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June 2014

Explore the Tribune Building – imagine its future!

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

Lunch by the River

June 15 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Veterans Memorial Park, 112 2nd Street
Wisconsin Rapids, WI United States
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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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Cranberries Revealed

June 15 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Central Wisconsin Cultural Center, 240 Johnson Street
Wisconsin Rapids, WI United States
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Enjoy a presentation and viewing of work by Photographer/Author Wayne Martin. Wayne's book "Cranberries Revealed - From the Marsh to the Table," was the winner in two categories in the Midwest Book Awards, Arts/Coffee Table Book/Photography and Cookbooks/Crafts/Hobbies. Also, he was the only finalist to win in multiple categories.In "Cranberries Revealed" Wayne draws upon a lifelong career in photography and his childhood growing up in the cranberry country of Central Wisconsin to tantalize readers with images of cranberries photographed in…

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4th Annual Chalk it Up

June 15 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 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 Lorax, based on the Dr. Seuss movie that will be shown at Cinema Under the Stars. PLEASE check the Facebook event page for updates! 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.…

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Cinema Under the Stars

June 15 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
West Grand Avenue (between 2nd and 3rd Avenue South), Wisconsin Rapids, WI United States + Google Map

Join us for the 12th Annual Cinema Under the Stars event in Downtown Wisconsin Rapids. Food and drinks will be available for purchase and of course that includes popcorn! Admission is FREE, bring your own lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy a family classic under the stars. The movie will begin at dusk.This year's movie is Dr. Seuss' The Lorax!

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Berry Fest Raffle

June 16 - June 18

Sponsored by the Wisconsin Rapids Lioness 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 18th at 1:30 pm.

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June Dairy and Berry Breakfast

June 16 @ 6:00 am - 10:30 am
Lincoln High School, 1801 16th Street South
Wisconsin Rapids, WI United States
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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.

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Cranberry Blossom Festival Carnival

June 16 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
1st Avenue South (between Johnson and Goggins Street), Wisconsin Rapids, WI United States + Google Map

Throughout the whole weekend of Cranberry Blossom Festival adults, families and kids of all ages can enjoy carnival rides, games and food at the Cranberry Blossom Festival Carnival! This year the carnival will be located in Downtown Wisconsin Rapids along the beautiful Wisconsin River. Wristband specials available.

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Beer & Cheese, “A Downtown Block Party”

June 16 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
2nd Street North (between Jackson and Oak), Wisconsin Rapids, WI United States + Google Map

Who doesn't love beer & cheese? This event is designed to feature craft beers, local cheeses, and our downtown! Food will be offered from a variety of vendors. Beer enthusiasts can purchase a cheese inspired can koozie and enjoy some yummy Dairy State Cheese cheeses, while purchasing beer from the 4 participating bars. Also, there will be live music from local musicians, The Antonettes and Goats in Trees. Bring a lawn chair and friends, hope to see you there!

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Urbans Greenhouse Garden Party

June 17 @ 8:00 am - 5:30 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 Help Ease Chronic Disease 5K Bridge 2 Bridge Run/Walk/Relay

June 17 @ 8:00 am - 10:30 am
Witter Field, 521 Lincoln Street
Wisconsin Rapids, WI United States
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This captivating 5K Walk/Run/Relay starts and ends at Witter Field and will take you along the Wisconsin River through the heart of Downtown Wisconsin Rapids and over two bridges. A kids obstacle dash will follow. Come and be part of this fantastic community event that celebrates Wisconsin Rapids! New to the event this year is an exciting two person relay. For more information, please contact zakowski@swcymca.org.

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SWC YMCA Kids Obstacle Run

June 17 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Witter Field, 521 Lincoln Street
Wisconsin Rapids, WI United States
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Our Kids Obstacle Run is designed to inspire kids to get out, be active and enjoy themselves. This 1 mile course that will encourage kids to jump, run, and have a good time while conquering obstacles. Most importantly - they will have fun! This event is part of the Bridge 2 Bridge 5K.

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Festival Eats and Treats

June 17 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 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 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 17 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 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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7th Annual “Cruise-In” Car/Motorcycle Show

June 17 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
West Grand Avenue (between the bridge and 3rd Avenue South), Wisconsin Rapids, WI United States + Google Map

Hosted by the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 101 Come on and cruise on into downtown Wisconsin Rapids for the 7th Annual "Cruise-In" Car/Motorcycle Show. There will be dash plaques awarded to the first 75 entries. Also, awards will be given to the top 3 cars and motorcycles. For more information call 715-423-8445.

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Quilt Show

June 17 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Central Wisconsin Cultural Center, 240 Johnson Street
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 club members, "Block Challenge" entries, "Mystery" and "Block of the Month" quilts. Viewers are asked to vote for their favorites. Admission is FREE. Proceeds from a free-will offering and a beautiful raffle quilt will help fund activities of the club, including the Palliative Care Quilts for Aspirus Riverview Hospital, some of which will also be on display. Come and see the beauty and…

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Friends of Rapids Music, Music Fest

June 17 @ 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) bring you seven local 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 from Madison, “ The Jimmys," take the stage with some great music for you to keep…

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Ice Cream Social and Cranberry Exhibit

June 17 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
South Wood County Historical Museum, 540 3rd Street South
Wisconsin Rapids, WI United States
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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 Carnival

June 17 @ 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
1st Avenue South (between Johnson and Goggins Street), Wisconsin Rapids, WI United States + Google Map

Throughout the whole weekend of Cranberry Blossom Festival adults, families and kids of all ages can enjoy carnival rides, games and food at the Cranberry Blossom Festival Carnival! This year the carnival will be located in downtown Wisconsin Rapids along the beautiful Wisconsin River. Wristband specials available.

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Kids to Park Day

June 17 @ 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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Wisconsin Rapids Rafters Baseball Game

June 17 @ 6:05 pm - 8:05 pm
Witter Field, 521 Lincoln Street
Wisconsin Rapids, WI United States
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Come watch the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters play the Wisconsin Woodchucks at Witter Field! Former Rapids Twins star, Moe Hill will be returning to sign autographs and meet with fans. Plus, they will be giving out a Moe Hill bobblehead to commemorate him winning the 1974 Midwest League Triple Crown.

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Kids Fishing Contest

June 18 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
East River Bank (2nd Street South at Maple Street), Wisconsin Rapids, WI United States + Google Map

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 Carnival

June 18 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1st Avenue South (between Johnson and Goggins Street), Wisconsin Rapids, WI United States + Google Map

Throughout the whole weekend of Cranberry Blossom Festival adults, families and kids of all ages can enjoy carnival rides, games and food at the Cranberry Blossom Festival Carnival! This year the carnival will be located in Downtown Wisconsin Rapids along the beautiful Wisconsin River. Wristband specials available.

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Cranberry Blossom Festival Parade

June 18 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Wisconsin Rapids, WI United States + Google Map

Hosted by the Heart of Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce Gather downtown for a parade which will travel along Oak Street then cross over on 6th Street to East Grand Avenue, over the Grand Avenue Bridge and continuing along West Grand Avenue to the Rapids Mall parking lot. This year’s parade will feature members of the University of Wisconsin Marching Band.

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University of Wisconsin Marching Band 5th Quarter

June 18 @ 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 Aqua Skiers Show Team Performance

June 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lake Wazeecha, 6411 South Park Road
Wisconsin Rapids, WI United States
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You will entertained and amazed on and off the water by the Wisconsin Rapids Aqua Skiers Show Team, as they present their summer show themed around Mardi Gras. Get ready for lots of color and fun to finish out a great Cranberry Blossom Festival weekend by coming to watch this FREE family friendly show at Lake Wazeecha (Red Sands Beach). Pre-show starts at 6:00 pm and the show starts at 6:30 pm.

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