What to Do This April in Wisconsin

Whether you live in Wisconsin, or just watch the news, you probably heard it was a winter for the record books. We survived and enjoyed all the skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling it brought, but 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 11 - 13)

Stop by and say ‘hay’ to the horses! This three-day equestrian fair hits the Alliant Energy Center, April 11-13th and is one of the top horse shows in the nation. Enjoy live music, hundreds of clinics and even a rodeo and blacksmith competition! You can also meet Big Jake, the World’s Tallest Living Horse, at a whopping six feet, ten and three-quarter inches tall. 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. Single-day tickets are $12; 3-day tickets are $30, special packages also available including food and drink.

The Racine Art Museum’s 5th Annual International PEEPS® Art Exhibition – Racine (April 18 – May 4)

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!) This year’s sculptures are on display from April 18 - May 4. Adult tickets are $5, seniors and kids ages 12-18 are $3, and kids under 12 are free.

“Wild” Earth Day at the Rotary Botanical Gardens – Janesville (April 26)

We’re off to see the lizards! Head to the Rotary Botanical Gardens April 26th, for the Zoozort exotic animal show, featuring cool creatures from around the world, including a 15-foot python, bearded dragons, carnivorous plant display and a Kookaburra (yes like the one from the song). Hands-on projects, games and more for the family are available. Admission is free, but donations are suggested: $1 for adults & $2 for children

Wisconsin Grilled Cheese Championships – Dodgeville (April 27)

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 $10 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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