CMA Music Festival —NASHVILLE
Last year’s CMA Music Festival was the biggest in history, winning “Festival of the Year” by the International Entertainment Buyers Association—and this year promises to be even better. For four days, music fans can experience more than 70 hours of performances, more than 400 artists, a Fan Fair exhibit hall, a family fun zone and more. Ticket prices range from $86 to $155, and include entrance for all four days.
HAIGHT ASHBURY STREET FAIR —SAN FRANCISCO
Celebrating its 29th year, the Haight Ashbury Street Fair is one of the city’s most notable events, honoring the history and diversity of the Haight Ashbury neighborhood. More than 100,000 people will enjoy the arts and crafts, food vendors, two musical stages, and more. This year will be bittersweet; founder Pablo Heising recently passed away, but not before creating a legacy rich with an appreciation for cultural diversity.
GREAT WISCONSIN CHEESE FESTIVAL —LITTLE CHUTE, WISCONSIN
about 5 miles east of Appleton
There’s no better place than the Dairy State to hold a cheese festival. Nestled in the heart of the Fox River Valley, Little Chute will be transformed into a cheese lover’s heaven during the 19th annual Great Wisconsin Cheese Festival. The three-day event, which takes place at Doyle Park, features more cheese-themed events than you could imagine—the Big Cheese parade, a cheese carving demonstration, cheese tastings, a cheesecake contest, a cheese curd eating contest and more. Other family-friendly activities include musical performances, carnival rides and children’s games.
NATIONAL VETERANS WHEELCHAIR GAMES—MILWAUKEEJUNE 19-23
As the largest annual wheelchair sports event in the world, it’s no surprise the National Veterans Wheelchair Games has been a celebrated event for the last 27 years. More than 500 athletes will compete at such sports as swimming, archery, basketball, softball, track and field, and more. Events will take place at various Milwaukee locales, including the Midwest Airlines Center, Schroeder YMCA Aquatic Center and Veterans Park. The public is free to attend all events—and cheering is required.