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2 Rivers Wine & Jazz Festival

Ottawa, IL

The festival in this town on the Fox and Illinois rivers features wine from 25 Illinois vineyards and jazz and blues in Washington Park.

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Rose Festival

State Center, IA

This town east of Ames calls itself Iowa's rose capital, and it celebrates with garden tours, children's games, a truck and tractor pull, music, fireworks and a parade at 10 a.m. Saturday.

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Custer Fair

Evanston, IL

This big fair in the Custer Avenue-Main Street shopping district features 250 artists, 50 variety performers, a medicine show, powwow dancing, children's activities and music on two stages.

Sat
22

Midsummer Fest

Coon Valley, WI

This family festival at Norskedalen Nature & Heritage Center, in the coulees near La Crosse, features the best of Scandinavian culture: food, music and crafts. For children, there will be a visit from the trolls by the bridge, fjord horses and a scavenger hunt.

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Spring Iowa Barn Tour

Western, IA

This tour of historic barns concentrates on barns in western Iowa, each with a story.

There's also a picnic on Saturday.

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Shake the Lake

Madison, WI

This pre-Fourth festival on the shores of Lake Monona includes live bands, a human cannonball, a roller-derby exhibition, kids' activities and fireworks.