Waupaca, WI Event Calendar

Where is Elf on a Shelf?

Dec
18

Nov 25 - Dec 18

Where is Elf on a Shelf?

Where is Elf on a Shelf? Look for the Elf at participating businesses for your chance to win.

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Polar Bear Plunge

Jan
1

1:00 pm

Polar Bear Plunge

Waupaca Chain O' Lakes Polar Bear Plunge January 1st on Lime Kiln Lake

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Pond Hockey Classic

Jan
27

Sat - Sun

Pond Hockey Classic

The sixth annual Waupaca Pond Hockey Classic is Saturday, January 27th and Sunday, January 28th, 2018 in Waupaca.  Experience the game the way it was meant to be played on Mirror Lake just off the shore of South Park.

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Waupaca Fat Bike Race

Jan
27

Sat

Waupaca Fat Bike Race

Waupaca Fat Bike Race
Waupaca High School Soccer Fields
10:00 a.m. ~ January 27, 2018

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Candlelight Trail Night

Jan
27

5pm-8pm

Candlelight Trail Night

Enjoy the fun at Hartman Creek State Park’s annual hike event, January 27th, 5-8 p.m.

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Iola Winter Carnival

Feb
2

Fri - Sun

Iola Winter Carnival

The  Iola Winter Carnival will be held on the first weekend in February.

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WDUX Home Show

Mar
10

Sat-Sun

WDUX Home Show

WDUX Home Show, March 10th - 11th, 2018 at Waupaca Rec Center.

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Waupaca Community Choir and Civic Orchestra

Apr
8

Sun 2:30pm

Waupaca Community Choir and Civic Orchestra

53rd Annual Community Choir Concert

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ThedaCare – Waupaca Fun Run

May
5

Sat

ThedaCare – Waupaca Fun Run

ThedaCare Waupaca RMC Fun Run 1mile Run/Walk or 5K Run/Walk.

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King Veterans Home Open House

May
20

10:00 a.m.

King Veterans Home Open House

King Veterans' Home Open House

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Strawberry Fest

Jun
16

Saturday 2017

Strawberry Fest

Celebrate the beginning of summer with Strawberry Fest! Strawberry Fest is a family festival that features a downtown art/craft fair with more than 100 vendors from across the Midwest, strawberry shortcake, a children’s costume contest, live entertainment, great food and more.  Strawberry Fest is a great way to celebrate the beginning of summer!

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Model Railroad Show & Model Contest

Jun
16

Sat & Sun

Model Railroad Show & Model Contest

Waupaca Area Model Railroaders hosts the  Strawberry Fest Train Show & Model Contest in conjunction with the Waupaca Historical Society and Waupaca Area Chamber of Commerce Saturday, June 16, 10 AM to 5 PM; Sunday, June 17, 10 AM to 3 PM at the Waupaca Recreation Center, three blocks east of downtown at the intersection of School, State & Badger Streets.

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Strawberry Fest Model Contest

Jun
16

Sat 10a-5p

Strawberry Fest Model Contest

9th Annual Strawberry Fest Model Contest


Saturday, June 16, 2018

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Lion’s Fly-In, Drive-In Breakfast

Jun
17

7:00 AM - Noon, 2018

Lion’s Fly-In, Drive-In Breakfast

The Lion's serve a great pancake breakfast annually on Father's Day.  It is at the Waupaca Municipal Airport, so you can drive or fly-in for the event.

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Iola Historical Society Strawberry Fest & Antiques Appraisal Fair

Jun
24

Sun

Iola Historical Society Strawberry Fest & Antiques Appraisal Fair

Strawberries and local history are on the schedule for the Iola Historical Society’s 34rd Annual Strawberry Fest, to be held Sunday, June 24th, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Society’s Historical Village complex on Depot Street

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Mid-western Rodeo

Jun
28

Thur-Sat 2018

Mid-western Rodeo

It's big, it's wild, it's western! The 60th anniversary of the Mid-Western Rodeo in Manawa and promises to be one of the best yet with a few fun extras added to the show.


June 28-30, 2018

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Fourth of July Celebration

Jul
4

10am

Fourth of July Celebration

Celebrate the 4th of July in downtown Waupaca with a parade down Main Street starting at 10am with floats, bands & candy.

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Iola Old Car Show

Jul
12

Thurs-Sat

Iola Old Car Show

The 46th annual Iola Old Car Show & Swap Meet. July 12th through the 14th, 2018. One of the America's largest Collector Car Shows.

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Symco Thresheree

Jul
27

Fri - Sun 2018

Symco Thresheree

49th Annual Uniion Thresherman's Club Thresheree


July 27, 28, 29, 2018

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Waupaca Community Theater

Jul
28

July 28, 29, Aug 2, 3, 4, 5

Waupaca Community Theater

The Waupaca Community Theatre presents "Annie Warbucks".

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Scandinavia Corn Roast

Aug
3

Fri-Sun

Scandinavia Corn Roast

Scandinavia Corn Roast is held the 1st weekend in August. A great family event. All weekend entertainment. Corn served on Sunday only.

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Arts on the Square

Aug
17

Fri & Sat 2017

Arts on the Square

Waupaca Celebrates the Arts!
Friday night street dance.  Saturday includes juried art, art workshops, music, food, theater, dance and more!

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Waupaca Kids Triathlon

Aug
17

Fri

Waupaca Kids Triathlon

The Waupaca Kids Triathlon August 17, 2018, 6:00 p.m. at South Park, Waupaca WI is open to all children ages 4-10.

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Waupaca Area Triathlon

Aug
18

7:00 AM 2017

Waupaca Area Triathlon

See 1,000 athletes compete.  "One of the best run Triathlons in the State," say the participants.

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Waupaca County Fair

Aug
22

Wed - Sun

Waupaca County Fair

Traditional county fair with animals, 4-H exhibits, food, rides and games!  Held at the Waupaca County Fairgrounds in Weyauwega.

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Rod & Classic Car Show

Aug
25

8:00 AM

Rod & Classic Car Show

The 14th annual car show in South Park.  The show features 350 hot rods, food and music.

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Big Falls Corn Roast

Sep
2

Sun

Big Falls Corn Roast

Annual Big Falls Bowhunters FREE Corn Roast

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Fall-O-Rama

Sep
15

Sat

Fall-O-Rama

Fall-O-Rama
September 15, 2018
South Park, Waupaca

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