Walk with Vikings or ride a balloon.
© Beth Gauper
Nordic Fest in Decorah, Iowa. It's the 51st year of this friendly, authentic, very fun and very large festival of Scandinavian culture. The parade is at 10:30 a.m. Saturday. July 2729.
National Balloon Classic in Indianola, Iowa. This giant hot-air balloon festival includes daily flights, rides for the public, music, night glows, fireworks and a parade. July 28Aug. 5.
German Fest in Milwaukee. Look for dachshunds, dirndls and lots of oompah music at this big party at Henry Maier Festival Park on Lake Michigan. July 2830.
Taste of Wisconsin in Kenosha, Wis.This free harborfront festival features locally produced specialties as well as cooking demonstrations, gardening workshops and music on three stages. July 2830.
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