Darlington (Wis.) Canoe Festival: This will be the 52nd year of paddling fun. June 7-10. www.darlingtoncanoefest.com.
Ghost Sundays, Field of Dreams: The ballplayers will come out of the cornfield in Dyersville on four summer Sundays. fieldofdreamsmoviesite.com/events.
John Deere Classic: An annual PGA golf tournament at TPC Deere Run, Hampton Township, Ill., July 11-14. www.johndeereclassic.com.
Mississippi Valley Open Tennis Tournament: It’s a big year, as the 50th annual Dubuque event is expected to draw hundreds. July 15-17 (juniors), July 19-21 (adults). tiny.cc/y4hxiy.
Ride Across Wisconsin: A 225 mile bike-ride from La Crosse to Green Bay, Wis., Aug. 16-18. tinyurl.com/y9ewu4l9.
Rodeos: Bellevue, Iowa, June 20-22, bellevuerodeo.com; Dubuque/Wisconsin high school, Dubuque County Fairgrounds, May 18-19; Edgewood, Iowa, June 27-30, tiny.cc/6nixiy; Galena, Ill., July 5-6, tiny.cc/ssixiy.
Ski Bellevue (Iowa) Water Ski Show: This annual series takes place about once a month on the Mississippi River. facebook.com/skibellevue.
Tour Of the Mississippi River Valley: Bike ride from Bettendorf (106 miles) or Goose Lake (69 miles) to Dubuque and back. June 7-9. www.qcbc.org/tomrv/ride.html.
Whitewater parks: Ride the waves at Elkader, Iowa (elkaderwhitewater.com) and Manchester, Iowa (tiny.cc/5hhxiy).