Events in Pleasant Prairie
What's Happening in and Around Pleasant Prairie
In the age of COVID, many things are not the same as they once were - notably, events. While we are working to ensure the most up-to-date information, if you plan to attend an event in Pleasant Prairie please contact the event organizers prior to heading out. While in the area, explore the outdoors and dine-in or take-out to support our local restaurants. Thank you!
In addition to the distinctive attractions, the area is bustling with exciting events at any time of year. One-time, ongoing, and highly-anticipated annual events in Pleasant Prairie give locals and visitors alike a chance to come together to immerse themselves in the artistic, cultural, and sporty communities that make up our village.
For the artist in you, Pleasant Prairie has classes, workshops, and performances that will delight and enlighten. Meet your friends at Pinot’s Palette to take arts and crafts workshops while you sip wine and listen to great music. Salsa, tango, and waltz around the dancefloor at Fred Astaire Dance Studios for ballroom dance classes no matter your skill level.
Pleasant Prairie is home to athletic events held year-round at the RecPlex. The friendly, approachable staff at RecPlex offer a variety of strength and cardio fitness classes and host sports camps and tournaments for visiting athletes. Hockey matches and figure skating competitions are held in the RecPlex Ice Arena, which includes two NHL-sized ice rinks.
Pleasant Prairie is within 20 minutes of Carthage College and UW Parkside which can further enrich your visit. Be sure to check out the numerous theatrical productions, dance recitals, and ensemble performances on these campuses while you’re in the area.
Experience the best of Pleasant Prairie by attending one of our unique annual events. From holiday celebrations that bring everyone together to outdoor events that showcase the natural beauty of our slice of Wisconsin, annual events in Pleasant Prairie let you get to know the Village from a festive perspective.
TRIATHLONS | SUMMER - VARIOUS DATES
In June, the annual Pleasant Prairie Triathlon brings triathletes from all over the Midwest to challenge themselves amongst the greenery and mild weather found here in the summer. This monumental race combines a swim through spring-fed Lake Andrea, a bike ride along picturesque roads, and a run through Prairie Springs Park on both paved and gravel roads for a day of heart-pounding fun. Kids can also go for the gold at the Pleasant Prairie Cup and Junior Triathlon. In August, the Wisconsin Women's Triathlon (formerly the Iron Girl Triathlon) empowers female athletes of all experience levels, including kids.
BRISTOL RENAISSANCE FAIRE | JULY-SEPTEMBER
No year is complete without a trip to the award-winning Bristol Renaissance Faire. This summer renaissance faire is an immersive experience of food, rides, costumes, and live entertainment. Visit more than once as special themed weekends mean you’ll never have the same experience twice at the Bristol Renaissance Faire!
TWELFTH NIGHT HOLIDAY TREE BONFIRE | JANUARY
Pleasant Prairie celebrates the end of the holiday season in a big way at the annual Twelfth Night Holiday Tree Bonfire. This isn’t a little backyard pit fire, this is a HUGE bonfire full of used pine Christmas trees. Join us in giving the holidays one last hurrah over treats and hot chocolate surrounded by friends new and old as we bid the season farewell.
Pleasant Prairie’s annual events are just the occasion you need to come by and see what we’re all about! Choose an event for the base of your trip here and stay a while.