Local Special Events

International Wine Tasting

The International Wine Tasting event in Milwaukee provides samples of hand-selected wines from around the world. Guests will enjoy hors d’oeuvres, desserts, games and a fantastic silent auction.

International Wine Tasting - Milwaukee WI, February 27, 2015

Walk to Cure Juvenile Arthritis

JAM is an upbeat, positive day for kids and families to raise awareness that kids get arthritis too. Individuals and teams are encouraged to participate and raise pledges to help fund the juvenile programs and services of the Arthritis Foundation Upper Midwest Region. JAM is held at Mall of America. 

2015 WTCJA- Bloomington, MN: March 7, 2015



Think local. Drink local. This Madison, WI craft brew tasting features “local beers and live music. Designated Driver tickets available.



Walk to Cure Arthritis

Arthritis Walk season kicks off during National Arthritis month in May. One or three-mile course options are walked by participants to raise awareness and funds for programs, services and research.

Bismarck- Bismarck, ND: May 2, 2015
Dane County- Madison, WI: May 2, 2015
Green Bay- Green Bay, WI: May 3, 2015
Northern Lakes- Baxter, MN: May 16, 2015
Milwaukee- Milwaukee, WI: May 16, 2015



Irish Fest

Run/Walk to Milwaukee Irish Fest is a certified 5K  run along Milwaukee’s beautiful Lakefront. The race ends at the North Gate of the world’s largest Irish festival. Participants receive free entrance to the festival.

Irish Fest- Milwaukee, WI: August 16, 2014


Mini Grand Prix

Mini Grand Prix LogoThe Mini Grand Prix is a fun and exciting way to support the Arthritis Foundatin and increase awareness for the 50,000,000 adults and 300,000 children living with arthritis. Drivers race cars on a course that will challange even the most experienced drivers' ability to race at top speeds of 50 mph. 

Mini Grand Prix- Cokato, MN; August 10, 2014


Art for Arthritis

The Arthritis Foundation will be hosting the 1st Art for Arthritis Gala in Sioux Falls. Various art work from local artists in South Dakota will be auctioned off.  Five of these artists will work with five local youth who suffer with Juvenile Arthritis to create an art piece. Heavy appetizers will be served, with a cash bar, a live and silent auction.

Art for Arthritis- Sioux Falls, SD: October 4, 2014


Jingle Bell Run/Walk

Participants bundled in warm clothes and holiday cheer participate in the Jingle Bell Run/Walk 5K to raise funds for arthritis programs, services and research.

Milwaukee- Milwaukee, WI: November 2, 2014
Fox Cities- Menasha, WI: November 15, 2014
Twin Cities- St. Paul, MN: November 22, 2014
Sioux Falls- Sioux Falls, SD: November 28, 2014
Duluth- Duluth, MN: December 6, 2014
Fargo- Fargo, ND: December 6, 2014
Green Bay- Green Bay, WI: December 6, 2014
Racine- Racine, WI: December 6, 2014
Madison- Madison, WI: December 7, 2014