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July 2014 Wisconsin Events and Activities
With Wisconsin Curiosities, popular public radio show host Michael Feldman brings his "deliciously sarcastic" perspective to the subject of his home state. Together with co-author Diana Cook, he's combed Wisconsin for more...
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2, 9, 16, 23, 30 “Music on the River” Summer Concert Series—Tomahawk, Veteran’s Memorial Park, 6–8 p.m. Free concerts. Hip Pocket Band (2nd), The Del Rays Band (9th), Reilly – Irish Celtic Music (16th), Copper Box Zydeco New Orleans Band (23rd), and Mamas Little Hippies (30th). 715/612-7509.

3–4 Independence Day Celebration Shullsburg. Parade, community festivities, fireworks. 608/965-3128.

3–5 Mid-western Rodeo Manawa Bull and bronc riding, steer wrestling, team and tie down roping, women’s barrel racing, vendors, pony rides, fireworks, run/walk, rodeo parade, more. 800/747-6336 or

4 4th of July Sale—Jump River. Community Center. 715/668-5452.

4Independence Day Celebration Jump River Parade 11 a.m.; mini-rod & mini-truck pull by the Badger State Dirt Flingers, horseshoe pitch, food, fireworks. 715/427-3645.

4 Block Party and Fireworks Tigerton Village-wide. 715/535-2110.

4 Fireworks RosholtFair Park. July 5 rain date.

4 Independence Day Celebration Bagley Parade 10:30 a.m.; chicken BBQ 11 a.m.; Bingo, bean bag tourney, cow chip bingo, kid’s games. 608/996-2575.

4–6 Flea Market and Craft Show Hatfield Thunderbird Village. Independence Day sale. 608/989-2275

4, 9, 16, 23, 30 100th Celebration of Band Concerts & Pie Socials—Friesland. Downtown, 7:30 p.m.

5 Independence Day Celebration New Miner. Parade at noon, horseshoe tourney, food, bake sale, crafts, more. 715/886-4754.

5 Art & More on the Lakeshore Phillips. Elk Lake Park, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Art and craft show and sale with handmade items made by the artists. Music by Elk River String Band, variety of food, young art exhibit. 715/332-5297.

5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27 Special Exhibit—Thorp. Historical and Telephone Museum, 1–4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Labor Day. 715/773-0102.

6 Art Fair on the Farm & Wine Tasting— Coon Valley. Norskedalen Nature & Heritage Center. 608/452-3424 or

6 “Life on the River-Shanty Boats” Cruise—Prairie du Chien. Mississippi Explorer Cruises, St. Feriole Island river front, departs 2 p.m. 877/647-7397.

8 Chicken BBQ & Community Awards—Fennimore. Memorial Park, serving 4:30–7 p.m., 6:30 p.m. awards ceremony. Advance tickets recommended. Held rain or shine. 800/822-1131.

9 Salad Luncheon—Dellwood. United in Christ Lutheran Church, 11 a.m.–2 p.m. Salad, sandwiches, desserts, beverage. $6/person.

10 Artist Reception—Prairie du Chien. The Planted Tree, 4:30–7:30 p.m. Live music, door prizes. 608/326-8733.

10 Introduction to Ceramics—Phillips. Wisconsin Concrete Park, 1–4 p.m. Join the fun of creating with clay in this introductory workshop lead by long-time ceramist, John Langer. No experience necessary. Registration and $10 fee required. 715/339-7282 or

10, 17 24, 31 Music in the Park Concert Series—Shullsburg. Badger Park, 7–8:30 p.m. 608/214-8836 or

10–13 Iola Old Car Show & Swap Meet—Iola. Celebrating 50th anniversary of Ford Mustangs. 715/445-4000 or

10–13 “Annie” Musical—Tomah. High School auditorium, Thurs.–Sat. 7:30 and Sun. 2 p.m. 608/374-7469.

11 Jolly Mixers Dance Club—Clintonville. Lanes & Banquet Hall, 7–11 p.m. Jerry Krueger perform. $8 per person which includes dancing for the evening, lunch, door prizes. 920/525-3713.

12 DCI Drum Corps Competition—La Crosse. UW-La Crosse Memorial Field, 5–10 p.m. 317-275-1212.

12 Car Wash and Brat Sale—Oxford. 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Enjoy brats from Oxford Sno-Mads while your car is being washed. 608/369-1999 or

12 Pollinator Walk—Necedah. National Wildlife Refuge, 10–11 a.m. Search for native pollinators across the refuge including the Karner Blue Butterfly. 1-mile walk. Free and open to the public. 608/565-2551.

12 Antique and Tractor Expo—Phillips. Price County Fairgrounds, 9 a.m.–8 p.m. 715/428-2315.

12 Pea and Bean Sale—Cambria. Tarrant Park, 8:30 a.m.–noon. $1 per pound, bring your own containers.

12 Fireworks—Prairie du Chien. St. Feriole Island, dusk. 608/326-8555.

12 Concerts in the Park—Prairie du Chien. St. Feriole Island. Roseville Community Band to perform. 608/326-7207.

12–20 War of 1812 Battle of Prairie du Chien Bicentennial Celebration—Prairie du Chien. 608/326-2721 or for details on the week-long celebration.

13 Pie and Ice Cream Social—between Northfield and York. New Hope Community Lutheran Church. Church services at 10:30 a.m. with the social held 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Barbeques and salads will also be served.

16–20 Crazy Days Prairie du Chien Take advantage of fantastic bargains.

17–20 Sesquicentennial Colfax The Dweebs, Sat. 9 p.m.

18–20 LCO Honor the Earth Pow Wow Hayward  LCO school grounds. Ojibwe tradition and celebration. Music dancing, crafts, food. 715/634-8934 or

18–20 Thresheree Rosholt Fair Park.

18–20 The Ladies of Harmony—Pittsville. School auditorium. 715/884-6562 or

19 Dragon and Damselflies—Phillips. Wisconsin Concrete Park at the Friends of Fred Smith Studio, 1–4 p.m. A talk about the varieties of dragonflies in northern Wisconsin. Explore the vernal pools in the park and discover who our tiniest neighbors are. Registration required. 715/339-7282 or

19 Lions & Lioness Day in the Park—Cassville. Riverside Park. Chicken, BBQ, concessions. 608/725-5147.

19 Karner Blue Butterfly Festival and Race —Black River Falls. Downtown. Festival, parade, crafts, food, music, and 5K, 10K, half-marathon race. 800/404-4008 or

19 5-Mile Run/3-Mile Walk—Prairie du Chien. Wacouta Aquatic Park. 608/326-7207.

19, 20 Carpfest—Hatfield Lake Arbutus Sports Bar & Grill. 715/743-4553.

19, 20 City-Wide Sale—Briggsville. American Legion Hall (Hwy. 23). Lunch and sale.

20 Charcoal Chicken Dinner Stanley. Otter Lake Day Use Park, 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Food, refreshments, dancing, raffles, music by the Young Old Timers. 715/644-4979 or

24–26 Lumberjack World Championships Hayward. Lumberjack Bowl. Professional competition as seen on ESPN. Chopping, bucking, sawing, speed climbing, boom run. 715/634-2484 or

25 Twilight Tour Prairie du Chien Villa Louis Historic Site, 5:30–7:30 p.m. Program for ages 21+ only. 608/326-2721.

25–27 Field Days Melrose Rod & Gun Club grounds (Hwy. 108). Music, fishing contest, free youth trap shoot, food, fun. 563/271-1337 or 608/317-6931.

25–27 Prairie Dog Blues Festival Prairie du Chien. St. Feriole Island. Camping on site and event shuttle runs to local motels. 888/567-1567 or

26 Rummage Romp for Pets—Richland Center. Community Center, 7:30 a.m.–1 p.m. Colossal rummage sale with mammoth variety of clean, outstanding items. 608/604-8834 or

26 Southwest Wisconsin Tractor & Equipment Ride Fennimore Vogel’s Building, 9 a.m.–4 p.m., meet at 10 a.m., food and beverage available at 12 p.m. at Marsden Park. Everyone welcome. 608/778-7910.

26 Bake Sale & Quilt Raffle Wild Rose. Lions Club grounds, bake sale and quilt raffle 8 a.m.–1 p.m.; 8–10 a.m. pancake egg and sausage breakfast; craft fair 9 a.m.–2 p.m. 920/622-5958.

26, 27 Blueberry Festival Iron River. Moon Lake Park. Kids tractor pull, cardboard boat races, live entertainment including Great White and Confederate Railroad, arts/crafts, chicken dinner, rides, fireworks. 715/372-4045 or