Events

Mark Your Calendars for Menomonie’s Big Events

a year's worth of annual happenings in and around Menomonie

James Johonnott, photos by Andrea Paulseth |

HISTORIC HITS. The Menomonie Blue Caps play baseball by vintage rules.
HISTORIC HITS. The Menomonie Blue Caps play baseball by vintage rules.

Don’t take Menomonie’s small-town charm as an indication that there’s nothing to do here. In fact, the year is packed with annual events you won’t want to miss. Here’s a sampling of what the next 12 months will hold:

Summertime Live Music in Menomonie

Outdoor live music is a Chippewa Valley summer tradition.

• Ludington Guard Band • Tuesdays at 7:30pm at Wilson Park • Find them on Facebook

A community concert band dating back to 1877.

• Music Over Menomin • Thursdays at 7pm outside Menomonie Public Library • menomoniepubliclibrary.org

Live music on the shore of Lake Menomin.

• Vino Cappucino • Fridays & Saturdays, 5:30-7:30pm • vinocappuccinobistro.com

Music on the patio of this Bistro in Elk Mound. Wine, wood-fired pizzas, artisan desserts, and more.

• Jeremiah’s Fish Farm • Saturdays & Sundays, 1:30-4:30pm • eatmyfish.com

Music and fishin’ on the shore of the trout pound.

Dunn County Fair

Late July (July 27-31, 2022) • Dunn County Fairgrounds • dunncountyfair.org

Celebrating 136 years. Carnival rides, entertainment, vendors, animal exhibitions, and more.

Red Cedar Film Festival

Late July-Early August (July 28-31, 2022) • Downtown Menomonie • redcedarfilm.org

Held in the heart of Downtown Menomonie, this festival screens a variety of films outdoor in Wilson Park and in Mabel Tainter.

Menomonie Airfest

Early August (Aug 6, 2022) • Menomonie Municipal Airport • menomonieairfest.org

Watch planes taking off and landing, wander through the car show, enjoy a pancake breakfast and beer garden, food vendors, paint a real car, tethered hot air balloon rides, and kids activities.

Zymurderfest

Mid-August (Aug 13, 2022) • Zymurgy Brewing • zymurgybrew.com

Zymurgy Brewing hosts an annual death metal music festival featuring metal bands from near and far. The area’s can’t-miss death metal event.

Sadistic Century

Late August (Aug 20, 2022) • Dunn County Recreation Park • sadisticcentury.com

A truly punishing bike race with over 30 separate climbs and a total of 8,819 foot elevation gain in the full century (100 miles). After party with a free meal and beer with registration.

Twisted Tales of Horror

Haunted Trail Late October• Govins Farm • facebook.com/twistedtalesofhorror

An annual spooktacular set in scenic Govin’s Farm.

 

TIS THE SEASON. The annual Winterdaze Parade.
SANTA'S MINIONS? The annual Winterdaze Parade.

Winterdaze

Parade Early December • Downtown Menomonie • facebook.com/downtownmenomonie

Meet Santa and Mrs. Claus, ride horse-drawn wagons, hot cocoa, parade, fireworks, and more.

Stout & Porter Fest

Early April • Zymurgy Brewing • zymurgybrew.com

Enjoy dark beer offerings from regional breweries, along with a keg tapping of a Zymurgy original porter or stout.

Mabel’s Community Celebration

Late May • Mabel Tainter Center • mabeltainter.org

The historic Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts gives back to the community with a free event featuring art vendors, food trucks, music, dance performances, and cash bars.

Wine Walk

Mid-June • Downtown Menomonie • facebook.com/downtownmenomonie

An annual wine event where you can sample wine varietals and shop at 10-15 shops in historic Downtown Menomonie.

Menomonie Vintage Baseball Festival

Late June • Phelen Park • facebook.com/menomoniebluecaps

A baseball tournament played like it was in 1860. Hosted by the Menomonie Blue Caps vintage baseball team, this festival features teams from around the country.

Menomonie Pride Drag Show

Late June • Zymurgy Brewing • zymurgybrew.com

An annual drag show fundraiser for the Chippewa Valley LGBTQ+ Community Center featuring 15+ drag star performances, raffle drawings, giveaways, dance party, and more.

Best of Menomonie is brought to you by:

Westconsin Credit Union

Explore Menomonie

Best of Menomonie is brought to you by:

Westconsin Credit Union

Explore Menomonie