Big Cheese Drop, Droppin' of the Carp and more to do around Wisconsin this weekend
La Crosse: Skyrockers New Year's Eve Fireworks at the Bluff. Watch fireworks launched from Grandad bluff at 6 p.m. and midnight Dec. 31. See skyrockers.org.
Plymouth: Big Cheese Drop. New Year's Eve begins with music, s'mores, pudgie pies and cheese around a bonfire at 8:30 p.m., then a big cheese drop at 10 p.m. and a champagne toast at midnight at the Plymouth Arts Center. See plymoutharts.org.
Prairie du Chien: Droppin' of the Carp. Countdown to 2018 with Carpfest Dec. 31-Jan. 1. Watch Lucky the carp drop at midnight on New Year's Eve, and enjoy music and entertainment beginning at 9 p.m. See carpfest.org.
Rice Lake: Tuscobia Winter Ultra. Run, bike or ski 80 or 160 miles in this race on the Tuscobia State Trail Dec. 29-31. Or cheer on the participants as they begin at 6 a.m. Friday or 10 a.m. Saturday. The longer distance will start and finish at the KC Hall in Rice Lake. See tuscobia.wordpress.com.
Woodruff: Red Hot Fun New Year's Eve Celebration. Celebrate the new year with a chili feed, fireworks, live music, horse-drawn wagon rides, skating, sledding and a bonfire from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 31 at the Woodruff Town Hall. See minocqua.org.