June 23 - Brat Fry & Deep Fried Cheese Curds: 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Cedar Street Market, 234 Cedar Street, Tigerton. Enjoy brats, hot dogs, hamburgers, chips, and soda. Homemade deep fried cheese curds available until gone. All proceeds to towards the Arndt Brother's Dream Big Scholarship.
June 25-26 - Event in Bevent hosted by St. Ladislaus Parish: St. Ladislaus Parish, 173141 State Highway 153, Bevent. Saturday - 4 p.m.: Polka Mass with The New Generation, 5-8 p.m.: The New Generation, 8 p.m.-Midnight: Southbound; Sunday - 10:10 a.m.: Polka Mass with the Maroszek Bros (music immediately following Mass until 6 p.m. alternating between Steve Burclaw's New Polish Sounds and Maroszek Bros., 11 a.m. Charcoal Chicken Dinner (until 200 dinners are served), 12 p.m. Bingo. Other activities include: bounce house kids games, train rides, cherry tree, country cafe, and raffles.
June 26 - Iola Historical Society Strawberry Fest: Iola Historical Village & Historical Society, 210 Depot St., Iola. Iola's Historical Society's annual Strawberry Fest includes strawberry shortcake with ice cream and other food items, tours of the society's vintage buildings, an antiques appraisal fair, and a craft show. For more information, call: 715-445-4652.
July 1-2 - 2nd Annual The Pines 4th of July Extravaganza: Portage County Fairgrounds, 186 Forest St. W, Rosholt. Food and shopping event. Friday, July 1 from 3-8 p.m. Saturday, July 2 from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Vendor shopping event with more than 70 vendors. Carnival by A&P Enterprises. Friday and Saturday July 1st and 2nd. Food and adult beverages, both days. Raffle supporting Community Strong 4U. Music. Fireworks Saturday night. For more information visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/686953215648903/?active_tab=discussion. For questions, contact Sandra Warrington at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 715-454-6806.
July 7-9 - Iola Car Show and Swap Meet: 50th Anniversary Celebration of Iola. 4,000+ swap spaces; 2,500 show cars; 1,600 campground spaces; 1,000 car corral spaces. More information: visit www.iolaoldcarshow.com or www.facebook.com/iolacarshow
July 9 - 24th Annual Garden Parade (featuring area gardens): 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. Tickets available June 1-July 8 at STEVENS POINT - Jung Garden Center, 5620 Highway 10 East; Farmers' Market Master Gardener Volunteers Info Booth Downtown Public Square; Stevens Point Area Co-op, 633 Second St.; PLOVER - Jay-Mar, 2130 Jay-Mar Road; Village Gardens, 2811 Porter Road; NELSONVILLE - Judah Studios, 9489 1st Street. Tickets also available the day of the parade at the the first garden at 1426 Oxbow Road. Cost is $10 in advance, and $12 day of the parade. Garden Parade includes vendors, demos, educational information, music, artists, and container raffle. For more information contact Portage County UW-Extension at 715-346-1316 or Portage County Master Gardeners.
July 30 - Embarrass River Lions Annual Pork and Corn Dinner: 4-7 p.m., Morris Town Hall on Berg Road in the Town of Morris. For more information call Larry Roth at 715-535-2775.