EVENTS

We host many great public events—check out what we have planned and mark your calendar. From holiday celebrations and special promotions to our live concert series during the summer, we host a variety of fun events throughout the year.

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SAT. MAY 14 10:00 AM

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SAT. MAY 21 10:00 AM

Wildflower Hikes

The Friends of Rib Mountain State Park invite the public to hike and explore the glory of Rib Mountain State Park, and enjoy the Park’s many Spring wildflowers and the birds that live and nest there.  These Saturday hikes will begin at the park trailhead located on Grouse Ln (drive south from Hwy NN), and last for approximately 1 to 1 ½ hours.  Hikers should bring water and tick repellent, and be prepared to hike some uneven trails with downhill and uphill areas.

If the weather is questionable on the day of the hike, you can call the Park at 715-842-2522 for up-to-date information.

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SAT. JULY 16

 

SAT. AUG 13

Concert in the Clouds

Does it get any better than an evening concert in the summertime at the Rib Mountain Amphitheater!

Stay tuned for the lineup and concert times.

Thank you to Wausau Bone and Joint for being our long-time sponsor of this fantastic event series!

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SAT. SEPT 10

10:00 AM

Ecology Hike

Learn about the late summer environment on the top of Rib Mountain with a gentle hike observing the rocky forests of the park and what's in them such as fungi, trees, and animals.

 

Meet at the trailhead near the concession stand.

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SAT. JUNE 4

7:00 AM

Birding Hike

Members of the Wausau Bird Club will be leading this hike, and the Friends of Rib Mountain hope to see you there.  You will be amazed at the great birds that thrive at Rib Mountain State Park and so appreciative of the guidance the Bird Club will provide in introducing you to the ways of and resources for successful birding.  Binoculars can be helpful if you have them.

Meet at the park trailhead located on Grouse Ln (drive south from Hwy NN).

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FRI. JULY 15

5:30 PM WORKSHOP  7:00 PM SHOW

Summit Players Theatre

Join us for the Summit Players - Shakespeare in the State Parks - Much Ado About Nothing.

Come early for a 45 minute workshop where they'll teach kids (and fun adults) about theatre.

 

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SUN. SEPT 11

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Snake Discovery

Come learn about reptiles with Snake Discovery!

 

The educational program and optional hands-on interaction with the reptiles will be unforgettable.

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SAT. JUNE 4

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SUN. JUNE 5

Free Fun Weekend

The State will be waiving state park and state trail pass admission fees and fishing license requirements for the first weekend in June.

 

See the Free Fun Weekend webpage for details.

 

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SAT. AUG 13

10:00 AM

History Hike

Friends Board member Wes Ebert will lead a hike from the Grouse Ln entrance to the old homestead location.  Join us as we walk and talk about the early settlement history in this area of the park.

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SAT. SEPT 17

11:00 AM

Raptor Education

Raptor Education Group Inc (REGI) will be educating us about raptors in the Friends Gathering Space across from the Ranger/Visitor Station.  Come learn about these fascinating creatures and see them up close!