Wisconsin Dells Area Events | July 2013

wisconsin-dells-events-julyJuly 1,8,15,22,29, 2013 – Downtown Dells Free Entertainment – Swing Crew 7:00 – 9:00 PM. The show features a wide variety of music, audience participation, jokes, stunts and cornball humor.  You can expect to hear a variety of country, swing, island beat, rockabilly and rock-n-roll, plus a humorous collection of novelty tunes. Free. Corner of Eddy Street and Broadway, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965. (800) 223-3557
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July 1, 2013 – Monday Strolls, Animal Evidence- 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. On this walk, we’ll look for animal tracks, nests and holes, browsed plants and other animal evidence. Meet at the Nature Center. Meet at the Nature Center, Devil’s Lake State Park, S5975 Park Road, Baraboo. Sue Johansen at 608-356-8301 Ext 141
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July 2,9,16,23,30, 2013 – Gymkhana Horse Series 6:00 PM. Come see a fun family oriented speed horse show. Classes include time speed events such as barrel racing, flag race & pole bending & plug race. Concession stand available. Free for spectators/ Competitors fee per class entry. Woodside Ranch, W4015 State Road 82, Mauston, WI 53948. (608) 847-4275
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July 2 ,3,7,9,16,21,25,28, 2013 – Downtown Dells Free Entertainment – TJ Howell 7:00 – 9:00 PM.  This high-energy performance is packed with plenty of crazy juggling, extreme unicycle riding and even some amazing magic. Free. Corner of Eddy Street and Broadway, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965. (800) 223-3557
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July 2, 2013 -Wild Lunch, Animal Feeding- Devil’s Lake State Park 12:30 pm. Watch the animals in the Nature Center have lunch! Meet at the Nature Center. S5975 Park Road, Baraboo.

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July 2, 2013 – Meet an Animal – Wolf 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Is that a wolf or a coyote howling in your backyard? Check out what makes wolves different than the coyotes living in the park. Meet at the Nature Center. Devils Lake State Park, S5975 Park Road, Baraboo.
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July 3, 2013 – Nature Tales – Butterflies, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Join us for an hour of stories – naturally! Fun awaits your 3 to 8 year old as we go from egg to caterpillar to chrysalis to butterfly! Meet at the Nature Center, Devil’s Lake State Park, S5975 Park Road, Baraboo.
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July 3, 2013 – Exploration Station – Paper Making 1:00 – 3:00 PM. Drop by the Exploration Station to make some paper! We’ll use a variety of materials to make beautiful pieces of homemade paper. These activities will happen under the big blue tent in front of the nature center. Devils Lake State Park, S5975 Park Road, Baraboo.
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July 4, 2013 – 4th of July Fireworks. Wisconsin Dells Municipal Pool, Superior St, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965. 800-223-3557
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July 4, 2013 – Freedom Fest, 3 – 8 PM  Food vendors, kid’s games, fun for all at Nishan Park in Reedsburg, 8 PM:  Veteran’s Service of Remembrance, Dusk:  Fireworks Celebration.
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July 4, 2013 – Red, White and Blue Golf Scramble 4:00 PM. 9 hole Golf Scramble. Registration deadline by Noon 7/4/2013. Admission Fee: $30.00 includes cart and prizes. Spring Brook Golf Course, 242 Lake Shore Dr, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965. (608) 254-1490  www.spring-brook.com
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July 4,11,18,25, 2013 – Speed Horse Show (Gymkhana) 7:00 PM. Come watch as some of the area’s best cowboys and cowgirls compete for over $10,000 in year end awards. Events include Barrel Racing, Pole Bending, Plug Race, Flag Race and the ever exciting Ribbon Race. Food & Beer Stand Available. Spectators Free, Competitors – $4-$6 per class. Red Ridge Ranch Riding Stable, W4881 State Rd 82, Mauston, WI 53948. (608) 847-2273
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July 4,6,18,27, 2013 – Downtown Dells Free Entertainment – Grupo Xpress 7:00 – 9:00 PM. Formed in 2006, Grupo Xpress has quickly become a standard in the Latin music scene with its strong salsa. Merengue, bachata and cumbia are also featured in the salseros’ repertoire. Free. Corner of Eddy Street and Broadway, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965. (800) 223-3557
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July 4, 2013 – 4th of July at Mt. Olympus Water & Theme Parks 8:00 PM. Free gate admission starting at 8pm. 1701 Wisconsin Dells Parkway, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965. 800-800-4997
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July 4,5, 2013 – Historic Walking Tour of Downtown Baraboo 10:00 – 11:00 AM. One hour walking tour. Come and follow in the footsteps of the Ringling Brothers. Start at the Coffee Bean – 701 Oak Street , Baraboo, WI.  608-963-2821 Fees/Admission: $7 Adults, $5 Children
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July 4, 2013 – Baraboo Fireworks Celebration 9:30 – 10:30 PM. Come and bring your chairs and blankets and enjoy the fireworks! Brat and Hot Dogs will be available thru the Thunderbird Girls Basketball Team along with Ice Cream and Treats from Edwards’ Ice Cream. Sponsored by the Baraboo Area Chamber of Commerce, The Village of West Baraboo, The City of Baraboo and Ho Chunk Gaming. Baraboo High School Athletic Field at Dusk. 608-356-8333
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July 4, 2013 – Exploration Station – Skulls, Scat and Tracks 1:00 – 3:00 PM. Drop by the Exploration Station to check out some mammal skulls, scat, and tracks! Come and try our identification game and see how well you know your animal signs. These activities will happen under the big blue tent in front of the nature center. Meet at the Nature Center, Devils Lake State Park, S5975 Park Rd, Baraboo.
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July 4, 2013 – Learn to Fish 6:00 – 8:00 PM. We’ll have fun games and activities that will teach you the basics of fishing.  The last hour or so, we’ll have time to practice our new skills and catch some fish.  If you are 16 and older, you will need a fishing license. We’ll supply all of the equipment needed to catch some fish.  Meet at north shore boat launch. North Shore Boat Launch, Devil’s Lake State Park, S5975 Park Rd, Baraboo.
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July 4, 2013 -The Rusty Wright Band at U.W. Baraboo Campus 7:30 – 9:30 PM. The Rusty Wright Band are a Southern Rock/Blues Band. The Fireworks can be viewed from the University of Baraboo/Sauk County Lawn. 1006 Connie Road, Baraboo, Wi 53913.
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July 5,20, 2013 – Downtown Dells Free Entertainment – Madpolecats 7:00 – 9:00 PM. MadPolecats sound was born with a pawn shop banjo and a couple of hand-me-down-instruments.  Their unique form of entertainment was developed by fusing together traditional bluegrass instruments with reggae/ska/punk influences, making rastabilly music or, skunkgrass. Free. Corner of Eddy Street and Broadway, Wisconsin Dells. (800) 223-3557
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July 5, 2013 – Devil’s Lake Fish Fry 5:30 – 7:30 PM. Every Fri Summer Fish Fry at Devil’s Lake. 2 pc. Fish & 1 pc. Chicken Dinner with 3 sides. Only $10/person. Devil’s Lake North Shore by the Chateau. 608-355-2456
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July 5, 2013 – Lawn Chair Bat Watch – 8:45pm. We’ll park our chairs outside the Chateau (North Shore) and watch the bats emerge from the houses. We’ll have fun bat information and a bat scavenger hunt for the kids to do while the wait to the bats to emerge. Meet at the Chateau. North Shore Chateau, Devils Lake State Park, S5975 Park Rd, Baraboo.
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July 5, 2013 – Nature Spies 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Armed with magnifiers we’ll head out to spy on the animals that live here. Meet at the Nature Center, Devils Lake State Park, S5975 Park Rd, Baraboo.
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July 6, 2013 – Wild Lunch – Animal Feeding / Devils Lake State Park 11:00 am. Watch the animals in the Nature Center have lunch! The Nature Center, S5975 Park Road, Baraboo.
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July 6, 2013 – Exploration Station – Thumbprint Animals / Devils Lake State Park 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Drop by the Exploration Station to make some animals using your thumbprint! These activities will happen under the big blue tent in front of the nature center. S5975 Park Rd, Baraboo.
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July 6, 2013 – Drop in on Wild Canines – Devils Lake State Park 1:00 – 3:00 PM. Drop in to discover what makes wild canines different than the dogs in our homes, find out which ones live in the park, and more!  Activities will happen at the North Shore Beach by the Chateau. S5975 Park Rd, Baraboo, Wi 53913.
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July 6, 2013 -Hal Edwards Orchestra- Devils Lake State Park – North Shore Chateau, 7:30- 10:30 PM. For your dancing and listening pleasure Big Band Music. S5975 Park Road, Baraboo. 608-464-5596. $10 Per person
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July 6, 2013 – Become a Junior Ranger – Devils Lake State Park 8:30 – 9:30 PM. Visit with a ranger to see what their job is like. Check out the equipment they use and the squad and see what you can do to become a Jr. Ranger. Meet at the Northern Lights Amphitheater. S5975 Park Rd, Baraboo, Wi 53913.
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July 7, 2013 – Downtown Baraboo Sunday Market 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Market includes Antique Dealers, Collectors, Artisans and Crafters selling their work on the streets. Around the Courthouse Square. Memorial Weekend thru October 20th.
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July 7, 2013 – Go Back in Time / West Bluff – Devils Lake State Park 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Travel back in time as we visit the site of what was to be Palisades Park, “the Catskills of the Midwest”. Meet at the Nature Center. Devils Lake State Park, S5975 Park Rd, Baraboo.
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July 10,31, 2013 – Downtown Dells Free Entertainment – Bahama Bob 7:00 – 9:00 PM. Warmth and good vibrations of an island paradise will greet you with songs performed with energy, chops and humor. Corner of Eddy Street and Broadway, Wisconsin Dells (800) 223 -3557
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July 11,26, 2013 – Downtown Dells Free Entertainment – Black Star Drum Line 7:00- 9:00 PM. The Black Star Drum Line is a combination of the top drummers from the D.R.U.M (Diversity, Respect, Unity, Music) Program. Drum line members range in ages from 8-16 years old and are directed by two time Grammy nominated drummer, Joey B. Banks, who also performs with the group. Corner of Eddy Street and Broadway, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965. (800) 223-3557
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July 11, 2013 – Concerts on the Square – The Madison Brass Band 7:00- 9:00 PM. Downtown Baraboo on the Courthouse Square. Donations Welcome
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July 12,19, 2013 – Downtown Dells Free Entertainment – Prairie Thunder Cloggers 7:00 – 9:00 PM. Prairie Thunder Cloggers bring 18th century Appalachian precision clogging into the 21st century, blending it with Irish jigs, Scottish Highland dances and a bit of modern tap. Corner of Eddy Street and Broadway, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965. (800) 223-3557
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July 13, 2013 – Downtown Dells Free Entertainment – West African Dance of Madison 7:00- 9:00 PM. Through work and play, trial and celebration, rhythm is the language of life, and movement is the most basic form of human expression. Corner of Eddy Street and Broadway, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965. (800) 223-3557
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July 13,20, 2013 – Dance to the Big Bands, 7:30 – 10:30 PM. Dance to the Big Band sounds of the Jerry Stitch Band in Wisconsin’s celebrated “most romantic dance pavilion” – the Chateau.  Devils lake State Park, Baraboo. $8 per person
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July 14, 2013 – Downtown Dells Free Entertainment – The Pints 7:00- 9:00 PM. The Pints combine a mix of Celtic traditional, rebel tunes, and of course, good old Irish drinkin’ songs that will be sure to get your feet stomping! Corner of Eddy Street and Broadway, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965. (800) 223-3557
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July 17,30, 2013 – Downtown Dells Free Entertainment – Southbound 7:00 – 9:00 PM. Southbound was established in 1988 by Brian and Chelle Baumann. Playing primarily top 40 country, along with some originals and classic rock, they appeal to a wide range of audiences.  Corner of Eddy Street and Broadway, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965. (800) 223-3557
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July 18, 2013 -Monday Morning Dixeland Band, Concerts on the Square 7:00 – 9:00 PM. Downtown Baraboo Courthouse Square, Baraboo. Donations Welcome.
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July 23,24, 2013 – Downtown Dells Free Entertainment – Steve Meisner 7:00 – 9:00 PM. His 38 years of performing has brought his brand of traditional American polka into the 21st century with a fresh spark and swing, while retaining the roots of this great national music. Corner of Eddy Street and Broadway, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965. (800) 223-3557
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July 25 – 28, 2013 – Circus Model Train Show. Witness an exhibition of G scale or garden scale model circus railroads, combining the outdoors with the colorful world of the circus. The Glacier Garden Train Club will be on hand to operate and demonstrate their colorful circus trains; handcrafted by members of the club. Circus World Museum, 550 Water Street, Baraboo, WI 53913. (608) 356-8341
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July 25, 2013 – Official 75th Anniversary Celebration for Camp Wawbeek. Come and see camp, visit with the adult campers and join us for a community dance featuring the Hal Edwards Band. 2:00–5:00 p.m. Alumni Reunion & Open House. 5:00–6:00 p.m. Dinner. 7:00–8:30 p.m. Dance. 1-800-422-2324  There is no fee to attend these events; however we ask that you let us know if you will joining us by registering at www.EasterSealsWisconsin.com and clicking on the “Camp 75th” button.
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July 25, 2013 – Professor Stich’s Original Baraboo Circus Band - Concerts on the Square 7:00- 9:00 PM. Circus Marches/Rag Music. Courthouse Square, Baraboo, WI.
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July 27,28, 2013 – Buffalo Bill’s West Show at Circus World. The wild, wild west brought to life featuring cowboys and cowgirls, trick riding, roping and shooting. Circus World Museum, 550 Water Street, Baraboo, WI 53913.  (608) 356-8341 www.circusworld.wisconsinhistory.org/
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July 27, 2013 – Classic Cars & Tractors Show 8:30 AM – 8:00 PM. Bar will be open for food & drinks. 8:30-11:00am – Registrations. 12:30- Cookout Lunch. 3:00- Trophies. 7:00 Car Cruise. 8:00 50′s Dance. Door prizes, games, music, trail rides & hay rides, pony rides available. Spectators are Free, Car Show Participants – $5. Activities are extra. Woodside Ranch, W4015 State Road 82, Mauston, WI 53948. (608) 847-4275  www.woodsideranch.com
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July 27, 2013 – Baraboo Circus Celebration Day. This event will fill the historic downtown square with circus-themed performances, historic circus wagons,  activities for children of all ages, music, circus displays, walking tours, tasty summer foods, classic sidewalk sales, Farmers’ Market, huge Antiques & Collectibles Sale.  Also you will not want to miss the first time “The Big Top Parade” at 2:00 pm . Also, Baraboo’s Greatest Car Show!  There will be Antique, Classics, Hot Rods, Muscle Cars and Trucks.  There will be No Judging – Just for fun!  Dash Plaques for the first 100 Cars!  Show participant Door Prize Drawings at 1:00pm.  Show Cars can participate in Circus Parade.  Show Car access at the intersection of Broadway & 3rd Avenue Downtown starting at 8:00am. Car Show is co-sponsored by Baraboo Downtown Inc. and the Baraboo Classic Cruisers Car Group. Historic Downtown Baraboo Square. Classic Car Show from 8:30-1:30pm. Antiques and Artisans Show from 9 – 4pm. Big Top Parade at 2:00pm. Contact Info for Car Show: Doug Hill 963-2679 or Dennis Kluge 393-0643  http://www.bigtopparade.com
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July 27,28, 2013 – Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show, 5:00 – 6:30 PM. This wild-and-wooly re-enactment features cowboys and cowgirls, Texas Longhorns, Civil War cannon, and honest-to-goodness Gatlin Gun demonstration, plus trick riding, roping and shooting. Buffalo Bill, Annie Oakley and a host of other Western characters will be on hand, bringing the Old West to life. Circus World, 550 Water Street, Baraboo, WI 53913. 5 PM (Show runs approximately 90 minutes). Park Admission—Adults $14.95, Children 5 – 11 yrs $7.95, Seniors 65+ $12.95.
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July 27, 2013 – Big Top Parade, 2:00 – 3:00 PM. 1st annual community parade in conjunction with the Downtown Baraboo Circus Celebration Day. This hometown parade will utilize the same route as the Holiday Light Parade and will feature: Floats, Marching Bands, Animals, Area Businesses and Organizations, Downtown Baraboo.
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July 27, 2013 – Hal Edwards Orchestra - Devils Lake State Park – North Shore Chateau 7:30 – 10:30 PM. North Shore Chateau, S5975 Park Road, Baraboo. 608-464-5596. $10 per person

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