Calendar » JUNE 2020

  • Mid-June through mid-October:  Ashland Area Farmer’s Market, Saturdays, looking at opening June 13th, 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.
  • Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center – The center is closed at this time. You are welcome to walk the boardwalk behind the center.
  • Vaughn Public Library –  For hours and information go to https://www.vaughnlibrary.org/about-us/covid-19
  • Saturdays, end of May through August: Stock Car Races at ABC Raceway, 2187 Butterworth Rd.  For more information, call 715-682-4237, or visit www.abcraceway.com.
  • The Fat Bike Safaris will be starting up again on Sundays around 1pm.   Starting May 24.  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.
  • Recreation and Fitness Resources –  The Bayfield Rec Center will be opening with Phase 1 on June 1!  Offering access to fitness and weight equipment, which have expanded to both courts for social distancing.  Pre-registration for equipment use is required. Masks are required upon entering the building but not required during the workout.  Access to the Rec Center is limited to ages 14+. The pool and showers will remain closed until Phase II.  NOTE OUR PHASE I HOURS: M/W/F 6am-7pm; T/TH 8am-6pm; Sat 8am-noon; Sun -Closed.  During Phase I, memberships will be $25 for individuals and $40 for households. Scholarships are still available.  Members have the option to remain on hold until we are more fully open. Please allow time to fill out forms when you come in for the first time.  Due to Covid 19 concerns, we will be cancelling the following programs: North Coast Community Sailing School and Aspire Martial Arts Classes.  Please see our website for more information – we will be updating regularly.
  • 06/01-06/09/2019
    Cancelled – The 17th Annual 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. Call the Bayfield Chamber and Visitor Bureau with questions, 715-779-3335 or visit www.bayfield.org for a complete schedule of events.
  • 06/01-30/2020
    Home Expressions 6 Year Anniversary Celebration! For every $10 you spend you a changer register to win a FREE Shopping Spree! Drawing will take place July 1.  For more information, call 715-682-2455.
  • 06/01-30/2020
    Benoit Cheese –  Hi Cheese Lovers! Our Annual Customer Appreciation Day on the first Saturday of June has always been one of our favorite and biggest events of the year. However, do to the time frame of planning & organizing an event in the uncertainty of the current health crisis, the safety of our star customers and celebrity helpers comes first! So, we’re making alternate plans we hope you’ll find just as exciting. Benoit Cheese Haus is planning to celebrate ALL MONTH LONG! We will focus our celebration on YOU, with BIG savings THROUGHOUT THE STORE, enter to win contests, giveaways, games, cheese prizes, cheesy gifts & so much more! There will be fun for kids and adults that will comply with the safety guidelines for the celebration time frame! It’s going to be fun!!! So be sure you plan a “HAUS CALL” with us. You will not want to miss June in Benoit!    Open  Monday – Saturday 9am – 3pm.  Closed Sundays. Offering parking lot pickup & free shipping in the surrounding area. (For details call or email benoitcheese@cheqnet.net).  We are selling handmade masks for $6 and disposable vinyl powder free gloves $5.50 a box!  Also FRESH CURDS arrive on Tuesday, Thursday & Friday!  715- 746-2561.
  • 06/06/2020
    Cancelled – Kids Fishing Day at the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center from 9am-1pm. If your kids want to learn to fish, come join us from 9am- 1pm. Arrive no later than 12 to allow enough time to complete the learning stations and fishing at the pond. Experienced anglers and biologists are on hand to share their fishing tips and techniques. Equipment is provided, but you can bring your own pole if you want. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and all persons should dress for the weather and wear sturdy shoes. This event takes place rain or shine! Fun activities and prizes for everyone! Free lunch! Try our new accessible fishing pier! For more information call 715-685-9983.
  • 06/06/2020
    Cancelled – Annual Outdoor Extravaganza at Les Voigt State Fish Hatchery, 83875 Wisconsin St., Bayfield, from 10am-2pm. For all novice fishers, not just kids! Free admission, food, drinks, gift bags, prizes, family fun events, and guided tours! For more information, call 715-779-4021.
  • 06/06/2020
    Postponed – Annual Spider Lake Run, starts and finishes at the Community Center in Iron River off U.S. Hwy. 2, begins at 8am. Choices of 10K, 5K, & 2-mile walk/run. For more information or to pre-register, call 715-372-8558, or visit www.visitironriver.com.
  • 06/06/2020
    ABC Raceway Races: 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.
  • 06/06-07/2020
    Cancelled – Visitor Appreciation Days at Madeline Island Museum! Half priced admissions all day! Welcoming visitors and local residence for a kick-off for the 2020 season. The Chamber of Commerce offers BART bus rides to the State and Town Parks with pick-up and drop-off at the Museum door. For more information, call 715-747-2415 or  888-475-3386 or visit www.madelineisland.com.
  • 06/06-07/2020
    Open House & free admission to Copper Falls and Big Bay State Parks. For more information call 800-284-9484.
  • 06/06-07/2020
    Wisconsin Free Fun Weekend – FREE Fishing, FREE ATV/UTV riding on public trails, FREE DNR trails, and FREE entry to state parks and forests. Enjoy the free ride! For more information call 608-266-2272, 608-267-0798, or 608-267-7517.
  • 06/07/2020
    Postponed- Ashland High School Graduation in the AHS Gymnasium, 1900 Beaser Ave., at 2pm. For more information, call 715-682-7089.
  • 06/07/2020
    Bayfields Blessing of the Fleet Ceremony at 1pm.  for more information go to https://bayfield.org/festivals-events/bayfield-in-bloom/blessing-of-the-fleet/
  • 06/11/2020
    Cancelled – Fisherman and Veterans! The North Wisconsin Rod and Gun Club is looking for disabled or Wounded Warrior/Disabled Veterans who would like a chance to spend a morning outdoors fishing on Lake Superior, followed by a fresh whitefish fish fry. Fishing will take place from 8am-3pm. Following there will be a lunch at the North Wisconsin Rod and Gun Club clubhouse, located at 2nd Landing, Reykdal Rd, on the East side of Ashland at 1pm. Space is limited!! Veterans and fishermen, please call or 262-689-0536.
  • 06/12-14/2020
    Cancelled- Chequamegon Theatre Association presents, Night Watch, by Lucille Fletcher at the Rinehart Theatre. Evening shows 7:30pm, Sunday matinees 2pm. Tickets available at Moores On Main. For more information, visit www.ctatheatre.org.
  • 06/13/2020
    Cancelled – Icore hike on the new 3.5 miles of Heritage Chapter North Country Trail.  We will meet at 9am at the Casey Sag Trailhead 2.75 miles north of HWY 77.  We will shuttle to Foster Falls on Sullivan Fire Lane a few miles north and hike back to the cars.  Hikers should pack water and lunch.  Anyone wishing to tour the new Bill Thomas Memorial Bridge at Wren Falls afterwards will be guided there where they will see more new trail going west to meet the HWY 169 parking lot. For more information, email sally65bones@gmail.com or call 906-285-7515.
  • 06/13/2020
    ABC Raceway Races: Street Stock Battle By the Bay. 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.
  • 06/18/2020
    Cancelled – Chequamegon Chef’s Exhibition on Madeline Island.  Featuring the area’s best restaurants, Chefs and their culinary creations! Newly opened Bell Street Tavern hosts this year,, 5pm the Cash bar starts and at 6pm the Exhibition opens for tasting!! See you there!  Tickets for the Chequamegon Chef’s Exhibition can be purchased in advance you can purchase them by calling the Madeline Island Chamber Office 715-747-2801 or vacation@madelineisland.com. $40 includes passenger round-trip ferry ticket valid evening of June 13, 2019.   Service fees may apply on credit card orders. Advance tickets are also available at the Ashland Chamber of Commerce, Bayfield Chamber of Commerce, and La Pointe Madeline Island Ferry Office.
  • 06/18/2020
    Cancelled – 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.
  • 06/18-21/2020
    Cancelled – Chequamegon Theatre Association presents, Night Watch, by Lucille Fletcher at the Rinehart Theatre. Evening shows 7:30pm, Sunday matinees 2pm. Tickets available at Moores On Main. For more information, visit www.ctatheatre.org.
  • 06/19/2020
    Lakeside outdoor music at The Sandbar with Bentley Brehm to celebrate the Summer Solstice!  6-8pm. Seating on the lakeside is limited so bring a towel or chair to sit on and please practice social distancing. Beer specials, food and cocktails. If the weather isn’t friendly it may be rescheduled.715-685-2583 or Facebook @ thesandbarashland.com
  • 06/20/2020
    Cancelled – Apostle Islands Inline Marathon & ALMT Half-Marathon and Mad Skate, Madeline Island. For more information, call 715-682-2500, 800-284-9484, or click here to visit the website.
  • 06/20/2020
    ABC Raceway Races: Ashland Ford-Chrysler MidMod Summer Series Pt 1 presented by Zar’s Bar & Banquet Hall.  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.
  • 06/21/2020
    Father’s Day!
  • 06/21/2020
    Cancelled – Glidden Father’s Day Annual Auction & Picnic, Historic Marion Park, West Grant Street, Glidden, 8am-4pm. For more information, call 715-264-2112.
  • 06/21/2020  Make Music Day
    “EVERYONE, EVERYWHERE, FILL THE AIR – WITH MUSIC!”
    MAKE MUSIC CHEQUAMEGON BAY    JUNE 21   2-7pm
    The newest chapter of International Make Music Day & the Make Music Alliance
    CBAC SPONSORED EVENT
    SIGNAGE- signs will be placed at many areas where music will be happening
    SO, WHERE IS SOME MUSIC HAPPENING?:
    ASHLAND:  Menard Park (on Main Street across from Chequamegon Food Co-op) 2pm  Tom Draughon – singer, guitar;  The Alley (upstairs deck): 4pm  Flute Duets w/ Chris Hulmer & Carolyn Haase; 5pm  Jazz Piano w/Chris Hulmer, Tim Heil (guitar), Ryan Pudrutt (saxophone), and  Chase Matzinger (drums); Saron Lutheran Church (parking lot) 6pm   Garland City Consort – Andrew McGinnis, conductor.  For more information, call 715-331-8111 or check out their Facebook Page.
    ONLINE BIG TOP CHAUTAUQUA “COMMUNITY SING-ALONG”  4pm  Join BCO singers Jack Gunderson, Danielle Diamond, Jan Lee, Phil Anich, and Severin Behnen for a virtual sing-along of favorites the whole family will enjoy.  Just go online to the Big Top Chautauqua website:  www.bigtop.org/makemusicday
    WINDOW SERENADES
    – Another opportunity to make music SAFELY is to go to the home of someone who is house-bound or to an ELDER CARE FACILITY and play outside their windows.  Simply call and let them know you’re coming.
    WASHBURN: Wikdal Park (on Hwy 13 across from The Snug) 2pm  Double Squeeze Accordion Duo; 3:30pm  Tom Mitchell – Drumming Circle – safely distanced, sanitized drumsticks and buckets provided;  4:30pm  Peter Fraterdeus & Friends and 5:45pm  The Deadly Bee Collective
  • 06/25/2020
    Brat Fry supporting the Ashland Cancer Center Strength 5K at the Neighborly Bar 11am-8pm.  Brats, Hot Dogs, Chips and Drinks.  Raffle tickets for various baskets.  Pre-orders taken June 24 at 715-445-1480.
  • 6/27/2020
    3rd Annual Strength in Chequamegon Bay 5K in Ashland, Virtual race due to COVID-19 . This is open to walkers/runners/joggers. Let’s support and show the “Strength” that our community has by registering for this event and getting friends/family involved as well. For more information go online to https://rangerunners.org/Registration_Info?raceid=154 or contact Nichol Cabe at 715-292-4887.
  • 06/27/2020
    Court Manor Health Services Presents Wheels to Remember Car Show.  Car show located at 911 3rd Street West( Court Manor Parking Lot and Cobblestone Inn & Suites parking lot from 9am-1pm.   Car Entry fee is $5 per vehicle. All proceeds will benefit the Walk to End Alzheimer’s.  All Wheels welcome new or old!  Game! Trophies! Prizes!   Please Call – Rick Ohlsson for any questions 715-979-1824.
  • 06/27/2020
    Cancelled – Superior Vistas Bike Tour, Thompson’s West End Park, 300 W. 8th Ave., Washburn. This is a ride, not a race, geared toward both families and individual cyclists. Novice and experienced bicyclists will ride a scenic mix of paved roads past farmland, forest, lakes, gently rolling hills, vistas and views of Lake Superior. The ride will be fully supported with food and beverage stops en route and at the finish with support vehicles. Fun, friends and food is our motto! For a registration form, visit www.superiorvistas.org. Call the Ashland Area Chamber of Commerce at 715-682-2500 for more information.
  • 06/27/2020
    Cancelled – Annual Breakfast of Champions & Golf Scramble, Ashland High School/ Chequamegon Bay Golf Club, 3000 Golf Course Rd. Schedule: 9am-breakfast, ($15 ) 10:15am-golf. Get your friends together for a team in the golf scramble. Always a fun time had by all! 4-person teams golfing 18 holes! Team cost of $320 includes breakfast at AHS Saturday morning as well as all 4 hole-in-one opportunities. For more information and fees, email oredockerfoundation@gmail.com or follow Oredocker Foundation on Facebook.
  • 06/27/2020
    ABC Raceway Races: NAPA Auto Parts of Ashland & Washburn presents Wissota Late Models w/Northern Vintage Racers.  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.
  • 06/27/2020
    The Village of Mason is having a Charity Consignment Auction to benefit Mason Days. Starting at 11am. By the Fire Hall in Mason. Sellers bring your items to the Village of Mason Depot Grounds between 8am and 10am.  Social distancing encouraged. For more information, contact Dave Larson 715-413-0068 at or Rick Nettleton at 715-209-1654 or Don Dymesich at 715-413-0012.
  • 06/28/2020
    Community Church and Concert Paul Family Bluegrass at 10am.  American Legion Dinner at 12noon with music with Dennis Skowronek & Friends 1 -4pm.  Parade at 1pm.  Social distancing encouraged. Dave Larson 715-413-0068
  • 06/27-28/2020
    Mason Days, in the village of Mason. There will be Saturday:  fireworks (10pm), Family Scavenger Hunt (1-4pm), Family fun fair games (6-9pm),  concessions (5pm) Sunday: parade (1pm), Picnic  (1-4pm), raffles and much more. Social distancing encourage.  For specific locations on different activities and more information on activities, call 715-765-4554, or 715-765-4760. 715-413-0068
  • TBD
    Postponed – Neighborly Bar Summer Party, 1301 Main Street West.  1-5pm the Whitecaps and 6-10pm Rock Bottom.  Outside food by the Ashland Lions Club.  Huge Raffles and Prizes.  3 bars!  For more information, call 715-682-9908.

Below is 2019 events not updated for 2020 yet

  • TBD
    Cancelled – Annual Garden & Lawn Sale at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 311 W 13th St, from 8am-12pm. For more information, call 715-682-4510.
  • TBD
    Cancelled for 2020 – Copper Falls State Park’s Brat Fry. Located 36664 Copper Falls Rd in Mellen. For more information call 715-274-5123.
  • TBD
    Bayfield Fire Department and EMS Open House from 11am-2pm. The fire hall is located at 813 Washington Ave, in Bayfield. This event is held to thank the public for all their fundraising support during the year. Food, games, prizes for kids, tours, and people will be on hand to answer any public safety or fire prevention questions. For more information, visit their FB page @BayfieldFireDepartment.
  • TBD
    Ashland Science on Tap, hosts Mike Bunch, Registered Professional Engineer, Retired Consultant, Plastics Molding,​  “The Issues with Disposing of and Recycling Plastics”  at 6:30pm at the Deep Water Grille, 808 W. Main St. For more information, call 715-682-4200 or visit www.ashlandscience.org
  • TBD
    Cancelled – Partners of MMC hosts, “Nutman Sale” at MMC in the Twin Island Room. Assorted nuts, candy and snacks. June 20th from 8am-4pm. June 21st from 8am-2pm. For more information, call 715-685-5180.
  • TBD
    Cancelled -for 2020- White Winter Winery presents, “Maker’s Fair” from 12-5pm. On the White Winter Lawn located at 68323 Lea St & US Hwy 2 in Iron River. This is a free event to attend but the first 100 people to RSVP get a ticket for a 2 for 1 bt the glass mead & hard cider. Enjoy local artisans, demonstrations, tastings and live local music. Music by The Jane Gang. Families and Friendly leased pets welcome! Local Artisans contact Wendy at 715-209-0052. For participation details email events@whitewinter.com or call 715-372-5656.
  • TBD
    Cancelled for 2020 – Regional Hospice Services 2nd Annual Music in the Park at the Cable Park in Cable from 5-9pm. We are celebrating and fundraising by spending a lovely summer evening in the park with great music, friends and food. Local bands 2nd Time Around Band and Ukuladies & Lads will be playing. We will be having a cash raffle, silent auction and other games. All proceeds go to benefit our work with patients in our hospice and palliative care programs. For more information, visit www.regionalhospice.org/music-in-the-park.aspx.
  • TBD
    Fourth of July Picnic at Butternut American Legion Hall from 2pm-6pm. For more information, call 715-769-3951, or email butternutwi@centurytel.net. Reduced museum admission throughout the day.