35th Annual Tosafest

The Wauwatosa Village streets were filled with people, food and fun on September 5th and 6th for the 35th annual TosaFest celebrations.

People from all areas of Wauwatosa came to enjoy music, food, and family fun, in honor of their hometown’s historic values and traditions.  The festival started Friday afternoon and continued until Saturday evening.  TosaFest was brimming with fun activities, including a movie night, petting zoo, arts and craft show, and a cupcake and chile contest.

One thing is for sure, people don’t get tired of attending TosaFest.  Deborah Leaves was all smiles when she told us, “I’ve been coming here since I was a teenager, 16 or 17.  I like the music and [my grandson] likes all the games.”

People also enjoy TosaFest for its compelling location.  Adam Signatur said, “I like how TosaFest is located in the middle of downtown, instead of fairgrounds.”  Many others agree that TosaFest’s unique location does add enjoyment to the activities.

Julie Norton, a frequent TosaFest attendee, shared a thought-provoking feeling.  “I really enjoy TosaFest because it brings [the people of Wauwatosa] together.”

Author: Olivia Harris

Photographer: Dana Gaertner