Event Calendar

Events in the next 3 days

  1. Folklorama

    Winnipeg, MB Aug 5 - Aug 18

    This Manitoba prairie town celebrates its heritage with pavilions representing 44 nationalities, offering music, dance and food at many venues.

  2. Iowa State Fair

    Des Moines, IA Aug 9 - Aug 19

    See a diaper derby, outhouse races and mullet contest, and don't miss the butter sculptures.

  3. Venetian Festival

    Lake Geneva, WI Aug 15 - Aug 19

    In this southeast Wisconsin vacation area, the festival includes a carnival, arts and crafts fair, firefighter water fight and, on Sunday, a water-ski show followed by a lighted boat parade and fireworks.

  4. Irish Fest

    Milwaukee, WI Aug 16 - Aug 19

    The nation's largest Irish festival features 100 acts on 16 stages, plus children's activities, red hair and freckle contests and demonstrations by Irish dog breeds. In Henry Maier Festival Park.

  5. Ki-Chi-Saga Days

    Chisago City, MN Aug 16 - Aug 19

    The fest in this town just north of St. Paul features an Old World market, sandcastle and skateboard contests, Swedish dancers, a horn hunt and a parade at 2 p.m. Sunday.

  6. Blues, Brews & BBQ

    McHenry, IL Aug 17 - Aug 19

    Listen to the blues and eat barbecued foods in Petersen Park on McCollum Lake.

  7. Grant Park Music Festival

    Chicago, IL Aug 17 - Aug 18

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

  8. Art & Big Fork Festival

    Evanston, IL Aug 17 - Aug 19

    This downtown festival features live music and local food, beer, wine and fine art.

  9. Big Bull Falls Blues Fest

    Wausau, WI Aug 17 - Aug 18

    Enjoy national and local blues musicians in Fern Island Park. There's a beer garden, of course.

  10. Oronoco Gold Rush

    Oronoco, MN Aug 17 - Aug 19

    The antiques show and flea market in this friendly little village just north of Rochester off U.S. 52 includes more than 400 vendors and 1,200 booths. There's also pancakes for breakfast, homemade pie and music.

  11. HarborPark Jazz & Blues Festival

    Kenosha, WI Aug 18

    This free festival is in the lakefront Celebration Place.

  12. Soar on the Shore

    Algoma, WI Aug 18

    Learn about kite-flying from professionals on Lake Michigan's Crescent Beach.

  13. World War I Weekend

    Fort Snelling, MN Aug 18 - Aug 19

    At this historic fort in the Twin Cities, watch military demonstrations, learn about women during wartime and stand in a recreated WWI-style trench.

  14. Air & Water Show

    Chicago, IL Aug 18 - Aug 19

    The 60th annual free show features aerobatics, extreme flying and parachuting off North Avenue Beach.

  15. PastyFest

    Calumet, MI Aug 18

    The humble miner's lunch — meat and rutabagas in a pocket of pie crust — has inspired this Keweenaw Peninsula festival, which includes such events as a PastyWalk, PastyPoetry contest and, of course, a PastyCook-Off.

    Toivo the walking and talking pasty will appear, and there will be games, such as a PastyPull, Rutabaga Shotput, Onion Pass and Egg Toss. The PastyParade is at 2 p.m.

  16. IndiaFest

    St. Paul, MN Aug 18

    On the State Capitol grounds, watch Bollywood dance and a parade of cultures, eat East Indian food, get your hands painted with henna and learn the principles of cricket and yoga.