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:

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    A "Lure" of Lights

    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 the Downtown Business Improvement District, volunteers and funded through donations.

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    Please click the image below to view the 2020 Schedule.