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From fairs, festivals, parades, concerts, tastings and more, there are plenty of things to do in Wisconsin! Get ideas for your next wild weeklong vacation or peaceful weekend away with the Discover Wisconsin Calendar of Events.

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Janesville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau

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Upcoming Events

August 2017
Free

Milton Arts & Crafts on the Lawn and Chicken BBQ

August 20 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Milton House grounds & North Goodrich Park, 18 S Janesville St
Milton, WI 53563 United States
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Milton's famous community festival, held in conjunction with the MACC Chicken BBQ and Gathering Place's Concert in the Park. The Milton House grounds will showcase over 100 authentic arts and crafts vendors at our juried craft show. After enjoying some chicken BBQ and taking in the concert at the park, guests are invited inside the Milton House for an Ice Cream Social and Craft Raffle. The Milton House will offer special reduced rate admissions, and Northleaf Winery will live music,…

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Boardtracker HD Bike Night

August 22 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Boardtracker Harley-Davidson, 3223 N Pontiac Dr
Janesville, WI 53545
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Held every Tuesday in June through August, Boardtracker Harley-Davidson's Bike Nights are one part party, one part fundraiser. Each night supports a different area non-profit organization through raffles and other fundraisers, with live music and food from area restaurants. See the Boardtracker website for a list of organizations and caterers.

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Boardtracker HD Bike Night

August 22 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Boardtracker Harley-Davidson, 3223 N Pontiac Dr
Janesville, WI 53545
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Held every Tuesday in June through August, Boardtracker Harley-Davidson's Bike Nights are one part party, one part fundraiser. Each night supports a different area non-profit organization through raffles and other fundraisers, with live music and food from area restaurants. See the Boardtracker website for a list of organizations and caterers.

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$3

Wagon Rides in the Park

August 24 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Riverside Park – South Pavilion, 2200 Parkside Dr
Janesville, WI 53548 United States
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Enjoy the wonderful outdoor sights, sounds, tastes and smells with your family and friends on a this scenic tour through the park. Enjoy scrumptious s'mores around a crackling campfire and learn about the history of the park. No reservation is necessary; payment is due when boarding the wagon. The ride and s'more cooking should take about a half hour. This event is co-sponsored by the Friends of Riverside. The wagon makes several trips throughout the event, but arrive early as…

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Boardtracker HD Bike Night

August 29 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Boardtracker Harley-Davidson, 3223 N Pontiac Dr
Janesville, WI 53545
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Held every Tuesday in June through August, Boardtracker Harley-Davidson's Bike Nights are one part party, one part fundraiser. Each night supports a different area non-profit organization through raffles and other fundraisers, with live music and food from area restaurants. See the Boardtracker website for a list of organizations and caterers.

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Boardtracker HD Bike Night

August 29 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Boardtracker Harley-Davidson, 3223 N Pontiac Dr
Janesville, WI 53545
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Held every Tuesday in June through August, Boardtracker Harley-Davidson's Bike Nights are one part party, one part fundraiser. Each night supports a different area non-profit organization through raffles and other fundraisers, with live music and food from area restaurants. See the Boardtracker website for a list of organizations and caterers.

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September 2017
Free

Labor Fest

September 2 - September 4
UAW, 1795 Lafayette St
Janesville, WI 53546 United States
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This annual Labor Festival features family activities with lots of fun things for kids to do, plus live music, mud volleyball competition on Saturday, a bags tournament on Sunday, a beer tent, and more. Also check out the parade on Monday in downtown Janesville. Check the website for sponsor opportunities.

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Free

Labor Day Parade

September 4 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Downtown Janesville, 1 N Main St
Janesville, WI 53545 United States
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This year the theme of the parade is "American Heroes." The parade will begin in the 400 block of W Milwaukee Street, proceed to Main Street, and turn right on Main Street to the Janesville Performing Arts Center.

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Art Infusion

September 9 - September 10
Firehouse Park, 100 N. Main Street
Janesville, 53545
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This event will feature a chalk art creation by professional street artist Leigh Alfredson (aka Lee Jones), plein air artists, and a competition for all ages. There is no fee to draw a chalk mural for fun. Those who wish to participate in the chalk art competition will need to register and pay a $10 fee, which includes chalk pastels, sponge and gloves. There will be a $250 cash prize for the overall winner in the chalk art competition. Area…

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$10

Parade of Homes

September 9 - September 10
Various Locations in Janesville, Janesville, WI 53546 United States + Google Map

Visit new and remodeled homes and outdoor living spaces in the Rock County area for great building and remodeling ideas. See the SCWBA website for parade home addresses and an online Parade book. Remodeled homes and outdoor living spaces are open September 17 & 18 only. All Parade tour homes will have tickets available for purchase onsite. Friday, 2 pm – 7 pm Saturday & Sunday, 11 am – 5 pm

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Free

Guided Hike: Wildflowers & Seed Collecting

September 9 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Spring Creek Reserve, 3488 W Spring Creek Rd
Beloit, WI 53511 United States
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The Green-Rock Audubon Society hosts guided hikes on their public green-spaces ; on the second Saturday of each month April - October. September's hike focuses on Wildflowers and Seed Collecting. GRAS ecologist Joni Denker and her colleagues will introduce hikers to rare flowers, bird calls, seed collection, and native species. GRAS Guides answer questions and point out the truly beautiful natural phenomenon of Southern Wisconsin throughout the seasons.

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$25 - $30

Rock River Wine Walk

September 23 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Janesville Art League, 108 S Jackson St
Janesville, WI 53548 United States
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Taste different wines at your favorite downtown businesses! Tickets are available in advance online and at The Bodacious Olive. They will also be for sale the day of the event at the starting locations (Janesville Art League, 108 S Jackson St and another location to be announced), where you can get your wristband, commemorative glass, and locations map. Held in conjunction with the Janesville Art League's Pop-Up Art Show & Sale. $25 in advance, $30 day of event.

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Southern Wisconsin Conference on Mental Health

September 28 @ 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Pontiac Convention Center, 2809 N. Pontiac Drive
Janesville, WI 53546 United States
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In response to our region's mental health crisis, Health Net of Rock County, Inc. is hosting this second annual conference that provides education and resources to health care providers, care givers, and stakeholders. The featured guest speaker is journalist and author Sam Quinones. Breakfast and lunch are included with registration.

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October 2017
Free

South Wisconsin Car Show

October 7 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Rock County Fairgrounds, 1301 Craig Avenue
Janesville, WI 53545 United States
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Wisconsin Car Enthusiast Club is proud to return to Janesville for their 2nd Annual "South Wisconsin Car Show." Showcasing a variety of vehicles from all over the Midwest, South Wisconsin Car Show is estimated to have over 400 vehicles present. The event will include a live DJ, hundreds of dollars in giveaways, trophies for participants, and plenty of food. If you would like to enter your car, please visit the website below for qualifications and cost. Spectators enjoy free admission.

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Chefs Cookin’ for a Cause

October 12 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Janesville Country Club, 2615 W Memorial Dr
Janesville, WI 53548 United States
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Work your way through chef stations featuring unique and delicious appetizers, desserts and entrees from the area's top gourmet chefs. Enjoy a fun and exciting live auction featuring unique art, travel packages, valuable services and more. Try your luck with the silent auction and raffles. Get your tickets early as this event always sells out! Proceeds benefit the YWCA.

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Free

Guided Hike: Migration & Fall Colors

October 14 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Androne Woods, 7355 Cleophas Rd
Beloit, WI 53511 United States
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The Green-Rock Audubon Society hosts guided hikes on their public green-spaces ; on the second Saturday of each month April - October. October's hike focuses on Fall Colors and Migration. GRAS ecologist Joni Denker and her colleagues will introduce hikers to rare flowers, bird calls, seed collection, and native species. GRAS Guides answer questions and point out the truly beautiful natural phenomenon of Southern Wisconsin throughout the seasons.

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November 2017
$85 - $110

Racial Justice Conference

November 2 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Holiday Inn Express and Janesville Conference Center, 3100 Wellington Pl
Janesville, WI 53546 United States
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This day-long conference focuses on racial justice and equality, featuring speakers, breakout sessions and the presentation of the Dorothy Height Racial Justice Award. Help build bridges to dismantle racism, explore elements of cultural competency and learn how to foster diversity, inclusion, creativity, and growth within your business, school or organization from experts in the field.

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$3

Edgerton Quilt Show

November 4 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Edgerton Middle School, 300 Elm High Dr
Edgerton, WI 53534 United States
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This show features quilts judged by viewers' choice. Visit the vendors, demonstrations and concession stand or make an appointment with the quilt appraiser. Proceeds benefit local Edgerton charities.

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Free

Holiday Craft & Vendor Show

November 4 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
St. Paul’s Lutheran School, 210 S Ringold St
Janesville , WI 53545 United States
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Join St. Paul's Lutheran School for this Holiday Craft and Vendor Show.

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$10 - $19

Pinkalicious the Musical

November 17 - November 19
The Armory, 10 S High St
Janesville, WI 53548 United States
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Based on the beloved children's book, Pinkalicious can't stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor's office with Pinkititis, an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe - a dream come true for this pink loving enthusiast. But when her hue goes too far, only Pinkalicious can figure out a way to get out of this predicament. In addition to a meal both your and your kids are sure…

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January 2018
$5

Mid-Winter Antique Show and Sale

January 6, 2018 - January 7, 2018
Pontiac Convention Center, 2809 N. Pontiac Drive
Janesville, WI 53546 United States
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36 experienced dealers will offer an incredible array of antiques, vintage, and décor items in all areas of collecting and in all price ranges at this 41st annual event. Items include  primitives, a wide variety of room ready furniture, Mid-Century and Retro, vintage clothing and jewelry, toys, stoneware, fine linens and quilts, pottery and glass, lamps and lighting, coins, fine art and prints, postcards and paper ephemera, sports collectables, advertising and more. Saturday, January 6: 9am - 5pm and Sunday,…

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