Event Calendar

Events in the next 3 days

  1. EAA AirVenture

    Oshkosh, WI Jul 26 - Aug 1

    This huge Experimental Aircraft Association festival includes air shows, fireworks, big-name concerts, children's activities, workshops, exhibits and rides in historic aircraft.

    Reserve lodgings early; it fills rooms within a 60-mile radius.

  2. Lumberjack World Championships

    Hayward, WI Jul 29 - Jul 31

    You can't see this kind of thing just anywhere: cut-throat log rolling, boom running, springboard chopping and speed climbing.

  3. Lollapalooza

    Chicago, IL Jul 29 - Aug 1

    This big music festival features dozens of bands and, unlike other Grant Park festivals, is not free. Reserve rooms far in advance.

  4. Grant Park Music Festival

    Chicago, IL Jul 30 - Jul 31

    Professional musicians, many of them world-famous, offer free classical concerts in Millennium Park's beautiful Pritzker Pavilion.

    This year, seating is at 25 percent capacity and still is free but must be reserved. Tickets will be available at 10 a.m. Mondays before the event.

  5. Coast Guard Festival

    Grand Haven, MI Jul 30 - Aug 8

    There's nightly entertainment on the waterfront, a downtown carnival, tours of Coast Guard cutters, a Grand Parade and fireworks.


  6. National Balloon Classic

    Indianola, IA Jul 30 - Aug 7

    This giant hot-air balloon festival includes daily flights, rides for the public, music, night glows and closing fireworks.

  7. Festa Italiana

    Naperville, IL Jul 30 - Aug 1

    This festival at the Naper Settlement is a showcase for Italian culture, food, music and artisans and has two entertainment stages.

  8. Festa Italia

    Fitchburg, WI Jul 30 - Aug 1

    The heritage festival at McKee Farms Park in this Madison suburb features such things as folk dancing, a puppet show, a pasta-eating contest and vintage baseball as well as bocce ball.

  9. Prairie Dog Blues Festival

    Prairie du Chien, WI Jul 30 - Jul 31

    This Mississippi River festival on historic St. Feriole Island features 12 bands on two stages, with onsite camping.

  10. Riverboat Days

    Wabasha, MN Jul 30 - Jul 31

    This Mississippi River town celebrates with a pedal tractor pull, duck derby, firemen's water fight and parade.

  11. Soul & Blues Festival

    Iowa City, IA Jul 30 - Jul 31

    This music festival is held downtown. 

  12. Mississippi Valley Fair

    Davenport, IA Aug 3 - Aug 8

    There are chainsaw artists and alligator shows as well as a carnival and grandstand acts that include national country musicians. Headliners include Locash, Keith Urban, Old Dominion and Pitbull.