Greek Fest (Wisconsin State Fair Park, north lot), free admission
Say “Opa!” to Greek Fest! Celebrate Greek culture with traditional dancing, Greek music and especially delicious Greek cuisine. Enjoy a Friday night fish fry, gyros, chicken, pastiche, baklava and sweet pastries like the addicting loukoumathes (fried dough balls drizzled with honey). The festival runs all weekend from 11am to 11pm daily. Click here to learn more.
The Cedarburg Strawberry Festival (Downtown Cedarburg), free admission
Arguably summer’s favorite fruit is placed on a pedestal at the 25th annual Cedarburg Strawberry Festival. You can find the guest of honor chocolate-dipped, frozen into ice cream, sweetened up as candy and liquefied as wine. Or, you can just purchase strawberries just as they are by the quart. As you revel in their juicy goodness, take a stroll through charming Downtown Cedarburg as you take in art exhibitions, live music all weekend (including a battle of the bands, the “Strawberry Jam,” on Saturday), strawberry cooking demonstrations and even strawberry-treat eating contests! (more…)