Annual Events & Festivals


If you're planning a summer trip to the area, you won't want to miss out on the exciting annual events and festivals that take place throughout the year. These events offer a great way to experience the city's vibrant culture, history, and community spirit.

For a magical evening, be sure to attend the Taste N Glow Balloon Festival in July. Watch in awe as hot air balloons fly over the area and at dusk, illuminate the skies with a big glow. Enjoy delicious food and live entertainment. If you're a music lover, check out Concerts on the Square, where you can enjoy live music and dancing every Wednesday evening for free in downtown Wausau.

Chalkfest in June is a fun event for the whole family. Watch talented artists create stunning chalk art on the streets of downtown Wausau.

The Wausau Hmong Festival is not to be missed for a taste of Hmong culture and heritage. Enjoy traditional dance performances, food, and cultural exhibits.

The Central Wisconsin Military Show in August is a must-see for history buffs. Explore displays of military vehicles, artifacts, and memorabilia from all eras of U.S. military history.

Blues music fans will love the Big Bull Falls Blues Fest in August, where top local and national blues musicians perform over two days.

If you're an art enthusiast, make sure to attend 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.

No matter what your interests, Wausau's events, and festivals offer a diverse range of experiences that will make your trip to the area unforgettable.

Check out the full events calendar below.