COMING EVENTS IN ADJOINING TOWNS

June 10, 2017 – Upnorth Beerfest in Eagle River, Wisconsin

June 16, 2017 – Relay for Life in Eagle River, Wisconsin

June 17 and 18, 2017 – Callie Rohr Memorial Canoe Race on the Wisconsin River based at Rohr’s Wilderness in Conover

June 18, 2017 – Take a Kid Fishing at the Conover Town Park and Lake Itsy Bitsy from 11 am to 3 pm

June 17, 2017 – Father’s Day Weekend Bass Catch and Release – Put on by AJ’s Walleye Lodge on Lake Gogebic – Entry fees are $50 per Father/Son or Father/Daughter or Relative or Friend – Single entry is $30 – Early Bird registry is before June 3 to qualify for bonus prizes – Register at Walleye Lodge before the fishing begins – Bass Tournament runs from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. est on Saturday – Includes a campfire social on Friday night and a tournament party on Saturday – Kids will enjoy making a Father’s Day gift for dad on Saturday – On Father’s Day receive a free #2 Breakfast Special at Antonio’s – Prizes are $500, $300, $100, $75, $50, $40, $30, $25, and $10 – For more information log on to www.walleyelodge.com or call 906-575-3557 – Get out with your friends and family and celebrate Father’s Day weekend with some great fun!

June 20 and continuing through August 10, 2017 – Trees for Tomorrow – Eagle River, Wisconsin – Evening Lecture Series – Tuesday 7 to 8 pm geared towards older children and adults – Local experts will present a variety of nature-themed topics including citizen science, Wisconsin carnivores, wilderness survival, and Ojibway culture.  The lecture series is held in the air-conditioned Education Hall at 519 Sheridan Street East.  Cost is $2.  Family Lecture Series – Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30 to 11:30 am – designed for families and grandfamilies with children aged 4 to 7 – Kids and their grownups will explore the Northwoods together through hands-on activities, fun games, nature-inspired art projects, and meeting live animals.  Cost is $4 per person – Science and Earth Exploration for Kids (S.E.E.K) – Wednesdays from 8:30 am to 4 pm – It’s a day-long program for kids age 8 to 12 – SEEK will dive into a different topic including forestry, wildlife, lakes, and more.  Kids have the opportunity to get connected with the Northwoods through outdoor discovery, hands-on experiments and interactive games.  Participants will also take a day to go off campus to explore the National Forest.  Cost is $35 per child per program.  Pre-registration at least 48 hours in advance is required.  For more information, check out www.treesfortomorrow.com/programs/summer or contact Melanie Steward at 715-479-6456 or Melanie@treesfortomorrow.com.  Trees for Tomorrow is a private, non-profit organization that annually serves 14,000 youth and adults with the mission to promote sustainable management of our annual natural resources through transformative educational experiences. 

June 24, 2017 – Ride with Leinie – This is an annual fundraiser now for the Wilderness Lakes Bike and Pedestrian Trail.  It is held at Forest Lake Country Store.  The first ride, 38 miles, departs at 11 a.m.  The second ride, 12 miles, departs at 1 p.m. and is led by Dick Leinenkugel.  Spend the afternoon enjoying Trig’s Smokehouse brats and of course Leinenkugel beers.  Early registration helps you nab one of the coveted Ride with Leinie T-shirts!

June 25, 2017 – Taste of Conover from 11 am to 3 pm

July 4, 2017 – Party in the Street and Fireworks – Eagle River’s Fourth of July Celebration in Downtown Eagle River – Music by “Still Kicking” will be provided from 10 to 11 a.m. along with a food and beer garden at the corner of Main and Wall Streets. 11 a.m. brings the kick-off of the Fourth of July Parade – Our parade will start this year at the corner of Capich and Wall Streets and will progress down Wall Street where it will disperse at the corner of Wall and Railroad Street. Following the parade, Wall Street will continue to be closed and for the first two blocks on Wall Street from First Street to Railroad Street, you will be entertained again by “Still Kicking”. Entertainment for children will be provided. There will be food and a beer garden there, too. At dusk, view the colorful fireworks in the sky over Hi-Pines Campground located on Highway 45 North of County G.

July 13 to 15, 2017 – U. P. Championship Rodeo with the Budweiser Clydesdales – See www.iron.org for more information.

July 15, 2017 – 45th Annual Artarama Riverwalk Art Show and Sale at Riverside Park – This one day art and craft show features top-quality artists. Live music, picnic food, and parking will be provided by non-profit organizations. Always held the third weekend in July.

August 10 to 13, 2017 – Iron County Fair – See www.iron.org for more information.

August 16, 2017 – 37th Annual Paul Bunyan Fest in Downtown Eagle River, Wisconsin – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – This fun-filled event features chain saw carving demonstrations, over 75 art and craft vendors, and live musical entertainment Come on down and enjoy a Paul Bunyan sized luncheon which includes a heap’n and help’n of potato salad, corn, a HUGE beef sandwich, and a cookie. Food is served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. or until it is all gone. Get there early…it is really good!!!

August 18 to 20, 2017 – World Championship UTV and ATV Derby in Eagle River at the Amsoil Work Championship Derby Track on Highway 45. This is the first ever World Championship Side x Side UTV and ATV Derby! Three big days of USAC-sanctioned racing! For more info call the Derby Track at 715-479-4424.

TBD – Humongous Fungus Fest

September 3, 2017 – Labor Day Arts and Crafts Show in Downtown Eagle River from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Featuring art and crafts from the Northwoods and beyond – Downtown businesses will also provide Sidewalk Sales – Also stop by the Sausage Fest being held at Riverview Park.

September 30, 2017 – Harvest and Haunt / Yooper Olympics – See www.iron.org for more information

October 7 and 8, 2017 – 38th Annual Cranberry Fest in Eagle River at the Vilas County Fairgrounds from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday – It’s a family fun festival having something for everyone with activities held throughout the town. Locally grown fresh cranberries, cranberry marsh tours, large art and craft show, world’s largest cranberry cheesecake, cranberry food of every kind, antique market, cranberry fiber arts and weavers show and sale, Berry Bog Jog 5K Fun Run/Walk, family entertainment, farmers market, and much, much more!

January 12 to 14, 2018 – 55th Annual Amsoil World Championship Snowmobile Derby Week – Trig’s Smokehouse Vintage World Championship Derby sponsor provides the Classic Vintage Races dedicated to the grand old racing machines of the 60s, 70s, and 80s. Amsoil World Championship Snowmobile Derby host three separate racing venues: ice oval, sno-cross, and vintage racing. Thursday evening features time trials – Friday night features Friday Night Thunder – Saturday features grueling heats, quarter and semi finals all leading up to the Championship Finals on Sunday. Racing daily at 10 a.m.

February 9 to 11, 2018 – 13th Annual Labatt Blue USA Adult Pond Hockey Championships – USA Hockey and Labatt Blue invites you, your team mates, and families to enjoy the experience this 4 on 4 pond hock championship held on Dollar Lake in Eagle River Visit the USA Hockey website for more information and registrations. Registrations will be accepted starting mid July of 2017.

 

 

 

 

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