Island Happenings for 2020

 
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Upcoming Events


February 2020

 

February 8 - February 16 
Washington Island Chamber of Commerce, 2206 West Harbor Road
Washington Island, WI 54246 United States

 

A week long celebration of ice and snow with food, fun, adventure and entertainment. Sponsored by the Washington Island Chamber of Commerce, the event calendar is anchored in several main events which include:

– The annual Chili Cook Off this year will be held at K.K. Fiske on Main Rd. Register at Nelson’s on the day of the event; $5.00 for sampling all the entries or just the one you like best! The Chili Cook Off is a judged event with cash awards for the top 3 entries!

Photo Contest – Your photo stories of people, places and wildlife on Washington Island. The Photo Contest is a judged event with cash prize awards for each category!

– the Washington Island Lion’s Club Fish Derby. Anglers who dare to adventure onto the ice to “get the big one”; Cash prizes to the top category winners. Community Bingo party with more prizes! At Nelson’s Hall. Register with the Lion’s Club – call the Chamber for contact information: 920.847.2179.

Added each year is a “surprise” event. Add local food specials at our family owned eateries, fabulous bake sales( fundraisers sponsored by the WI Schools), musical entertainment, an Island Players performance and your travels will be complete.

For more information call: The Washington Island Chamber of Commerce at 920.847.2179 or send us an email (click on “Contact Us” on this website).



June 2020

WIAA Sponsored Art Classes

June 5 - June 24
Washington Island Chamber of Commerce, 2206 West Harbor Road
Washington Island,WI54246United States
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W.I. Art Association Sponsored Art Classes: Watercolor with Cathy Meader.

 

 

Open House at Art and Nature Center

June 13
Art & Nature Center, 1799 Main Rd
Washington Island,WI54246United States
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Open House at Art and Nature Center.

 

 

Sól Grass Music Festival – June 19-20, 2020

 

June 19 - June 20
Washington Island Campground, 745 East Side Road
Washington Island, WI 54246 United States
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Sol-Grass-Music-Festival-event

 

The 2020 Sól Grass Music Festival line-up includes some of Wisconsin’s most popular classic and progressive bluegrass bands, and will feature Them Coulee Boys, Chicken Wire Empire, Armchair Boogie, Sortin’ the Mail and a Door County favorite, The Cherry Pickers. Other featured bands include: Chain Station, Canyon Collected, The Pickin Pear, all from Colorado, and the Humbird Trio from Minneapolis.

The Friday music line-up starts at 5:30 pm and ends that evening at 10:30 pm. Saturday’s music kicks off at 2:30 pm and ends at 10:30 pm. However, the evening does not end there. Festival goers are encouraged to bring their instruments and enjoy spontaneous jams with fellow campers and band members. Even if you do not play an instrument, you will enjoy the late night music scene.

For more info or to purchase tickets, please visit the festival website today: www.solgrassmusicfestival.com.

 

Wisconsin Council of Churches Forum

June 22 - June 26
Washington Island Chamber of Commerce, 2206 West Harbor Road
Washington Island,WI54246United States
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Wisconsin Council of Churches Forum.

 

 

Maritime Museum Annual Grilled Whitefish Dinner

June 25
Jackson Harbor Maritime Museum, 45.399566, -86.855289
Washington Island,WI54246United States
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Maritime Museum Annual Grilled Whitefish Dinner.

 

 

American Legion Fish Boil at Legion Hall

June 28
American Legion Post 402, 1254 Main Rd
Washington Island,WI54246United States
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American Legion Fish Boil at Legion Hall.

 

 

Friends of Rock Island Picnic

June 28 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Rock Island, 1924 Indian Point Rd (Ferry)
Washington Island,WI54246United States
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FORI will host our annual cookout near the Boathouse at Rock Island State Park. Lunch will be available for purchase from 11am until we sell out. Park merchandise will be on sale too. A silent auction will be held in the Boathouse to help raise funds for park and lighthouse maintenance projects.

 

 

Upcoming Events

July 2020


 

 

Pancake Breakfast sponsored by Washington Island Fire Dept.

July 4 @ 7:00 am - 10:00 am
Washington Island Fire Department, 910 Main Rd
Washington Island,WI54246United States
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W.I. Fire Department Pancake breakfast. Held at the Fire House (Airport & Townline Rds) from 7 – 10 am. Equipment on display. Funds will help pay for future equipment. Cost is $8.00 for adults / $ 5.00 for kids.

 

 

Fireworks at the Ball Park

July 4 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Washington Island Chamber of Commerce, 2206 West Harbor Road
Washington Island,WI54246United States
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Island Fire Works sponsored by the W.I. Fire Department. Location is at the W.I. Baseball Field (Main Rd.). Fireworks Display begins @ Dusk (approximately 8:30 pm). Free will offerings accepted and the “boot” will be passed by firefighters. Your donations for the fireworks display will be gratefully appreciated!

 

 

Art-in-the-Park sponsored by ANC

July 11 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Art & Nature Center, 1799 Main Rd
Washington Island,WI54246United States
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Art in the Park and Ice Cream Social Saturday, 11 am- 3 pm; Art and Nature Center (Main Rd & Jackson Harbor Rd.) Art activities for kids and adults of all ages. This years menu includes: monoprinting, sponge painting, watercolors, woodbuilding, collage, face painting and more. Ice cream, brats, hotdogs and sodas available to purchase. Free admission to the Art and Nature Center for the day.

 

Fragrant Isle’s “All Things Lavender” Presents Antonio and Christine Salerno, Brazilian Jazz Performance & Farm Table Buffet Dinner

This was just one of the events sponsored by Fragrant Isle Lavender Farm. Check back or contact Fragrant Isle Lavender Farm to see what is in store for the 2020 season. Website Fragrant Isle

Fragrant Isle Lavender Farm, Shop & Le Petit Bistro, 1350 Airport Road
Washington Island, WI 54246 United States
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Lion’s Club Fly-In Fish Boil

July 11 ($12)
Washington Island Airport, 1535 Airport Road
Washington Island,WI54246United States
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Fly-in-Fish-Boil @ the W.I. Airport (Airport Rd.). Sponsored by the WI Lions Club. Fly, ride or walk to the W.I. Airport 11 am – 3 pm; planes on display, hayrides, music and an authentic W.I. Fish Boil dinner with locally caught Whitefish. Adults $12.00 / $5.00 kids.

 

 

International Food Festival sponsored by Women’s Club

July 24 (admission)
Community Center, 910 Main Rd
Washington Island,WI54246United States
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International Food Festival sponsored by Women’s Club.

 

WIAA-sponsored Red Cup Art Show Reception

July 18 - August 3
Washington Island Chamber of Commerce, 2206 West Harbor Road
Washington Island,WI54246United States
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WIAA-sponsored Red Cup Art Show Reception

 

 

Rec Center 10K Run, 5K and 2K Walk/Run

July 25
Mosling Recreation Center, 1877 Lakeview Road
Washington Island,WI54246United States
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Rec Center 10K Run = 6.2 miles; 5K run = 3.1 miles; 2K Fun Run = 1.2 miles; 5K walk = 3.1 miles; 2K walk = 1.2 miles. Age brackets: 12 & under; 13-19; 20-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59, and 60+

The timed runs begin at 10 a.m. sharp at the Rec Center.  Entry fee is $30 if registered by 6/30; $35 afterwards.   Fee for children 12 & under is $15.  All entries receive a t-shirt.  Prizes awarded for top finishers in each age category in the 10K and 5K runs.

More questions?  Email us at: manager@moslingreccenter.org, or call 920-847-2226.

The Island Rec Center is located at 1777 Lakeview Road (P.O. Box 68), Washington Island, WI  54246.  Manager: Katie McGrane

 

Washington Island Music Festival

July 26 - August 06 (admission for most events)
Trueblood Performing Arts Center, 870 Main Rd
Washington Island,WI54246United States
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JULY 31, 7:30 PM @ TPAC Island Excursion Works by: Mozart, Martinu, Stark, Schumann $20 Adults, $7 Students under 18, FREE 12 and under AUGUST 2, 10:00AM @ Red Barn Inside the Notes Lecture with violinist Samantha George Free will donations appreciated AUGUST 4, 7:30 PM @ TPAC Premiere Performance Works by: Mozart, Schubert, Petering, Farkas, Bartok $20 Adults, $7 Students under 18, FREE 12 and under AUGUST 5, 10:00AM @ Red Barn Inside the Notes Lecture 


Upcoming Events

August 2020

 

Scandinavian Dance Festival

August 1 (admission)
Washington Island Chamber of Commerce, 2206 West Harbor Road
Washington Island,WI54246United States
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Scandinavian Dance Festival.

Find out more » (info from 2018)

 

Scandinavian Worship Service

August 2
Trinity Lutheran Church, 1763 Town Line Rd
Washington Island,WI54246United States
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Scandinavian Worship Service.

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Under the Big Top

August 06 (admission)
Washington Island Chamber of Commerce, 2206 West Harbor Road
Washington Island,WI54246United States
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Under the Big Top, event sponsored by the Washington Island Music Festival.

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Island Fair

August 15 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm ($1.00)
Washington Island School, 888 Main Road
Washington Island,WI54246United States
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Island Fair sponsored by the W.I. Lions Club. Located on the W.I. School Grounds on Main Rd. $1.00 admission. Parade @ Noon / Bingo @ 1pm / Raffle @ 3pm; Food Stands, beer and soda, games, Fair exhibits ( Cash Prizes ) in Gym.

 

Under the Big Top Flea Market

August 16
Washington Island Chamber of Commerce, 2206 West Harbor Road
Washington Island,WI54246United States
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Under the Big Top Flea Market sponsored by Lions Club.

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WIAA Annual Fall Show Opening Reception at ANC

August 16 - September 12
Art & Nature Center, 1799 Main Rd
Washington Island,WI54246United States
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WIAA Annual Fall Show Opening Reception at ANC

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DEATH’S DOOR BARBEQUE

August 21- August 22
Washington Island Airport, 1535 Airport Road
Washington Island,WI54246United States
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Come to beautiful Washington Island Friday and Saturday, August 24 & 25 for the 7th official Death’s Door Bar-B-Q at the Washington Island Airport. Presented by the Washington Island Ferry Line and the Washington Island Chamber of Commerce, the Death’s Door Bar-B-Q is a KCBS-Sanctioned Competition with 100% Certified Judges and $7,500 in Prize Money. Just picture yourself crossing the beautiful Porte De Mort passage (Death’s Door) connecting the waters of Lake Michigan and Green Bay, to the unspoiled beauty…

Find out more » (info from 2018)

 

Upcoming Events

September 2020

American Legion Fish Boil at Legion Hall

September 5 (admission)
American Legion Post 402, 1254 Main Rd
Washington Island,WI54246United States
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American Legion Fish Boil held at the Legion Hall on Washington Island.

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Washington Island Literary Festival

September 17 - September 19
Washington Island Chamber of Commerce, 2206 West Harbor Road
Washington Island,WI54246United States
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Join us for three days of celebrating writers and readers. An annual celebration of writing, reading, discussion, and thought on the written word in the beautiful setting of Washington Island, Wisconsin. 

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Upcoming Events

October 2020

 

 

WIAA-Sponsored Art Classes

October 3 - October 7
Washington Island Chamber of Commerce, 2206 West Harbor Road
Washington Island,WI54246United States
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WIAA-Sponsored Art Classes

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Fall Fun Fest and Cider Pressing Party

October 3 - October 4
Washington Island Farm Museum, 1675 Jackson Harbor Road
Washington Island,WI54246United States
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Fall Fun Fest and Cider Pressing Party at the Washington Island Farm Museum.

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Fall Harvest Dinner

October 3 (admission & reso required 920-847-2341)
Trinity Lutheran Church, 1763 Town Line Rd
Washington Island,WI54246United States
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Fall Harvest Dinner at the Lutheran Church.

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Fire Department Open House and Raffle

October 3
Washington Island Fire Department, 910 Main Rd
Washington Island,WI54246United States
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Fire Department Open House and Raffle at the Fire House.

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Upcoming Events

November 2020

 

Veterans Day Program

November 09
American Legion Post 402, 1254 Main Rd
Washington Island,WI54246United States
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Veterans Day Program directed by the American Legion.

 

 

 

We look forward to our 12th Season
of bringing you just the right ride!
We'll see you during
the 2020 Season.

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