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Our guide to jamborees, giant garage sales, berry eating, beer tasting, rodeos, outdoor theater, and other pleasures of the season

Illinois

May 20

rhubarb festival

Kankakee County Historical Museum | 801 S. 8th | Kankakee | 815-932-5279 | visitkankakeecounty.com | 10 AM-4 PM | F

May 25-27

Mount Carroll Mayfest

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

May 26-27

pembroke rodeo

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

May 26-27

Saint Charles Fine Art Show

First Avenue between Main Street and Illinois Avenue | Saint Charles | 630-513-5386 | dtown.org | Sat 10 AM-6 PM, Sun 10 AM-5 PM | F

May 27-28

lakeside music & Arts festival

Nelson Park | Decatur | 217-422-6628 or 866-422-6628 | experiencedecatur.com | Sat-Sun 10 AM-10:30 PM | F

May 30-June 2

Washington Cherry festival

John Bearce Commercial Property | 1800 Washington | Washington | 309-444-9921 | washingtoncoc.com | Wed-Thu 5-11 PM, Fri 1 PM-midnight, Sat 7 AM-midnight | F

June 1-3

cSaleing rt. 75--Illinois's longest garage sale

40 miles along Rt. 75 from I-90 (Rockton exit) to Dakota | 815-721-2728 | saleingrt75.com | Fri-Sun 8 AM-5 PM

June 1-3

rockford airfest

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

June 2-3

37th 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 3-9

international carillon festival

Washington Park | Springfield | 217-753-6219 | carillon-rees.org | Nightly 7 PM | F

June 7-10

moweaqua pow wow days

Locust and Hanover | Moweaqua | 217-768-4821 | lakeshelbyville.com | Thu-Fri 5-10 PM, Sat 8 AM-11 PM, Sun noon-5 PM | F

June 8-10

Pride of the Fox Riverfest

Downtown | Saint Charles | 630-557-2575 | prideofthefox.com | Fri-Sun 11 AM-11 PM | F

June 8-10

Tremont Turkey Festival

Tremont Park | Tremont | 309-925-5269 | 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 9-10

Rochelle railroad days

Rochelle Railroad Park | 124 N. 9th | Rochelle | 815-562-7031 | Sat 10 AM-8 PM, Sun 11 AM-5 PM | F

June 9-10

INTERNATIONAL HORSERADISH FESTIVAL

Woodland Park | Collinsville | Sat 10:30 AM-10 PM, Sun 10:30 AM-8 PM | horseradishfestival.com | F

Original raggedy ann and andy festival

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

June 15-17

great galena balloon race

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

June 15-16

Highland Games and Scottish Festival

Oak Brook Polo Grounds | 31st and Oak Brook | Oak Brook | 708-442-7293 | chicago-scots.org | Fri 4-10 PM, Sat 8 AM-7:30 PM | $10 Fri, $3 children 3-12; Sat $15, $5 children 3-12; weekend pass $20; VIP passes $60-$75

June 15-17

prairiefest

91 Plank Dr. | Oswego | 630-554-1010 | prairiefest.com | Fri-Sun 10 AM-10 PM | F

June 16-17

cantigny sculpture and fine art festival

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

June 17

Ruralfest

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

June 19-24

Midsommar Festival Swedish Days

Downtown | Geneva | 630-232-6060 | genevachamber.com | Tue-Sat 10 AM-9 PM, Sun 10 AM-3 PM | F

June 22-23

Berwyn's Cartopia

Cermak Plaza | Cermak and Harlem | Berwyn | 708-788-8100 | berwyncartopia.com | Fri 7-11 PM (Carbaret), Sat 10 AM-5 PM (art car parade 2 PM) | F

June 22-24

mother jones festival

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

June 23-24

festival of fine craft

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

June 23

washington street 20th Anniversary jazz And Blues festival

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

June 29-30

pretzel city festival

Krape Park | 1799 South Park Blvd. | Freeport | 815-232-2121, ext. 245 | pretzelcityusa.org | Fri 4:30-10:30 PM, Sat 10:30 AM-8 PM | F

June 29-July 4

lisle eyes to the skies balloon festival

Lisle Community Park | Lisle | 630-575-9798 | eyestotheskiesfestival.com Fri 4-11 PM, Sat-Sun noon-11 PM, Mon-Tue 5-11 PM, Wed noon-11 PM | $10, $2 children 5-12, children under 5 free

June 29-July 1

Thee old time farm show

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

June 30-July 4

naperville ribfest

Knoch Park | Naperville | 630-548-5215 | ribfest.net | Sat-Wed noon-10 PM | $10, free after 6:30 PM on 7/4, children 11 and under always free

heart of Illinois fair

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

July 14-15

Gathering on the theatiki

Kankakee State Park | Rt. 102, Davis Creek Annex | Bourbonnais | 815-937-9822 | theatiki.tk | Sat 10 AM-5 PM, Sun 10 AM-4 PM | $5

July 19-21

Bagelfest

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

July 22-23

nothin' but the blues festival

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

July 25-29

dupage county fair

DuPage County Fairgrounds | 2015 W. Manchester | Wheaton | 630-668-6636 | dupagecountyfair.org | 8 AM-10 PM | $7, $4 seniors 62+ and children 3-8, children under 2 free

July 27-29

rockin' rib fest

Machesney Park Mall | 8750 N. Second | Machesney Park | 815-885-3192 | rockfordribfest.com | Fri 5 PM-midnight, Sat noon-midnight, Sun noon-6 PM | $2 before 6 PM, $5 after 6 PM, children under 13 free

July 28-29

Geneva Arts Fair

Third Street. | Geneva | 630-232-6060 | genevachamber.com | 10 AM-5 PM | F

July 28-August 12

woodstock mozart festival

Woodstock Opera House | 121 Van Buren | Woodstock | 815-338-5300 | mozartfest.org | Sat 7/28, 8/4, and 8/11, 8 PM, Sun 7/29, 8/7, and 8/12, 3 PM, also 2 PM Sat 8/11 | $18-$138

August 8-12

Momence Gladiolus Festival

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

August 9-12

Mendota Sweet corn festival

Downtown | Mendota | 815-539-6507 | sweetcornfestival.com | Thu 6-10 PM, Fri 11 AM-midnight, Sat 9 AM-midnight, Sun 9 AM-6 PM | F

August 10-19

illinois state fair

State Fairgrounds | 801 Sangamon | Springfield | 217-782-6661 | state.il.us/fair | 7 AM-midnight | $2-$3 general admission, children under 13 free

August 11-12

illinois renewable energy and sustainable lifestyle fair

Ogle County Fairgrounds | 1440 N. Limekiln | Oregon | 815-732-7332 | 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 24-26

dekalb corn festival

Downtown | DeKalb | 815-748-2676 | cornfest.com | Fri 4-10 PM, Sat 10 AM-10 PM, Sun 10 AM-5:30 PM | Charge for admission to beer garden; all other events free

August 25-26

northern illinois horse fest

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

August 25-26

port clinton art festival

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

August 31-September 2

on the waterfront

Downtown | Rockford | 815-964-4388 | 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 14-16

Festival of the Vine

Downtown | Geneva | 630-232-6060 | genevachamber.com | Fri-Sat 10 AM-9 PM, Sun 11 AM-6 PM | F

September 15-16

vintage wine festival

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

September 29

Johnny Appleseed Festival

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

October 6-7

midwest literary festival

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

indiana

May 26-27

valpo-fest motorcycle swap

Porter County Fairgrounds | 215 E. Division | Valparaiso | valpo-fest.com | Sat 8 AM-5 PM, Sun 8 AM-4 PM | $8, $2 children under 12, women on motorcyles free

June 7-10

cole porter Festival

Miami County Museum | 51 N. Broadway | Peru | 765-473-9183 | miamicountymuseum.com | Thu 6:30-midnight (benefit black-tie dinner for restoration of Porter birthplace), Fri 7-10 PM (hors d'oeuvres and Cole Porter revue), Sat 9 AM-11 PM, Sun 10 AM-4 PM | $125 for Thursday benefit, $25 for Friday concert

June 8-10

rochester round barn festival

Downtown | Rochester | 574-224-2666 | contactrochester.org | Thu 4-10 PM, Fri 9 AM-11 PM, Sat 8 AM-11 PM | F

June 8-10

Crawfordsville Strawberry Festival

Henry S. Lane Place | 212 South Water | Crawfordsville | 765-362-5200 | thestrawberryfestival.com | Fri 1 PM-9:30 PM, Sat 10 AM-9:30 PM, Sun 9 AM-5 PM | F

June 9-16

Bill monroe Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival

Bill Monroe Music Park and Campground | Bean Blossom | 800-414-4677 | beanblossom.com | 7 AM-midnight | $15-$25 advance tickets (purchase by June 1), $65 three-day weekend pass, $125 eight-day pass. After June 1, $20-$30, $75 three-day weekend, $165 eight-day pass, children under 13 free

June 14-17

BBq ribfest

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

Thu noon-midnight, Fri-Sat 11-1 AM, Sun 11:30 AM-10 PM | Free until 5 PM, $5 after, children under 14 free, weekend pass $20, free all day Sunday

June 22-24

elkhart Jazz Festival

Elkhart | 800-597-7627 | elkhartjazzfestival.com | Fri 5 PM-12:30 AM, Sat 11 AM-12:30 PM, Sun 10 AM-5 PM | $30-$50 single-session pass, $120 for all sessions, $195 VIP admission

June 22-24

cIndiana Fiddlers' gathering

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

June 23

Wakarusa Bluegrass Festival

66425 State Rt. 19 | Wakarusa | 574-862-2807 | wakarusajamboreebluegrassfestival.com | 10 AM-10 PM | $12 in advance, $15 at the gate

July 13-15

Antique Power Steam Show

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

July 14-21

circus city festival

Peru | 765-472-3918 | perucircus.com | Performances Sat 7/14 and 7/21, 2 and 7 PM; Sun 7/15, 3 PM; Mon-Fri 7/16-7/20, 7 PM; circus parade Sat 7/21, 10 AM | $10-$13, $9-$12 children

July 18-23

Festival of the Lakes

Wolf Lake Park/George Lake/Hammond Marina | Hammond | 219-853-6378 | thefestivalofthelakes.com | Tue 6-11 PM, Wed-Thu 5-11 PM, Fri 8 AM-midnight, Sat 9 AM-10 PM, Sun 2-11 PM | F

July 21

INDIANA MICROBREWERS FESTIVAL

Opti Park | 320 E. 66th | Indianapolis | 3-7 PM | brewersofindianaguild.com | $30 advance, $35 gate

July 27-28

hot dog festival

Main Street | Frankfort | 765-654-4081 | accs.net/mainstreet | Fri noon-10 PM, Sat 10 AM-10 PM | F

July 27-29

pierogi festival

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

August 2-4

Paul williams' bean blossom gospel jubilee

Bill Monroe Music Park and Campground | Bean Blossom | 800-414-4677 | beanblossom.com | 7 AM-11 PM | $10-$15 per day or $30 for three-day pass, children under 13 free

August 3-12

LAKE COUNTY FAIR

Lake County Fairgrounds | Crown Point | lake-county-fair.com | 9 AM-11 PM daily | $1 admission; carnival rides extra

August 8-19

indiana state fair

Indiana State Fairgrounds | 1202 E. 38th | Indianapolis | 317-927-7500 | in.gov/statefair | Sun-Thu 6 AM-11 PM, Fri 6 AM-midnight, Sat 6-12:30 AM | $8, children 5 and under free

August 10-13

Amish Acres Arts and Crafts Festival

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

August 16-19

lakefront Festival

Festival Park | Hobart | 219-942-2987 | Thu-Fri 5-11 PM, Sat 10 AM-11 PM, Sun 10 AM-9 PM | F

August 18-19

Michigan City Lakefront Art Festival

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

August 17-19

midwest corvette & chevy car show

Porter County Exposition Center and Fair-grounds | 215 E. Division | Valparaiso | 219-464-9918 | valpocarshows.com | Fri 3-10 PM, Sat 8 AM-10 PM, Sun 8 AM-5 PM | $7, children under 12 $2

August 18-19

Rolling Prairie's Annual Olde Farmers' Fest

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

August 25

Kouts Porkfest

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

August 31-September 3

marshall county blueberry festival

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

September 8

Valparaiso POpcorn Festival

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

September 14-16

FRancesville Fall Festival

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

September 14-15

Middlebury Fall Festival

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

September 13-16

nappanee apple festival

Downtown | Nappanee | 877-277-5375 | nappaneeapplefestival.org | Thu 5-9 PM, Fri 11 AM-9 PM, Sat 9 AM-9 PM, Sun 11 AM-6 PM | F

September 15-16

Duneland Harvest Fest

Chellberg Farm and Bailly Homestead | N. Mineral Springs between Hwy. 20 and Hwy. 12 | Porter | 219-926-7561, ext. 225 | nps.gov/indu/events | Sat-Sun 11 AM-5 PM | Parking donation of $6 per car, $20 per bus

September 15-16

Johnny Appleseed festival

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

September 15

LaPorte Sunflower Fair

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

September 27-30

Museum Days: remembering james dean and the james dean run

Fairmount Historical Museum | 203 E. Wash-ington | Fairmount | 765-948-4555 | jamesdeanartifacts.com | Various times | F

September 29-30

back to the days of kosciuszko

Kosciuszko County Fairgrounds | Warsaw | 574-265-6093 | backtothedays.com | Sat-Sun 9 AM-4 PM | $3, children under 5 free

michigan

May 18-20

Great Lakes Kite Festival

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

May 19-25

Michigan Week 2006

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

May 31-June 3

jackson Blues Festival

Jackson County Airport | Jackson | 517-796-9368 | slippeddiscproductions.com | Thu-Fri 6-11 PM, Sat noon-midnight, Sun 3 PM-midnight | free Thu, $2 Fri-Sun

June 7-10

Cereal festival

Battle Creek | 269-962-4076 | cerealfest.com | Thu 1-7 PM, Fri 9 AM-3 PM, Sat 8 AM-10 PM, Sun 8 AM-6 PM | F

June 7-10

Waterfront Film Festival

Saugatuck | 269-857-8351 | waterfrontfilm.org | Thu 6 AM-11 PM, Fri-Sun 9 AM-10 PM | Individual tickets $8-$10, festival passes $60-$250

June 8-10

national asparagus festival

Shelby | 231-861-8110 | nationalasparagusfestival.org | Fri 11 AM-5:30 PM, Sat 8:30 AM-midnight, Sun 7:30 AM-noon | F

June 9-10

Feast of the Strawberry Moon

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

June 7-10

Gizzard Fest

Downtown | Potterville | 517-645-2313 | gizzardfest.com | Thu 5-10 PM, Fri 3 PM-mid-night, Sat 7 AM-midnight, Sun 9 AM-5 PM | F

June 15-17

harborfest

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

June 15-17

Riverbank Traditional POwWow

Adado Riverfront Park | Lansing | 517-393-7236 | Fri 4-10 PM, Sat 10 AM-dusk (grand entry 1 and 7 PM), Sun 11 AM-5 PM (grand entry noon) | F

June 15-16

Summer Solstice Jazz Festival

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

June 22-23

festival of the Moon/ Festival of the Sun

Burchard Park | Lansing | 517-485-4283 | festivalofthesun.com | Fri 6-11 PM, Sat 2-10 PM | Fri $10, Sat $13, both days $20 before June 23, $15 at the door

June 22-24

Kalamazoo Valley Antique Tractor, Engine & Machinery Show

Gilmore Car Museum | 6865 Hickory | Hickory Corners | 269-671-5089 | gilmorecarmuseum.org | 8 AM-5 PM | $8, children under 11 free

June 23

Lake Michigan Shore Wine Festival

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

June 24

21st annual log cabin day

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

June 30

annual sand sculpture contest

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

June 30-July 1

Grand Haven art festival

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

June 28-July 8

MuskegoN Summer Celebration

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

June 29-July 4

Battle Creek field of flight Air Show and Balloon Festival

W.K. Kellogg Airport | 2712 W. Territorial | Battle Creek | 800-397-2240 | bcballoons.com | Fri noon-6:30 PM, Sat-Mon 6:30 AM-10:15 PM, Tue 6:30 AM-11 PM, Wed 6:30 AM-7 PM | Admis-sion $5-10, children "four feet and under" free

July 1

Reds, WHites & BBQ!

Round Barn Winery | 10983 Hills Road | Baroda | 800-716-9463 | roundbarnwinery.com | 2-8 PM| $10

July 7

Great American Musicfest And Fireworks

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

July 7

International Cherry Pit spit competition

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

July 7

Lakeside Arts and Crafts fair

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

July 12-14

kalamazoo blues festival

Arcadia Festival Place | Kalamazoo | 269-381-6514 | 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 27-28

Keep on keepin' on Afrikan-American Festival

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

cMICHIGAN BEER FEST

Historic Depot Town | Ypsilanti | Sat 5-9 PM, Sun , 1-6 PM | michiganbrewersguild.com | $60, $50 advance two-day pass; $30, $25 advance Fri; $35, $30 advance Sat

July 27-August 5

Grand Haven coast guard festival

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

July 28

Fruitland blueberry festival

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

August 1-4

Abbott's Magic 69th Annual Get Together

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

August 3-4

Lansing JazzFest

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

August 4

riverfolk music & arts festival

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

August 7-11

SummerFest

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

August 7-12

michigan womyn's music festival

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

August 9-12

National Blueberry Festival

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

August 11-13

great lakes folk festival

Michigan State University | East Lansing | 517-432-4533 | greatlakesfolkfest.net | Fri 6-11 PM, Sat noon-11 PM, Sun noon-6 PM | F

August 10-12

Ship & Shore Art and Music Festival

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

August 17-18

White Lake Maritime Festival

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

August 18-19

michigan fiber festival

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

August 22-September 3

michigan State Fair

Michigan State Fairgrounds | Eight Mile and Woodward | Detroit | 313-369-8250 | michigan.gov | 10 AM-10 PM | $10, $5 children 3-12 and seniors 62 and over, children under 3 free

September 6-9

Michigan Flywheelers Antique Engine and Tractor Show

Michigan Flywheelers Museum | 06285 68th | South Haven | 269-639-2010 | michiganflywheelers.org | Thu-Sat 8 AM-6 PM, Sun 8 AM-2 PM | $5, children under 12 free

September 14-16

Grand Haven Salmon Festival

Downtown and waterfront | Grand Haven | 800-968-0894 | visitgrandhaven.com | Fri 4-10 PM, Sat 7 AM-midnight, Sun 7-10 AM | Wine tasting and salmon cook-off $15, other events free-$10

wisconsin

May 25-28

Chocolate Fest

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

May 26-28

New Glarus Community Fest

New Glarus Village Park | New Glarus | 800-527-6838 | swisstown.com | Sat 8 AM-midnight, Sun 11 AM-midnight, Mon 11 AM-4 PM | F

June 1-3

festa italia

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

June 1-3

Great Wisconsin Cheese Festival

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

June 2

milwaukee highland games / scottish fest

Old Heidelberg Park | Milwaukee | 414-422-9235 | 9 AM-9 PM | $10, children under 10 free

June 8-10

Roger Bright Memorial Musicfest

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

June 8-10

walleye weekend

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

June 9-October 7

cAMERICAN PLAYERS THEATRE

5950 Golf Course Rd. | Spring Green | Tue-Thu 7:30 PM, Fri 8 PM, Sat 3 and 8 PM, Sun 6 PM | 608-588-2361 | playinthewoods.org | $35-$53.

June 21-24

Harborfest

Festival Park | 501 Lake | Racine | 800-272-2463 | harborfest.org | Thu 5 PM-midnight, Fri 5 PM-1 AM, Sat noon-1 AM, Sun noon-8 PM | advance tickets $6, regular $10, $6 seniors 62+, children under 13 free

June 22-24

Heidi Fest / Taste & Treasures

New Glarus | 800-527-6838 | 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 under 12, all other events free

June 22-24

Polish Fest

Henry Maier Festival Park | 200 N. Harbor Dr. | Milwaukee | 414-529-1055 | polishfest.org | Fri-Sat noon-midnight, Sun noon-10 PM | $8 in advance, $10 at the gate, $8 seniors 55+, children under 16 free

June 23

victorian days

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

June 23-24

Cedarburg Strawberry Festival

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

June 24

GreekFest

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

June 24

Swedish Midsommar Celebration

Old World Wisconsin | Eagle | 262-594-6300 | wisconsinhistory.org | 11 AM-4 PM | $14, $12.80 seniors 65+, $8.50 children 5-12, $39 family pass (two adults and two children, $3 per additional child)

June 30

wildflower walk

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

June 30-July 8

summerfest

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

July 7-September 3

Bristol

renaissance faire

12550 120th | Kenosha | 847-395-7773 | renfair.com | Sat-Sun 10 AM-7 PM, also Mon 9/5, 10 AM-7 PM | $18.95 adults, students and seniors $16.95, children 5-12 $9.50, children under 5 free

July 12-15

Riverfest

Riverside | Beloit |800-423-5648 | beloitriverfest.com | Thu 5-11 PM, Fri 5 PM-midnight, Sat noon-midnight, Sun noon-11 PM | $8 in advance, $1 children 6-12, $12 at the gate, $3 children 6-12, reserved seats $25 Thu and Sun, $30 Fri-Sat, children under 6 free

July 20-23

Festa Italiana

Henry Maier Festival Park | 200 N. Harbor Dr. | Milwaukee | 414-223-2808 | 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

noon-10:30 PM | F

July 21-22

Outdoor Arts Festival

John Michael Kohler Arts Center | 608 New York | Sheboygan | 920-458-6144 | jmkac.org | Sat 10 AM-6 PM, Sun 10 AM-4 PM| F

July 27-29

German fest

Henry Maier Festival Park | 200 N. Harbor Dr. | Milwaukee | 414-464-9444 | germanfest.com | Fri-Sat noon-mid-night, Sun noon-10:30 PM | $9 in advance, $12 at the gate, $6 seniors 60+ and students at the gate, children under 13 free

July 28-29

hmong summer festival

Kiwanis Park | Sheboygan | 920-458-0808 | hmaaweb.org | 8-9 PM | $2, children under 3 ft. free

August 2-12

wisconsin state fair

Wisconsin State Fair Park | 8200 W.Greenfield | West Allis | 800-884-3247 | 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 3-4

historic third ward jazz festival

Broadway | Mil-waukee | 414-273-1173 | historicthirdward.org | Fri-Sat 11 AM-11 PM | F

August 3-5

african World Festival

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

August 5

Swiss Volksfest

Wilhelm Tell Grounds | New Glarus 800-527-6838 | swisstown.com | 1-6 PM | $7

August 7

national mustard day

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

August 10-12

arab World Fest

Henry Maier Festival Park | 200 N. Harbor Dr. | Milwaukee | 414-727-5517 | 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 16-19

irish fest

Henry Maier Festival Park | 200 N. Harbor Dr. | Milwaukee | 414-476-3378 | irishfest.com | Thu 5-10 PM, Fri 4 PM-midnight, Sat noon-midnight, Sun 11 AM-10 PM | $15, $10 seniors 60+, $5 Thu, children under 13 free

August 16-19

Sweet Corn Festival

Angell Park | Hwys. 19 and N | Sun Prairie | 608-837-4547 | 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 24-26

Mexican Fiesta

Henry Maier Festival Park | 200 N. Harbor Dr. | Milwaukee | 414-383-7066 | mexicanfiesta.org | Fri-Sun noon-midnight | $12, free admission 12-3 Fri, 12-1 Sat-Sun, children under 10 free

August 24-26

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

August 31-September 2

wilhelm tell festival

Wilhelm Tell Grounds | New Glarus | 800-527-6838 | 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 art fair 9 AM-4 PM (play performed in English at 1 PM) | Tickets for the play are $10, $5 children 5-12

August 31-September 2

wisconsin state cow chip throw

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

September 1-2

taste of madison

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

September 7-9

INdian summer Festival

Henry Maier Festival Park | 200 N. Harbor Dr. | Milwaukee | 414-604-1000 | 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 15

GREAT LAKES BREW FEST

Festival Park | Racine | greatlakesbrewfest.com | $50 VIP, $30 gate, $25 advance, $15 designated driver

whooping crane festival

Necedah | 608-565-2101 | whooping-crane-festival.com | 7 AM-9 PM | Prices vary with event; $2-$8 adults, free-$8 children under 12

September 15-16

wine & Harvest Festival

Downtown historic district | Cedarburg | 262-377-9620 | cedarburgfestivals.org | Sat 10 AM-6 PM, Sun 10 AM-5 PM | F

September 19

Crowdy Crawn

Pendarvis | 114 Shake Rag | | Mineral Point | 608-987-2122 | wisconsinhistory.org/pendarvis | 10 AM-4 PM | $8, $4 children 5-17, $22 per family

September 28-30

Cornish Festival and Celtic Celebration

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

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