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Community Signature Events 2017

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. Explore what's going on now!

ripon art walk

Friday February 10 5 p.m. to 8: 30 p.m.

Downtown Ripon businesses will host the first ArtWalk of the year on Friday, February 10th. The event will take place from 5:00 to 8:30 pm. Numerous businesses will have various forms of artistic expression on display in their establishments for patrons to enjoy. The Artwalk will feature an array of watercolors, paintings, metalwork, pottery, quilts and custom jewelry. Participation is open to all artist & craft persons, 18 years of age or older, who exhibit their own works of original concept, design and execution. Please call the Ripon Main Street, Inc. office at 920-748-7466 if you would like to exhibit at the event. Additional ArtWalks are planned for May 5, August 4 and November 3.

2017 city wide rummage sales

Friday April 28 and Saturday April 29

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.

Downtown Ripon art walk

Friday May 05 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Ripon business are joining together on Friday evening, May 5 to host Artwalk. Several specialty shops will have various forms of artistic expression on display for patrons to enjoy. An array of watercolors, paintings, metalwork, pottery, quilts and custom jewelry will be showcased. Participating shops will be open until 8:30 pm or later. Come down and check out art/painting demonstrations, live entertainment, and more.  Additional information will be posted as it becomes available.

women on watson 2017 #WOWRipon

Saturday May 06 2017 - Click here for more details

Join us for an exciting day during Ripon’s Women on Watson (WOW) event! Lots of new and exciting changes this year--you don't want to miss out. Those strolling up and down the sidewalks will find unique gifts, clothing, jewelry, furniture and more. Over 20 businesses are participating in the event with various discounts from store to store. While most WOW participating merchants are located downtown, other great shops throughout the city are also open for your day of shopping therapy. Enjoy a day encountering the unique shopping, dining and entertainment opportunities that are available in historic downtown Ripon, and discover the charm of small town hospitality.

wine walk

Saturday June 03 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.

ripon chamber of commerce golf outing

Friday July 28 Mascoutin Golf Club 12:00 p.m. - Click here for more details

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.

Downtown Ripon art walk

Friday August 04 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Ripon business are joining together on Friday evening, August 4 to host Artwalk. Several specialty shops will have various forms of artistic expression on display for patrons to enjoy. An array of watercolors, paintings, metalwork, pottery, quilts and custom jewelry will be showcased. Participating shops will be open until 8:30 pm or later. Come down and check out art/painting demonstrations, live entertainment, and more.  Additional information will be posted as it becomes available.

Cookie Daze

Saturday August 05 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.Barlow Park - Click here for more details

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!”

Septemberfest

Saturday September 16 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, Crazy Color Extravaganza, GLAAS Dog Walk, plenty of dining opportunities.

Downtown Ripon art walk

Friday November 03 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Ripon business are joining together on Friday evening, November 3 to host Artwalk. Several specialty shops will have various forms of artistic expression on display for patrons to enjoy. An array of watercolors, paintings, metalwork, pottery, quilts and custom jewelry will be showcased. Participating shops will be open until 8:30 pm or later. Come down and check out art/painting demonstrations, live entertainment, and more.  Additional information will be posted as it becomes available.

wine walk

Saturday November 04 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

November 10 & November 11

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

December 1 - December 3 throughout Ripon - Click here for more details

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 roasted chestnuts. 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 Festival on Friday , enjoy carriage rides, live reindeer display, and more!