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MARCH 2023

  • Ashland High School Sports Schedule 
  • Northland College Sports Schedule
  • Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center. Open 7 days a week, 9am-5pm
  •   Follow the Mural Brick Road … in the county of the land of Ashland.  A fun scavenger hunt with the beautiful murals in Ashland County!
  • Vaughn Public Library – It’s not just books.
  • Youth Night at Mt. Ashwabay from 4-8pm on Fridays. $10 for lift ticket and rental for youth (under 18) from 3-8pm. Lift runs from 9:30am-9pm. For more information visit
  • Washburn Cultural Center March exhibit “Listening In: The Earth is speaking,” CBAC Annual Spring Show
  • 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.



2023 Events

  • 03/01-31/2023
    Chequamegon Bay Arts Council Spring Show.  Theme is “Listening In: The Earth is Speaking”  Location: Washburn Cultural Center, Washburn.  March 1 Exhibit Opens; March 31 Exhibit Closes; March 2, 5 – 7pm Opening Reception; March 9,  6 – 7:30pm “Listening In” Open Mic. The center is open Wednesdays though Sundays 12noon-4pm.  For more information, visit CBAC website:
  • 03/02-4/01/2023
    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
  • 03/03-04/2023
    Big Top Chautauqua Martini & Cheese Tasting at The Backstage, 84810 State Hwy 13, Bayfield  Limited tickets order now at  Limited to 4 sessions. 10 people/session.  March 3rd at 6pm & 8pm and March 4 at 6pm & 8pm.  Join us for a unique fundraising event supporting The Backstage!  Martini mix-master David Sneed of 211 Martini Bar is curating a tasting-sized progression of his fabulous martinis. Between each delicious sip, cheese-wizard Jill Raspotnik, will offer a paired sample of the award-winning and artisanal cheeses from Benoit Cheese Haus. Join us for Bayfield Winter Festival Weekend!   Sponsored by 211 Martini Bar & Benoit Cheese Haus.
  • 03/03-05/2023
    Ashland Youth Hockey Association “Battle by the Bay Mini Mite”, at the Bay Area Civic Center, 320 W. 4th St. Times will vary due to the amount of teams registered. Please visit the website for updates on estimated times.  For more information and to register at
  • 03/03-05/2023
    Ashland High School Spring Musical “Mean Girls Highschool Version” Thursday, Friday & Saturday at 7pm and Sunday at 2pm.   Ashland High School Auditorium $10 per person; $5 Seniors and Students. Tickets available at the door-questions   This is an exciting production.  It is a very popular musical that only became available for licensing this past September, so it will be the first time seen in this area.
  • 03/03-05/2023
    Bayfield Winter Festival. Take the plunge into Lake Superior at the end of Rittenhouse Avenue, candlelight ski/snowshoe/hike at Howl Adventure Center, and finish the weekend with a Bloody Mary at Copper Crow. Activities are scheduled all weekend long to provide a variety of ways for people of all ages to participate in this exciting winter event.  For more information, call 715-779-5408.
  • 03/04-05/2023
    North Wisconsin Rod and Gun Club ICE-O-RAMA – Contestants fish anywhere in the Chequamegon Bay.  Begins Saturday at 5am, ends Sunday at 12pm. All fish must be registered by 12pm on Sunday at Second Landing , Reykdal Rd, Ashland. No frozen fish. $20 entry fee. 1st place: $300; 2nd place $200, 3rd place $100 in five categories. Additional fisherman contest cash and prize raffle.  Saturday March 3rd is Family Fun Day, bring the kids!  Sledding hill, games, smores, fire pits, GMan Entertainment will be Djing and a skating rink!  Ice-O-Rama Raffle, with grand prize $2,500 and $1,00 plus, many other high value prizes.  Tickets are available at the clubhouse on March 4 & 5th and prior to weekend tickets can be purchased at Angler’s All, River Rock Inn & Bait Shop, Neighborly Bar, Ashland Chamber and other taverns and businesses throughout Ashland and the surrounding area and a NWRGC Members.  Prize drawing begin at 1pm on Sunday. Proceed fund Kid’s Fishing Contest held in August and other community initiatives. Come for fun, food and prizes.  For more information, call 763-227-6723 or email contactnwrge@gmail.comFollow us on Facebook for the latest event and prize updates.
  • 03/04/2023
    Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center presents, “Trout Unlimited Fly Tying Get Together” from 9am-1pm. Join the local chapter of Trout Unlimited for an afternoon of fly-tying demos and telling fish stories in a relaxed small group gathering. For more information, visit or call 715-682-4703.
  • 03/04/2023
    The Jack Beagan Memorial Polar Plunge at the Bayfield Lakeside Pavilion from 2pm.  Registration 12-1pm.  We encourage you to come plunge, pledge (all donations support the Rec Center or your non-profit or school team), or just watch the spectacle! The more outlandish the costume, the better. For more information, visit
  • 03/04/2023
    The Great Divide Ranger District on the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest will host the Morgan Falls candlelight hike from 5:30 – 8pm. The event will take place at the Morgan Falls/St. Peter’s Dome Recreation Area on Ashland Bayfield Road (Forest Road 199) in Ashland County. The family-friendly event is free to the public and requires no day use or other recreational passes. The bare trees against the winter landscape give the forest a beautiful allure under the cloak of darkness. The luminaries used to light the trail add just enough light to make the hike magical in appearance while keeping forest visitors on the trail.  The 1.6-mile hike is a family friendly event. Snowshoes are optional, but many hike the packed down trail without them. The hike will be cancelled only if the temperatures dip to zero degrees Fahrenheit and below. Staff will be present along the trail and at the trailhead. A warming fire will be provided at the trailhead for hikers to gather.  Inquiries can be made direct to the Great Divide Ranger Station at 715-634-4821 or 715-264-2511.
  • 03/07/2023
    Chequamegon Food Co-op presents: Chicken Gumbo with Andouille Sausage class. 5-7pm. Learn to make Gumbo with Lars Dukowitz! Cost $20/$15 owners. Limited spots available. Stop by or call us at 715-682-8251 to sign up. Payment must be taken to reserve place in class. For more information visit
  • 03/08-10/2023
    It’s Chequamegon Food Co-ops 47th Birthday!!!  March 9th, 1976: The co-op is incorporated!  Congrats!  To celebrat they are doing a GIVEAWAY:  Stop in-store March 8-10th to register to win a $47 gift card and some Co-op swag!
  • 03/11/2023
    The Gathering Barn presents: Sip & Shop! Saturday from 8am-2pm. 50467 State Hwy 13 Ashland. Find a wide selection of preowned clothes, shoes, home decor, toy, homemade jewelry & baked goods! Most important…drinks!
  • 03/11/2023
    Mt. Ashwabay Annual Spring Carnival, 3 miles south of Bayfield on Ski Hill Road. Fun and crazy events all weekend for the whole family! For more information, call 715-779-3227 or visit
  • 03/11/2023
    Snowbelt Longbeards, Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation invite you to their 21st Annual Fundraising & Membership Banquet. Sat., March 11th at the AmericInn Convention Center. Only 150 dinner tickets will be sold. 20 plus firearms to be raffled. Doors open at 5pm, Dinner 7pm. Pre-Event Gun Raffle, Savage 6.5 Creedmoor Camo Bolt Action w/ scope. Deadline March 3. 1 ticket $10; 3 tickets $20; 10 tickets $50. Pre-event Special: $150 Turkey Buck Punch Card for $100 to be spent at designated raffle boards. Deadline March 3. (Cards will be on sale for $125 the night of banquet). Your banquet ticket includes the banquet dinner and enrolls you as a member of the NTWF with all of its benefits. For more information contact Steve Innes (715-893-2270); Jim Clement 715-862-0097; Ron Kwasny 715-296-2356; Chrisi Ofstad 715-209-1027
  • 03/11/2023
    Harbor View Event Center hosting the Pub and Grub Comedy Tour.  8pm Tickets $10 in advance and $15 at the door. (announced comedians to come at a later date).  130 Harbor View Drive, Washburn.  715-373-5492.
  • 03/12/2023 
    Spring Ahead!  Don’t forget to move your clocks ahead and hour.
  • 03/12/2023
    Winter Storytime at the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center- 12-12:30pm. Reading winter theme books on Sunday afternoons through winter. This program is sponsored by the United States Forest Service. Children’s story time. Free and open to the public. Visit for more info.
  • 03/13-04/01/2023
    Bay City Cycles Trek Fest Sale.  Biggest sale of the year! Deals on select bikes, apparel, accessories, and bike gear. Shop in-store for extra discounts, or shop online and ship free to store at
  • 03/15/2023
    Cable Natural History Museum presents: Winter Tree Identification Field Day. Meet at the Cable Natural History Museum at 12:30pm and return by 3:30pm. Register by March 10th by calling 715-798-3890 or visit $20 member/$25 non-member.
  • 03/15/2023
    Event Horizon 3rd Weds Winter Class Schedule, 705 Main St W, Ashland.  The Magic of Pendulums.  5:30-7:30pm.  To register Call Beth Roberts at 715-661-3113.  Or book online at
  • 03/16-19/2023
    Moores on Main St. Patty’s Day sale! Receive 17% off on all regular priced items. Sale runs Thursday to Sunday!
  • 03/16/2023
    Fabric Life Spring Open House! 12pm-6pm. 10% off everything in the shop! 112 Main St W.
  • 03/17/2023
    O’RONNINGS Neighborly Bar St. Patrick’s Day Party starting at 3pm, DJ with Irish tunes 4-8pm, games, contests, Green Beer, and Corned Beef Sandwiches, let the Shenanigans begin.  715-682-9908
  • 03/18/2023
    Red Bicycle Spring Open House, 10am-4pm.  618 W Main St, Ashland. Stop in to see what’s new!   For more information, call 715-685-4114
  • 03/18/2023
    The Fat Radish presents: Sushi, Ramen & Saki Night. 4-9pm. Menu available at Reservation recommended. Call 715-742-3200. The Fat Radish is located at 22270 County Hwy C, Cornucopia.
  • 03/19/2023
    The Mason Area Historical Society invites the public to their Spring Brunch. Serving 9am-1pm at the Benoit Community Center. sausage egg bake, fresh fruit, french toast bake, winebread, coffee, milk & juice. Adults $12, Children 6-12 $6, Children under 5 free. Enjoy local history photos, visit with friends & neighbors!
  • 03/19/2023
    Chequamegon Food Co-op presents: Flourless Chocolate Souffle Cake Class. 1-2:30pm. Learn to make a flourless chocolate souffle cake with Sara Beadle! Cost $15/$10 owners. Limited spots available. Stop by or call us at 715-682-8251 to sign up. Payment must be taken to reserve place in class. For more information visit
  • 03/23/2023
    Open MIC Night at the Sandbar. 5-7pm.  Food, drinks and music.  2521 Lake Shore Drive West.
  • 03/23/2023
    Event Horizon 3rd Weds Winter Class Schedule, 705 Main St W, Ashland.  Vinyasa Groove with Christine and DJ Buddhafish.  6-7pm.  Vinyasa Groove provides a vinyasa yoga flow with a live DJ set. The class begins with breathing exercises and a full body warm up. Next comes the vinyasa flow sequence with mid to high tempo beats to drive more energetic strengthening movements. At the end, softer tunes for the relaxation portion in Savasana.
  • 03/24-26/2023
    Heartland Communications Spring Home & Sport Show at Bay Area Civic Center, 320 W. 4th Ave. Hours are: Friday from 5-8pm, Saturday from 10am-6pm, and Sunday from 10am-2pm. For more information, call 715-682-2727.
  • 03/25/2023
    The Bohemian Hall presents Comedy Night featuring comedian Glen Tickle and two opening act comedians. 319 11th Ave E, Ashland. Doors open 6pm, show starts 7pm. Tickets $35 per person, appetizers included. Full cash bar. This is a fundraiser to benefit renovations of the Bohemian Hall. For tickets call Nancy at 845-721-4729 or message us on facebook.
  • 03/25-26/2023
    Memoir Terroir: A Writing Workshop with Hope McLeod at the Washburn Cultural Center, 3rd Floor. Register by March 11th. Workshop dates: Saturday March 25 & Sunday March 26, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Registration & more info at:  Begin your journey in memoir writing with songwriter, poet, and award-winning journalist Hope McLeod. This class invites participants to taste the unique flavors of their remembered stories, choosing only the richest, most full-bodied, and character-building ones for their memoir. Get brave and learn to write with more integrity, originality, readability, and engagement over the course of this two-day workshop. Open to all writers at any stage of memoir development.
  • 03/25/2023
    Event Horizon Market.  11am-4pm at Event Horizon, 705 Main St. W. in Ashland.  For more information call 715-254-8508.  Click here for a list of vendor.
  • 03/25/2023
    Ashland Chamber Music Society presents Orkestar Bez Ime at the Alvord Theater at Northland College at 7:30pm.  For more information email
  • 03/26/2023
    Winter Storytime at the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center- 12-12:30pm. Reading winter theme books on Sunday afternoons through winter. This program is sponsored by the United States Forest Service. Children’s story time. Free and open to the public. Visit for more info.
  • 03/29/2023
    Bingo Night at the Sandbar. 6-7pm. Come sip and play! Get a free Bingo card with every $5 purchase. WIN fun prices and enjoy 1/2 OFF beer, wine + cocktails!  2521 Lake Shore Drive West.
  • 03/30/2023
    Northland College and Northwoods Technical College present: Career Connections Expo (for employers). 11am-2:30pm at the Northland College Kendrigan Gymnasium, 1411 Ellis Ave. For more info visit
  • 03/30-04/01/2023
    Home Expressions Garden Extravaganza! 116 W Main Street. Thurs 10AM-6pm, Fri. 10AM-5:30PM, Sat. 10AM-4PM. BOGO Sale. Buy one get 50% off on one garden item.
  • 03/31-4/ 1/2023
    Market on Main Spring Open House Spin to win with minimun purchase of $40, prizes for you little ones 3-5pm, big markdowns on our clearance table, egg hunt vendors’ booths for coupons, fresh bakery available for purchase.
  • 03/31-4/ 1/2023
    Union Boutique Spring Open House  Take an additional 10% off already 40-50% off clothing racks, receive an easter egg surprise coupon (10%, 20%, 25%, 30% off), plus the first ten people to arrive each day will receive a cute tulip bouquet!