With its gently rolling hills and modern cities, Wisconsin is a diverse state with opportunities for all types of visitors. The cities of Milwaukee and Madison offer visitors a wide choice of urban attractions, including museums, festivals and abundant shopping. Visitors who favor a more rustic getaway will find plenty of destinations in Wisconsin's rivers, lakes and forests.
The World's Largest Brat Fest kicks off summer in Madison every Memorial Day weekend with dozens of live bands on four stages. Staffed by volunteers, all of the proceeds from the sale of hundreds of thousands of sizzling brats, hot dogs, and frankfurters goes to local participating charities.
The largest Gay/Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender pride festival in Wisconsin takes place in early June. It's a safe haven for people from all walks of life and everyone is welcome to stroll through PrideFest Marketplace, a community of businesses that support PrideFest. Enjoy the colorful nature of this annual event. The Pride Idol competition is worth seeing.
Held in late June, Polish Fest is one of the many reasons why Milwaukee is a 'City of Festivals'. Filled with excitement and activity, you'll find strolling minstrels, old-world crafts, historic exhibits, delicious Polish food, and music. Celebrate Polish heritage by engaging your senses in a beautiful outdoor setting. Make sure to wear your sunscreen because you won't want to miss a minute of Polish Fest.
- Cadott, Wisconsin, USA Outdoor Ampitheatre-Directions-Use 24447 Cty Hwy S, Cadott, WI 54727 to get in CADOTT, WI
Nothing goes together quite like country music and camping. Every year in late June, thousands of music fans descend on a 380-acre natural amphitheater in picturesque Cadott, WI, for 4-days of live performances by some of country music's biggest stars.
- The Henry W. Maier Festival Park 200 North Harbour Drive Milwaukee, WI 53202 Map It in MILWAUKEE, WI
The largest festival in the United States based on attendance, Summerfest is a symphony of sound. Festival stages feature well-known classic rock bands as well as contemporary, country, rock, and folk acts. Hundreds of thousands of people attend this late June, early July event.
- Capitol Concourse Madison, WI 53703-3342 in MADISON, WI
For one weekend in July and November, the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art converts Capitol Square into a festive atmosphere of music, entertainment, and art. The festivities return in mid-November when the beautiful spaces of MMoCA and the Overture Center for the Arts are filled with artists, food vendors, and holiday cheer.