Mielke Park & Mielke Arts Center

The Shawano Folk Music Festival has one of the best sites imaginable for a small summer folk music festival. It’s beautiful, it’s big enough to hold 4 outdoor stages, yet small enough to feel intimate and friendly.

Mielke Park is a small wooded County Park. Footpaths meander through the trees, connecting a few small clearings. It's got a big pond, a playground, an amphitheate and an air-conditioned theater. A pair of bald eagles has found a home at the top of one of the park’s tall trees. 

The festival’s Evening Concerts are held in Mielke Arts Center, a small black-box theater in the center of the park.The daytime programs take place on the Ridges Amphitheater stage and at Maple Grove, Bullfrog Flats and Pond View Glen - stages under tents in the park’s clearings. There’s a food court just outside the Arts Center, and crafters set up booths along the foot paths. The Mielke Arts Center is managed by the Shawano County Arts Council. 

Shawano Folk Music Festival     shawanofestival@hotmail.com     715-850-1244