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Wisconsin Dells Events to Plan a Trip Around

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Planning your vacation around events is a great way to make the most out of your trip. It lets you get to know the local culture and make memories by joining in on unique, exciting activities. Wisconsin Dells has you covered from fun-filled festivals to cozy winter celebrations. Here’s a breakdown of the must-attend events in Wisconsin Dells.

Wine & Craft Beer Events

There are many wine and beer events throughout the year that showcase the region's finest beverages. These events are the perfect way to savor the flavors of Wisconsin Dells while enjoying the company of friends, family, or a loved one!

  • Dells Rare Barrel Affair: This event brings Wisconsin brewers together for a springtime celebration of the brewer's art, featuring rare and barrel aged beer alongside the classic Wisconsin beer that you know and love.
  • Spring Wine Walk & Fall Wine Walk: Sample wine while strolling through the charming downtown area. With each sip, you'll discover the flavors and aromas that make Wisconsin Dells a top destination for wine enthusiasts. Your Wine Walk ticket also gets you delicious hors d’oeuvres at the participating stops.
  • Dells On Tap Weekend: Sample some of the best seasonal microbrews the Midwest has to offer at Dells On Tap and Dells Craft Beer Walk. From hoppy IPAs to rich stouts, there's something for every beer aficionado to enjoy.


Local Gatherings and Live Entertainment

These family-friendly events present the perfect opportunity to get both kids and grandparents on board for a fun weekend in Wisconsin Dells.

Elm Street Plaza

Experience the vibrant culture of Wisconsin Dells in the heart of downtown – Elm Street Plaza. The 35,000-square-foot public plaza hosts concerts, farmers’ markets, seasonal celebrations, and other exciting events.


Holiday Festivities

Get into the holiday spirit with a variety of festive events! From dazzling holiday light displays to fireworks shows and live music, you’ll find endless fun and entertainment during those most special times of the year.

  • 4th of July in Wisconsin Dells: There are many celebrations happening throughout Wisconsin Dells this time of year. Enjoy live music from two different bands at Elm Street Plaza. Looking for family-fun? There will be kids’ activities like face painting and caricature drawings, with a fireworks display at night.
  • Tree of Light: Wisconsin Dells delivers a little extra cheer every year around holiday season with one of the biggest and brightest displays: Tree of Light. You can’t miss it. It’s a 55-foot silver maple tree with thousands of lights! Take a stroll and view over 70 decorated trees along the Scenic River Walk.

There are many more events in Wisconsin Dells that are sure to make your vacation unforgettable. You can find more information about upcoming events on the Wisconsin Dells calendar of events.

Updated: 04/09/2024

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