Things to Do and Places to Visit

Greendale hosts many special events and celebrations throughout the year. The annual July 4th activities bring friends and neighbors together for a fun-filled day in the Village including a parade on Broad Street, a corn roast, and of course, spectacular fireworks. In October, the Oktoberfest Festival features tractor-drawn hay rides, fall activities, live music and more. Strolling carolers, horse drawn carriage rides, hand-warming fires and over 100,000 lights twinkling in the night transport you back in time during the popular holiday celebration, A Dickens of a Village. Other community events include Village Days, Summer gazebo concerts, Downtown Farmers Market, Arts and Craft Festival, Petpalooza and a garden-gazing walk. 
Shops of Historic Downtown Greendale  Visit the unique shops, boutiques and charming restaurants located in Historic Downtown Greendale including the Visitor Center. Click here for more information. 
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Chimney Scavenger Hunt - Search for the one-of-a-kind chimneys on the "Original" Homes in Sections A-D. Find all 25 and be entered to win a Village Gift Card! Click Here for Chimney Scavenger Hunt

Trimborn Farm
  Journey back in time at Trimborn Farm, a Civil War farmstead listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The site still houses some of the early kilns used for lime production in the mid 1800’s and is home to one of the largest stone barns still standing in Wisconsin. Click here for more information. 

Whitnall Park Boerner Botanical Gardens  Take a leisurely stroll through Milwaukee County Park’s internationally renowned horticultural showplace or enjoy the fragrant scents and colorful sights of the gardens through a guided walking tour. Click here for more information. 

Southridge Mall  Greendale is home to Wisconsin’s largest enclosed shopping center with over 109 specialty stores and restaurants. Click here for more information. 

Oak Leaf Trail  Bike, skate, run, or walk on the trail that traverses through Greendale and all of the major parks and parkways in Milwaukee County. Click here for more information.

Greendale Celebrations - 
Every year Greendale has a number of events that take place.  The Greendale Public Celebrations Committee plans many of the events, such as Village Days and the 4th of July parade.  The Public Celebrations Committee has a website with information on the events.  Click here for more information.