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Plan Your Stay Around Events in Wausau, WI

You may access the full events calendar for the area on the official Wausau/Central Wisconsin Visitors Bureau website, www.VisitWausau.com/events.php.
In the meantime, here are our Top 5 picks for must-do annual events in the area.

Artrageous Weekend

Always held the weekend following Labor Day, this event is two days of art hopping and shopping at four locations around town. Artist demonstrations, musical performances, children's activities and food. Free shuttle buses. http://www.lywam.org/wausaus-artrageous-weekend/

Big Bull Falls Blue Fest Weekend

This is the Wisconsin's longest running blues fest - 25 years and counting of regional and national acts. Beer tents, food , merchandise vendors and the coveted VIP section. August 19-20, 2016 http://www.wausauevents.org/events/blues-fest/

Balloon and Rib Fest

A little bit of everything makes this event a favorite among visitors. There are hot air balloon, rib vendors, pig racing and the largest fireworks show in the region. July 7-10, 2016 http://www.wausauevents.org/events/balloon-rib-fest/

Badger State Games

This sporting event keeps the competitive spirit burning brightly for amateur athletes from around the state. The Summer Games are held in June, the Winter Games are held at the end of January/beginning of February. Be a competitor or a spectator. http://www.badgerstategames.org/

Family Fest Weekends at Granite Peak

Along with skiing and snowboarding, family packages include horse-drawn wagon rides, bonfires and fireworks, plus two nights lodging at Jefferson Street Inn. http://www.skigranitepeak.com/eventsSpecials/index.cfm?sub=familyFestivals
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