Hudson, WI has the annual Hot Air Affair where we are treated in February to a plethora of hot air not related to politics. Launching is dependent on weather but they generally will all inflate for everyone who braves the cold, and should definitely be checked out in the moonlight. Hudson Hot Air Affair
Unfortunately, it was a bit too windy for some of the events but the Mister and I thoroughly enjoyed watching the Torchlight Parade and Fireworks on the river front. The looks on the kids faces s always worth the cold cheeks. We went to Dunn Bros and filled up on java and basked in the warm the topless baskets put off.