hour cruise

Twisted Fisherman Crab Shack

Thursday, September 26 - 4:30, 5:30, and 6:30 PM

Three cruises on the Menomonee River offer a journey through the Valley’s past and a glimpse of its future—as well as beer and cocktails!



 

sunset kayak tour

Menomonee River with Milwaukee Kayak Company

Thursday, September 26 - 5-8 PM

Join us on a relaxing paddle into the sunset on the Menomonee River. We'll learn about the history of the Menomonee River Valley and see the city from a different perspective. On the way back, we'll switch on our headlamps and enjoy a moonlit trip back past the Harley-Davidson Museum® and other sights.

 

20 years of transformation luncheon

Potawatomi Hotel & Casino

Friday, September 27 - 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Enjoy lunch and networking in the new addition at Potawatomi Hotel & Casino as we celebrate 20 years of transformation in the Valley.

All Valley Week sponsors receive a complimentary table for eight.

Registration closed.

Valley week specials

Savor these offerings a little extra knowing that each supports Menomonee Valley Partners (MVP) and current projects to continue revitalizing the Menomonee River Valley.

“Urban Escape”
Limited Edition Beer Release

City Lights Brewing and Third Space Brewing are collaborating on a special 20th Anniversary beer to celebrate  20 Years of Transformation  in the Menomonee River Valley. The breweries are donating all proceeds to Menomonee Valley Partners.

City Lights Brewing and Third Space Brewing are collaborating on a special 20th Anniversary beer to celebrate 20 Years of Transformation in the Menomonee River Valley. The breweries are donating all proceeds to Menomonee Valley Partners.

Sobelman’s Bloody Mary special

Sobelman’s Pub & Grill is  donating $1 from each bloody mary sold  to Menomonee Valley Partners to continue fueling projects that revitalize the Valley for the whole community. Bet you can’t try all eight!

Sobelman’s Pub & Grill is donating $1 from each bloody mary sold to Menomonee Valley Partners to continue fueling projects that revitalize the Valley for the whole community. Bet you can’t try all eight!

 

win again and again with valley bingo

Valley Bingo gives you the chance to earn deals and prizes!

Valley Bingo gives you the chance to earn deals and prizes!

H-d™ museum Specials for Valley employees

*10% off your bill at Motor® Bar & Restaurant before tax, 10% off your bill at the Shop and free admission for yourself and one guest during the 2019 Valley Week hosted by Menomonee Valley Partners September 21-28, 2019. Cannot be redeemed for cash or cash equivalent. Offer not valid on previous visits. Cannot be combined with any other offer, discount or promotion. Offer can be changed at any time without notice. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. © 2019 H-D or its affiliates. Harley-Davidson, H-D, Harley, Harley-Davidson Museum and the Bar & Shield Logo are among the trademarks of H-D U.S.A., LLC. Third-party trademarks are the property of their respective owners

*10% off your bill at Motor® Bar & Restaurant before tax, 10% off your bill at the Shop and free admission for yourself and one guest during the 2019 Valley Week hosted by Menomonee Valley Partners September 21-28, 2019. Cannot be redeemed for cash or cash equivalent. Offer not valid on previous visits. Cannot be combined with any other offer, discount or promotion. Offer can be changed at any time without notice. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. © 2019 H-D or its affiliates. Harley-Davidson, H-D, Harley, Harley-Davidson Museum and the Bar & Shield Logo are among the trademarks of H-D U.S.A., LLC. Third-party trademarks are the property of their respective owners

 

Thank you to the 2019 valley week sponsors

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hosting sponsors

 

supporting sponsors