Welcome to Glendale (Glendale’s Convention, Visitors, and Business Association) invites you to experience our Wisconsin city. We are your go-to resource for the latest information on hotels, restaurants, and attractions. Just reach-out to Glendale’s Convention and Visitors Bureau–we’re here to help you find the ideal meeting place or venue for your celebration.
As the premier destination in Milwaukee’s North Shore, Glendale has it all! Glendale features a wide variety of top-notch attractions with a small-town feel. We’re proud of Glendale’s safe neighborhoods, award-winning attractions, strong schools, and friendly people.
While this website will offer a glimpse into Glendale’s attractions, we believe the best way to experience the city is in person. So, we look forward to welcoming you to Glendale during your next visit. Whether you are a Glendale resident or you’re planning your next trip to the Milwaukee area, make sure you check out everything Glendale has to offer.
Glendale is a great place to live, work, play and reside. Our North Shore community is perfectly situated minutes from downtown Milwaukee and only one mile West of Lake Michigan. Our city has all the benefits of a large metropolitan center yet, feels like a small-town neighborhood. Discover beautiful parks, award-winning dining, premier shopping, top schools, and a variety of outdoor recreational activities. The Milwaukee River runs through our City…while the Oak Leaf Trail embraces it. I’m proud to have top Fortune companies, leading medical centers, and the BAYSHORE Entertainment District all call Glendale their “headquarters”.
The City of Glendale, Wisconsin, is located one mile West from Lake Michigan and just minutes north of downtown Milwaukee. Conveniently located just off Highway Interstate-43 with immediate access to four surrounding Northshore villages. Glendale is positioned minutes from Milwaukee’s top attractions including Miller Park and the Milwaukee Bucks Arena, Amtrak and Greyhound stations, the Milwaukee County Zoo, the Domes, Museums, Festival Grounds, and General Mitchell International Airport. Glendale is also accessible by the Milwaukee County Transit System.
In addition to the many unique cultural offerings you will find throughout the city, Glendale, Wisconsin, is also home to outstanding educational institutions from the elementary to high school and university levels. Glendale serves the Glendale-River Hills and Maple Dale-Indian Hill school districts, including Nicolet High School. Cardinal Stritch, the state’s second-largest independent university, hosts its main campus in Glendale. Bayshore Town Center is also home to Bryant & Stratton College’s newest campus.
Glendale hosts many annual events that attract both city residents and visitors from all over the state and even country. During the summer, enjoy the popular Fourth of July Celebration at Kletzsch Park or sample beer during the Wisconsin Beer Lovers Festival, a premier beer and food pairing event that features over 60 Wisconsin breweries and restaurants. As home of Sprecher Brewery, Glendale also hosts Root Beer Bash, an annual celebration of all things root beer. Listen to local musicians at Music in Glen on Wednesdays in the summer at our newest park bandshell, The Richard E. Maslowski Glendale Community Park. Come fall, Glendale is known for one of the best Oktoberfest celebrations in Wisconsin. Community members also celebrate the holiday season with annual tree lighting and menorah lighting ceremonies at Bayshore Town Center. Interested in joining us for one of these popular events? Check out the Where to Stay page for the best places to stay during your visit.