How to Celebrate Father’s Day in Wisconsin

Wisconsin is officially reopened, and that means a plethora of fun summer events are back and in full swing. With Father’s Day just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to organize your plans and prepare to shower your dad with love in the best way possible. Here’s how to best celebrate Father’s Day in Wisconsin this year.

The 40th Annual Father’s Day Car Show has returned for another year of showcasing classical hot rods, vintage vehicles and good old-fashioned fun. The event will be hosted at Borchardt Speed Shop and will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Father’s Day—so visitors can be sure to enjoy an entire day of quality time with their fathers or father-figures. Plus, beyond an impressive collection of vintage models, the showcase will also feature live DJ music, delicious local fare, and even raffle prizes.

The Milwaukee Makers Market is the one-stop shop for an immersive local shopping experience. The event, which is set to take place on Father’s Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., will feature over 30 local small businesses in what is now known as Milwaukee’s longest-running Makers Market at Discovery World. The market will celebrate the work of local artisans and makers as they showcase their unique creations. The Milwaukee Makers Market will also feature free parking vouchers and flavorful food truck offerings.

The Lions Summerfest will take place all of Father’s Day weekend, and is arguably the perfect introduction into the vibrant summer season! Starting Thursday, June 17, and continuing on through Father’s Day, the Mukwonago Lions Club summer festival will include carnival rides, softball tournaments, an expansive car show, plus live band performances, classic festival food, and a parade beginning at noon on Sunday.

The Umos FunFest is another special family-friendly event that promises a day filled with carnival games, fair rides and an all around unforgettable experience. With live entertainment, local food and drink offerings, and free admission, this is definitely a one-of-a-kind event, and the perfect way to spend time with your dad.

If your dad has a greenthumb, then he might enjoy a trip to the Riverwest Gardeners Market is slated to happen on Father’s Day beginning at 10 a.m., and will feature a plethora of Father’s Day gifts from local artisans, along with fresh summer produce to incorporate into any handmade Father’s Day treats or dinners.

And while Wisconsin might be bustling with a number of unique, Father’s Day centric-events, perhaps the best gift of all could just be a well-cooked meal. Fortunately, Brookfield’s own Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant will be serving up an incredible grill kit that can be enjoyed by fathers and families alike. The grill kit—curated especially by Chef Matt McMillin—serves four and includes pretzel bread and butter, classic tomato bruschetta, four 8-oz. filets, four baked potatoes with toppings, and a rich lemon pound cake. The kit must be ordered by Wednesday, June 16, and can be picked up on June 19 or June 20.

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