August 26, 2009

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September 1 may signal the end of summer vacation for most school kids, but don’t fret!  There’s still plenty of summer fun to be had for weeks to come!  If you’re a fan of live music, fabulous food, or amazing arts & crafts, check out the opportunities to explore Wisconsin below:
GRFF.image34th Annual Great River Folk Fest, La Crosse, August 28-30
Where else can you find workshops for folk singer-songwriters, learn basket weaving then catch a Hmong Dance presentation and Oktoberfest Polka?  Why the Great River Folk Fest of course!

BalloonRally.imageBalloon Rally & Music Festival, Wisconsin Rapids, August 28-30
*  Opening night Balloon set-up & glow?  Check
*  Live music? Yep
*  Dunk tank & face painting for the kids? Of course
Benefiting the Children’s Miracle Network, this free rally also features a petting zoo for kids, beer tent for the thirsty and craft vendors for the shoppers.

Artstreet.imageARTSTREET, Green Bay, August 28-30
Enjoy three days of fun featuring “an eclectic mix of visual, performing, culinary and literary arts.”  Two stages of live music and dance complement street performers and 200 artist exhibits from paintings to jewelry to photography.

FestivalFlavors.imageFestival of Flavors, Eagle River, August 29-30
“Celebrate the Taste” of Wisconsin products in bite-sized portions in the tasting tent, hear live music & shop the local Farmer’s Market on Saturday.  Stop back Sunday for the “Nutrition Health & Fitness Expo” including Healthful Chef’s Demos and the Tomato Throw!

FestivalPines.logo27th Annual Festival in the Pines, Eau Claire, August 29-30
Shop hundreds of arts & crafts vendors, catch live music or a karate demonstration & send the kids to check out the free petting zoo.  Find lots of family fun in Carson Park this weekend.

And of course, before you hit the road, click on over to to find your perfect Place to Stay in Wisconsin!

BalloonRally photo courtesy of Wisconsin Dept of Tourism


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