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

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

    CANCELLED FOR 2020

    After exploring various options and considering a number of factors, our Hayward Area Chamber of Commerce has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Musky Festival due to the uncertainties associated with the current pandemic and the gathering of large groups. The health, safety and well-being of the Hayward area community, festival attendees, participants, sponsors, volunteers and staff have remained our top priorities as we have monitored the COVID-19 situation.

    While we are saddened by this news, it has also reminded us how extremely fortunate we are to live in an area that offers an abundance of options to enjoy, even in the incredible times we find our world in. Shopping within our small businesses can be done safely and our local restaurant take-out options are endless. Taking the boat out on the lake and breathing in the pure Northwoods air is still as refreshing as it gets. Exploring our abundant trail systems is social distancing at its best – and way, way before the term was en vogue. The fact of the matter is, it’s being proven that our Northwoods life is as resilient as they come and for that, we are grateful.

    Even with uncertainty in the world, we know how determined our community is to move ahead to make the very best of the days, weeks and months to come, and that is absolutely what is going to happen. It will simply not include large festivals for the time being. We look forward to coming together for next year’s 71st Musky Festival scheduled for June 25-27, 2021. In the meantime, we know that all will find ways to safely enjoy our beautiful ‘Neck’ of the Woods as we lift one another up!

    muskyfest.com

  • Fri
    17
    Jul
    2020
    Sun
    19
    Jul
    2020
    N Round Lake School Rd, Hayward, WI 54843

    2020 LCO HONOR THE EARTH HOMECOMING CELEBRATION AND POWWOW is cancelled. Instead we are planning a one day online version. More information and community input will be sought and given after Wednesday, May 20. Tribal council and the Pow Wow committee regret canceling however our lives matter and we will still do honor towards why we have HTE every year. Stay tuned and perhaps we will have our Facebook HTE page back up and running very soon. We are looking forward to a great LCO VETERANS powwow and/or New Year's celebration. Miigech.

    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

    POSTPONED TO JULY 29-31, 2021.

    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

    2020 EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

    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

    POSTPONED WITH A DATE TBD.

    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.