Nestled on the outskirts of Milwaukee is the beautiful and exciting Town of Brookfield. This little town has become the shopping center of the area with the Corners of Brookfield right in the heart! Not only that, but the Town of Brookfield has many activities, events, and plenty of foodie options to check out while you’re in the area. Let’s dive into how you can plan your next Wisconsin mini-cation in the Town of Brookfield!
Are you a big fan of shopping sprees? Or maybe you’re just a foodie and want to get a few bites to eat. The Corners of Brookfield is the perfect place to stop in the Town of Brookfield! The Corners was originally built on the idea of a European City Center. Filled with stores ranging from local goods to luxury, The Corners truly has a little something for everyone.
Before heading out to explore the streets of The Corners there are a few things you will want to add to your checklist. First things first, if you love a good and local boutique… You must make a stop at Twigs! This fashion destination is the perfect place to grab a new top, jacket, and more.
If you’re looking for a bit of entertainment and are a movie fan, be sure to plan a trip to the Silverspot Cinema right in The Corners of Brookfield. This cinema features 9 theatres and has over 650 seats inside. This is a theatre for someone who appreciates a good film, a great in-house experience, exquisite in-theatre dining, and the most comfortable lounge chairs!
After getting all your shopping done and catching a new film, you’ve got to be yearning for a bite to eat. Right in The Corners you can find plenty of options such as Lowland European-themed Cafe Hollander, Belair Cantina, Wahlburgers, FreshFin Poké and you can even get a savory treat at Le Macaron or Indulgence Chocolatiers. Yum! Starting on June 10 you can even head down to The Corner’s Beer Garden every Thursday evening from 5:30-8pm to enjoy a fun night at the Corners with friends, family, and community members alike!
Are you looking for a fun event to plan your mini-cation around in the Town of Brookfield? We’ve got you covered with plenty of options to choose from. The first event big event in the town kicks off for the first time on May 18th and it is the Town Food Truck Festival! This community event will take place on the third Wednesday of each month, May through September, and is one that you won’t want to miss out on. Join in on the fun of delicious and locally made food, live music, and family-friendly activities!
The next big event happening this year, in the Town of Brookfield, is a new art festival called Arts, Crafts & Drafts! Taking place on Saturday, June 11, and Sunday, June 12 this festival will highlight about 75 local artists! Each artist brings their own flavor of design to the event with different pieces of home decor to local art and even things such as clothing, jewelry, and candles. On-site there will also be live music, delicious bites to eat, and beverage vendors to make the event one of a kind!
One event that is very unique to the area, and the Discover Wisconsin team got to experience last year, is the Dog Dash Discover 5K. What better way to experience the Town of Brookfield than with your pup at your side? The 5K kicks off on Saturday, September 17th, and benefits the Elmbrook Humane Society. No dog, no problem. You can race on your own and then visit with adoptable pets from the EBHS after you finish.
Lastly, we can’t talk about family-friendly and fun events in the community without talking about Brooktoberfest! The 2nd annual Brooktoberfest will be celebrated this year on October 1st and festivities will take place from 11am and go all day long until 8pm. As expected, you can enjoy a fun-filled day with authentic polka music, local food, pup races, a stein holding contest, and more! Prost to the Town of Brookfield!
When making your plans to visit the Town of Brookfield, you’ll definitely want to be close to the action and stay right in the town! What better way to make your mini-cation than being in one of the nice hotels the Town of Brookfield has to offer?
When you first arrive in town from the West you will happen upon Home2 Suites by Hilton on Bluemound Road. This is a modern extended-stay hotel that provides great service and isn’t too far from the heart of the town. Right next door is the Tru by Hilton! These are both right off of Interstate 94 providing easy access on and off the highways to get exactly where you need to be. Not far is Oscar’s Frozen Custard. Oscar’s is the place in the Town of Brookfield to stop if you’re looking for the most delicious custard on a hot summer day!
Just across Bluemound Road from the Corners of Brookfield is the Hampton Inn. This modern hotel, which is just off of Interstate 94, has easy access to everything the Town of Brookfield has to offer! If you head east on Bluemound, you’ll run into the next hotel on our list, Extended Stay America. You’re in for a treat if you stay there. Mimosa, a must-stop breakfast destination, is right down the road. Mimosa is known as one of the best brunch spots in town as well as in the greater Milwaukee area. Not only that but they are known for their delicious dishes that have a twist! Don’t miss your chance to taste one of Wisconsin’s best and make your stop at Mimosa while visiting the Town of Brookfield.
All hotels in the Town of Brookfield offer free parking for guests and many are also pet friendly, so there is no need to leave any family members behind! Along with that, it is minutes from Milwaukee and within an hour of Madison making a perfect mid-way stop or easy access to some of Wisconsin’s greatest attractions!
Discover Wisconsin host Eric Paulsen shares his personal experience on set for the production of the episode featuring the Town of Brookfield:
"It was particularly fun doing the Town of Brookfield episode, in part because my god kids and fiancée could join me for some shoots, even though now they know how easy my job really is and are way less impressed. We got to enjoy some great events at The Corners including live music and a Bucks playoff game outside, plus I got to pose with the Wahlbergs. Well, on the wall, at least.
One of the cool things in this episode is that we got to showcase what the Town of Brookfield itself has to offer, including shopping, dining, and even event options that many people may not have been aware of. Heck, I wasn't even aware of all of it until we filmed there. I also got to drink mimosas at a place called Mimosa, which I consider a nice on-camera perk.
So many roads lead you to the Town of Brookfield, I'm glad we can showcase why stopping in and taking a true look around is so worth it."
Alex Wehrley, another Discover Wisconsin host who was on set for the filming in the Town of Brookfield, also shares her nostalgic love for the area:
"Brookfield is where I grew up. It's always been a great place, but it's especially become a destination in recent years. The Corners offers an impressive blend of shopping, restaurants, and community events. There are so many delicious places to eat and adorable shops with a nice mix of local and recognizable brands. The best part is it's all right there, creating an experience to enjoy with your best friends or family.”
All-in-all, you can’t go wrong with a mini-cation in the Town of Brookfield! Whether you’re looking to get out for a weekend shopping spree or maybe you’re wanting to attend some community-friendly events, you can really do it all in the Town of Brookfield. So, when are you planning your trip? Let us know in the comments below! And if you’re looking for more inspiration for your upcoming stay, watch our Discover Wisconsin season 35 episode, ‘Town of Brookfield’, now:
Kortnee Hass: Social Media Coordinator for Discover Mediaworks. A Wisconsin ‘now & forever’ transplant with a soft spot for squeaky cheese curds, craft breweries, and all things Wisconsin tourism.