Your guide to Wausau's big weekend: Balloon & Rib Fest, Chalkfest and more

By:  Laura Schulte

There will be no shortage of fun, food or balloons this weekend. 

It's Wausau's big weekend, which means the return of Balloon & Rib Fest, Chalkfest, downtown sidewalk sales, live music and much more throughout the area.

Here's your guide to all of the events to check out this weekend: 

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1. Balloon & Rib Fest, Thursday through Sunday, Wausau

Wausau's favorite event returns to the Wausau Downtown Airport with ribs, music, balloons and more. Here's a breakdown of what to expect: 

Thursday

  • 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Ribs and other foods served, kids rides & games, petting zoo and camel rides
  • 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Beer Garden 
  • 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Chamber of Commerce Business PM
  • 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Live music by The Cougars
  • 6:30 p.m. Balloon set-up and launch
  • 8:30 p.m. Balloon glow
  • 9:45 p.m. fireworks

Friday

  • 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Ribs and other foods served, kids rides & games, petting zoo and camel and pony rides
  • 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Beer garden
  • 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Live music by Star-Six-Nine
  • 6:30 p.m. Balloon set-up and launch
  • 8:30 p.m. Balloon glow
  • 9:45 p.m. Fireworks

Saturday

  • 6 a.m. Balloon set-up and launch 
  • 6 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Kiwanis Pancake breakfast
  • 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Kite club performance
  • 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Kids games & rides, petting zoo and pony rides
  • 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wausau Children's Museum activities
  • 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. EAA airplanes on display
  • 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Ribs and other foods served, beer garden open for drinks
  • 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Live music by joe g. 
  • 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Live music by Open Tab
  • 5 p.m. Meet the pilots of the planes on display
  • 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Live music by Hip Pocket
  • 6:30 p.m. Balloon set-up and launch
  • 8:30 p.m. Balloon glow
  • 9:45 p.m. Fireworks

Sunday

  • 6 a.m. Balloon set-up and launch
  • 6 a.m. to 7 a.m. Flow with the Glow yoga by Fearless Yoga (bring a nonperishable food item as admission) 
  • 6 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Kiwanis Pancake breakfast

In the case of rain or high winds, the balloons won't take to the skies, but other happenings in the airport will continue as planned. 

For more information, visit www.wausauevents.org

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