5 things to do this weekend: August 16-18

Brown County Fair (WLUK file photo)


1. Brown County Fair

The Brown County Fair returns to De Pere this week! More than just food, rides and exhibits; there will be the demolition derby, truck pull, tractor pull, live music performances, a rodeo and - new this year - the Sea Lion Splash!

The fair runs from August 14th-18th. For more information, head to the Brown County Fair's website.

2. Balloon Glow at the igNight Market

Come to Leicht Memorial Park this Saturday, August 17th for the third night market of the season! But be sure to bring your camera to igNight Market for the beautiful Balloon Glow!

Musical performances include The Chocolateers, Lex Allen and MarchFourth. The event will also feature local vendors, interactive art demonstrations, life-size games, food and drinks.

For more information, head to the downtown Green Bay website.

3. Water Lantern Festival- Sunday Aug. 18 Pamperin Park

The Water Lantern Festival is coming to Green Bay! This Sunday, August 18th, head to Pamperin Park to experience the magic of lanterns as they light up the water. This is another picture-perfect moment you won't want to miss!

Tickets start at $35. For more information and tickets, head to the Water Lantern Festival Website.

4. Lakeshore Balloon Glow in Manitowoc

Head to downtown Manitowoc this Friday night, August 16th for the Lakeshore Balloon Glow! The event features live music, children's activities and food. The biggest draw of the event? At dusk, hot air balloons are inflated and light up the waterfront!

It's another picture-perfect moment, but do note: the balloons do not leave the ground. For more information on the event, head to the downtown Manitowoc website.

5. Paint on the Town

It's the 4th Art on the Town event in downtown Appleton - Paint on the Town! Walk down College Avenue on Friday, August 16th to enjoy rhythm and music, performing arts, visual arts and more! Performers for this event include a Spray Paint Artist, Flow and Performance Artist, Belly Dancer, Street Poet, Cosplay Artists and a Spoken Word artist and Storyteller.

The event runs from 5-8:00 p.m. For more information, head to the downtown Appleton website.