April 14, 2020 / Blog

Celebrating Milwaukee Day

On April 14—or 4/14 (Milwaukee’s area code)—the city of Milwaukee comes together to celebrate Milwaukee Day! And this 414 Day, we couldn’t be more thrilled to host our 2020 Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee this summer.

Milwaukee’s vibrant, diverse community is the perfect place to share our vision for a more united country and lift up the voices of working families who Democrats fight for every day. History will be made here when the convention takes place—not just because we will nominate the next president and vice president of the United States, but because we are doing it in a state that has never before hosted a political party’s national convention.

Check out some of our favorite things about Milwaukee!

The Food

DNC Staff eating at Zaffiro's Pizza

Our team enjoying pizza at Zaffiro’s!

While Milwaukee is known as the land of beer and cheese, it also has plenty of other amazing foods—from coffee to custard to cream puffs.

Here are some of the other foods our team loves:

  • Sausage at Usinger’s 🍖
  • Cheese curds at Lakefront Brewery 🧀
  • Coffee at Colectivo and Coffee Makes You Black ☕️
  • Sandwiches at Cubanitas 🥪
  • Beer at any of Milwaukee’s breweries🍺
  • Custard at Kopp’s 🍦
  • Spring rolls at Funky Fresh 🥟
  • Ice cream at the Milwaukee Public Market 🍨
  • Pizza at Zaffiro’s (especially with our coworkers!) 🍕

The Views

Picture of Lake Michigan from the shore

Jessica from our team loves MKE’s lakeshore.

Also known as America’s “Fresh Coast” (coined by Mayor Tom Barrett), Milwaukee overlooks a spectacular natural harbor on Lake Michigan where three rivers—the Milwaukee, Menomonee, and Kinnickinnic—all converge. From Bradford Beach to Lakeshore State Park, Milwaukee is home to some of the most beautiful beaches and prettiest lakeshore in the country.

Dave, our Senior Director of Hospitality on the Milwaukee Host Committee, says his favorite thing about Milwaukee is joining fellow Wisconsinites for November Project, a running group, to go for runs along Milwaukee’s trails and watch the sunrise over Lake Michigan.

And Milwaukee is known for their beautiful views no matter the season. Debra, our Chief of Staff, said that Milwaukee has helped her fall in love winter because of the city’s snowy scenery.

The Community

A sign at the Oriental Theatre that says "Go away virus, stay safe MKE"

Ofirah snapped this pic of the Oriental Theatre.

From day one, the people of Milwaukee have welcomed our team with open arms, eagerly showing off the city they love. Every neighbor and friend we meet is warm and welcoming. Local businesses are excited to highlight their Wisconsin roots. And the community of Milwaukee continues to come together to support one another through tough times.

What makes Milwaukee so special this 414 Day is its resilience in the face of adversity.

— Andrew, Media Logistics


We have lots of work to do before we nominate the next president of the United States, but we couldn’t be more excited to be doing it in Milwaukee. It’s the perfect place for Democrats to come together and get ready for the general election.