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
    18
    Jan
    2020
    Seeley, WI 54843

    The Seeley Hills Classic is the second largest annual cross country ski event on the American Birkebeiner Trail.  The 46K race is a qualifying race for the American Birkebeiner.

    The ski race starts at 10:00 am. at the American Birkebeiner Trailhead in Cable, WI.  A high school and middle school race is also part of this event. The 46K race will ski south on the Birkie Skate Trail, turn around at OO, and return north on the Classic Trail. The 20K race will ski south on the Birkie Skate Trail to the Highpoint, then make its way back to the American Birkebeiner Trailhead on the Classic Trail.

    Awards, registration and more information can be found at http://www.seeleyhillsclassic.com/#

  • Sat
    08
    Feb
    2020
    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 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”.

    http://haywardlions.com/pre-birkie/

  • Sat
    15
    Feb
    2020
    8 am - 2 pmHwy K Boat Landing on Lac Courte Oreilles

    Walleyes for Northwest Wisconsin accomplishes this by supporting conservation practices, focus on water quality, improving our fish habitat by involvement with weed control projects and working with the WDNR as needed to accomplish mutual goals.

    For more information please visit http://www.wfnw.net/

  • Wed
    19
    Feb
    2020
    Mon
    24
    Feb
    2020
    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
    06
    Mar
    2020
    Sat
    07
    Mar
    2020
    Birkie Trail, Hayward, WI

    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 6 – Check out the Fat Bike Birkie EXPO and Fat Bike Demos!
    Saturday, March 7 – 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/

  • Sat
    21
    Mar
    2020
    9:30 AMOutdoor Ventures Hayward, 10579 Main St, Hayward, WI 54843

    Kids 1k Race begins at 9:50 am
    5k Race begins at 10:00 am
    The race takes place on beautiful Main Street Hayward, WI
    A Portion of Registration Going to Support the Nordic Kids of Hayward

    The first 250 Entrants receive a FREE T-Shirt
    5k Run/Walk $30 per person
    1k Run/Walk $22 per person
    Kids 1K 10yrs. and Under FREE

    To register or for more information visit:  https://outdoorventureshayward.com/pages/shamrock-shuffle

  • Sat
    21
    Mar
    2020
    5:30 pm - 11 pmThe Steakhouse and Lodge

    Beat the winter blues with a fun & formal night out for dinner, live music, and a great cause! The 1st Annual Spring Gala will include dinner and music held at the Steakhouse & Lodge. Doors open at 5:30 with music by Molly & The Danger Band starting at 8. Limited tickets are available starting January 30.

    Your ticket enters you in for cash prize drawings: 1 $500 grand prize and 5 $100 prizes.

    Free will donation throughout the evening for HORSE SPIRIT
    www.wisconsinhorsespirit.com
    For more information call the Hayward Area Chamber office at 715-634-8662

  • Fri
    15
    May
    2020
    Sat
    16
    May
    2020
    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

  • Fri
    26
    Jun
    2020
    Sun
    28
    Jun
    2020
    Downtown Hayward, WI

    The largest community festival in Hayward is proud to celebrate 71 years of great fishing tradition, family, fun, and the beautiful Wisconsin Northwoods. This year's event is presented by Adventure RV & Powersports.

    New Location for 2020 on Dakota Avenue! 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.

    Visit: muskyfest.com for more information

    Art & Craft Vendor Application
    Non-Profit Vendor Application
    Food Vendor Application
    2020 Map

  • Fri
    17
    Jul
    2020
    Sun
    19
    Jul
    2020
    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
    30
    Jul
    2020
    Sat
    01
    Aug
    2020
    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
    31
    Jul
    2020
    Sun
    02
    Aug
    2020
    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
    13
    Aug
    2020
    Sun
    16
    Aug
    2020
    Sawyer County Fairgrounds

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

  • Fri
    21
    Aug
    2020
    Sat
    22
    Aug
    2020
    Seeley, WI 54843

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

  • Sat
    22
    Aug
    2020
    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
    19
    Sep
    2020

    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
    25
    Sep
    2020
    Sat
    26
    Sep
    2020
    Birkie Ridge Trailhead

    New venue in 2020! 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.

  • Sat
    26
    Sep
    2020
    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.

    Art & Craft Vendor Application
    Non-profit Vendor Application
    Food Vendor Application

  • Sat
    26
    Sep
    2020
    Sun
    27
    Sep
    2020
    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
    03
    Oct
    2020
    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)

  • Fri
    27
    Nov
    2020
    Sat
    19
    Dec
    2020
    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.