The Great American Picnic in Downtown Wellen

Downtown Wellen’s Great American Picnic is the perfect way to kick off your Independence Day celebrations. With live music happening all day, your friends and family will be moving and grooving at this spirited event. The celebration doesn’t stop there — we’ve rounded up some of the highlights planned for this freedom festival.

String lights hanging overhead at outdoor dining hall.

What to eat

Head to The Yard food containers to pick up something delicious. A few of the fast-casual bites we’re craving are:

  • A Chicago-style ballpark hot dog and popcorn from PopDogs.
  • An authentic New England lobster roll fresh from Claw & Co.

Red shipping container with kayaks stacked up on the inside.

The Winner is……

There is something very American about a little friendly competition, and this year at the Great American Picnic, we are hosting a few of our favorite picnic competition games to keep things fun and festive. Be sure to sign-up for your favorite activity below. 

  • Enter the pie bake-off for your chance to be crowned the ultimate Wellen Park deliverer of deliciousness. 
  • A watermelon eating contest, both for adults and youth, to test their skills in downing a slice of watermelon without using their hands.
  • Paddle your way to a prize with our paddle boat races courtesy of Kind Vibes Outfitters on the Grand Lake.

Person painting child's face

How to have a Wellen good time

While you are destined to have a great time as you soak up the sun, tunes, and food, it doesn’t stop there. A few of the activities we’re most looking forward to include:

  • All the kid-friendly activities like face painting, balloon toss, hula hoops, giant Jenga, and carnival games.
  • Enter the augmented reality world of Downtown Wellen through the Wander at Wellen experience.
  • Snap a GLAM photo at the 360 photo experience to share on social media.
  • Cornhole tournament

No matter how you choose to spend your day, we hope you join us for the Great American Picnic happening July 1st from 11 am to 11 pm in Downtown Wellen.

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