Photo Opps for Summer 2017

Shirley Gates has put together this list of Photo Opportunities for the summer.

Have fun.

PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES
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Please check with venues to confirm dates and times. Most have online information.

SATURDAYS, MAY 1-OCTOBER 31, 2017 - 7 a.m. - noon
Dubuque Farmers Market. Located in the Upper Main District in the area around City Hall (Iowa,12th and 13th streets), local vendors have gathered to sell homegrown or handmade items since 1845.

Dubuque Arboretum and Botanical Gardens. Check out their website photo gallery. www.dubuquearboretum.com

SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS, JULY 8 THRU SEPTEMBER 4 (LABOR DAY)
Bristol Renaissance Faire, 12420 128th Street, Antioch, IL (approximately 220 miles from La Crosse). Off I-94 at the IL/WI border. 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Travel back in time to the year 1574. The Bristol Renaissance Festival is an outdoor Renaissance and fantasy-themed theatrical experience. Check their website; renfair.com for a list of themed weekends. Admission: adults $23.95; children 5-12 $11.50.

WEDNESDAYS, AUGUST 2 & 9, 2017
River City Ski Team Shows, 7-8 p.m., Airport Beach off Fisherman's Road, French Island. Free. Bring a lawn chair or towel to sit on the beach and enjoy an hour of barefooting, pyramids, high flying jumping, and some comedy thrown in for good measure.

AUGUST 7, 14, 31, 2017
Queen of the Mississippi Shore Stops, Riverside Park, La Crosse.

FRIDAY-SATURDAY, AUGUST 10, 11 & 12, 2017
Ashley for the Arts, Memorial Park, Arcadia, WI. They have 3 hot air balloon launches, weather permitting: 6:15 p.m. Friday & Saturday; 6:15 a.m. Saturday (usually your best bet!)

FRIDAY -SUNDAY, AUGUST 18-20, 2017
Wild West Days, Wild West Days Grounds, 925 Nelson Parkway, Viroqua, WI. 1880's Boom Town with many authentic buildings. Rodeo, hog wrasslin' and many events throughout the weekend. Admission: adults $3; children $2.

SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS, AUGUST 19 THRU OCTOBER 1, 2017
Minnesota Renaissance Festival, 12364 Chestnut Boulevard, Shakopee, MN. 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. Check their website: renaissancefest.com for a list of themed weekends. Admission: Adults $23.95; senior citizens $21.95; children 5-12 $14.95. Free parking.

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, AUGUST 26-27, 2017

Chippewa River Rendezvous, Mill Yard Park, Park Street, Cornell, WI. Travel back to the 1600s and learn about the history of Wisconsin and the people who lived here. Historical demonstrations.

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, AUGUST 26-27, 2017

Battle of Morseville in Stockton, IL. This reenactment on a farm between Galena and rockford features battles both days plus a pie auction, artillery dress parade, fashioion shows and a baseball game.

FRIDAY-MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 1-4, 2017
Baraboo River Rendezvous. Spirit Point, Mill Race Drive, Baraboo, WI. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Fur trade re-enactment and rendezvous held on the site of the first settled part of Baraboo. Camps, traders, events and food vendors.


SATURDAY-MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 2-4, 2017

Ho-Chunk Nation Pow-Wow, Pow-Wow Grounds, State Hwy. 54 East, Black River Falls, WI. Twice a year the Ho-Chunk welcome all friends and neighbors to attend their pow-wow held as a celebration of thanks. It provides a time to gather and enjoy drums, dancing and a wide variety of crafts available from vendors across the country. Enjoy the vibrant colors and designs of the dancers "regalia" (outfits) and admire their fluid, beautiful dancing.

FRIDAY-SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8-10, 2017
Villa Louis Carriage Classic. Villa Louis State Historic Site, 521 Villa Louis Road, Prairie du Chien, WI. Midwest's most elegant and lavishly appointed equine sport driving event. Learn how this event descends from the Dousman era when the Villa Louis was known as the Artesian Stock Farm and American Standard-bred horses were bred, trained and raced.

SATURDAY-SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9 -10, 2017
Laura Ingalls Wilder Days in the village of her birthplace, Pepin, Wisconsin. The 25th annual Laura Contest is one of the most popular activities taking place at Laura Days. Girls, ages 8-11, compete to determine who most closely identifies with Laura. Contestants dress in "Prairie girl" attire representing the 1867-1875 period. Contestants are on the Main Stage beginning at noon Saturday.


SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2017

Great Dakota Gathering, Unity Park, 860 Parks Avenue, Winona, MN. Celebrate the growing relationship between the people of Winona and the people of the Dakota Nations. One-day traditional pow-wow.

OCTOBER 13-15, 2017
Civil War Immersion Weekend at Norskedalen near Coon Valley, WI.