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MAY 2024

  • Ashland High School Sports Schedule 
  • Northland College Sports Schedule
  • Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center. Open Tuesday-Saturday, 9am-5pm
  • Saturdays Mid-May through mid-October:  Ashland Area Farmer’s Market, 8am-12pm, on Chapple Ave, Ashland in front of Black Cat and Ashland Baking Company. Check them out on Facebook or visit www.ashlandareafarmersmarket.com.
  • Vaughn Public Library – It’s not just books.
  • Follow the Mural Brick Roadin the county of the land of Ashland.  A fun scavenger hunt with the beautiful murals in Ashland County!
  • Washburn Cultural Center May exhibit Washburn Public School District Annual k-12 Student Show
  • Big Top Chautauqua Presents Open Mic Nights at The Backstage! Wednesday Nights. 6- 9pm. 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 www.bigtop.org or call 715.373.5552.
  • Saturdays, Mid May through August: Stock Car Races at ABC Raceway, 2187 Butterworth Rd.  For more information, call 715-682-4237, or visit www.abcraceway.com.
  • 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.
  • Bay City Cycles  …. 2024 Casual Group Ride. Check our Casual Group Ride at Bay City Cycles Facebook group for weekly updates.
  • Recreation and Fitness Resources –  Please see their website for more information – we will be updating regularly.

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2024 Events

  • 05/01-30/2024
    Hauser’s Superior View Farm’s Annual Red Shed Plant Sale, 86565 County Hwy J, Bayfield.  Featuring bare-root perennial stock grown in our fields to ensure winter hardiness!  Also, from our greenhouses a variety of annuals, vegetables, herbs, and beautiful hanging baskets.  Also available are fruit trees, ornamental shrubs, and berry plants. Photos and descriptions of most varieties will help you make your selections! A gift shop with garden gloves, tools & gifts will add that “extra” touch to your gardening experience! Open 7 days a week from 9 am to 5 pm. For more information call 715-779-5404 or visit www.superiorviewfarm.com or Facebook or email info@superiorviewfarm.com.
  • 05/11/2024
    The Gathering Barn presents: Spring Sensations Sip & Shop Vendor/Craft Event! 9am-1pm. 50467 State Hwy 13 Ashland. 25+ of the most unique vendors and crafters. Mothers days gifts galore…and of course that something special just for you! Drink specials and snacks while browsing and chatting with the best arrangement of vendors…you wont be disappointed!
  • 05/11/2024
    The Cable Natural History Museum Presents: Talon Talk Live Raptor Program. 10:30-11:30am. Meet the Museum’s live education raptors in person! Learn all about birds of prey from naturalist Haley Selen. Please come early to find a seat! Donations welcome. Visit https://www.cablemuseum.org/events/
  • 05/18/2024
    Madeline Island Marathon and Half Marathon from 8:30am-4pm. For more information, call 888-475-3386 or visit www.madelineisland.com.
  • 05/18/2024
    ABC Raceway Season Opener. Raceway located at 2187 Butterworth Road. Stock car racing.  Regular season races on Saturday nights. Hot Laps- 6:30pm. Racing- 7pm. Grandstand opens at 5pm.  For more information, go to www.abcraceway.com.
  • 05/18/2024
    Join us at the Harbor Table for an evening with Warren Nelson & Friends.  $20 per ticket available at the door (in the back room). Concert begins at 7:30pm. Bring your friends and enjoy some live, local tunes. After the show, treat yourself to a divine dinner in our dining room overlooking Lake Superior. 130 W Harbor View Drive, Washburn.
  • 05/23-25/2024
    16th Annual Chequamegon Bay Birding & Nature Festival.   For more information, call 715-682-2500 and visit www.birdandnaturefest.com.
  • 05/23/2024
    Callaway Demo/Fit Day at Chequamegon Bay Golf Club, 3000 Golf Course Rd, Ashland. 1-5pm.  For more information, call 715-682-8004.
  • 05/25-26/2024
    The 3rd Annual Beau Nemec Memorial Two Person Golf Tournament held at Chequamegon Bay Golf Course.  Saturday qualifying, Sunday Flight play.  $300 per team (includes 27+ holes with cart, goody bag, and many prizes and raffles all weekend long! To register or if you have any questions call 715-292-4493, 715-208-0609 or 239-220-7568.
  • 05/25/2024
    Northland College Commencement at 11am in the Ponzio Stadium, 1411 Ellis Ave.  For information visit https://my.northland.edu/planning/graduation/commencement or call 715-682-1339
  • 05/25/2024
    The Cable Natural History Museum presents: Exhibit Open House – Anaamaagon: Under the Snow. Enter a magical realm where mice play, weasels hunt, and life depends on deep snow. The drifts may look deserted, but dive down and you’ll be amazed by the way little lives thrive in winter. Refreshments will be served from 10am-Noon. Free admission all day. Donations welcome. Visit https://www.cablemuseum.org/events/
  • 05/25/2024
    The Cable Natural History Museum Pollinator & Native Plant Sale! 10am-4pm. Help support the Museum and our programs! Museum volunteers will be selling native plants – primarily those attracting pollinators and annual, perennial and vegetable plans in the Museum’s outdoor classroom. Members-only pre-sale starts at 9am. Sale will continue during out regular hours until the plants are gone. Visit https://www.cablemuseum.org/events/
  • 05/25/2024
    ABC Raceway dirt track racing. Raceway located at 2187 Butterworth Road. Stock car racing.  Regular season races on Saturday nights. Hot Laps- 6:30pm. Racing- 7pm. Grandstand opens at 5pm.  For more information, go to www.abcraceway.com.

2023 Events

  • 05/01/2023
    Earth Sense Garden Center,  1100 East Bayfield Street, Washburn.  Earth Sense Garden Center is now open for the season.  We look forward to another great year of providing all your gardening and landscaping needs.  Open 9-5 everyday!  715-373-2344
  • 05/01/2023
    Chequamegon Food Coop Carbon-Free Challenge. Record distance they walk, bike, skateboard,roller skate or scooter in an effort to encourage behavior change by emphasizing environmental impacts. Fill out carbon savings at the customer service clipboard. Visit www.chequamegonfoodcoop.com/carbon-free-challenge/
  • 05/03-07/2023
    Lost Creek Adventures presents: Whitewater Kayaking Course, Langlade WI. Spring is the perfect time to get on the river, and the Wolf River area is ideal for learning how to paddle in moving water. Learn more about this new course offering. Due to a great lodging deal we’ve been able to lower the price from $595 to $495. Normally these courses run $800 or more so don’t miss out!
  • 05/04/2023
    Chequamegon Food Co-op 20% Off Bulk Sale. 7:30am-8pm. Its time to stock up again! get 20% off nearly all of the bulk section! Be kind to the earth and remember to bring your own containers. You’ll get five cents off for each bag and container used, so stack on some extra savings! Visit www.chequamegonfoodcoop.com/events/bulk-sale/ or call 715-682-8251.
  • 05/04/2023
    Express Admissions at Northwood Technical College, 2100 Beaser Ave, Ashland. 11:30am. – 1:30pm. 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. Discover the program for you and apply to Northwood Tech for FREE! Or register for classes and take a campus tour. Light refreshments and FREE goodie bags. Northwood Tech is here to help you every step of the way in your educational journey. The event info can also be found here: https://www.northwoodtech.edu/admissions/visit-a-campus/campus-events-calendar/ashland-express-admissions-event.
  • 05/04-27/2023 ( Wednesdays- Sundays)
    Washburn Cultural Center Annual K–12 Student Art Show. Wednesdays–Sundays, May 4-27, 12-5pm. 1 East Bayfield Street, Washburn. This is artwork by students from the School District of Washburn fills both galleries in the annual K–12 Student Art Show.  Stop by to view the show and browse our shops. Join us for the opening reception, Tuesday, May 9 from 5-7pm. The student show is always one of the highlights of our year! Visit https://www.washburnculturalcenter.com/upcoming-events
  • 05/06/2023
    The Gathering Barn presents: Annual Spring Pallooza. 50467 State Hwy 13, Ashland. Doors open 9am-1pm. Join an amazing array of vendors and crafter’s for a fun morning of shopping! Fun, Food and Drink Specials! Over 25 tables to shop with!
  • 05/06/2023
    Friend of Copper Falls State Park present: Work Play Earth Day Celebration. 9am-12pm. Meet at the Park Concession Stand and choose from a list of fun jobs including staining, picking up windfall on trails, cleaning the concession or naturalist cabin, as well as other tasks. Brat Fry afterwards for all volunteers along with a prize drawing for an overnight stay at AmericInn. Dress for work and weather, rain or shine. Park admission is free for all volunteers. Enjoy the park trails after lunch. For more information call the park office at 715-274-5123 or visit Friends of CF facebook page.
  • 05/06/2023
    Join the School District of Ashland and local organizations for Community + School: Summer Fun & Safety interactive event from 2-5pm. Held at Ashland High School, 1900 Beaser Ave.  Learn more about summer offerings and community safety. Snack, activities, information, fun & Prizes! For questions or if you would like to get involved, contact Brooke Trettin 715-682-7838.
  • 05/06/2023
    Kentucky Derby this weekend at Pine Point,  10775 Pine Point Rd, Iron River. Come on in for some Mint Julius & racing boards on Saturday, Bring a fun hat and get a free drink on us!
  • 05/06/2023
    The Local Presents: The Kentucky Derby Dinner in support of the historic Vaughn Library. 3000 Golf Course Rd, Ashland. Doors open at 3pm. Watch the big race & enjoy delicious passed appetizers and a delectable 3-course dinner with a beverage included in your ticket price. Live music, raffles, silent auction, photo booth, door prizes and more! Pre-registration is required, so get your tickets now and come dressed in your best Derby attire for a night of fun and fundraising. Tickets are $80. Reserve your tickets at https://www.tickettailor.com/events/thelocalbargrille/895798
  • 05/09/2023
    Chequamegon Food Co-op presents: Homemade Veggie Burgers with Chef Lars Dukowitz. 5-7pm. Knowing the basics to a good veggie burger is life changing. Limited spots available. Stop by or call us at 715-682-8251 to sign up. Payment must be taken to reserve place in class.  Visit www.chequamegonfoodcoop.com/events
  • 05/12/2023
    Cable Natural History Museum presents: Bibon Swamp Birding (Master Naturalist Advanced Training). This trip will walk a very lightly traveled, dead-end dirt road through sedge meadow, alder, ash, and mixed lowland forest while enjoying a potpourri of birds in a peaceful setting. Brad Gingras, former Cable Natural History Museum Naturalist, will help participants identify numerous species, and current Naturalist Emily Stone will assist. Meet at the Grand View Food and Fuel at 8am., car caravan to the site, finish up by noon. You don’t have to be a certified Master Naturalist to participate! Any adult learners are welcome. Space is limited. Register by May 10 at cablemuseum.org or by calling the Cable Natural History Museum at 715-798-3890. For a complete list of programs go to https://www.cablemuseum.org/events/
  • 05/13/2023
    The Vaughn Public Library presents: Uplifting Yoga. 9am. Lead by yoga teacher Gretchen Dahlberg. Class size is limited. Bring your own mat. Free will donation. Contact the library at 715-682-7060 or Gretchen Dahlberg at dre0201@yahoo.com. Visit the Vaughn Library calendar of events at https://vaughnlibrary.org/calendar/
  • 05/13/2023
    Power of the Paws at Neighborly Bar. 10am. Come join us Mother’s Day weekend!! Win amazing prizes, great food and fun games all benefiting almost 1000 homeless animals in need every year!
  • 05/13/2023
    Mt Ashwabay Spring Gear Swap 10am-2pm.  Land-Water-All types of gear!  Clean your garage and basement, sell the gear you don’t use much or shop for gear at great prices.  Bargain deals for buyers, with 15% of the purchase price supporting Mt Ashwabay.  Gear Drop off May 10-12, 10am-5pm.  Unsold gear needs to be picked up by May 19th.  Questions call 715-779-3227.
  • 05/13/2023
    Cable Natural History Museum presents: Mom’s Herb Garden Workshop & Tasting. Skip the flowers this Mother’s Day—bring Mom out for this fun herb garden workshop and tasting event. Meet at Big Brook Greenhouse in Cable from 11am to 12:30pm to plant your own container with herbs for a variety of uses in the kitchen. All materials provided. Enjoy complimentary samples and ideas of what you could create with your fresh or dried herbs at home. Space is limited. Register by May 6 at cablemuseum.org or by calling the Cable Natural History Museum at 715-798-3890. $35 member/$40 non-member. For a complete list of programs go to https://www.cablemuseum.org/events/
  • 05/13/2023
    Bad River Lodge & Casino is hosting Pop Up Shops for Mother’s Day. 11am-2pm. For more information or if you would like to participate as a vendor, please contact Bad River Casino 715-682-7121.
  • 05/13/2023
    Bay City Cycles is hosting a Fix-A-Flat repair clinic. 5pm. 412 W Main, Ashland. Have you ever been on a bike ride, wind in your hair, flying down a hill…. and then POP! Your tire goes flat and you’re left stranded. What do you do? Learn how to fix an emergency repair at this hands-on, fix-a-flat repair clinic! Bay City Cycles mechanics will lead you through the process of taking the wheel off your bike, taking the tire off your wheel, identifying the cause of the flat, using a patch kit to patch the hole, and putting it all back together again. Bring your bike or practice with our provided wheels. Special event discount: 30% off tire levers and patch kits.  Approximately 1.5 hours. Light refreshments will be served. For more information visit baycitycycles.com/events/
  • 05/14/2023
    Mother’s Day!
  • 05/14/2023
    Big Top Chautauqua and Chance & Willetthouse Music present: Where I’m Loved – A Mother’s Day Concert, hosted at The Backstage, 84810 St. Hwy 13, Bayfield. 2pm. Ed Willett & Cheryl Leah invite you to share the afternoon with them as they perform songs and stories of motherhood from first loves to last, and adventures in between. Through music they spin a tale of love, honor and the circle of life, celebrating the women who make this world a place we want to be in. Do something special for Mom. Dont miss this warm and memorable Mother’s Day Concert. Tickets and info call 715-373-5552 or visit www.bigtop.org/calendar.html.
  • 05/15-20/2023
    Bike Week! Bay City Cycles is hosting a bike week Scavenger Hunt to explore Ashland. Pick up your Scavenger Hunt page or download it from May 15th-20th. Solve all 9 clues and bike to all 9 small businesses in Ashland to complete the scavenger hunt!  First 50 to complete the scavenger hunt are eligible to win a souvenir pint glass.  Scavenger hunt clue sheets will be available starting May 15th on our website baycitycycles.com/events/Facebook, or for pickup at the bike shop, 412 Main Street West.
  • 05/18/2023
    Vaughn Public Library Family Night – Birds! 6-7pm. Make a bird feeder, thumb print bird prints, bird themed sensory bins & Clay bird crafts. For more information call 715-682-7060.  Visit the Vaughn Library calendat of events at https://vaughnlibrary.org/calendar/
  • 05/18/2023
    Sip & Shop!  4-8pm.  Downtown Retail Business will be open until 8pm, with specials.  Bargains!! A fun evening of shopping! Specials will be posted the week prior.  For more information call 715-682-2500.
  • 05/18/2023
    Carden International Circus Spectacular at the Bay Area Civic Center, 320 4th Ave West.  4:30 & 7:30pm.  Tickets on sale at spectacularcircus.com or 1 hour before show times at the Bay Area Civic Center.  Ashland Chamber Office has Free kids passes with one paid adult.  1 hour prior to the show ride the exotic animals and meet the circus stars.
  • 05/18/2023
    The Friends of Copper Falls State Park will be holding their annual membership meeting from 6-7:30pm at the Copper Falls State Park concession shelter.  All are welcome to attend to hear Copper Falls State Park Staff and Friend’s committee reports from this past year and the exciting plans for this year.  This meeting will be held outdoors so dress for the weather.  Snacks and beverages will be provided.
  • 05/19/2023
    Northwood Technical College 2023 Commencement at the Ashland High School.
  • 05/20/2023
    Northern Wisconsin’s Largest House to House Garage Sale.   8am-1pm.  Sponsored by the Ashland Chamber.  Registration form.  Sales are Saturday 8am-1pm unless otherwise noted in description.  Maps will be available Friday, May 19th at the Ashland Chamber Office, Holiday, Midland, Shell and Kwik Trip Gas stations.
  • 05/20/2023
    The Vaughn Public Library presents: Uplifting Yoga. 9am. Lead by yoga teacher Gretchen Dahlberg. Class size is limited. Bring your own mat. Free will donation. Contact the library at 715-682-7060 or Gretchen Dahlberg at dre0201@yahoo.com. Visit the Vaughn Library calendar of events at https://vaughnlibrary.org/calendar/
  • 05/20/2023
    White Winter Winery presents: Storyteller Kevin Kling with musical guest Jan Lee. Storytelling workshop 1-3pm. Spend an afternoon learning the craft of storytelling from a master storyteller. Evening of Music & Storytelling 7-9pm. Join renowned storyteller Kevin Kling and local favorite Jan Lee. To Register for Workshop and Evening visit whitewinter.com/events or call 715-372-5656.
  • 05/20/2023
    Best Western Hotel Chequamegon presents: Bay Area Gymnastics Club Sip & Support. Join us for wine, beer, non-alcoholic drinks & appetizers. 5-8pm. 101 Lake Shore Dr W, Ashland. Wine pull, silent/live auction, 50/50 raffle. Optional dress code: Great Gatsby. Tickets are 1-$45 or 2-$70. Please contact Samantha Senske via email walters0716@gmail.com for more information. Tickets available at the Bretting Center.
  • 05/20/2023
    White Winter Winery presents: Music on the Porch. 1-5pm. Music by Russ Darwin. 68323 Lea St A, Iron River
  • 05/21/2023
    Chequamegon Food Co-op presents: Caring for Skin in Summer with Monarda Thrasher. 1-4pm. Its finally time to shed some layers and its pertinent we keep our skin healthy during summer. Make sun cream, a bug bite balm, a skin healing tea and a skin repair balm. Participants can bring 3 half pint jars and will take home $50 worth of medicine. Limited spots available. Stop by or call us at 715-682-8251 to sign up. Payment must be taken to reserve place in class.  Visit www.chequamegonfoodcoop.com/events
  • 05/23/2023
    Job Fair at the Bretting Community Center, 400 4th Ave W, Ashland. 2-5pm. Presented by Workforce Resource, Job Center of Wisconsin, Ashland County and Bayfield County. If you are looking to change careers, looking for work or if you are just curious then this is the place for you! For more information call or text 715-308-1578. Employer registration link: https://forms.gle/waRiKtFyeAPdPoqZ7
  • 05/23/2023
    Chequamegon Food Co-op presents: Spring Foraging walk with Axel Peterman, forager & food enthusiast. 5-7pm. HANDS-ON: Participants will learn to identify, harvest, and eat a variety of wild plants in a safe and sustainable (and fun!) way. This class will take place outdoors and on the move. Limited spots available. Stop by or call us at 715-682-8251 to sign up. Payment must be taken to reserve place in class.  Visit www.chequamegonfoodcoop.com/events
  • 05/23/2023
    Ashland Middle School Band Concert. 7pm. Dodd Gym, 203 11th Street East, Ashland.
  • 05/23-26/2023
    Lost Creek Adventures presents: Coastal Kayak Comprehensive – 4 day Course. An ‘immersion’ experience is best for learning new skills. This course is designed to get you comfortable with strokes and rescues in the inland sea conditions of Lake Superior, taught by American Canoe Association Instructors and Trainers. By the end of these 4 days you have the option to earn your Level 3 ACA Skills Assessment, the first step towards Instructor Certification or Trip Leader Recognition through the ACA. (Great for guide trainees too) Learn more and sign up
  • 05/24/2023
    22nd Annual GFWC Ashland Monday Club and Ashland Beautification Council’s Plant Sale 10am-3pm at Menard Park ( Main Street & Chapple Ave).  Plant donations welcome.  Just drop off the day of the sale at the park.  Please label plants.  Proceeds go to enhance Menard Park and the Ashland Beautification Council.  Questions call Mary Fall at 715-209-4881.
  • 05/25/2023
    Cable Natural History Museum presents: Spring Wildflower Walk. Join Cable Natural History Museum Naturalist Emily Stone to enjoy the spring wildflowers of St. Peter’s Dome State Natural Area. This northern majestic forest has some of the best wildflower diversity in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest. Meet at the Morgan Falls Trailhead at 9:30am. We’ll naturalize along the easy trail to Morgan Falls until noon. Serious hikers can bring lunch and make the steep climb to the top. Space is limited. Register by May 22 at cablemuseum.org or by calling the Cable Natural History Museum at 715-798-3890. $15 member/$20 non-member. USFS parking pass required. For a complete list of programs go to https://www.cablemuseum.org/events/
  • 05/26/2023
    Chequamegon Food Co-op presents: Spring Foraging walk with Axel Peterman, forager & food enthusiast.  5-7pm. HANDS-ON: Participants will learn to identify, harvest, and eat a variety of wild plants in a safe and sustainable (and fun!) way. This class will take place outdoors and on the move. Limited spots available. Stop by or call us at 715-682-8251 to sign up. Payment must be taken to reserve place in class.  Visit www.chequamegonfoodcoop.com/events
  • 05/27/2023
    Cable Natural History Museum Exhibit Open House” The Northwoods ROCKS! In the Northwoods, geology is the foundation for FUN! Learn how ancient volcanoes, tropical oceans, mountains of rock, and mountains of ice shaped the landscape where we love to play. Refreshments will be served from 10am to noon at the Cable Natural History Museum. Free admission all day. Donations welcome. For more info visit cablemuseum.org or call the Cable Natural History Museum at 715-798-3890. For a complete list of programs go to https://www.cablemuseum.org/events/
  • 05/27/2023
    Memorial Day Remembrance Walk and Ceremony at MIHPA Veterans Memorial Garden-Please join the Madeline Island Historical Preservation Association immediately following the Memorial Day Ceremony at the Town Dock, LaPointe from 11:30-12:30pm. We will walk from the Town Dock up Colonel Woods Avenue to the MIHPA Heritage Center. There we will gather around the Veteran’s Honor Garden for a flag raising ceremony, songs by the summer choir and the laying of new pavers in the Honor Garden. Following the ceremony light refreshments will be served.  For more information, call 715-747-2801.
  • 05/27/2023
    White Winter Winery presents: Music on the Porch. 1-5pm. Music by Moss Creek with Meadmaker Jon on harmonica. 68323 Lea St A, Iron River
  • 05/29/2023
    Memorial Day ceremonies at the Bandshell program is 9:30am.  Cemetery services:  Mt Hope 11:45am, Two services will be held; St Agnes 12:10pm, Two services will be held; B’nai Israel 12:30pm; Town of Eileen Memorial 12:50pm;  Moquah 1:20pm, Three services will be held; Woodland Cemetery – Washburn 2:20pm.  Other Memorials throughout Ashland county.
  • 05/30/2022
    Butternut Memorial Day salute to veterans at 10am at the Village Hall Memorial.  After that they will go to each cemetery in Butternut.  For more information, call 715-769-3951 or visit www.butternutwi.com.
  • 05/31/2023
    Join Landmark Conservancy for monthly Tyler Forks trail work day. 10am-3pm. 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 (landmarkwi.org)