• HoW Chamber of Commerce Signature Events

    People, Businesses, Resources

    All Heart of Wisconsin programs have an impact on the communities we serve.

    Mardi Gras Business Expo | Nekoosa Easter | Cranberry Blossom Festival | Lunch by the River

    Gather by the Gazebo | Rendezvous in the Park | Summer Hummer Golf Outing | Downtown “Grand” Affair

    Rekindle the Spirit | Nekoosa Hometown Christmas

  • Mardi Gras Business Expo
    Promote your business with a decorative booth! Over 40 business booths are on display. You will enjoy networking with guests, friends, and Heart of Wisconsin members. Come and visit vendor booths and sampling of local food from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m!

    March 5th, 2019

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  • Nekoosa Easter
    Join the Nekoosa Easter extravaganza for Breakfast with the Bunny, Easter Craft, Arts & More Show, Bunny 5k Run and Egg Hunt. Have a lovely breakfast with the Easter Bunny from 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. at the Retirement Community of Nekoosa. Bring your camera to take photos to remember with the Easter Bunny. Get hoppin’ during the Bunny Run 5K Run/Walk. Start the journey at Goodfella’s Pizza head down the bike path towards ERCO Worldwide and back the same route. Get your Easter and spring decor at the Arts, Crafts & More Show. Can't miss the traditional Easter Egg Hunt at Alexander Middle School. Easter Egg Hunt age groups include 4 and under, 5 to 7, and 8 to 10 years old. The Retirement Community of Nekoosa residents generously fill over 3,000 eggs between each age group.

    April 6th, 2019

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  • Summer Hummer Golf Outing
    Every year the Ambassador Committee of the Heart of Wisconsin hosts the Annual Summer Hummer Golf Outing. This event provides a relaxed atmosphere for networking while giving you the opportunity to work on your golf skills.

    May 23rd, 2019

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  • Cranberry Blossom Festival
    This entertaining weekend event will be the first thing you mark on your calendar every year! Join us for a series of more than twenty events including live music, parade, arts and crafts, cranberry blossom tours, and of course, culinary treats featuring Wisconsin's tart and tangy fruit, the cranberry! Visit Cranberry Blossom Fest website for all the celebration details at www.blossomfest.com

    June 20th - 23rd, 2019


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  • Lunch by the River
    Make your way to Veterans' Memorial Park (112 2nd Street South Wisconsin Rapids, WI) to enjoy entertainment and exceptional food along the Wisconsin River. Every Thursday starting in June running until the end of August, from 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. enjoy a taste of Wisconsin Rapids. Each week is sponsored by a different business and is sure to be a favorite summertime event. Don't leave without stopping at the custard stand!

    June 2018 – August 2018

  • Gather By The Gazebo ~Music in the Park~
    Join family and friends for MUSIC, FOOD, and FUN at Alpine Village Business Park - Town of Rome!! This event takes place the second Tuesday of summer months from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Gain exposure within the business community and the public. Sponsor this summertime event and get the opportunity to make new connections and promote your business.

    June 11th, 2019
    July 9th, 2019
    August 13th, 2019

  • Rendezvous in the Park ~Dinner by the River~

    Rendezvous with us at the Riverside Park in Nekoosa! Make it your causal business meeting spot, family summer get together, or a dinner date next to the beautiful Wisconsin River.  This event takes place the third Wednesday of June, July, and August from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

    June 19th, 2019
    July 17th, 2019
    August 21st, 2019

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  • Downtown "Grand" Affair
    Wisconsin Rapids celebrates the gorgeous autumn season with music, food, children’s activities and more! All types of vendors are accepted including arts and crafts, antiques, food and farmers market produce. Promote your business during this highly attended event by being an event sponsor. 

    September 8th, 2019

  • Rekindle the Spirit
    Rekindle your holiday spirit with us the day before Thanksgiving. Be part of the buy local, holiday parade celebration. Festivities include: Parade, Cookies & Cocoa at Locals on 1st, and Lighting of the Holiday Lights in Veterans' Park in Wisconsin Rapids.

    November 27th, 2019

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  • Nekoosa Area Hometown Christmas
    A great holiday event to kick off the season! Entertainment includes breakfast with Santa, kids story time, cookie decorating, horse drawn wagon rides, holiday arts and crafts, Nekoosa Fire and Ambulance Department open house, holiday parade, and fireworks. What a great way to spend it with your family and friends!!

    December 7th, 2019

    Nekoosa Holiday Lights - Riverside Park, Nekoosa

    December 1st - 31st Dusk to Dawn 

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  • Contact: Krista Coon ~ Director of Programs & Events ~ 715-422-4860