A Fun Weekend in Menomonie, Wisconsin: July 5th-7th

Are you looking for a fun getaway to celebrate Independence Day? Spend a weekend in Menomonie-a charming town with plenty of activities! Not sure where to start? No problem! We’ve put together a guide to help you have an amazing time filled with nature, history, music, and fireworks.

Friday Evening: Dinner, Drinks, and Cheese

After you arrive and get settled in one of our several cozy hotels, make your way to the Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery for a selection of cheese, meats, drinks, and snacks to get you through the weekend. Try the award-winning curds!

A traditional Wisconsin fish fry at the Wilson Creek Inn or Jake’s Supper Club is an essential activity on Friday night. The supper club experience is more than just dinner; it’s an event. From the pre-dinner cocktails to the leisurely multi-course meal, it’s an experience that allows you to unwind, savor your food, and create lasting memories.

Saturday Morning: Enjoy Nature and Fresh Food

Start your day by visiting the Red Cedar State Trail. This trail is perfect for walking or biking and offers beautiful views of the Red Cedar River. You’ll be surrounded by lush trees and might even spot some local wildlife. It’s a peaceful way to begin your day.

After your nature walk, head to the Menomonie Farmers Market at Wilson Park. The market is open from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM and features fresh fruits, vegetables, and tasty baked goods. You can also find handmade crafts and other unique items to take home as souvenirs.

Saturday Afternoon: Discover Local History

In the afternoon, visit the Rassbach Heritage Museum. This museum offers a look into the history of Menomonie and Dunn County. You can learn about the early Native American inhabitants, the development of farming in the area, and other interesting historical facts.

For lunch, stop by downtown local favorites like Ted’s Pizza, The Log Jam, Silver Dollar or The Waterfront. There, you’ll find a diverse selection of food options catering to various tastes and preferences.

Saturday Evening: Music and Fireworks

The evening events are the highlight of the day! Start with The bEAT, a music fundraiser for Stepping Stones of Dunn County, held at Wilson Park. This event runs from 6 pm-9 pm and features a performance by Uncommon Denominator, great food, and plenty to drink. It’s a great way to enjoy live music and support a good cause!

If death metal music is more your style, check out Metal at the Mabel at the historic Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts. This concert, featuring local and regional heavy metal bands, is sure to get your blood pumping.

As the sun sets, head to Wakanda Park for the Community Fireworks display. The fireworks start around dusk and light up the night sky with brilliant colors. Bring a blanket or some lawn chairs, find a good spot, and get ready for an exciting show.

Sunday Morning: Breweries and Brunch

For a memorable brunch experience, head just a bit south to Downsville and visit Scatterbrain Café. Their farm to table menu and fresh coffee is a great start to a lazy Sunday. If a beer sounds good with your brunch, brewery nonic for their Summer Sundays, where they provide their craft beer and unique brunch options.

With so many diverse activities, there are plenty of things to do here whether traveling solo, with family, or with your favorite furry friends. Mark your calendars and join us for a fun-filled weekend in Menomonie!


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