2024 Festivals, Fairs + Farmers Markets

Posted on May 31, 2024 by Grace Olson


June 7-8 | Cheese Capital Festival

The day will start off with a cheese themed parade, follow up with activities featuring cheese-such as a cheese eating contest, cheese ingredient cooking contest, cheese wedge race in the river, and finish the day with a family music festival. Downtown Plymouth.

June 7-9 | 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 and 3 neighbors to the south. Varying tour times available.

June 7-9 | 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.

June 8 | 6th 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.

June 8 | BrillionFest

Small town, big block party! Join us for a day filled with music, food, vendor fair, Engine Show, food trucks, and kids activities. Free event where all proceeds go back to the community! 9 a.m.-Midnight. 920-756-2424.

June 8 | 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. 920-663-2786

June 8 | 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.

June 9 | 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.

June 13-16 | 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.

June 14 | Summer Fun Fest
Evergreen Credit Union, Appleton
We’ll have a variety of activities at our Neenah Branch including: Petting Zoo (Whisperhill Clydesdales), Face Painting, Kids’ Coin Grab, Yard Games, Refreshments. 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

June 14-15 | 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.

June 15 | Fox Cities Butterfly Festival
City Park, Appleton
Families, children, and individuals attend the Fox Cities Butterfly Festival to learn about butterflies, participate in family-friendly games & activities and enjoy snacks. 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

June 15 | 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. 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

June 15 | 16th Annual Rhubarb Fest

Heritage Park, 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! 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

June 26-30 | Outagamie County Fair

637 N Main St, Seymour

Carnival, big-name entertainment, junior fair exhibits, commercial exhibits, midway rides and food.

June 28-30 | Greek Fest
Deland Park, Sheboygan
An annual tradition for decades, Greek Fest is three full days of authentic Greek food, pastries, beer and wine, traditional music and dance performances!

June 30 | Mandala Yoga Fest
Pierce Park, Appleton
A unique, empowering, free yoga festival with classes for persons of all ages and abilities, with a dedicated area for kids’ activities, plus local vendors and services will be available to purchase throughout the day. Please bring your own mat, blocks, straps, towels, etc.


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.

July 3-4 | Sheboygan Independence Day Celebration

When it comes to Independence Day, Sheboygan doesn’t mess around. Beginning on July 3rd through the 4th, there is never a dull moment, from a parade to beach volleyball, to live music and great food! Top off the day with a fireworks display over Lake Michigan.

July 4 | New London’s 4th of July Celebration

Concessions, kids’ games and giveaways and of course the big show starting at dusk… around 9:45 p.m. Hatten Park Stadium, 801 Werner-Allen Rd, New London.

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! 3-10:30 p.m. 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.

July 4-7 | SubFest

Downtown Manitowoc

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.

July 11-14 | 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.

July 13 | ShawanoFest
Main Street, Franklin Park

Main Street activities include a car show, craft vendors, kids’ activities and music. Enjoy food from a variety of food trucks; Franklin Park activities include the Shawano Farmers Market, music, yoga and kids’ games. 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

July 13 | Water Lantern Festival
Voyageur Park, De Pere

Filled with fun, happiness, hope and great memories that you’ll cherish for a lifetime, this is a family friendly event that can be shared by everyone. Friends, families, neighbors, and lots of people that you haven’t met can come together to create a peaceful, memorable experience.

July 14 | 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.

July 18-21 | 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.

July 18-21 | Paperfest

Sunset Park, Kimberly

Family-orientated festival with live music, food, sports, games and more. It raises money for nonprofits in the Fox Valley.

July 20-21 | 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 22-28 | EAA AirVenture

EAA Aviation Center, 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.

July 27-28 | Art at the Park

City Park, Appleton

This two-day festival of art is held in Appleton’s City Park each summer, featuring nearly 200 artist vendors, amazing food and drinks, a Kids Creative Space, a music line-up curated by Mile of Music, and so much art!

July 27 | Wisconsin’s Mac & Cheese Fest
Fox Cities Stadium, Appleton
Attendees can expect 50+ one of a kind mac and cheese samples, 150+ craft beers (ciders, seltzers, and spirits), a variety of entertainment options including live music, live DJ performance, yard games, inflatables and carnival attractions, balloon twisters, face painters, caricature artists and more. 4:30-8 p.m.


August 1-4 | 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.

August 2-4 | 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.

August 6-24 | Peninsula Music Festival Symphony Series

Experience world-renowned Music Director Rune Bergmann’s unique way of weaving sound with ambiance through his ability to connect simultaneously with the orchestra, soloists and audience is an adventure classical music lovers will not forget.

August 8-10 | XRoads41

Featuring performances by Journey, Brooks & Dunn, Old Dominion, and more!

For three Xhilarating days, attendees from all corners of the map gather amidst the beauty of the great outdoors, serenaded by the familiar melodies of their favorite artists.

August 10 | Door County Festival of Fine Arts

Waterfront Park, Sister Bay
Explore a diverse range of mediums and styles from intricate paintings to exquisite pottery, with a chance to win one of the stunning pieces of art donated by festival artists. Families, visit the “Create Your Own” activity tent! 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

August 10 | GLASS Arts Festival
Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass, Neenah
Meet glass artists from around the country displaying their beautiful art against the stunning backdrop of Lake Winnebago, along with food and drinks, local brews, music, and kids’ activities. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

August 10-11 | Green Lake Fine Art Show
492 Hill Street

The Green Lake Fine Art Show will celebrate its 50th year in 2023 with a new and larger venue in downtown Green Lake. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

August 14-18 | 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.


Downtown Appleton Farm Market

Saturdays through October 12. 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. College Avenue from Appleton Street to Drew Street and Houdini Plaza, Appleton.

Saturday Farmers Market presented by BayCare Clinic 

Saturdays through October 26. 7 a.m.-noon. South Washington & Doty Streets, Green Bay.

Chilton Farmers Market

Fridays, through October 11. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Klinkner Park.

De Pere Farmers Market

Thursdays through September 26, 3-8 p.m. (September: 3-7 p.m.) George Street Plaza, Downtown De Pere.

Fish Creek Settlement Shops Farmers Market

Wednesdays through October. 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 26. 8 a.m.-12 p.m. On Main St. from Forest Ave. to Western Ave., Fond du Lac.

Farmers Market on Broadway presented by Breakthrough

Wednesdays through September 25. 3-8 p.m. (7 p.m. after Labor Day.) Green Bay.

The Market at Town Square

Fridays through September 6. 3-6 p.m. Town Square, Green Lake. On the corner of Hill and Mill Street.

Sustain Greenville Farmers Market

Wednesdays through September. 3-7 p.m. Greenville City Hall, W6860 Parkview Dr, Greenville.

Kaukauna Farmers Market

Wednesdays through September 25. 4:30-8 p.m. 101 Crooks Ave, the parking lot on the corner of Second St. & Hwy. 55, Kaukauna.

Little Chute Market on Main

September 14. 2-8 p.m. Windmill Plaza at 130 W Main St, Little Chute.

Manitowoc Farmers Market

Saturdays through October. 8 a.m-1 p.m. 720 Quay St., along the Manitowoc River, Manitowoc.

Future Neenah Farmers Market

Saturdays, through October 12. 8 a.m.-noon. Shattuck Park, Downtown Neenah.

Future Omro Farmers Market

Thursdays through September 19. 4-7 p.m. Scott Park, Omro.

Oneida Farmers Market

Thursdays through October 3. Noon-6 p.m. N7332 Water Circle Place, Oneida.

Oshkosh Saturday Farmers Market

Saturdays through October 26. 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 400 & 500 Blocks of N. Main St. & 100 Block of Church Ave., Oshkosh.

SCIO Sheboygan Farmers Market

Wednesdays and Saturdays through October 30. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Fountain Park, 8th St. and Erie


Shawano Farmers Market

Saturdays through October. 8 a.m.-noon. Franklin Park, Shawano.

Sister Bay Corner of the Past Farmers Market

Saturdays through October 5. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 1.5 miles south of Downtown Sister Bay, Hwy. 57 at Country Lane.

Waupaca Farm Market

Saturdays through October 26. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 205 W Fulton St, Waupaca.

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