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APRIL 2023

  • Ashland High School Sports Schedule 
  • Northland College Sports Schedule
  • Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center. Open 7 days a week, 9am-5pm. A great place to visit!  Exhibits, lookout tower and walking trails.  Please check out their Facebook Page. 
  • Vaughn Public Library – It’s not just books.
  •   Follow the Mural Brick Road … in the county of the land of Ashland.  A fun scavenger hunt with the beautiful murals in Ashland County!
  • Washburn Cultural Center April  exhibit “I See, I Paint,” Mati Palm-Leis
  • Big Top Chautauqua Presents Open Mic Nights at The Backstage! Wednesday Nights. 6- 9 pm. Get up on stage or just grab a seat and listen. Each week we will be joined by a special guest host, including some of your favorite Blue Canvas Orchestra Musicians! All musicians welcome to play. Everyone is welcome to attend. The bar will be ready to serve you, and there will be snacks for purchase. No cover, no tickets, and no reservations needed. The Backstage is located just south of Bayfield city limits at Big Top Chautauqua Headquarters: 84810 State Hwy 13, Bayfield, WI 54814. For more info go to or call 715.373.5552.
  • Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church BINGO! Tuesday nights!  Doors open 5:30pm, Bingo starts at 6:30pm. Food and Beverages for sale. 201 Lake Shore Dr E Ashland. For more information go to 715-682-7620.


APRIL 2023 Events

  • 04/01/2023
    AHS Spring Craft & Vendor Boutique & Pre-prom Teen Shopping Event. Hosted by AHS Pay It Forward Project. 9AM – 2PM. Ashland High School 1900 Beaser Ave.  Vendors with handmade gifts and home-based businesses plus several vendors featuring prom related items. There will be over 200 dresses and a large rack full of men’s dress clothing plus shoes & accessories. Lunch, Raffles & Door Prizes. Visit their facebook event page for more info.
  • 04/01/2023
    Looking for something to fill your Saturday morning this Easter Season? Trinity Lutheran Church, 701 Vaughn Ave, Ashland, invites you and your children to experience the love that Jesus has for you on Easter. You will use all of your 5 senses to experience Jesus’ last week on earth. We will follow Jesus to the cross where he died for our sins, but he didn’t stay dead – he rose again on Easter. There will be games, crafts, and food. Please bring clothes for possible outdoor play. This event is free to the public. Visit to register your child or to volunteer. Call Heidi at 715-495-7338 with any questions.
  • 04/01/2023
    Cable Natural History Museum presents: Junior Naturalist Activity Day: Spring Celebrations!  Families can stop by the Cable Natural History Museum anytime between 10a.m. and Noon to participate in naturalist-led activity and craft stations. Donations welcome. For more information visit or call 715-798-3890.
  • 04/01/2023
    Home Expressions Garden Extravaganza!  116 W Main Street. Sat. 10AM-4PM. BOGO Sale. Buy one get 50% off on one garden item.
  • 04/01/2023
    Applications are now available for the annual Chequamegon Bay Arts Council (CBAC) Artistic Development grants.The purpose of this grant is to promote ongoing learning and to encourage area residents to further their artistic abilities for reasons of personal growth and enhanced community artistic excellence. Any continuing education opportunity in the field of visual, performing, or literary arts would be eligible for considerations. Opportunities can include short-term courses pertaining to an artistic field of interest, workshops, art/ music/ performance/ literary camps, or well-defined individual research projects of an artistic nature.  Any professional, amateur, or student artist residing in Ashland or Bayfield County is eligible to apply.  Applications and eligibility guidelines will be available on the CBAC website:  The application deadline is April 1 and funding announcements will be made by April 13, 2023.For further information contact CBAC grant coordinator, Chris Lindsey, at
  • 04/01/2023
    Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center Spring Bazaar from 10am to 2pm  42 vendors all handcrafted items. For more info visit
  • 04/01/2023
    Family Hike at the Forest Lodge Nature Trail. Meet at 2p.m. at the trailhead on Garmisch Road, return by 4:00 p.m. Register by March 30th by calling 715-798-3890 or visit $10 per person
  • 04/01/2023
    Washburn Ducks Unlimited Banquet at the AmericInn Hotel and Conference Center, 3009 Lakeshore Dr E, Ashland. Doors open at 5pm. For more information and for reservations, call 715-373-2087 or 715-292-2178, or email
  • 04/01/2023
    Chequamegon Symphony Orchestra Concert, at the Alvord Theatre, 1411 Ellis Ave, Ashland.  7:30pm.  “Winds of a New Beginning”, featuring collaboration with the Northland College Choirs. General Admission $6, Seniors $5, students free. For more information contact 715-682-0446
  • 04/02/2023
    The Knights of Columbus will host an all-you-can-eat pancake and sausage breakfast at Our Lady of the Lake Social Hall, 201 Lakeshore Drive E., Ashland, from 8am to 11AM. Cost: $7 for adults; $5 for children ages 5-11; free for children under age 5. New families touring the school receive complimentary breakfasts. Eat in or take out. 715-682-9621.
  • 04/04/2023
    The Deepwater Grille Proudly Presents…The Funniest Night of Your Life!
    The Pub & Grub Comedy Tour Starring Mike Marvell and Co-Starring John Olson. Show Time 7PM, seating starts at 6PM. Tickets are $10.00 in advance and $15.00 at the door. Come in early to get a great seat and have an appetizer, cocktail, and a great dinner. Your ticket to the show will get you entered in a drawing to be held at the end of the show. The prize will be a $100.00 gift card to The Deepwater Grille/The Alley. Tickets are available Now at the bar or online at
  • 04/06-08/2023
    The Chequamegon Community Church will be holding their Annual Easter drama/musical called “Watch the Lamb” on Thursday, Friday at 7PM and Saturday matinee at 2pm. Chequamegon Community Church is located on County Hwy. C in Washburn WI.  Tickets are free but seating is limited.  For tickets call 715-373-2939 or stop by the Ashland Area Chamber of Commerce, The Eye Glass Shop  in Ashland or North Coast Coffee in Washburn.
  • 04/7/2023
    Landmark Conservancy presents: Winter Plant ID on a Wisconsin Spring Day. 10 am-1 pm. Join Northland College professor Sarah Johnson & Landmark Conservancy’s Charly Kearns for a winter botany hike at Tyler Forks Community Forest, 37475 WI-169, Mellen. Please contact Charly Kearns for more information about planned activities. Free registration is required. Visit Winter Plant ID on a Wisconsin Spring Day – Landmark Conservancy (
  • 04/07-08/2023
    56th Annual Ashland Folk Festival.  The Northland College Student Association is pleased to host the 56th Annual Ashland Folk Festival! This year’s festival will feature thirteen bands and refreshments at the Bay City Bohemian Hall on the east side of Ashland, 319 11th Avenue East, Ashland. Music starts at 4 p.m. on Friday and 1PM on Saturday and goes until late at night. This event is free and open to the public.  Click the link for more information
  • 04/08/2023
    White Winter Winery presents: Make your own fairy house! 10:30AM-12:30PM. 68323 Lea Street Iron River. Register before April 1st! Visit for more info and to register or call 715-372-5656
  • 04/08/2023
    Ashland Easter Egg Hunt on the County Courthouse lawn in downtown Ashland. Starts at 11am. Ages 2-6.  Sponsored in part by Walmart and Northwoods Community Credit Union.  For more information, call 715-682-2500.
  • 04/08/2023
    Event Horizon, 705 Main St. W. in Ashland.  Make your own Spring Liver cleanse formula. 11am-1pm.  Healing with Yulia! We will be making our own liver cleanse formula as well as discuss all the benefits of the herbs that are in it.  $25 per person and it will include the herbal cleanse formula for you to take home (1 month worth). Please register for this class! Yulia – text or call 715-413-2290 or email
  • 04/09/2023
    Happy Easter
  • 04/09-23-30/2023
    Northwood Tech Express Admissions, Saturdays, April 9, 23, and 30. 8am-Noon. Whether you’re just considering college, ready to apply, or need to complete your admissions requirements, the Express Admissions event is designed to meet you at whatever stage you’re at. Learn about admissions, financial aid and scholarships. Explore 100+ programs and apply to Northwood Tech for FREE! Or register for classes and take a campus tour. Northwood Tech is here to help you every step of the way in your educational journey. Visit
  • 04/13/2023
    The Packer Tailgate Tour will be in Ashland.  Sponsor the Oredocker Foundation.  5-9pm.  Tickets are $10  Click here to purchase yours now!
  • 04/14-16 & 20-23/2023
    The Chequamegon Theatre Association presents I DO! I DO!  Tickets available at Moores on Main.  For more information go to
  • 04/15/2023
    Ashland Area Mulch, 810 14th Ave. East, Ashland, Opening for the 2022 season. Hours: Saturdays 9am – 5pm and by appointment weekdays.  Weekday deliveries and pick-ups available.  Call 715-373-2344 or email
  • 04/15/2023
    Salem Church of Ashland presents: 2023 Sportsmen’s For God Annual Banquet. This year with Billy Molls as our guest speaker. We are giving away $1500 in prizes and have a great evening planned. Tickets are $20 or reserve a table to share with 8 friends for $160. Doors open at 5 PM, dinner starts at 5:30. Contact Travis Larson at 715-209-6910 to reserve a table or for tickets or visit
  • 04/15-16/2023
    Northland Elite Basketball Club, Inc. Bash at the Bay-Boys & Girls Basketball Tournament, Grades 5-12 – Travel teams and HS teams welcome.  Games held at Northland College and Ashland HS Fieldhouse.  $350.00 entry fee – 4 game guarantee.  For more information check the website or contact Kyle Bernhoft at 715-379-3932.
  • 04/16/2023
    White Winter Winery presents: History of Iron River through Mackmiller/Callahan Family! 1-3PM. 68323 Lea Street Iron River. We’ll have the collection of 120 year old victorian dre4sses discovered in the attic of an Iron River Pioneer! Presentation is free however donations appreciated. Meal option for purchase. Reservations required. Visit for reservations or call 715-372-5656.
  • 04/ 20-23/2023
    The Chequamegon Theatre Association presents I DO! I DO!  Tickets available at Moores on Main.  For more information go to
  • 04/20-22/2023
    Ashland School of Dance Spring Recital will be held at the Ashland High School auditorium, 1900 Beaser Ave. on Thursday & Friday at 6pm, Saturday at 2pm & 6pm. Recital tickets will be available for purchase online beginning Sunday, January 22 by using the following link or by logging into your online account and clicking “Tickets” on the home page.   We will keep everyone updated on the recital through our website, emails and monthly newsletters.For more information call 715-413-1074 or visit
  • 04/22/2023
    Chequamegon Food Co-op Earth Day Tree Giveaway. We’re giving away 300 red pine saplings for Earth Day! Join the co-op on Earth Day for a free tree to plant! While Supplies last! 700 Main Street W.  7:30am-8pm.  For more information call 715-682-8251.
  • 04/22/2023
    Bay Area Chamber Ensemble & Friends perform at the United Presbyterian-Congregational Church at 7:30pm.  For more information email
  • 4/22 & 23/2023
    Country Blossoms Greenhouse Fruit tree weekend.   For more information call 715-746-2345.
  • 04/23-24/2023  
    The Chequamegon Theatre Association auditions for Silent Sky.  Performances will be June 16-18 and 22-25.  For more information go to
  • 04/26/2023
    Join Landmark Conservancy for monthly Tyler Forks trail work day. 10 am-3 pm. This event is scheduled monthly the last Wed. of the month from April-October  Help us maintain and improve our network of hiking trails on this 590 acre forested preserve.  Meet at Tyler Forks Community Forest, 37475 WI-169, Mellen. Please contact Charly Kearns for more information about planned activities and/or if you are able to bring tools of your own. Free registration is required. Visit Tyler Forks Monthly Workday – Landmark Conservancy (
  • 04/27/2023
    Join us at the Sandbar for our Open Mic Night the last Thursday of the month, April 27th 5-7pm. Food, drinks & music! Perfect opportunity to get out of the house, grab a bit to eat and listen to local music. For more information or to sign up contact us at 715-685-2583 or stop by the cafe. Visit our facebook page for more info.
  • 04/27/2023
    Join us on Thursday from 6-8 PM for Spark either in-person or on Facebook! The Spark will be hosted live at the Salem Church of Ashland. Doors will open at 5:30 PM! This hybrid online and in-person event will allow the audience to evaluate and vote for their favorite idea alongside the judges. Each finalist (2A Superior Laundry Service, Chequamegon Bay Massage, Five Halls LLC, Main Street Eatery and Sweet Fern Apothecary) will be given 5 minutes to pitch their idea followed by 5 minutes of questions from the judging panel. Finalists are pitching their business idea for the chance to win $5,000 and a business start-up package and a second-place $1,000 cash prize! This exciting event is brought to you by CheqYes with the Wisconsin Small Business Development Center at UW Superior as our presenting sponsor and also Daryl Jolma State Farm Insurance, Northern State Bank, Northwood Technical College, Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, St. Luke’s Foundation, and many more contributors! Attendees must have a phone or personal device to vote. No paper ballots will be available. Those attending the event via Facebook Live will also be able to vote for their favorite.
  • 04/28-30/2023
    Ashland Gun and Knife Show at Bay Area Civic Center, 320 4th Ave. W. Show hours are: Friday from 3-8pm, Saturday from 9am-4pm, and Sunday from 9am-3pm. Guns on display and for sale. For more information, call Ray at 715-292-8415.
  • 04/29/2023
    Event Horizon Market.  11am-4pm at Event Horizon, 705 Main St. W. in Ashland. For more information call  715-254-8508.
  • 04/29/2023
    Roly Poly Contest & Dinner.  Sponsored by the Mellen Area Chamber of Commerce, Morse Town Hall, 402 2nd Ave, Mellen. Contest judging at 3pm. Dinner is from 4-6pm. Dinner Tickets are $9, children 6-12 $5 under 5 free.  Chinese auction starting at 6pm. Dinner ticket enters you in the grand prize drawing at 7pm (need to be present to win). For more information, call 715-274-2330 or email or visit
  • 04/29-30/2023
    10th Annual Ashland Women’s 6-Person Partner Team Pool Tournament.  This pool tournament will be held at multiple bars in Ashland.  For more information and to sign up, call 715-682-4870.
  • 04/30/2023
    Salem Church of Ashland presents: The Garms Family, a night of encouragement live concert,  7pm. 400 Salem Dr. Ashland. Free will offering. Contact Dave at 715-413-0068 with any questions.


APRIL 2022 Events


  • 04/09-24/2022
    Ashland Parks and Recreations Presents the Spring Bunny Hop. Follow Pogo the Rabbit as they explore the City of Ashland Parks. Find Pogo, take a selfie and post the picture on social media with #APRBunnyHop .
  • 04/19/2022
    Job Fair 2-5:30pm at the Bretting Community Center, 400 4th Ave West.  Now hiring Customer Service, Health Care, Hospitality, Manufacturing, Office, Production, Transportations and more!  For more information call/text 715-505-4774.  Brought to you by Job Center of Wisconsin, Ashland County, Bayfield County, Northwest Wisconsin Workforce Investment Board and Northwest Wisconsin CEP