Calendar » JULY 2020

  • Chequamegon Bay Golf Club: Open!  Carts are allowed. There are a few COVID-19 guidelines you need to know please check our Facebook Page  https://www.facebook.com/cbaygolf/  We will post more via Facebook, website and emails. If you have any questions, please contact the Pro Shop at 715-682-8004.
  • Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center-Due to COVID-19 the Center is closed but are still doing some activities.  Please check out their Facebook Page. 
  • Vaughn Public Library –  For hours and information go to https://www.vaughnlibrary.org/about-us/covid-19  715-682-7060.  Check out Storytime with Kathy on their Facebook page.
  • Looking for something to do and social distance?…
    Follow the Mural Brick Road … in the county of the land of Ashland.
    A fun scavenger hunt with the beautiful murals in Ashland County!
  • Saturdays Mid-June thru mid-October:  Ashland Area Farmer’s Market, Saturdays, 8am-12pm, on Chapple Ave, in front of Black Cat and Ashland Baking Company, with modified rules and regulations in place to keep us all safe and healthy.  Check them out on Facebook or visit www.ashlandareafarmersmarket.com.
  • Saturdays, end of May through August  Stock Car Races at ABC Raceway, 2187 Butterworth Rd., at 7pm. For more information, call 715-682-4990, or visit http://www.abcraceway.com/.
  • Bay City Cycles  ….We have officially announced our 2020 Casual Group Ride, now in a socially distanced version for the foreseeable future.  The COVID-19 crisis means that we will be doing socially distanced weekly casual challenges. Once a week a ride will be posted; you have a week to complete it!  Please use Share your ride photos with us on Facebook! Check our Casual Group Ride at Bay City Cycles Facebook group for weekly updates.  Weekly ride maps posted on https://baycitycycles.com/events/.  Thank you for the support! I hope you guys can give our new socially distanced casual group ride a chance!
  • The Fat Bike Safaris will be starting up again on Sundays around 1pm.   How this ride works-  Anyone interested in the weekly rides should submit their email to me (murph007swat@gmail.com) asking to be on the Fat Bike Safari List.   I will post the ride information once a week usually Friday night or Saturday morning.  Rides are all over the area and are usually best for fat bikes due to sand, snow, mud, etc.   The ride is a no-drop but we do not worry about anyone’s speed or ability as long as you can move forward!!  Typically the ride will break up in different groups with the lead riders going back and making sure everyone is OK and following the route.  After the ride we commonly meet at a restaurant/tavern for refreshments.  Right now you will obviously bring your own refreshments and we will have a location with plenty of room to sit and “recharge” after the ride.
  • Ashland Parks and Rec.715-682-7059.  Activities will be starting in July for the kids.Baseball, Tball, Little Girls Softball, Gymnastics, Summer Camps, Clinics, Tennis, Pickleball and Rec & Read in the Park.  Here is a link to their brochure https://ashlandparks.org/docs/2020.summer.brochure.3.pdf
  • Recreation and Fitness Resources Bayfield 715-779-5408.  Phase 2 begins July 1!  Will begin opening the pool for lap swim and are offering classes at the Bayfield Pavilion on Tuesdays and Thursdays!  For more information go to https://www.recreationandfitnessresources.org/

July events

  • 07/01-13/2020
    Benoit Cheese Haus.  All Military & Seniors Citizens present your card for 15% off your order!  We appreciate you!  715-746-2561.
  • 07/01-31/2020
    Washburn Cultural Center presents art exhibit, “Superior Artists Group”  Royanne Goossen, Wendy Deerly Reese, Dora Kling and Guests. 10am-4pm. 1 East Bayfield St.  715-373-5591.  www.washburnculturalcenter.com.
  • 07/03/2020
    Cancelled – Pedal, Paddle, Plod & Plunge on Madeline Island. Bicycling, kayaking, running, and swimming. For more information call 715-747-2801.
  • 07/04/2020   Ashland’s 4th of July Celebration:
    • Happy Birthday America Motorcycle Flag Run by the American Legion Riders Wisconsin District 11.  They will be meeting at the Neighborly Bar at 10am. Starting ride through Ashland on Main Street going west to Stuntz Ave at 10:30am.  The ride is open to any veterans with motorcycles.  After the ride through Ashland, if you are interested you can continue on to the American Legion Post 487 in Cable where they are having a cookout.
    • Celebrations Incorporated was told the Fly over will take place in the morning but haven’t been informed of a time. Typically, it is between 11am and 12pm -They may be flying over Hwy 2 instead of Main Street this year. Will keep you posted once we hear of a confirmed time and place!!
    • United Presbyterian Congregational Church will be playing This is My Country America and Battle Hymn of the Republic through their Carillon outside the church. People are welcome to listen for the sounds from 12noon – 1pm and receive a free freezy pop for the kids! Drive up in your cars so they can bring them to you. Staying safe, while still having a little bit of fun. Than at 6pm they will play 2 song on the carillon, no freezy pops.
    • Fire run at 9:30pm on Historic Main Street.
    • Fireworks display over Chequamegon Bay at approx. 10pm, from the C. Reiss Coal Dock across from the Plaza Park/Post Office/Ashland City Hall.

    Please social distance along the highway. There is many locations that will give you a great view of the fireworks.
    Cancelled – Parade and Ashland Historical Society Museum Cemetery Walk from 2-4pm at Mt Hope Cemetery. In case of rain-at Our Lady of the Lake Social Hall.

  • 07/04/2020
    Mellen 4th of July Schedule: Baseball game Mellen Rockies vs. Expos at 2pm,  Fireworks display at dusk from water tank hill. No parade or other events this year due to COVID-19.  For more information, call 715-274-2330, or visit www.mellenwi.com.
  • 07/04/2020
    Cancelled – Glidden Independence Day, parade, games, food, fireworks at dusk, historic Marion Park. For more information, call 715-264-5444 or visit www.gliddenwi.org. Sponsored by VFW Auxiliary.
  • 07/04/2020
    Cancelled – Madeline Island 4th of July Schedule of Events: 10:30am: Parade, line-up of participants should begin around 9:45am near the Marina and Yacht Club. – Celebration on the Green takes place after the parade in front of the Museum.
  • 07/04/2020
    Cancelled – A Day on the Green – Traditional Madeline Island 4th of July: Celebrate the 4th of July after the parade on the green at the Madeline Island Museum. Events on the green free and open to the public! Museum open 10am–5pm (museum entry fees apply).  715-747-2415  www.wisconsinhistory.org/calendar/
  • 07/04/2020
    Clam Lake Fireworks starting at dusk at the Clam Lake Community Club. For more information, visit www.clamlakewi.com.
  • 07/05/2020
    Cancelled – 42nd Annual Bay Area Car Club Show, at Bayview Park, from 9am-2pm. Lots of great prizes and giveaways throughout the day! Food and beverages on site. Vendors welcome! The club would prefer that you leave pets at home. For more information, call 715-765-4334, 715-682-5378, or 715-765-4774. Or check out their Facebook page!
  • 07/05/2020
    Cancelled – 75th Annual Fish Fry  At Lost Creek Adventures in Cornucopia. Serving from at 11 am -3 pm.  All you can eat white fish, potato salad veggies and rolls. Adults $ 15 children under 12 $7.00  Contact Pauline Colamatteo pncola@tds.net OR cornieclub@gmail.com or CornieClub@gmail.com
  • 7/06-09/2020
    Ashland Parks & Recs Summer Camps.  Camps will run 9am-3pm Monday – Thursday for children ages 6-11.  Each week will be a different theme.  This weeks theme Adventure Camp at Prentice Park.  Bring sturdy shoes and water bottle.  Outdoors learning camping skills, exploring parks and going on hikes this week.  Fee applies.  To register go to https://ashlandparks.org/CourseActivities.aspx?id=95&cat=24
  • 07/08 – 08/26/2020
    Ashland Parks and Rec’s Rec & Read in the Park.  Every Wednesday 9:30-11am at the Central Railyard Park concession building.  Come play games, have fun and listen to a story.  Open to children of all ages Cost id Free.  Parents must chaperone.  cancelled if bad weather.  For more information call 715-682-7059.
  • 07/10/2020
    Cancelled – Shakespeare in the State Parks at Copper Falls State Park in Mellen.  Romeo and Juliet, presented by Summit Players Theatre.  Workshop at 5:30pm, Show at 7pm. For more information, call 715-274-5123.
  • 07/11/2020
    Cancelled – North Wisconsin Rod & Gun Club Veterans Fishing Outing. For more information, call 262-689-0536.
  • 07/11/2020
    ABC Raceway Races:  Northern Clearing.  Racing for a Reason-Community Celebration presented by Little Caesar’s. Raceway located at 2187 Butterworth Road.Regular season races on Saturday night. Hot Laps- 6:15pm. Racing- 7pm. Grandstand opens at 5pm.  For more information, go to www.abcraceway.com.
  • 07/11-12/2020
    The 76th Ashland Shortstop at the Chequamegon Bay Golf Club, 3000 Golf Course Rd, Ashland. For more information, call 715-682-8004.
  • 7/13-16/2020
    Ashland Parks & Recs Summer Camps.  Camps will run 9am-3pm Monday – Thursday for children ages 6-11.  Each week will be a different theme.  This weeks theme Scientist Summer at Prentice Park.  Bring sturdy shoes and water bottle.  If you like explosions, slime and inventing, this camp is just for you!  Fun and wacky science experiments and camp activities.  Fee applies.  To register go to https://ashlandparks.org/CourseActivities.aspx?id=95&cat=24
  • 07/16/2020
    Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College Virtual Express Admissions Event.  11am-2pm online.  Register by July 10.  For more information and to register go to witc.edu/wxpress
  • 07/16/2020
    3rd Thursday! Downtown Retail Business will be open until 7pm on the 3rd THURSDAY of every month, with specials. Bargains!! Fun!! An evening of shopping! For more information call 715-682-2500 or visit www.visitashland.com.
  • 07/16-19/2020
    Cancelled – Ashland All School Reunion: 2020 will be Ashland’s first All Class Reunion to be held during Bay Days. For more information go to www.ashlandreunion.com or check out their Facebook page.
  • 07/17-19/2020
    Cancelled – Bay Days Festival, Bayview Park on the east side of Ashland. Arts and crafts, food booths, Petting Zoo, pony & camel rides, inflatables, strongman contest, pie eating contest, fun run and other family fun. And did we say music?!?!  For more information, call 715-682-2500 and visit www.ashlandbaydays.com.
  • 07/18/2020
    Cancelled – Bay Days 1-mike, 5K & 10K Fun Run, Bayview Park on the east side of Ashland at 8am. For more information, call 715-682-2500 and visit www.ashlandbaydays.com.
  • 07/18/2020
    Mud Rutters off Road Mountain Bike Race on the Farm Road Trails in Ashland, WI. 8am-1pm. Held the same weekend as Bay Days Festival. An event for both beginner and advanced riders. For more information on Farm Road Trails, visit  Farm Road Trails on Facebook.  Registration on bikereg.com, links to that on our Facebook and bay City Cycles website. Registration will open probably in May.
  • 07/18/2020
    Postponed until 2021: Ashland All Class Reunion 50/50 Cash Drawing, still happening.  Proceeded go to the 2021 Ashland All School Reunion.   Tickets are $5 or 5 for $20. All proceeds will help cover reunion events.
  • 07/18/2020
    ABC Raceway Races: Ashland Ford-Chrysler MidMod Summer Series Pt2 presented by the Safari Bar.  Raceway located at 2187 Butterworth Road.Regular season races on Saturday night. Hot Laps- 6:15pm. Racing- 7pm. Grandstand opens at 5pm.  For more information, go to www.abcraceway.com.
  • 7/18-19/2020
    Wilderness First Aid, Lost Creek School, Cornucopia.  Wilderness First Aid (WFA) is a sixteen hour course designed as an introduction to wilderness medicine. The two day course focuses on assessing and responding to injury and illness in situations where support from EMS or a hospital is delayed. The course covers a wide variety of injuries and illnesses, and provides guidelines on how to identify if a patient can stay in the wilderness or needs to seek additional medical care. Certificate is good for 2 years. Does not include CPR.  This course follows Emergency Care & Safety Institute guidelines. For more information go to www.lostcreekadventures.org/
  • 7/20-23/2020
    Ashland Parks & Recs Summer Camps.  Camps will run 9am-3pm Monday – Thursday for children ages 6-11.  Each week will be a different theme.  This weeks theme Animal Camp at Prentice Park.  Bring sturdy shoes and water bottle.  This week learning about Northwood’s Animals, making animal themed crafts and animal toys to donate to animals in need.  Fee applies.  To register go to https://ashlandparks.org/CourseActivities.aspx?id=95&cat=24
  • 07/24/2020
    Von Holzen’s American Red Cross Blood Drive.  9am-3pm at 1606 US Hwy 2 East.  to schedule an appointment go to redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-733-2767.
  • 07/24/2020
    Salem Baptist Church presents Spirited Strings at 6:30pm.  a freewill offering will be taken.  Social distancing and face masks encouraged.  400 Salem Drive.
  • 07/24-25/2020
    Cancelled – Washburn Board Across The Bay. For more information, call 715-373-5017
  • 07/24-26/2020
    Cancelled – Washburn Homecoming. This year’s theme is Come live the spirit of Washburn. For more information, call 715-373-5017 or check out their Facebook Page.
  • 07/24-26/2020
    Cancelled – 61st Annual Pioneer Days at the Butternut Community Park, off of Michigan Street in Butternut. For more information, call 715-769-3113, email butternutwi@centurytel.net or visit www.butternutwi.com/pioneerdays.
  • 07/25/2020
    Penokee Mountain Bike Road Race and Tour, hosted by the Mellen Area Chamber of Commerce. Registration: 7:30-9:30am. Race start: 9:30am. Pre-race fee: $30.00 Race day: $35.00. Forty-seven miles of scenic highway traversing rolling hills and flat terrain. Awards given: 1st place overall for men and women; 1st-3rd given for age groups in 5-year increments. Treats for all riders at the end of the race. 715-274-2330. www.mellenwi.com.
  • 07/25/2020
    11th Annual North Coast Car Show, at North Coast Coffee Shop, 509 W. Bayfield St., Washburn. Registration from 8am-12noon. Trophy presentation and door prizes at 1pm. Live music from the “Whitecaps” from 9:30am-1pm. Chance to win one of three cash prizes. For more information and registration, call, 715-373-2030, or 715-373-5725.
  • 07/25/2020
    11th Annual Jack O’Brien Memorial Charity Golf Tournament starting at 11am at the Chequamegon Bay Golf Course, 3000 Golf Course Rd. Proceeds will benefit Faith in Action-Ashland County, BRICK Ministries. All skill levels welcome! After party at the Stagecoach Bar & Grill starting at 6pm. For more information please contact 715-682-8004 or email chequamegonbaygolf@gmail.com
  • 07/25/2020
    ABC Raceway Races: Fast Lane Motorsports Northland Super Stock Series presented by Chicago Iron & Supplies.  Raceway located at 2187 Butterworth Road.  Regular season races on Saturday night. Hot Laps- 6:15pm. Racing- 7pm. Grandstand opens at 5pm.  For more information, go to www.abcraceway.com.
  • 7/25/2020
    Butternut Fireworks at dusk at the Butternut Community Park.  For more information, call 715-769-3113.
  • 07/25-26/2020
    Cancelled – Iron River Lions Club Blueberry Festival at Moon Lake Park, County Hwy. H, Iron River. Rides, crafts, food, games, live music, special blueberry treats & more! For more information, call 715-372-8558, or visit www.irlions.com.
  • 07/27/2020
    Chequamegon Food Coop’s Memorial Blood Centers Blood Drive.  9am-4pm.  Schedule your blood donation online at mbc.org or by contacting Lexy at 218-591-3000.
  • 07/30-08/01/2020
    Cancelled – Annual Lumberjack World Championships in Hayward, WI! International competition! Sawing, Chopping, Logrolling, Speed Climbing, Boom Running, and Axe Throwing.  Festival Grounds! Beer Garden! Food! Demonstrations! 3 days of fun! For a full schedule and ticket information visit www.lumberjackworldchampionships.com.

2019 Events

  • TBA
    Cancelled – 41st Annual Red Cliff Traditional Pow Wow, 36750 St Hwy 13N in Red Cliff. Open to the public. For more information, call 715-779-3700 or http://redcliff-nsn.gov/Tourism/powwow.htm
  • TBA
    Ashland Science on Tap hosts Benjamin Clarke, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Biomedical Sciences ​University of Minnesota Medical School, Duluth
    with “Biology of Black Legged Ticks and Lyme Disease,” at 6:30pm at The Alley, 808 W. Main St. For more information, call 715-682-4200 or visit www.ashlandscience.org.