Fiesta Waukesha, Carl Zach Cycling Classic highlight weekend events

Published on: 6/19/2013

It's the official start to summer this weekend and there's plenty of events on the schedule in Waukesha.

The weekend kicks off with Fiesta Waukesha, a three-day festival aimed at promoting multicultural awareness through music and cultural activities, in Frame Park.

It takes place from 4 to 11 p.m. Friday with an opening ceremony at 5 p.m. It continues from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday.

The festival is free to the public and offers a wide variety of Hispanic entertainment, Latin American cuisine, amusement rides, children's area, a youth cultural art exhibit, a carnival and bands playing in the entertainment tent throughout the three days.

A 5K Run/Walk from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday in Frame Park will also take place.

Moreover, a couple weekly summerlong events continue as the Friday Night Live concert series that takes place across nine stages in downtown Waukesha is in its third week.

And already well into its second month, the Farmer's Market continues Saturday on the south side of the Fox River at the Riverfront Plaza. It's from 8 a.m. to noon.

On Sunday, the Carl Zach Cycling Classic, which starts on W. Main St., takes place in downtown Waukesha.

There are eight categories of races that last between 40 and 90 minutes. There is also a Kiddy Klassic from 5:20 to 6 p.m.

The Waukesha race marks Day 4 of races for the Tour of America's Dairyland event. The first race is Thursday in Shorewood, stretches as far north as Fond du Lac, Elkhart Lake and Sheboygan next week before the tour concludes June 30 in Wauwatosa.

For more information on the event visit its website