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ILLINOIS

Ongoing

CC Kane County Flea Market

Kane County Fairgrounds | Rt. 64 and Randall Rd. | Saint Charles | 630-377-2252 | www.kanecountyfleamarket.com

First weekend of the month; Sat noon-5 PM, Sun 7 AM-4 PM | $5; children under 12 free

June 1-5

Washington Cherry Festival

John Bearce Commercial Property | 1800 Washington Rd. | Washington | 309-444-9921 | www.washingtoncoc.com

Daily 5 PM-midnight | Free

June 4-5

3rd Annual Promenade of Art

Campbell and Vail | Arlington Heights | 847-444-9600 | www.amdurproductions.com

Sat-Sun 10 AM-5 PM | Free

June 4-5

35th Annual Rendezvous at Fort de Chartres

Fort de Chartres State Historic Site | Prairie du Rocher | 618-284-7230

Sat-Sun 9 AM-4 PM | small parking fee

June 10-12

Tremont Turkey Festival

Tremont Park | Tremont | 309-925-3183 | ww.turkeyfestival.com

Fri 11 AM-9:30 PM, Sat 6:30 AM-10:45 PM, Sun 7:30 AM-4 PM | Free

June 10-12

23rd Annual Matteson Festival

Memorial Park | 212th Pl. and Tower Ave. | Matteson | 708-748-1080 | www.vil.matteson.il.us

Fri 5-10 PM, Sat 10 AM-10 PM, Sun 11:30 AM-7:30 PM | Free

June 12

International Ethnic Music Festival

Ethnic Heritage Museum | 1129 S. Main St. | Rockford | 815-962-7402

Noon-4 PM | $1-$2

June 16-19

Oswegoland Prairiefest

PrairieFest Park | Oswego | 630-554-1010 | www.prairiefest.com

Thu-Sat 9 AM-10 PM, Sun 8 AM-6 PM | Most events Free

June 17-19

General Grierson Days

Community Park | Jacksonville | 800-593-5678 | www.jacksonville.org/tourism

Fri 7 PM, Sat 9 AM-11 PM, Sun 9 AM-3 PM | Free

June 18

Gurler House Folk Music Fest

Gurler House | 205 Pine St. | DeKalb | 815-758-4897 | www.bios.niu.edu/gurler

12-6 PM | Free

June 18

Rural Heritage Festival

Lisle Station Museum | 921 School St. | Lisle | 630-968-0499 | www.ruralfest.com

11 AM-8:30 PM | Free

June 18

Richmond Strawberry Festival

Richmond | 815-678-4040 | www.richmond-il.com

9 AM-5 PM | Free

June 18-19

4th Annual Cantigny Sculpture and Fine Art Festival

Cantigny Park | 1 S. 151 Winfield Rd. | Wheaton | 847-444-9600 | www.amdurproductions.com

Sat-Sun 9 AM-5 PM | Free

June 23-25

Nostalgia Days Festival

Shiloh Park | 2500 Dowie Memorial Dr. Zion | 847-731-4200 ext. 4567 | www.nostalgiadays.com

Thu 4-11 PM, Fri noon-11 PM, Sat 7:30 AM-11 PM | Free

June 24-26

Long Grove Strawberry Fest

Long Grove Business District | Routes 53 and 83 | Long Grove | 847-634-0888 www.longgroveonline.com/strawberry.html

Fri-Sun 10 AM-6 PM | Free

June 25-26

1st Annual Yorktown Festival of Art

Yorktown Center | Butterfield and Highland | Lombard | 847-444-9600 | www.amdurproductions.com

Sat-Sun 10 AM-6 PM | Free

June 25-26

Highland Park Festival of Fine Craft

Sheridan Rd. | Highland Park | 847-432-1888

Sat-Sun 10 AM-6 PM | Free

July 1-4

Naperville Ribfest

Knoch Park | Naperville | 630-548-5215 www.ribfest.net

Fri-Mon noon-10 PM | $5 in advance; $7 at the gate; children 11 and under free

July 1-4

25th Annual Lisle Eyes to the Skies Balloon Festival

Lisle Community Park | Lisle | 630-575-9798 | www.eyestotheskiesfestival.com

Fri 4-11 PM, Sat-Mon noon-11 PM | $9; $2 children 5-12; children under 5 free

July 4

Towanda July 4th Antique Flea Market

North and South Parks | Towanda | 309-728-2384 | www.geocities.com/towandajuly4

9 AM-5 PM | Free

July 8-10

Prairie Land Bluegrass Festival

Prairie Land Heritage Museum Grounds | Morton Ave. and Lincoln Ave. | Jacksonville | 800-593-5678 | www.jacksonville.org/tourism

Fri 7-10:30 PM, Sat 10:30 AM-10:30 PM, Sun 1-4 PM | $5-$15; $25 weekend pass

July 8-16

Heart of Illinois Fair

1601 W. Northmoor Rd. | Peoria | 309-691-6332 | http://207.228.240.129/hoifair/index.html

Fri-Sun 7/8-7/10 10 AM-midnight, Fri 7/15 4PM-midnight, Sat 7/16 10 AM-midnight | $3-$7

July 9-10

Galena Garden Walk

Galena Historical Society and Museum | 211 S. Bench | Galena | 800-672-3274 ext. 201 | www.galenahistorymuseum.org/tours

Sat-Sun 10 AM-4 PM | $10

July 21-23

Bagelfest

Peterson Park | 1701 Wabash Ave. | Mattoon | 800-500-6286 | www.mattoonillinois.org

Thu 5-8 PM, Fri noon-11:30 PM, Sat 7:30 AM-11:30 PM | F; some concerts $10-$15

July 29-31

USA Fest

Balmoral Park Race Track | 26435 S. Dixie Highway | Crete | 708-672-1767 | www.usa-fest.com

Fri-Sat noon-midnight, Sun noon-10 PM | $3-$5

August 5-6

CC Chicagoland Emergency vehicle show

Oberweis Dairy and Aurora Pump Company | I-88 and Randall Rd. | North Aurora | 312-455-1212 | www.auroraregionalfiremuseum.org

Fri 7 PM, Sat 10 AM- 4 PM | Free

August 11-14

Mendota Sweet Corn Festival

Mendota | 815-539-6507 | www.sweetcornfestival.com

Various times | Free

August 12-21

Illinois State Fair

State Fairgrounds | Springfield | 217-782-6661 | www.state.il.us/fair

Daily 7 AM-midnight | $2-$3 general admission; kids under 12 free

August 20-21

Bluegrass in the Gardens Festival

Rockome Gardens Theme Park | 125 N. County Rd. | Arcola | 217-268-4106 | www.bluegrassmidwest.com

9 AM-5 PM daily | $6-$12; $20 two-day pass

September 1-4

On the Waterfront Festival

Rockford | 815-964-4388 | www.onthewaterfront.com

Thu 6 PM-midnight; Fri-Sun 9 AM-midnight | $12 in advance; $14 at the gate; children 8 and under free

September 3-5

Frankfort Fall Festival

Frankfort | 847-634-0339 | www.frankfortchamber.com/events/fallfest.asp

Daily 10 AM-6 PM | Free; $5 parking

September 9-10

Lena Lions 55th Annual Fall Festival

Main St. | Lena | 815-369-5135

Fri 5-11 PM, Sat noon-11 PM | Free

September 9-11

35th Annual Broom Corn Festival

E. Main St. | Arcola | 217-268-4530 | www.arcola-il.org

Fri noon-7 PM, Sat 10 AM-8 PM, Sun 10 AM-5 PM | Free

September 10-11

Midwest Literary Festival

Aurora | 630-844-3640 | www.midwestliteraryfestival.com

Sat 10 AM-5 PM, Sun 11 AM-4 PM | Free

September 10

Sojourn Annual Folk Festival

Oakdale Nature Preserve | 4433 Cranes Grove Rd. | Freeport | 815-232-5121

11 AM-5 PM | Adults $3; children under 12 free

September 16-October 2

37th Annual Horse Farming Festival

Rockome Gardens Theme Park | 4125 N. County Rd. | Arcola | 217-268-4106 | www.rockome.com

Mon-Fri 9 AM-5 PM, Sat-Sun 9 AM-5:30 PM | Free

September 18

Lake Katherine Monarch Butterfly Festival

Lake Katherine Nature Preserve | 7402 Lake Katherine Dr. | Palos Heights | 708-361-1873

11 AM-4:30 PM | Free

September 23-25

Honeybee Festival

Downtown Square | Paris | 217-465-8402 | www.honeybeefestival.org

Fri-Sun 9 AM-midnight | Free

September 24-25

Apple 'n' Pork Festival

219 E. Woodlawn | Clinton | 217-935-3364 | www.clintonilchamber.com

Sat-Sun 9 AM-5 PM | Free

INDIANA

June 5-12

Germanfest

Fort Wayne | www.germanfest.org

Wed-Thu 11 AM-midnight, Fri-Sun 11 AM-1 AM | $2-$5

June 10-12

Crawfordsville Strawberry Festival

Lane Pl. | Crawfordsville | 765-362-5200 | www.thestrawberryfestival.com

Fri 11 AM-9:30 PM, Sat 10 AM-9:30 PM, Sun 9 AM-5 PM | Free

June 10-12

Cole Porter Festival

Miami County Museum | 51 N. Broadway | Peru | 765-473-9183 | www.miamicountymuseum.com

Fri 6-7:30 PM (cabaret concert), Sat 8 AM-8 PM, Sun 10 AM-3:30 PM | All events other than Friday concert are free (presented as part of the Peru Summerfest).

June 11

Indiana Highland Games

Concordia Theological Seminary | 6600 N. Clinton | Fort Wayne | 260-637-2831 | www.scottishsocietyftw.org

9 AM-5 PM | $5-$10

June 11-12

Civil War Days

Billie Creek Village | Rockville | 765-569-3430 | www.billiecreekvillage.org

Sat 9 AM-10 PM, Sun 9 AM-1:30 PM | $5.

June 11-18

CC Bill Monroe Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival

Bill Monroe Music Park and Campground | 5163 State Rd. 135 North | Bean Blossom | 800-414-4677 | www.beanblossom.com

Daily 7 AM-midnight | $15-$30; eight-day pass $165

June 17-19

BBQ Ribfest

Headwaters Park | 333 S. Clinton | Fort Wayne | 260-602-1831 | www.bbqribfest.com

Fri noon-11 PM, Sat-Sun 9 AM-11 PM | Free until 5 PM; $5 after (children 12 and under free at all times)

June 17-19

Summer Heat Air Festival

Delaware County Airport | Muncie | 800-369-2740 | www.munciecvb.org

Fri noon-11 PM, Sat-Sun 9 AM-11 PM | $10 per day; $15 three-day pass purchased in advance

June 18

Kokomo Ribfest

Downtown Kokomo on the Square | Kokomo | 765-457-9318

4 PM-midnight | Free

June 24-26

Indiana Fiddlers' Gathering

Tippecanoe Battlefield Park | Battle Ground | 765-742-1419 | www.indianafiddlersgathering.org

Fri 7 PM, Sat 9 AM-11 PM, Sun 9 AM-5 PM | $5; $25 for weekend pass; children 12 and under are free

June 24-26

Elkhart Jazz Festival

Elkhart | 800-597-7627 | www.elkhartjazzfestival.com

Daily 1 PM-1 AM | $10-$40 per evening; all-festival passes $105-$175

July 9

Liberty Days Festival

Courthouse Square | LaGrange | 260-854-2964

9 AM-6 PM | Free

July 9-10

Blues, Jazz & Fine Arts Festival

Munster Town Hall | Munster | 219-836-7275 | www.munster.org

Sat 10 AM-9:30 PM, Sun 11 AM-8:30 PM | Free

July 16-23

Circus City Festival

Peru | 765-472-3918 | www.perucircus.com

Performances Sat 7/16 2 and 7 PM, Sun 7/17 3 PM, Mon-Fri 7/18-7/22 7 PM, Sat 7/23 2 and 7 PM; circus parade Sat 7/23 10 AM | $10-$7 adults; $6-$9 children

July 29-31

Hot Dog Festival

Main St. | Frankfort | 765-654-4081 | www.accs. net/mainstreet/festival.htm

Fri 6-10 PM, Sat 10 AM-10 PM, Sun 11 AM-5 PM | Free

July 29-31

Pierogi Festival

119th and Indianapolis Blvd. | Whiting 219-659-0292 | www.pierogifest.net

Fri-Sat 11 AM-10 PM, Sun 11 AM-5 PM | Free

August 1-6

St. Joseph County 4-H Fair

St. Joseph County 4-H Fairgrounds | 5117 Ironwood Dr. | South Bend | 574-291-4870 | www.4hfair.com

Daily noon-10 PM | $5; children 8 and under free

August 4-6

Harlan Days

Harlan Community Park | Harlan | 419-258-2187 | www.harlandays.com

Thu-Fri 5-10:30 PM, Sat 7 AM-11 PM | Free

August 6

Billy Sunday Day and Ice Cream Social

Billy Sunday Historic Site Museum | Village at Winona | 1101 Park Ave. | Winona Lake | 574-268-0660 | www.villageatwinona.com

10 AM-6 PM | Free

August 10-21

Indiana State Fair

Indiana State Fairgrounds | 1202 E. 38th St. | Indianapolis | 317-927-7500 | www.in.gov/statefair

Sun-Thu 6 AM-11 PM, Fri 6 AM-1 PM, Sat 6-12:30 AM | $6; children 5 and under free

August 11-13

Paul Williams' Bean Blossom Gospel Jubilee

Bill Monroe Music Park and Campground | 5163 State Rd. 135 North | Bean Blossom | 800-414-4677 | www.beanblossom.com

Daily 7-AM-11 PM | $10-$20; three-day pass $40 in advance; children 12 and under free

August 11-14

Amish Acres Arts & Crafts Festival

Amish Acres | Napanee | 800-800-4942 | www.amishacres.com

Thu 9 AM-7 PM, Fri 9 AM-8 PM, Sat 9 AM-7 PM, Sun 10 AM-5 PM | $6; children under 12 free

August 12-13

College Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival

College Football Hall of Fame | 111 S. St. Joseph St. | South Bend | 800-440-3263 | www.collegefootball.org

Fri 7:30 AM-9:30 PM; Sat 9:30 AM-4 PM | Special events (Celebrity Golf Scramble and Enshrinement Banquet) run $35-$200; Enshrinement Festival parade 9:30 AM Sat and Enshrinement FanFest Sat 8 AM-4 PM are free.

August 20-21

23rd Annual American Indian Council Traditional Powwow

Boone County 4-H Fairgrounds | Lebanon | 317-201-2776

Gates open 10 AM daily; Grand entry and dancing Sat 1: 30 and 7 PM; Grand entry and dancing Sun at 1-4:30 PM | $2-$6; children under 6 free

August 20-21

Midwest Corvette & Chevy Car Show

Porter County Exposition Center and Fairgrounds | Valparaiso | 219-464-9918 | www.valpocarshows.com

Sat-Sun 8 AM-5 PM | $2-$7

September 2-5

Marshall County Blueberry Festival

Plymouth Centennial Park | Plymouth | 888-936-5020 | www.blueberryfestival.org

Fri 5-9 PM, Sat-Sun 9 AM-9 PM, Mon 9 AM-6 PM | Free

September 2-5

Clinton Little Italy Festival

Clinton | 765-832-7254 | www.littleitalyfestival.org

Fri 6-11 PM, Sat-Sun 11 AM-11 PM, Mon 11 AM-9 PM | Free

September 2-5

Ligonier Marshmallow Festival

Main St. | Ligonier | 260-894-9000 | www.marshmallowfestival.com

Fri 6-10 PM, Sat-Sun 9 AM-10 PM, Mon 7 AM-9 PM | Free

September 3-4

Fourth Street Festival of the Arts and Crafts

Fourth and Grant | Bloomington | 812-335-3814 | www.4thstreet.org

Sat 10 AM-6 PM, Sun 10 AM-5 PM | Free

September 8-11

Midwest Zest Fest

Main Square Park | Highland | 219-923-3666 | www.midwestzestfest.com

Thu 6-10 PM, Fri 2-11 PM, Sat 10 AM-11 PM, Sun 12:30-7 PM | Free

September 8-11

Roann Covered Bridge Festival

Roann | 765-833-4871

Thu-Fri 5-11 PM, Sat 11 AM-11-PM, Sun noon-5 PM | Free

September 10

Valparaiso Popcorn Festival

Valparaiso | 219-464-8332 | www.popcornfest.org

7 AM-6:30 PM | Free

September 16-18

Nappanee Apple Festival

Nappanee | 574-773-7812 | www.nappaneeapplefestival.org

Fri-Sat 9 AM-9 PM, Sun 9 AM-6 PM | Free

September 17-18

Johnny Appleseed Festival

Archer Park | Fort Wayne | 260-483-5638 | www.johnnyappleseedfest.com

Sat 10 AM-6 PM, Sun 10 AM-5 PM | Free

September 17-18

Trail of Courage Living History Festival

Fulton County Historical Society | Rochester | 574-223-4436 | http://www.icss.net/fchs/events.htm

Sat-Sun 10 AM-5 PM | $2-$6; children 5 and under free

September 17-18

Bonneyville Celebration

Bonneyville Mill County Park | Bristol | 800-262-8161 | www.elkhartcountyparks.org

Sat-Sun 8 AM-5 PM | Free

September 22-25

Museum Days: Remembering James Dean and the James Dean Run

Fairmount Historical Museum | 203 E. Washington | Fairmount | 765-948-4555 | www.jamesdeanartifacts.com

Various times | Free

September 23-25

Wanatah Scarecrow Festival

Scarecrow Square | Wanatah | 219-733-2183 | www.scarecrowfest.org

Fri 5-9 PM, Sat 8 AM-9 PM, Sun 9 AM-5 PM | Free

September 24-25

Back to the Days of Kosciuszko

Kosciuszko County Fairgrounds | Warsaw | 574-269-6803 | www.backtothedays.com

Sat-Sun 9 AM-4 PM | $3

MICHIGAN

June 2-4

Dionysos Greek Festival

Arcadia Creek Festival Place Kalamazoo | 269-345-1830 | www.central-city.net

Thu 11 AM-10 PM, Fri-Sat 11 AM-1 AM | $2-$5

June 3-5

Festival of the Arts

Calder Plaza | Grand Rapids | 616-459-1300 | www.festivalof thearts.org

Fri noon-10 PM, Sat 10 AM-10 PM, Sun 10 AM-6 PM | Free

June 9-12

Waterfront Film Festival

Saugatuck | 269-857-8351 | www.waterfrontfilm.org

Thu 6:30-10 PM, Fri-Sun 9 AM-9 PM | Individual tickets $8-$10; festival passes $55-$250

June 9-12

World's Largest Flag Day Celebration

Three Oaks | 269-469-5409 | www.harbourcounty.org/flagday

Thu 4-10 PM, Sat 9 AM-10 PM, Sun 8 AM-5 PM | Free

June 10-11

Michigan Flywheelers Swap Meet & Flea Market

Michigan Flywheelers Fairgrounds 06285 68th St. | South Haven | 269-639-2010 | www.michiganflywheelers.org

Fri-Sat 8 AM-5 PM | $1

June 10-12

National Asparagus Festival

Shelby | 231-861-8110 | www.nationalasparagusfestival.org

Fri 11 AM-5:30 PM, Sat 8:30 AM-midnight, Sun 7:30 AM-noon | Free

June 11

Cereal Festival

Battle Creek | 800-397-2240 | www.battlecreekvisitors.org

Noon-5 PM | Free

June 11

PT Cruiser Car Show

Domaine Berrien Cellars | 398 E. Lemon Creek Rd. | Berrien Springs | 269-473-9463 | www.domaineberrien.com

Noon-5 PM | Free

June 11

Vicksburg Old Car Festival

Vicksburg | 269-649-1312 | www.vicksburgoldcarfestival.com

7 AM-3:30 PM | Free

June 11-12

Feast of the Strawberry Moon

Harbor Island | Grand Haven | 616-842-0700 | www.tri-citiesmuseum.org/feast

Sat 9 AM-5 PM, Sun 9 AM-4 PM | $3; $12 per family

June 17-19

Riverbank Traditional Powwow

Adado Riverfront Park | Lansing | 517-393-7236 | www.geocities.com/riverbankpowwow

Grand entry Sat 1 and 7 PM, Sun noon | Free

June 17-19

Harborfest

Riverfront Park | South Haven | 800-764-2836 | www.shharborfest.com

Various times | Free

June 18

Festival of the Sun

Burchard Park | Lansing | 517-485-4283 | www.festivalofthesun.com

2-10 PM | $10 in advance; $15 at the door

June 25

Annual Sand Sculpture Contest

Grand Haven City Beach | Grand Haven | 616-842-4910 | www.grandhavenchamber.org

9 AM-noon | Free

June 25-26

Grand Haven Art Festival

Washington Ave. (between Harbor Dr. and 3rd St.) | Grand Haven | 616-842-4910 www.grandhavenchamber.org

Sat-Sun 10 AM-5 PM | Free

June 25-26

Eaton Rapids Dam Festival

Miller Complex | 635 State St. | Eaton Rapids | 517-663-4712

Sat 8 AM-11 PM, Sun 8 AM-4 PM | Free

June 26

19th Annual Log Cabin Day

Statewide | 269-381-1574 | www.qtm.net/logcabincrafts/brochure.htm

June 30-July 4

Field of Flight Family Entertainment Festival

W. K. Kellogg Airport | Battle Creek | 800-397-2240 | www.bcballoons.com

Various times and admission prices

July 2

International Cherry Pit Spit Competition

Tree-Mendus Fruit Farm | Eau Claire | 269-782-7101 | www.treemendus-fruit.com/int.htm

10 AM-3 PM | Free

July 7-9

Kalamazoo Blues Festival

Arcadia Festival Place | Kalamazoo | 269-381-6514 | www.kvba.org

Thu 5-9:45 PM, Fri-Sat 5-11:30 pm | $5-$15; children 12 and under free

July 9-10

44th annual Krasl Art Fair on the Bluff

Lake Bluff Park | St. Joseph | 269-983-0271 | www.krasl.org

Sat 10 AM-6 PM, Sun 10 AM-5 PM | Free

July 11-17

Common Ground Festival

Adado Riverfront Park | Lansing | 517-267-1502 | www.commongroundfest.com

Mon-Fri 5:30-11 PM, Sat-Sun noon-11 PM | $25 when purchased before 7/1; $79 seven-day pass; children 10 and under free

July 14

Thunder in the Streets

Wilson Memorial Park | Milan | 734-439-0404 | www.ci.milan.mi.us

4:30-8:30 PM | Free

July 14-17

Venetian Festival

Benton Harbor | 269-983-7917 | www.venetianfestival.org

Thu 6-10 PM, Fri noon-11:30 PM, Sat 8 AM-11:30 PM, Sun 11 AM-7 PM | Free

July 16

New Orleans Festival

Celery Flats Historical Area | Portage 269-329-4522 | www.portagemi.com

5-10 PM | $5

July 19-23

National Baby Food Festival

Main St. | Fremont | 800-592-2229 | www.babyfoodfest.com

Various times | Free

July 29-30

Big Fat Greek Festival

Downtown | Muskegon | 231-728-3201 | www.muskegongreekfestival.com

Fri-Sat noon-11 PM | Various admission prices

July 29-August 7

Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival

Various downtown locations | Grand Haven | 888-207-2434 | www.ghcgfest.org

Various times

July 30

Blueberry Festival

Fruitland Township Park | Whitehall | 231-766-3208 | www.whitelake.org

AM-3 PM | Free

August 2-6

CC Colon Magic Week

Colon | 800-926-2442 | www.abbottmagic.com | 269-432-4017 | www.fabmagic.com

Abbott's Get Together August 3-6: Daily performances 8 PM, $15-$20

FAB Magic MagiCelebration August 2-6: Performances Fri-Sat 7:30 PM, $8; $5 children 12 and under

August 6

Riverfolk Music and Art Festival

Carr Park | Manchester | 877-748-3655 | www.riverfolkfestival.org

11 AM-Midnight | $12 advance; $15 at the gate; children 10 and under free

August 9-14

Michigan Womyn's Music Festival

Ludington | 231-757-4766 | www.michfest.com

Women only (except for children) | Various admission prices

August 10-21

Michigan State Fair

Michigan State Fairgrounds | Eight Mile Rd. and Woodward Ave. | Detroit 313-369-8200 | www.michigan.gov

Daily 10 AM-10 PM | $9; $4 children 2-11; children under 2 free

August 12-14

Great Lakes Folk Festival

Michigan State University | East Lansing | 517-432-4533 | www.greatlakesfolkfest.net

Fri 6-10:30 PM, Sat noon-10:30 PM, Sun noon-6 PM | Free

August 20-21

Michigan Fiber Festival

Allegan County Fairgrounds | Allegan 269-948-2497 | www.michiganfiberfestival.org

Sat 9 AM-7 PM, Sun 9 AM-4 PM | $4; $6 weekend pass; children 8 and under free

August 27-28

Cooper's Glen Music Festival

Kalamazoo Nature Center | Kalamazoo | 269-381-1574 | www.naturecenter.org

Sat 9:30 AM-8 PM, Sun 9:30 AM-5 PM | $20; $35 for two-day pass

September 2-4

Newaygo Logging festival

Newaygo | 231-652-3068 | www.explorenewaygo.com

Fri noon-6 PM, Sat 10 AM-7 PM, Sun 10 AM-6 PM | Free

September 3-4

Lama Fest

Michigan State University | East Lansing | 517-655-5988 | www.lamafest.com

Sat 8 AM-7 PM, Sun 8 AM-4 PM | Free

September 16-17

Salmon and Song Fest

Downtown and waterfront | Grand Haven | 800-968-0894

Fri 5-8 PM, Sat 10 AM-4 PM | Most events free; wine tasting $15

September 16-18

Heritage Festival

Saugatuck | 269-857-1701 | www.sdhistory.com

Various times | Free

September 17-18

Apple Fest

Central Riverside Park | Belding | 616-794-0060 | www.beldingchamber.com

Sat 9 AM-5 PM, Sun 11 AM-4 PM | Free

September 24-25

American Heritage Festival

Woldumar Nature Center | 5739 Old Lansing Rd. | Lansing | 517-322-0030 | www.woldumar.org

Sat-Sun 10 AM-5 PM | $5

WISCONSIN

June 3-5

Festa Italia

McKee Park | Fitchburg | 608-424-1314 | www.iwcmadison.com

Fri 5-11 PM, Sat 11 AM-midnight, Sun 10 AM-5 PM | Free

June 4

Milwaukee Highland Games/Scottish Fest

Old Heidelberg Park | Milwaukee | 414-422-9235

9 AM-9 PM | $10; children under 10 free

June 5

Art on the Island

Oven Island, Lakeside Park | Fond du Lac | 920-921-0726 | www.fdl.com

10 AM-4 PM | Free

June 9-12

Bayfest

University of Wisconsin | Green Bay | 920-336-6123 | www.uwgb.edu/athletics/bayfest

Thu 6 PM-midnight, Fri-Sat noon-midnight, Sun 11 AM-4 PM | $8; $15 four-day pass; free admission Sunday and for children 12 and under

June 10-11

Brillionfest

Main St. | Brillion | 920-756-2327

Fri 4-9:30 PM, Sat 10 AM-4 PM | Free

June 10-12

Walleye Weekend

Lakeside Park | Fond du Lac | 920-923-6555 | www.fdlfest.com

Fri 3-9 PM, Sat 8 AM-9 PM, Sun 8 AM-6 PM | Free

June 11-12

Cesky Den Czech Heritage Festival

Hillsboro Firemen's Park | Hillsboro | 608-489-2521 | www.ceskyden.com

Sat 9 AM-4:30 PM, Sun 9 AM-3:30 PM $5; $10 3-day pass in advance, $15 at the gate (pass includes raffle ticket)

June 16-19

Chilton Summer Festival

Chilton | 920-849-4766 | www.chiltonchamber.com

Thu 7 PM-10 PM, Fri 8 AM-7 PM, Sat 7 AM-midnight, Sun 11 AM-7 PM | Free

June 17-19

Asian Moon Festival

Henry Maier Festival Park | 200 N. Harbor Drive | Milwaukee | 414-483-8530 | www.asianmoonfestival.com

Fri 5-11 PM, Sat 11 AM-11 PM, Sun noon-6 PM | $8 in advance; $9 at the gate; children under 12 free

June 24-26

Polish Fest

Henry Maier Festival Park | 200 N. Harbor Drive | Milwaukee | 414-529-1055 | www.polishfest.org

Fri 3 PM-midnight, Sat noon-midnight, Sun noon-10 PM | $8 in advance; $9 at the gate; seniors 55 and over $7; children 15 and younger free

June 24-26

Great Circus Festival and Parade

Circus World Museum | Baraboo | 866-693-1500 | www.circusworldmuseum.com

Fri-Sat 9 AM-10 PM (parade at noon Sat in downtown Baraboo), Sun 9 AM-6 PM | Parade free, with bleacher seating at $15; shows $3-$7

June 24-26

Heidi Fest/Taste & Treasures

New Glarus | 800-527-6838 | www.swisstown.com

Fri 7:30-10 PM, Sat 10 AM-7:30 PM, Sun 1:30-7:30 PM | $8; $6 children 11 and under

June 25

Wildflower Walk

Old World Wisconsin | Eagle | 262-594-2922 | www.oldworldwisconsin.org

7:15-10 AM | $10; reservations required

June 25

Victorian Days

Nathan Strong Park | Berlin | 920-361-2460 | www.1berlin.com

10 AM-4 PM | $10 for house tours; other events free

June 25-26

Cedarburg Strawberry Festival

Downtown Historic District | Cedarburg | 800-237-2874 | www.cedarburgfestivals.org

Sat 10 AM-6 PM, Sun 8 AM-5 PM | Free

June 25-26

Herrling Sawmill Days

Herrling Sawmill | Greenbush | 920-526-3271 | www.wisconsinhistory.org/wadehouse

Sat-Sun 10 AM-5 PM | $10; $5 children 12 and under; family rate of $27

June 30-July 10

Summerfest

Henry Maier Festival Park | 200 N. Harbor Drive | Milwaukee | 414-273-3378 | www.summerfest.com

Daily noon-midnight | $12; $3 children and seniors; children under 2 free; $30 three-day pass

July 2

Rhythm & Booms

Warner Park | Madison | 608-833-6717 | www.rhythmandbooms.com

Dusk | Free

July 9-10

Belgian Days

Brussels Town Park | Brussels | 920-825-1418 | www.doorcounty.com

Sat Noon-10 PM, Sun 10 AM-6 PM | $1 (includes raffle)

July 9-September 5

Bristol

Renaissance Faire

12550 120th Ave. | Kenosha | 847-395-7773 | www.renfair.com

Sat-Sun 10 AM-7 PM; also Mon September 5, 10 AM-7 PM | $18.50 adults, $9.50 children; season passes available

July 14-17

Riverfest

Riverside Dr. | Beloit | 800-423-5648 | www.beloitriverfest.com

Thu 5-11 PM, Fri-Sat noon-midnight, Su Noon-11 PM | $10; $3 children 6-12; children under 6 free

July 16

CC UFO Daze

Dundee | 920-533-8219 | Free

July 16

Twin-o-Rama

Prime St. | Cassville | 608-725-5855 | www.cassville.org

AM-11 PM | Free

July 22

Laura Ingalls Wilder Children's Day

Old World Wisconsin | Eagle | 262-594-6300 | www.oldworldwisconsin.org

10 AM-5 PM | $14; $8.50 children 5-12; $12.80 65 and over; family pass (two adults and two children) $39

July 23

Dodgeville Blues Fest

Dodgeville | 608-935-5993 | www.dodgevillebluesfest.com

1-10:30 PM | Free

July 29-31

CC UFO Days

Elmwood | 800-474-3723 | Free

July 30-31

St. Spyridon Greek Festival

Deland Park | Sheboygan | 920-457-6376

Sat-Sun noon-8 PM | Free

August 4-6

Brat Days

Kiwanis Park | Sheboygan | 920-208-0852 | www.sheboyganjaycees.com

Various times | Free

August 4-14

Wisconsin State Fair

Wisconsin State Fair Park | 8200 W. Greenfield Ave. | West Allis | 800-884-3247 | www.wistatefair.com

Daily 9 AM-10 PM | $8; $6 seniors; $3 children 7-11; children 6 and under free

August 5-7

Pike River Rendezvous

Simmons Island Park | Kenosha | 262-653-4005 | www.KenoshaEvents.com

Fri-Sat 9 AM-5 PM, Sun 9 AM-4 PM | Free

August 5-7

African World Festival

Henry Maier Festival Park | 200 N. Harbor Drive | Milwaukee | 414-372-4567 | www.africanworldfestival.com

Fri 5 PM-midnight, Sat-Sun noon-midnight | $3-$10

August 5-6

Historic Third Ward Jazz Festival/Summer Sizzle

100 and 200 blocks of N. Broadway | Milwaukee | 414-273-1173 | www.historicthirdward.org

Fri-Sat 11 AM-11 PM | Free

August 6

National Mustard Day

Mount Horeb | 800-438-6878 | www.mustardmuseum.com

10 AM-4 PM | Free

August 6-7

Prairie Family Days

Praire Springs Park and Lake Andrea | Pleasant Prairie | 262-947-0437 | www.pleasantprairieonline.com

Sat 10 AM-11 PM, Sun 10 AM-6 PM | Free

August 12-14

CC Arab World Festival

Henry Maier Festival Park | 200 N. Harbor Drive | Milwaukee | 414-727-5517 | www.arabworldfest.com

Fri 5 PM-midnight, Sat noon-midnight, Sun noon-5 PM | $10

August 12-14

Shanty Days Celebration of the Lake

4th and Fremont | Algoma | 800-498-4888 | www.algoma.org

Fri 3-11:30 PM, Sat 10 AM-11:30 PM, Sun 10 AM-9 PM | $5; children 11 and under free

August 13-14

Hmong Summer Festival

Kiwanis Park | Sheboygan | 920-458-0808 | www.sheboygan.org

Various times | Free

August 13-14

Art in the Park

Library Park | Lake Geneva | 262-249-7988 | www.arts.state.wi.us

Sat-Sun 10 AM-5 PM | Free

August 14

Corn & Brat Fest

Burlington | 262-763-4689 | www.burlingtonchamber.com

10 AM-6 PM | Free

August 17-21

Venetian Festival

Flat Iron Park | Lake Geneva | 262-248-4416 | www.lakegenevajaycees.org

Wed-Fri 6 PM-midnight, Sat-Sun noon-midnight | Free

August 18-21

Irish Fest

Henry Maier Festival Park | 200 N. Harbor Drive | Milwaukee | 414-476-3378 | www.irishfest.com

Thu 5-10 PM, Fr 4 PM-midnight, Sun noon-midnight, Sun 11 AM-10 PM | $12; $8 seniors; children 12 and under free

August 19-20

Kiwanis Lakefest

Deland Park | Sheboygan | 800-457-9497 | www.sheboygan.org

Fri 5 PM-midnight, Sat 9 AM-midnight | Free

August 20-21

Midwest Folklife Festival

Folklore Village | Dodgeville | 608-924-4000 | www.folklorevillage.com

Sat-Sun 11 AM-7 PM | Free

August 26-28

Serbian Days

St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church | 3201 S. 51st St. | Milwaukee | 414-545-4080

Fri 5-11 PM, Sat-Sun noon-11 PM | Free

September 2-3

Wisconsin State Cow Chip Throw

Marion Park | Prairie du Sac | 608-643-4317 | www.wiscowchip.com

Fri 5 PM-midnight, Sat 7 AM-midnight | Free

September 2-4

Wilhelm Tell Festival

Wilhelm Tell Grounds | New Glarus | 800-527-6838 | www.wilhelmtell.org

Fri 8 PM, Sat 10 AM-5 PM, Sun 9 AM-7:30 PM | Wilhelm Tell Pageant $10; $5 children 12 and under; other events free

September 2-4

Wisconsin Highland Games and Celtic Fling

Waukesha County Expo Center | Waukesha | 414-774-2044 | www.wisconsinscottish.org

Fri 5-10:30 PM, Sat 9 AM-6 PM, Sun 10 AM-5 PM | $5 in advance; $8 at the gate

September 2-5

Rock River Thresheree

Edgerton | 608-868-2814 | www.thresheree.org

Fri-Mon 8 AM-6PM | $5; $1 children 6-12; children under 6 free

September 3-4

Taste of Madison

Capitol Square | Madison | 608-276-9797, ext. 23 | www.madisonfestivals.com

Sat 2:30-8 PM, Sun 11 AM-6 PM | Free

September 6-October 31

Stacey Farms Corn Maze

N8750 Thiede Rd. | East Troy | 877-784-2578 | www.staceyfarms.com

Various times | Various prices

September 9-11

Indian Summer Festival

Henry Maier Festival Park | 200 N. Harbor Drive | Milwaukee | 414-604-1000 | www.indiansummer.org

Fri 4 PM-midnight, Sat noon-midnight, Sun 11 AM-10 PM | $9 in advance; $10 at the gate; $4 in advance or $5 at the gate for children 6-12 and seniors over 55; children under 6 free

September 10

Watermelon Festival

Chandler Park | Pardeeville | 608-429-2325 | www.pardeeville.com

Noon-5 PM | Free

September 11

Danish Fall Festival

Denmark Memorial Park | Denmark | 920-863-6400 | www.dcbawis.org

10 AM-7 PM | Free

September 17

Whooping Crane Festival

Necedah | 608-565-2101 | www.whooping-crane-festival.com

7 AM-9 PM | Prices vary with event; $2-$8 adults; free-$5 children under 12

September 17-18

Willy Street Fair

800-1000 Williamson St. | Madison | 608-256-3527, ext. 10 | www.willystreetfair.org

Sat 2-7:30 PM, Sun 11 AM-7:30 PM | Free

September 17-18

Wine & Harvest Festival

Downtown Historic District | Cedarburg | 262-377-9620 | www.cedarburgfestivals.org

Sat 10 AM-6 PM, Sun 10 AM-5 PM | Free

September 24

Crowdy Crawn

Pendarvis | Mineral Point | 608-987-2122 | www.wisconsinhistory.org/pendarvis

10 AM-2 PM | $8; $4 children 5-12; $22 family

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