So it's officially the South Lake Union Streetcar but what fun is that? The SLUT is short for the South Lake Union Trolley. The SLUT even has its own t-shirts that read "Ride the S.L.U.T."
1. Bratfest is held every year on Memorial Day Weekend Friday - Monday on Willow Island at the Alliant Energy Center. It moved to Willow Island a few years ago after being held in the Sentry Foods parking lot when it first began.
In 2008 the fest set a world record for the most brats consumed in a weekend. Each year they try to break their own world record by selling more and more brats.
In addition to Brats, Bratfest also offers hotdogs and Boca Brats (vegetarian) for very reasonable prices.
Free live entertainment is available on two stages as well as carnival rides and sweet treats. Rutabega also offers kayaking for kids.
Admission is free, parking is free, and a large portion of profits go to dozens of Madison area charities. Check it out!
2. Johnsonville sponsors the annual "World's Largest Brat Fest". It is usually held Memorial Day weekend on Willow Island at the Alliant Energy Center. Parking, admission, and music are all free. Carnival rides and games are available. The rides cost $2-$4 each. Brats and hot dogs are relatively inexpensive ($1.50 in 2008). A large portion of the proceeds go to local charities.
A cheesesteak with Provolone cheese and onions.
Taking place every June 19th, Juneteenth started in Galveston over a century ago to commemorate the emancipation of slaves in the United States. While Juneteenth is widely celebrated in Texas (especially among the African American population), people in other parts of the country remain unaware of this American holiday.