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6 THINGS TO DO IN WISCONSIN (OCTOBER 12 - OCTOBER 21)

Northern Lights

Northern Lights

September–March  • nature

Aurora borealis is an annual phenomenon along Great Lakes in Northern Wisconsin

Wisconsin Fall Colors

Wisconsin Fall Colors

late September–October • nature

Nothing screams "fall" quite like October in Wisconsin

Sandhill Crane Migration

Sandhill Crane Migration

March–November • nature

Every summer, thousands of cranes nest and grow their colts in Wisconsin

Lake Geneva Fall Colors

Lake Geneva Fall Colors

mid- to late October • nature

Explore multiple ways to enjoy fall vibes around the resort city on the lake

Devil's Lake Fall Colors

Devil's Lake Fall Colors

late September-early October • nature

Have a paradisal weekend in Devil's Lake State Park!

Fall Colors

Fall Colors

early September – late October • nature

Maples and oaks decorate Milwaukee for nature's best annual festival

39 THINGS TO DO OUT OF SELECTED DATE RANGE

Wausau Balloon & Rib Fest

Wausau Balloon & Rib Fest

unconfirmedJuly 5–7, 2024 • event

Enjoy the unforgettable weekend full of beautiful sights and sounds!

Oshkosh Air Show

Oshkosh Air Show

out of rangeJuly 22–28, 2024 • event

Meet the world's greatest air show, attracting over 700,000 visitors every year

Waterford Balloonfest

Waterford Balloonfest

out of rangeJune 29, 2024 • event

A free ballooning extravaganza for the whole family

Hamburger Fest

Hamburger Fest

out of rangeAugust 9–10, 2024 • event

A vibrant annual event with hot air balloons in Seymour, Home of the Hamburger

Milwaukee Air and Water Show

Milwaukee Air and Water Show

out of rangeJuly 27-28, 2024 • event

See the US Blue Angels roar at the Milwaukee lakefront

Cherry Blossom

Cherry Blossom

out of rangemid-May • nature

Head to Wisconsin to witness cherry blossoms, covering all the state

Lumberjack World Championships

Lumberjack World Championships

out of rangeAugust 1–3, 2024 • event

Bring your whole family and have fun at the historic Lumberjack Bowl on Lake Hayward's shores

Milwaukee 4th of July Fireworks

Milwaukee 4th of July Fireworks

out of rangeJuly 4 • event

Pyrotechnic shows, parades, and festivities throughout Milwaukee parks

Christkindlmarket Milwaukee

Christkindlmarket Milwaukee

on holdNovember 1–December 31, 2020 • event

Food, music, and holiday shopping—all you need to enjoy the Christmas season to the fullest

Monroe Cheese Days

Monroe Cheese Days

out of rangeSeptember 20–22, 2024 • event

Monroe Cheese Days or Green County Cheese Days is a three-day entertainment with lots of food and drinks

Fond du Lac 4th of July Events & Fireworks

Fond du Lac 4th of July Events & Fireworks

out of rangeJuly 4 • event

Fireworks and music on the banks of Lake Winnebago

Janesville 4th of July Weekend Events & Fireworks

Janesville 4th of July Weekend Events & Fireworks

out of rangeJuly 1, 2023 • event

Experience Wisconsin's way of celebrating America's birthday

Wisconsin State Fair Harvest Festival

Wisconsin State Fair Harvest Festival

out of rangeSeptember 29–October 1, 2023 • event

Celebrate pumpkins and other veggies at this unique harvest fair!

Taste of Wisconsin

Taste of Wisconsin

unconfirmedJuly 26-28, 2024 • event

A food and beverage festival with stunning views of Lake Michigan

Hummingbird Migration

Hummingbird Migration

out of rangeearly May–late September • nature

Catch a glimpse of the little flying jewels with iridescent feathers in the Badger State

Great Wisconsin Cheese Festival

Great Wisconsin Cheese Festival

unconfirmedearly June 2023 • event

Free cheese samples, a cheese parade, and lots of fun—the Great Wisconsin Cheese Festival has prepared a lot for you!

Cedarburg Wine and Harvest Festival

Cedarburg Wine and Harvest Festival

out of rangeSeptember 16–17, 2023 • event

Prepare to revel in a weekend of sweetness, savories, and veggie celebrations at this annual harvest festival!

Kenosha County Fair

Kenosha County Fair

out of rangeAugust 16–20, 2023 • event

Visit one of the finest fairs in Wisconsin

Balsam Lake WinterFest

Balsam Lake WinterFest

out of rangeFebruary 3, 2024 • event

Famous drag races and other seasonal activities on the shore of the largest lake in the area

Oktoberfest in La Crosse

Oktoberfest in La Crosse

out of rangeSeptember 28–30, 2023 • event

One of the nation's premier Octoberfest festivals!

Lake Superior Ice Festival

Lake Superior Ice Festival

out of rangeJanuary 26–27, 2024 • event

The coolest festival in Wisconsin with stunning lake views

Great Taste of the Midwest

Great Taste of the Midwest

out of rangeAugust 12, 2023 • event

Over 190 breweries and brewpubs, 1400 different beers to try, lots of food and fun—it's all about the Great Taste of the Midwest

Osceola Wheels & Wings

Osceola Wheels & Wings

out of rangeSeptember 9, 2023 • event

Enjoy the sights and sounds at this free, family-friendly event

New Year's Eve in Milwaukee

New Year's Eve in Milwaukee

out of rangeDecember 31  • event

Party all night long or enjoy a festive meal with a gorgeous view of Lake Michigan

West Allis Christmas Parade

West Allis Christmas Parade

out of rangeDecember 2, 2023 • event

Become a part of an authentic winter celebration

Gays Mills Apple Festival

Gays Mills Apple Festival

out of rangeSeptember 22–24, 2023 • event

Get the best out of your Wisconsin trip by attending this one-off apple fest

Hudson Hot Air Affair

Hudson Hot Air Affair

out of rangeFebruary 2-4, 2024 • event

The premier winter ballooning event in the Midwest

Skiing and Snowboarding in Wisconsin

Skiing and Snowboarding in Wisconsin

out of rangeDecember–March • activity

Discover some of the best ski areas of the Midwest

Christmas Lights in Milwaukee

Christmas Lights in Milwaukee

out of rangemid-November–early January • event

From downtown to the suburbs, Milwaukee dazzles with lights during the holidays

Neenah Fireworks and Community Festival

Neenah Fireworks and Community Festival

out of rangeJuly 3–4 • event

4th of July extravaganza over Lake Winnebago

Paperfest in Kimberly, WI

Paperfest in Kimberly, WI

out of rangeJuly 18-21, 2024 • event

A long weekend packed with all kinds of pleasures, including music, food, arts and crafts, games, and sports competitions

Bristol Renaissance Faire

Bristol Renaissance Faire

out of rangeJuly 8–September 4, 2023 • event

Meet Queen Elizabeth and Robin Hood in person at this medieval fair!

Milwaukee Comic Con

Milwaukee Comic Con

out of rangeFebruary 10, 2024 • event

An amazing comic book convention and cosplay in a suburb of Milwaukee

Door County Beer Festival

Door County Beer Festival

out of rangeJune 15, 2024 • event

Best Midwestern craft beers on the shores of Lake Michigan

Oconomowoc 4th of July Parade & Fireworks

Oconomowoc 4th of July Parade & Fireworks

out of rangeJuly 1, 2023 • event

Independence Day celebration in Lake Country

Fish Creek Winterfest

Fish Creek Winterfest

unconfirmedearly February 2024 • event

The favorite winter tradition in Door County

Madison Winter Festival

Madison Winter Festival

overFebruary 6–7, 2021 • event

Lots of snow and winter fun by Lake Mendota

Wings Over Wausau

Wings Over Wausau

out of rangeJune 21-22, 2024 • event

Air demonstrations, ground displays, and activities for the entire family

Fatheads RV

Fatheads RV

on holdmid-February 2023 • event

Check out this free event featuring campers, boats, UTVs, golf carts, and more

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