The Oak Creek Lions Fest will kick off for the 53rd time Friday afternoon on the grounds, 9327 S. Shepard Ave.
Lions Fest opens early for seniors — from noon to 3 p.m. Friday, seniors can get a free meal, win door prizes and enjoy some live music.
At 4 p.m., the festival opens its doors for real and keeps going until the end of the day Monday.
"Beer and soda will be flowing, food will be up ... great bands and lots of fun activities," Lions Club President Nancy Finch said.
Some of those fun activities include a children's event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Kohl's Wild Theater will bring its zoo-themed performance and drama, songs and puppetry to the Legion grounds. Kids can also do arts and crafts, get their faces painted and take home balloon sculptures.
A car show will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday on the upper ball diamond. A polka mass will also be held Sunday morning.
On Monday, veterans who show their military ID can get a free dinner.
Throughout the weekend, attendees can enjoy live music, a variety of food and carnival rides.
Admission and parking are free. For more information, call the festival hotline at (414) 301-2721.