SUMMER IN WISCONSIN®

Maybe it’s the taste of juicy, organic fruit straight from a farmer’s stand or the live music that beats throughout parks and outdoor venues from June through August, but summer is sweeter here. Home to the world’s largest music festival, water capital of the world and many state parks, trails and recreation areas, Wisconsin is a place where summer fun is summer livin’.

Our favorite ways to enjoy Wisconsin summer include zipping around on a speedboat on one of our many freshwater lakes with friends in tow, soaking in the sun on our Great Lakes beaches with a locally brewed beer in hand and toasting marshmallows around a campfire while the stars glimmer brightly and clearly above us. Whether it’s splashing a paddle in the Wisconsin River, biking through one of our state parks or simply taking in the serenity of a Northwoods silent forest, there’s something here for everyone. Summer entertainment is so endless that you’ll find yourself wishing you had more than a few months to take in Wisconsin summer, and with any luck, you will.

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SUMMER FACTS

15,000+

FRESHWATER LAKES
This includes two Great Lakes, Lake Michigan and Lake Superior.

Wisconsin DNR, 2017

WATERPARK

CAPITAL OF THE WORLD
There's over 16 million gallons of water in vacation hotspot Wisconsin Dells spread across countless indoor and outdoor waterparks.

Official Site For Wisconsin Dells, 2017

LARGEST

MUSIC FESTIVAL IN THE WORLD
Milwaukee's Summerfest includes 11 days of fun, 800 bands and 800,000+ annual attendees.

Summerfest.com, 2017

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Summer Events

Dane County Farmers Market

May - October

Madison

Summerfest

June - July

Milwaukee

Country Jam USA

July

Eau Claire

WISCONSIN NEWS

From the latest announcements and economic developments to behind-the-scenes insight into the best state in the Midwest, find complete coverage of all things Wisconsin here.

Wisconsin entrepreneurs benefit from WEDC-UW System programs

December 22, 2020|Comments Off on Wisconsin entrepreneurs benefit from WEDC-UW System programs

Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) is investing more than $2.6 million in Wisconsin’s small businesses. The UW System’s Institute for Business & Entrepreneurship facilitates the delivery of state agency dollars and services to the entrepreneurs who access these essential resources locally through the university’s statewide network. The strategic partnership between WEDC and the UW System provides much-needed funding to startup and nascent companies as well as the technical assistance to support them. Read More

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Charming small-town living with close proximity to major metro areas

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Education, culture-rich communities and $1 billion in yearly research

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Lake Michigan, old world charm and craft beer and Wisconsin’s largest city

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Scenic landscape, high qualify of life and an abundance of recreational activities

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Extraordinary quality of life, outdoor recreation and business-friendly communities

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Impactful careers, family living and recreational opportunities galore​

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Recreational playgrounds, safe neighborhoods and a small-town feel

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One thing Wisconsin’s regions all have in common is how unique they are. Every community in Wisconsin holds its own individual charm and characteristics, making our state one of the best options for fulfilling your personal and career goals.

From the natural playground of our forests and lakes to the vibrant communities hosting world-renowned festivals and farmers markets, Wisconsin balances enriching experiences with the essentials of a superior education and high-quality healthcare. Regardless of what you’re looking for, one of our safe, diverse neighborhoods is a good place to start being more you.

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