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

Event Information:

  • Sat

    Red Dress Gala

    5:30 PMThe Steakhouse and Lodge


    The Hayward Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to host the fourth annual Red Dress Gala.  Join us for an elegant evening of fundraising for the American Heart Association's Go Red for Women campaign while honoring five outstanding women in the Hayward area!

    The gala will take place at The Steakhouse and Lodge on March 4th, with a social hour beginning at 5:50 and dinner at 6:30 followed by inspiring presentations, live and silent auctions, and an awards ceremony.  Tickets are available at the Hayward Area Chamber of Commerce office located in downtown Hayward, at The Steakhouse and Lodge, or by calling 715-634-8662.

    Nominate a Special Woman....

    The Hayward Area Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for their Red Dress Gala Awards.  We are looking to honor women who have made a difference in their community.  Click on the link below to nominate the woman you believe to an outstanding individual in their field.

    2017 RD nomination form


    Outstanding Woman Winners:

    Business & Manufacturing              

    2014  Deb Meyers
    2015  Cathy Larson
    2016 Amy Beilke


    2014 Georgi Edgington
    2015 Nicole Schlapper
    2016 Ronda Lee

    Healthcare & Wellness

    2014 Nina Gilberg
    2015 Barbara Peickert

    2016 Nicole Nathan


    2014 Linda Graham
    2015 Sally Gagan


    2014 Denise Marquardt
    2015 Karen Harden
    2016 Gloria Sheehan

    Retail & Hospitality

    2014 Lynn Melton
    2015 Jayne Schroeder

    2016 Peggy Dobbs