Hoot like a loon in Grand Marais.
© Beth Gauper
Fisherman's Picnic in Grand Marais, Minn. There's a lot going on at the North Shore's biggest festival, including loon-calling, log-sawing and rock-skipping contests; Saturday fireworks; and the grand parade at 1 p.m. Sunday. Aug. 5–8.
Wisconsin State Fair in West Allis. The fair in this Milwaukee suburb features big-name musicians, a sea-lion show, a daily parade and lots of contests, including hog-calling, cookie-stacking and cream puff-eating. Aug. 5–15.
River City Days in Red Wing, Minn. In this Mississippi River town, there's music, food and games in Bay Point Park and an arts show in Levee Park. The parade is at 1 p.m. Sunday. Aug. 6–8.
Coast Guard Festival in Grand Haven, Mich. There's nightly entertainment on the waterfront, a downtown carnival, tours of Coast Guard cutters, a Grand Parade and fireworks. Through Aug. 8.
For more, see our Events Calendar.Last updated on August 2, 2021