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
    29
    Jan
    2022
    Seeley, WI 54843

    The Seeley Hills Classic, started in 1992, is the second-largest annual classic cross-country ski event on the Birkebeiner Trail. The 42K race is an American Birkebeiner qualifying race.

    Steeped in history and local ties, the race has served as a major fundraiser for the Seeley Ski Club, allowing it to promote skiing in a number of ways. The club was responsible for lighting the Birkie Trail at the Highway OO area, and developed 15K Sawyer County Ski Trail in the Seeley area, which it maintains and grooms. Today, with the help of the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation, the Seeley Hills Classic legacy will continue to keep skiing strong in the Seeley area.

    For more information visit www.birkie.com/ski/events/seeley-hills-classic/ 

  • Sat
    12
    Feb
    2022
    Birkie Trail, Hayward, WI 54843

    The 40th Annual Hayward Lions Club Pre-Birkie!

    On Saturday, February 12th, 2022, skiers will have the choice to race the short (about 25k) or long (about 43k) on the world class American Birkebeiner Trail.  All racers will receive a race sweatshirt, brat, beverage and local sweets.  All proceeds for the race will benefit the variety of service projects and organizations the Hayward Lions Club supports.

    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”.

    Sign-up HERE!

  • Wed
    23
    Feb
    2022
    Sun
    27
    Feb
    2022
    Hayward and Cable Areas

    We’re looking forward to Birkie 2022 with excitement as we return to a traditional Slumberland American Birkebeiner experience.  Skiers will start at the American Birkebeiner Trailhead in Cable, WI, as they ski their way through the forest on the Birkie Trail, glide across Lake Hayward, cross over the American Birkebeiner International Bridge, as they head toward the finish line on Hayward’s snow-covered Main Street.  We’ve heard it time and time again, once you ski a Birkie you’re forever changed and return to experience this amazing event year after year.  We hope to see you on the finish line! #Birkie2022

    For a complete list of events and Birkie protocols for 2022 please visit:
    www.birkie.com/

  • Sat
    12
    Mar
    2022
    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
    20
    May
    2022
    Sat
    21
    May
    2022
    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
    24
    Jun
    2022
    Sun
    26
    Jun
    2022
    Downtown Hayward, WI

    The largest community festival in Hayward is proud to celebrate 72 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
    15
    Jul
    2022
    Sun
    17
    Jul
    2022
    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 www.lcotribe.com/

  • Thu
    28
    Jul
    2022
    Sat
    30
    Jul
    2022
    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.

  • Sat
    20
    Aug
    2022
    9:00 AMBirkie Hwy 00 Trailhead

    25 Mile Expert ~ 17 Mile Sport ~ 10 Mile Citizen ~ 17 Mile Fat Bike + a Kids Race Cub Event Race
    Awards - Silent auction - 3 person Team competition - Bike Expo & Demo Friday Night - Complimentary Lunch and Beverage

    The PreFat is the Seeley Lions major annual fundraiser that allows us to carry out the many yearly projects we carry out to provide help and service to our local community. Our sponsors and you participants make this possible!

    Additional race information and registration can be found at seeleylions.org/pre-fat-bike-race-3-21/

  • Sat
    17
    Sep
    2022

    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
    cheqmtb@ltevents.zendesk.com or (952) 229-7330

  • Fri
    23
    Sep
    2022
    Sat
    24
    Sep
    2022
    Birkie Ridge Trailhead

    The events will traverse the rolling hills and twists & turns of the famous Birkie Trail.  You’ll see beautiful vistas from atop Mt. Telemark and run on challenging hills, all within the beautiful forests of northwest Wisconsin.  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!

    The Birkie Trail Run Festival will start & finish at the American Birkebeiner Trailhead, in Cable, WI.

    The ABSF is pleased that the Birkie Trail Run Festival’s half marathon has once again been named the USA Track and Field 2021 Half Marathon Trail Championship!

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

  • Sat
    24
    Sep
    2022
    Downtown Hayward, WI

    The Hayward Fall Festival presented by Northern Lakes Cooperative 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. Thousands of people from all over help our area celebrate during this one-day event.

    www.haywardareachamber.com/fall-festival/