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:

  • Fri

    71st Annual Musky Festival

    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: for more information

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