What to Do This April in Wisconsin

We enjoyed all the skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling winter brought our way, but like you we are excited for the change of the seasons and all the variety it brings! Looking for fun and unique ideas for the whole family this April? Here’s a rundown of a few events you won’t want to miss: 

Midwest Horse Fair – Madison (April 15 - 17)

Stop by and say ‘hay’ to the horses! This three-day equestrian fair hits the Alliant Energy Center, in April and is one of the top horse shows in the nation. Enjoy live music, hundreds of clinics and even a rodeo and blacksmith competition! Wander any of the 8 barns to see the horses up-close and personal. Whether you’re a horse owner, or just a horse lover, this event promises to be fun for the whole family. 

The Racine Art Museum’s 5th Annual International PEEPS® Art Exhibition – Racine (March 18 – April 3)

The pristine white walls of the museum take an untraditional turn for this crowd pleaser, featuring the medium of PEEPS® – yes we’re talkin’ the fluffy marshmallow treat. Local artists compete for amazing prizes and the PEEPles choice award by squishing and squashing the sugary candy into works of sweet 3D art. (Last year over 145 artists from all over the world entered their colorful creations!) 

Feathered Friends of the Gardens at the Rotary Botanical Gardens – Janesville (April 23)

We’re off to see the our feathered friends! Head to the Rotary Botanical Gardens in April, for the Amazing Birds of Prey Show, featuring eagles, falcons and a snowy white owl. Hands-on projects, games and garden adventures for the family are available. Admission is free, but donations are suggested: $1 for adults & $2 for children

Wisconsin Grilled Cheese Championships – Dodgeville (April 23)

Who grilled it best? Whether you’re a competitor or spectator, take in the sights, smells and tastes of glorious grilled cheese. Chefs of all aprons will be crafting cheesy confections in hopes of taking home the trophy in categories such as young chefs, classics plus one, and classic dessert. Sample and buy products from one of the many vendors. General admission is FREE - yes you read correctly - but a $25 VIP ticket gets you food and a goodie bag.

Know of any other can’t-miss Wisconsin events happening in April? Comment below and let us know!

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