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  • Lakes Bluegrass Festival

    Pine River, MN

    This family-friendly festival, just off the Paul Bunyan State Trail, features more than 40 bluegrass shows and free workshops.

  • Minnesota State Fair

    St. Paul, MN

    Try flights at the Craft Beer Hall, eat food on a stick, listen to free concerts and watch the 2 p.m. daily parade.


  • Orton-Front Festival

    Madison, WI

    The Marquette Waterfront and Orton Park festivals combine this year, with aerial dance and family entertainment in Orton Park and, in Yahara Place Park on Lake Monona, music on two stages and children's games.

  • Artstreet

    Green Bay, WI

    Artists, performers and craft and food stands fill streets downtown near the Fox River.

  • Potato Days

    Barnesville, MN

    This goofy central-Minnesota festival features mashed-potato wrestling, a golden potato hunt, potato car races, peeling and eating contests and a Saturday parade.

  • Mexican Fiesta

    Milwaukee, WI

    Enjoy the best of Mexican culture at the Henry Maier Festival Park: mariachi, arts and crafts, spicy foods and contests: dance, costume, jalapeno-eating and el grito, or shouting.

  • Great River Folk Festival

    La Crosse, WI

    This festival in Riverside Park includes children's activities, a traditional arts and crafts fair and music performances and workshops.

  • HarborFest

    Marquette, MI

    This Lake Superior town celebrates with rock and blues music, a classic car and motorcycle show, a luge run and inflatables for kids.

  • Crossroads Blues Festival

    Rockford, IL

    Enjoy a day of blues in Lyran Park, with food from local restaurants.

  • Vinton Boomtown

    Vinton, IA

    Fireworks provided by the Iowa Pyrotechnic Association are the centerpiece for this fest, which includes arts & crafts, food and kids' activities.

  • Oneida Pow-Wow

    Oneida, WI

    This free family festival near Green Bay features dancing, singing, drumming, indigenous foods and crafts and lacrosse exhibitions.

    In nearby De Pere, learn more about the band at the Oneida Nation Museum.

  • Grant's Home Front Reenactment

    Galena, IL

    In Ulysses S. Grant's hometown, living-history reenacters hold an encampment along the river and stage Civil War battle reenactments at 11:30 a.m. Saturday and 1:30 p.m. Sunday.