20th Annual Paint Cedarburg:

Thru June 12/CEDARBURG –  Recognized as the largest gathering of artists in Wisconsin, these nationally recognized and local artists will leave the comforts of their studios and spend 5 days painting outside… rain or shine. The public is encouraged to interact with the artists as they paint or simply marvel at their creativity. This is a “Plein Air” Painting Event, a French expression meaning “in the open air.” Plein Air Art Exhibit and Sale – June 11, 2- 9 p.m. & June 12, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.: Enjoy a lovely exhibition and sale while viewing the paintings that were created during the week. Meet the artists, ask them about their creative process, and purchase a work of art to add to your collection.

4th Annual Rhubarb Fest

June 12/NEW LONDON – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the historic Thern Farm. There will be vendors, a bake sale, concessions and more! Antique machinery will be on display.  Bake sale items sell quickly. So take advantage of pre-ordering pies and crisps on the website  >HERE The history of Thern Farm goes back to 1891 when the farmhouse was built as a dining hall for the New London Fair (1891-1912). In its heyday, thousands of visitors walked, came by horse and buggy, or rode the train to come to the fair.  > MORE

Mercury Open Water Ski Show Tournament

June 26/JANESVILLE – 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Traxler Park. See the best water ski teams in the country – including past national champions – compete in the first ski show tournament of the season. Each team will present a one-hour show and be judged by a panel of experts in such areas as Doubles, Barefoot, Ballet Line, and Pyramids. Concessions, food trucks, beer tent and vendor booths throughout the day. Stick around after the competition for the Flaunt It Swivel Ski Tour followed by the Rock River Night Jump.