Wisconsin weekend: Strawberries, Lake Shaking, Ribs & more
We’re into the first official weekend of summer! This is prime time across Wisconsin… explore the state highways and byways and enjoy some great sights, roadside attractions, events, vistas, and more. Along with great golf at University Ridge in Madison for the 2017 PGA American Family Insurance Championships and the approach of our favorite, Summerfest, here are some State Trunk Tour recommended Wisconsin Weekend highlights:
This free, family-oriented festival is a favorite of so many. Delicious, homegrown strawberries are a prime draw of course, but all kinds of food, wine, and a bevy of fantastic arts abound through Cedarburg’s incredibly charming downtown. It runs Saturday and Sunday, along Historic Highway 57. Highways 60, 167, and 181 bring you close.
What’s better than fireworks? A massive fireworks show with Lake Monona and the State Capitol framing the action! Shake The Lake is back Saturday from 4-11pm with great live music, a kids’ zone, even a human cannonball show! Plus the iHeart Radio Rooftop Party will be a blast atop Monona Terrace. You can see State Trunk Tour’s Head Tourer Eric Paulsen (who also DJs the morning show on Rewind 92.1 in Madison) show off his dance moves after taking lessons with Fred Astaire Dance Studio. No word on how that’s going to go. Either way, the fireworks will look great from there!
The Oktoberfest grounds in La Crosse will have heavenly smells and tastes at Rotary Rack ‘N Ribs, where you can sample the best grilled and smoked meats, plenty of live music, BBQ competitions, and plenty more. In fact, here are 5 reasons you should check it out. I-90, U.S. 14, 53 & 61, and Highways 16, 33, and 35 all bring you to Wisconsin’s largest city on the Mississippi!
Happening Saturday, Door County Wine Fest celebrates Door County-produced wines encompassing all kinds of fruit. Learn more about viticulture and enjoy unlimited sampling with a choice of over 80 wines. Demonstrations, live music, and even a trolley service are available for you to enjoy. Highway 42 brings you there!
Our favorite event of the year is Summerfest, happening on the festival grounds right along the lakefront in Milwaukee! It starts Wednesday the 28th and runs through Sunday, July 9th (closed Monday the 3rd.) Over 800 artists on 11 stages, plenty of great food, beverages, and fun. It’s the “World’s Largest Music Festival” and we’ll have a pair of tickets you can WIN from the State Trunk Tour – watch here or one our Facebook and Twitter for details!
Other Wisconsin Weekend Events
You can also check out Country Fest in Cadott (Highways 27, 29), the 9th Annual Dan Jam in Racine (Highways 11, 20, 31, 32, 38), or just run around and have FUN! In true State Trunk Tour fashion, Pick Some Roads and GO!!!