Event Calendar

Events in the next 3 days

  1. Fiesta Days

    McHenry, IL Jul 9 - Jul 19

    There's a Music Fest, carnival and car and motorcycle show in Petersen Park the first weekend and a children's ice cream social, arts and crafts fair and Sunday parade the second weekend in Veteran's Memorial Park.

  2. Northwest Water Carnival

    Detroit Lakes, MN Jul 10 - Jul 19

    This big festival celebrates its 85th year with a sand-castle contest, water fights, ship-building (in less than 30 minutes), beer tasting, watermelon feed, bike tour and more. On the last day, there's a big parade at 1 p.m.

  3. Grant Park Music Festival

    Chicago, IL Jul 15

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

    The festival is virtual this year.

  4. Paperfest

    Kimberly, WI Jul 16 - Jul 19

    This Fox Cities town celebrates its heritage with toilet-paper tosses, lawn games, concerts, human foosball and a firefighter tug of war.

  5. Bavarian Blast

    New Ulm, MN Jul 16 - Jul 19

    In addition to German music, food and beer, this festival at the Brown County Fair Grounds features stein-holding, barrel-rolling and sauerkraut-eating contests, plus a Sunday parade.

  6. Country Jam

    Eau Claire, WI Jul 16 - Jul 18

    Luke Combs, Chris Young and Locash are  among the headliners of this fest. There's camping on-site.

  7. Rock USA

    Oshkosh, WI Jul 16 - Jul 18

    This rock festival is held in Ford Festival Park.

  8. Rock Fest

    Cadott, WI Jul 16 - Jul 18

    This year's outdoor festival near Chippewa Falls features Limp Bizkit, Slipknot and Disturbed.

  9. Festa Italiana

    Milwaukee, WI Jul 17 - Jul 19

    At the lakefront Henry Maier Festival Park, there's cannoli-eating and pizza-making contests, celebrity chefs, a bocce ball tournament, parades at 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, nightly fireworks and music and dance on five stages and an opera tent.

  10. Laura Ingalls Wilder pageant

    Walnut Grove, MN Jul 17 - Jul 18

    The festival in this western Minnesota town revolves around the book "On the Banks of Plum Creek.'' 

  11. RiverSong Music Festival

    Hutchinson, MN Jul 17 - Jul 18

    This family-friendly festival on the Crow River, west of the Twin Cities, features folk, blues, jazz and other grassroots music on three stages, including one for children. There's onsite camping and food.

  12. Hiawatha Traditional Music Festival

    Marquette, MI Jul 17 - Jul 19

    This folk-music festival in Tourist Park also features a juried arts and crafts show and camping on-site.

  13. Honor the Earth Pow-wow

    Hayward, WI Jul 17 - Jul 19

    The Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa hold one of the largest powwows in North America, with dancing, singing and crafts plus a cooking contest, run/walk and softball tournament.

  14. Lumberjack Days

    Stillwater, MN Jul 17 - Jul 19

    This music festival along the St. Croix River also features lumberjack shows and such attractions as a downhill derby, hammerschlagen, helicopter rides and a parade at 1 p.m. Sunday. 

    It's canceled in 2020.

  15. Wannigan Days

    St. Croix Falls, WI Jul 17 - Jul 19

    St. Croix Falls and its cross-river neighbor, Taylors Falls, pay tribute to lumberjacks and river pigs with rock and country music, an arts and crafts fair, a Saturday parade and fireworks.

  16. Highland Fest

    St. Paul, MN Jul 17 - Jul 19

    This street fair in St. Paul's Highland Park neighborhood includes an arts fair, music, carnival rides, wiener-dog races and an all-Ford car and truck show.

  17. Grant Park Music Festival

    Chicago, IL Jul 17 - Jul 18

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

    The festival is virtual this year.

  18. Lowertown Blues & Funk Festival

    St. Paul, MN Jul 17 - Jul 18

    This free, all-ages festival is in Mears Park.

  19. Bayfront Reggae & World Music Festival

    Duluth, MN Jul 18

    Listen to island music on the shore of Lake Superior.

  20. Civil War Encampment and Battle

    Menomonee Falls, WI Jul 18 - Jul 19

    This event at Old Falls Village features Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, storytelling and a soldier encampment with medical and cooking demonstration. General Grant narrates the Battle of Cedar Run, 2 p.m. both days.

  21. Stockholm Art Fair

    Stockholm, WI Jul 18

    This hamlet on Lake Pepin, a favorite day trip destination for Twin Citians, becomes a shopping mecca during this big fair.

  22. Big Top Parade & Circus Celebration

    Baraboo, WI Jul 18

    In the downtown square, there will be circus-themed performances, walking tours, music, children's activities and a Big Top parade at 11 a.m.

  23. Minnesota Scottish Fair & Highland Games

    Eagan, MN Jul 18

    This fest south of St. Paul features Celtic music, a British car show, a harp competition and heavy games, such as hammer throwing, sheaf tossing, caber turning and the stone put.

  24. Port Fish Day

    Port Washington, WI Jul 18

    The world's largest one-day outdoor fish fry also includes classic car and arts and crafts shows, soccer water fights, a smoked-fish eating contest, music on three stages, a parade and fireworks.

  25. Chinatown Summer Fair

    Chicago, IL Jul 18 - Jul 19

    There's a Lion Dance, Chinese classical dance and music, demonstrations of martial arts and displays of ancient art forms and disciplines plus a petting zoo, pony rides and cutest baby and a "hot legs" contest for men.

  26. Agate Days

    Moose Lake, MN Jul 18 - Jul 19

    See the beautiful stones on display, then dig for them at 3 p.m. Saturday during the Agate Stampede, when a load of rocks seeded with 400 pounds agates, $400 in quarters and $100 in 50-cent pieces is dumped downtown.

    There's also music and an art fair.

  27. Charlevoix Venetian Festival

    Charlevoix, MI Jul 18 - Jul 25

    A week of music and games winds up with an 11 a.m. street parade and, at dusk, a lighted boat parade followed by fireworks.