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Summer Fairs and Festivals: Are You Ready for the Country?

Our guide to the pleasures of summer in the midwest, including but not limited to cheese curds, rib fests, rare sheep, live bluegrass, hot rods, and Cheap Trick.

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ILLINOIS
Ongoing

Kane County Flea Market

Kane County Fairgrounds | Rt. 64 and Randall | Saint Charles | 630-377-2252 | www.kanecountyfleamarket.com |
First weekend of the month; Sat noon-5 PM, Sun 7 AM-4 PM; "all-nighter" Sat 9/23 | $5, children under 12 free, $50 season pass

Richmond Cruise Nights

Rt. 12 and Broadway | Richmond | 815-678-4040 | www.richmond-il.com |
Every Friday from June through August, 7-9 PM | F

Sandwich Antiques Market

Sandwich Fairgrounds | 1401 Suydam | Sandwich | 815-786-3337 | www.antiquemarkets.com | Various weekends through 10/22; Sun 8 AM-4 PM | $5, children under 12 free
May 18-21

Clinton May Days Celebration

Downtown | Clinton | 217-935-3364 | www.clintonilchamber.com | Thu 5-11 PM, Fri-Sat 11 AM-11 PM, Sun noon-5 PM | F
May 20

American Meatball Eating Championship

Bartolini's Restaurant, Banquets & Catering | 14420 S. Pulaski | Midlothian | 708-396-2333 | www.competitiveeaters.com or www.bartolinis.com | 11 AM-3 PM | $25 entrance fee; 18+
May 20

Angel Flight Family Festival

Poplar Grove Vintage Wings & Wheels Museum | 5151 Orth | Poplar Grove | 815-494-6927 | www.angelflightcentral.com | 11 AM-5 PM | $5, $2 children under 11
May 20-21

Old Capitol Art Fair

1 Old State Capitol Plaza | Springfield | 217-321-7184 | www.socaf.org | Sat 10 AM-5 PM, Sun 10 AM-4 PM | F
May 20-21

Rochelle Railroad Days

Rochelle Railroad Park | 124 N. 9th | Rochelle | 815-562-7031 | Sat 1-9 PM, Sun 8 AM-2:30 PM | F
May 21

Fair Diddley Craft Show

Van Buren and Cass | Woodstock | 815-385-5745 | www.mhrl.org | 10 AM-5 PM | F
May 21

Rhubarb Festival

Kankakee County Historical Museum | 801 S. 8th | Kankakee | 815-932-5279 | www.visitkankakeecounty.com | noon-3 PM | F
May 26-28

Mount Carroll Mayfest

Campbell Center for Historic Preservation Studies | Rts. 64 and 68 | Mount Carroll | 815-244-4424 | www.mount-carroll.il.us | Fri 6:30 PM-12:30 AM, Sat 8 AM-10:30 PM, Sun 8 AM-9 PM | F
May 26-29

Young at Heart Festival

100 Heart | Loves Park | 815-633-3999 | www.parkschamber.com | Fri 6 PM-midnight, Sat-Sun 11 AM-midnight, Mon 11 AM-6 PM | $6 in advance, $9 at the gate
May 27-28

Lakeside Music & Arts Festival

Nelson Park | Decatur | 217-422-6628 or 866-422-6628 | www.lakeside2006.com | Sat-Sun 10 AM-10:30 PM | F
May 27-28

Pembroke Rodeo

Saint Anne Rodeo Park | Main Street | Hopkins Park | 815-427-6384 | www.visit kankakeecounty.com | Sat-Sun 3-6 PM; park opens noon | $12, $5 children under 12
May 27-28

Saint Charles Fine Art Show

1st between Main Street and Illinois | Saint Charles | 630-513-5386 | www.dtown.org | Sat 10 AM-6 PM, Sun 10 AM-5 PM | F
May 28

WXRX/Budweiser wing ding

Rockford Speedway | Wyman and Chestnut | Rockford | 815-968-5222 | www.wxrx.com | 12-6 PM | F
May 31-June 3

Washington Cherry festival

John Bearce Commercial Property | 1800 Washington | Washington | 309-444-9921 | www.washingtoncoc.com | Wed-Thu 5-11 PM, Fri 5-midnight, Sat noon-midnight | F
June 1-4

Moweaqua Pow Wow Days

Locust and Hanover | Moweaqua | 217-768-4821 | www.lakeshelbyville.com | Thu-Fri 4-9:30 PM, Sat 10:30 AM-11:15 PM, Sun noon-5 PM | F
June 2-4

Saleing Rt. 75--Illinois's Longest Garage Sale

40 miles along Rt. 75 from I-90 (Rockton exit) to Dakota | 815-248-3166 | www.saleingrt75.com | Fri-Sun 8 AM-5 PM
June 3-4

Blues and Bones Fest

Sauk Trail and Governors Hwy. | Richton Park | 708-481-8950 | www.richtonpark.org | Sat 1-11 PM, Sun 1-10 PM | $10, $8 students and seniors, children 12 and under free
June 3-11

International Carillon Festival

Washington Park | Springfield | 217-753-6219 | www.carillon-rees.org | Nightly 7 and 7:45 PM, no show Wed 6/7 | F
June 3-4

Promenade of Art

Vail and Campbell | Arlington Heights | 847-444-9600 | www.amdurproductions.com | Sat-Sun 10 AM-5 PM | F
June 3-4

36th Annual Rendezvous at Fort de Chartres

Fort de Chartres State Historic Site | Prairie du Rocher | 618-284-7230 | Sat-Sun 9 AM-5 PM | parking fee
June 7

Annual Parkinson Open Golf Scramble

Eaglewood Resort & Spa | Itasca | 847-724-7087 | Tee-off 8 AM | $150 per golfer; proceeds benefit the Midwest Chapter of the American Parkinson's Disease Association
June 9-11

Matteson Festival

Memorial Park | 212th and Tower | Matteson | 708-748-1080 | www.vil.matteson.il.us | Fri 5-10 PM, Sat 10 AM-10 PM, Sun 12-8 PM | F
June 9-11

Pride of the Fox Riverfest

Downtown | Saint Charles | 630-584-8415 | www.prideofthefox.com | Fri-Sat 11 AM-11 PM, Sun 11 AM-10:30 PM | F
June 9-11

Tremont Turkey Festival

Tremont Park | Tremont | 309-925-5269 | www.turkeyfestival.com | Thu 9 AM-7:30 PM, Fri 11 AM-9:30 PM, Sat 6:30 AM-10:45 PM, Sun 10 AM-4 PM | F
June 10

Donnybrook in the Park

White Park | Hanover | 815-591-3446 | www.irishparty.net | 1-10 PM | $7, $3 teens, $1 children under 13
June 10

100 Men Who Cook

300 Elm | Rockford | 815-963-7323 | www.theliteracycouncil.org | 7-11 PM | $45
June 10-11

Original Raggedy Ann and Andy Festival

Main Street | Arcola | 217-268-4530 or 800-336-5456 | www.arcolachamber.com | Sat 9 AM-6 PM, Sun 9 AM-4 PM | F
June 11

Tinker Swiss Cottage Heritage Music Festival

Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum | 411 Kent | Rockford | 815-964-2424 | www.tinkercottage.com | 12-4 PM | $6, $3 children 3-15
June 16-18

General Grierson Days

Community Park | Jacksonville | 800-593-5678 | www.griersonsociety.com | Fri 7-10 PM, Sat 8 AM-11 PM, Sun 9 AM-1 PM | F
June 16-18

Great Galena Balloon Race

Eagle Ridge Resort and Spa | 444 Eagle Ridge | Galena | 815-777-2444 or 800-892-2269 | www.greatgalenaballoonrace.com | Fri 6-10 PM, Sat 6 AM-8 PM, Sun 6 AM | $1; proceeds benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
June 16-17

Highland Games and Scottish Festival

Oak Brook Polo Grounds | 31st and Oak Brook | Oak Brook | 708-442-7293 | www.chicago-scots.org | Fri 4-10 PM, Sat 8:30 AM-6 PM | $10 Fri, $3 children 3-12; Sat $15, $5 children 3-12; weekend pass $25; VIP passes $60-$75
June 16-18

Prairiefest

US Rt. 71 | Oswego | 630-554-1010 | www.prairiefest.com |
Fri-Sat 10 AM-11 PM, Sun noon-6 PM | F
June 17-18

Cantigny Sculpture and Fine Art Festival

Cantigny Park | 1 S. 151 Winfield | Wheaton | 847-444-9600 | www.amdurproductions.com | Sat-Sun 9 AM-5 PM | F
June 17

Richmond Strawberry Festival

Downtown | Richmond | 815-678-4040 | www.richmond-il.com | 10 AM-4 PM | F
June 17

Ruralfest

Lisle Station Museum | 921 School | Lisle | 630-968-0499 | www.ruralfest.com | 11 AM-11 PM | $15 in advance, $20 at the gate
June 18

Northwest Community Center Car Show

Northwest Community Center | 1325 N. Johnston | Rockford | 815-964-6885 | www.northwestrockford.org | 8 AM-4 PM | $3 in advance, $4 at the gate, children under 12 free
June 20-25

Midsommar Festival Swedish Days

Downtown | Geneva | 630-232-6060 | www.genevachamber.com |9:30 AM-9 PM | F
June 22-25

Lakeside Festival

Lakeside Legacy Arts Park | 401 Country Club | Crystal Lake | 815-455-8000 | www.lakesidelegacy.org | Thu 5-9 PM, Fri 4-9 PM, Sat 2:30-10 PM, Sun 1-7 PM | F
June 22-24

Nostalgia Days Festival

Shiloh Park | 2500 Dowie Memorial | Zion | 847-731-4200, ext. 4567 | www.nostalgiadays.com | Thu 4-11 PM, Fri noon-11 PM, Sat 7:30 AM-11 PM | F
June 23-24

Berwyn's Cartopia

Cermak Plaza | Cermak and Harlem | Berwyn | 708-788-8100 | www.berwyncartopia.com | Fri 6-10 PM (art auction), Sat 10 AM-5 PM (art car parade 1-2 PM) | Fri $5, Sat free
June 23-25

Long Grove Strawberry Fest

Long Grove Business District | Routes 53 and 83 | Long Grove | 847-634-0888 www.longgroveonline.com/strawberry |
Fri-Sun 10 AM-6 PM | F
June 23-25

CC Mother Jones Festival

Throughout Mount Olive | 217-246-7441 | www.motherjonesfestival.us | Fri 6 PM-1 AM, Sat 8 AM-midnight, Sun 10 AM-11 PM | F
June 24

America's Cardboard Cup Regatta

Main Beach | Crystal Lake | 815-459-1300 | www.cardboardcup.com | 9 AM-4 PM | $3, $15 for family admission (no limit on size)
June 24-25

Festival of Fine Craft

The Art Center Highland Park | 1957 Sheridan | Highland Park | 847-432-1888 | www.theartcenterhp.org | Sat-Sun 10 AM-6 PM | F
June 24

Washington Street 20th Anniversary Jazz And Blues Festival

Washington between 5th and 6th | Springfield | 217-753-3519 | www.springfieldartsco.org | 6 PM-midnight | $10, $5 children under 13
June 30-July 4

Durand Fourth of July Celebration, Bulldog Sprints, and Outhouse Race

Town Square | Durand | 815-248-4445 | www.durand-il-150.com | Fri 8 PM-midnight, Sat 10 AM-midnight, Sun noon-7 PM, Mon 7-9 PM, Tue 9:30 AM-10:30 PM | $5 admission to nightly dance parties, all other events free
June 30-July 1

Lisle Eyes to the Skies Balloon Festival

Lisle Community Park | Lisle | 630-575-9798 | www.eyestotheskiesfestival.com Fri 4-11 PM, Sat-Tue noon-11 PM | $10, $2 children 5-12, children under 5 free
June 30-July 2

Thee Old Time Farm Show

Perry Farm | 459 Kennedy | Bourbonnais | 815-932-7531 | 9 AM-dusk | $5, $2 seniors, $1 children under 13
July 1-4

Naperville Ribfest

Knoch Park | Naperville | 630-548-5215 | www.ribfest.net | Sat-Mon noon-10 PM, Tues noon-9:30 PM | $7 in advance, $8 at the gate, free after 6:30 PM on 7/4, children 11 and under always free
July 1

Pretzel City Festival

Krape Park | 1799 South Park | Freeport | 815-232-2121, ext. 245 | www.pretzelcityusa.org | 10:30 AM-7 PM | F
July 7-15

Heart of Illinois Fair

Exposition Gardens | 1601 W. Northmoor | Peoria | 309-691-6332 | Sat-Sun noon-midnight, Mon-Fri 4 PM-midnight | $7, $3 children under 12, children under 6 free
July 7-9

Prairie Land Bluegrass Festival

Prairie Land Heritage Museum Grounds | Michigan and Lincoln | Jacksonville | 800-593-5678 | www.bluegrassmidwest.com | Fri 7-10:30 PM, Sat 10:30 AM-10:30 PM, Sun 10:30 AM-4 PM | $5-$15, $25 weekend pass
July 8-9

Geneva Arts Fair

Third St. | Geneva | 630-232-6060 | www.genevachamber.com | 10 AM-5 PM | F
July 8-9

Lincolnshire Art Festival

100 Village Green | Lincolnshire | 847-444-9600 | www.amdurproductions.com | Sat-Sun 10 AM-5 PM | F
July 8

Mount Carroll Garden Walk

Downtown | Mount Carroll | 815-244-2255 | www.mount-carroll.il.us | Sat 11 AM-3 PM | F
July 8-9

Sugar Creek Arts Festival

Downtown (Broadway and North) | Normal | 309-829-0011 | www.mcac.org | Sat 8 AM-5 PM, Sun 10 AM-5 PM | F
July 8

Taste of Downtown

Old Capitol Square District | Springfield | 217-544-1723 | noon-midnight | $2, food tickets $1 each
July 13-16

Old Settlers Days

Main and Blackhawk | Rockton | 815-624-4211 | www.oldsettlersdays.com |
Thu 6-10 PM, Fri 6-11 PM, Sat 11 AM-10 PM, Sun noon-9:30 PM | Admission buttons $3 in advance, $5 at the gate, children under 13 free (buttons good for all four days)
July 15-16

Buffalo Grove Invitational Fine Art Festival

124 McHenry | Buffalo Grove | 847-444-9600 | www.amdurproductions.com | Sat-Sun 10 AM-5 PM | F
July 15-16

Gathering on the Theatiki

Kankakee State Park | Rt. 102 | Bourbonnais | 815-937-9822 | www.theatiki.org | Sat 10 AM-5 PM, Sun 10 AM-4 PM | $5
July 15-16

Vintage Farm Equipment and Toy Show

Midway Village and Museum Center | 6799 Guilford | Rockford | 815-397-9112 | www.midwayvillage.com | Sat 10 AM-5 PM, Sun 10 AM-4 PM | $6, $4 students and children 3-17
July 20-22

Bagelfest

Peterson Park | 1701 Wabash | Mattoon | 800-500-6286 | www.mattoonillinois.org | Thu 5-11 PM, Fri noon-11 PM, Sat 8 AM-midnight | F
July 22-23

Nothin' But the Blues Festival

Bloomington Sale Barn | 2027 S. Main | Bloomington | 309-820-0099 | www.nothinbutthebluesfestival.com | Fri 5-10 PM, Sat noon-10 PM | $12 in advance, $15 at the gate, children under 13 free
July 26-30

DuPage County Fair

DuPage County Fairgrounds | 2015 W. Manchester | Wheaton | 630-668-6636 | www.dupagecountyfair.org | 8 AM-10 PM | $6, $3 seniors 62+ and children 3-8, children under 3 free, $20 five-day pass
July 28-30

Rockin' Rib Fest

Machesney Park Mall | 8750 N. 2nd | Machesney Park | 815-885-3192 | www.rockfordribfest.com | Fri 5 PM-midnight, Sat noon-midnight, Sun TBA | Free before 6 PM, $5 after 6 PM, children under 13 free
July 29-August 13

Woodstock Mozart Festival

Woodstock Opera House | 121 Van Buren | Woodstock | 815-338-5300 | www.mozartfest.org | Sat 7/29, 8/5, and 8/12 8 PM, Sun 7/30, 8/6, and 8/13 3 PM, also 2 PM Sat 8/12 | $18-$138
August 9-13

Momence Gladiolus Festival

Momence High School and Island Park | Momence | 815-472-6353 | www.gladfest.com | Wed 7-9 PM, Thu 6:30-11 PM, Fri 3-11 PM, Sat 8 AM-11 PM, Sun 8 AM-4:30 PM | various prices
August 10-13

Mendota Sweet Corn Festival

Downtown | Mendota | 815-539-6507 | www.sweetcornfestival.com | Fri 6-10 PM, Sat 11 AM-midnight, Sun 1-6 PM | F
August 11-20

Illinois State Fair

State Fairgrounds | Springfield | 217-782-6661 | www.state.il.us/fair | 7 AM-midnight | $2-$3 general admission, children under 13 free
August 12-13

Art at the Glen

Glen Town Center | Patriot | Glenview | 847-444-9600 | www.amdurproductions.com | Sat-Sun 10 AM-5 PM | F
August 12

Bookerfest

Booker Washington Community Center | 524 Kent | Rockford | 815-968-8861 | www.bookerwashington.net | 10 AM-9 PM | F
August 12-13

CC Illinois Renewable Energy and Sustainable Lifestyle Fair

Ogle County Fairgrounds | 1440 N. Limekiln | Oregon | 815-732-7332 | www.illinoisrenew.org | Sat 9 AM-6 PM, Sun 9 AM-5 PM | $7 per day or $10 both days, $3-$5 children 12-16, children under 12 free
August 19-20

Bluegrass in the Gardens Festival

Rockome Gardens Theme Park | 125 N. County | Arcola | 217-268-4106 | www.bluegrassmidwest.com | Sat-Sun noon-6 PM | $12, $20 two-day pass, $6 children 4-12, children under 4 free
August 20

Poplar Grove Airport Fly-In and Pancake Breakfast

Poplar Grove Airport | 11619 Rt. 76 | Poplar Grove | 815-547-3115 | www.poplargroveairmotive.com | 7 AM-dusk | Airplane rides $10, general admission free
August 20

Rockton Juried Art & Craft Fair

Village Green Park | Rockton | 815-624-7511 | 10 AM-4 PM | F
August 25-27

Cherry Valley Festival Days

Baumann Park | 300 S. Walnut | Cherry Valley | www.valleydays.com | Fri 5 PM-12:30 AM, Sat noon-12:30 AM, Sun noon-7 PM | $3-$5

August 25-27

DeKalb Corn Festival

Downtown (between 1st and 4th) | DeKalb | 815-748-2676 | www.cornfest.com | Fri-Sat 10 AM-8 PM, Sun 10 AM-6 PM | Charge for admission to beer garden; all other events free

August 25-27

Lincoln Art & Balloon Festival

Logan County Airport and downtown Lincoln | Lincoln | 217-735-2385 | www.lincolnillinois.com | Fri 4-10 PM, Sat noon-10 PM, Sun 6:30 AM-4 PM | $4 in advance, $5 at the gate

August 25-27

Lincoln Highway Heritage Festival

Downtown | Rochelle | 217-735-2385 | www.lincolnhighwayheritagefestival.com | Fri 4-10 PM, Sat 8 AM-10 PM, Sun 7:30 AM-9 PM | F

August 26-27

Northern Illinois Horse Fest

Boone County Fairgrounds | 8791 Rt. 76 | Belvidere | 317-847-4887 | www.illinoishorsefest.com | Sat 8:30 AM-7 PM, Sun 8:30 AM-5 PM | $8, children under 6 free

August 26-27

Port Clinton Art Festival

Central between 1st and 2nd | Highland Park | 847-444-9600 | www.amdurproductions.com | Sat-Sun 10 AM-6 PM | F

August 26-27

Sweetcorn Blues Festival

Downtown | Normal | 309-454-9557 | www.normal.org | Sat 10:30 AM-6 PM, Sun 10:30 AM-4 PM | F

August 31-September 3

Two Rivers Bluegrass Jam

Northern Illinois Coon & Fox Club | North of IL-75 on Shirland | Harrison | 815-335-2592 | www.gorockford.com | Thu 5-9 PM, Fri 8 AM-9 PM, Sat 2-10 PM | F

September 1-4

Last Fling

Downtown | Naperville | 630-961-9375 | www.lastfling.org | Fri 5-11 PM, Sat-Sun 10 AM-1 PM, Mon 10 AM-6 PM | F

September 1-3

On the Waterfront

Downtown | Rockford | 815-964-4388 | www.onthewaterfront.com | Fri 5 PM-midnight, Sat 11:30 AM-midnight, Sun 11:30 AM-11 PM | $12 in advance (good for all three days), $14 admission at the gate, children under 9 free

September 2-4

Frankfort Fall Festival

Downtown | Frankfort | 877-469-3356 | www.frankfortchamber.com | Sat-Sun 10 AM-6 PM, Mon 10 AM-5 PM | $5 parking | F

September 8-10

Broom Corn Festival

Main Street | Arcola | 217-268-4530 | www.arcolachamber.com | Fri noon-7 PM, Sat 10 AM-8 PM, Sun 10 AM-5 PM | F

September 8-10

Festival of the Vine

Downtown | Geneva | 630-232-6060 | www.genevachamber.com |

Fri-Sat 10 AM-9 PM, Sun 11 AM-6 PM | F

September 8-9

Lena Lions Annual Fall Festival

Main Street | Lena | 815-369-2732 | www.stephenson-county-il.org | Fri 5 PM-midnight, Sat noon-midnight | F

September 16-17

Galena Garlic Festival

Belle Aire Mansion | 11410 Rt. 20 West | Galena | 815-777-9625 | www.galenagarlic.com | Sat-Sun 10 AM-8 PM, Sun 10 AM-6 PM | Free, but donations accepted for local children's charities

September 16-17

CC Midwest Literary Festival

Aurora | 630-844-4731 | www.midwestliteraryfestival.com | Sat 10 AM-5 PM, Sun 11 AM-4 PM | F

September 16-17

Vintage Wine Festival

Starved Rock State Park | Utica | 800-868-7625 or 815-784-4540 | www.vintageillinois.com | Sat 11 AM-6 PM, Sun noon-5 PM | $10 (includes five tasting tickets; additional tickets available for $1 each)

September 22-24

Honeybee Festival

Downtown Square and Edgar County Fairgrounds | Paris | 217-465-4179 | www.honeybeefestival.org | Fri-Sun 9 AM-midnight | F

September 22-24

Rockford Airfest

Chicago/Rockford International Airport | 60 Airport | Rockford | 815-969-4000 | www.flyrfd.com | Fri 5:30-8:30 PM, Sat-Sun 11:30 AM-4:30 PM | $10 in advance, $15 at the gate, $5 for children 5 and over, children under 5 free

September 23-24

Apple 'n' Pork Festival

C.H. Moore Homestead | 219 E. Woodlawn | Clinton | 217-935-6060 | www.clintonillinois.com | Sat-Sun 9 AM-5 PM | F

September 23

Johnny Appleseed Festival

Downtown | Crystal Lake | 815-479-0835 | www.downtowncl.org | 10 AM-4 PM | F

September 29-October 1

Long Grove Apple Festival

Downtown | Long Grove | 847-634-0888 | www.longgroveonline.com | Fri-Sun 10 AM-6 PM | F

INDIANA

May 27-29

Amish Country Great Race

Concord Mall and various locations | Elkhart | 574-296-5890 | www.thegreatrace.net | Sat 5:30 AM-10 PM, Sun 5:30 AM-9 PM, Mon 5:30 AM-4 PM | F

May 28

Valpo-Fest Motorcycle Swap

Porter County Fairgrounds | Valparaiso | www.2motorcycleshows.com | Sat-Sun 8 AM-5 PM, Mon 8 AM-1 PM | $7, $2 children under 11, women on motorcyles free

June 3-4

Village at Winona Art Fair

Artisan Court | Winona Lake | 574-268-9888 | www.villageatwinona.com | Sat-Sun 10 AM-6 PM | F

June 7-10

Germanfest

Headwaters Park | Fort Wayne | www.germanfest.org | Wed-Thu 11 AM-midnight, Fri-Sat 11 AM-1 PM | $2-$5

June 8-11

Cole Porter Summerfest

Miami County Museum | 51 N. Broadway | Peru | 765-473-9183 | www.miamicountymuseum.com | Thu 6-midnight (benefit black-tie dinner for restoration of Porter birthplace), Fri 6-10 PM (dinner and theater benefit for Miami County Historical Society and Ole Olesen Community Theatre), Sat 9 AM-11 PM, Sun 8 AM-4 PM | $250 for Thursday benefit, $30 for Friday benefit, $2 Sat-Sun (including tours of the Porter birthplace and grave)

June 8-10

Rochester Round Barn Festival

Downtown | Rochester | 574-224-2666 | www.contactrochester.org | Thu 5-10 PM, Fri-Sat 10 AM-11 PM | F

June 9-11

Crawfordsville Strawberry Festival

Lane Place | Crawfordsville | 765-362-5200 | www.thestrawberryfestival.com | Fri 11 AM-9:30 PM, Sat 10 AM-9:30 PM, Sun 9 AM-5 PM | F

June 9-11

Rhapsody in Green

Island, Bicentennial, and High Dive Parks | Elkhart | 574-295-7275 | www.elkhartindiana.org | Fri-Sat noon-11 PM, Sun noon-7 PM | F

June 10-11

Berry Feis

Hesters Farm Log Homes | 71880 State Rd. 23 | Walkerton | 574-586-2105 | www.hestersfarmloghomes.com | Sat 9 AM-5 PM, Sun 10 AM-4 PM | F

June 10-17

Bill Monroe Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival

Bill Monroe Music Park and Campground | Bean Blossom | 800-414-4677 | www.beanblossom.com | 7 AM-midnight | $15-$25 advance tickets (purchase by June 1), $65 three-day weekend pass, $115 eight-day pass. After June 1, $20-$30, $75 three-day weekend, $165 eight-day pass, children under 13 free

June 10-11

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 10

Indiana Highland Games

Concordia Theological Seminary | 6600 N. Clinton | Fort Wayne | 260-637-2831 | www.scottishsocietyftw.org | 9 AM-8 PM | $10, $5 children under 13

June 15-18

BBQ Ribfest

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

Thu-Sat 11:30 AM-midnight, Sun 11:30 AM-8 PM | Free until 5 PM, $6 after, children under 13 free, weekend pass $20, free all day Sunday

June 16-18

Fulton County Historical Power Show

Fulton County Historical Society Grounds | 37 E. 375 N | Rochester | 574-223-4436 | www.icss.net | Fri-Sat 9 AM-8 PM, Sun 9 AM-2 PM | $3, children under 12 free

June 16-18

North Judson Mint Festival

Indiana Hwys. 10 and 39 | North Judson | 574-896-2704 | www.explore starkecounty.com | Fri 6-11 PM, Sat 9 AM-11 PM, Sun 8 AM-7 PM | F

June 16-18

Summer Heat Air Festival

Delaware County Airport | Muncie | 800-369-2740 | www.munciecvb.org | Fri 1-11 PM, Sat-Sun 11 AM-11 PM | $15 three-day pass purchased in advance, $10 per day at gate

June 23-25

Elkhart Jazz Festival

Elkhart | 800-597-7627 | www.elkhartjazzfestival.com | Fri 5 PM-12:30 AM, Sat 11 AM-12:30 PM, Sun 10:30 AM-5 PM | $25-$40 single-session pass, $105 for all sessions, $175 VIP admission

June 23-25

Indiana Fiddlers' Gathering

Tippecanoe Battlefield Park | Battle Ground | 765-742-1419 | www.indianafiddlersgathering.org | Fri 7-10 PM, Sat 9 AM-11 PM, Sun 9 AM-5 PM | Advance tickets for individual concerts are $6-$9 adults, $3-$5 children 13-18; gate tickets $8-$12 adults, $4-$6 children 13-18; daily and weekend passes also available, $22-$30 adults, $12-$15 children 13-18; children under 13 always free

June 23-24

International Festival

Sunset Hill Farm County Park | Valparaiso | 219-465-3586 | www.porterco.org | Fri 5-8 PM, Sat noon-8 PM | $5, children under 9 free

June 24

Wakarusa Bluegrass Festival

State Rt. 19 | Wakarusa | 574-862-2807 | www.wakarusajamboreebluegrassfestival.com | noon-10 PM | $10 in advance, $12 at the gate

June 28-July 1

Topeka Quilt Show and sale

Topeka United Methodist Church | Topeka | 260-593-2860 | snyders@maplenet.net | Wed-Thu 9 AM-4 PM, Fri 9 AM-5 PM, Sat 9 AM-noon | $3

July 7-9

Antique Power Steam Show

Lake County Fairgrounds | Crown Point | 219-663-4359 | Fri 9 AM-6 PM, Sat 9 AM-8 PM, Sun 9 AM-5 PM | $4, children under 12 free

July 8-9

Blues, Jazz & Fine Arts Festival

Munster Town Hall | Munster | 219-836-7275 | www.munster.org | Sat noon-11 PM, Sun 1-9 PM | F

July 14-17

Culver Lake Fest

Culver Town Park | Culver | www.culverlakefest.com | Fri 4-10 PM, Sat 9 AM-11 PM, Sun 9 AM-2 PM | F

July 15-22

Circus City Festival

Peru | 765-472-3918 | www.perucircus.com | Performances Sat 7/15 and 7/22, 2 and 7 PM; Sun 7/16, 3 PM; Mon-Fri 7/17-7/21, 7 PM; circus parade Sat 7/22, 10 AM | $8-$12 adults, $7-$10 12-18, children under 12 free

July 15-16

Park Full of Art

Central Park | Griffith | 219-923-6267 | www.griffithindiana.com | 10 AM-5 PM | F

July 17-22

Kosciusko County 4-H Fair

County Fairgrounds | Warsaw | 574-269-1823 | www.kcfair.org | 9 AM-10 PM | $10, $6 children 6-12, children under 5 free

July 19-23

CC Festival of the Lakes

Wolf Lake Park/George Lake /Hammond Marina | Hammond | 219-853-6378 | www.thefestivalofthelakes.com | Wed-Thu 5-11 PM, Fri 8 AM-midnight, Sat 8 AM-11 PM, Sun 2-11 PM | F

July 21-29

Elkhart County 4-H Fair

County Fairgrounds | Goshen | 574-533-3247 | www.4hfair.org | Fri, Mon-Thu 8 AM-10 PM, Sat-Sun 6 AM-10 PM | $6 in advance, $8 at the gate, children under 10 free, seniors 62+ free on Fri 7/21 until noon

July 28-30

Hot Dog Festival

Main | Frankfort | 765-654-4081 | www.accs.net/mainstreet | Fri 4-10 PM, Sat 9 AM-10 PM, Sun 11 AM-3 PM | F

July 28-30

Pierogi Festival

119th and Indianapolis | Whiting 219-659-0292 | www.pierogifest.net | Fri-Sat 11 AM-10 PM, Sun 11 AM-5 PM | F

July 30-August 5

Saint Joseph County 4-H Fair

Saint Joseph County 4-H Fairgrounds | 5117 Ironwood Dr. | South Bend | 574-291-4870 | www.4hfair.com | Noon-10 PM | $6 Mon-Thu, $7 Fri-Sat children 8 and under free

August 3-5

Harlan Days

Harlan Community Park | Harlan | 419-258-2187 | www.harlandays.com | Thu-Fri 5-10:30 PM, Sat 9 AM-9 PM | F

August 5

Billy Sunday Day and Ice Cream Social

Billy Sunday Historic Site Museum | Village at Winona | 1101 Park | Winona Lake | 574-268-9888 | www.villageatwinona.com | 10 AM-6 PM | F

August 5-6

Chesterton Art Fair

Hawthorne Park | Porter | 219-296-4711 | www.chestertonart.com | 10 AM-5 PM | F

August 5

Shipshewana Antique Market

Trading Place Antique Gallery | Shipshewana | 260-768-4129 | www.tradingplaceamerica.com | 7 AM-6 PM | F

August 9-20

Indiana State Fair

Indiana State Fairgrounds | 1202 E. 38th | Indianapolis | 317-927-7500 | www.in.gov/statefair | Sun-Thu 6 AM-11 PM, Fri 6 AM-1 AM, Sat 6-12:30 AM | $6, children 5 and under free

August 10-13

Amish Acres Arts and Crafts Festival

Amish Acres | Napanee | 800-800-4942 | www.amishacres.com | Thu-Sat 9 AM-7 PM, Sun 10 AM-5 PM | $6, children under 12 free

August 10-12

Paul Williams' Bean Blossom Gospel Jubilee

Bill Monroe Music Park and Camp-ground | Bean Blossom | 800-414-4677 | www.beanblossom.com | 7 AM-11 PM | Advance tickets before August 1 $10-$20 per day or $40 for three-day pass, after August 1 $15-$25 per day or $55 for three-day pass, children under 13 free

August 11-12

College Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival

College Football Hall of Fame | 111 S. Saint Joseph | 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 dinner and show) run $125-$200; Gathering on the Gridiron outdoor concert Fri 5-9:30 PM, $10; Enshrinement FanFest Sat 9 AM-5 PM, $5; Enshrinement Festival parade Sat 9:30 AM, free

August 11-12

Great Goshen Grill-Out

Courthouse Square and Main | Goshen | 574-296-5896 | www.amishcountry.org |

Fri 5-9 PM, Sat 10 AM-midnight, Sun 9 AM-1 PM | F

August 17-20

Lakefront Festival

Festival Park | Hobart | 219-942-2987 | Thu-Fri 5-11 PM, Sat 8 AM-11 PM, Sun 10 AM-8 PM | F

August 19

Antique Car Festival

Village at Winona | 1101 Park | Winona Lake | 574-268-9888 | www.villageatwinona.com | Sat 10 AM-4 PM | F

August 19-20

Michigan City Lakefront Art Festival

Washington Park | Michigan City | 219-874-4900 | www.lubeznikcenter.org | Sat 10 AM-6 PM, Sun 10 AM-5 PM | $4, $3 seniors and children under 13

August 19-20

Midwest Corvette & Chevy Car Show

Porter County Exposition Center and Fairgrounds | Valparaiso | 219-464-9918 | www.valpocarshows.com | Sat-Sun 8 AM-5 PM | $7, children under 12 $2

August 19-20

Rolling Prairie's Annual Olde Farmers' Fest

Downtown | Rolling Prairie | 219-778-4317 | www.rollingprairie.org | Sat 9 AM-5 PM, Sun 10 AM-5 PM | F

August 24-27

Michigan City In-Water Boat Show

Washington Park Marina | Michigan City | 440-899-5009 | www.michigancityboatshow.com | Thu-Fri noon-8 PM, Sat 10 AM-8 PM, Sun 10 AM-6 PM | $10; seniors 60+ $7 Thu-Fri, $8 Sat-Sun; children under 13 free

August 25-27

Miami County Heritage Days

Miami County 4-H Fairgrounds | Peru | 765-473-9183 | www.miamicoheritagedays.com | Fri 9 AM-5 PM, Sat 9 AM-8 PM, Sun 9 AM-5 PM | $2, children under 12 free

August 26

Kouts Porkfest

Downtown | Kouts | 219-766-2867 | www.kouts.org | 8 AM-6 PM | F

August 26-27

Mill Pond Festival

Mill Pond | Union Mills | 219-767-2671 | Sat-Sun 8 AM-8 PM | F

September 1-4

Clinton Little Italy Festival

Clinton | 765-832-7254 | www.littleitalyfestival.org | Fri 6:30-11 PM, Sat-Sun 11 AM-11 PM, Mon 11 AM-9 PM | F

September 1-4

Marshall County Blueberry Festival

Plymouth Centennial Park | Plymouth | 888-936-5020 | www.blueberryfestival.org | Fri 5-10 PM, Sat-Sun 10 AM-10 PM, Mon 10 AM-6 PM | F

September 2-3

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 | F

September 7-10

Midwest Zest Fest

Main Square Park | Highland | 219-923-3666 | www.midwestzestfest.com | Thu 6-10 PM, Fri 4-11 PM, Sat 11 AM-11 PM, Sun noon-7 PM | F

September 8-10

Little Cousin Jasper Fest

Courthouse Square | Rensselaer | 219-866-5111 | Fri 6-9:30 PM, Sat 8:30 AM-9:30 PM, Sun 8:30 AM-noon | F

September 9

Valparaiso Popcorn Festival

Courthouse Square | Valparaiso | 219-464-8332 | www.popcornfest.org | 7 AM-6:30 PM | F

September 10

Fiesta Latina

Commons Park | Angola | 260-495-6275 | noon-7:30 PM | F

September 15-17

Francesville Fall Festival

Downtown | Francesville | 219-567-9689 | www.francesvillefallfestival.com | Fri 4:30-9 PM, Sat 6 AM-11 PM, Sun 10:30 AM-5 PM | F

September 15-16

Middlebury Fall Festival

Downtown parks | Middlebury | 574-825-4300 | www.middleburyin.com | Fri 9 AM-7 PM, Sat 9 AM-5 PM | F

September 15-17

Nappanee Apple Festival

Downtown | Nappanee | 877-277-5375 | www.nappaneeapplefestival.org | Fri 11 AM-9 PM, Sat 9 AM-9 PM, Sun 9 AM-6 PM | F

September 15-17

Wizard of Oz Festival

Porter County Expo Center | Valaparaiso | 219-983-1691 | www.wizardofozfestival.org | Fri 2-11 PM, Sat 9 AM-10 PM, Sun 10 AM-5 PM | $2, $1 children

September 16-17

Bonneyville Celebration

Bonneyville Mill County Park | Bristol | 574-535-6458 | www.elkhartcountyparks.org | Sat-Sun 8 AM-5 PM | F

September 16-17

Duneland Harvest Fest

Chellberg Farm and Bailly Homestead | Porter | 219-926-7561, ext. 225 | www.nps.gov/indu/events | Sat-Sun 11 AM-5 PM | Parking donation of $6 per car, $20 per bus

September 16-17

Johnny Appleseed Festival

Archer Park | Fort Wayne | 260-427-6003 | www.johnnyappleseedfest.com | Sat 10 AM-6 PM, Sun 10 AM-5 PM | F

September 16

LaPorte Sunflower Fair

Downtown | LaPorte | 219-362-2084 | www.lpchamber.com/sunflower | 8 AM-4 PM | F

September 16-17

Trail of Courage Living History Festival

Fulton County Historical Society | Rochester | 574-223-4436 | Sat 10 AM-6 PM, Sun 10 AM-4 PM | $6, $2 children 6-11, children 5 and under free

September 16

Village at Winona Fall Sailboat Regatta

Village at Winona | 1101 Park | Winona Lake | 574-268-9888 | www.villageatwinona.com | 10 AM-4 PM | $30 per boat in advance or $35 day of event, spectators free

September 21-24

CC 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 | F

September 22-24

Angola Fall Fest

Downtown | Angola | 260-665-3512 | www.angolachamber.org | Fri 6-9 PM, Sat 8 AM-8 PM, Sun 10 AM-5 PM | F

September 22-23

Pioneer Days

Creek Ridge County Park | Michigan City | 219-325-8315 | Fri-Sat 10 AM-5 PM | $2, $1 children and seniors

September 22-24

Wanatah Scarecrow Festival

Scarecrow Square | Wanatah | 219-733-2183 | www.scarecrowfest.org | Fri 4:30-9 PM, Sat 8 AM-9 PM, Sun 8 AM-4 PM | F

September 23-24

Back to the Days of Kosciuszko

Kosciuszko County Fairgrounds | Warsaw | 574-269-6803 | www.backtothedays.com | Sat-Sun 9 AM-4 PM | $4, $3 adults 55+ and children 5-13, children under 5 free

MICHIGAN

May 19-21

Great Lakes Kite Festival

State Park | Grand Haven | 616-846-7501 or 800-622-4655 | www.mackite.com | Fri 1-9 PM, Sat 10 AM-10:30 PM, Sun 10:45 AM-5 PM | F

May 20

Annual Michigan Parade

Downtown and around the state capitol | Lansing | 517-323-2000 or 888-252-6746 | 11 AM | F

May 20-26

Michigan Week 2006

Events held statewide | 517-373-1586 | www.michigan.gov/michiganweek

June 1-3

Budweiser Blues Festival

Jackson County Airport | Jackson | 517-796-9368 | www.slippeddiscproductions.com | Thu-Fri 6-11 PM, Sat noon-midnight | F

June 2

Chili Cook-Off

Lansing Center | Lansing | 517-702-6730 | 5-9 PM | $5 "all you can eat"

June 3-5

Festival of the Arts

Calder Plaza | Grand Rapids | 616-459-1300 | www.festivalofthearts.org | Fri noon-10 PM, Sat 10 AM-10 PM, Sun 10 AM-6 PM | F

June 8-11

Cereal Festival

Battle Creek | 269-962-2240 | www.cerealfest.com | Thu 1-7 PM, Fri 9 AM-3 PM, Sat 8 AM-10 PM, Sun 8 AM-6 PM | F

June 8-11

Waterfront Film Festival

Saugatuck | 269-857-8351 | www.waterfrontfilm.org | Thu 6 AM-11 PM, Fri-Sun 9 AM-10 PM | Individual tickets $8-$10, festival passes $55-$250

June 9-11

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 | F

June 9-11

Three Oaks Flag Day Festival

Three Oaks | 269-469-5409 | www.harborcountry.org | Various times | F

June 9-10

Vicksburg Old Car Festival

Vicksburg | 269-649-1701 | www.vicksburgoldcarfestival.com | Fri 6-10 PM, Sat 7 AM-3:30 PM | F

June 10-11

Feast of the Strawberry Moon

Harbor Island | Grand Haven | 616-842-0700 | www.grandhavenchamber.org | Sat 9 AM-5 PM, Sun 9 AM-4 PM | $3, $12 per family

June 10

PT Cruiser Car Show

Domaine Berrien Cellars | 398 E. Lemon Creek | Berrien Springs | 269-473-9463 | www.domaineberrien.com | noon-5 PM | F

June 10-17

Spring Lake Heritage Festival

Downtown | Spring Lake | 616-842-1393 | www.slheritagefestival.com | Various times | F

June 16-18

Gizzard Fest

Downtown | Potterville and Lake Alliance | 517-645-2313 | www.gizzardfest.com | Fri 6 PM-midnight, Sat 7 AM-dusk, Sun 9 AM-7 PM | F

June 16-18

Harborfest

Riverfront Park and downtown | South Haven | 800-764-2836 | www.shharborfest.com | Fri 5-10 PM, Sat 8 AM-10 PM, Sun 8 AM-3 PM | F

June 16-18

Ludington Carferry Festival

Waterfront Park | Ludington | 231-845-0324 or 800-542-4600 | www.ludington.org | Fri 5-9 PM, Sat 8 AM-10 PM, Sun 8 AM-4 PM | F

June 16-18

Riverbank Traditional POwWow

Adado Riverfront Park | Lansing | 517-393-7236 | Fri 6-10 PM, Sat 10 AM-dusk (grand entry 1 and 7 PM), Sun 10 AM-5 PM (grand entry noon) | F

June 16-18

Summer Solstice Jazz Festival

Downtown | East Lansing | 517-319-6927 | www.cityofeastlansing.com | Fri-Sat 4:30-10:30 PM | F

June 17-18

White Lake Area Arts & Crafts Festival

Funnell Field | Whitehall | 800-879-9702 | www.whitelake.org | Sat 10 AM-5 PM, Sun 11 AM-4 PM | F

June 22-25

Linden Summer Happening

Downtown | Linden | 810-735-9260 | www.lindensummerhappening.org | Thu 5:30-10 PM, Fri 11 AM-1 AM, Sat 8 AM-1 AM, Sun 10 AM-6 PM | $5 cover charge for entertainment tent, all other events free

June 23-24

festival of the Moon/ Festival of the Sun

Burchard Park | Lansing | 517-485-4283 | www.festivalofthesun.com | Fri 6-10 PM, Sat 2-10 PM | Fri $5, Sat $13 before June 23, $15 at the door

June 23-25

Kalamazoo Valley Antique Tractor, Engine & Machinery Show

Gilmore Car Museum | 6865 Hickory | Hickory Corners | 269-671-5089 | www.gilmorecarmuseum.org | 9 AM-5 PM | $7, children under 11 free

June 24

Annual Sand Sculpture Contest

Grand Haven City Beach | Grand Haven | 616-842-4910 | www.grandhavenchamber.org | 9 AM-noon | Participant fee $5 per individual, $10 family/group of five or less, spectators free

June 24-25

Eaton Rapids Dam Festival

Miller Complex | 635 State | Eaton Rapids | 517-663-4712 | Sat 8 AM-dusk, Sun 8 AM-6 PM | F

June 24-25

Grand Haven Art Festival

Washington (between Harbor and 3rd) | Grand Haven | 616-842-4910 | www.grandhavenchamber.org | Sat-Sun 10 AM-5 PM | F

June 24

Lake Michigan Shore Wine Festival

Weko Beach | Bridgman | 773-353-2929 | 4-10 PM | $5

June 25

20th Annual Log Cabin Day

Statewide | 269-925-3836 | www.qtm.net/logcabincrafts/brochure | Various times | Most admissions free

June 29-July 9

Muskegon Summer Celebration

Heritage Landing (Muskegon Lake) | Muskegon | 231-722-6520 or 800-585-3737 | www.summercelebration.com | Thu 6/29, 5:30-11 PM; 6/30-7/9 noon-11 PM | $90 festival pass, $45 children 6-12

June 30-July 4

Battle Creek Field of Flight Air Show and Balloon Festival

W.K. Kellogg Airport | Battle Creek | 800-397-2240 | www.bcballoons.com | Fri noon-6:30 PM, Sat-Mon 6:30 AM-10:15 PM, Tue 10 AM-6:30 PM | Various admissions, children "four feet and under" free

July 1

Great American Music Festival And Fireworks Display

Downtown | Three Oaks | 269-756-3121 | www.harborcountry.org | Various times, fireworks at dusk | F

July 1

International Cherry Pit Spit Competition

Tree-Mendus Fruit Farm | 9351 E. Eureka Rd. | Eau Claire | 269-782-7101 or 877-863-3276 | www.treemendus-fruit.com | 10 AM-3 PM | F

July 1

Lakeside Arts and Crafts Festival

Lakeside Park | Lakeside | 269-469-5059 | www.harborcountry.org | 10 AM-5 PM | F

July 2

Reds, Whites & BBQ!

Round Barn Winery | 10983 Hills Road Baroda | 800-716-9463 | www.roundbarnwinery.com | 2-8 PM | $5

July 6-8

Kalamazoo Blues Festival

Arcadia Festival Place | Kalamazoo | 269-381-6514 | www.kvba.org | Thu 5-10:30 PM, Fri 5 PM-12:30 AM, Sat noon-12:45 AM | $5-$12, children under 13 free

July 8-9

Krasl Art Fair on the Bluff

Lake Bluff Park | Saint Joseph | 269-983-0271 | www.krasl.org | Sat 10 AM-6 PM, Sun 10 AM-5 PM | F

July 10-16

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, $29 after; $79 seven-day pass if purchased before 7/1, $89 after; children 10 and under free

July 13-16

Venetian Festival

Silver Beach | Saint Joseph | 269-983-7917 | www.venetian.org | Thu 1-11 PM, Fri noon-11:30 PM, Sat 10 AM-11:30 PM, Sun 8:30 AM-7 PM | Concert tickets $15-$45, but most other events free

July 18-22

National Baby Food Festival

Main Street | Fremont | 231-924-0770 or 800-592-2229 | www.babyfoodfest.com | Various times | F

July 19-22

Ann Arbor Summer Art Fair

Downtown | Ann Arbor | 734-662-3382 | www.michiganguild.org | Wed-Fri 10 AM-9 PM, Sat 10 AM-6 PM | F

July 21-23

Muskegon Air Fair

Muskegon County Airport | Muskegon | 231-722-6520 | www.muskegonairfair.com | Fri 5:30-10 PM, Sat-Sun 10 AM-6 PM | $26

July 22

Celebrate White Lake

Goodrich Park | White Lake | 231-893-4585 | www.whitelake.org | 10 AM-5 PM | F

July 28-August 6

Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival

Various downtown locations | Grand Haven | 888-207-2434 | www.ghcgfest.org | Various times | Charge for evening entertainment, most other events free

July 29

Beer, Brats And Honky Tonk

Saugatuck Center for the Arts | 400 Culver | Saugatuck | 269-857-2399 | www.sc4a.org | 4-7 PM | $5

July 29

Fruitland Blueberry Festival

Fruitland Township Park | Whitehall | 231-766-3208 | www.whitelake.org | 8 AM-5 PM | F

August 2-5

Abbott's Magic 69th Annual Get Together

Downtown | Colon | 800-926-2442 | www.abbottmagic.com | 9 AM-10 PM | $5-$15, some events free

August 4-5

Lansing JazzFest

Old Town | Lansing | 517-371-4600 | www.jazzlansing.com | Fri 5 PM-midnight, Sat 2 PM-midnight | F

August 5

Riverfolk Music and Art Festival

Carr Park | Manchester | 877-748-3655 | www.riverfolkfestival.org | 11 AM-midnight | $12 in advance, $15 at the gate, children under 11 free

August 6

Minard Mill Bicycle Tour and Wienie Roast

All tours begin and end at R.W. Kidder Middle School | Rives Junction | Jackson | 517-750-7525 | www.cascadescyclingclub.org | Various routes and times | Advance registration by July 22, $15 per individual, $32 per family (one or two adults plus children ages 5-17); after July 22, $20 individual, $42 family, children under 5 free

August 8

Clown Band Concert and Corn Roast

Historic White Pine Village | 1687 S. Lakeshore | Ludington | 231-843-4808 | www.historicwhitepinevillage.org | 4-9 PM | Various admission prices

August 8-13

Michigan Womyn's Music Festival

Ludington | 231-757-4766 | www.michfest.com | Women only (except for children) | Various prices

August 9-12

Summer Fest

Historic Downtown | Coopersville | 616-997-5164 | www.coopersville.com | Various times, most evening entertainment begins 7 PM | F

August 10-13

National Blueberry Festival

Downtown | South Haven | 800-764-2836 | www.blueberryfestival.com | Various times, most evening entertainment begins 7 PM | F

August 11-12

Chalk the Block on the Bluff

Downtown | Saint Joseph | 269-985-1111 | www.sjtoday.org | Fri 5-10 PM, Sat 10 AM-10 PM | F

August 11-13

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 | F

August 11-13

Ship & Shore Art and Music Festival

Whittaker | New Buffalo | 269-469-5409 | www.newbuffalo.org | Fri 6 PM-midnight, Sat noon-midnight, Sun noon-6 PM | F

August 18-19

White Lake Maritime Festival

Goodrich Park | White Lake | 800-879-9702 | www.whitelake.org | Fri 4 PM-midnight, Sat 10 AM-midnight | F

August 19-20

CC Michigan Fiber Festival

Allegan County Fairgrounds | Allegan 269-948-2497 | www.michiganfiberfestival.org | Sat 9 AM-6 PM, Sun 9 AM-4 PM | $4, $6 weekend pass, children 8 and under free

August 23-September 4

Michigan State Fair

Michigan State Fairgrounds | Eight Mile and Woodward | Detroit | 313-369-8200 | www.michigan.gov | 10 AM-10 PM | $9, $4 children 2-11, children under 2 free

August 25-26

We're Movin' On Afrikan-American Festival

Riverbank Park | Flint | 810-789-7324 | Noon-9:30 PM | F

August 26-27

Cooper's Glen Music Festival

Kalamazoo Nature Center | Kalamazoo | 269-381-1574 | www.naturecenter.org | Sat 9:30 AM-10 PM, Sun 9 AM-5 PM | $20, $35 for two-day pass, children 15 and under free

September 2-3

Lama Fest

Michigan State University | East Lansing | 517-655-5988 | ww.lamafest.com | Sat 8:30 AM-7 PM, Sun 8:30 AM-4 PM | F

September 7-10

Michigan Flywheelers Antique Engine and Tractor Show

Michigan Flywheelers Museum | 06285 68th | South Haven | 269-639-2010 | www.michiganflywheelers.org | Thu-Sat 8 AM-6 PM, Sun 8 AM-2 PM | $4, children under 13 free

September 15-16

Grand Haven Salmon Festival

Downtown and waterfront | Grand Haven | 800-968-0894 | www.visitgrandhaven.com | Fri 5-11:30 PM, Sat 10 AM-midnight | Wine tasting and salmon cook-off $15, other events free

September 16-17

Old Town Bluesfest

Old Town | Lansing | 517-371-4600 | www.oldtownbluesfest.com | Fri 5 PM-midnight, Sat 2 PM-midnight | F

September 23-24

American Heritage Festival

Woldumar Nature Center | 5739 Old Lansing | Lansing | 517-322-0030 | www.woldumar.org | 10 AM-5:30 PM | $5

September 23-24

Apple Fest

Central Riverside Park | Belding | 616-794-0060 | www.beldingchamber.com | Sat 9 AM-5 PM, Sun 11 AM-4 PM | F

September 23

Free Museum Living History Day

Michigan Maritime Museum | 260 Dychman | South Haven | 800-747-3810 | www.michiganmaritimemuseum.org | 10 AM-4 PM | F

September 29-30

Fall Fest

North Mears Parking Lot | Whitehall | 800-879-9702 | www.whitelake.org | Fri 4 PM-midnight, Sat 10 AM-midnight | $3 door charge 8 PM-midnight, all other times free

September 30

Grand Duck Quacker Duck Race

Waterfront Stadium | Grand Haven | 616-846-2015 | www.visitgrandhaven.com | 11 AM-3 PM | F

WISCONSIN

Through May 21

See America Week

Statewide at Wisconsin Welcome Centers | 800-236-7529 | www.travelwisconsin.com | F

May 19-21

Syttende Mai Norwegian Constitution Day

Downtown | Stoughton | 608-873-7912 | www.stoughtonwi.com | Fri 9 AM-10 PM, Sat 9 AM-11 PM, Sun 9 AM-5 PM | $5 most events

May 25-29

Chocolate Fest

Hwy. 36 and Maryland | Burlington | 262-763-3300 | www.chocolatefest.com | Thu 4-10 PM, Fri 4-11:30 PM, Sat-Sun 11 AM-11:30 PM, Mon noon-7 PM | $5 in advance, $6 at the gate, children 5-12 $2.50 in advance, $3 at the gate, children under 5 free

May 26-29

New Glarus Community Fest

New Glarus Village Park | New Glarus | 800-527-6838 | www.swisstown.com | Fri 5-11 PM, Sat 8:30 AM-midnight, Sun 9 AM-midnight, Mon 9:30 AM-4 PM | F

June 2-4

Festa Italia

McKee Park | Fitchburg | 608-424-1314 | www.iwcmadison.com | Fri 5 PM-midnight, Sat 11 AM-midnight, Sun 11 AM-7 PM | F

June 2-4

CC Great Wisconsin Cheese Festival

Doyle Park | Little Chute | 920-788-7390 | www.littlechutewi.org | Fri 4 PM-midnight, Sat 10 AM-midnight, Sun 8 AM-5 PM | $3 in advance, $4 at the gate, children 4-12 $1 in advance, $2 at the gate, admission all day Sunday free

June 2-4

Roger Bright Memorial Musicfest

Downtown | New Glarus | 800-527-6838 | www.swisstown.com | Fri 7-11 PM, Sat noon-midnight, Sun noon-6 PM | F

June 3

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 | 920-923-3010 or 800-937-9123 | www.fdl.com | 10 AM-4 PM | F

June 9-11

Cesky Den Czech Heritage Festival

Hillsboro Firemen's Park | Hillsboro | 608-489-2521 | www.ceskyden.com | Fri 6-10 PM, Sat 9 AM-9 PM, Sun 9 AM-3:30 PM | $5-$8

June 9-11

Walleye Weekend

Lakeside Park | Fond du Lac | 920-923-3010 or 800-937-9123 | www.fdl.com | Fri 3-9 PM, Sat 8 AM-9 PM, Sun 8 AM-6 PM | F

June 15-18

Chilton Summer Festival

Chilton | 920-418-1650 | www.chiltonchamber.com | Thu 7-10 PM, Fri 8 AM-7 PM, Sat 7 AM-midnight, Sun 11 AM-7 PM | Street dances are $8 or $10 for a two-day pass, all other events free

June 15-18

Harborfest

Festival Park | 501 Lake | Racine | 800-272-2463 | www.harborfest.org | Thu 5 PM-midnight, Fri 5 PM-1 AM, Sat 4 PM-1 AM, Sun noon-8 PM | $9, $6 seniors 62+, children under 13 free

June 17

Remote Control Air Show

Wellnitz Field | Fond du Lac | 920-926-0551 | www.fdl.com | 9 AM-4 PM | $2 per car

June 17

Victorian Days

Nathan Strong Park | Berlin | 920-361-2460 | www.1berlin.com | 10 AM-4 PM | $10 for house tours, other events free

June 18

Father's Day Antique Car and Truck Show

Lakeside Park | Main Street | Fond du Lac | 920-923-3010 or 800-937-9123 | www.fdl.com | 8 AM-3 PM | F

June 23-25

Heidi Fest/Taste & Treasures

New Glarus | 800-527-6838 | www.swisstown.com | Fri 7:30 PM (performance of Heidi), Sat 9:30 AM-10 PM, Sun 9:30 AM-4 PM | Tickets for the play are $8, $6 children 11 and under, all other events free

June 23-25

Polish Fest

Henry Maier Festival Park | 200 N. Harbor Dr. | Milwaukee | 414-529-1055 | www.polishfest.org | Fri-Sat noon-midnight, Sun noon-10 PM | $8 in advance, $10 at the gate, $7 seniors 55+, children 15 and younger free

June 24

Base Ball History Day

Old World Wisconsin | Eagle | 262-594-6300 | www.wisconsinhistory.org | 10 AM-5 PM | $14, $12.50 seniors 65+, $8.50 children 5-12, $39 family pass (two adults and two children, $3 per additional child)

June 24-25

Cedarburg Strawberry Festival

Downtown Historic District | Cedarburg | 800-237-2874 | www.cedarburgfestivals.org | Sat 10 AM-6 PM, Sun 8 AM-5 PM | F

June 24

Wildflower Walk

Old World Wisconsin | Eagle | 262-594-6300 | www.wisconsinhistory.org | 7-10 AM | $10; reservations required

June 25

GreekFest

Fond du Lac County Fairgrounds | Hwy. 45 S | Fond du Lac | 920-923-3010 or 800-937-9123 | www.fdl.com | 11 AM-7 PM | F

June 25

Swedish Midsommar Celebration

Old World Wisconsin | Eagle | 262-594-6300 | www.wisconsinhistory.org | 11 AM-4 PM | $14, $12.50 seniors 65+, $8.50 children 5-12, $39 family pass (two adults and two children, $3 per additional child)

June 29-July 9

Summerfest

Henry Maier Festival Park | 200 N. Harbor Dr. | Milwaukee | 414-273-3378 | www.summerfest.com | noon-midnight | $8 weekdays, $15 evenings after 4 PM and weekends, $3 seniors 60+ and children 3-10, children under 2 free; $23 two-day pass

July 1

Rhythm & Booms

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

July 8-9

Belgian Days

Brussels Town Park | Brussels | 920-825-1418 | www.doorcounty.com | Sat noon-10 PM, Sun 10 AM-6 PM | $2 Sat, $1 Sun (includes raffle)

July 8-September 4

CC Bristol Renaissance Faire

12550 120th | Kenosha | 847-395-7773 | www.renfair.com | Sat-Sun 10 AM-7 PM, also Mon September 5, 10 AM-7 PM | $18.95 adults, students and seniors $16.95, children 5-12 $9.95, children under 5 free

July 13-16

Riverfest

Riverside | Beloit | 800-423-5648 | www.beloitriverfest.com | Thu 5-11 PM, Fri 5 PM-midnight, Sat noon-midnight, Sun noon-11 PM | $10, reserved seats $25, $3 children 6-12, children under 6 free

July 15-16

Outdoor Arts Festival

John Michael Kohler Arts Center | 608 New York | Sheboygan | 920-458-6144 | www.jmkac.org | Sat 10 AM-5 PM, Sun 10 AM-4 PM | F

July 15

Schuetzen Fest

Wilhelm Tell Grounds | New Glarus | 800-527-6838 | www.ngschuetzenfest.com | Shooting competition begins at 9 AM | F

July 20-23

Festa Italiana

Henry Maier Festival Park | 200 N. Harbor Dr. | Milwaukee | 414-223-2808 | www.festaitaliana.com | Thu 2 PM-midnight, Fri-Sat 11:30 AM-midnight, Sun 11:30 AM-10:30 PM | $10 in advance, $12 at the gate

July 22

Dodgeville Blues Fest

Downtown | Dodgeville | 608-935-9200 | www.dodgevillebluesfest.com

noon-10:30 PM | F

July 22-23

Hmong Summer Festival

Kiwanis Park | Sheboygan | 920-458-0808 | www.hmaaweb.org | 7-9 PM | $2

July 28-30

German Fest

Henry Maier Festival Park | 200 N. Harbor Dr. | Milwaukee | 414-464-9444 | www.germanfest.com | Fri-Sat noon-midnight, Sun noon-10:30 PM | $8 in advance, $10 at the gate, $5 seniors 60+ and students at the gate, children under 13 free

July 29-30

St. Spyridon Greek Festival

Deland Park | Sheboygan | 920-457-6376

Sat-Sun noon-8 PM | F

August 3-13

Wisconsin State Fair

Wisconsin State Fair Park | 8200 W. Greenfield | West Allis | 800-884-3247 | www.wistatefair.com | Mon-Thu 8 AM-11 PM, Fri-Sun 8 AM-midnight, Sun 8/13 8 AM-9 PM | $6 in advance, $8 at the gate, $6 seniors 60+ and disabled at the gate, $2 children 7-11 in advance, $3 at the gate, children under 7 free

August 4-6

African World Festival

Henry Maier Festival Park | 200 N. Harbor Dr. | Milwaukee | 414-372-4567 | www.africanworldfestival-milwaukee.com | Fri 5 PM-midnight, Sat-Sun noon-midnight | $3-$10

August 4-5

Burger Fest

Seymour High School and downtown | Seymour | 920-833-6688 | www.homeofthehamburger.org | Fri 6-9 PM, Sat 6 AM-5 PM | $3 in advance, $5 at the gate, children under 13 free

August 4-5

Historic Third Ward Jazz Festival/Summer Sizzle

N. Broadway | Milwaukee | 414-273-1173 | www.historicthirdward.org | Fri-Sat 11 AM-11 PM | F

August 5

National Mustard Day

Mount Horeb | 800-438-6878 | www.mustardmuseum.com | 10 AM-4 PM | F

August 5-6

Pike River Rendezvous

Simmons Island Park | Kenosha | 262-653-4444 | www.kenoshaevents.com | Sat 9 AM-5 PM, Sun 9 AM-4 PM | F

August 5-6

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-5 PM | F

August 6

Swiss Volksfest

Wilhelm Tell Grounds | New Glarus 800-527-2095 | www.swisstown.com | 1-6 PM | $7

August 11-13

Arab World Fest

Henry Maier Festival Park | 200 N. Harbor Dr. | Milwaukee | 414-727-5517 | www.arabworldfest.com | Fri 5 PM-midnight, Sat noon-midnight, Sun noon-10 PM | $8 in advance, $10 at the gate, children under 6 free

August 11-13

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 16-20

Venetian Festival

Flat Iron Park | Lake Geneva | 262-248-4416 | www.lakegenevajaycees.org | Wed-Fri 6 PM-midnight, Sat-Sun noon-midnight | F

August 17-20

Irish Fest

Henry Maier Festival Park | 200 N. Harbor Dr. | Milwaukee | 414-476-3378 | www.irishfest.com | Thu 5-10 PM, Fri 4 PM-midnight, Sat noon-midnight, Sun 11 AM-10 PM | $12, $8 seniors 60+, children under 13 free

August 17-20

Sweet Corn Festival

Angell Park | Hwys. 19 and N | Sun Prairie | 608-837-4547 | www.sunprairiechamber.com | Thu 6-10 PM, Fri 6 PM-midnight, Sat noon-midnight, Sun 11:30 AM-6:30 PM | $1, children under 6 free

August 25-26

The Little Chute Kermis Dutch Festival

Doyle Park | Little Chute | 920-788-7380 | www.littlechutewi.org | Fri 4:30-11 PM, Sat 11 AM-9 PM | F

August 25-27

Mexican Fiesta

Henry Maier Festival Park | 200 N. Harbor Dr. | Milwaukee | 414-383-7066 | www.mexicanfiesta.org | Fri 11 AM-11:30 PM, Sat-Sun noon-11:30 PM | $12

August 25-27

Serbian Days

St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church | 3201 S. 51st | Milwaukee | 414-545-4080 | Fri 5-11 PM, Sat noon-11 PM, Sun noon-10 PM | F

September 1-4

Rock River Thresheree

Edgerton | 608-868-2814 | www.thresheree.org | 8 AM-6PM | $5, $1 children 6-12, children under 6 free

September 1-3

Wilhelm Tell Festival

Wilhelm Tell Grounds | New Glarus | 800-527-6838 | www.wilhelmtell.org | Fri 8 PM children's lantern parade, Sat 10 AM per-formance in German of Wilhelm Tell, 2 PM performance in English, Sun 9 AM-7 PM (play performed in English at 1 PM) | Tickets for the play are $10, $5 children 5-12

September 1-3

Wisconsin Highland Games

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, children under 13 free

September 1-2

Wisconsin State Cow Chip Throw

Marion Park | Prairie du Sac | 608-643-4317 | www.wiscowchip.com | Fri 5-11:30 PM, Sat 6:30 AM-11:30 PM | F

September 2-3

Taste of Madison

Capitol Square | Madison | 608-276-9797, ext. 10 | www.madisonfestivals.com | Sat 2:30-8 PM, Sun 11 AM-6 PM | F

September 8-10

Indian Summer Festival

Henry Maier Festival Park | 200 N. Harbor Dr. | 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 seniors 55+ and children 6-12, children under 6 free

September 16

Whooping Crane Festival

Necedah | 608-565-2101 | www.whooping-crane-festival.com | 7 AM-9 PM | Prices vary with event; $2-$5 adults, free-$5 children under 12

September 16-17

Willy Street Fair

Williamson | Madison | 608-256-3527, ext. 22 | www.willystreetfair.org | Sat 2-7:30 PM, Sun 11 AM-7:30 PM | F

September 16-17

Wine & Harvest Festival

Downtown Historic District | Cedarburg | 262-377-9620 | www.cedarburgfestivals.org | Sat 10 AM-6 PM, Sun 10 AM-5 PM | F

September 22-24

Cornish Festival and Celtic Celebration

Downtown | Mineral Point | 608-776-2658 | www.cornishfest.com | Fri-Sat 9 AM-7 PM, Sun 11:30 AM-4 PM | Registration fees for genealogy seminars and Cornish language classes, and separate admission for theater presentations; all other events free

September 23

Crawdy Crawn

Pendarvis | Mineral Point | 608-987-2122 | www.wisconsinhistory.org/pendarvis | 10 AM-2 PM | $8, $4 children 5-12, $22 per family

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