Midwest Events

Click the state name below to search for upcoming events for that state.

Illinois              Indiana                 Iowa

Kansas              Michigan             Minnesota

Missouri           Nebraska             North Dakota

Ohio                  South Dakota      Wisconsin

Event Announcements from Midwest (and neighboring states) visitor offices:

(Click on the event name to read details.)

Lisle, IL
May 24 – September 15
Morton Arboretum – Nature Connects®: Art with LEGO® Bricks

This summer, visitors to the Morton Arboretum will encounter a series of ingenious nature-themed sculptures crafted from more than half a million LEGO bricks when the award-winning exhibition. Visitors of all ages will enjoy the craftsmanship of 15 displays created entirely from LEGO bricks, found along pathways through the Arboretum’s east side. New highlights of the 2019 exhibition include a bee midflight, an oak tree sprouting from an acorn, and a pileated woodpecker with a bright crimson crest. The imaginative displays are the work of Kenney, a New York–based artist and “professional kid.” More info

Manhattan, KS
July 18, August 15, September 19
Third Thursdays

Seven more weeks of spring carry positive vibes further into 2019, and along with it, Downtown Manhattan’s Third Thursday gatherings along Poyntz Avenue. The first two events, May 16 and June 20, offer all sorts of activities and regalia from Blue Moose Bar and Grill clear to Yee Haw Country Outfitters. Just think of the possibilities, music in front of Wareham, drinks on the Tallgrass rooftop to overlook all street activities, AJ’s pizza slices and art renderings near Strecker Nelson West Gallery. An event deluxe! More info

Sioux Falls, SD
July 19
Sioux Falls Jazz and Blues Festival

The annual Sioux Falls Jazz and Blues Festival, JazzFest, has become a summer favorite for Sioux Falls and the region. JazzFest is a two-day outdoor musical event, featuring two stages of music and is FREE to the public. More info

Kenosha, WI
July 20, 27; August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; September 7, 14, 21, 28; October 5, 12
Kenosha Harbor Market

This is an open-air, European-style, mixed market. Vendors offer fresh produce, meat, fish, cheese, pastries, prepared foods, arts and crafts, and more. There are also three areas of live music. Admission is free. More info

Lafayette, Indiana
July 20-27
Tippecanoe County 4-H Fair

4-H projects, animal competitions, carnival, tractor pull and more. More info

August Events

September Events

October Events

Midwest CVBs and DMOs: Do you have an upcoming event to share? Please send press releases to events@midwestwanderer.com.