Ozaukee County Fair in Cedarburg, WI
Dates: August 1-5
Highlights: It's one of the last free to attend fairs in the Midwest which makes it budget-friendly for walking around. Fireworks on August 1st! While there you will find carnival games, food, various merchants selling items, petting zoo, live music, diesel truck and tractor pulls, and my favorite – the Demo Durby* featuring school buses! There is paid parking available on the fair grounds but it is limited. Free parking is available on nearby streets and at the Cedarburg High School (which offers a free shuttle).
*Demo Derby does require an admission ticket. Demos are on August 3rd & 4th. Adults: $11; Ages 6-11: $5; Ages 5 and under: FREE
For more information please visit www.ozaukeecountyfair.com.
Wisconsin State Fair in Milwaukee, WI
Dates: August 2-12
Admission: Adults $9; Youth $5 (unless you were able to purchase discounted tickets prior to June 30th!)
Highlights: Lots of animals to see, food, carnival games, lots vendors, deep fried everything (practically!), live music and people watching.
*Main stage concerts are not included in fair admission. Purchasing concert tickets will include admission though.
For more information please visit www.wistatefair.com.
Ronald McDonald Show at the McDonald's in Grafton, WI
Date: August 6 at 3:30pm
I saw the sign on the door, but am not familiar with this event.
Grillin' In Grafton – Barbecue & Music Festival in Grafton, WI
Dates: August 17 Noon-11:30pm and August 18 Noon-9pm
Highlights: Barbeques, music, and beer. (I realize beer may not always be considered family friendly, but this is really about the food!) There will also be family friendly activities, eating contests and grilling demonstrations.
For more information please visit www.grilliningrafton.com.
CCP Movie Night at the Cedarburg Community Pool
Date: August 18 9pm-11pm
Movie: The Lorax
Admission: Season or daily pass – prices vary based on age and residency
For more information please visit the CCP website.
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