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WE Fest

Detroit Lakes, MN

Chris Stapleton, Keith Urban and Brooks & Dunn are among the headliners at this big country festival in west-central Minnesota.

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Riverfest

Ottawa, IL

At the confluence of the Fox River with the Illinois, there's a carnival, paddleboat races, Art in the Park, Taste of Ottawa, live bands and a parade on the last day.

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Tall Tales Music Festival

Burlington, WI

This free festival celebrates storytelling through music, with performances by national as well as regional musicians. In addition, workshops are offered for people of all ages.

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Live From the Rock

Red Rock, ON

This folk festival is on the shores of Lake Superior, east of Thunder Bay near Nipigon. Camping is on-site.

Shawano Folk Music Festival

Shawano, WI

The family-friendly festival in this northwoods town includes dance, crafts, children's activities and instruction on four stages in Mielke Park, plus indoor evening concerts.

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Square Lake Film & Music Festival

Stillwater, MN

This festival near Square Lake County Park, north of Stillwater, alternates short independent films with live music. Festgoers arriving by bicycle get half-price tickets, which sell out in advance.

IndiaFest

St. Paul, MN

On the State Capitol grounds, watch Bollywood dance and a parade of cultures, eat East Indian food, get your hands painted with henna and learn the principles of cricket and yoga.

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Festival on the Bay

Petoskey, MI

In this Lake Michigan town, there will be kayak and canoe rides, a petting zoo, art fair, live music, cardboard-boat race, cornhole tournament and firefighter water-ball competition.

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Boundary Waters Blues Festival

Ely, MN

Ten bands play Friday and Saturday on Fall Lake, five miles east of Ely. There's camping on-site.

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Los Dells

Mauston, WI

This Latin-music festival features on-site tent camping and shuttles from hotels in the Wisconsin Dells.