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The Green Lake Fine Arts Show is heralded as one of the Midwest's finest art shows. The show has received the Green Lake Magazine's Reader's Poll Award for "Favorite Attraction" for 2004 - 2012. Each year over 600 applications are requested by artists. Only artists who meet the eligibility requirements are selected for this unique and highly regarded show.
Parent Connection, a program of Family Services, will be hosting its 5th Annual Butterfly Festival on Saturday, June 15 to support child abuse prevention efforts in the Fox Cities. This family fun event will be held at City Park in downtown Appleton, opening at 9:00 am with registration and light breakfast foods. Other activities include face painting and crafts, children’s games, inflatable activities, a kid’s experience zone, and butterfly demonstrations. In the spirit of “Helping Families Fly”, the event will close with a group release of over 500 butterflies at 11:15 am.
Witness “The World’s Largest Hamburger Parade.”
Get your fill at the Hardee’s® ThickBurger® Eating Contest.
Watch local contestants go head-to-head in the “Hamburger Meat” weightlifting competition.
Take the plunge on the ketchup slide.
Plus, don’t miss the car show, motorcycle charity ride, bun run, kid’s activities, live music and much more.
Food and burgers aplenty will be available all day.
We believe our annual art fair to be the oldest in the state. From our beginning in 1957, we have grown to be one of the best shows in Wisconsin. Our show is judged by an outside art professional on the day of the Fair.
This is an event for the whole family with entertainment and a variety of food concessions. A Silent Auction for our student scholarship fund offers artwork donated by our exhibitors for bid by the public.
Award-winning printmaker David L. Simmons conducts a free demonstration of his silk screen and digital print technique. Simmons has been a practicing artist for more than 40 years in a variety of media, including cast-paper reliefs, a technique developed by Simmons himself. He has been recognized with more than 250 awards during his career. The public is invited to witness the printmaking process in action.
At 12 years old Ethan Bortnick has moved audiences nationally and internationally as a pianist, composer, singer, entertainer, and a driven humanitarian, dedicated to combining his musical pursuits with his charity work. Ethan has toured the world, connecting with diverse audiences in countries such as South Africa, Brazil, and Australia. In 2011, he made history as the youngest entertainer to headline a show in Las Vegas and recently, Ethan was certified a Guinness World Records title-holder as The World’s Youngest Solo Musician to Headline his own Tour.
Ethan Bortnick Live will be filmed for a PBS television special and worldwide television release. The concert is presented by the Kress/Mattson Parkinson's Fundraiser supporting the Waisman Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Jim Gaffigan has proven himself a major talent beloved to a wide range of audiences, achieving accolades and awards for his stand-up comedy, acting, and writing. His clever, quiet style has made him one of the top five most successful touring comedians in the country today and his CDs and DVDs have reached platinum sales. Gaffigan has had an unprecedented number of appearances on late night's "Letterman” and "Conan.”
Join us for fine art and craft, family-friendly entertainment, local food, music and more.
Fine arts festival to support programming at Bergstrom-Mahler Museum. Browse and buy art work from more than 60 high-quality artists or just come to enjoy the food and music at Riverside Park in Neenah.
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