Saturday, Aug. 12 | Downtown Wausau
Exhibitour is actually an old event in Wausau – it just wasn’t allowed for a while there. The event that turns downtown businesses into makeshift art galleries that also serve wine was popular in the mid-2000s until city leaders realized it wasn’t exactly legal. Then rules around wine walks changed and so the Wausau River District brought it back. $15 (pre-registered, $20 at the event) gets you a wine glass, and you can make your way around downtown and vote on art. The awards ceremony will be at the Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art, where additional wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served. See wausauriverdistrict.org/exhibitour for more information.
Shakespeare in the Gardens
Thurs.Sat., Aug. 10-12 | Monk Botanical Gardens, Wausau
To be, or not to be… there, or be square. OK, I’m stretching that a little, but that’s just because there is a cool opportunity to get your kids into Shakespeare. Monk Gardens will play host to a series of performances of As You Like It, one of the great plays of one William Shakespeare. But that’s just the evening show. There is also a children’s matinee of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, which is shortened to one hour to better appeal to children. Food and drinks available to purchase for all shows from Boriken Mart and Smokehouse BBQ. Bring a blanket or chairs to get comfortable! $20 adult, $15 children (2 years old and under free). Children’s matinee $8 per person. Club members get a $2 discount on all tickets. 1 pm matinee, 6 pm evening show, gates open one hour prior to start. monkgardens.org
Movie in the Park: The Lego Movie
Thursday, Aug. 10 | The 400 Block, Wausau
It’s always great to have free things to do with the kiddos – and so this outdoor movie series is just the thing for free entertainment for the whole family! And this week’s selection is The Lego Movie, a family classic. The story focuses on an ordinary, every day lego person, played by Chris Pratt, who ends up leading a rebellion against an evil businessman hell bent on ruining the Lego world with his destructive vision. Watch the movie that launched a franchise of films. Bring a blanket, chairs and your own snacks to enjoy during the film. 7 pm. Check out the Wausau and Marathon County Parks Department Facebook page for more info.
Fireworks Friday at The Woodchucks
Friday, Aug. 11 | Athletic Park, Wausau
There just aren’t too many chances left to check out one of those summer checklist to-dos: taking in a Wausau Woodchucks game. In fact, Friday is your last chance to see the Chucks at home in the regular season, and they’re making it extra special by adding some fireworks to the event. Come watch the Woodchucks take on those villainous Madison Mallards, and hopefully chalk up a win for their last home stand of the season. Go Chucks! Tickets start at $10, and vary depending on where you sit. https://northwoodsleague.com/wausau-woodchucks/
Fri.-Sun., Aug. 11-13 | River Park, Mosinee
Ever want to take a step back in time to see what life was like in Wisconsin during the settler days? LogJam in Mosinee is a great way to do just that. The event features a number of people re-enacting pioneer settings, including craftspeople, woodworkers and blacksmiths. Some of them will even stay in character, which makes for some fun interactions! Also includes magic shows, live music from the Jerry Schmitt Band, Hand-Picked Bluegrass, 49 Deluxe and the Balsam Road Ramblers, petting zoons, cornhole tournaments, and more. It’s a great event for families. Opens Friday evening at 5 pm; Saturday and Sunday at 10 am. See the complete schedule at logjamfestival.org.