The Sauk County Art Association will hold its 49th annual Summer Art Classic Fine Art Festival on Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013 on the lawn of the historic courthouse square in downtown Baraboo, Wis. Selected artists from throughout the Midwest will display and sell their work in a variety of mediums for this juried, fine-art festival: enjoy jewelry, ceramics, fine sculpture, paintings, photography, graphics, fiber, glass, wood and more.
Held the second Saturday each August regardless of weather, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., you can peruse the art in the shade of towering trees surrounding the courthouse. There will be a variety of street food, music and artist awards. Learn more about the Sauk County Art Association here.
After the art festival and dinner, join us at our campfire terrace to observe the annual Perseid Meteor Shower, Aug. 10–13, 2013. As the waxing crescent moon sets near Saturn coloring the sky’s evening hours you can prepare to wish upon falling stars. Considered one of the best meteor showers for viewing in the northern hemisphere, the Perseids can have as many as 50 to 90 meteors an hour, often with bright trails. Learn more about the meteor shower here.
The Perseid meteors are usually best after midnight and increase in number before dawn. Whether you stay up late or rise early, from Saturday evening, Aug. 10 through Tuesday morning, Aug. 13, snuggle with your sweetie in our secluded prairie and get lost in the heavenly show.
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Aug. 6: Sauk Prairie Riverway concerts in the park: Larry Busch Band at 6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m., Meyer Oak Grove Park, 780 Phillips Boulevard, Sauk City.
Aug. 6: Walks On The Wildside at Durward’s Glen Retreat & Educational Center, Baraboo, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Five minutes east of the Inn! Naturalist Marian Moran teaches and delights as she walks the property with you. Aug. 13 rain date. Learn more at www.durwardsglen.org
Aug. 7: Universe In The Park at Devil’s Lake Sate Park, Baraboo, 9:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m. Meet at the north shore’s Northern Lights Campground outdoor amphitheater, five minutes west of the Inn. Explore the night sky with University of Wisconsin-Madison astronomers.
Aug. 8, 9 & 10: Historic Walking Tour of Baraboo, Baraboo, 10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. Stroll through Baraboo’s historic downtown, following the Ringling brothers’ footsteps. Meet at the Coffee Bean Connection, 701 Oak Street, Baraboo. $7.00/person. Call 608-963-2821 with questions or visit barabootours.com.
Aug. 8: Mat’s Walking Tour of Baraboo 5:30 p.m., one-hour guided tour about Baraboo’s history. Meet at the Coffee Bean Connection, 701 Oak Street, Baraboo. $5.00/person. Call 608-963-2821 with questions or visit barabootours.com.
Aug. 8: Baraboo’s Concerts On The Square, 7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m., Thursday nights through Aug. 29, 2013. Madison Mellophonium Jazz Orchestra performs. Rain site is the Al. Ringling Theatre. Bring lawn chairs.
Aug. 8: Lawn Chair Bat Watch at Devil’s Lake State Park, Baraboo, 8:00 p.m. Meet at the north shore’s Chateau, five minutes west of the Inn, to watch bats emerge from their houses and learn fun information about bats. Bring a lawn chair.
Aug. 8, 9 & 10: Haunted Downtown Baraboo Walking Tour, 8:30 p.m., one-hour guided walking tour of Baraboo to learn about the spirits roaming the downtown, $7. Call 608-963-2821 with questions or visit barabootours.com.
Aug. 9: Friday Night Fish Fry at Devil’s Lake State Park, 5:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m., at the north shore Chateau by Baraboo’s Elite Catering. $10 per person for two pieces of fish and one piece of chicken with three side dishes. Dine inside or outside. Fridays June 7–August 30.
Aug. 9: Kayak Tour at Devil’s Lake State Park, Baraboo, 6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. A 90-minute guided tour to paddle Devil’s Lake exploring for birds, fish, mammals, geology and history. Tour begins at the park’s north shore, five minutes west of the Inn. The first half hour is to gather and learn how to use kayaks. Space is limited and prior registration is encouraged. Kayak rental $25. To register contact the Chateau (North Shore Concessions) at 608-356-3381.
Aug. 10: Summer Art Classic Fine Art Festival, Baraboo, 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Details above.
Aug. 10: Kayak/Canoe Tour of Mirror Lake State Park, Lake Delton, 10:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m. A geological and historical paddle through time on this peaceful lake with your park guide. Meet at the boat launch. Rentals are available. Call 608-254-2333 or e-mail Rebecca.email@example.com with questions.
Aug. 10: Wisconsin Reptiles And Amphibians at Devil’s Lake Sate Park, Baraboo, 6:30 p.m.–7:00 p.m. Meet at the north shore’s Northern Lights Amphitheater, five minutes west of the Inn, for a presentation by the Madison Area Herpetological Society about the state’s native specials. Learn about their habitats and roles in our ecology, and see some displayed.
Aug. 10: Big Band Dance In The Park at Devil’s Lake Sate Park’s north shore Chateau, Baraboo, 7:30 p.m.–10:30 p.m. Dance to the big-band sounds of The Hal Edwards Orchestra in Wisconsin’s most romantic dance pavilion. Tickets: $10.00.
Aug. 10: Downtown Baraboo Sunday Market, 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. Every Sunday this summer stroll through antiques, vintage collectibles, handmade items like art and crafts, farm produce and food around the square.
Aug. 11: History Hike–West Bluff at Devil’s Lake State Park, Baraboo, 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Meet at the north shore’s nature center, five minutes west of the Inn, for a challenging hike back in time to visit the site of what was to be Palisades Park, the Catskills of the Midwest. Learn why this area didn’t become a resort and visit the remaining signs of cottages and an 85-foot viewing tower.
Aug. 12: Ben Olson Live at Con Amici Wine Bar, 126 Third St., Baraboo, 6:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m. An easy sound and an incredible repertoire. Details at www.conamiciwine.com.
For questions about events at Devil’s Lake State Park, call 608-356-8301 ext. 140 or e-mail SusanA.Johansen@wisconsin.gov.