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Community Signature Events 2021

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.

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DICKENS OF A CHRISTMAS WEEKEND 2021

December 03 – December 05 • Throughout Ripon
Click here for details and a schedule of events

Previous Events in 2021

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POLKA ON ICE

Saturday February 20 – 12 P.M. TO 4 P.M.

Polka on Ice with Copper Box Presented by: Knuth Brewing Company.  Saturday, February 20 ~ 12:00 to 4:00 pm

Bring your family and friends, your skates, and your smiles for downtown Ripon’s Polka on Ice. We will have American polka music from Copper Box, handcrafted artisan beer, a tent with heaters, and a corn hole toss.  The event takes place outdoors at the Village Green, which is private property owned by Ripon Main Street, Inc. The park is located in the 400 block of Watson Street at the south end of the downtown historic district. Please dress appropriately.  For the safety of our visitors, volunteers and merchants, we ask that you please wear a face mask during the event, and adhere to proper social distancing recommended guidelines.

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2021 CITY WIDE RUMMAGE SALES

Friday June 25 and Saturday June 26

Enjoy as community residents host rummage sales for those new to you treasures. Complete details and locations are available in the Ripon Commonwealth Press/Express published prior to the event.

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RIPON SUMMER WINE WALK

Friday August 06 2021 5:30 P.M. TO 8:30 P.M. 

The Downtown Ripon Summer WineWalk, which is sponsored by Brad Tagliapietra American Family Insurance, is scheduled to take place on Friday, August 6th.  We are working with the City of Ripon to hold the event outdoors to better accommodate social distancing guidelines. This approach provides the best possibility to produce a successful event that allows our attendees to enjoy sampling wines at outdoor tasting stations. For the safety of yourselves and our merchants, we will use disposable glasses for the sampling. We ask that you please wear a face mask during the event when possible, adhere to proper social distancing recommended guidelines, and cooperate with any guidelines or restrictions merchants have in place at their establishment. The health and well-being of our patrons and businesses is our top priority. We sincerely appreciate your patience and continued support.  The event takes place from 5:30 to 8:30 pm and features a selection of wines from around the world. Attendees may sample up to 20 different wines throughout the evening. Participating businesses include: check back for updates.  Numerous businesses will be open late during the event to provide you with an adequate dose of shopping therapy. Businesses are also open to non WineWalkers. Tickets will be available through Eventbrite, and a link will be provided in Summer 2021. Tickets for the 2020 WineWalk will be honored for this event, and refunds are available.
We are extremely grateful for the assistance and support of our sponsor, Brad Tagliapietra American Family Insurance, as well as all of the businesses that host the the wine tasting stations. We look forward to working with you all in 2021. Please check back for updates which will be posted to this page as they develop.
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SCOOPING THE LOOP & MOVIE

Saturday August 07 2021 5:00 P.M. TO 10:30 P.M.

“Scooping the Loop” was a time honored tradition for many Riponites. For decades, local residents came together to drive their vehicles through historic downtown Ripon, Wisconsin and meet up with friends. Many great memories and lifelong relationships were created during this unique social gathering.  For various reasons, the activity was banned from our community in 1992. We are pleased to announce the 3rd Annual Scooping the Loop
 event will take place from 5 to 9 pm on Saturday, Aug. 7, 2021. All traffic laws will be strictly enforced. NO Burnouts!
Enjoy a FREE outdoor movie at the Village Green shown on a 25 foot inflatable screen with professional sound system.  Come early and visit the unique shops and restaurants in the historic district, partake in Scooping the Loop  from 5:00 to 9:00 pm, and complete the evening at the Village Green with a FREE outdoor movie.
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SEPTEMBERFEST 2021

Saturday September 18 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. • Downtown Ripon
Click here for more information

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RIPON HOLIDAY WINE WALK

Friday, November 5, 2021, 5:30 pm TO 8:30 pm. 

Mark your calendar…the Downtown Ripon Holiday WineWalk will return to historic Ripon, Wisconsin, on Friday, November 5, 2021. This annual event kicks off the district’s holiday season and is always a great time.  This event typically sells out in record time.  The event takes place from 5:30 to 8:30 pm and features a selection of wines from around the world. Attendees may sample up to 20 different wines throughout the evening. Participating businesses include: check back for updates.  Numerous businesses will be open late during the event to provide you with an adequate dose of shopping therapy. Businesses are also open to non WineWalkers. Tickets will be available through Eventbrite, and a link will be provided in Fall 2021.  For the safety of yourselves and our merchants, we will use disposable glasses for the sampling. We ask that you please wear a face mask during the event when possible, adhere to proper social distancing recommended guidelines, and cooperate with any guidelines or restrictions merchants have in place at their establishment. The health and well-being of our patrons and businesses are our top priority. We sincerely appreciate your patience and continued support.  We are incredibly grateful for the assistance and support of our sponsor, Brad Tagliapietra American Family Insurance, and all of the businesses that host the wine tasting stations.
We look forward to working with you all in 2021.
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CHRISTMAS IN THE VILLAGE 2021

November 12 & November 13

Kick off the holiday season and discover Ripon, Wisconsin’s unique shops and restaurants during the annual Christmas in the Village which takes place on Friday and Saturday, November 12-13, 2021. Those strolling up and down the sidewalks will find unique gifts, clothing, jewelry, furniture and more.
Friday night activities include Downtown Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides, a visit by Santa & Mrs. Claus, and complimentary treats at participating shops.
Activities planed for Saturday include a Live Reindeer Display in the 200 block of Watson Street, visits by Santa & Mrs. Claus, Downtown Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides, and complimentary treats at participating shops.  Stroll from shop to shop as you develop your holiday shopping list. Save room for lunch and dessert at one of Ripon’s great restaurants. Visit www.downtownripon.com for a complete list of businesses.  Enjoy a day encountering the unique shopping, dining and entertainment opportunities that are available in historic Ripon, and discover the charm of small town hospitality.