What’s Happening this Week!


Even with COVID – Here are things that are happening in the Chequamegon Bay!

Area Activities:

  • Ashland High School Sports Schedule
  • Northland College Sports Schedule
  • Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center. The building is closed until further notice.  The grounds and trails are open.
  • Vaughn Public Library – It’s not just books anymore. Check out their website for a hours of operations due to Covid-19.
  • Ashland Parks & Rec:  https://secure.rec1.com/WI/ashland-wi/catalog   Any questions call 715-682-7059.
  • Bayfield Rec Center & Recreation and Fitness Resources:  140 S. Broad St., Bayfield, 715-779-5408. Good news! www.recreationandfitnessresources.org  Our hours are:  M/W/F 6am-6pm;  Tu/Th 8am-6pm; Sat 8am-noon.  Masks are mandatory in all areas except while actually swimming.  If you leave us a message, we’ll return your call.  We look forward to seeing you back at the Rec Center!
  • The Washburn Cultural Center’s antiques and gifts shop, Vinyl Vault, museum, and galleries open daily from 12–4pm as long as local COVID conditions allow.  Masks will remain required for entry into the building.  CBAC returns to the WCC galleries on Wednesday, April 7 with their spring exhibition, Cultivating Resilience—Thriving Amid Adversity, followed in May with an exhibition of works by students from Washburn Public Schools.
  • 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!
  • CheqYes Book Club:  This month being Valentine’s Day we are focused on self-care and we’re reading “10% Happier” by Dan Harris, if you are anyone you know might be interested, that is also on our Facebook and Instagram. Click here for more information.




  • 04/07-29/2021
    Chequamegon Bay Arts Council announces the spring show, “Cultivating Resilience—Thriving Amid Adversity.” Wednesdays through Saturdays, 12 to 4pm at the Washburn Cultural Center, 1 E Bayfield Street, Washburn and virtually by visiting CBAC’s website cbayarts.org or washburnculturalcenter.com.  Explore how adversity—your personal story and/or the collective adversity we have shared over the past year—becomes a creative wellspring for your art.  The show will be judged by Ron Piercy of Karlyn’s Yellowbird Gallery and prizes awarded. The awards will be featured in a short video film.  Questions call 715-779-3570 or email deansar@hotmail.com
  • 04/11/2021
    The Garland City Chamber Players invite you to the return of chamber music to the Chequamegon Bay. Tune in to hear the first live chamber performance in over a year.  You can find their event page and join the live stream via the Players’ Facebook page, link is here. You don’t need a Facebook account to watch the livestream.  Featured musicians will be Kathy Broadwell, violin; Dr Tiffany Darling, soprano; Teresa Rusch, flute; Neil Paynter & Jaryd Traaholt, piano; Kirk McBrayer, violoncello; and Andrew McInnes, violin & viola.
  • 04/15/2021
    3rd Thursday! Girl’s Day Out!! Downtown Retail Business will be open until 10am-6pm on the 3rd THURSDAY of every month, with specials. Bargains!! Fun!! A fun day of shopping! For more information call 715-682-2500.
  • 04/17/2021
    Ashland Area Mulch, 810 14th Ave. East, Ashland, Opening for the 2021 season.
    Hours: Saturdays 9am – 5pm and by appointment.  Weekday deliveries and pick-ups available.  Call 715-292-5776.
  • 04/24/2021
    City of Ashland Presents Arbor Day Celebration & Earth Day Clean Up.  Tree planting Ceremony at 10am and City Litter Pick-up at 10:30am at H. Pearson Plaza Park.  Limited number of free Earth Day T-shirts available for volunteers, Youth – Adult sizes.  For more information call 715-682-7059.
  • 4/24 & 25/2021
    Country Blossoms Greenhouse Fruit tree weekend.  Taking pre-orders now until April 15th.  For more information call 715-746-2345.



  • 05/04/2021
    Cruise on over to WITC-Ashland from 11:30 am-1:30 pm for a WITC Drive Thru! You’ll receive a bag with program and financial aid information, a voucher to apply to WITC for FREE and lots of other giveaways! For more details visit www.witc.edu/drivethru
  • 05/08/2021
    Power of the Paws.  10am-6pm. Mother’s Day Weekend at the Neighborly Bar.  Fundraiser for Chequamegon Humane Association.   Bucket Raffle, Chinese Raffle, Cat Can Booth where everyone is a winner! More info to come.
  • 05/20/2021
    3rd Thursday!  Wine Walk!  5-8pm.  Downtown Retail Business will be open until 8pm on the 3rd THURSDAY of every month, with specials. More information coming soon.  Bargains!! A fun evening of shopping! For more information call 715-682-2500.
  • 05/22/2021
    Chick-uamegon Women’s 1mile/5K/10K.  GIRLS just wanna have FUN!!  And we know how to do it here in Ashland, WI and now we have a race for everyone!  Get your girlfriends together and come to Ashland dressed in your blingest best and walk, run, skip or jump in the eighth annual Chick-uamegon 1-mile/5k/10k walk/run.  Due to COVID-19 We are changing things up!  This year’s race will be truly a FUN RUN.  In place of tiaras and medals, each finishing chick will receive a $5 Chamber Dollar Certificate to be spent in our community, at Bricks and Mortar Chamber Member Businesses.  Ashland Retailers will have specials. Prizes will be given away to; 3 places for Blingest or Best Costume
    ($50/$25/$25 in Chamber Dollars); Blingest Face mask ($25 in Chamber Dollars); Blingest Shoes/Sneakers/Boots/whatever is on your feet ($25 in Chamber Dollars); Best Dressed Volunteer ($20); 3 random drawings (each $20 in Chamber Dollars) Chicks will be social distanced at the start. Face masks or coverings are mandatory until the race has started.  For more information go to www.chick-uamegon.com



  • 06/05/2021
    Northern Wisconsin’s Largest House to House Garage Sale.   8am-1pm.  Sponsored by the Ashland Chamber and the Ashland Daily Press.  Registration Form
  • 06/05/2021
    Benoit Cheese Haus, 23920 County Hwy F.  June Dairy Customer Appreciation Day; There will be lots of giveaways, creative social distancing fun, & tasty treats! It is going to be an event to remember mark your calendar.. more details coming soon… Questions call 715-746-2561.
  • 06/05-06/2021
    Free Fishing Weekend!
  • 06/08-09/2021
    Region 18 USPCA 2021 K9 Trials – Ashland.  This year we will be hosting the 2021 Region 18 K9 trials! K9 teams will be coming from all over Wisconsin and Northern Minnesota with around 70 handlers and their K9 partners. Events will include an opening ceremony on Sunday which will be open to the public outdoors, Monday (agility, obedience, articles, and suspect search), and Tuesday (apprehension and apprehension with gun fire). All events are open to the public to come watch and are free! Come see these amazing K9’s and their handlers and the work they do to protect and serve in this fun event!!   For more information check out their Facebook Page.


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