Community Signature Events 2018
The goal of Chamber events is to share Ripon with visitors and friends – welcoming them to experience our lively city and friendly people. While these community “celebrations” take months to plan with help from many Chamber members, each draws hundreds of visitors to the Ripon area for shopping, dining, outdoor adventures and area attractions.
SPRING WINE WALK
Friday April 13 4:30 P.M. TO 8:30 P.M.
The Downtown Ripon WineWalk is set to return on Friday, April 13. During the event, which takes place from 5:30 to 8:30 pm, businesses throughout the historic district will become “tasting rooms” where attendees may sample up to 15 different wines throughout the evening. Numerous businesses will be open late during the event to provide you with an adequate dose of shopping therapy. Tickets for the event are available at the Ripon Main Street/Ripon Chamber office at 114 Scott St. or online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/downtown-ripon-spring-winewalk-tickets-42679119395
2018 CITY WIDE RUMMAGE SALES
Friday April 27 and Saturday April 28
Enjoy as community residents host rummage sales for those new to you treasures. Complete details and locations are available in the Ripon Commonwelath Press/Express published prior to the event.
KIDS FROM WISCONSIN 50TH ANNIVERSARY PERFORMANCE
Saturday June 23 • 7 p.m. at Ripon High School Auditorium
Join the Ripon Chamber of Commerce as we host Wisconsin’s favorite performing group the Kids from Wisconsin. Tickets are $16.00 for adults or $11.00 for those 18 and under and over 60. Tickets may be purchased at the door the night of the show, by calling 920.748.6764 or online at https://gofan.co/app/events/23971
COOKIE DAZE 2018
Saturday August 04 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. • Barlow Park
Cookie Daze is a mostly free celebration for children with lots of contests, games, and of course, cookies! Cookie Daze celebrates July 11, 1992 – the day Ripon baked the biggest cookie the world had ever seen. Filled with 3.8 million chocolate chips and measuring 34 feet in diameter, “Ripon accomplished something no one had ever done before,” according to the Ripon Commonwealth Press. Today’s Cookie Daze draws crowds of families readied for the annual “cookie drop!”
RIPON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GOLF OUTING 2018
Friday September 7 Mascoutin Golf Club 12:00 p.m.
Proceeds from the golf outing support the initiatives and events of the Ripon Chamber of Commerce. We work to support, engage and better area businesses and nonprofits; we establish and promote area events and programs designed to drive and boost Ripon’s economy; we connect members with each other and with community needs; and we analyze and bring forward strategic pans to bolster chamber services and promote Ripon as lively and engaging community in which to live, visit, work and do business.
Saturday September 15 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. • Downtown Ripon
This fall festival fills downtown Ripon with a host of attractions and happenings, including live entertainment, custom car and motorcycle show, GLAAS Dog Walk, plenty of dining opportunities.
Full schedule of events will be available here
WINE WALK 2018
Friday November 2 Downtown Ripon
During the WineWalk, Ripon’s downtown businesses become “tasting rooms” where attendees may sample up to 10 different wines throughout the evening. Proceeds will benefit the Dickens of a Christmas festival and beautification projects throughout downtown Ripon, Wisconsin.
CHRISTMAS IN THE VILLAGE 2018
November 09 & November 10
This weekend–long celebration kicks of the holiday shopping season as we transform Downtown Ripon into a quaint Christmas Village complete with Carriage Rides, Reindeer, Holiday Decorations, and Jolly Ole Saint Nick himself.
DICKENS OF A CHRISTMAS 2018
December 7 – December 9 throughout Ripon
This weekend–long Christmas celebration illuminates Ripon in its finest. Ripon’s downtown is dense with twinkling lights and living windows, carriage rides, live music and holiday cheer. During the weekend, an Enchanted Forest and Living Nativity delight visitors, the Tour of Homes showcases the area’s most historic, modern and beautiful houses, and children relish Breakfast with Santa. Living Windows on Saturday, Fezziwig’s Festival on Friday , enjoy carriage rides, live reindeer display, and more!