- 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.
- Saturdays Mid-June through mid-October: Ashland Area Farmer’s Market, 8am-12pm, on Chapple Ave, Ashland 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.
- Fridays- May- September Butternut Farmers & Craft Market 3-6pm at the Village Hall Pavilion, 301 W Michigan St, Butternut.
- Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center- A great place to visit! Exhibits, lookout tower and walking trails. Check out their Facebook Page.
- Bay City Cycles …. 2022 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.
- Vaughn Public Library – For hours and information go to https://www.vaughnlibrary.org/about-us/covid-19
- Chequamegon Bay Golf Club: Check our Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/cbaygolf/ If you have any questions, please contact the Pro Shop at 715-682-8004.
- 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!
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- 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.
Annual Veterans Fishing Outing sponsored by North Wisconsin Rod & Gun Club. NWRGC invites veterans to spend a morning fishing on Lake Superior Chequamegon Bay followed by a lunch featuring Craig Hoopman’s Amazing whitefish. 8am leave the marina/Kreher Park, 12noon return to shore, 1pm lunch at Kreher Park. Space is limited registration deadline is August 26. To register contact John at 715-682-7011 ex506 or Kevin 715-373-6137. If you would like to provide a boat call John at 715-682-7011 ex506 or Kevin 715-373-6137.
Big Top Chautauqua presents: In Spite of Ourselves: The Music of John Prine & Nanci Griffith at 70pm. 32525 Ski Hill Rd, Bayfield, WI. www.bigtop.org.
Bayfield’s Concerts by the Lake in Memorial Park, Front and Rittenhouse Avenue. The music by Sean & Ian Okamoto and begins at 7pm. The concerts are free and open to the public. Guests may wish to bring blankets or lawn chairs to the park. For more information call 715-779.3335.
HUGE Labor Day Clearance SALE at Solstice Outdoors. 30%, 40% and 50% OFF SEASONAL CLEARANCE. This is huge! Sale ends Sunday at 4pm.
Washburn Cultural Center ART OPENING: 4pm–6pm, Free & Open to the Public. See Waterfalls and Woods Differently. Join us at the Washburn Cultural Center to celebrate the opening of Same Location, Multiple Perspectives, photographs of water and woods in northern Wisconsin and Michigan by Catherine Lange and Michael L. Ruth*,* with 24 poems by 13 regional poets. Questions contact WashburnCulturalCenter@gmail.com or 715- 373–5591.
Floydian Slip’s will be playing at Delta Diner’s TapShack from 4-7pm. 14385 County Hwy H Delta, WI,
Glidden Labor Day Weekend Street Dance & Brat Feed. Blocking off Grant Street to can get down in G-town. Brat feed from 4- 8pm. Brett and the Little Big Show plays music from 4 – 8pm and Contradiction plays from 8pm-12midnight.
Legendary BBQ Buffet at Legendary Waters Resort & Casino, 5pm-close, 37600 Onigamiing Drive, Red Cliff.. Adults $19.99 Kids 12 & under $9.99.
Keeper of the Faith Concert at 6:30pm at Salem Church, 400 Salem Rd, Ashland. Freewill offering will be taken.
Big Top Chautauqua presents: Home Free at 7pm. 32525 Ski Hill Rd, Bayfield, WI. www.bigtop.org.
Butternut 11th Annual Gun Show at the Butternut Community Park. Friday 4-8pm and Saturday 8am-3pm. For more information, call 715-769-3620.
Copper Falls State Park, Mellen – Firefly: A Nature Storytelling Hour – 7pm. Host Jeffrey Wilson shares some amazing tales from his WDNR Wildlife career: beaver, bears, eagles, wolves, loons, and other critter encounters. Audience members can join the fun, sharing stories, marshmallow treats, and campfire fun. Meet at the picnic area main pavilion.
Big Top Chautauqua presents: The Temptations at 7pm. 32525 Ski Hill Rd, Bayfield, WI. www.bigtop.org.
Labor Day Golf Classic, Chequamegon Bay Golf Club, 3000 Golf Course Rd. Contact the Chequamegon Bay Golf Club 715-682-8004.
Glidden Community Fair. There will be a softball tournament on Saturday and Sunday, and the car show on Monday. The horse pull and big money bingo are set for Saturday; the mud run and music on Sunday; and of course concessions, beer stand, and quarter bingo all 3 days. Plus other random events and activities. Be sure to check us out on Facebook
Shaggy’s Summer Stomp at the Shaggy Dog Farm, 60445 Summit Rd, Ashland. Celebrating Summer’s end with live music, food and drinks in the barn 4-10pm. Rain or Shine. Music starts at 6pm, Maygen & the Birdwater and Breanne Marie & the Front Porch Sinners. Tickets are available at www.shaggydogfarms.com. It’s the Barn Dance you’ve been waiting for.
Big Top Chautauqua presents: Riding the Wind at 7pm. 32525 Ski Hill Rd, Bayfield, WI. www.bigtop.org.
Bayfield’s Concerts by the Lake in Memorial Park, Front and Rittenhouse Avenue. The music by BTNSUZ and begins at 7pm. The concerts are free and open to the public. Guests may wish to bring blankets or lawn chairs to the park. For more information call 715-779.3335.
Big Top Chautauqua presents: In Spite of Ourselves: The Music of John Prine & Nanci Griffith at 7pm. 32525 Ski Hill Rd, Bayfield, WI. www.bigtop.org.
Apostle Islands Realty Art Opening. We have been filling our office, Apostle Islands Realty, with a variety of art created by local artists. We’ve gratefully partnered with Artists Squared Gallery LLC to help showcase and fund the incredible talent in our area. Join us at our office at 10 N 1st St, Bayfield Wi, from 6-8 pm for our Art Opening and not only enjoy the local art, but also refreshments and meeting the artists! More information can be found on the Event Page.“
Big Top Chautauqua presents: Riders in the Sky at 7pm. 32525 Ski Hill Rd, Bayfield, WI. www.bigtop.org.
Ashland Mural Fest & Classic Car Show, downtown Ashland, 9am-3pm. Mural Trolley Tours, Car Show, Craft & Food Vendors and Music. For more information, call 715-682-2500. Mural Fest Craft Vendors Mural Fest Car Show
Walk to End Alzheimer’s 2022 at the Enrichment Center. Registration at 8:30am, opening ceremony at 9:40am and walk at 10am. Funds raised stay local to provide care, support, advocacy, and research for a cure to ultimately end Alzheimer’s Disease. 715-352-4091.
The Safari Big Cup, Chequamegon Bay Golf Club, 3000 Golf Course Rd. Starting at 10am. For more information, call 715-682-8004.
Big Top Chautauqua presents: Li’ Mike & funny Bone at 1pm. Essentia Health Free Family Matinee 32525 Ski Hill Rd, Bayfield, WI. www.bigtop.org.
Concert at the Mesang Band Shell in Ashland, Big Top Chautauqua: Lil’ Mike & Funny Bone at 4pm. Essentia Health Free Family Matinee.
Big Top Chautauqua presents: Old Last Night w/BCO & Michael Perry + special guests TBA at 7pm. 32525 Ski Hill Rd, Bayfield, WI. www.bigtop.org.
Cornucopia Annual Art Crawl will be held in Cornucopia from 10am-5pm Friday and 10am-4pm Saturday. Event features fine arts, crafts. Stay for great food offerings, music, a hike, paddle, etc. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.cornucopiawisconsin.net.
Join the Chequamegon Bay Choir for our 50th Season in the Chequamegon Bay at 7pm at the Washburn United Methodist Church. No auditions necessary. Registration starts at 6:30pm to sign up and be a part of the Choir. All levels of musicianship for persons age 16+ are welcome. For more information contact Michael Powers at 715-373-5371. www.cacvoices.com
Stagecoach Bar & Grill, 315 East Main Street. Karaoke with premium sound by JD Bass Entertainment. Songbooks are available at 7pm. Get in the lineup and sing from 8-Midnight.
Third Thursday in Ashland! Stores on Main Street are open until 7pm with in store specials 4-7pm.
Chequamegon Food Coop: Fall Foraging. 5 – 7pm. Instructor: Axel Peterman, food enthusiast. Cost: $15/$10 owners. 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 on the move, walking along the lake front trail. Limited spots available. Payment must be taken to reserve your spot. Stop by, 700 Main St. W, or call us at 715-682-8251 to reserve your spot.
What are we Hungry for? How Food Pantries Fed Rural Wisconsin During the Pandemic? Join us for a screening of the documentary film featuring The BRICK, followed by a Q & A with The BRICK’s staff and Jim Winship, the films director. 7:30pm at Northland College-Alvord theatre, 1411 Ellis Ave. Free Admission – donations accepted for the BRICK. Refreshments by Chartwells at Northland College. Questions call 715-682-7425.
Washburn Cultural Center POETRY READING: “Perceive Waterfalls & Woods Differently”. An Art Escape Event at 5 pm, Free & Open to the Public. Hear 24 poems by 13 regional poets & view 40 photos by Catherine Lange & Michael Ruth—all part of the exhibit, “Same Location, Multiple Perspectives.” The poems, some written to images in the show, appear in the 100-page catalog available for sale at the reading, along with other books by some of the poets. Questions contact WashburnCulturalCenter@gmail.com or 715- 373–5591.
Big Top Chautauqua presents: Anishinaabe Dibaajimowin: An Ojibwe Story at 7pm. 32525 Ski Hill Rd, Bayfield, WI. www.bigtop.org.
Market on Main Fall Open House. 515 Main Street West.
Free outdoor movie in Pearson Plaza Park! Showing Disney and Pixar’s, Soul (2020). Movie will start at dusk (approx. 7:30 pm). Bring your family and all your friends! Don’t forget your chairs, blankets, and snacks. Free popcorn will be available, courtesy of the Ashland Bay Theater. Other concessions will also be available from the Bay Area Film Society. Stop by Pearson Plaza prior to the movie to set up your chairs, play some games, and sign up for a library card. September is Library Card Sign-Up Month. The Ashland Beer Garden will also be set up from 5:00-7:30 (cards accepted). This event is brought to you by the Ashland Main Street Program and the Vaughn Public Library.
Voices for Recovery-Chequamegon Bay’s Community Picnic in celebration of Recovery Month. 11am-3pm at Prentice Park in Ashland. Everyone is invited! Fun for the whole family. Rain or Shine. Opening ceremony at 11am. 11:30 lunch is served (walking tacos). Lunch, raffles, bracelet making, open mic, live music and more. For more information call 715-685-5400
Washburn Cultural Center Art Supply Swap, 12pm–4pm, Third Floor. Free & Open to the Public. A material exchange where artists can bring unwanted or extra supplies and take home something new for an upcoming project. Any and all materials are welcome, from partially used paint tubes to magazines for collaging. Come and see what materials inspire you while you meet other makers in the area. Questions contact WashburnCulturalCenter@gmail.com or 715- 373–5591.
Chequamegon Theatre Association 50th Anniversary Celebration. Join us 2-4pm, as we celebrate the CTA’s 50th Anniversary! There’ll be a program with past production performances, local appetizers, and CTA logo items for sale (including this cozy sweatshirt you can pre-order now ctatheatre.org/50th). We can’t wait to see you there!
46th Annual Northland College Powwow. A Celebration of Our Communities and Cultures – Please join us for this free, public event. 1-10pm. Grand Entries at 1pm and 7pm, Feast at 5pm. Northland College – Campus Mall 1411 Ellis Avenue. Host Drums: Smokeytown and Bad River; Emcee: Migizi Sullivan; Arena Director: Mike Demain; Head Dancers: Josh Atcheynum & Sheena Cain; Head Veteran: John Teller Jr. First 10 drums will receive honorarium. Specials: Men’s Woodland Special & Women’s Jingle Special, Other Specials TBA. Drugs and Alcohol are prohibited at this event. Vendor contact: 715 682-1344. https://www.facebook.com/NC.Spring.Powwow/
Butternut Oktoberfest at the Village Pavilion in Butternut, at 4-8pm. For more information, call 715-661-4814 or 715-769-3508.
Big Top Chautauqua presents: Cloud Cult with Charlie Parr at 7pm. 32525 Ski Hill Rd, Bayfield, WI. www.bigtop.org.
Chequamegon MTB Festival, 13460 Spruce St., Cable. 715-798-3594. For more information, visit www.cheqfattire.com.
Northern Aged Iron Tractor & Threshing Show, 38565 State Hwy 13, Highbridge. Festivities begin at 8am each day. Display of Tractors, Implements, Hit-and-Miss Motors, Vintage Cars, Trucks and Snowmobiles. Raffles. Pancake breakfast on Sunday at 9am $5 button gets you in both days. For more information on admission or a detailed list of events, call 715-274-7807 or 715-682-5744, or visit www.northernagediron.com.
Gather the Girls Round for Ladies Shopping Day at the Neighborly Bar, 1301 Main Street West. Vendors, Prizes, Samples. From 1-4pm check out 12 local vendors for jewelry, nails, body products, makeup, flowers, Lake Superior art, appetizers dips, crafts, Packer bling and much more!
Chequamegon Food Coop: Fermented Drinks. 2 – 5pm. Instructor: Monarda Thrasher, teacher, gardener, and herbalist. Cost: $20/$15 owners. Workshop: Participants will learn how to capture a ginger bug and brew fermented sodas and kombucha. Participants will be able to take home some culture, so bring a couple pint jars. Limited spot available. Payment must be taken to reserve your spot. Stop by, 700 Main St W, or call us at 715-682-8251.
Sanborn Community Club Deep Fried Cheeseburgers, 4-7 pm. Cost will be a $12.00 donation. Proceeds go to the Sanborn Community Club 2023 Scholarship. Sanborn Community Club building located at 42478 Co Hwy E- 10 miles South of Ashland just off of Hwy 112.
Ashland Mural Trolley Tours will be offered during Northland Fall Fest. Thursday, September 22 at 1:30pm, Friday, September 23 at 10am and Saturday, September 24 at 10am & 1:30pm. Cost is $5.00 per person. Pick-up Location is at the East Corner of the Bay Area Civic Center Parking Lot, For more information go to www.visitashland.com/murals/
Concert in the Corn presented by White River Ag Products-This year’s concert will be a two-day event, at White River Ag; 58330 Nelson Rd in Mason. Friday will run from 4pm until midnight, and Saturday will run 12noon – midnight, with two separate stages, food vendors, and more! Friday Lineup: Brady Luke Band, Whiskey Trail, Confederate Railroad ending with Chris Kroeze. Saturday Lineup: Hoff Stevens, Brett and the Little Big Show, Brady Luke Band, Tim Zach, Drake White finishing the night with Chris Cagle. Tickets can be purchased at https://concertinthecornwi.com/ 715-765-4591. For more information check out their Facebook Page.
Clam Lake Elk Fest at Clam Lake Junction, 60967 WI-77, Clam Lake, 715- 794-2781.
Sources of Strength – 5K Color Run & Wellness Expo. Spreading Hope, Help & Strength. Color Run/Walk at 10am. 9am check-in. Pre-registration at www.coawi.org/199/Parks-Recreation. Walking Trail loop starting at High School. Wellness Expo 9am-12pm at the Ashland High School Parking Lot. Color Run Fees $25. Students Grades 12 or under FREE! Refreshments, Games, Info Booths & Prizes. Sponsored by AHS & AMS Sources of Strength Peer leaders and Advisors in conjunction with National Suicide Awareness Month.
Strut Your Mutt Run/Walk Event presented by the Chequamegon Humane Association. 9am-12noon at Prentice Park. The is a 5K fundraiser for the Animal shelter. Fun for the whole gamily. Add to the fun by displaying your family’s style by dressing up with your pets. there will be prizes for fastest male, fastest female and fastest child. A prize for best costume will also be awarded. Refreshments will be served and fun activities for the pups will be offered following the run/walk. All registered participants will receive a neon-colored, reflective paw print hat. Canine participants will receive a spiffy new paw print bandana. $25/single $50/family. To register or donate go to www.chaadopt.org/events.html
Copper Falls State Park Fall Festival. September colors offer people a chance to enjoy the park’s beauty and experience the fun at the annual Fall Festival on from 10am – 3pm. Events are co-sponsored by the Friends of Copper Falls State Park and the Wisconsin DNR. All programs will be held rain or shine and are open to the public. Parked vehicles will need to have purchased either an annual or
daily park pass; $8/day for Wisconsin plates or $11/day for out-of-state plates, available at the park office. Pets are not allowed at most program venues. Attendees are encouraged to social distance and wear masks in keeping with current CDC protocols. For special accommodations, as needed, contact park staff prior to the program date. Copper Falls State Park is located near Mellen, Wisconsin. Follow State Highway 169 northeast for 1.7 miles, turn north on Copper Falls Road at the State Park’s main entrance, stop at the park office, then continue north to the parking and picnic grounds approximately 1.5 miles. For more information about events contact the park at 715-274-5123.
Copper Falls State Park, Mellen – 2pm. Geology expert Professor Tom Fitz leads a hike & overview at 2pm. Come have fun at Copper Falls!
Bohemian Hall Annual Fundraiser. 3-7pm, 319 11th Ave East. Dinner, smoked and BBQ chicken with the fixin’s and raffle prizes. All proceeds goes towards historic renovations.
Concert in the Corn – Chris Cagle presented by White River Ag Products. Gates open at 5:30pm. Tickets are TBD. (must have proof of id). 58330 Nelson Rd, Mason. 715-765-4591. For more information check out their Facebook Page.
Ignite Fitness Open House at our *NEW* location, 206 6th Ave West! Join us from 11am-1pm for free demo classes, see our new space, and learn about Senior Sneakers and other fitness programming for men and women! Snacks, raffle and more! Visit IgniteFitnessStudio.com for more information!
Ashland Youth Hockey presents the Harvester 3×3 tournament at the Bay Area Civic Center.
Stagecoach Bar & Grill, 315 East Main Street. Karaoke with premium sound by JD Bass Entertainment. Songbooks are available at 7pm. Get in the lineup and sing from 8-Midnight.
Sitka Pint Night at Solstice Outdoors, 4-7pm. Stop in and enjoy a FREE pint beverage and gear up for the season with Sitka gear. In store specials plus enter to WIN an Ambient Jacket! ($300 value). 2521 Lake Shore Drive West.
Harbor View Event Center presents: Pub & Grub Comedy Tour: September 29, October 29, November 12, December 10, January 14, February 11 and March 11, Get ready for the funniest night of your life. All shows start at 8pm Tickets are available at the harbor View bar or online at barcomictix.com.
The Knights of Columbus will host an all-you-can-eat fresh Lake Superior whitefish dinner at OLL Social Hall, 201 Lakeshore Drive E., on Friday from 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.
Fall Rummage Sale at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 311-13th Street West, Ashland. Friday, September 30 from 3-6pm and Saturday, October 1 from 9am – 12noon.
ABC Raceway 45th Annual Red Clay Classic – Fast Lane Motor Sports, Red’s Auto, & Tim’s Automotive Machine. Race track located 3.5 miles south of Ashland on Butterworth Rd. For more information, call 715-682-4990 or visit www.abcraceway.com.
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Red Cliff Cultural Days: Miskwaabekong, Red Cliff Reservation, 3 miles north of Bayfield. Carnival ( 9/24, 6-9pm; 9/25, 12noon-10pm; 9/26, 12noon-8pm) & Car Show, 3 on 3 Basketball, Golf Tournament, Mini Pow Wow, Cultural Stations, Canoe Races, Fireworks, Food & Craft Vendors, DJ & Live Music, Softball Tournament. For more information go to www.redcliff-nsn.gov/culturaldays
Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Ashland Baking Company and the 26th Anniversary of the Black Cat Coffeehouse at 211 Chapple Ave, Ashland from 3-10pm, rain or shine. Featuring live music by Idle Rose, Molly Maher, Eric Koskinen and Floydian Slip. All ages welcome. Serving food & Earth Rider Beer.
National Public Lands Day, free waiver day for National Parks. For more information, call 715-362-1351.
North Country Seasons: Stories, Songs, Art at the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center, 29270 Co Hwy G, Ashland, 9-11am, outside. Join us to celebrate the fall season with music, stories and nature walk. Morning performances cost $10/Adult, $5/Children & Seniors. $25 for family of 4 or more. For more information call 715-685-9983.
North Country Seasons: Plein Air Watercolor Workshop: A Seasonal Sense of Place at the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center, 29270 Co Hwy G, Ashland, 9-12noon, outside. Capture the autumn season developing your own landscape painting working with artists Janet Moore and Sharon Handy Morning art workshop cost $30, materials included. Pre-registration is appreciated: email@example.com. For more information call 715-685-9983.