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In Galena, eat cake with a general.

Gen. Grant and his birthday cake.


U.S. Grant's Birthday Celebration in Galena, Ill. The former home of the Civil War general celebrates his 195th birthday with free admission to the Grant Museum, an artillery encampment, Main Street walking tours with Gen. Grant, a pie auction, a spy trial and appearances by President and Mrs. Lincoln. April 2123.

Midwest Horse Fair in Madison, There's a Friday-night rodeo, blacksmith championships, stagecoach rides, Texas trick riders, music and performances, including the Wisconsin Mounted Police Team. At Alliant Energy Center. April 2123.

Dairy State Cheese & Beer Festival in Kenosha, Wis.There's cheese and beer from around the state plus live music at the Brat Stop. April 22.

Earth Day Birding Festival in Hastings, Minn, This festival at Carpenter Nature Center includes bird-banding demonstrations, a raptor class and guided birding trips. Reservations are required. April 22

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Last updated on April 17, 2017