Concerts are held 10 Wednesdays in the summer months starting mid-June. The concerts start at 6pm and run until 8pm. The concerts are located on the beautiful 400 Block and are very popular! Friends and family all come together in Wausau's premier park for a night of music, fun, laughter and memories.
The Summer Kickoff is held on Father's Day Weekend. Friday night is the kickoff party complete with music, kids games, food vendors and a movie at dusk! Sunday, Father's Day, is a Classic Car Show on the 400 Block of more than 80 cars on display!
This is everyone's favorite weekend, and it is easy to see why! Hot Air Balloons glow and launch throughout the weekend, fantastic rib vendors from around the country come to compete in the rib contest, kid's activities, bands, kites, and even a 5K Run! See why this event is so popular! It is held at the Wausau Downtown Airport in July.
Balloon Chase 5K Run/Walk July 14, 2018 Hot Air Balloons launch between 6-6:30am. This race follows the launch and "chases" them through the flat, scenic Southeast Neighborhood. All participants receive an event t-shirt, goodie bag and free pancake breakfast! It starts and ends at the Wausau Downtown Airport.
Each year The 400 Block in Downtown Wausau is transformed into a museum of creative artwork by chalk artists! More than 300 artists will display their abilities in the weekend festival. Registration is limited so be sure to sign up early! Visit the webpage for more details.
Wausau's hardworking farmers, creative jewelry makers, cooks and artists all convene on the 400 Block from 9am-2pm for the Marketplace. On select days, there is live entertainment around the noon hour! It is a great way to get out of the office for a healthy, fun lunch!
Wisconsin's LONGEST running Blues Fest once again will hit Fern Island Park this year with a line-up you do not want to miss! It is 2 days of powerful Blues music, food, fun and beverages! Hurry and get your tickets!
The inaugural year was such a success - we are doing it again! Featuring over 130 different beers and bacon samples from local restaurants and stores, this event has a little something for everyone! Tickets include unlimited samples of beer & bacon, a commemorative mug and music!
Partnering with multiple businesses and organizations, we will have an entire day of activities for you, including: Ministry Health Care Pumpkin Patch, Kid's Tractor Pedal Pull, Horse-drawn wagon rides, Animals, Free art projects, Professional pumpkin carving demos, Face Painting, and so much more!
Families have been making it an annual tradition for decades. Bundle the family up and join us for one of Wausau’s longest running traditions, the annual holiday parade. Grab your scarf; wrap your hands around a steaming cup of hot chocolate, and witness the snow-covered streets get taken over with beautiful floats. After the parade make your way to the Great Hall for free cookies, hot chocolate, music, and a visit from Santa Clause.
Located throughout downtown, Winter Fest offers a day of activities for the entire family, including: Horse-drawn wagon rides, art projects, cookie decorating, a snow sculpture slide, ice skating and more! The Friday night before, join us at the popular Winter Brew Fest takes stage for the adults to taste beer from around the region.