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MAY 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 May exhibit Washburn Public School District Annual k-12 Student 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.
  • Saturdays, Mid May through August: Stock Car Races at ABC Raceway, 2187 Butterworth Rd.  For more information, call 715-682-4237, or visit
  • 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  …. 2023 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.


2023 Events

  • 05/01/2023
    THINK SPRING! Hauser’s Superior View Farm’s annual RED BARN PLANT SALE opens for the season! Featuring freshly-dug, field-grown, perennial root stock, Hauser’s perennials are climatized right here and are ready for your gardens now! Plus, from Hauser’s own greenhouses, annuals, vegetables, herbs, and beautiful hanging baskets are available. Looking for berry plants, apple/pear trees; soils; and other garden supplies? We’ve got those too! Daily 9-5 following CDC guidelines. To order for perennials for pickup go to For more information call 715-779-5404.
  • 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
  • 05/03-07/2023
    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!

  • 05/06/2023
    The Gathering Barn presents: Swing into 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! Food and of course drinks will be available while you take a break from shopping! Find unique gifts for mother’s day and something for yourself!
  • 05/10-12/2023
    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, 10-5, 10am-5pm.  Unsold gear needs to be picked up by May 19th.  Questions call 715-779-3227.
  • 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!
  • 05/14/2023
    Mother’s Day!
  • 05/18-20/2023
    15th Annual Chequamegon Bay Birding & Nature Festival.   For more information, call 715-682-2500 and visit
  • 05/18/2023
    Sip & Shop!  4-8 pm.  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
    Garden International Circus Spectacular at the Bay Area Civic Center, 320 4th Ave West.  4:30 & 7:30pm.  Tickets on sale at 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.
  • 05/19/2023
    Northwood Technical College 2023 Commencement. Northwood Tech Ashland Conference Center.
  • 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
    Madeline Island Marathon and Half Marathon from 8:30am-4pm. For more information, call 888-475-3386 or visit
  • 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 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 for more information. Tickets available at the Bretting Center.
  • 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
  • 05/27/2023
    Northland College Commencement at 11am in the Ponzio Stadium, 1411 Ellis Ave.  For information visit or call 715-682-1339
  • 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.
  • 05/29/2023
    Memorial Day ceremonies throughout Ashland county.  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.
  • 05/31/2023
    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 (



2022 Events

  • 05/04-27/2022 ( Wednesdays- Sundays)
    Washburn Cultural Center Annual K–12 Student Art Show. Wednesdays–Sundays, May 4–27, 12–4pm. This is artwork by students from the School District of Washburn fills both galleries in the annual K–12 Student Art Show.  The Cultural Center will be open BOTH Saturday and Sunday afternoons, so that family, friends, and community members can appreciate the work of these budding artists. Stop by to view the show and browse our shops.  Family and friends can also celebrate these students’ works at a public reception on Tuesday, May 10, from 5–7pm.  Virtual Exhibition link:
  • 05/06/2022
    The Knights of Columbus will host an all-you-can-eat fresh Lake Superior whitefish dinner at OLL Social Hall, 201 Lakeshore Drive E. 4-7pm. Cost: $13 for adults; $7 for children ages 5-11; free for children under age 5. Proceeds will go to the Knights of Columbus Scholarship Fund. For more information, call 715-682-9621.
  • 05/07/2022
    Looking for Something to do on Mother’s Day Weekend?  Art, Music and Teachings – North Country Seasons at the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center.  3-5pm.  Visit the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center for a Celebration of North Country Season 3pm View the Seasonal Art Show representing over 30 area artists.  4pm Hear a Presentation by Red Cliff Tribal Elder, Rob Goslin, Sr. on “TRANSLATING ANCIENT TEACHING INTO MEANINGFUL LIFE EXPERIENCES” In honoring the four seasons art show displayed at the visitor center he will be speaking and sharing Anishinaabe Teachings related to the creation of the world and respecting Mother Earth.  5pm The Garland City Consort will perform Vivaldi’s “La Primavera”. The Consort, formed in 2016, is one of the few musician-owned cooperative orchestras in the entire world.  The event is sponsored by the Chequamegon Bay Arts Council and the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center with financial support provided by the Wisconsin Arts Board, the State of WI and the National Endowment for the Arts.  Free will offering. For more information call 715-685-9983.
  • 05/09-6/06/2022
    2022 Spring Archery.  Ashland County UW-Extension 4H Youth Development is offering archery for kids ages 10-18 years old.  Cost is $5.  Dates Monday’s not including Memorial Day.  Time Beginner/intermediate 6-7pm and intermediate/advanced7-8pm.  Place Chequamegon Archery Club Outdoor Range, 3501 McDonald Rd, Ashland.  Register online at Spring Shooting Sports Registration Now Open! – Extension Ashland County ( or call Question please contact the Ashland County’s 4H office at 715-682-7017.
  • 05/20/2022
    Stagecoach Bar & Grill, 315 East Main Street.  Glow Party Dance Club Night: Friday May 20. 8-Midnight. Drink specials, club music with premium sound by JD Bass Entertainment, and prizes. UV black lights and laser show. Body paints available, so come dressed in neon and glow!
  • 05/21/2022
    The City of Ashland will be observing and hosting an Earth Day Clean UP and Arbor Day Celebration at Beaser Park at 10am. More details to come.
  • 05/21/2022
    School + Community Day at the Ashland High School Field House, Beaser Ave.  11am-1pm.  We are inviting students and families to join us for a day of fun with games, prizes, food, and information about summer programming for youth. Community and school organizations will be tabling to get the word out about all the amazing summer programming we have going on in the area.   Questions call 715-682-7087 ext 2118.
  • 05/21/2022
    ABC Raceway Season Opener –  WIMI the Storm Teacher Appreciation Night: Raceway located at 2187 Butterworth Road. Stock car racing.  Regular season races on Saturday night. Hot Laps- 6:15pm. Racing- 7pm. Grandstand opens at 5pm.  For more information, go to
  • 05/25/2022
    21st 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..
  • 05/28/2022
    Happenings in Glidden this weekend: The Ryan Thimm Run, Walk, Roll starts at 8am, at Marion Park, Glidden.  GADC first annual Community Garage Sale & Craft Sale.  Maps can be found on our website  – or pick-up  locations at Bear Crossing or at Marion Park during the RTHR run-walk-roll.  Brat Feed to help raise funds for the Glidden Area Emergency Medical Service at the Town Hall at 10am
  • 05/28/2022
    ABC Raceway Farm Stock Special presented by White River Ag: Raceway located at 2187 Butterworth Road. Stock car racing.  Regular season races on Saturday night. Hot Laps- 6:15pm. Racing- 7pm. Grandstand opens at 5pm.  For more information, go to
  • 05/28-29/2022
    The Inaugural Beau Patrick Nemec Memorial Day (Two-Day Two-Person) Scramble Golf Tournament.  Saturday: play qualifications, Sunday: Flight and match play.  For more information call 715-292-4493 or 715-682-2515.
  • 05/29/2022
    La Pointe Center Wine and Beer Tasting FUNdraiser-Lapointe Center Wine and Beer Tasting FUNdraiser with silent auction, wine and beer tasing from 3:30 -5:30pm with Molly O playing following the silent auction. At Bell St Event Center, LaPointe. Tickets will go on sale May 1st. Advance tickets $30, $40 at door.   Want to attend Molly O, but not the winetasting event, the cost is $10.00 at the door. Taste fabulous wines, accompanied by artisan cheeses at the annual La Pointe Center “FUNdraiser”, for the arts! The La Pointe Center has provided grants for creative community projects for over 20 years. There’s also a silent auction with many exclusive gifts for the Madeline Island aficionado.  For more information, call 888-475-3386.
  • 05/30/2022
    Butternut Memorial Day salute to veterans at 11am.  After that they will go to each cemetery in Butternut.  For more information, call 715-769-3951 or visit