What's happening in Ripon and Green Lake this weekend? Summer Concert Series, White Hot party, Pride Rally & more | What To Do | riponpress.com

2022-06-25 03:40:50 By : Mr. Zhike Wang

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Summer is in full swing in Ripon and Green Lake as each community is hosting a variety of events this weekend.

Star Six Nine will return Friday to the Horicon Bank Ripon Summer Concert Series for a free concert in downtown Ripon.

The performance, which is sponsored by von Briesen & Roper, s.c., takes place from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Village Green.

Star Six Nine combines seven individuals whose aspirations include performing great music and producing a fun show.

A variety of beverages are available and participants may bring lawn chairs or blankets to sit on. No carry-ins are allowed in the park because beverage sales help cover entertainment expenses.

Ripon's Citywide Rummage Sales, put on by the Ripon Commonwealth Press/Express and the Ripon Chamber of Commerce, gets underway Friday (some will get a head start and began Thursday) and will run through Saturday.

For a guide to this week’s sales, click this link: https://www.riponpress.com/news/your-guide-to-this-weekends-ripons-citywide-rummage-sales/article_85f971ae-f243-11ec-a955-8f401729fcf6.html

One of Green Lake’s most popular events, the White Hot Party, is being held on the 10-year anniversary of the Town Square Community Center.

It is set to take place on Saturday, June 25 from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Mill Pond Terrace.

Attendees may dress in their summer whites to the annual “mix and mingle” cocktail party to raise funds for Town Square Community Center projects.

The event will feature hors d’oeuvres, cocktails and live music. Catering will be provided by Goose Blind Grill & Bar, Pop-In Board & Box and Tuscumbia Country Club.

To purchase tickets for the party, visit www.greenlaketownsquare.org/whitehotparty22.

Thrasher Opera House will host Missoula Children's Theatre’s rendition of “Hansel and Gretel” Saturday at 3 and 5:30 p.m.

“Join us as over 50 local students, grades 1-12, present this original musical based on the classic tale,” an event posting on the Ripon Chamber of Commerce website says.

Tickets cost $15 for Adults and $10 for children.

The Ripon Highschool Gender & Sexualities Alliance (GSA) will be hosting a pride rally at Rotary Square Friday at 5 p.m.

The event will include a number of local speakers.

“Please come down and support the LGBTQ+ youth in our community,” an event posting on the Ripon Chamber of Commerce website says.

Wisconsin’s largest outdoor flea market in Princeton City Park takes place Saturday beginning at 6 a.m. and runs through the early afternoon.

“Enjoy unique finds and treasures,” the Princeton Chamber of Commerce says.

Existing vendor information or details on becoming a vendor at the Princeton Flea Market, can be found on the Princeton website www.princetonwi.com, or by calling the Chamber office at (920) 295-3877.

The Market at Town Square is an outdoor event every Friday from 3 to 6 p.m. It features fresh-off-the-farm goodness and handmade items.

“Enjoy the delights as local growers and artisans will show off their wares that you and your family will love. Live music, kids' activities and more,” Town Square says. “Thank you for buying local.”

Backstage Pass will perform at Town Square Tap Friday from 7 to 9 p.m.

The band covers top hits from iconic artists including Luke Combs and Walker Hayes, Aerosmith and Bon Jovi, Post Malone, The Weeknd.

The Green Lake Festival of Music’s Choral Institute will perform a concert Saturday from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Ripon College’s Demmer Recital Hall.

This year’s theme is “Heavenly Music,” and the repertoire includes not only Schubert’s Mass in G to be performed with professional soloists and orchestra, but also music that contemplates humanity’s place within the cosmos.

The Choral Institute will perform Elaine Hagenberg’s The Music of Stillness. Sponsored by Justus Paul with additional support from the Willcocks Fund

All Saints Church in Berlin will host a festival in Riverside Park Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The festival features over $12,000 in prizes. Mass in the park starts at 10:00 a.m. with the Singing Nuns.

Following, a chicken BBQ meal begins at 11 a.m. Live music by Alpine Blast is set for noon to 3 p.m.

Biergarten, ice cream, short order stand and country store will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Famous BINGO starts at 1 p.m. Big Ticket Raffle Drawing begins at 3 p.m.

Vines & Rushes Winery will host Live Music featuring The Belle Weather Friday from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

The Belle Weather is a modern folk and indie rock band with a fusion of inspired anthems and the art of simple storytelling.

Then, on Saturday, Vines & Rushes will host Live Music featuring Songa Saturday, June 25 from 2 to 5 p.m.

Songa is an acoustic group featuring Mario and Sherry Friedel producing original Latin and contemporary Americana music.

Songa has eclectic American influences of jazz, blues, Latino, folk and bluegrass, instrumentally woven together with acoustic guitars, ukulele, percussion, harmonica and prominent vocal harmonies.

The Green Lake Festival of Music will host a Composer Residency Concert Sunday from 3:15 to 4:15 p.m.

The Composer Residency will perform audience favorites like Through Love to Light and newer works such as Deep Peace and Alleluia.

This year’s Composer Residency will also give the world premieres of two new pieces, including one commissioned by the GLFM especially for this occasion.

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