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Listed below are 126 event Subjects which you may use to help you find events on Wisconline. Each event may use as many as three Subjects (if appropriate). The Subject list changes over time. Your comments are welcome.

  • Agriculture
  • Antiques
  • Archery
  • Art
  • Astronomy
  • ATVing
  • Auctions
  • Ballet
  • Ballooning — hot-air balloons and the occasional dirigible.
  • Baseball — and softball.
  • Basketball
  • Bicycling
  • Birding
  • Blues — music.
  • Boating — powerboats and jet skiis. For non-motorized watercraft see Canoeing, Kayaking and Sailing.
  • Books — reading & discussion groups, author visits and book signings, poetry readings, book publishing.
  • Business
  • Camping
  • Canoeing — Kayaking (below) is separate.
  • Cars — Car and truck shows, meets and races.
  • Circus — Circuses, circus parades, clown events, jugglers, acrobatic performances.
  • Classical — classical and chamber music.
  • Comedy
  • Community — community-building, social development, neighborhood improvement, peace, and social justice related events.
  • Computers — computers and technology.
  • Country — music.
  • Crafts
  • Cruises — Scheduled boat cruises for sightseeing or featuring music and dining.
  • Curling — curling is now an Olympic sport, and Wisconsin is home to more curlers — including many national and world champions — than any other state!
  • Dance — dance performances.
  • Dancing — classes and participation.
  • Economy
  • Education — use Schools for events sponsored by individual schools.
  • Environment — environment and energy-related events.
  • EstateSales
  • Ethnic — any event associated with a specific ethnic group or about ethnicity.
  • Fairs — intended mainly for state and county fairs, but also used for other events calling themselves fairs.
  • Families — any event that is primarily family-oriented.
  • FarmMarkets — community farmer's markets, orchard sales, and pick-your-own.
  • Festivals — ethnic and community festivals, music fests, and arts & crafts festivals. Festivals usually include a variety of separate activities and often (though not always) occur over several days.
  • Film
  • Fireworks
  • Fishing
  • Fitness
  • FleaMarkets
  • Flying — powered aircraft, soaring and hang-gliders.
  • Folk — music.
  • Food — events about food, cooking, and nutrition (not events at which food is merely available for consumption). Includes events for which food is the primary focus, such as wine tastings, chili cookoffs, cooking lessons, and baking contests.
  • Football
  • Galleries
  • Games — computer games, board games incl. chess, puzzles, and challenges.
  • Gaming — bingo, legalized casinos, gambling, and racetracks.
  • Gardening — gardening events, including home vegetable gardening, flower shows, landscaping seminars, and events in public gardens.
  • Golf
  • Government — hearings, meetings, conferences.
  • Health
  • Historic
  • Hobbies
  • Hockey
  • Holidays — religious and secular holidays and observances.
  • Homes — home buying and home improvements, including remodelling and interior decorating.
  • Horses
  • Hunting
  • International — events concerned with other countries and world affairs.
  • Jazz
  • Jobs — career expos, job fairs, and any event related to employment.
  • Kayaking
  • Kids — any event intended primarily for kids, or with a special emphasis on kids.
  • Kites — kite-building, kite-flying and competitions.
  • LegalAffairs
  • Men — events with a special emphasis for or about men.
  • Military — events related to veterans and the armed forces, including commemorations.
  • Money
  • Motorcycles — and ATVs.
  • Multisport — triathlons, duathlons, aquathons, and other multiple sport events. However, Triathlons are a separate subject.
  • Museums
  • Music — all kinds.
  • Musicals
  • NativeAmericans
  • Nature
  • Nightlife — nightclub and coffee house acts and performances.
  • Opera — opera, operettas, and comic opera.
  • OutdoorRec — any event thought of as an outdoor activity or outdoor recreation (not merely taking place outside).
  • Parades
  • Parents — any event with an emphasis for or about parents and parenting.
  • Pets — all kinds.
  • Photography
  • Poetry — poetry books, readings, or any event related to poetry.
  • Politics — political meetings, conferences, demonstrations; and events about politics, elections, issues, and the political process.
  • Polka — the official Wisconsin state dance.
  • Pop — music.
  • Quilts — quilt shows, quilt art exhibits, quilting.
  • Reenactments — medieval faires, trappers' rendezvous and Civil War encampments.
  • Religion — events about religion and religious issues, as well as events sponsored by any religious institution.
  • Rock — music.
  • Rodeos
  • Rummage
  • Running — fundraising walks/runs and competitive runs and walks, as well as events about running.
  • Sailing — sailing, wind-surfing, and ice sailing.
  • Sales — Maxwell Street days, sidewalk sales, merchant "open houses," and other retail sale events.
  • Schools — any school-related event at any level.
  • Science
  • Scuba — Scuba diving classes, demonstrations and recreational events.
  • Seniors — events with a special emphasis for or about seniors.
  • Singles — events with a special emphasis for or about singles.
  • Skating — ice, roller, in-line and skate boarding.
  • Skiing-Snowshoeing — downhill, cross-country, snowshoeing, snow-boarding and water skiing. For jet-skiis see Boating.
  • Skydiving
  • Snowmobiles
  • Soccer
  • Socials — Picnics, teas, barbecues, dinners and other community get-togethers, often centered around a meal. Socials usually feature a single major activity and take place on a single day (examples: pancake breakfasts, chicken dinners, ice cream socials, duck races).
  • Spirituality
  • Sports — encompasses all spectator and competitive sports.
  • Teens — events with a special emphasis for or about teenagers.
  • Tennis
  • Theater
  • Trains — historic steam trains, train rides, railway museums, hobby railroad events, circus trains, and wagon trains.
  • Travel — trips and tours organized in Wisconsin but going (shudder!) elsewhere, as well as travelogues and events about travel.
  • Triathlon — please put two sport events under subject: Multisport.
  • Trucks — truck events, big rigs, truck show.
  • Volleyball
  • Walking — recreational walking and hiking, including nature walks, architectural walks, and neighborhood walks. Competitive walks should be listed under Running.
  • Wildlife
  • WineTasting — wine events at wineries, or wine tasting events regardless of the location.
  • Winter — we got it, and we celebrate it! Sleigh rides, ice sculpture, snowshoes, snowmobiling, dog-sled racing, skijoring, candlelight skiing, and winter festivals.
  • Women — events with a special emphasis for or about women.
  • Wrestling — high school, intercollegiate and professional.
  • Writing

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