Event Calendar

Events in the next 3 days

  1. Aquafest

    Rice Lake, WI May 5 - Jun 14

    The festival in this northwest Wisconsin lakes town includes a carnival, art fair, kids' fishing derby, car show, live bands and, on the last day, a parade followed by a water-ski show.

  2. Buffalo Days

    Luverne, MN Jun 5 - Jun 7

    This festival in the southwest corner of Minnesota features a cow-chip throwing contest, fire-truck ladder rides, duck races, an arts show and a big parade on Saturday.


  3. Sun Drop Dayz

    Shawano, WI Jun 5 - Jun 6

    This northwoods town offers music, kids' activities, a car show, flea market, magic show and craft fair, plus samples of the locally made Sun Drops soda.

  4. Iowa Arts Festival

    Iowa City, IA Jun 5 - Jun 7

    This free downtown festival features an art show, a Global Village, a Culinary Row and music and dance. Sunday is Children's Day, with 10 booths of hands-on activities.

  5. Spring Art Tour

    Mount Horeb, WI Jun 5 - Jun 7

    Artists open their studios in Mount Horeb and other towns in the Wisconsin River valley: Mazomanie, Black Earth, Cross Plains, Blue Mounds and Verona.

  6. Great Wisconsin Cheese Festival

    Little Chute, WI Jun 5 - Jun 7

    This Fox Cities festival includes cheese-curd eating, cheese-carving and cheesecake contests and a 10:30 a.m. Saturday cheese parade.

  7. Milk Days

    Harvard, IL Jun 5 - Jun 7

    The festival in this small town just south of Lake Geneva, Wis., is the longest running in the state. There are milk-drinking contests, milking demonstrations, cow-chip lotto, bed races and a parade Saturday.

  8. Fresh Art Spring Tour

    Lake Pepin, WI Jun 5 - Jun 7

    Artists' studios and gardens will be open along the Mississippi and in the bluffs between Maiden Rock and Pepin in western Wisconsin.

  9. Blues Festival

    Chicago, IL Jun 5 - Jun 7

    The largest of Chicago's free music festivals draws 750,000 people to Millennium Park. 

  10. Lilac Festival

    Mackinac Island, MI Jun 5 - Jun 14

    There are concerts, lilac walking tours, a dog and pony show, a family fun area and, on the last day, a big parade.

  11. Milwaukee Highland Games

    Wauwatosa, WI Jun 6

    Listen to bagpipe bands, eat Scottish food and watch sheepdogs, Highland dancers and athletes.

  12. Wisconsin state-parks open house

    All state parks, WI Jun 6 - Jun 7

    Visit a Wisconsin state park without paying the daily vehicle fee, $8-$13 for residents and $11-$16 for non-residents.

  13. Outta Sight Kite Flight

    Kenosha, WI Jun 6 - Jun 7

    Fly kites along Lake Michigan in Kennedy Park.

  14. Blessing of the Fleet Festival

    Baileys Harbor, WI Jun 6

    Tour fishing boats, meet local fishing legends and watch a boat parade. There will also be a Scottish-terrier rally, music and arts and crafts.

  15. Reggae Fest

    Trempealeau, WI Jun 6

    The Trempealeau Hotel hosts this easygoing festival on the banks of the Mississippi. 

  16. Rhubarb Festival

    Lanesboro, MN Jun 6

    There’s a Rhubarb Olympics, featuring the Rhubarb Stalk Throw and Green Eggs and Rhubarb, and a Rhubarb Rant Speakers Corner for opinionated folks. The Rhubarb Sisters entertain. 

  17. Grand Old Day

    St. Paul, MN Jun 7

    This popular Grand Avenue street party has four zones: entertainment, family fun, local artisans and sports and wellness. A parade starts at 9:30 a.m. at Dale Street.

  18. Model A Day

    Sharon, WI Jun 7

    In this hamlet near Lake Geneva, on the Illinois border, Model A's from the 1920s and '30s line main street, and people dressed as gangsters and flappers promenade in front of historic buildings.