Wisconsin Weekend: Films, Lights, Leaves, Art, Spells, and more!
We’ve had a beautiful stretch of weather which we HOPE will stretch at least into Saturday, and another great Wisconsin Weekend awaits. Fall colors continue to peak in a southward direction in the state (see the “live feed” Fall Colors Report from Travel Wisconsin to the right for details) and plenty of fun events and beautiful drives are there for you to enjoy, plus Badgers, Packers, and Bucks games. And check out these State Trunk Tour-recommended Wisconsin Weekend highlights!
The Fall Art Tour is perfect for State Trunk Tourers with a love of the Driftless Area and art. It’s a self-guided driving tour where you can meet up to 45 area artists and watch them at work as you make your way through Baraboo, Spring Green, Dodgeville and Mineral Point! Potters, weavers, glassblowers, woodworkers, painters, jewelers, quilters, photographers & sculptors are all part of it. Meet the artists, experience their work spaces, and witness as they create unique works of art. A wide variety of high-quality artwork is available for purchase in every price range. This is their 21st Anniversary Tour and it’s become one of the most popular art events in the Midwest. Highway 2323 figures prominently in this!
Harry Potter fans: ready your wands, cloaks, and brooms and enjoy a magical weekend! The third annual Harry Potter Festival brings the magic to Jefferson for 2017 to allow an even bigger and better event with all of your favorite activities and vendors– plus a whole range of new experiences for Potter fans of all ages!
Wristbands (available in various locations, get details here) allow access to specialty events and venues such as live Wizards Chess, Dragon’s Alley, Serpent’s Alley, Festival Village, Quidditch Matches, the Greenhouse, and more! You’ll also be granted access to free shuttles from parking to the events. U.S. 18 and Highways 26 and 89 bring you to Jefferson; it’s just six miles south of I-94!
The beautiful Boerner Botanical Gardens , part of Milwaukee County’s award-winning Park System, hosts China Lights and the Chinese Lantern Festival this weekend and through October 29. China Lights brings stunning illuminated sculptures to select venues around the world, including right in Hales Corners to celebrate Asian life and culture. The 9-acre Gardens transform into a magical paradise of enchanting illuminated displays. Dragons, glowing pagodas and iridescent pinwheels add color, vibrancy, and excitement. Check out a backstage tour of the lanterns and participate in the nightly parade. Or simply enjoy wandering through the thrilling spectacle, which includes live performances of music, juggling and other arts. Enjoy a variety of Asian and Western cuisine from numerous local vendors, celebrate Asian culture with entertainment and live performances and a bustling marketplace. It’s just off Highways 24 and 100/U.S. 45, two miles south of I-41/43/894.
More for your Wisconsin Weekend
There are MANY more events to check out, including the NEW Zoo Boo in Green Bay, haunted houses, and much, much more. Run around during your Wisconsin weekend. Enjoy the fall weather, check out the changing leaves, explore history, enjoy parks, experience shops, trails, bars, and restaurants, and have FUN! In true State Trunk Tour fashion, Pick Some Roads and GO!!!