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 15

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Spring Workday

Join the Friends as we do some spring cleanup around the Park.  Activities expect to be staining picnic tables and raking leaves.

PLEASE REGISTER HERE so we can plan the work and spacing accordingly.

Meet at the amphitheater parking lot across from the ranger station.

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SAT. JUN 12

8:00 AM

Birding Hike

Enjoy an introduction to birding from WI Society of Ornithology past president Myles Hurlburt as we walk the Homestead trail.

Meet at the end of Grouse Ln.  Hikers should bring water, bug spray, and binoculars if you have them.

 

REGISTER HERE so we can ensure a safe event for all.

Registrants will receive a cancellation email if it looks like the weather will be poor.

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SAT. AUG 14

10:00 AM

History Hike

Join us as we explore the early settlement history of Rib Mountain State Park.

 

Meet at the end of Grouse Ln.

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SAT. OCT 9

10:00 AM

Fall Colors Hike

Join us as leaves crunch under our feet on a group hike of the trails of Rib Mountain State Park and take in some views of the autumn surroundings.

 

Meet at the trailhead near the concession stand.

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SAT. MAY 22

10:00 AM & 11:30 AM

REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Wildflower Walks

The Friends of Rib Mountain State Park invite the public to come out and enjoy the Park’s many Spring wildflowers.

We'll begin at the Park gate at the end of Grouse Lane (off HWY NN) and walk for approximately one hour.  Hikers should bring water and tick repellent, and be prepared to hike some uneven trails with downhill and uphill areas.

PLEASE REGISTER HERE for the hike of your choice so we can ensure a safe event for all.

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TBD

Concert in the Clouds

Tentatively scheduled for the summer pending COVID restrictions.  Check back for updates.

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TENTATIVELY FRI. AUG 20

5:30 PM WORKSHOP

7:00 PM SHOW

Summit Players Theatre

Summit Players-Shakespeare in the State Park-present a brand-new production of Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale at Rib Mountain's Amphitheater.

Check back for updates as this event is pending COVID restrictions.

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SAT-SUN. JUN 5-6

Free Fun Weekend

WI DNR has waived vehicle admission requirements for the first full weekend in June for Free Fun Weekend.

Please be aware that capacity limits may be in effect at some properties to limit overcrowding and other COVID restrictions are in place.

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SAT. JUL 10, NOV 13, DEC 11

10:00 AM

2nd Saturday Group Hike

Come on out for some exercise and soak up nature as we explore the unpaved trails and sights of the park.  Meet at the trailhead near the concession stand.  Hike destination and duration determined by attendees.

Takes place the second Saturday from March to December unless a themed hike is planned.

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SAT. SEPT 11

10:00 AM

Ecology Hike

Learn about the late summer environment on the top of Rib Mountain.  Join us for a gentle hike observing the rocky forests of the park and what's in them.

 

Meet at the trailhead near the concession stand.