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2014 Festivals

Almost every weekend in Sheboygan there is a different festival or event. What would you expect from the land of the brat? Celebrations of food, heritage, seasons and music create a patchwork of fun for everyone! You’re always on vacation in Sheboygan! And if these aren’t enough for you, check out the 2014 events calendar.


June 28

Plymouth Festival of Fine Arts

WelcomePlymouthSign-PannierA juried outdoor arts fair presented on the grounds of the Plymouth Arts Center. More than 30 Artists’ booths, artists’ demonstrations, a silent auction, a variety of music, food and drinks available throughout the day. This exciting community event is a great way to kick off summer in downtown Plymouth and promises something for all ages!


July 19-20

JMKAC Midsummer Festival of the Arts


Two days of wonderful art, music, sunshine, and fun at the Midsummer Festival of the Arts, set amidst the gardens of this major innovative grassroots arts center, the largest multi-arts event in East-Central Wisconsin. This exciting festival attracts tens of thousands of visitors who shop the 135 artists’ booths and enjoy live music, creative activities for families, free admission to the John Michael Kohler Arts Center, delicious local cuisine, and much more. Saturday hours are 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.; Sunday hours are 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

July 25-27

Miesfeld’s Lakeshore Weekend

DSC_0029_4214An event benefiting the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Miesfeld’s Lakeshore weekend is not just your average festival. It has food, drinks, games, rides, live music… and dragon boat races! Head on down to Sheboygan’s South Pier for a day of fun with the family.


July 31-August 2

Johnsonville Brat Days

JVLBratDaysLogoFINALHorBrat Days has something fun for people of all ages! Pumping tunes, entertainers, wild rides, contests, and so much more. Come down to Brat Days this year to see what it’s all about!



August 30-September 1

Labor Day Surf Weekend

P1130155Come help Sheboygan in welcoming the 2014-15 surf season! Bring your surfboards and paddle boards, and enjoy the last days of summer on Lake Michigan!





September 27-28

Civil War Weekend

CivilWar-PhotoGallery-Cannon-thmb[1]This annual special event brings the history of the American Civil War to life. Held the last weekend in September, Civil War Weekend is two action-filled days of battle re-enactments, military drills, medical care situations, period music and food, demonstrations, and more. The weekend spectacle involves more than 500 re-enactors. And each year features a different historic scenario crucial to the outcome of the war.


October 3-4

Al & Al’s Octoberfest

oktoberfest_logo3-e1375903847483Get your lederhosen out of the closet! 15 Hours of Free Entertainment! German food, beir and wine! Gemutlichkeit!





October 10-12

Sheboygan Children’s Book Festival

SheboyganBookFest_out_fnlWisconsin’s only children’s book festival is a free, fun celebration of books and reading for kids, teens, families, and book lovers of all ages. This year’s Sheboygan Children’s Book Festival will highlight imagination and inspiration in books for children and teens.


October 23-26

Kohler Food & Wine Weekend

food&wineJoin us in the Village of Kohler for a weekend of exciting wine seminars, educational demonstrations and delicious tastings.




November 28 – December 27

Making Spirits Bright Drive-through Lights Show

making spirits brightCelebrate the holidays with family and friends in the warmth of your vehicle when you drive the 1.1 mile route through the forested part and experience a festive lights show choreographed to holiday music. Visit once or as many times as you want! Admission is free; however food pantry donations are taken to help local pantries and cash donations support future growth of the event. Also stop at Quarryview Center to enjoy entertainment, concessions and a visit with Santa.