As the weather gets cold and festivals are long gone, one of Milwaukee's most unusual structures comes alive on Thursday nights through winter. I love all things plants and to see the domes at night is a great change of pace.
The Floral Show Dome features a band and the inside walls of the dome light up. There's seats so you can enjoy the show or walk around and view the displays while being entertained. Food is available (sandwiches and some desserts, not a huge selection but something to grab while watching the show!) along with a few cocktails and wine.
The Tropical and Desert domes remain dark with some spotlights and a giant globe. Beautiful decorations were up for the Day of the Dead among marigolds, an important flower for the holiday.
Last season, my husband and I went opening night to see a friend that works with Streetlife and we look forward to returning this year. The 2012 lineup is listed on the Milwaukee County Park's web page.
Small Mixed Bag $2
I love going to Harvest Fair at Wisconsin State Fair park at the end of September. Fall is my favorite season and seeing all the pumpkins, scare crows and fall colors in one place alongside fried food is such a good thing. To my suprise looking through the rows of food deciding what to get the first stand I spot is Sil's and immediately head towards it.
My husband and I loved a stop in on our way home after our early morning grocery shopping at Whole Foods on North Ave on Sundays (hey, we'll make it up later with all that healthy food we just bought!). Or for a late night snack after bar hopping, or after a Rocky Horror Picture Show showing! Sil's was a Milwaukee landmark in that quirky little drive through and I miss it every time I drive by.
But, they are not done... you can still get these mini donuts at 7 Mile Fair in Racine and the woman working the stand promised at several other local events, including WI State Fair next year. So I'll look forward to getting my sugar & powdered sugar mixed mini dohnuts then!
True Milwaukee girl, lived in a multiple areas in the state of Wisconsin and has traveled around the world but always remembers "where ever you go, there you are".
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