About Downer Avenue

Historic Downer Avenue is one of Milwaukee's most popular East Side business districts known for its great dining, shopping, movies, and annual events. The commercial corridor itself is about two-blocks long, consisting of mixed-use buildings that are home to a variety of specialty shops like a grocery and fine wine store, casual restaurants, an independent book store, and even a movie theater which recently celebrated its 100th birthday. 

Currently Downer Avenue has two major events per year including the Downer Classic Bike Races in June and the Haunted Halloween event!