2018 Summer Events

Mosinee Community Band    Wednesday July 4  at 7:00 pm

The Mosinee Community Band brings a patriotic concert to Rib Mountain.

Honoring the CCC with Bill Jamerson  Saturday, July 7 at 6:00 pm

Heartfelt and hilarious tales from the 1930s. With guitar in hand Bill Jamerson returns to Rib to sing songs and tell stories about members of the Civilian Conservation Corps who worked their way through the Great Depression by planting trees and building roads, including projects here at Rib Mountain. The story of the CCC has universal appeal because it’s about underdogs who are given a second chance. Adults and students alike love Bill’s stories about teens and the struggles they experienced during the Great Depression. billjamerson.com

Up Close with Snake Discovery   Sunday July 15  at 5:00 pm

Meet cool reptiles!

Snake Discovery brings friendly snakes along to teach kids (and adults!) about reptiles during this fun and educational program.  Hands-on learning grabs your attention, and plenty of props and live examples are used for a well-rounded, engaging program for everyone! Kids of all ages can enjoy being up close with these lovable reptiles! snakediscovery.com

Shakespeare in the Park    Friday, July 27 at 7:00 pm

Join the Summit Players of Marquette University for a stripped-down, six actor production of Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night” to be performed for FREE at Rib Mountain State Park. This theater troupe created a new cutting of the script to make a tight, one hour and fifteen minute show of mayhem, character switches and hilarity. The production is ‘Shakespeare out of a trunk,’ with minimal set, costumes, props and a focus on actors, as per the style of Shakespeare’s time. Performed at the Rib Mountain State Park Amphitheater.   summitplayerstheatre.com

“Playing with Shakespeare: Get Outside with Will” Theatre Workshop Friday, July 27 at 5:30 pm (prior to performance)

Shakespeare is fun for the whole family!

Think Shakespeare is old and boring? Think again! Join the Summit Players for 45 minutes of fun and brain acrobatics! Play some games, work with some text and explore the natural world. Learn how Shakespeare used nature in his plays and why his characters talk the way they do. Shed any iambic penta-jitters, then join us for the show! Meet at the Park Amphitheater. Ages 8 and up.   summitplayerstheatre.com

Raptors Up Close     Saturday, August 4, 6-7:00 pm

The Raptor Education Group is a nonprofit organization committed to the rehabilitation, education and research of all native birds. Discover the different groups of raptors, such as hawks, falcons and owls, that call Wisconsin home as you meet some of our feathered educators. Explore ways you can help keep our birds in the wild and remain a significant part of the ecosystem as you learn each bird’s unique story. Meet at the park amphitheater. If there is rain, the event will be moved to the Friends Gathering Space

Rib Mountain History Hike     Saturday, August 18, 10-11:00 am

Join Friends of Rib Mountain State Park Board Member Wes Ebert as he takes you on a journey back in time. Look at a homestead foundation from the 1880’s and learn what it was like to settle in this area. Also a little about the mining activities that took place in this area. Meet at the Grouse Lane entrance to the park off of County Hwy NN. Please wear appropriate footwear for rough terrain. Call the park at 715-842-2522 in case of rain.

All programs are free of charge – daily or annual park admission sticker required. Bench seating is provided for all programs but patrons are invited to bring their own comfortable seating.  For information on day of show call the park office at 715-842-2522

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