This traditional powwow with drumming, singing and food is the winter version of Indian Summer Festival. At Wisconsin State Fair Park. Grand entries are 1 and 7 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday.
The big parade starts at noon, starting at Third and Wisconsin downtown and followed by music, dancing and pipes and drums at the Irish Cultural and Heritage Center.
This free festival at the Hjemkomst Center includes two entertainment stages, heritage programs, arts and crafts, interactive booths and Celtic food and treats.
In this traditionally Irish city, the noon parade runs along Fourth Street to Rice Park.
The parade is at 1:30 p.m. and runs from Capitol Square.
In Chicago, they really do dye the river green. Watch the dye job at 10:45 p.m. from the Michigan Avenue or Columbus Drive bridges, then watch the noon parade through Grant Park.
This big Dutch heritage fest features daily historical tours, a craft market and afternoon and evening parades.
This Mississippi town, across from Clinton, Iowa, celebrates its heritage with Dutch dancing, windmill tours, street scrubbing and a 3 p.m. Saturday parade.
This fiesta on the West Side (just south of downtown) features a parade, low-rider car show and lots of food, music and dancing.
There's a lot going on in this former communal society in eastern Iowa — a 10 a.m. Saturday parade, polka music, keg-tapping, food-sampling, artisan demonstrations and pony rides.
This fest at the Copernicus Center celebrates Polish Constitution Day and features polka dancing, a pierogi-eating contest, music on two stages and a kids' stage with magic and games.
This town just west of Janesville reenacts activities on the home front, with army camp life and training; period musical performances; a parade; a patriotic meeting of citizens and a “talking spirits” presentation at the cemetery.
Syttende Mai festivities in this near-west suburb of Chicago start in Hodges Park at noon, with the parade starting at 1 p.m. at Talcott and Cumberland streets.
This free pageant at Colonial Michilimackinac features a cast of more than 400, re-enacting events that took place between the French, British and Indian tribes on June 2, 1763.
There are also 18th-century fashion shows, voyageur contests, kids' games and a 1 p.m. Saturday parade.
This family-friendly festival at the Museum of Ojibwa Culture features drumming, dancing, singing, Ojibwa games, artisan workshops and Sunday mass in Ojibwa.
Listen to bagpipe bands, eat Scottish food and watch sheepdogs, Highland dancers and athletes.
This big festival on the lakefront features lots of rollicking, zydeco-laced polka and hearty food.
This Fox River town on the western edge of Chicago offers music, a zipline, a carnival, a Swedish cottage walk and a big parade at 1 p.m. Sunday.
This family festival at Norskedalen Nature & Heritage Center, in the coulees near La Crosse, features the best of Scandinavian culture: food, music and crafts. For children, there will be a visit from the trolls by the bridge, fjord horses and a scavenger hunt.
This festival at the Hjemkomst Center includes demonstrations, performances and goods that tell about society and culture in Viking-age Scandinavia and beyond.
Look for minstrels, beignets, French lessons, a Mardi Gras celebration and a 43-foot replica of the Eiffel Tower in Cathedral Square Park.
A celebration of all things Italian at the lakefront Henry Maier Festival Park.
"Das Fest Mit Fun'' features German music, food and beer at the Brown County Fair Grounds in this Minnesota River Valley town. The big parade is Sunday.
This town on the Rock River, south of Rockford, celebrates its heritage with a Native American encampment and cowboy and frontier acts, including a medicine show, gun-spinning and rope-cracking. There are covered-wagon rides and and a canoe rally and 8K run on Sunday. Rent a tepee or covered wagon to stay in.
Proceeds go to restore Oregon's 48-foot statue of Chief Black Hawk, made in 1911.
This neighborhood street festival includes a lion-dance procession, baby and cutest dog contests and food from the many restaurants.
You can't see this kind of thing just anywhere: cut-throat log rolling, boom running, springboard chopping and speed climbing.
Ole and Lena host this friendly, authentic, very fun and very large festival of Scandinavian culture. The parade, one of the region's best, is at 10:30 a.m. Saturday.
Look for dachshunds, dirndls and lots of oompah music at this big party at Henry Maier Festival Park on Lake Michigan.
The festival in this western Minnesota town revolves around the book "On the Banks of Plum Creek.'' Family Festivals are held each Saturday.
This Manitoba prairie town celebrates its heritage with pavilions representing 44 nationalities, offering music, dance and food at many venues.
Re-enactors from across the continent gather at Grand Portage National Monument for the annual fur-trade rendezvous; next door, the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa holds a powwow. Reserve lodgings far in advance.
This big heritage fest on the banks of the Mississippi includes Irish Got Talent and best legs in a kilt contests, hurling demonstrations, dancing and lots of music.
This celebration of Polish culture is on the St. Anthony Main riverfront across from downtown, with music, art, food and free polka lessons.
It's the 84th year for this big parade on the South Side, which draws 75,000 participants and 1.5 million spectators.
Enjoy the best of Mexican culture at the Henry Maier festival park on Lake Michigan.
Revel in the past during this show of antique machinery, which includes rides on trains and a carousel, square dancing, roving musicians and nightly jamborees.
This Swiss town near Madison has been putting on an outdoor William Tell pageant since 1938. Festivities include a children's lantern parade, yodeling, an arts show and ethnic fashions.
This lakefront festival features a powwow, canoe rides, Aztec dancers, lacrosse lessons and fireworks.
The festival in this western suburb of Minneapolis is best known for its dachshund races, in which more than 100 dogs compete in the hurdles, sprints and sofa jump, followed by a costume contest and smart pet tricks. They're at 1 p.m. Saturday at Wayzata West Middle School. There's also an arts and crafts fair, kids' carnival and parade at 1 p.m. Sunday on Lake Street.
The parade begins at 11 a.m. in Hancock and ends at noon in Houghton at Dee Stadium, where there's a festival with music, dancing and food from around the world.
There will be music, dancing, children's games and lock and dam tours in this antebellum town on the Mississippi River.
There will be dachshund and bed races in addition to folk dancing and music on Rice Street.
This free festival on Harriet Island features music on two stages, organ grinders, bocce-ball lessons, gondola rides and a "street of love.''
No one's more fun than a voyageur, and they'll be dancing, boasting and trying to best one another at this family-friendly event an hour north of the Twin Cities. For the kids, there's a bead scramble, candle-dipping and a scavenger hunt.
In the old lead-mining district in southwest Wisconsin, play shove ha'penny in the Kiddleywink Pub, eat figgyhobbin and pasties, listen to tommyknocker tales and tour Cornish miners' cottages.
This Mennonite community just southwest of Iowa City, famous for its quilts, will offer pony rides, a pumpkin-carving contest, demonstrations of Old World artisanry, music and homemade potato chips, apple fritters, ice cream and chicken, biscuits and gravy.
It's the Iowa Barn Foundation's annual free, self-guided tour of restored historic barns.
This southern Minnesota festival is great for families, with more than 1,200 re-enactors dancing, demonstrating, competing and pulling visitors back into the fur-trade era.
This pioneer farmstead in the coulees southeast of La Crosse is wonderfully atmospheric, and the crackerjack re-enactors of the Second Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry's Company B give the region's most affecting portrayal of war.
This festival just north of Milwaukee features music and food plus goofy contests: wife-carrying, sauerkraut-eating, a German spelling bee and a live Glockenspiel show.
See old-time artisanry at the Swiss Historical Village, including sausage-stuffing and cheese-making in the 1890s cheese factory.
This is the most authentic market, with many German vendors who bring over Old World toys, ornaments and sweets. There's a Children's Lantern Parade and concerts on Wednesdays and weekends.