FDL Guide 2020
MARCH 7 Agriculture Showcase FOND DU LAC
JANUARY 4 Foot of the Lake Synchronized Skating Classic FOND DU LAC Come and watch nationally competing synchronized skating teams perform in this daylong event.
Find out how we are all connected to agriculture at this showcase featuring a huge tasting area with local cheese and sausage, as well as some of Wisconsin’s finest wine and beer! 7 Irish Fling WAUPUN Dancers, music, and fun. Located at the Waupun City Hall Auditorium. 14 St. Patrick’s Day Parade FOND DU LAC Come see Fond du Lac’s Downtown wrapped up in the spirit of the Irish. 21 Maple Syrup Camp BRILLION Come to the Brillion Nature Center sugarbush to observe hourly maple tree tapping demonstrations, participate in collecting sap, learn some of the old and modern methods of boiling sap to make maple syrup, and sample the finished product over ice cream. APRIL 13 Marsh Haven Nature Center Opens WAUPUN Our beautiful center is located on 46 acres and provides information about the ecology, history, and wildlife of Horicon Marsh, as well as offering nature hikes, educational, and outdoor programs. 17 WineWalk DOWNTOWN RIPON Businesses will become tasting rooms where attendees may sample different wines throughout the evening. 27 Gallery Night DOWNTOWN FOND DU LAC A fun and free way to explore the arts in Fond du Lac.
25 Wine Around the World FOND DU LAC
Annual signature wine tasting event offers over 100 different wines and 30+ carefully selected beers from around the world with unlimited tastings!
26 Chocolate Fantasy FOND DU LAC
Running of the Sturgeon Parade. Photo courtesy of Joellyn Dahlin.
A whirlwind of chocolate tasting featuring dozens of samples of chocolate confections, themed gift- basket silent auction, and raffles.
SAVE THE DATE
25 Meet Your Local Farmer–A Farm to Table Tour LAKE WINNEBAGO REGION Area farms and agricultural operations open their doors to consumers to visit their operations. Families are encouraged to take advantage of this 4th-year annual event. 25 Springtime Splendor Art & Craft Expo FOND DU LAC This craft fair has a tradition of providing quality shows for both vendors and customers, featuring unique handmade gifts and home- decorating ideas. MAY 1 Wine Walk DOWNTOWN WAUPUN Join businesses as they open their space for you to stop by, sample wine, and enjoy snacks. 2 South Shore Chorale Spring Concert FOND DU LAC South Shore Chorale presents Brahms’ Requiem ! 6-7 WI Fishing Opening Weekend STATEWIDE Hook-and-line fishing for many fish species on many Wisconsin waters begins this weekend.
Brewfest FOND DU LAC
This event is for the beer enthusiast and the person who doesn’t quite know what they like so they can sample a few of our state’s finest.
With So Much To Enjoy, Mark Your Calendar Now
7-9 Sturgeon Spectacular FOND DU LAC
February in Fond du Lac can only mean one thing: Sturgeon Spectacular—A Celebration of Winter and Really Big Fish. Check out our quirky and fun take on a winter festival featuring events on the ice, off the ice, indoors, outdoors, and throughout the community. 8-9 Opening Weekend of Sturgeon Spearing FOND DU LAC & THE LAKE WINNEBAGO REGION Each winter, a monstrous beast lures men and women to the ice of Lake Winnebago, the only place on the planet where this occurs and where you wait for a chance to propel a spear into this prehistoric fish.
15 Celebrate CommUNITY FOND DU LAC
18-19 All Breed Dog Show FOND DU LAC
The community’s largest multicultural event featuring family fun, entertainment, ethnic food, authentic food sampling, and information booths from over 50 countries.
The Fond du Lac County Kennel Club will host this dog show with conformation, obedience, and a rally trial competition.
Photos courtesy of Casey French, Patrick Flood, John Sibilski, John Niehnuis, and Antonia Sirna.
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