Lots to do this weekend in central Wisconsin

WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW) – If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, you won’t have to look far. Many activities will take place this weekend.


The Greg Swan Memorial Car Show is Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Almond Lion’s Club Tater Toot. Registration is from 9 a.m. to noon and judging is at 2 p.m. Grab a charcoal chicken or pork chop dinner, enjoy the parade at 1 p.m., and stay that night for music in the tent. All profits are donated to the Almond Lion’s Club. Click here to view the event on Facebook.


The Langlade County Fair runs July 28-31 at the Langlade County Fairgrounds in Antigo. The exhibition center is located at 1633 Neva Road. Click here for directions and cost information.


The annual Edgar FFA Alumni Tractor and Truck Draw is Saturday, July 30 at 11 a.m. at ELM Repair & Refrigeration Inc. It is located at 127441 Opportunity Lane in Edgar. Click here for a calendar of events.


Hub City Days take place Friday and Saturday in downtown Marshfield. This is the 19th year of the event. There are dozens of events throughout the two-day celebration. Click here for a calendar of events.


Rumblefest and Medford Motors will team up for Grease Drive-In at Medford City Park on Friday July 29. Movie previews are scheduled to start at 8:45 a.m. and feature film will start at 9 p.m. or after dark. Free entry. Guests are encouraged to learn how to turn off their vehicle’s automatic headlights before the film begins.

The Taylor County Fair is July 28-July 31. The Taylor County Fairgrounds are located on Highways 13 and 64. Click here for more information.


The Lobster Party takes place on Saturdays from 4-7pm at Ballyhoos in Merrill. The festivities begin at noon with inflatable games, cotton candy, drinks and music. Tickets may still be available on line or by calling the Big Brothers Big Sisters office at 715-848-7207. NewsChannel 7 is a proud sponsor.


Celebrate Plover 2022 on July 30 and 31 at Lac Pacawa. Guests are invited to view the newly remodeled park which features a new bandshell, splash+play, all-inclusive ADA playground and more. Organizers will have children’s inflatables, market vendors, outdoor trade show, firefighter water fights, food/drink, entertainment and don’t forget and fireworks at dusk. Click here for more information.


The Oneida County Fair runs July 28-31 at Pioneer Park. It is located at 705 Martin Lynch Dr. Click here for a complete entertainment program.


The Central Wisconsin Promise Walk for Preeclampsia event will take place Sunday at 11 a.m. at Pfiffner Pioneer Park. Click here to view the event on Facebook.


The annual paddle pub crawl takes place on Saturdays from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Kayakers will depart from Eagles Club/Everest Park to Trails End Bar. Click here to view the event on Facebook.

The Hmong Wausau Festival takes place July 30-31 at the People’s State Bank Sports Complex, located at 602 E Kent St., Wausau. Marathon County is home to the largest Hmong population in the Stateit is therefore an opportunity for non-Hmong people to discover and appreciate Hmong-American culture through food, shopping, entertainment or sports.

The Wausau 24 is from July 29 at noon until July 31 at 4 p.m. at Nine Mile County Forest. The Wausau 24 weekend begins with the Wausau Trail Run for running enthusiasts and music for all. Saturday morning is the start of all riding events, including the 6, 12 and 24 hour mountain bike races. Races and events for children will take place on Saturday. Over the weekend, Dirt Town will have plenty of food trucks providing food and drink to riders and visitors. For Spectators: Dirt Town, Red Bud Road Crossing and Checkpoint Charlie are great places to cheer on runners. Saturday night, listen to music while drinking drinks from local micro-brewery, Red Eye Brewing Company.

The Wausau Woodchucks will host Faith & Family Day Sunday at noon. The event includes fun, camaraderie, faith, friends, and of course, Woodchucks baseball! The first pitch is at 1:05 p.m.

A blood drive will be held on Saturday, July 30 from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Fleet Farm in Wausau. All donors present will receive a $10 coupon applicable immediately. Please call the Community Blood Center at 800-280-4102 to schedule your vital donation. You can also visit www.communityblood.org/donor. Log in, click on “donate now” and enter the sponsor code OT115.


Color Me for a Cure is Saturday at 3 p.m. at Dale’s Weston Lanes. The event is an afternoon to raise funds for adrenocortical cancer research. Click here for more information.

Looking forward? Visit our Community calendar to see upcoming events.

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