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Fourth of July Celebration & Fireworks
July 4
Come to Hatten Memorial Stadium at Hatten Park to celebrate the 4th of July. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. and free kids carnival games start at 7 p.m. Since stands fill up early, make sure to bring your own blankets and lawn chairs to enjoy the fireworks display. 982-8500.

Fall Family Fest
September 14
Experience a full day of food and family entertainment with over 150 craft, produce and market vendors. Children can play in the Fun Zone Area for free all day and enjoy bouncy houses, face painting, a magician and more. There will also be a petting zoo in St. John’s Park and live music provided throughout the day. Free admission. Downtown New London. 9am-3pm. 982-5822.

Mosquito Hill Nature Center Harvest Moon Fest
October 12
Mosquito Hill Nature Center offers an evening of music, crafts, learning sessions, food and more. Snacks and beverages available for purchase. No reservations necessary. 5-9pm. 779-6433.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Irish Fest
March 16-21, 2020
Experience Wisconsin’s biggest St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Irish Fest in downtown New London. The parade features a variety of bands and floats. At the Irish Fest, enjoy live bands and Irish food & beverages. This week-long celebration also includes Irish caroling, Irish entertainment, and Irish foods served in local restaurants. Presented by The Shamrock Club of New London. 982-3891.

Lodging

5 Great Stays

Antiques With Inn
For those looking for lodging with character, Antiques With Inn is the place to stay. Guests have access to the downstairs music room to play the grand piano, a shaded deck and grill, and a second-story suite that overlooks gardens and fir trees. Included in any reservation are free passes to the New London Indoor Aquatic & Fitness Center.

Wolf River Campground
Enjoy the outdoors this summer at Wolf River Campground. They have a developed campground as well as rustic campsites to suit the needs of all types of campers. The campground also features a playground, game room, volleyball and tennis courts, and a bar and grill. Of course, being on the Wolf River there are also plenty of opportunities for kayaking, canoeing and tubing.

Hucklberry Acres Campground
For another campground option, Hucklberry Acres offers plenty of amenities and free events to ensure an adventurous stay. Some of the amenities include a bar/restaurant, beach, arcade, mini-golf, a playground and a swimming/fishing pond. Throughout the month of July, they have family-friendly events such as 4th of July celebrations, 80s weekend and Christmas in July.

Lindsay House
Built in 1892, Lindsay House Bed and Breakfast is a historic Victorian home. The Lindsay House makes it easy to enjoy a relaxing retreat or romantic getaway. Enjoy the mornings on the large wrap-around porch with a cup of complimentary coffee and a walk through the gardens. During the summer months, take time to relax in the gazebo, pick some blackberries or have a small bonfire.

Wolf River Getaway
If you’re looking for a place to stay that houses lots of your family and friends, Wolf River Getaway sleeps up to 10 people. This vacation rental is available all year round and is a waterfront property with a dock. Located only a 5-minute drive away from restaurants, the Sturgeon Trail and Wolf River Trips & Campground, your getaway is bound to be filled with new adventures and memories.
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