Barely Balanced Performance
Friday, July 28 from 4:30-5pm
Barely Balanced is a comedy, acrobatics and knife show all in one!
Holland Fest is fun for the entire family. An alcohol free festival ensures that kids of all ages can safely enjoy the unique traditions of this unique festival. If you’re Dutch, you’re family. If you’re not Dutch, you are today!
You’ll fall in love with Cedar Grove, Wisconsin. This friendly small town just off the shore of Lake Michigan is loaded with friendly Dutchmen (and “Dutchmen-for-a-day!”) ready to welcome you and show you a great time. Oh, and because we’re dutch, most of the stuff is free!
We’ve got something for everyone! Great food. Great Music. Games. Food. Shows. Delft. Wooden shoe races. Klompen Dancing. Street sweeping. Delft. Food. A parade. Dutch costumes. A 5K/10K Walk/Run. Raffle Prizes. A car show. Did we mention food?
Cedar Grove, WI was formed when survivors of the Phoenix disaster washed up on Amsterdam beach in 1845. These Dutch immigrants founded Cedar Grove, Wisconsin four years later in 1849. The descendants of these founders wanted to find a way to celebrate their Dutch heritage. The Holland Festival was born. The party included Dutch costumes, Dutch food, Klompen dancing, street sweeping, music, and a parade down Main Street. Now, more than 70 years of celebration later, these beloved Dutch traditions are alive and well. We annually welcome a diverse crowd of thousands to our small town the last Friday/Saturday weekend of July. People from around the world come to join in on the fun. In fact, we quadruple our town’s population during these two days every July! Come and celebrate with us this year; we can’t wait to say, “Welkom!”
This Olie Bollen is insanely good! Fried dough with a sugar coat. Fresh made. Yup- it’s that good. Try ‘em with raisins for Dutch bonus points.
Our main park festivities are handicap accessible.
Raffles occur all day on the hour. If you’re not there before the final drawing, your prize goes back up for grabs until someone in person claims it. For the grand prizes, you do not need to be in attendance. Pro tip: the earlier you buy, the better your odds!
A lot of these costumed Dutchies are wearing sponges or padding between their socks and the wood to ensure a comfy fit.