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
    12
    Jan
    2019
    Seeley, WI 54843

    The Seeley Hills Classic is the second-largest annual classic cross-country ski event on the Birkebeiner Trail. The 42K race is sanctioned by the US Ski & Snowboard and is an American Birkebeiner qualifying race. The marathon race also connects some of the biggest cross-country ski events across the region, as the Seeley Hills Classic is the first of six races in the CXC Marathon Cup series.

    UPDATE, JANUARY 8TH: After not receiving the forecasted snow yesterday and enduring a day of drizzle, it has been decided that the 2019 Seeley Hills Classic will be moved to the Birkie Start stadium.

    The former 42k race will start as scheduled at 10 AM and ski south to Timber Trail. At this point, they will turn and ski back to the start passing through the stadium for a second lap. The total distance will be 30k.

    The former 22k will start at 10:15 and ski the same course but only one lap for a distance of 15k. The HS. and Middle School races will start at 10:30 also at the Birkie start.

    Friday registration and bib pick up will be from 5 to 9 at the Sawmill Saloon in Seeley. However Saturday morning from 8 to 9:30 registration and bib pick up will be at the Great Hall at the Birkie start venue.

    SATURDAY SCHEDULE
    8 to 9:30 / Registration at Great Hall
    10 AM / 30K Race Start (Birkie Start Stadium)
    10:15 / 15K Race Start (Birkie Start Stadium)
    10:30 / High School Race (Birkie Start Stadium)
    2 PM / Awards and Raffle at Sawmill Saloon

    (715) 798-3571
    www.seeleyhillsclassic.com

  • Sat
    09
    Feb
    2019
    Birkie Trail, Hayward, WI 54843

    Race Updates: Due to inclement weather the start of the Hayward Lions Club Pre-Birkie has been moved to 11:00a.m. The race this year will Start and Finish at OO in efforts to conserve snow on the southern part of the trail.

    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.

    And, if 26 Kms of those beautiful hills were not enough, …back by popular demand are the 42Km skate/classic races. There are four food stations on the 26km course and six on the 42km course, which are manned by local youth groups who are eager to serve you along your way to the finish at OO. There you’ll find refreshments and our famous doughnuts.

    Every skier will receive a special Pre-Birkie sweatshirt and all skiers who pre-register prior to Jan 15 will get their sweatshirt at the spaghetti feed/late registration or on race day late registration at the VFW. Come and enjoy the day with the Hayward Lions at our Pre-Birkie the “Best Birkie prep race in the Midwest”.

  • Sat
    16
    Feb
    2019
    Hwy K Boat Landing on Lac Courte Oreilles

    Walleyes for Northwest Wisconsin is excited to announce their 23rd annual “family ice fishing event” on Lac Courte Oreilles on Saturday, February 16th from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm. Great prizes, sponsors, food, and fun for the entire family!

    For more information on Walleyes for Northwest Wisconsin and this event, please visit: http://www.wfnw.net

  • Thu
    21
    Feb
    2019
    Sun
    24
    Feb
    2019
    Hayward and Cable Areas

    Celebrate "Birkie" week in Hayward and Cable! Lots of fun and festive celebration planned for the week.

    Call 715-634-5025 or visit http://www.birkie.com for ALL EVENTS scheduled, including the big race on Saturday.

  • Fri
    08
    Mar
    2019
    Sat
    09
    Mar
    2019
    Birkie Trail, Hayward, WI 54843

    On the World Famous Birkie Trail in Cable, Wisconsin, the Fat Bike Birkie is the premier on snow bike event in North America. Riders test their skill and endurance on the professionally groomed American Birkebeiner Ski Trail!

    Two days of fun:
    Friday, March 8 – Check out the Fat Bike Birkie EXPO and Fat Bike Demos!
    March 9 – Race day and a Post-Race Party in the Great Hall!

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

  • Fri
    08
    Mar
    2019
    Sun
    10
    Mar
    2019
    Lakewoods Resort & Lodge, 21540 County Highway M, Cable, WI 54821

    Join us at Lakewoods Resort in Cable, Wisconsin March 8th-10th, 2019 for the 19th annual USSSA National Snowshoe Championships presented by Dion Snowshoes. Visit: https://2019ussnowshoechampionships.com/

    Also featuring: Hot Air for Hearts Balloon Rally which features hot air balloon rides over Lake Namakagon available through-out the weekend. For more information about this charity event visit http://www.lakewoodsresort.com/events/sponsored-events/hot-air-for-hearts/

    Lakewoods Resort 715-794-2561
    www.lakewoodsresort.com

  • Fri
    17
    May
    2019
    Sat
    18
    May
    2019
    Lake Chippewa Campground, 8380 N County Road CC, Hayward, WI 54843

    The Annual Fishing Event where FHNB takes 100-150 people fishing on Friday & Saturday on the Chippewa Flowage. These are two jam-packed days filled with friends, fishing, evening meals and lots of fun!

    FHNB asks that anyone wishing to participate or volunteer for the event download the forms from this website: www.haywardfhnb.org or contact their office.

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

    Fishing Has No Boundaries
    PO Box 375
    Hayward, WI 54843

  • Thu
    20
    Jun
    2019
    Sun
    23
    Jun
    2019
    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.

    We hope you can join our community in celebrating this exciting milestone!

  • Thu
    18
    Jul
    2019
    Sun
    21
    Jul
    2019
    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
    01
    Aug
    2019
    Sat
    03
    Aug
    2019
    Lumberjack World Championships, 15670 W County Highway B, Hayward, WI 54843

    Save the Date for the 2019 Lumberjack World Championships!

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

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

  • Fri
    02
    Aug
    2019
    Sun
    04
    Aug
    2019
    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.

  • Sat
    17
    Aug
    2019
    Seeley, WI 54843

    For information, including online registration visit http://seeleylions.org/pre-fat-bike-race/

  • Thu
    22
    Aug
    2019
    Sun
    25
    Aug
    2019
    Sawyer County Fairgrounds

    Check back for updates!

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

  • Sat
    24
    Aug
    2019
    Hayward, Cable, Drummond and Bayfield Areas

    Share an amazing ride experience between two iconic northern towns - a historic lumbering town surrounded with beautifully clear inland lakes and a historic fishing village on the beautiful shores of the largest fresh-water lake in North America, with a purpose to benefit healthy lifestyle through clean sport and cycling.

    The Gitche Gumee Gran Fondo is a mass-start cycling event in the spirit and tradition of the great Italian cyclosportives. Launched in 2017, riders gathered at the start in one of the Midwest's most popular vacation destination towns of Hayward, Wisconsin to embark on an adventure route through the northern Wisconsin forests to the historic fishing village of Bayfield, Wisconsin.

    The ride will start in Hayward, Cable or Drummond depending on your ride route and wind along 100, 80 or 60 miles of scenic, paved Wisconsin back-country roads, several river crossings, and traverses the Continental Divide. The ride starts at 8 am in Hayward and finishes on Bayfield’s Lake Superior shoreline. Return-Transportation provided; Cyclists of all abilities/ages welcome!

    Visit www.gitchegumeegranfondo.com/ for more information or to register today!

  • Sat
    14
    Sep
    2019

    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

  • Sat
    21
    Sep
    2019
    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.

  • Fri
    27
    Sep
    2019
    Sat
    28
    Sep
    2019
    Hwy M in 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
    28
    Sep
    2019
    Birkie Ridge Trailhead

    The nine events of the Birkie Trail Run, Relay and Trek feature the best sections of the famous Birkie Trail and single-track sections of the CAMBA trail system. This event is perfect for runners looking to break free from the roads. The Birkie Trail has a wide, grass-covered, level surface, and the single-track is smooth and fast. But don’t make any mistake, this is a 100% trail race, with the famous Birkie hills, making for a challenging race for even veteran trail runners. Hammer it or cover your favorite distance at a recreational pace. Either way, this event has a great, friendly vibe, awesome Vendor Fair, a finish-line party with local north woods fare, Birkie Brew-Ski craft beer on tap, live music, on-site camping, bonfires, and more!  Make it a weekend of fun with friends!

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

  • Sat
    05
    Oct
    2019
    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)

  • Sat
    30
    Nov
    2019
    Tue
    31
    Dec
    2019
    Downtown Hayward, WI

    Founded in 2010, A "Lure" of Lights makes Hayward shine even brighter because it paints the downtown in lights. Families visit the area to create new memories and holiday traditions.  Each year A "Lure" of Lights strives to create family-centered events, parades, light shows, and contests that draw visitors to the area to experience the true beauty of Hayward and become a destination during the holiday season.  A "Lure" of Lights is solely run by volunteers and funded through donations.

    Visit www.alureoflights.com or www.facebook.com/ALureOfLights/ for a schedule of events.