Milwaukee and Wisconsin weekend events for July 3-7

CREATED Jul. 3, 2013 - UPDATED: Jul. 5, 2013

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  • Elkhart Lake Firemen's Picnic. | Photo: Depot Dispatch

  • Elkhart Lake Firemen's Picnic. | Photo: Depot Dispatch

  • Elkhart Lake Firemen's Picnic. | Photo: Depot Dispatch

  • Elkhart Lake Firemen's Picnic. | Photo: Depot Dispatch

  • Elkhart Lake Firemen's Picnic. | Photo: Depot Dispatch

  • Elkhart Lake Firemen's Picnic. | Photo: Depot Dispatch

  • Elkhart Lake Firemen's Picnic. | Photo: Depot Dispatch

MILWAUKEE - The 4th of July weekend is upon on is in Wisconsin.

After your sparkler fizzles out, there's plenty more to do.

The trumpets will blare at the Bristol Renaissance Faire in Kenosha this weekend.  

You can expect those giant turkey legs, jousts and lots of trash talking, especially if you decide to show up without a costume. 

The Bristol Renaissance Faire runs for nine weekends through labor day.

If you head north, check out the Firemen's Picnic in Elkhart Lake.

It kicks off with a parade on the 4th of July, then strikes up the band.

It's brats and burgers on the beach, at where else, but Fireman's Park.

If you go, stay a day for the Pretzel Bender in Johnsonville.  Yeah, the place where brats come from. 

It's a party in the streets, pretzels are served, and there's a parade at midnight that anyone can be part of.

It's a polka party like none other. 

The party starts around 8:30 p.m. at Laack's Hall on Monday, july 8th. 

If you can find Johnsonville, it's worth the drive.

Go get bendy! Yoga Fest is happening in Madison this weekend. 

Yoga Fest runs through Sunday. 

Finally, the "Big Gig" comes to a close this weekend. 

Remember, if you head down to Summerfest, don't pay full price for a gate ticket.

For admission promotions and all your Summerfest fun, click here.