Thiensville is an attractive, self-governed, one square mile village situated on the Milwaukee River. It is located in the heart of the city of Mequon. In 1842, Jachim Heinrich Thien settled in the area and bought 148 acres. Thien laid out the plans for the village, built a mill and thus “Thiensvlle” was born. The site of many historical buildings, Thiensville is a community rooted in tradition with a vision for the future. Known as the “mile of smiles,” Thiensville is home to about 3,235 residents. It has a predominantly small town suburban residential character with a high quality of life.
Thiensville offers an assortment of shops, restaurants, coffee houses and galleries on its main corridor, Main Street, and nearby Green Bay Avenue just one block east.
The Thiensvillle Business Association organizes events through out the year such as Ladies Night Out, Business Trick –or- Treat and the annual tree- lighting event.
Thiensville Village Park is located on the Milwaukee River and offers a beautiful setting and facilities. It features a Riverwalk to explore and an 800 linear foot nature-like fishway to allow native fish and wildlife passage past the dam. An underwater camera is located in the fishway allowing people to view fish and wildlife during the spring, summer and fall months. The underwater fish camera streams live on the website: www.ozaukeefishway.org.
The annual “Family fun Before the Fourth” event, a day of fun fo the whole family, is held at Village Park. It takes place on Saturday before the Fourth of July. This event, which begins in the morning with a parade and ends in the evening with a traditional fireworks display, is the highlight of the summer.
A bustling Farmers’ Market, also located in Village Park is held every Tuesday from June to October. The market features an array of merchants and products, luncheon vendors, music, contests and more. Due to its popularity and close proximity to the river, the market is known as the best “dam” market.