Wednesday, June 19
Wisconsin Rapids Rafters Baseball Game
7:05pm • Witter Field (521 Lincoln
St, Wis. Rapids) Join us as the Rafters play the Wisconsin Woodchucks. Look for special appearances from the Cranberry
Guy, Cranberry Princesses and Rosco.
Grand Avenue Artists at McMillian Library
• McMillan Memorial Library (490 E Grand Ave, Wis. Rapids) For the entire month of June, feast your eyes on creative
artwork in air conditioned comfort in the McMillian Memorial Library Multi Purpose Room and glass display cases. Rain
or shine, you will enjoy the colorful paintings, baskets, pottery, jewelry, photography and more!
Your Ideas Under Construction
Ongoing • Old
Daily Tribune Property (220 1st Ave. S, Wis. Rapids) Hosted by Incourage. Building tours, activities and local food.
Explore the space, experience its history and imagine what its future could bring! More details at incouragef.org or call
Lunch by the River
11:30am-1:00pm • Veterans’ Park
(E. Grand Ave. & 2nd St., Wis. Rapids) Hosted by The Heart of Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce. Join your family and
friends for lunch, fun, and more down by the beautiful Wisconsin Rapids.
Grand Avenue Art Walk
Grand Avenue Downtown Hosted by the Grand Avenue Artists. Come stroll along Grand Avenue while enjoying new and exciting artwork
from area artists including watercolors, ceramics, jewelery, oils, photography and more!Stay and relax for Cinema Under the
Classic Cinema Under the Stars
7:30pm-Movie End • (West Grand Ave., Downtown Wis. Rapids)
Funded by Community Grants through Incourage Community Foundation. Plan to join us for the 8th annual season of Downtown
Classic Cinema! Food and snacks will be available, admission is free and the movie begins at dusk.
Friday, June 21
June Dairy & Berry Breakfast
6:00am-10:30am • Lincoln High School (1801 16th St.
S., Wis. Rapids) Hosted by the Agri-Business Committee of The Heart of Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce & LHS FFA Chapter. Enjoy
all-you-can-eat pancakes served with sausage, cranberry juice, coffee, milk, ice cream sundaes and more. Adults $7.00, Kids
5-12 $5.00 and 4 and under are free. Exhibit booths along with dairy calves will be featured. Bring your camera for some great
Ongoing • Winner announced at the
Parade (Downtown Wis. Rapids) Sponsored by Wisconsin Rapids Lioness. Winner gets 50% of the cash profit. Tickets will be sold
at the June Dairy and Berry Breakfast.
Cranberry Blossom Tours
Ongoing • Glacial
Lake Cranberries (2480 County Rd. D, Wis. Rapids) After the breakfast, venture out to cranberry country to take
a guided tour of a historical cranberry marsh, led by a real owner. View the beautiful blossoms and learn how cranberries
got their name! Tours will be offered from 9:00am-noon, tickets are $10.00 and kids age 10 and under are free.
Blossom Fest Carnival
Ongoing • Opening Friday 4:00pm-9:00pm, Saturday 10:00am-9:00pm and Sunday
noon-5:00pm at Witter Field (8th St. S. & Apple St., Wis Rapids) Come one, come all down to the Blossom Fest Carnival!
Families, teens and kids of all ages will enjoy carnival rides, games and food throughout the Blossom Fest weekend. Wristband
Cranberry Chicken Dinner
4:00pm-6:00pm • Wisconsin
Rapids Lions Club (3331 10 St. S., Wis. Rapids) Hosted by the Wisconsin Rapids Firefighters Association. Join local firefighters
for cranberry-glazed chicken with wild rice and all the trimmings. Tickets are only available in advance and are
$10.00 per person at the Heart of Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce, from the Wisconsin Rapids Firefighters and Lions or
Mid-Summer Night's Dream Golf Outing and Dinner
is at 11:00am with a shotgun start at noon, cocktails at 6:00pm and dinner at 6:30pm • Bull's Eye Country Club
(2800 Ridgewood Tr., Wis. Rapids) Enjoy a day on the golf scramble with fun twists along the way. Cost is $80.00
which includes a "grab-n-go" lunch, golf cart and buffet dinner featuring there new chef Mark. Along with lively
art filled entertainment.
Golden Sands Cranberry Blossom Cup
open 4:30pm, time trials 6:30pm and racing begins at 7:45 pm • Golden Sands Speedway (109992 Hwy 54, Wis. Rapids)
Enjoy all the racing excitment at Golden Sands Speedway on Friday night with cranberry specials, cranberry games,
bounce the berry and celebrity winers!
Paint the Town Pink
Hotel Mead (451 E. Grand Ave., Wis Rapids) Eat, drink, dance and dunk "local celebrities" for a chance to
win the grand prize! There will be live music from Fat Brass Band, delicious food from the Hotel Mead and a chance to dunk
Mayor Vruwink, Heidi Slinkman (Gaynor Cranberries), Al Deberry (Owner of Hotel Mead) and many more. Admission is $4, but wear
pink and pay only $2.
Saturday, June 22
Urbans Greenhouse Garden Party
8:00am-6:00pm • Urbans Greenhouse (6293 Hwy 34, Rudolph)
Urbans Greenhouse Garden Party focuses on the creativity and the joy of gardening with hands on workshops, vendors, food
and fun. For more information and a schedule of the workshop times go to www.urbansgreenhouse.com.
Festival Eats & Treats
9:00am-3:00pm • Witter Field (8th St. S. & Apple St., Wis. Rapids) 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 & Cranberries Fair.
Crafts & Cranberries Fair
9:00am-3:00pm • Witter Field (8th St. S. & Apple St., Wis.
Rapids) Hosted by The Heart of Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce. Free outdoor craft show, rain or shine. Family friendly
(no pets) event highlighting our unique agricultural heritage. Featuring woodcrafts, framed art, jewelry, candles, pottery
and cranberry themed products.
19th Annual SWC YMCA Triathlon
9:00am race time • Red Sands Beach (Lake Wazeecha, Wis. Rapids) Hosted by South
Wood County YMCA. One of the premier tri’s in Wisconsin, this course is a scenic delight
for avid tri-athletes and those new to the sport! 1/4 mile lake swim/14.5 mile bike ride/3.7 mile run (mostly shaded trail,
some pavement). Post race food/beverage, t-shirt, raffle prizes and overall/age/group awards. Triathlon is held in the adjacent
park, campground and beach areas. Compete as an individual or as a team!
“Cruise-In” Car Show
9:00am-3:00pm • Witter Field (8th St. S. & Apple St., Wis.
Rapids) Hosted by Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 101 – Wis. Rapids Car Show. Dash Plaques to all participants.
No entry fee.
Blossom Fest Carnival
Saturday 10:00am-9:00pm and Sunday noon-5:00pm at Witter Field (8th St. S. & Apple St., Wis Rapids) Come
one, come all down to the Blossom Fest Carnival! Families, teens and kids of all ages will enjoy carnival rides, games and
food throughout the Blossom Fest weekend. Wristband specials available.
Grand Avenue Artists at McMillan
Ongoing • McMillan Memorial Library (490 E. Grand Ave., Wis. Rapids) For the entire month
of June, feast your eyes on creative artwork in air conditioned comfort in the McMillan Memorial Library Multi-purpose room
and glass display cases. Rain or shine you will enjoy colorful paintings, baskets, pottery, jewelery, photography and much
Grand Ave. Artists
9:00am-3:00pm • Witter Field (8th St. S. &
Apple St., Wis. Rapids) Hosted by The Grand Ave. Artists. Enjoy viewing local art work from the Grand Avenue Artists under
the Big Tent. Search out your favorite artist and embrace the new and exciting creations or discover a new and upcoming artist.
Cranberry Blossom Quilt Show
10:00am-3:00pm • Witter Field Warming House
(8th St. S. & Apple St., Wis. Rapids) Hosted by Material Girls Quilt Club. Viewers choice quilt show of members’
bed quilts & wall hangings. Pincushion display. Members’ block challenge, antique quilt corner. Admission $1. Proceeds
to fund palliative care quilts for Riverview Hospital.
3rd Annual Bustin' Out Against Cancer
Registration at 10:00am • The Bar (150 2nd St. N., Wis. Rapids) Proceeds
to benefit the LeRoy Butler Foundation. A 2 mile walk to benefit the LeRoy Butler Foundation, all proceeds
will stay local. $20.00 pledges or donation to participate.
Ice Cream Social & Cranberry
11:00am-3:00pm • South Wood County Historical Museum (540 3rd St. S., Wis. Rapids) Stop by
for a free scoop of ice cream while enjoying the blossoming grounds and exhibits, including the history of local cranberry
Dream Catcher Gallery Cultural Event
Begins at 11:00am, Cultural Event
at 1:00pm • Dreamcatcher Gallery(1750 West Grand Ave., Wis. Rapids) Event to include Native American dancers and
drummers, tipis, fry bread, and native vendors, a wood carver and Jam Alpaca ranch with alpacas and spinning demos. We will
also have a wood carver demo doing a Swedish Candle.
• Bull’s Eye Country Club (2800 Ridgewood Tr., Wis. Rapids) Dance the night away with music by The Downtowners
from 7:00pm-11:00pm. Cash bar and admission is $10. A limited number of tickets will be sold, first come first serve.
Call Bull’s Eye Country Club for tickets (715-423-2230).
Sunday, June 23
Grand Rapids Firefighters’ Celebration
8:00am-9:00pm • Grand Rapids Lions Club
(2411 36th St. S., Wis. Rapids) Hosted by Grand Rapids Vol. Fire Department. The day starts with a Pancake breakfast
from 8:00am-11:00am followed by lunch at noon and afternoon music by Bob Danczky & the Polish Memories from 1:00pm-4:30
pm. Then evening music by Boogie & The Yo-Yo’s from 5:00pm-9:00pm. Fun rides for the children all day. Food,
drinks, bingo and a raffle drawing - need not be present to win.
Kids’ Fishing Contest
9:00am-noon • East River Bank (2nd St. S.& Maple St., Wis. Rapids) Sponsored by Wisconsin
Rapids Professional Police Association. Fishing contest open to kids 14 and under. Prizes will be awarded in various categories
and the first 50 kids will receive a door prize.
Cranberry Blossom Fest Parade
pm • Downtown Wisconsin Rapids Hosted by The Heart of Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce. Participants and spectators
will gather downtown for a parade along East Grand Avenue from 11th St. over the Grand Avenue Bridge and continuing along
West Grand Avenue to the J.C.Penney parking lot at the Rapids Mall. We have a fun packed parade this year which includes the
Shamrock Club of Wisconsin
Immediately following with parade •
Veterans' Park (1st Ave. S., Wis. Rapids) Sponsored by Mead Witter Foundation and Eight Street Auto. Over 20 bagpipers and
drummers with color guard to perform following the parade.
the parade • Witter Field (8th St. S. & Apple St., Wis. Rapids) After the parade come on over to Witter
Field to see the UW-Marching Band play there crowd pleasing 5th quarter performance, gather at 2:30 pm.
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