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June 2014

Explore the Tribune Building – imagine its future!

June 19, 2014 - June 22, 2014
Tribune Building, 220 1st Avenue South
Wisconsin Rapids, WI United States

Hosted by the Incourage Community Foundation Building tours, activities and a quick snack. Explore the space, experience its history and learn more about how you can be involved with its future design! For available times and reservations, call 715-423-3863 or visit www.tribunebuilding.org.

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Grand Ave Artists Art Walk

June 19, 2014 @ 3:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Hosted by the Grand Ave Artists Come take a stroll along Grand Avenue while enjoying new and exciting artwork from area artists including watercolors, ceramics, jewelry, oils, photography and more!

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20th Annual South Wood County YMCA Triathlon

June 21, 2014 @ 9:00 am

Hosted by the South Wood County YMCA One of the premier tri's in Wisconsin, our course is a scenic delight.  Start with a 1/4 mile swim that takes place in Lake Wazeecha, followed by a 14.5 flat land bike ride and finish back at the lake with a beautiful  3.7 mile!

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Grand Rapids Firefighters Celebration

June 22, 2014 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Grand Rapids Lions Club, 2411 36th Street South
Wisconsin Rapids, WI United States

Hosted by the Grand Rapids Volunteer Fire Department The day starts with a pancake breakfast from 8 am to 11 pm, then other food and beverages will be available from noon to 10 pm. LIVE music by Raised Reckless from noon to 4 pm, then Boogie and the Yo-Yo’s from 5 pm to 9 pm. Don’t miss out on the Lawn Mower Races and Bingo at 2 pm. There will be fun rides for the children all day along with…

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June 2016

SWC YMCA Healthy Kids Day

June 17, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Witter Field, 521 Lincoln Street
Wisconsin Rapids, WI United States
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Healthy Kids Day is designed to encourage kids to get up, get out and grow during the summer months! This FREE family event will expose kids to activities that to keep their bodies and minds active.

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Central Wisconsin’s Got Talent!

June 19, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Witter Field (corner of 8th Street South and Chestnut Street) Wisconsin Rapids, WI United States + Google Map

Central Wisconsin's Got Talent makes a return to the area this summer! Showcase your talent or just come to enjoy the show. Open to solo or groups acts of all ages displaying any talent: dancers, singers, musicians, bands, jugglers, comedians, etc. To download a registration form go to www.centralwisconsinstatefair.com. One winner will be chose by select judges to compete in the finale competition in conjunction with the Central Wisconsin State Fair in Marshfield on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 for the…

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June 2017

Grand Ave Artists at the McMillan Memorial Library

June 1, 2017 - June 30, 2017
McMillan Library, 490 East Grand Avenue
Wisconsin Rapids, WI United States

For the entire month of June, feast your eyes on creative artwork in the air conditioned comfort of the McMillan Memorial Library All Purpose Room and glass display cases. Rain or shine, you will enjoy the colorful paintings, baskets, pottery, jewelry, photography and more!

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Kids to Park Day

June 17, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Robinson Park, 1941 Apricot Street
Wisconsin Rapids, WI United States
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Hosted by the Mayor's Youth Council Kids to Park Day is a day set aside to get kids outdoors in an area park to play! The Mayor's Youth Council will be offering a series of activities such as kick ball, disc golf, arts and crafts, and so much more! Come join us from 1-3 pm at Robinson Park for some outdoor fun and games! We will be located next to the Friends of Rapids Music, Music Fest. The Mayor's Youth…

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June 2018

Lunch by the River

June 14 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Veterans Memorial Park, 112 2nd Street
Wisconsin Rapids, WI United States

Hosted by the Heart of Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce Join your friends and family for lunch by the beautiful Wisconsin River! There will be entertainment, along with local food and beverage vendors.  

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2nd Annual Central Wisconsin Literacy Council Book and Bake Sale

June 14 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church, 320 Oak Street
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494 United States
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Adult fiction and non-fiction, children’s books, comic books, magazines, and scrumptious baked goods sold at reasonable prices. Proceeds from this event benefit the Central Wisconsin Literacy Council by helping pay for basic adult English literacy programs and workplace readiness programming.

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Local on 1st Ribbon Cutting & Open House

June 14 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Local on 1st, 160 1st Street N
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494 United States
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Local on 1st wants to celebrate our ½ year anniversary with you, join us for a ribbon cutting and open house! There will be live music, snacks and drink specials from Karen’s Wines and Steins. Enter your name for a chance at a prize basket comprised of local made goods from the store. Also, be sure to stop in during the festival for some special promotions and extended hours, 9 am-7 pm Thursday-Saturday and 9 am-4 pm Sunday.

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5th Annual Chalk it Up

June 14 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
West Grand Avenue (between 2nd and 3rd Avenue South) Wisconsin Rapids, WI United States + Google Map

Hosted by the Grand Ave Artists This year's theme is THE LION KING, based on the Disney movie that will be shown at Cinema Under the Stars. This fun and interactive event is open to artists of all ages and abilities. Participants will be assigned a space in which to create their work of art. Chalk will be provided, but we do encourage you to bring your own materials to add variety. Teams are allowed and encouraged! Registration on-site the…

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Brews, Brats & Bags

June 14 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Tribune Building, 220 1st Avenue South
Wisconsin Rapids, WI United States
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On Flag Day, attend the Wisconsin Rapids Elks’ Flag Day ceremony at the southwest corner of the Grand Avenue bridge at 5:30 pm. Then head over to the Tribune Building to enjoy some O’SO brews and brats. We’re serving from 5:30-7:30 pm. Cost is $5 for a brew & brat. Music and bags (cornhole) games for you to play for fun. We’ll have a 50/50 raffle and you can tour the Tribune Building at 7 pm. It’s a great way…

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Cinema Under the Stars

June 14 @ 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
West Grand Avenue (between 2nd and 3rd Avenue South) Wisconsin Rapids, WI United States

Sponsored by Wisconsin Rapids Sunrise Rotary Club Join us for the 13th annual Cinema Under the Stars as we enjoy Disney's THE LION KING. Admission is FREE thanks to the Wisconsin Rapids Sunrise Rotary Club. Come on down to West Grand Avenue in Wisconsin Rapids between 2nd and 3rd Avenues, and bring your lawn chairs and picnic blankets. Food and snacks will be available for purchase, and the movie will start at dusk.

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Berry Fest Raffle

June 15 - June 17

Sponsored by the Wisconsin Rapids Lioness Club Three winners! First prize: $500, Second prize: $300 and Third Prize: $200. Tickets will be sold at the June Dairy and Berry Breakfast; Arts, Crafts and Cranberries Fair; and the Cranberry Blossom Festival Parade. Winner will be drawn at the Cranberry Blossom Festival Parade on Sunday, June 17th at 12:30 pm.

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June Dairy and Berry Breakfast

June 15 @ 6:00 am - 10:00 am
East Junior High School Cafeteria, 6th Street South
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494 United States

Hosted by the Heart of Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce, Agri-Business Committee of the Heart of Wisconsin, LHS FFA Chapter, and Wood County Land and Water Conservation Department Enjoy pancakes, sausages, cranberry juice, coffee, milk, ice cream sundaes and more! Adults $7.00, kids 5-12 $5.00 and kids 4 and under are FREE. NEW LOCATION FOR 2018!

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2nd Annual Central Wisconsin Literacy Council Book and Bake Sale

June 15 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church, 320 Oak Street
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494 United States
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Adult fiction and non-fiction, children’s books, comic books, magazines, and scrumptious baked goods sold at reasonable prices. Proceeds from this event benefit the Central Wisconsin Literacy Council by helping pay for basic adult English literacy programs and workplace readiness programming.

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Stalking the Elusive Wild Cranberry

June 15 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Central Wisconsin Cultural Center, 320 West Grand Avenue, Suite 104
Wisconsin Rapids, WI United States
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Hosted by the Central Wisconsin Cultural Center and the South Wood County Historical Museum Join in a rare opportunity for an excursion in pursuit of the “elusive” wild cranberry for anyone with an interest in the aesthetic beauty of the area.  Phil Brown and Steve Kipfer will act as guides and provide background information on the native fruit’s history and contributions to local traditions.  The trip is open to all ages and will provide photographers and artists time to capture…

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Cranberry Blossom Festival Riverfront Carnival

June 15 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
1st Avenue South (between West Grand Avenue and Chase Street) Wisconsin Rapids, WI United States + Google Map

Throughout the whole weekend of the festival adults, families and kids of all ages can enjoy carnival rides, games and food at the Cranberry Blossom Festival Carnival! The carnival will be located in Downtown Wisconsin Rapids along the beautiful Wisconsin River. Wristband specials available. For updates, like the Wisconsin Rapids Area Convention & Visitors Bureau on Facebook, and join the 2018 Cranberry Blossom Festival event.

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Downtown on Tap

June 15 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
2nd Street North (between Jackson and Oak) Wisconsin Rapids, WI United States

Sponsored by Current Who doesn't love a good beer? Join us for a downtown block party featuring craft beers, live music and some great food from local vendors. Hope to see you there!  

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Urbans Greenhouse Garden Party

June 16 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Urbans Greenhouse, 6293 Highway 13/34
Rudolph, WI United States
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Urbans Greenhouse Garden Party focuses on the joy and creativity of gardening with hands on workshops, vendors, food & fun. Everyone Welcome! Go to www.urbansgreenhouse.com or call 715-435-4477 for more information and schedule of workshops.

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SWC YMCA Bridge 2 Bridge Run/Walk 5K

June 16 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Witter Field, 521 Lincoln Street
Wisconsin Rapids, WI United States
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Come join us for our third running of the Bridge 2 Bridge Run/Walk 5k which is a phenomenal celebration of the city of Wisconsin Rapids! This enthralling race starts and ends at Witter Field and will take you along the Wisconsin River through the heart and soul of Downtown Wisconsin Rapids and over two landmark bridges. It is truly one of the epic 5K courses in the state of Wisconsin. All along the course there will be over 40 diligent…

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2nd Annual Central Wisconsin Literacy Council Book and Bake Sale

June 16 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church, 320 Oak Street
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494 United States
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Adult fiction and non-fiction, children’s books, comic books, magazines, and scrumptious baked goods sold at reasonable prices. Proceeds from this event benefit the Central Wisconsin Literacy Council by helping pay for basic adult English literacy programs and workplace readiness programming.

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SWC YMCA Kids Obstacle Run

June 16 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Witter Field, 521 Lincoln Street
Wisconsin Rapids, WI United States
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This enchanting little run is for children ten years and younger. The kid will run inside Witter Field where the Rafters play and then will proceed out to the Bridge 2 Bridge post race area where they will crawl and climb over a series of daunting obstacles that will challenge their brawn and endurance. Come join us in this ravishing community event! Register at Active.com $5 through June 15 or on race day for $10.

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Festival Eats and Treats

June 16 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
West Grand Avenue (between the bridge and 3rd Avenue South) Wisconsin Rapids, WI United States

Hosted by the Heart of Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce You will find something to satisfy every appetite with the assorted food and beverage selections available. Many vendors featuring cranberry treats! Adjacent to the Arts, Crafts and Cranberries Fair.

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Arts, Crafts and Cranberries Fair

June 16 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
West Grand Avenue (between the bridge and 3rd Avenue South) Wisconsin Rapids, WI United States + Google Map

Hosted by the Heart of Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce FREE outdoor event, rain or shine. Family friendly (no pets please). Featuring woodcrafts, framed art, jewelry, candles, pottery and many cranberry themed products. There's something for all ages at the Arts, Crafts and Cranberries Fair!

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Cranberry Blossom Festival Artwork

June 16 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Central Wisconsin Cultural Center, 320 West Grand Avenue, Suite 104
Wisconsin Rapids, WI United States

Visit the Cultural Centers new location in the historic Johnson Hills building, and view the beautiful art pieces chosen as finalists for the Cranberry Blossom Festival artwork, as well as this year's official festival artwork piece by artist Fred Perryman of Wisconsin Rapids.

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8th Annual “Cruise-In” Car/Motorcycle Show

June 16 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
West Grand Avenue (between the bridge and 3rd Avenue South) Wisconsin Rapids, WI United States

Hosted by the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 101 Come on and cruise on into downtown Wisconsin Rapids for the 8th Annual "Cruise-In" Car/Motorcycle Show. There will be dash plaques awarded to the first 50 entries. Also, awards will be given to the top 3 cars and motorcycles. For more information call 715-423-8445.

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Material Girls Quilt Show

June 16 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Central Wisconsin Cultural Center, 320 West Grand Avenue, Suite 104
Wisconsin Rapids, WI United States
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Hosted by the Material Girls Quilt Club On display will be many quilted creations as well as our club members "Block of the Month" and the "2018 Block Challenge". Admission is FREE and everyone attending is asked to vote for their favorites in each category. Proceeds from Free Will Offerings will be used to support our Palliative Care and Quilts of Valor quilt projects. Palliative Care quilts are donated to Aspirus Hospital Riverview. We will have a display book showing…

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Love INC Open House/Cranberry Painting Party

June 16 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Love INC of South Wood County, 710 20th Avenue South
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54495 United States
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Join us for a Open House/Cranberry Painting Party! Love INC of South Wood County is new to our area, but it is part of a network of 140 organizations in 30 states with a proven track record of transforming lives and communities by helping churches help others. Come tour the building, talk with the Love INC Team, and enjoy free refreshments and snacks. Painting offered by Becky Winter from I Heart Canvas. Cost is $5 to paint, seating is limited.…

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Friends of Rapids Music (FRM), Music Fest

June 16 @ 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Robinson Park, 1150 17th Street North
Wisconsin Rapids , WI United States
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A celebration of community and music! The Friends of Rapids Music (FRM), Music Fest brings you a variety of Central Wisconsin bands taking the stage at the beautiful Robinson Park band shell. Admission is FREE, so come enjoy music from different genres all day long! From acoustic to country to polka to jazz, blues, rock and dance variety. There is music for everyone here! At 8:00 pm our headliner “Hip Pocket," from Wausau will take the stage with some great…

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Ice Cream Social and Cranberry Exhibit

June 16 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
South Wood County Historical Museum, 540 3rd Street South
Wisconsin Rapids, WI United States

Stop by the South Wood County Historical Museum for a free scoop of ice cream while enjoying the blossoming grounds and exhibits, including the history of cranberries in our area.

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Cranberry Blossom Festival Riverfront Carnival

June 16 @ 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
1st Avenue South (between West Grand Avenue and Chase Street) Wisconsin Rapids, WI United States + Google Map

Throughout the whole weekend of the festival adults, families and kids of all ages can enjoy carnival rides, games and food at the Cranberry Blossom Festival Carnival! The carnival will be located in Downtown Wisconsin Rapids along the beautiful Wisconsin River. Wristband specials available. For updates, like the Wisconsin Rapids Area Convention & Visitors Bureau on Facebook, and join the 2018 Cranberry Blossom Festival event.

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Wisconsin Rapids Rafters Baseball Game

June 16 @ 7:05 pm - 9:05 pm
Witter Field, 521 Lincoln Street
Wisconsin Rapids, WI United States
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Come watch the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters take on the Kenosha Kingfish at Witter Field. Plus, you don't want to miss the world famous ZOOperstars performing at the game!  

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Kids Fishing Contest

June 17 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
East River Bank (2nd Street South at Maple Street) Wisconsin Rapids, WI United States

Sponsored by the Wisconsin Rapids Professional Police Association Kids 14 and under are invited to fish with local law enforcement. Prizes will be awarded in various categories and the first 50 kids will receive a door prize.

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Cranberry Blossom Festival Parade

June 17 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Wisconsin Rapids, WI United States

Hosted by the Heart of Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce Gather downtown for a parade which will start at East Grand Avenue and 11th Street then cross over the Grand Avenue Bridge and continue along West Grand Avenue to the former JCPenney parking. This year’s parade will feature members of the University of Wisconsin Marching Band.

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Cranberry Blossom Festival Riverfront Carnival

June 17 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1st Avenue South (between West Grand Avenue and Chase Street) Wisconsin Rapids, WI United States + Google Map

Throughout the whole weekend of the festival adults, families and kids of all ages can enjoy carnival rides, games and food at the Cranberry Blossom Festival Carnival! The carnival will be located in Downtown Wisconsin Rapids along the beautiful Wisconsin River. Wristband specials available. For updates, like the Wisconsin Rapids Area Convention & Visitors Bureau on Facebook, and join the 2018 Cranberry Blossom Festival event.

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2nd Annual Central Wisconsin Literacy Council Book and Bake Sale

June 17 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church, 320 Oak Street
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494 United States
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Adult fiction and non-fiction, children’s books, comic books, magazines, and scrumptious baked goods sold at reasonable prices. Proceeds from this event benefit the Central Wisconsin Literacy Council by helping pay for basic adult English literacy programs and workplace readiness programming.

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University of Wisconsin Marching Band 5th Quarter

June 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Veterans Memorial Park, 112 2nd Street
Wisconsin Rapids, WI United States
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After the parade head on over to Veterans Memorial Park to enjoy the well-known 5th Quarter performance from members of the University of Wisconsin Marching Band.

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Wisconsin Rapids Rafters Baseball Game

June 17 @ 4:05 pm - 6:05 pm
Witter Field, 521 Lincoln Street
Wisconsin Rapids, WI United States
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Come watch the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters take on the Kenosha Kingfish at Witter Field. What better way to spend Father's Day than by treating your father to a baseball game!

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Wisconsin Rapids Aqua Skiers Show Team Performance

June 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lake Wazeecha, 6411 South Park Road
Wisconsin Rapids, WI United States
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You will be entertained and amazed on and off the water by the Wisconsin Rapids Aqua Skiers Show Team at their first ski show of the season! Concessions available starting at 5:00 pm, from Rocky Rocco's. Enjoy pizza, breadsticks, nachos, super nachos, italian beef, mac n cheese and beverages. What better way to finish out a great Cranberry Blossom Festival weekend then by coming to watch this FREE family friendly show at Lake Wazeecha (Red Sands Beach). Pre-show starts at 6:00…

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