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The Top 5 Memorial Day Weekend Events in Wisconsin for 2014

by on May 21, 2014
Memorial Day is a US federal holiday wherein the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces are remembered.
If you are looking for something to this Memorial Day Weekend, we have compiled a great list of things to do!
  1. World’s Largest Brat Fest – Madison, WI

    May 23, 2014 – May 26, 2014 – Alliant Energy Center – 1919 Alliant Energy Center Way – Madison, WI 53713

    • Information: 608-236-2031

    Brats + Music + Charity + Wisconsin = AWESOME!

    We’re not scientists, but we’re fairly certain that the World’s Largest Brat Fest can be perfectly expressed using the equation above. Brat Fest is 4 days filled with music, food and fun in the heart of downtown Madison, Wisconsin.

    So, what is Brat Fest? Obviously, it’s about eating brats and enjoying good food at great prices while celebrating Wisconsin’s heritage and the people who make Madison a great place to live, but more importantly, it’s about giving back to the community. The World’s Largest Brat Fest is held every Memorial Day weekend – rain or shine – with proceeds benefiting the local charities that help to staff the event.
    Some of the music headliners include:

     Come CELE-“BRAT”-E the fun!

    Building 429

    Friday | 6:00 pm
    Lifest EZ Office Products Stage

    Bret Michaels

    Friday | 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm
    Ho-Chunk Grand Stage

    Friday, May 23 ~ Download Press Release

    Scott Stapp – the Voice of Creed

    Saturday | 6:00 pm
    Lifest EZ Office Products Stage

    and many, many, more! View the official website for more information!

  2. Celebrate Depere – DePere, WI (Green Bay Area)

    Saturday May 24 – Monday May 26, 2014Directions & Parking
    @ Voyageur Park-located on the Fox River, 3 blocks north of the new Claude Allouez Bridge, in DePere, WI.

    Celebrate De Pere was created in 1990 to celebrate the city of De Pere’s 100th Anniversary, Celebrate De Pere started as a one-day event, and has since evolved into one of Wisconsin’s premier outdoor festivals. Driven by an all-volunteer staff, the event’s mission is to help local non-profit groups raise money for their many different causes. The event itself supports local causes with its proceeds.
    Enjoy Food, Music, Rides, and even a Car Show & Fireworks on Sunday!
    Noteworthy Music includes: Starship, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Rooftop Jumpers, Red Light Saints, Johnny Wad, Separate Ways, and more! CLICK HERE for more information

  3. Chocolate Fest – Burlington, WI

    FRI 23rd-Mon 26th
    Chocolate Festival Grounds – State Rd 36 – Burlington, WI 53105
    Information: 414-254-4813 | 262-763-3300

    What is ChocolateFest?

    35,000+ people attend the Mid­west’s premier community festival, dedi­cated to the celebration of all things chocolate.”Memorial Day weekend in Burlington means three things, chocolate, chocolate, and you guessed it,chocolate! Every year the Burlington ChocolateFest brings a crowd of  35,000+ visitors to the area to experience a weekend of fun, games, rides, cooking demonstrations and of course chocolate.For over 25 years, this volunteer-run festival has pleased children and appetites, as it raisesmoney for over 65 local and national charities.”
    As well as Chocolate, you can enjoy a Carnival, Music & Entertainment, a Memorial Day Parade and much more!
    – Get more info: http://www.chocolatefest.com

  4. Memorial Weekend Corn & Brat Roast – East Troy, WI

    May 24, 2014 – May 26, 2014 –

    The East Troy Area Chamber of Commerce’s 38th annual Corn & Brat Roast will return on Memorial Day weekend, May 24-26.

    Roasted sweet corn, brats, hot dogs, burgers, soda and beer, as well as live entertainment will lure people to the East Troy Village Square on Saturday and Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Monday, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    The following entertainment lineup will take place rain or shine, with no cover charge:

    Saturday, May 24         Noon-1:30 p.m. Chris Boyden

    2-6 p.m. 4 Lane Hwy.

    Sunday, May 25           Noon-1:30 p.m. Paulie & The Poor Boys

    2-6 p.m. Liam Ford Band

    Monday, May 26          1-5 p.m. Smooth Blues

    The weekend events also include the Chamber’s 23rd annual Community-Wide Rummage Sale on Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    The Chamber and CSI Media have teamed up for sale registration for this popular event. A listing of all the rummage sales will be posted on the Chamber’s website on Wednesday, May 21, as well as published in the Walworth County Shopper Advertiser, Stateline News and Janesville Messenger. For details Click Here. To place a rummage sale ad, call (262) 728-3424 before noon on Monday, May 19.

    Eric Grossmeyer of AntiqueWisconsin.com will be on the village square on Saturday, May 24 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. for an “Antique Roadshow”-style antique appraisal event. Bring up to three items for appraisal.

    Goodwill will provide a truck to collect leftover rummage sale items and other contributions from the community on Sunday, May 25 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in front of Martin’s Hardware-Rental & Pet, located at 3288 Main St.

    Gently used household and clothing items, including electronics, can be donated to Goodwill. For safety reasons, weapons, hazardous materials and large household appliances cannot be accepted. A donation receipt will be provided for contributions.

    For more information, contact the East Troy Area Chamber of Commerce at (262) 642-3770.

  5. Total Off Road Rally – Dresser, WI

    May 23, 2014 – May 26, 2014 8am-5pm

    Trollhaugen Ski Area 2232 100th Ave – Dresser, WI 54009
    Information: 952-380-3435
    4×4 truck pull and monster trucks. Two spectator events. NTPA sanctioned Truck and Tractor Pull on Sat; Demolition Derby on Sun.



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