The Hayward Area is proud to be home to many world-class events, along with historical and cultural festivals each year. The finest athletes in the world compete annually in the Lumberjack World Championships, American Birkebeiner cross country ski marathon, and the Chequamegon Fat Tire Festival mountain bike race. Join us for the Hayward Area Chamber of Commerce Musky Festival, Hayward’s largest community event every June, or celebrate the beautiful culture and tradition of the Lac Courte Oreilles Tribe at the Honor the Earth Powwow.
The American Birkebeiner is made up of several ski events in addition to the 50K and 54K marathons and is one of the largest cross country ski races in North America. It is also part of the prestigious Worldloppet League. Three days of competition also include the Elite Sprints on Main Street in downtown Hayward, Barnebirkie, Junior Birkie and 5K/10K Family Fun Ski, Prince Haakon 12K, and the Kortelopet. Call 715-634-5025 or go to www.birkie.com.