Annual Events & Festivals

Don't miss  the exciting annual events and festivals that take place throughout the year. 

  • Concerts on the Square, free live music and street dining every Wednesday evening downtown Wausau.
  • Wings Over Wausau in June features professional day airshows, the largest fireworks display, demos, music and food!
  • Chalkfest in June is a fun event for the whole family. Talented artists create stunning chalk art on the streets of downtown Wausau.
  • Taste N Glow Balloon Festival in July. Hot air balloons fly in the mornings, and Glow at night.  Food, music, and more!
  • Wausau Hmong Festival is a celebration of culture. Traditional dance performances, food, games and cultural exhibits in July.
  • Central Wisconsin Military Show in August. Displays of military vehicles, and artifacts from all eras of U.S. military history.
  • Big Bull Falls Blues Fest in August, where top local and national blues musicians perform over two days on Fern Island.
  • Wausau's ARTageous Weekend in September. This celebration of the city's vibrant arts scene features art shows, live music, and performances by local artists and musicians at various locations throughout the city.
  • Beer & Bacon Fest in September features samples, music, and fun on Fern Island.
  • Monk Botanical Gardens Blossom of Lights is a magical experience, where the gardens come alive in the crisp fall evenings.
  • Harvest Fest in October. All things Pumpkin!  Great Family Fun for all featuring food, fun, animals, costumes and pumpkins!
  • Downtown Holiday Parade in December. Lights, Floats, Music and Santa.  The community comes out and reps the holiday spirit!

Check out the full events calendar below.