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Opening of “Lights of China 2023”.

The 2023 version of China Lights, “Nature’s Glow,” will open Sept. 15 at Boerner Botanical Gardens, 9400 Boerner Drive in Hales Corners. Entry times are 5:30, 7, and 8:30 p.m. Tickets on Fridays and Saturdays are $25, $16 for children ages 3-11 and free for children 3 and under; On Sundays and Tuesdays through Thursdays, prices are $22 and $14. information: Chinalights.org.

Related: The 2023 China Lights Festival in Milwaukee County will have an erupting volcano and a new dragon

Taco and Tequila Festival

The Taco and Tequila Fest comes Sept. 16 at Franklin Field at The Rock Sports Complex at Ballpark Commons, 7035 S. Ballpark Drive, Franklin. Organizers say there will be 100 different types of street tacos made by local chefs, as well as margaritas, Lucha Libre wrestling and a lineup of rappers including Nelly, Fat Joe and more. Last Chance General Admission tickets are $99 (parking tickets are $20). information: tacosandtequilamke.com.

Related: Nelly, Fat Joe and more will perform at the Taco & Tequila Festival in Franklin. Here’s what we know.

Bayview Bash

The Bay View Bash takes over South Kinnickinnic Street between Potter and Clement Streets from 11am-10pm on September 16. On tap: five stages of music and plenty of food and drink. Submission is free. information: bayviewbash.org.

UMOS Mexican Independence Day Festival

The UMOS Mexican Independence Day Festival kicks off Sept. 16 with a parade that begins at 10 a.m. at South 20th Street and West Oklahoma Avenue, heads down Sixth Street and ends at the UMOS Center, 2701 S. Chase St. The festival, on the center grounds, offers food, music, rides and more from noon to 8 p.m. Admission is free. Information: Mexican Independence Parade and Festival Facebook page.

Cedarburg Wine and Harvest Festival

The 49th Annual Wine and Harvest Festival takes place in downtown Cedarburg from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 16 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. the 17th. Music, local artisans, food, wine (natch) and activities including the Pumpkin Regatta are on the menu. Submission is free. information: cedarburgfestival.org.

Parktoberfest at Estabrook Park

Estabrook Park Beer Garden, 4600 N. Estabrook Parkway, is hosting Barktoberfest from noon to 5 p.m. on September 16. On the agenda: a dog talent show, a dog costume contest, a “pet show for adoptable dogs” and more. Submission is free. Information: Barktoberfest 2023 Facebook page.

Mother Earth News Gallery in West Bend

Mother Earth News Fair, an event focused on health, sustainable living and economic resiliency, returns to the Washington County Fairgrounds in West Bend September 16-17. Everything from raising chickens to making cheese is in the mix; NatGeo’s Dr. Pol “The Incredible Dr. Pol” is the show’s headliner. The exhibition runs from 9am to 6pm on September 16 and from 9am to 5pm on September 17. Day tickets are $25 and weekend tickets are $35; Children 17 and younger enter free. information: motherearthnewsfair.com.

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