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What’s going on for Thanksgiving in Rock County?

Thanksgiving Weekend 2019 Events in Janesville WI 

In a few short Thursdays, we’ll be treated to one of our favorite holidays here in Wisconsin – Thanksgiving! Not only is the promise of watching football all day and hanging out with family members a treat, but the day off from work or school makes this a relaxing and fun day, filled with love and good vibes. Today, we want to show you some of the coolest Thanksgiving Weekend 2019 Events in Janesville WI if you’re looking to get out for a bit during the day. Have fun!  


Festival Foods Turkey Trot – Janesville  

If you’re big into running or just need to ramp up your metabolism a little bit to burn off that turkey a little easier, you’re welcome to sign up for the Festival Foods Turkey Trot, happening on Thanksgiving Day in Janesville. The standard race is a 5-mile run, though there’s also an untimed 2-mile run/walk to check out – or, grab your dog and take him/her out for a 2-mile Dog Jog! 

Thanksgiving Day Buffet – Janesville Country Club 

Member of the Janesville Country Club? You’re invited to a full buffet happening at the club on Thanksgiving Day! With a menu featuring roasted turkey, prime rib, a full salad bar, mashed potatoes and gravy, and much more, it’s sure to be a delicious and fun time. Kids are invited as well, so don’t wait to RSVP!

Rotary Botanical Gardens Holiday Light Show 

The day after Thanksgiving is the unofficial start to the Christmas season (unless, of course, you started listening to Christmas music a week ago – not judging), and you’re all welcome to stop by Rotary Botanical Gardens for its annual holiday light show. With over 750,000 lights and some incredible designs, it’s a magical experience to say the least. 


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