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Find all the festivals, events, trailrides, runs, paddles, skis and just about anything you can imagine that could take place on a street, bridge or path!

“Highlighting what makes the Great Lakes Great… In Wisconsin!

Lake Superior — South Shore Events


Cellar  Jazz Concert

Enter the speakeasy for a night of jazz and gaming. 1920’s period dress encouraged with prizes for best dressed.
February 24, 2018

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Lake Superior  Big Top Chautauqua

Nestled at the base of Mt Ashwabay Ski Hill, 3 miles south of Bayfield, Wisconsin, Big Top overlooks Lake Superior and the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore. Their summer schedule includes performances by renowned national, regional and touring musicians and runs from mid June to early September.
June – September Events!

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Apostle Islands  Sled Dog Race

Join the fun for an extraordinary wintertime adventure!Pick your favorite sled dog team and cheer them on from start to finish as they race the challenging course of hills and flats, through the forests of the Bayfield Peninsula. Keep warm with coffee and hot chocolate beside the bonfire as you wait for your team to return. It’s an unforgettable experience for young and old, spectator and racer alike. And an absolute must for any winter sports enthusiasts or dog lover!
February 2-3, 2018

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Bike Across  the Bay

Washburn WI!
February 19, 2018

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Bayfield  in Bloom

Admire over 50,000 blooming daffodils, a vibrant mosaic of roadside lupine & rolling orchards of apple blossoms bursting into rosy color during our month-long celebration of spring. Special events include a live WPR Broadcast of Garden Talk and a Garden Expo at the historic Lakeside Pavilion in downtown Bayfield, Garden Tours and the annual Blessing of the Fleet. Bayfield in Bloom runs from May 11 through June 10, 2018.
May 11 – June 10, 2018

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Annual Chequamegon Bay  Birding & Nature Festival

12th Anniversary of Chequamegon Bay Birding & Nature Festival.Three days of birding and nature activities on Wisconsin’s south shore of Lake Superior at the peak of spring migration.
May 17-19, 2018 on Saturdays

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Memorial  ATV Rally

There is no better way to kick of the summer than with some off-road riding, friends, and family for Memorial Day weekend! Come to Hurley, WI where they hold the largest ATV rally in Wisconsin every year. The Poker Run starts on Thursday, May 24th and ends on Sunday, May 27th, 2018. Local businesses will be offering specials all weekend long along with raffles. On Sunday the Hurley Fire Department will host its infamous mud pit near Twin City Dairy. Come join them for a bundle of fun this Memorial Day, make sure to book your weekend ahead of time as lodging fills up quick!
May 24-27, 2018 on Saturdays

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Port Wing  Saturday Market

Memorial Day weekend through Apple Fest weekend in October
May 26 – October 6, 2018 on Saturdays

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South Shore  PTO Harbor Run/Walk 5K

Memorial Day weekend.
May 29, 2018

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Blessing of  the Fleet

History comes to life with the traditional Blessing of the Fleet Ceremony on Sunday, June 10, 2018, at 1pm, as commercial fishing boats, tugs, powerboats, sailboats, excursion crafts, kayaks and rowboats parade through Bayfield’s City Harbor. As they pass by the tip of the pier, clergy from the Apostle Islands community grant each vessel a blessing for safe passage and a prosperous season on Lake Superior. All boats in the Chequamegon Bay area are invited to participate in the ecumenical service and Blessing Ceremony. The service begins at 1pm in Memorial Park. From there, the clergy proceed to the City Dock to begin the Blessing of the fleet. All are welcome at this event.
June 10, 2018 at 1pm

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Apostle Islands  Inline Marathon

If gliding along smooth pavement through scenic woodlands offering breathtaking views of Lake Superior sounds like your idea of skating heaven, the Apostle Islands Inline is the perfect event for you.
June 16, 2018

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South Shore  Lions Father’s Day Weekend Fishing Contest – Port Wing

South Shore Lions Father’s Day Weekend Fishing Contest
June 16-17, 2018

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Bayfield Concerts  by the Lake

Bayfield’s Concerts by the Lake take place every Tuesday, from June 19 through September 4, 2018 in Memorial Park. Music begins at 7pm. In case of rain, the concert will be held at the Madeline Island Ferry Line terminal building, at the base of Washington Ave.
June 19 – September 4, 2018 on Tuesdays

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Lake Superior  Day Celebration – Port Wing

A full day of fun! Check out the schedule of events!
June 21, 2018

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Superior Vista’s Bike Tour  – Washburn WI

Enjoy cruising the gently rolling hills with views of Lake Superior and the surrounding forest and countryside. Loops of 13, 19, 34, 52, 70, a 40-mile out and back and a century (100-mile) ride! Fully supported ride with route map, support vehicles, and food/beverage stops en-route and at the finish. Some routes overlap so you can decide to shorten or lengthen your ride as you wish.
June 23, 2018

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Ashland’s  Bay Days Festival

Bay Days offers great, old-fashioned family fun with activities for all ages! Kids will love the baby crawl, toddler run, big wheel and don’t forget the free activities. The Little Minnow Kids’ Triathlon provides age-appropriate swimming, running and biking courses for children ages 5-13. Bay Days also features delicious food, arts & crafts, a strongman competition, live music and entertainment, a pie-eating contest, dog jumping contest and much more!
July, 2018

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Brownstone  Block Party

Visit beautiful Washburn on the shores of Lake Superior and enjoy the weekend of events.
June 27-29, 2018

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Board  Across the Bay

Washburn Board Across the Bay honors the life of Tom Blake; a native son of Washburn and one of the world’s well known long board surfers.
July 27-28, 2018

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Heritage Days In Hurley

Washburn Board Across the BayThe Hurley Area is home to some pretty impressive, one-of-a-kind features and even some world records. Click below to discover Hurley’s great history and heritage!
July 28-31, 2018

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Paavo Nurmi/strong> Marathon

Where were you in 1969? If you were in northern Wisconsin during the summer of ’69 you could have seen or even run in the first-ever Paavo Nurmi Marathon. If you weren’t here for that running, plan now to come to Hurley, Wisconsin for the annual running of the Paavo Nurmi Marathon, always held on the second Saturday in August.
August 11, 2018

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Ashland County Fair

We welcome you to the Ashland County Fair. The fair has been located in Marengo, Wisconsin since 1963.
August 16-19, 2018

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Washburn  Color Rides

Sponsored by North Coast Cycling Association and the Washburn Area Chamber of Commerce. Enjoy a series of three group rides and a Saturday evening party to enjoy the fall colors and enjoy the company of others! All rides are free and open to the public.
September 28, 2018

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Big Water  Film Festival

Films for 2018 are beginning to come in and the Committee is hard at work in reviewing them. Our schedule for 2018 will be posted early this Fall. You are invited to submit your films, feature films, documentaries, animation, or any other creative film expression for consideration for the upcoming film festival. Find out more using the link below.
November 7-11, 2018

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“Highlighting what makes the Lake Michigan Shoreline… Great!

Lake Michigan — West Shore Events



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