Explore the Near West Side!
This September the Near West Side will come alive with activity and exciting community events happening every week. To help you learn more about the Near West Side’s unique neighborhoods and attractions, and have some fun along the way, NWSP invites you to participate in the September Guide to the Near West Side!
Throughout the month of September, earn stickers for each community event and Doors Open MKE location you visit. Collect 5 or more stickers to win prizes, including gift cards to Near West Side businesses, NWSP swag, and a chance to win a Grand Prize package valued at $1,000.
Win Fabulous Prizes!
Collect stickers at each event & location to win prizes.
1-5 Stickers = $5 gift card
6-10 Stickers = $10 gift card & NWSP swag
11+ Stickers = $10 gift card, NWSP swag & entry into Grand Prize Drawing
The Grand Prize includes gifts from MillerCoors, Harley-Davidson, Marquette University, and overnight stay at the Ambassador Hotel, an autographed copy of Matthew Desmond's book Evicted, and gift cards to Near West Side businesses, including Sendik’s, Miss Katie’s Diner, Pete’s Pops, Daddy’s Soul Food, and JazzyRae Jewels.
Redeem Guides at the Mobile Design Box - 753 N 27th Street - on September 21st, 28th, or 29th between the hours of 10 AM - 3 PM.
Remember to #SeptemberGuideNWS!
Rules & Regulations
How to Participate:
Pick up your September Guide to the Near West Side at any of the events or locations listed below - or - print a copy here.
Visit an event or Doors Open MKE location and look for the September Guide to the Near West Side kiosk.
Place one sticker on the circle for the corresponding event or location. Stickers are collected by the honor-system and color-coded for each event and location.
Remember to take a picture and use #SeptemberGuideNWS on social media - we’ll like and share your great shots!
Gather 5 or more stickers to win a prize (listed above and on the Guide).
This challenges runs from September 1st - 29th, 2019.
Redeem your Guide for prizes at the Mobile Design Box - 753 N 27th Street - on September 21st, 28th, or 29th between the hours of 10 AM - 3 PM.
Grand Prize Drawing:
Collect 11 or more stickers to be entered into a drawing for a Near West Side prize package valued at $1,000.
The Grand Prize drawing will occur following the redemption period on Sunday, September 29th, and the winner will be contacted during the week of Sept. 30th - Oct. 6th.
No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited.
One card, submission, and entry per person.
Doors Open MKE
Events & Locations
Locations open only during Doors Open MKE, September 28 & 29, 2019. For site specific information visit Historic Milwaukee, Inc.
Avenues West Walking Tour
Concordia Neighborhood Walking Tour
WRTP/Big Step Center of Excellence
707 Hub at Marquette University
Catholic Financial Life
Central Standard Craft Distillery |
Haggerty Museum of Art
Hands in Harmony Piano Studio
Marquette University High School
Milwaukee Academy of Chinese Language
Our Saviors Lutheran Church
Redeemer Lutheran Church
St. George Melktite-Greek Catholic Church
St. Paul's Lutheran Church
Tower Theater / Mobile Design Box
Tripoli Shrine Center
Near West Side
Events & Activities
Near West Side Farmers Market | 3600 W Juneau Av.
Open Sept. 5, 12, 19 & 26, 3:30 - 6:30 PM
Crafting Arts in the NWS | Central Standard Distillery
Friday, September 6, 5 - 9 PM
Evicted Exhibit | 753 N 27th Street
Fridays 5-8 PM; Saturdays 10 AM - 4 PM
NeON Meeting | 3700 W Juneau
Monday, September 16, 5:30 PM
NWS Food Truck Rally | 4200 W Highland Blvd.
Thursday, September 19, 11:30 AM - 1 PM
Mobile Lantern Film Exhibit | 753 N 27th Street
Friday, September 20, 5 - 9 PM
Rev-Up MKE Live Pitch Event | The Rave / Eagles Club
Tuesday, September 24, 5 - 9 PM
Avenues West Luncheon | The Ambassador Hotel
Thursday, September 26, 12 - 1 PM