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Communities all  over the state are gearing up to celebrate July 4th this weekend! Below are just a few options for weekend activities -

Summerfest, Milwaukee 

June 28-July 2, CLOSED JULY 3, then keep rocking July 4-9.

For 11 days every summer, the Worlds Largest Music Festival takes place at Henry Maier Festival park! This year marks the 50th year of Summerfest on the lakefront with 800 acts playing on 11 stages. Over 45  local vendors will be supplying food and beverages through out the festival. The Northwestern Mutual Children’s Theater & PlayZone features activities, dance groups, magicians and more to keep  kids all day. Shop at the unique vendors, ride on the Sky Glide or listen to local and emerging artist before the headlines start at 8 and 10PM.

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Riverfront Rendezvous, Stevens Point

June 30-July 2

Check out this  is an annual festival at Pioneer Park in Stevens Point. Enjoy music at one of the multiple stages starting Friday night at 7:15. Activities include the Carp Classic Fishing Contest, Horseshoe Tournaments, BINGO and more. Kids will enjoy a variety of shows and activities too. The festival wraps up with the Lighted Boat Parade and fireworks on Sunday.

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Northwoods Blues Festival, Chippewa Falls

June 30-July 1

Kick off your summer with the annual Northwoods Blues Festival  at the Northern Wisconsin State Fairgrounds in Chippewa Falls. National and regional bands will perform during the 2 day festival. Check out the website for the complete lineup. The best party in the Great North Woods.

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Booster Days, Hudson

June 29-July 2

Booster Days is the annual 4th of July Celebration held in Lakefront Park, near historic downtown Hudson, along the scenic St Croix River.  This event draws crowds from Hudson and surrounding counties, with activities for all ages such as a fishing contest, carnival rides, and multiple bands in the Hudson band shell each night.

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Fly-in & Float-in Lake Rattle & Roll, Phillips

June 30-July 1

Come by car, boat or plane and watch planes fly in and the Aerobatic show at the Price County Airport, plus view planes on display. Located on Long Lake, Harbor View Pub & Eatery is offering a breakfast buffet Saturday morning – dining with a view, either inside or outside on the deck and watch the planes fly in. Stop back at Harbor View in the evening and watch the live band perform outside on the deck under the stars.

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No matter where you are in Wisconsin, there are tons of Father’s Day activities and  events to enjoy this weekend with your dad. Make this Father’s Day the best ever by giving your dad a day that shows him just how special he is to you. There is still plenty of time to plan a fun-filled day; check out the ideas below! 

  1. Catch a fish on Father’s Day: Get out in nature, away from the computer and your phone and enjoy quality time with Dad on the lake! Check out the all of the great fishing options here : https://www.travelwisconsin.com/article/fishing/eight-trip-ideas-take-dad-fishing-this-fathers-day-weekend
  2. Have some fun on the farm: Dads are free this Father’s Day at Mulberry Farms in Hilbert, WI. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy some fun family time. More info: https://www.travelwisconsin.com/events/tours/free-dads-on-fathers-day-40802
  3. Family Zoo Day: The Milwaukee County Zoo is a great place for kids and fathers to spend time together.  All fathers receive free admission, no cooupon necessary, as Prairie Farms Dairy sponsor’s Father’s Day at the Zoo. Learn more here: http://www.milwaukeezoo.org/events/fathersday.php
  4. Hang out at the Harley-Davidson Museum: Explore 114 of Harley-Davidson history this Father’s Day, the Harley-Davidson Museum honors fathers and grandfathers by offering free admission:https://www.harley-davidson.com/content/h-d/en_US/home/museum/explore/events/fathers-day.htm
  5. Run the trail: Is your father into fitness? Wisconsin Trail Assail is a Father’s Day Run in Menomonee Falls, WI. Learn more here: http://silvercirclesportsevents.com/wta-fathers-day

 

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Six days down, with six more Days of Getaways to go!

Check out the list of winners-to-date here! All winners are notified by e-mail, Facebook message or Twitter message. If you have not claimed your prize, check your e-mail! New winners will be drawn for any unclaimed prizes!

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Ready for a truly unique addition to our series on Wisconsin’s indoor waterparks & water activity centers? Billed as “the first urban indoor waterpark of it’s kind in America,” Paradise Landing is located in the Hilton Milwaukee City Center. 

The 20,000 sq ft facility features a three-story Jamaican village theme with four water slides, a Hydro-therapy Spa, and an idyllic lagoon. Watch the kids enjoy themselves on the Lily Pad walk, Turtle Squirt, Beached Boat Slide, Seashell & Frog slides, and Mushroom Rain Drop Fountain.

Because all this fun will create big hunger in even the littlest bodies, the Cabana Cove serves up a variety of snacks and refreshments. The menu includes nachos, pizza, sandwiches, ice cream, and hot dogs (prices are fairly reasonable, too!) Adult beverages are also available.

When you’re ready to throw in the beach towel, remember that you’re in the middle of Milwaukee’s many family attractions; the Zoo, museums, and shopping!

As always, click on over to WisconsinLodging.info to learn more about the Hilton Milwaukee City Center as well as more Wisconsin waterpark destinations.

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12 Days of Getaways - Day 5:

Spur of the Moment Ranch

Congratulations to Kristen R. from Waterford! Kristen is the fifth winner in the 12 Days of Getaways contest. Kristen will receive a free night getaway to the Spur of the Moment Ranch in Mountain, WI.

Would you like to be tomorrow’s winner?

Get on the list by simply signing up here. Every month, you’ll receive an email with up to 10 special deals or packages for amazing places to stay in Wisconsin & each month you’ll be entered for a chance to win a free stay. PLUS you’ll be entered for a chance to win each of the remaining 12 Days of Getaways.

Fine print: Wisconsin Innkeepers Association employees & family not eligible- SORRY! Also, no purchase necessary to win, but must be 18 years or older. Odds of winning are based on number of entries, 12 total giveaways will be awarded. Winners will be notified by phone.

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Up next in our series on Wisconsin’s indoor waterparks & water activity centers, we head to the Northwoods to The Waters of Minocqua.TheWatersOfMinocqua
No matter what the weather outside, you’ll find 13,000 square feet of indoor/outdoor waterpark fun for the entire family at The Waters of Minocqua!

Two 3-story-high, completely enclosed body slides carry you to a refreshing plunge pool. Or, have fun in the indoor/outdoor activity pool and relax in the indoor/outdoor hot tub.KiddieArea For the younger children, check out the kiddie area  with a slide of it’s own and shallow depth water.

A snack bar onsite offers pizza, nachos, soda and a few alcoholic drinks for the adults. For dry fun, don’t miss the huge arcade just off the waterpark – great fun for “kids” of all ages!

On the Calendar this Winter:

As always, click on over to WisconsinLodging.info to learn more about The Waters of Minocqua as well as more Wisconsin waterpark destinations.

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Congratulations to Andrew F. from North Freedom, WI!  Andrew is the winner of the November WisconsINN Getaways free night give-away at the Hilton Madison Monona Terrace in Madison.Hilton Madison Monona Terrace

If you’re interested in being entered to win a different free night each month, simply sign up for the WisconsINN Getaways monthly e-newsletter. Every month, you’ll receive an email with up to 10 special deals or packages for amazing places to stay in Wisconsin & each month you’ll be entered for another chance to win a free stay.

Upcoming giveaways include:
* Brookfield Suites Hotel (Brookfield)

Click over to the WisconsINN Getaways newsletter to sign up today and again, Congratulations to Andrew!

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Ghouls, goblins, thrills & chills… Check out seven SPOOK-tacular ways to celebrate Halloween in Wisconsin:
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October 23rd-25th  and  October 29th-November 1st
Wisconsin Fear Grounds, Waukesha
What it is: Three haunted houses in one location- Morgan Manor, Morgana’s Torment & Unstable
How scary is it? Billed as “30,000 square feet of TERROR” -may not be for the faint of heart!
Cost: $15 per person for Morgan’s Manor, $30 per person for all three (but check out their website for coupons before you go!)

October 23rd-24th  and  October 30th-31st
Ghost Boat Tours, Wisconsin Dells
What it is: One & a half hour boat tour to Witches Gulch with “several illusions and special effects along with a great storyline that is sure to get hearts pumping”
How scary is it? Not recommended for 10 & under, parents’ discretion for older kids
Cost: $15 per person

October 24th
Dracula, Green Bay
What it is: Nosferatu, the 1920′s silent movie based on Bram Stoker’s ‘Dracula‘ accompanied by Frank Rippel on a live theater organ
How scary is it? Show time is 1:00 pm, so when the movie creeps you out, there will still be hours of (vampire-free) daylight left when you leave!
Cost: $5 per person

October 25th & 30th
Gothic History Tours, Cedarburg
What it is: One & a half hour walking tour through historic downtown Cedarburg
How scary is it? Billed as “chilling”, not scary
Cost: Check out their website for details, advanced ticket purchase recommended

October 28th
Ghost Stories in the Park After Dark, Phillips
What it is: Follow a lighted trail through the park to hear “ghost stories, haunting tales and urban legends”
How scary is it? “Spooky but not too scary”
Cost: I believe this one’s free, but call for more info: 715/339-4505 or 800/269-4505

October 29th-30th
Ghoulees in the Coulees, Coon Valley
What it is: 1/2 mile hike along a wooded trail lined with “haunting, thrilling and chilling spook stations”
How scary is it? Runs from 5:30-9 pm, hikes after 8 pm will be “SUPER SCARY”
Cost: $8 per person

October 30th
Haunting of River Park, Mosinee
What it is: “A haunted trail through spooky River Park”
How scary is it? For kids 13 and over, call the Mosinee Chamber for more info: 715/693-4330
Cost: $5 per person

For more haunting good times in southeast Wisconsin, check out this list and map from JSOnline.com as well. As always, check out WisconsinLodging.info for great places to stay, then hit the road for some SPOOK-tacular Halloween adventures!

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With Halloween just around the corner, many families are seeking fun, safe, and affordable ways to get in the spirit and celebrate. Here are a few to get you started:

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Fridays & Saturdays in October:
Zoo BooNew Zoo, Green Bay
Cost: Zoo Admission: advanced tickets $8, at the gate $10, 1 & Under are free
Begins: 3 p.m.
Features: Inflatable fun, games, horse-drawn haunted wagon through ‘Freaky Forest’, dancing with live D.J.

October 17:
BooFestWisconsin Ave. & Commercial St, Neenah
Cost: Free
Begins: 9 a.m.
Events: Pumpkin carving, scarecrow stuffing, pumpkin recipe contest & trick-or-treating

Zoo BooWildwood Wildlife Park, Minocqua
Cost: Under 12 free with non-perishable food donation, over 12: $7 admission at door
Begins: 1 p.m.
Events: Costume contest, fun activities & trick-or-treating

October 23:
Spooka MinookaMinooka Park, Waukesha
Cost: $10 per car (some activities have additional fees)
Begins: 5:30 -9:00 p.m. for kids 6-12 (Haunted Barn Encore for older kids 10/24)
Events: Haunted trail ride, ‘Spookagraphs’, crafts, cookie decorating, campfire & Haunted Barn

October 24:
Halloween FestPrairie Springs Park, Pleasant Prairie
Cost: Free (some events may have additional charges)
Begins: 4 p.m.
Events: Costume contest, camp fire, pumpkin painting, scavenger hunt, “feel factor” for kids, hayrides

October 23-24:
Candlelight Cave ToursLedge View Nature Center, Chilton
Cost: $5 per person
Begins: 5:30 Friday, 4:30 Saturday
More Info: Use stairs & ladders to descend into the caves led by costumed guides, dress in layers!

As always, check out WisconsinLodging.info for great places to stay, then hit the road for some fun (& not-so-spooky) fall adventures!
Thanks Pamela for all your help with these!

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Congratulations to the Westby House Restaurant & Victorian Inn and proprietors Mike & Marie Cimino who were named one of the eight Best in the Midwest by BedandBreakfast.com!

TheWestbySuiteLocated in quiet Westby, Wisconsin, the Westby House Restaurant  & Victorian Inn is a TravelGreen Wisconsin certified business and features nine guestrooms, each with private bath. Here’s what Mike & Marie said in regards to their award:

“A gratifying thank you to our past guests of the the Westby House as we have been presented the ‘Best in the Midwest’ award from the folks at BedandBreakfast.com. The selection criteria for the Awards included both quantitative and qualitative analysis of the independently posted guest reviews on BedandBreakfast.com. We look forward to meeting your expectations on your next stay with us.”

For more information on the Westby House Restaurant & Victorian Inn, click on over to WisconsinLodging.info or check out their blog hereCongratulations again to Mike & Marie!

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