Enjoy quintessential Wisconsin fare—Johnsonville brats and hot dogs—at the world’s largest brat fest! Carnival rides, 5K and 10K fun runs, appearances by the Budweiser Clydesdales, and live music from George Clinton, Everclear, and Joe Diffie.
This family-friendly event dates back to 1851 and features top-notch concerts, great food, animals, and adventure. Free daily entertainment includes a Wild About Monkeys primate show, kiddie farm, and motorcycle stunt shows.
For over 50 years, the city of Middleton has thrown this late-summer party to raise money for local charities. Events include a 5K run/walk, live music, food, craft fair, and a parade.
Explore art forged in fire at this Cambridge festival, including demonstrations of iron pours, pit-fired pottery, and fire performers.
Up, up, and away! Watch balloon launches all weekend and enjoy blues music on the midway.
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Many of Madison’s neighborhoods put their own unique spin on summer with ultra-local celebrations, including the Marquette Neighborhood Association’s Waterfront Festival (June) and Orton Park Festival (August), as well as La Fête de Marquette (July), Atwood Fest (July), and the Willy Street Fair (September).
Madison’s pre-July 4th festival features an artisan market, live music, a Kids Zone, and a Mad Rollin’ Dolls roller derby bout leading up to the fireworks display at 10 p.m.
Stoughton celebrates its Norwegian heritage with Viking games, a parade, and plenty of traditional foods, including lefse, herring, and Krumkake (Norwegian waffle cookies).
With over 80 restaurants serving up samples of delicious food and 3 entertainment stages, this Labor Day weekend event is one you won’t want to miss.
Thousands flock to Prairie du Sac each summer to test their strength and see just how far they can fling fertilizer. (Fun fact: the current state record is 248 feet!)