The “Haps” This Weekend! (Aug 8-10)

The “Haps” This Weekend! (Aug 8-10)

The big event in the area this weekend is the Summer Art Classic on the square in downtown Baraboo.  This Sauk County Art Association event features fine arts and crafts, musical entertainment, poetry, and food.  The Summer Art Classic runs Saturday 9am to 4pm on Baraboo’s historic downtown square.

At Devil’s Lake State Park this weekend you can immerse yourself in music and nature.  Tonight (Friday),  you can join the park naturalist just as the sun goes down for the popular Lawn Chair Bat Watch.  People of all ages bring their lawn chairs and hang out at the park’s big bat condo to watch our resident bats head out for the evening hunt.  There’s a trivia game for the kids with little prizes as well.  The Friday night Fish Fry begins at 5pm outside of the park’s north shore Chateau as well.   Saturday night the Big Band Dance is going on at the Chateau from 7:30pm to 10:30pm featuring the sounds of the Hal Edwards Orchestra.  Cost is $10 and happens at the Chateau on the north shore. However, it should be said that lots of folks simply sit outside on the grass (or even in their kayaks) to enjoy the music and the summer evening.  For more park events, costs & details head over to our events page here.

Yellow legged Sandpipers - Wisconsin

Lesser Yellow legged Sandpipers on the Wisconsin River in Sauk Prairie

Attention Birders: Now if you’re a bird lover, you may be interested to know that lots of birds seem to be gathering early this year and might be worth checking out this weekend. Sandpipers are gathering on the Wisconsin River near Sauk Prairie and larger than usual groups of Sandhill Cranes and Canada Geese have been seen in rural fields around Baraboo. What do they know that we don’t know?  If you want more details about the birds of Sauk County feel free to join the Facebook Group, “Birds of Sauk County” right here.


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