Summer Events

  • Hutchinson House Museum, Waupaca - At South Park; Open Saturdays, Sundays & Holidays, 10-4pm, Memorial Day through Labor Day weekend. Take a step back in time with a visit to the historic Hutchinson House with its impressive collection of Victorian artifacts.  Free admission.  (715) 256-9980, www.WaupacaHistory.org
  • Chapel on the Lakes, King - 1 hour Chief Waupaca cruise with interdenominational church service every Wednesday at 6pm, Mid-June through Mid-August,  Cty Road QQ in King on the Chain O' Lakes. (715) 258-7680.
  • Band Concerts on the City Square, Waupaca - Every Friday evening at 7pm, June 17-July 29, 2016 located at the gazebo in front of City Hall, downtown Waupaca.  In existance since 1887.  Final concert is at the Wisconsin Veterans Home in King.  (715) 252-7280.
  • Webfooters Water Ski Shows, Fremont - on the Wolf River: Every Sunday and Wednesday at 6:00pm.
  • Chain Skiers Water Ski Shows, Waupaca -In front of Wisconsin Veterans Home on Rainbow Lake; Saturdays @ 6:30PM (Junior Show @ 6pm)

June

  • Free fishing weekend, Statewide, June 4-5, 2016
  • Annual Lions Fly-In/Drive-In Breakfast, Waupaca - June 21, 2016- Breakfast, bake sale, raffle, airplane viewing and rides.  Fun! (715) 258-2710
  • American Legion King Day, June 19, 2016, 10-3pm, WI Veterans Home King, Chicken BBQ, band concerts and a parage. (715) 258-4247, www.WisVets.com
  • Strawberry Fest, Waupaca - June 18, 2016 - Held annually on the third full weekend in June, Strawberry Fest  features an art/craft fair with 150 vendors, strawberry shortcake, live entertainment, great food and more, providing a great way to celebrate the beginning of summer! 715-258-7343, www.WaupacaMemories.com
  • Railroad Depot Open House, June 18, 2016, Waupaca.  Visit Waupaca's historic railroad depot and see the recently acquired caboose.  (715) 256-9980, www.WaupacaHistory.org
  • Strawberry Fest Train Show- June 18-19, 2016 - Two gyms of model railroad layout and sales tables.  Food stand and model contest.  Model railroad related demonstration tables. Held downtown at the Waupaca Recreation Center. (715) 824-2045, www.wamrltd.com
  • Waupaca Area Garden Walk & Art Stroll, Waupaca - June 25, 2016 9am-5:00pm-A rare chance to stroll some of the area's most scenic gardens while viewing work by area artists. www.WaupacaMemories.com
  • Midwest Renewable Energy Fair, Custer- June 17-19, 2016 - The Midwest Renewable Energy Association organizes this "Energy Fair", the world's largest venue for learning about renewable energy and sustainable living technologies, in Custer, WI, just 15 minutes from Waupaca. The fair features hundreds of workshops, demonstrations, and exhibits. www.the-mrea.org

July

  • Lighted Boat Parade, Waupaca, July 2, 2016, Clear Water Harbor In-water boat show and parade through Waupaca's Chain O' Lakes. (715) 258-2866, 
  • Mid-Western Rodeo, June 30-July 2, 2016 - It's big, it's wild, it's western!  Voted the Great Lakes Circuit best medium rodeo.  Bull and bronc riding, steer wrestling, team and tie down roping, women's barrel racing, pony rides, vendors, free dances after the evening rodeo performances, chicken bbq, stampede 5K/10K fun run/walk, rodeo parade and more.  (800) 74RODEO, www.ManawaRodeo.org
  • Hometown Day Celebration, Waupaca - July 4th- The annual Waupaca July 4th celebration, features a parade on downtown Main Street at 10am, food stands at South Park at 11am, a 6:00 p.m. waterski show on Rainbow Lake, and  fireworks display over Shadow Lake at dusk. www.WaupacaAreaChamber.com, (715) 258-7343
  • Iola Old Car Show & Swap Meet, Iola - July 7-9, 2016 - Midwest's largest old car show held the 2nd weekend of July. 2,500+ show cars, 4,430 swap meet spaces, old cars for sale, great food and more. (715) 445-4000, www.IolaOldCarShow.com
  • Thresheree & National Tractor Pull, Symco, July 29-31, 2016, Demonstrations and entertainment throughout the weekend.  www.symcoutc.com, (920) 757-6995
  • Annual EAA (Experimental Aircraft Association) Fly-In at Oshkosh - July 25-31, 2016 - Whether you are interested in building, buying or owning an airplane; seeing the world's greatest air show performers; meeting aviation personalities; or just enjoy being around airplanes. Less than 40 miles from Waupaca. Held annually and draws 3/4 million spectators and participants from around the world. www.airventure.org


August

  • Scandinavia Corn Roast, Scandinavia - August 5-7, 2016 - Live music and entertainment, carnival rides, tractor pull, pie social, baseball games, roasted sweet corn (Free corn on Sunday only), and much more fun. (715) 467-2366, www.CornRoast.net
  • The Shakedown, Symco- August 12-13, 2016 - 1964 & older traditional style hot rods and customs.  Vendors, party, car show and rockabilly weekend.  Free tubing on the Wolf River.  920-235-1020, www.SymcoShakedown.com
  • John Hatherly Mid-Century "Ride Waupaca", August 21, 2016--One of the most scenic Century Rides in the Midwest, 12,20,50,62,70, and 100 mile routes. Well-stocked rest stops, rolling country roads. All proceeds benefit Waupaca High School scholarships. Event details and registration at www.321goevents.com
  • Iola Vintage Military & Gun Show with Vintage Tractors & Equipment, Iola - August 13-14, 2016- This event has military vehicles & equipment, tractors, machines and a professional vehicle exhibit, re-enactor encampments, WWII and Vietnam era battle re-enactments and pyrotechnics, swap meet, speakers, entertainment and parades of vehicles. www.iolavms.com
  • Kid's Mini Triathlon, August 19, 2016 - Special event for children ages 4- 10. Distances will vary according to age groups. South Park, Waupaca www.WaupacaAreaTriathlon.com, 715-258-7343
  • Waupaca Area Triathlon, Waupaca - August 20, 2016 - Waupaca's annual triathlon, a 1/2 mile swim, 20-mile bike ride and 5K run, will start at 7 a.m. on beautiful Shadow Lake. Short course also. Registration forms available at the Chamber. Online registration available from event website. www.waupacaareatriathlon.com. Art on the Square described below takes place the same weekend.
  • Art on the Square, August 19-20, 2016 - An eclectic celebration of the arts! A full weekend of art, music, theater, dance, great food and more. This event takes place on the downtown Waupaca in the city square. www.WaupacaArts.org
  • Art on the Depot, August 20, 2016 Waupaca Railroad Depot.  Stop by this historic and newly reconstructed depot building during Waupaca's "Art on the Square" event to see more special art displays.  715-256-9980, www.WaupacaHistory.org
  • Waupaca County Fair, Fairgrounds in Weyauwega - August 24-28, 2016-Waupaca County holds its county fair at grounds in Weyauwega. This traditional rural fair offers animal exhibits, home making exhibits, races, grandstand shows, a midway, and all the other things you associate with this great slice of Americana. (920) 867-3395, www.WaupacaCountyFair.org
  • Amish Quilt, Craft & Furniture Auction, August, TBA 2016 - This popular quilt and consignment auction features traditional hand-made Amish quilts, furniture, baked goods and more. Location: Portage county Fairgrounds, Amherst, WI


*Dates subject to change please call for more information*