• Heart of Wisconsin Signature Events

    All Heart of Wisconsin programs enhance


    in our local communities. 

    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

  • Nekoosa Easter
    Join the Nekoosa Easter extravaganza for Bunny 5k Run and Easter Bunny Visits.  Bring your camera to take photos 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.  Please keep an eye out for more information to be posted. 

    Saturday, March 27th 10:30 a.m. - Noon - Run Walk

    Easter Bunny Visit - Noon - 3 p.m. - Riverside Park 

    Tuesday, March 30th - Bunny Visit - 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. - Riverside Park

    Thursday, April 1st - Bunny Visit - 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. - Riverside Park 

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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 the Cranberry Blossom Fest website for all the celebration details at www.blossomfest.com

    Save the Date: June 17th - 20th, 2021

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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 3rd through August 26th, 2021

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  • 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 8th, July 13th and August 10th, 2021

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  • Rendezvous in the Park

    Rendezvous with us at 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 16th, July 21st and August 18th, 2021


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  • Summer Hummer 'Big Cup' 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

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  • 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!

    This event is on hold due to COVID-19.  We will be looking to host a Expo later this year.  Stay tuned for more information.

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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 12, 2021


    Rekindle the Spirit
    Rekindle your holiday spirit with us! Be part of the buy local, holiday celebration. Festivities include:  Parade, and Holiday Lights in Veterans' Park in Wisconsin Rapids and more TBD depending on COVID..

    November 24th, 2021


    Parade location: Downtown Wisconsin Rapids

    More information will be posted later this Summer.

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  • Nekoosa Area Hometown Christmas
    A great holiday event to kick off the season! Join us for a  Parade, holiday lighting display, fireworks and more to be determined later this Summer.  Keep an eye out for updates.

    December 4th, 2021

    Parade - Downtown Nekoosa

    Fireworks 6:30 PM - Riverside Park

    Nekoosa Holiday Lights - Riverside Park, Nekoosa December 4th - 31st - Dusk to Dawn 

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  • For more information, contact:

    Events & Marketing Coordinator - 715-423-1830


  • New Lobby Hours

    Monday - Friday | 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM