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Restaurant Week

Chicago, IL

Time to pack on the calories: More than 370 restaurants offer three-course prix-fixe menus for $25 at brunch or lunch and $39 or $55 at dinner.

Sat
3

Egg Day

Milwaukee, WI

There will be crafts, face-painting, bubble art and treats at the Hop-to-it Bunny Hunt, plus a parade at the Milwaukee County Zoo.

Outdoor Easter at the Castle

Minneapolis, MN

The American Swedish Institute hosts an Easter egg hunt in the 33-room Turnblad Mansion. There will also be crafts, storytelling and Easter tree-decorating. Register by March 22.

Eggstravaganza

Racine, WI

At the Racine Zoo, the all-day Eggstravaganza includes a candy hunt, bounce houses, an egg dig, a dance party, egg- and cookie-decorating, crafts and games. Included with admission.

Sat
10

Maple-syrup festivals

Around the region

At nature centers around the region, tour the sugarbush and learn how to tap trees and boil sap. Then, eat a pancake breakfast with real maple syrup.

Maple Syrup Fest

Phelps, WI

In the northeast corner of Wisconsin, tour the sugarbush, tap trees, make maple taffy in the snow and shop at an arts and crafts fair.

Sun
18
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17

U.S. Grant's Birthday

Galena, IL

The former home of the Civil War general and president celebrates his 199th birthday with free admission to the Grant Museum, Main Street walking tours with Gen. Grant, a pie auction, a spy trial and cake.

Sun
25
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Julien Dubuque Film Festival

Dubuque, IA

See 70 films and a silent-film showcase. There's a red-carpet awards show Saturday.

Fri
23

Virtual Eau Claire Jazz Festival

Eau Claire, WI

Normally, headliners play the State Theatre, and on Friday, more than 50 bands play acoustic jazz, ragtime, big-band and blues along Barstow Street downtown, recreating New York's 52nd Street.

This year, it's virtual.

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25
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23

Bluff Country Studio Art Tour

Northeast IA/Southeast, MN

Take a spring drive through southeast Minnesota and northeast Iowa and visit artists in and around Winona, Lanesboro, Spring Grove and Harmony in Minnesota and Decorah in Iowa.

Sat
24

Free Entrance Day at Minnesota state parks

All state parks, MN

Entrance to all 75 Minnesota state parks and recreation areas is free today and also on June 12 and Nov. 26.