Annual Events

Memorial Day Service and Re-enactment
Monday, May 27, 2019 - 11:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Memorial Day starts with a service in the Historic Landmark Chapel followed by a procession out to the Garden of Honor where a wreath is laid for our veterans. The rest of the day is spent visiting "some of our residents" who are being re-enacted, lunch in the Victorian Garden, and just taking in the beauty of the cemetery at spring time.


Doors Open 
Saturday, September 21, 2019 - 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday, September 22, 2019 - 12:00 Noon - 4:00 PM

Forest Home Cemetery has been a part of Doors Open Milwaukee since its inception and we are excited once again to "Open our Doors" to the Historic Landmark Chapel built by Ferry and Clas architects back in 1892.  We will also have open the "First Crematory in the Midwest" that was built in the basement of the Chapel in 1896.  Don't miss out on this great opportunity to see the inside of this beautiful building!  We are in the planning stages of offering a "Streets and Parks of Milwaukee" Bike Tour on Saturday at 2:00 PM and a Milwaukee History Walking Tour on Sunday at 2:00 PM.


Day of the Dead
(In Collaboration with Mexican Fiesta)
Saturday, October 4, 2019 - 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Come to the 2nd Annual Day of the Dead Celebration at Forest Home Cemetery.   The day starts with grave decorating, face painting, genealogy, and various booths.  Father Norberto Sandoval of St. Roman's Parish will give a Service of Remembrance in the Historic Landmark Chapel at 1:00 PM.  The rest of the day will be filled with performances by the Dance Academy of Mexico and other musical groups.  Food will be available for purchase throughout the day.

                


Keep it "Boo"tiful - A Not-So-Scary Halloween Fest
(In Collaboration with Keep Greater Milwaukee Beautiful)
Saturday, October 19, 2019 - 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM

 Join us!  Celebrate fall with family-friendly, spooktacular activities including trick-or-treat stations, DJ, pumpkin carving, face painting, costume contest, horse drawn wagon rides and much much more!​


Grave Yard 5K Run & Walk
(In Collaboration with Aurora Sports Health)
Saturday, October 26, 2019 - 9:00 AM -11:30 AM

Forest Home Cemetery - The Grave Yard 5K Run & Walk

If you have never been to the Historic Forest Home Cemetery, you will not want to miss this race! You will not believe the stunning beauty of the cemetery located on over 200 acres of rolling hills, ponds, bridges, and fall colors and 168 years of Milwaukee history. This is a family friendly timed run/walk that will kick your Halloween celebrations off Boo-tifully!

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