FESTIVALS + FAIRS
June 3-4 | Shawano Sundrop Dayz
East Elizabeth Street, Shawano
Browse unique handcrafted items, antiques, local foods and kids’ activities while enjoying live music. Friday: 4:30-10 p.m. Saturday: 10 a.m.-10 p.m. www.sundropdayz.com
June 3-5 | Great Wisconsin Cheese Festival
Doyle Park, Little Chute
Live music, amusement rides, kids entertainment, parade, walk/run, cheese tasting, cheese carving demo, cheese curd eating contest and more. www.facebook.com/LCCheeseFest
June 4 | 5th Annual Rhubarb Fest
Thern Farm, New London
A fun fest with vendors, music, kids’ activities, house tours, concessions, bake sale and more! 9 a.m.-2 p.m. www.thernfarmnl.com
June 5 | Art on the Island
Lakeside Park, Fond du Lac
The Fond du Lac Artists’ Association, representing a wide variety of arts and crafts, fill a tree-lined park on Lake Winnebago. Food, live music, kids’ crafts, free admission and parking.
10 a.m.-4 p.m. [email protected]
June 10-12 | 29th Annual Lighthouse Festival
Coordinated by the Door County Maritime Museum. Enjoy three days of boat excursions and guided land-based tours to 11 historic Door County Wisconsin Lighthouses. Varying tour
times available. www.dcmm.org
June 10-12 | Walleye Weekend
Lakeside Park, Fond du Lac
Walleye Weekend is a free, family-friendly festival. This year they welcome back the Walleye National Tournament to Mercury Island. Other returning favorites include Wild World of Animals, Pier Pups, Familyland, big acts on 3 stages, favorite foods and more. www.walleyeweekend.com
June 11 | Manitowoc’s Garden Faire Extraordinaire
Washington Park, Manitowoc
Celebrate the outdoors with live music, annuals, perennials, herbs, shrubs, yard and garden art, fine crafts, statuary, furniture, and food. Free admission and parking. Open rain or shine.
9 a.m.–3 p.m. 920-717-1177
June 11 | Appleton Flag Day Parade
Parade starts at the corner of Wisconsin Avenue and Oneida Street, proceeding west on Wisconsin Avenue, south on State Street and east on College Avenue, ending at Drew Street. 2 p.m. www.appleton.org/visitors/appleton-parades
June 12 | Juneteenth Festival
Jones Park, Appleton
This annual festival will be a celebration of African-American Heritage, freedom, unity and community. Family-friendly event for all ages. Free admission. www.africanheritageinc.org/juneteenth
June 12 | Steel Bridge Songfest
Third Ave Playhouse, Sturgeon Bay
A culmination of 30+ songwriters taking the stage for two nights and two different shows to showcase newly penned songs created just days before at The Holiday Music Motel. 7 p.m. www.steelbridgesongfest.org
June 16-19 | Chilton Summer Festival
Four-day long summer festival featuring a city-wide rummage sale, community fireworks and the state’s biggest Father’s Day parade Sunday at 11 a.m. www.chiltonchamber.com/visit-chilton/summer-festival-june
June 17-18 | Annual Metro Jam
Washington Park, Manitowoc
Free two-day music festival with national, regional and local acts in a full spectrum of musical styles. Friday: 5:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday: 12-10 p.m. www.metrojam.org
June 17-19 | Strawberry Fest
315 S. Jefferson Street, Waupaca
Featuring an arts/craft fair with more than 100 vendors from across the Midwest, strawberry shortcake, a children’s costume contest, kids activities, great food and more. www.visitwaupacachainolakes.com/event/strawberry-fest
June 18 | Rhubarb Fest
Heritage Park, 517-524 N Franklin St, Shawano
Discover Shawano’s history at the 14th Annual Rhubarb Fest, where on this day the main attraction is rhubarb. Join for a family-friendly event and discover history at Rhubarb Fest! www.shawanohistory.org
July 3 | Festival Foods Appleton Fireworks
Appleton Memorial Park
Featuring live music from Twisted Chords and Boogie and the Yo-Yo’z, food and beverage tents. 4-11p.m, fireworks starting at approx. 9:15 p.m. Memorial Park, Appleton. 920-730-1770
July 3-4 | CommunityFest
Afternoon and evening activities including live entertainment, Webfooters Water Ski Show, food and beverages. Parade of Lights in Neenah on July 3 and activities at Riverside Park in Neenah and Jefferson Park in Menasha. www.nmcommunityfest.org
July 4 | Festival Foods Fire over the Fox
Memorial Leicht Park, Green Bay
Enjoy music from multiple stages, food and beverages, family activities, bounce houses and more! End this patriotic day by enjoying one of the area’s most brilliant fireworks displays set to music at dusk. 437-5972.
July 4 | Hometown 4th of July Celebration
Scott Park, Omro
The streets along Main Street will be filled with spectators as Omro’s annual hometown parade begins at 12 p.m. Also enjoy music, arts & craft fair, food, beverages and games and a fireworks display. www.futureomro.org/4th-of-july-celebration
July 4 | SubFest
Celebrate the 4th of July in Manitowoc at this lakeside celebration, including live music all day, food, self-guided submarine tours, fireworks, kid-friendly activities, a parade, and so much more. www.wisconsinmaritime.org/programs-and-events/subfest
July 7-10 | Lifest
Sunnyview Expo Center, Oshkosh
Lifest, one of the largest Christian music festivals in the nation, is a place where you can celebrate the love of God and connect with the family of faith. Featuring over 100 acts on 7 stages, this family-friendly event is sure to have music and activities for all ages. www.lifest.com/oshkosh
July 10 | Faire on the Green
Paine Art Center & Gardens, Oshkosh
From photography to jewelry to watercolors and pottery, enjoy the works of more than 100 talented artists and craftspersons. Featuring antiques and retail items, fair food and live entertainment. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. www.thepaine.org
July 16-17 | Midsummer Festival of the Arts
John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan
Shop artists’ booths, enjoy live music and food, participate in family activities, gain free admission to the John Michael Kohler Arts Center.
July 14-17 | Paperfest
Sunset Park, Kimberly
Family-orientated festival with live music, food, sports, games and more. It raises money for nonprofits in the Fox Valley. www.paperfest.com
July 20-24 | Outagamie County Fair
637 N Main St, Seymour
Carnival, big-name entertainment, junior fair exhibits, commercial exhibits, midway rides and food. www.outagamiecountyfair.com
July 22-24 | Winneconne Sovereign State Days
Waterfront Park & Marble Park, Winneconne
A weekend filled with a parade, street dances, fireworks, a carnival, flea markets, art shows & more. www.facebook.com/sovstateofwinneconne
July 23-24 | Art at the Park
City Park, Appleton
Art at the Park is the Fox Cities’ largest arts festival with over 180 artists. Admission and parking are free. Art at the Park features musical entertainment, local food vendors and children’s art activities. www.troutmuseum.org/art-at-the-park
July 29-31 | Oshkosh Main Street Music Festival
A celebration of the City of Oshkosh and the downtown community. The festival features 100+ musicians, artists, comedians and entertainers. Venues throughout Oshkosh. www.oshkoshmainstreetmusicfestival.com
July 25-31 | EAA AirVenture
EAA Aviation Center, 3000 Poberezny Rd, Oshkosh
Aviation enthusiasts totaling more than 500,000 from 80 countries attend EAA AirVenture, where they rekindle friendships and celebrate the past, present, and future in the world of flight. www.eaa.org/airventure
August 4-7 | Mile of Music Festival
Live music sets from a number of regional and national artists in venues across a one-mile stretch of Downtown Appleton. Times and locations vary. www.mileofmusic.com
August 5-7 | Door County Classic & Wooden Boat Festival
View beautiful classic and wooden boats, watch two-person teams build and race glued-together wooden boats in the SikaFlex Build-A-Boat Challenge, enjoy great food, shop the Boathouse Sale and experience Sturgeon Bay’s historic and working waterfront. www.dcmm.org
August 10-14 | Door County Fair
John Miles County Park (Fairgrounds), Sturgeon Bay
The fairway offers rides for all ages and the food stands serve up the most delicious fare. Special entertainment includes stock car racing, demolition derby and various musical acts. www.doorcountyfair.com
August 12-13 | Burger Fest
Seymour hosts the World’s Largest Hamburger Parade, Bun Run, Kids’ Run, music, kids’ games, the Burger Eating Contest and the Giant Ketchup Slide. www.homeofthehamburger.org
August 13 | Door County Festival of Fine Arts
Waterfront Park, Sister Bay
Festival features artwork and live demonstrations by Door County artists along with hands-on art activities for all ages and a free raffle for artwork donated by participating artists. 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Downtown Appleton Farm Market
Saturdays, through October 29. 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. College Avenue from Appleton Street to Drew Street and Houdini Plaza, Appleton.
Farmers Market on Broadway presented by Investors Community Bank
Wednesdays, through September 28. 3-8 p.m. through Labor day; 3-7 p.m. after Labor Day. Broadway St., Green Bay.
Chilton Farmers Market
Fridays, through October 23. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Klinkner Park.
De Pere Farmers Market
Thursdays, through September 22, 3-8 p.m. Sept. 2-23. 3pm-7pm. George Street Plaza, Downtown De Pere.
Fish Creek Settlement Shops Farmers Market
Wednesdays, through October 20. 9:30 a.m-1:30 p.m. or sellout. Canceled if thunderstorms. One mile south of downtown Fish Creek, 9016 Hwy. 42.
Downtown Fond du Lac Farmers Market
Saturdays, through October 29. 8 a.m.-12 p.m. On Main St. from Forest Ave. to Western Ave., Fond du Lac.
Downtown Green Bay Farmers Market
Saturdays, through October 29. 7 a.m.-noon. S. Washington Street, Doty, Green Bay.
Green Lake Farmers Market
Fridays, through September 23. 3-6 p.m. Town Square, Green Lake. On the corner of Hill and Mill Street.
Greenville Farmers Market
Wednesdays, through October. 3-7 p.m. W6860 Parkview Dr, Greenville.
Downtown Kaukauna Farmers Market
Saturdays, through October 8. 7:30 a.m-noon. 101 Crooks Ave, the parking lot on the corner of Second St. & Hwy. 55, Kaukauna.
Little Chute Village Market
Thursdays, through September. 4-7 p.m. Windmill Plaza at 130 W Main St, Little Chute.
Manitowoc Farmers Market
Saturdays, through October 29. 8 a.m-1 p.m. 720 Quay St., along the Manitowoc River, Manitowoc.
Future Neenah Farmers Market
Saturdays, through October 15. 8 a.m.-noon. Shattuck Park, Neenah.
Future Omro Farmers Market
Thursdays, through September 22. 4-7 p.m. Scott Park, Omro.
Oneida Farmers Market
Thursdays, through October. Noon-6 p.m. N7332 Water Circle Place, Oneida.
Oshkosh Saturday Farmers Market
Saturdays, through October 29. 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 400 & 500 Blocks of N. Main St. & 100 Block of Church Ave., Oshkosh.
Plymouth Farmers Market
Thursdays, through October 13. 12-5 p.m. Dairy Queen parking lot, 3101 Eastern Avenue.
Shawano Farmers Market
Saturdays, through October. 8 a.m.-noon. Franklin Park, Shawano.
Sheboygan County Interfaith Organization Farmers Market
Wednesdays & Saturdays, through October 29. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Fountain Park, Sheboygan.
Sister Bay Corner of the Past Farmers Market
Saturdays, through October. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 1.5 miles south of Downtown Sister Bay, Hwy. 57 at Country Lane.
Two Rivers Farmers Market
Wednesdays, through October. 1-5:30 p.m. Saturdays, through October. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Central Park, Two Rivers.
Waupaca Farm Market
Saturdays, through October. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 205 W Fulton St, Waupaca.