Brookfield hosts some great events throughout the year. Some of the best include:
March: St. Patrick’s Day at Irish Times
Make Irish Times your St. Patrick’s Day Weekend destination. Enjoy corned beef and cabbage, a heated beer tent, traditional music, Guinness, green beer and good times!
May: Bike Brookfield
Bike through Brookfield in May. The route includes a 10K ride through downtown and along the Salt Creek trail. There’s also a kids’ bike rodeo and a special kids’ ride, too.
The Farmer's Market makes for a good outing all summer long
June: Brookfield Farmers Market
Held every Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. every June through October, the Brookfield Farmers Market is a friendly and wonderful place to spend part of your day. The local farmers offer fresh produce. You will also find pastries, eggs, fresh-roasted coffee, honey, salsas, jams, and much more. The Brookfield Farmers Market also has a great line-up of talented musicians and activities for the whole family.
June: Brookfield Summer Concerts in the Park
Looking for a way to relax after a long and hectic week? Want something that won’t break the bank? The Village of Brookfield hosts free concerts at the Kiwanis Park bandshell every Friday during the summer.
Concerts in the Park
June: Brookfield Zoo’s Summer Nights Concert Series
At Brookfield Zoo, the summer fun gets hotter when the sun goes down with Summer Nights Concerts. On Fridays and Saturdays, from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m., guests of all ages can enjoy a variety of live music and entertainment, as well as enhanced dining experiences, a beer and wine garden, animal encounters and a laser light show.
July: Brookfield Classic Car & Bike Show
This annual classic car and bike show attracts people from all over the city and suburbs. Admission is free.
August: ZooBrew at Brookfield Zoo
Brookfield Zoo's annual ZooBrew features more than 80 beers for guests to enjoy. ZooBrew is a one-of-a-kind, 21-and-over beer-tasting event that includes live music and a silent auction with items from participating breweries.
Brookfield Fine Arts Festival
September: Brookfield Fine Arts Festival
Held every September, the Brookfield Fine Arts Festival is an annual art show featuring paintings, photography, sculptures, fiber arts, crafts, jewelry, live music and more.
September: Zoo Run Run at Brookfield Zoo
Work up a little sweat while helping endangered species at Brookfield Zoo's Zoo Run Run for the Animal Care and Conservation Fund. The route takes place entirely within Brookfield Zoo, and participants can enjoy some of their favorite animals along the route.
October: Brookfield Zoo’s Boo! at the Zoo
Little ghosts and goblins of all ages are sure to have a ghoulishly good time at Brookfield Zoo's Halloween celebration! This not-so-scary and fun-filled event has something for the entire family to enjoy, including a "Craized Maize" corn maze, a professional pumpkin carver creating 1,000-pound jack-o'-lanterns, a Haunted Hayride, a costume parade and contest, special Zoo Chats, a chance to build a scarecrow, a Haunted Carousel ride, and more.
December: Brookfield Zoo’s Holiday Magic
Feel the magic of the season at Brookfield Zoo's Holiday Magic. During the festival, guests can see more than one million twinkling LED lights, ice-carving demonstrations, light shows, and special visits from Santa and Mrs. Claus. A full schedule of nightly music and live entertainment, a magic show, costumed characters, a model railroad display, singing to the animals, and more will get everyone into the holiday spirit. Select animal exhibits will be open, as will zoo restaurants and gift shops.
December: Zoo Year’s Eve at Brookfield Zoo
Everyone is invited to ring in the New Year at Brookfield Zoo's Zoo Year's Eve celebration. A DJ will have the Holly Jolly Theater rockin' with music, fun games, party favors, prizes, and more beginning at 6:00 p.m. and culminating with an early countdown at 8:00 p.m. Families with younger children can head to Hamill Family Play Zoo, where kids can make noisemakers and also enjoy an early kid-friendly countdown at 8:00 p.m. The event is free with regular zoo admission.