Wisconsin Weekend: Waukesha Art Crawl

Your Wisconsin Weekend

Ushering in May with spring festivals, outdoor fun with fishing and trails, beer gardens, and more!

It’s finally the month of May, and especially in southern Wisconsin, trees are popping out leaves, plants are blossoming, and everything is greening up – especially after the rain we’ve had! Parts of the North Woods are still shaking off some late snowfall, but regardless it’s time to get out and hit the trails, sights, fishing, cities and towns, and more across the state. Here are some Wisconsin Weekend ideas as we get ready to “Pick Some Roads and GO!!”

First of all, Wisconsin Fishing Season starts Saturday, and the weather should be nice for getting up and out on the water.  Bay Beach Amusement Park opens in Green Bay this weekend,

Prescott to Fountain City: 100 Mile Garage Sale

Wisconsin Weekend: 100 Mile Garage Sale

It’s shopping and a road trip combined! Along the Great River Road on both sides – Wisconsin and Minnesota, residents and businesses offer up all kinds of items for sale. Tour Highway 35 from Fountain City to Prescott (or U.S. 61 from Hastings to Winona if you want to be on that side of the Mississippi River) and browse all kinds of great things you can buy while you enjoy beautiful views, charming towns, breweries, unique sights and museums, locks and dams, and everything else you can find there! More…

Racine: First Fridays, Lakefront Artists Fair

Racine is ramping up for outdoor fun in May with First Fridays Friday evening, May 3rd. Enjoy a ton of fun downtown and around Monument Square with everything from food and music to horse-drawn carriage rides, shopping, and late museum hours! Then on Saturday, enjoy the annual Lakefront Artists Fair. Highways 11, 20, 32, and 38 bring you to Racine! More…

Waukesha: Art Crawl & Red Hot Art Spot

Waukesha Art Crawl

Waukesha Art Crawl happens several times per year. featuring over 175 artist across over 20 venues and galleries throughout downtown Waukesha. It takes place Saturday from 4-10pm this weekend. Of course, there’s plenty else to check out as you navigate the (often complicated) streets of Waukesha, a musical city home to Les Paul, the BoDeans, and more! U.S. 18 goes into the heart of Waukesha; you can also take offshoots from I-94, Highway 59, and Highway 164. More…



Madison: Madison Craft Beer Week

Madison has SO many craft breweries, and many have opened just in the past 2-3 years. Other longer staples such as Capital Brewery, the Great Dane Brewing Company, and Ale Asylum have been around for a while. Regardless, Madison Craft Beer Week continues through this weekend and it’s filled with a ton of activities and places to check out and sample. Get more details here!

Hudson: ArtOPENer Weekend

With over 22 artists across 10 locations on the western edge of Wisconsin, the annual ArtOPENer Studio Tour provides an outstanding opportunity to visit an eclectic mix of artists’ studios nestled in the scenic St. Croix Valley. Featuring fine art and contemporary craft, this unique tour includes studios extending from the Minnesota side of the St. Croix River around Stillwater to artists in Hudson. Visitors of all ages are invited to meet and share conversations with artists working in a variety of mediums including wood, painting, fibre, glass, pottery and sculpture. The tour features artwork for sale as well as fibre and clay demonstrations throughout the weekend. I-94, U.S. 12, and Highways 35 and 64 all bring you there! More…

Check out the latest State Trunk Tour interview on Wisconsin Public Radio!
After a fun discussion in January, State Trunk Tour founder Eric Paulsen got to talk road trips once again with Wisconsin Public Radio on their “Central Time” show. They discussed what the State Trunk Tour is all about and took live calls – a lot of people definitely like and appreciate good Wisconsin road trips and exploring this fascinating state of ours! Hear the interview in our latest State Trunk Tour Podcast or on your iHeartRadio Podcast or here:

More for your Wisconsin Weekend

There are MANY more events to check out on this Wisconsin Weekend. Explore history, enjoy parks, experience shops, bars, and restaurants, and have FUN! In true State Trunk Tour fashion, Pick Some Roads and GO!!!