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1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Free Concerts—Portage. VFW, 6:30 p.m. 608/742-6161.

1–5 4th of July Celebration—Columbus. Fireman’s Park. Firecracker run, parade, food, refreshments, carnival, fireworks, more. 920/344-0101.

1–6 Wisconsin Women of Style Exhibit—Prairie du Chien. Villa Louis. Clothing exhibit showcases garments and gowns from the collections of the WI Historical Society.

2–4 Mid-Western Rodeo—Manawa. Four performances; parade, 10 a.m. Sat. 800/747-6336 or

3 Concert in the Park Fourth of July Celebration—Portage. Pauquette Park, 7:30 p.m. WI Chamber Orchestra performs. Fireworks, 9:30 p.m. 608/742-6242 or

3 Band Night—Pardeeville. Chandler Park, 7:30–11:30 p.m. Road Trip performs.

3, 4 Fly-In and Lake Rattle & Roll—Phillips. Long Lake, Fri., 7 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m. Plane rides, live band at 8 p.m. 715/339-2626.

3, 4 Music, Kickball & July 4th Parade—Rock Fall. Offutt Park. Music, free admission, Fri. 8 p.m.–midnight; kickball tournament, Fri. and Sat.; parade, 3 p.m. Sat. 715/495-2130.

3–5 Flea Market & Craft Show—Hatfield. Thunderbird Village. 608/989-2275.

4 Independence Day Celebration—Neillsville. The Highground, 10 a.m. 715/743-4224 or

4 Scholarship Breakfast—Pardeeville. Village Parking Lot, 7–10 a.m. Don’t miss Bob Williams and his big fry pan featuring the all American omelet.

4 4th of July Parade & Fireworks—Pardeeville. Downtown, parade at noon; Chandler Park, fireworks at dusk.

4 Mini-Rods & Truck Pull—Jump River. Village Park. Parade, 11 a.m. Food stand, kids’ games, craft sale, fireworks at 10 p.m. 715/427-3645.

4 4th of July Celebration—Melrose. Downtown Melrose and Melrose Rec. Park. Fun run, activities for all ages, parade at 2 p.m. 800/404-4008.

4 4th of July Sale—Jump River. Community Center, 9 a.m. Crafters/vendors wanted. Apron contest. 715/668-5452.

4 Smoke on the Water Fireworks Show—Hatfield. Lake Arbutus. 608/989-2275.

4 Spirit of America 5k Run/Walk—Phillips. VFW Hall, 7:15 a.m. registration; race begins 8:30 a.m. Prizes, trophies, medals. Sponsored by Health Alliance of Price Co. 715/339-4916.

4 Art & More on the Lakeshore—Phillips. Elk Lake Park, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Demos, 100 artists/crafters, music, food. 715/339-2425.

4 Brat Fry & Stuff the Van—Adams. AF County Market, 9 a.m.–3 p.m.

4 July 4th Celebration & Truck Pull—Kennan. Memorial Park, 10:15 a.m. parade. Craft sale, softball tourney, truck pull, bingo, concessions, more. 715/474-2418.

4 4th of July Celebration—Phillips. Lake Avenue/Hwy. 13. Concessions, 2 p.m. parade, community auction, boat parade at dusk, fireworks at Bostrom Park. 715/339-4100 or 888/408-4800.

4 4th of July Celebration—Park Falls. Legion Hall. City-wide garage sales, arts/crafts, bake sale, parade at noon, music, horseshoes, face painting, fireworks. 715/518-9020 or 715/661-2188.

4 Art & More on the Lakeshore—Phillips. Elk Lake/Lionite Park, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Arts/crafts, music, demos, concessions. 715/339-4446.

4 VFW Independence Day Parade and Festival—Elderon. Parade, 1 p.m. Music, food, drink at McNulty Park after parade. Games and Dizzy the Clown for the children. 715/454-7157.

5 Art Fair & Wine Tasting—Coon Valley. Norskedalen Nature and Heritage Center, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. 608/452-3424 or

5 Valley Woodwind Quintet in Concert—Shell Lake. Shell Lake Arts Center Darrell Aderman Auditorium, 7 p.m. Free. 715/468-2414 or

6, 7 Godspell Auditions—Tomah. ACT Stage, 6:30 p.m. High schools students, adults of all ages invited to audition.

7 Chicken BBQ & Community Awards—Fennimore. Grant Co. Memorial Park Bldg., 4:30–7 p.m. Advance tickets recommended. 800/822-1131.

8 Salad Luncheon—Dellwood. United in Christ Lutheran Church, 11 a.m.–2 p.m. Salads, sandwiches, desserts, beverages, $7 p/person.

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

9, 16, 23, 30 Music in the Park Concert Series—Shullsburg. Badger Park, 7–8 p.m., rain or shine. 608/214-8836 or

9, 16, 23, 30 Paddle Outings—Phillips. Hosted by The Crazy Loon, 6 p.m. Location TBA, check website or call. 715/339-6254 or

10, 11 Kickball Tournament—Stitzer. Stitzer Park, Fri., 7 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m. Proceeds benefit Stitzer Park Project, Inc. 608/943-6301.

10, 11 “Do You Believe” Free Movie—Fairchild. Fairchild Church of Hope, 7 p.m. Popcorn, beverages. 715/533-8519.

10, 11 Heritage Days—Neillsville. Schuster Park. Queen coronation, outdoor movie, DJ, golf, bean bag toss, kids’ games. Parade, Sun., 1 p.m. 715/743-6655.

10–12 Garden Tractor Daze—Portage. Columbia Co. Fairgrounds, noon Fri.–noon Sun. Farm tractors, hit and miss engines, antique farm garden equipment, pedal pull, indoor flea market, farm toy show, garden tractor swap meet. 608/297-7400.

11 Traithlon—Pardeeville. Chandler Park, transition, 6:45 a.m.; race starts at 8 a.m.

11 Town & Country Garden Tour—Plainfield. Seven locations, 9 a.m.–3 p.m. Hosted by Waushara Co. Master Gardeners, $7/person, rain or shine. 715/335-6802.

11 Namekagon Art and Music Fest—Seeley. Mooselips Java Joint, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Music, art, poetry jam, kids’ art tent. 715/634-5660.

11 Black Hawk Folk Festival—Mt. Morris. Mountain View Comm. Ctr. (N3137 21st Ln. at St. Rd. 152), open mic, 10:30 a.m.; noon–7 p.m. Singleton Street, Katie Dahl, Steve Hazel, Ariane Lydon, Chris Valillo, Dang-Its. 4-H food stand, artisan booths. 920/293-4455 or

11 Kiwanis Pea & Bean Sale—Cambria. Tarrant Park, 8:30 a.m.–noon.

11 Flea Market—Portage. Market Square, 9 a.m.–3 p.m. 608/742-2178 or

11 Lawnmower Races—Fifield. Ball park, 1p.m. Hot laps at noon. Grandstand seating, oval track, concessions. 715/762-4739.

11 Three Rivers Roleo Log Rolling Tournament—Onalaska. Great River Landing, competition begins 11 a.m. Free admission. 608/769-3583 or

11 Antique & Tractor Expo—Phillips. Price Co. Fairgrounds, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Tractors, antiques, entertainment, food, more. 715/428-2729.

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

11 Chain of Lakes Tri—Phillips. Elk Lake Park, 9 a.m. Proceeds go to a local non-profit. 715/339-2143 or

11 Kids Panfishing Day—Phillips. Little Spirit Lake, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Age 15 & under; games, prizes & raffle. $3 entry fee includes meal. 715/427-3778.

11, 12 Community Picnic—Fifield. Morvich Park, Sat., 7 a.m.–noon. Pancake breakfast, bake sale, arts/ crafts, kids’ games, dunk tank, lawn mower races, duck race, live music, fireworks. Sun., 8:30 a.m., community church service at the park. 715/661-2990.

11, 18 & 25 Southern Price Co. Farmers Market—Catawba. Catawba Farm Supply/C-Store, 8 a.m.–noon? (until sold out) 715/474-3322 or 715/474-6713.

12 Iowa Co. Farmers Appreciation Day—Dodgeville. Harris Park, 11 a.m. parade; events until 4 p.m. Steak feed, farm toy show, special awards, petting zoo, auction.

16–19 Honor the Earth Homecoming Celebration & PowWow—Hayward. LCO School. Music, dancing, crafts, and food create an authentic tribal experience. 715/634-8934 or

17 Beer Walk—Portage. Downtown, 6–9 p.m. 608/566-5730.

17–19 Broiler-Vegetable Festival—Endeavor. Lions Park. Softball tournament, bingo, euchre, music. Fireworks, Sat. night. Chicken BBQ, 11:00 a.m., Sun. 608/697-6246.

18 Karner Blue Butterfly Festival—Black River Falls. Downtown. Pancake breakfast, 5K, 10K, half-marathon, food and craft vendors, music, tours, kids’ activities, parade at 3 p.m., more. 800/404-4008.

18 Pie Auction—New Lisbon. Riverside Park, noon–1p.m. Auction during Wa Du Shudah Days festivities. Benefits the library building fund. 608/562-5110.

18 DeKorra Fest—Poynette. W8901 Halls Road, 1 p.m. Farm, classic car, snowmobile exhibit, music, pony rides, games, more. Fireworks at dusk. Food, beverage, snacks served by the Lions Club. 608/635-2014 or

18 Cowboy Day—Medford. Ole Country Cowboy Church, 9 a.m. Fun for the whole family, games, prizes, Cowboy Star photo gallery, music, free admission, shuttle from Medford. 715/678-2381 or

18 Five Mile Run/Three Mile Walk—Prairie du Chien. Wacouta Aquatic Park. Co-sponsored by Crossing Rivers Health and Parks and Rec. Dept. 608/326-7207.

18 Beginning Beekeeping Class—Apple River, Ill. Apple Creek Apiaries, 2 p.m. Course costs $140; advanced enrollment necessity. 815/594-2306.

18 Faith in Action of Adams Co. Wine Etc. Fiesta—Wisconsin Dells. Fawn Creek Winery, 4 –7 p.m. Mexican buffet dinner, wine tasting + full glass, auction, raffles, entertainment. 608/339-2673.

18 Chicken in the Park—Necedah. Lions Park, 3–7 p.m. Fundraiser for community projects. 608/853-2552 or

18 Master Gardeners Garden Walk—Pittsville/Wisconsin Rapids area. Featuring six gardens, 9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Tickets, $8 advance/$10 day of walk, available from Wood Co. Master Garden volunteers and select outlets in Wisconsin Rapids, Pittsville, Marshfield.

18, 19 Fun Days— Oakdale. Oakdale Park. Oakdale Fire Dept. fundraiser. Softball, volleyball, bean bag tournaments, 5k walk/run, food, beverage. Mozart's Cadillac band, Sat. night, 7:30 p.m. Free admission. 608/374-4453.

18, 19 War of 1812 Reenactment—Prairie du Chien. Villa Louis Historic Site, St. Feriole Island. Historic encampment and battle reenactment. Tour the camps and learn about military life in 1814, fee. 608/326-2721.

18, 19 WI D16 Observed Trials—Baraboo. S3907 Mountain Rd. 319/330-6700.

19 War of 1812 in Wisconsin Historical Cruise—Prairie du Chien. Mississippi Explorer Cruises, St. Feriole Island river front, 2 p.m. Historical cruise featuring local historian exploring the events leading up to the Battle of Prairie du Chien in 1814. 877/647-7397.

19 Charcoal Chicken Dinner—Elcho. 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

22–25 Crazy Days—Prairie du Chien, Take advantage of fantastic bargains as the merchants in Prairie du Chien get crazy with prices!

22–26 Columbia Co. Fair—Portage. Fairgrounds. Free parking and admission, paid grandstand.

23–25 Lumberjack World Championships—Hayward. Lumberjack Bowl. As seen on ESPN, professional competition, chopping, bucking, sawing, speed climbing, boom run. 715/634-2484 or

24, 25 Hayward Piecemakers Quilt Show—Hayward. Hayward Wesleyan Church, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. each day.

24–26 Centennial—Lublin. Softball tourney; Sat. VFW steak/egg breakfast, polka music, ethnic meal, fireworks; Sun. charcoal chicken, parade at 1 p.m., kids pedal pull, polka music. 715/669-5162.

24–26 Pioneer Days—Butternut. Community Park. Live music, airplane rides, carnival, history display. Sat. mud racers, arts/crafts, fireworks. Sun. large parade at noon, horse pull. 715/762-2621.

25 Rummage Romp for Pets—Richland Center. Community Center, 7 a.m.–1 p.m. Benefits the Ocooch Mountain Humane Society. 608/647-6453 or

25 Wild Rose Days—Wild Rose. Roberts Park. Parade, 11 a.m., Main St., followed by children’s games, programs, food, activities on the Mill Pond. 920/622-3075.

25 Hobbyland Flyers Radio Control Model Airplane Fun Fly—Town of Holton. Club Field (5552 Rosedale Ave.) 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Free admission, awards, food, refreshments, raffles. 715/560-2619 (Dave) or 715/678-2020 (Ron).

25 Tractor & Equipment Ride—Fennimore. Vogel’s, 10 a.m.–4 p.m., then travel to Cheers II in Preston for tractor and equipment display. 608/822-3599.

25 German Settlement History Picnic & Open House—Spirit. Yesterday House & Liberty School, 11 a.m.–3 p.m. View updates to the school, house, machine shed; potluck picnic. 715/564-3299.

25 Party on the Pond Bake Sale—Wild Rose. Lion’s Building, 8 a.m. till gone. Sponsored by W.R. Hospital Auxiliary. 920/622-3081.

25, 26 Blueberry Festival—Iron River. Moon Lake Park, Sat. 9:30 a.m.–11 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m. Polka mass, fireworks 10:15 p.m. 715/372-8447.

26 BBQ Chicken & Corn Boil—Fall River. Savanna Oaks Community Center, noon­–4 p.m. Carry-outs available. 920/484-6257 or

26 Street Dance—Poynette. Main Street, 4 p.m. 608/635-4189.

29–2 Jackson Co. Fair—Black River Falls. Fair grounds. 800/404-4008.

29–2 Eau Claire Co. Fair—Eau Claire. Expo Center. Free admission and parking. 715/839-4712.

30–2 Park Days Ball Tournament—Cambria. Tarrant Park. Pig roast on Fri.; parade, downtown, 10:30 a.m., followed by activities at the park. Kids’ games, bingo, food, live entertainment, pie & ice cream social, more. 920/348-5443.

30–2 Muskets & Memories Civil War Era Reenactment—Boscobel. Kronshage Park. Military, civilian, medical, mercantile living history. 608/872-2274 or

30–2 Bicycle Tour— Neillsville. The Highground, Journey’s End celebration, Sun., noon. 715/743-4224 or

30–2 Flambeaurama—Park Falls. Fifth Street. Free live music, food, carnival rides, arts/crafts, run/walk, car show, contest, games, parade on Sun. 715/762-2703 or 877/762-2703.

31 Pig Roast—Cambria. Tarrant Park.

31, 1 Prairie Dog Blues Festival—Prairie du Chien. St. Feriole Island. Two stages in a park-like setting, international, national and regional blues bands performing. Camping on site. Food/beverage stands, various vendors. 608/326-0085 or

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