Were you with us in 2017 for the Waterfront and Orton Park Festivals? Our neighborhood festivals delivered on a long-held tradition of bringing people together over fabulous food, fun and music.

Year after year, these events bookend the summer by treating us to some of the very best local bands and national touring acts. You know you’ll discover a new favorite as you dance among friends and neighbors under Yahara Park’s cottonwoods and Orton’s old oaks.

But they’re not just about the music. Free and open to the public, Waterfront and Orton each draw 3-4,000 neighbors and visitors to the east side to take part in the fun. They allow the neighborhood to showcase our beautiful parks, connect people to our terrific restaurants, businesses and organizations, and shine a spotlight on our distinct local culture.

Made possible by dozens of local sponsoring businesses and supporters, Orton and Waterfront fund MNA’s many community initiatives.