Lots to do this weekend in central Wisconsin

This weekend in central Wisconsin
This weekend in central Wisconsin(WSAW)
Published: Jun. 22, 2022 at 7:59 AM CDT
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WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW) - If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, you won’t have to look far. Numerous events will be held this weekend.


The Harleigh Games will be held Saturday at the Amherst Fairgrounds from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Harleigh Ann Firkus, passed away unexpectedly of an extremely rare genetic disorder called vascular Elhers-Danlos Syndrome (vEDS). She was diagnosed in 2015 after an ACL tear and had undergone numerous lung surgeries, chest tube placements, and knee surgeries. She lost her battle to vEDS at school when she had an aortic aneurysm. In memory of Harleigh, the Amherst community is putting on the Harleigh Games. These are fitness games that will be held at the Amherst fairgrounds. In addition to the games, there will be a catered meal, basket raffles, and other family-friendly events. All proceeds will go to her Harleigh A. Firkus Scholarship Memorial.


The event in Bevent will be held Saturday from 4 p.m. to midnight at St. Ladislaus Parish. There will be a hamburger stand, snack shack, Country Café, polka masses, bingo, Cherry Tree, Kids’ Games, bounce house, train rides, mini raffle and super mini-raffle, beer bar, pull-Tabs, cash and ATV Raffles, Polka and Country Bands, etc.


Birnamwood Area Emergency Services will host a pancake breakfast on Sunday from 8 a.m. to noon. It will be held at the station in Birnamwood, located at 365 Birch St. The menu features pancakes, potato pancakes, sausages, and cinnamon rolls. Cost is $10 for adults 13 and up. $5 for kids 5 - 12. And kids 4 and under eat free.


Gumz Farm will host a dairy breakfast on Sunday, June 26 from 7 a.m. to noon. It’s the 41st Colby Dairy Breakfast. Julia Nunes the 73rd Alice in Dairyland will be on hand. There will be Polka Band Petting Zoo, Bouncy House and Face painting. The farm is located at 227715 County Road F in Colby.


The Energy Fair will be held June 24-26 at the MREA - Renew the Earth Institute. It’s located at 7558 Deer Road in Custer. Each year, The Fair brings over 11,500 attendees together to learn about clean energy and sustainability, connect with others, and take action towards a just energy transition. Click here for more information.


The Edgar Chalkfest and Classic Car Show is Saturday, June 25. Artists can register Friday from noon-5 p.m. and start their square or just pick up their chalk. Artist registration will also be Saturday 8 a.m.-noon, artists must finish their square by 3:30 p.m. Saturday. The registration booth will be outside the entrance of the Village Hall Friday and Saturday.


Northern Roundup Vintage Weekend will be held at the MC Festival Grounds located at N5890 Cty Rd H in Gleason. The event is a one-of-a-kind hotrod event with something for every type of car enthusiast. Qualifying show vehicles will include Pre-1975 cars & motorcycles, Pre-1979 Trucks. Northern Round-Up vintage weekend includes not only classic cars and trucks but vintage camping, amazing music minibike races, flame throwers, 1950′s style pinup contest, vendors, a car cruise and so much more.


The 49th annual Slow-Pitch Softball Tournament will be held at Norwood Memorial Park on June 24-25. If you aren’t interested in playing come down for some family fun, 50/50 raffle, live music, and fireworks at dusk! No carry-ins. The park is located at 506 Graham Avenue.


Chalkfest returns to downtown Wausau on June 25-26. Artists transform The 400 Block with be decorated with chalk drawings.

The Marathon County June Dairy Breakfast is Sunday, June 26 at the Philip Walters Farms (location address) beginning at 8 a.m. This event gives members of the community a taste of agriculture throughout Wisconsin and the experience of seeing how a fully functioning farm works. The cost for the breakfast is $9 for adults and $5 for children and can be purchased the day of at the farm. Breakfast will include: scrambled eggs, pancakes, maple syrup, cheese curds and ice cream. There will be many activities throughout the morning for people of all ages, with the annual kid’s pedal tractor pull beginning at 10 a.m. NewsChannel 7 is a sponsor of this year’s event.

A Princess Party will be held Saturday at 5 p.m. at Athletic Park. Join our special guests for an exclusive pre-game tea party in our first base dugout seats. Plenty of photo and meet and greet opportunities will be available. Tickets can be purchased by clicking the ticket link in the event, using the code ‘Princess22′ online at, or by calling 715-845-5055. Tickets to the pre-game princess tea party are $25 and include reserved seat game ticket in the first base dugout seats, access to the exclusive pre-game princess tea party and more! There are a limited number of spots available for the tea party.

Willow Spring Garden will host Concerts on the Rooftop on Thursday, June 23 from 6-9. People can enjoy music while sampling a flight of local whiskey, beer, or wine. Or order a Charcuterie board or Picnic Basket dinner. Pre-order your board or basket and it will be ready when you arrive. Click here for cost details.

The Wings Over Wausau Airshow will be held June 24-25 at the Wausau Downtown Airport. Admission is $5 per family or free admission with a non-perishable food donation for the Neighbor’s Place. There will be kid’s games and activities, food vendors, live entertainment, a full car show, local “Parade of Flight” airshow, drone demonstrations and many more daily activities.The event will feature a professional airshow both days, with the area’s largest fireworks show at dusk both nights. Click here to view the schedule of events.


My Uncle’s Fireworks will celebrate its opening with food, fun, and drinks on Saturday starting at 6 p.m. The event will be held in the field at the end of Messer Road. At dark, a spectacular fireworks display will be held. There is no fee to enter, donations will be accepted to fund next year’s show.


A pancake breakfast will be held Saturday at Alexander Field. EAA Chapter 706 will welcome the public to see the airport, new facilities and enjoy pancakes, sausage, coffee, milk and juice. The event is from 8-11 a.m. Cost is $8 per person, $5 for kids under 7.

Looking ahead? Visit our Community Calendar to view upcoming events.

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