Sturgeon Fest

September 30, 2017 - 11:00am to 3:00pm
500 N Harbor Dr
Milwaukee, WI 53202

Join Riveredge Nature Center on October 1st, 2016 at Lakeshore State Park, in downtown Milwaukee, to celebrate the release of over 1,200 young Lake Sturgeons at the free, family festival – Sturgeon Fest!

The festival includes:

Activities for kids of all ages…Scavenger hunt!

Booths from many of local environmental organizations

Local food trucks

And, of course, the baby sturgeon release!  For a modest donation to the Return the Sturgeon Restoration Project,  children, families, and adults participate in citizen science at its best by ‘sponsoring’ a baby sturgeon and hand-releasing it into Lake Michigan.

Sturgeon Sponsors receive a certificate, patch, and an opportunity to register one of the sturgeon – all the sturgeon are tagged (similar to how pets are micro chipped).  If a sturgeon is every captured with your tag number, you’ll be notified!

FREE Parking available.

To find out all the details and about this year’s event, please visit our brand new website dedicated to Sturgeon Fest,!

Milwaukee Water Commons is a cross-city network that fosters connection, collaboration and broad community leadership on behalf of our waters. We promote stewardship of, equitable access to and shared decision-making for our common waters.