Cheese-A-Palooza kicks off at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, featuring live music, activities for kids and many foods featuring Wisconsin cheese. The event takes place along the harbor between Second Avenue and Sixth Avenue at 54th Street. The public is invited to a group cheese tasting as the festival opens, with a goal of breaking a Guinness Book of World Records. Festival hours are 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Aug. 31-Sept. 1. Visit: wisconsincheeseapalooza.com for details.