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.

Please check out the Calendar of Events for a more comprehensive look at all of the area happenings!

Upcoming Events

  • Sat
    30
    Jan
    2021
    Seeley, WI 54843

    During the Covid-19 pandemic, racers will experience a more physically distanced start area, less congestion on course, and separate race times for the 22K and 42K races. No indoor spaces will be available and there will be no post-race party. However, there will be epic skiing on the Birkie Trail- and the course will start and finish in Seeley at OO!

    The Seeley Hills Classic is the second-largest annual classic cross-country ski event on the Birkebeiner Trail. The 42K race is an American Birkebeiner qualifying race.

     

    For more information visit https://seeleyhillsclassic.com/#

  • Sat
    13
    Feb
    2021
    Birkie Trail, Hayward, WI 54843

    This Lions Club Fundraiser and FUN race has no equal when it comes to preparing one mentally and physically for the American Birkebeiner. In other words, once you have completed the Pre-Birkie you will have the confidence to take on the mother of all XC marathon races, the American Birkebeiner.

    Every skier will receive a special Pre-Birkie sweatshirt. Come and enjoy the day with the Hayward Lions at our Pre-Birkie the “Best Birkie prep race in the Midwest”.

    prebirkie.com

  • Wed
    24
    Feb
    2021
    Sun
    28
    Feb
    2021
    Hayward and Cable Areas

    For a complete list of events and Birkie protocols for 2021 please visit:
    www.birkie.com/

    • Hosted over 5 days from Wednesday, February 24 through Sunday, February 28:
      • Wednesday, Feb. 24: SKATE 43K
      • Thursday, Feb. 25: SKATE 43K
      • Friday, Feb. 26: CLASSIC 43K
      • Saturday, Feb. 27: SKATE 43K
      • Sunday, Feb. 28: CLASSIC 43K
  • Sat
    13
    Mar
    2021
    Birkie Trail, Hayward, WI

    The Fat Bike Birkie, Presented by Freewheel Bike, is the premier on snow bike event in North America. Riders test their skill and endurance on the professionally groomed American Birkebeiner Ski Trail!

    THREE events to choose from: The Big Fat 47K, The Half Fat 21K, and the un-timed Fun Fat 10K Tour – there is something for every rider!

    For registration and more information see: http://www.birkie.com/bike/events/fat-bike-birkie/

  • Fri
    21
    May
    2021
    Sat
    22
    May
    2021
    Lake Chippewa Campground, 8380 N County Road CC, Hayward, WI 54843

    This is the “Granddaddy” of all the FHNB events. Hayward, WI is the home of the very first Fishing Has No Boundaries event, which was held in 1988 on the Chippewa Flowage. Thirty years later, the Hayward Chapter continues to hold their event at the Lake Chippewa Campground on the Chippewa Flowage.

    This two day event hosts anywhere from 120-140 participants plus volunteers for the unique fishing experience that once was only a dream to some. All participants will receive a unique fishing experience on a boat or pontoon. Awards and prizes are given throughout the weekend.

    For more information visit: fhnbinc.org/chapters/hayward-wi/

    Phone: 715-634-3185 x 4
    Email: hayfhnb@cheqnet.net

    Fishing Has No Boundaries
    PO Box 375
    Hayward, WI 54843

  • Fri
    25
    Jun
    2021
    Sun
    27
    Jun
    2021
    Downtown Hayward, WI

    The largest community festival in Hayward is proud to celebrate 70 years of great fishing tradition, family, fun, and the beautiful Wisconsin Northwoods.

    The festival weekend kicks off with something for the whole family: a carnival and children's games, sidewalk sales, a large handmade art & craft show, live music, and mouth-watering food booths! The celebration continues with a catch & release fishing contest, fishing photo contest, and large street dances featuring Midwest known music groups on Friday and Saturday nights. The whole weekend concludes on Sunday with a 5K run/walk, a 10K run, as well as a kid's Minnow  Run for those 12 and younger, and finally the Grand Parade in historic downtown Hayward.

    muskyfest.com

  • Fri
    16
    Jul
    2021
    Sun
    18
    Jul
    2021
    N Round Lake School Rd, Hayward, WI 54843

    Ojibwe tradition and celebration are the centerpieces of the homecoming. Music, dancing, crafts, and food create an authentic tribal experience.

    For more information, call 715-634-8934 or visit http://lco-nsn.gov

  • Thu
    29
    Jul
    2021
    Sat
    31
    Jul
    2021
    Lumberjack World Championships, 15670 W County Highway B, Hayward, WI 54843

    The world's best lumberjack athletes compete to determine the best in the World! Preliminaries Thursday and Friday with the finals Saturday. No Sunday performance.

    Please visit http://www.lumberjackworldchampionships.com or call 715-634-2484 for more information.

  • Fri
    06
    Aug
    2021
    Sun
    08
    Aug
    2021
    Grand View, Wisconsin 54839

    Proudly sponsored by the Grand View Volunteer Fire Department in conjunction with their Annual Homecoming Picnic weekend, the Firehouse 50 is a bicycle road race of 50.5 miles beginning and ending in Grand View, Wisconsin. This wonderfully scenic race takes you on blacktop roads winding through the pristine Chequamegon National Forest around Lake Namakagon and Lake Owen. This is also a full weekend of music, food, and fun, including: Ride the Divide, a shortened version of the Firehouse 50, individual or team time trials that let you tackle the course at your own pace, a 15K and 2-Mile Fun Run, live music, concessions, beer stand, a raffle and games for all, and a variety of merchandise and clothing to browse.

    Check the Schedule of Events for details, and the Online Registration Page to sign up for your race.
    For more information visit www.firehouse50.org or please call (715) 763-3311.

  • Thu
    12
    Aug
    2021
    Sun
    15
    Aug
    2021
    Sawyer County Fairgrounds

    www.sawyercountyfair.org or the Fairgrounds Office 715-934-2721

  • Sat
    18
    Sep
    2021

    To enthusiastic off-road bicyclists from across the country, the annual trek to the Chequamegon Mountain Bike Festival presented by Trek means fat tire racing and fat tire fun. Each year in mid-September, thousands of mountain bikers descend on the towns of Cable and Hayward in northwestern Wisconsin to take on the off-road bicycle tests of endurance and agility offered throughout the weekend.

    www.cheqmtb.com
    Email: pspencer@lt.life or daytime phone number is 952-229-7330

  • Fri
    24
    Sep
    2021
    Sat
    25
    Sep
    2021
    Birkie Ridge Trailhead

    The Birkie Trail Run Festival will start & finish at the American Birkebeiner Trailhead, in Cable, WI!  The nine events will traverse the rolling hills and twists & turns of the famous Birkie Trail, as well as single-track sections of the CAMBA trail system.  You’ll see beautiful vistas from atop Mt. Telemark, run by crisp cool waters, all amidst the beautiful forests of northwest Wisconsin.  The Birkie Trail Run Festival has a friendly north woods vibe, awesome Vendor Fair, a finish-line party with hot lunch, cold Earth Rider craft beer, root beer, on-site camping, bonfires, and much more.  Make it a weekend of fun with family and friends!  If you love to run on a great trail in the midst of nature, this is the event to put on your calendar NOW. Hills for breakfast anyone? See you in September!

    Visit www.birkie.com/run/events/birkie-trail-run/ for more information on registration and race day festivities.

  • Fri
    24
    Sep
    2021
    Sat
    25
    Sep
    2021
    Hwy M Cable, WI

    The fall colors won't be the only things bursting to life this fall. The Cable Area Fall Fest, held annually the last weekend of September, offers visitors of every age entertaining opportunities sure to make this your favorite festival of the year. Cornstalks, hay bales, and pumpkins line the roads throughout the Cable community. Live music, car, motorcycle and truck show, arts and crafts vendors, and incredible food vendors fill the streets all for your enjoyment.

    For more information or a detailed schedule of events, contact the Cable Area Chamber of Commerce (800-533-7454)
    http://www.cable4fun.com

  • Sat
    25
    Sep
    2021
    Downtown Hayward, WI

    The Hayward Fall Festival is an annual tradition that celebrates the changing of the seasons with fine art & craft booths, sidewalk sales, wonderful food vendors, a brat, beer and wine tent, kids activities and live music in downtown Hayward. Relay for Life of Sawyer County also hosts a 5K Run/Walk - visit their website to register! Thousands of people from all over help our area celebrate during this one-day event.

    If you are interested in being a vendor at the 2021 Fall Festival, please use the links below. Contact brianna@haywardareachamber.com with questions.

    Vendor Letter
    Art & Craft Vendor Application
    Non-profit Vendor Application
    Food Vendor Application
    Festival Layout

  • Sat
    02
    Oct
    2021
    Stone Lake, WI 54876

    Stone Lake hosts over 30,000 guests on this day of festivities and fun. Our volunteer festival staff will be ready to serve you by taking care of all the details of the event.  The cranberry marshes will be ready once again to show off their operations for they have much to boast about.  On the first Saturday in October Over 300 vendors, artisans, crafters, food and hospitality areas will be ready to take good care of you.

    Because of continued support from wonderful people like you, over the last three years alone our organization donated over $100,000 to local area youth and non-profit organizations in Sawyer and Washburn Counties.  Your support made this happen. THANK  YOU AND HOPE TO SEE YOU AT THE FEST!!!!

    http://www.stonelakecranberryfestival.com
    715-865-3378 (seasonal phone line)