Events in Wisconsin

Lake Superior Day is celebrated every 3rd Sunday of July around the lake in both the U.S. and Canada.

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Lake Superior Day 2012 Events

July 13 – Friday

Bad River Lake Superior Day Celebration ~ 11am-3pm
Joe Rose Residence, Lake Road, Odanah
This event will be open to everyone, honoring our connection, both environmentally and culturally, to beautiful, Lake Superior.  Educational booths, cultural booths,cultural demonstrations, food,games and more!

July 14 – Saturday

Quilt Show -Farmer’s Market -Craft Show -Kids Corner Exhibits ~ 9am- 2pm
Iron River Fish Hatchery, Iron River Visit website.

Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers Boat Decontamination Unit ~ 9am
Port Wing
Free power washings of boats will be available. Visit website.

Open House ~ 12pm – 2pm
Everett Fisheries Smoke House, Port Wing Visit website.

Craig Blacklock – Lake Superior Images ~ 10am – 11am
Blacklock Photography Galleries, Port Wing
View the work of Nature Photographer and Author. Visit website.

For The Birds ~ 11am – noon
Port Wing Town Hall, Port Wing
Presentation given by nationally renowned ornithologist, author and radio producer, Laura Erickson. Visit website.

Art Projects ~ 9:00 – 2:00
Port Wing
Flower pounded originals and forest art with artist Judi Carlson. Visit website.

Sidewalk  Barbeque ~ 1:00 – 5:00
Woody’s and Pine Cone Ole’s, Herbster Visit website.

Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers Boat Decontamination Unit ~ 1:00
Herbster
Free power washings of boats available. Visit website.

Ice Cream Social ~ 1:30 – 3:30
South Shore Convenience Store, Herbster Visit website.

Paddle Board Demos ~ 10:00 – 12:00
On the beach West of the Marina, Cornucopia
Lost Creek Adventures will be giving paddle board demonstrations. Visit website.
Nature Walk to the Sea Caves ~ 1:00
Meet at the Green Shed in Cornucopia – Limit 20 persons
Walk led by Tom Gerstenberger and John Higney. Visit website.
Precious Metal Clay Silversmith Jewelry Making
See Lost Creek Adventures web site to pre-register for these Lake Superior Ed-Ventures
www.lostcreekadventures.org
Roman’s Point Sit-On-Top Kayak Sea Tour
See Lost Creek Adventures web site to pre-register for these Lake Superior Ed-Ventures
www.lostcreekadventures.org
Historic Cornucopia Museum Open ~ 12:00 – 5:00
Cornucopia Visit website.
Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers Boat Decontamination Unit ~ 3:00
Cornucopia
Free power washings of boats. Visit website.
Lake Superior Influence ~3:00
Cornucopia
Artist Sally Bowker peaks and shows how Lake Superior has influenced her Art. Visit website.
Fish Tacos – Wine – Beer ~ starting at 4:30
Cornucopia
$4 each Visit website.
The Sons of Baltimore  ~ 6:00 – 9:00
Cornucopia
Live Music!   Dance!  Dance!  Dance! Visit website.

 

July 15 – Sunday – Lake Superior Day

Lake Superior Day Worship ~ 10 am
214 Vaughn Avenue, Ashland
The Presbyterian-Congregational Church of Ashland will hold its annual Lake Superior Day Worship Service at 10 a.m., worship begins at the church, 214 Vaughn Ave., and continues at 10:30 a.m. with a liturgy in Lake Superior’s waters at Maslowski Beach (west end of Ashland).  A potluck of desserts follows at the pavilion.  Everyone is very welcome!  More information contact: Darrel Robertson, 715-682-3093.

Art Display
Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center, Ashland
Superior Watersheds:  Artists ReflectionsExhibit celebrates the 10th year Anniversary of the Superior Artists’ Gallery Cooperative  More information.

Lake Superior Binational Forum Environmental Stewardship Award Presentation ~ 1pm
Barkers Island, Superior
The Lake Superior Binational Forum will present its annual Environmental Stewardship Awards to nine individuals and organizations during the Barker’s Island Celebration. More Information.

‘Celebrate the Greatest Lake’ Stage Entrainment ~
11am – 4:30pm
Barkers Island, Superior
Music performances by Bill and Kate Isles, Laughing Fox, and Breanne Marie will keep things lively while the Lake Superior Poets pay homage to the lake.
View Poster  More Information

Rain Garden Workshop ~ 10am – 12pm
Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve (LSNERR) Blue Building, 14 Marina Drive (formerly the Boathouse Restaurant), Superior
Those interested in learning how to slow the flow of water during rainstorms, protecting water quality in Lake Superior. Reservations are required and space is limited- call 715-392-3141 to reserve your spot.

Informational and Food Vending Booths ~ 11am – 4pm
Festival Park at Barkers Island, Superior
V
endors and informational booths, along with a tent just for kids activities.

Our Estuary ~ 1pm – 4pm
Blue NERR Building, Superior
Superior Council for the Arts will exhibit submissions from their recent art contest “Postcards from our Estuary”.

Paddle to the Sea & Walk Around the Lake Movies  ~ 4pm – 5:30pm
SS Meteor cargo hold, Barkers Island, Superior
Young and old can view the beautiful short film Paddle to the Sea followed by Walk Around the Lake at 4:30 in the cargo hold of the SS Meteor, the last existing whaleback ship.

Evelyn Goldberg Briggs Memorial Library
68235 South Main Street, Iron River
A special display highlighting Lake Superior Day. Visit website

Here were some Lake Superior Day 2011 Events for Wisconsin:

 

Event or Activity

Date

Time

Location

Website

Notes

Now through October

9 am to

5 pm

Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center,Ashland

More Information

Superior Watersheds:  Artists ReflectionsExhibit celebrates the 10th year Anniversary of the Superior Artists’ Gallery Cooperative
   
 S-Up & Kayak Festival

July 8 thru

July 10

Cornucopia

More Information

Races & Awards, Equipment Demos, Paddling Clinics, Tours, Hawaiian Themed Banquet, Movies, Artist Display Booths & More!
   
 Beach Cleanup

July 9

Maslowski BeachAshland

More Information

Pick-A-Brick Event
   
 Project RED

July 9

9am to 12 noon  Sigurd Olson Environmental InstituteNorthland CollegeAshland

More Information

More Information on

Bad River Watershed Association

More Information about invasive species.

Ashland County Land and Water Conservation Department and Wisconsin DNR will host aclassroom training to teach citizens how to monitor for invasive species in rivers. The River Alliance of Wisconsin’s Project RED (riverine early detectors) is a monitoring program that trains citizens to identify and report 16 invasive species within river corridors statewide.,Contact Scott Caven @ (715) 682-7187 or ais.ashlandlwcd@centurytel.net
   
Art Display 

Now through

July 9

11am to 5pm

Tues, Thurs, Fri and Sat

North End Arts GallerySuperior

More Information

Outdoor artist Joseph Slaby, Brule, Wisc., is on display including “Swan” and other ‘spirit of the region’ art stories. Check out his Flying Fish!
   
 Bay Days Celebration

July 15 thru

July 17

All Day

 Chequamegon BayAshland

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With local music, Battle of the Bands contest, kids activities (baby crawl, toddler run, big wheel & cardboard boat races), sporting events (Chequamegon Bay Sprint Triathlon, 3X3 Basketball tournament, Off-road Bike Race) and Craft & Food vendors, you won’t want to miss a second of the fun!
   
Paddling Tours 

July 16

July 17

10 am to 2 pm

11am to 12:30pm

Bark Bay SloughLost Creek Bog

More Information

   
Invasive Species Display

July 16

TBA  The Port Wing Town HallPort Wing

More Information

Flyer

Michael Joyner, National Park Service Invasive Species Educator,  Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center will have info on invasive species at the town hall.  Laura Erickson will be speaking at the town hall
   
Farmers Market

July 16

9 am – 2 pm The Town Hall PavilionPort Wing

More Information

Flyer

Farmers Market and Bake SaleLocally Grown Produce and Homemade Goods
 
Quilting Exhibit 

July 16

9 am – 2 pm The Town Hall PavilionPort Wing

More Information

Flyer

Raffle of a Handmade Quilt to Benefit South Shore Parent/Teacher Organization
   
Fish Hatchery Display

July 16

9am-2pm The Port Wing Town HallPort Wing

More Information

Flyer

   
Kid’s Essay and Art Contest

July 16

9am-2pm The Port Wing Town HallPort Wing

More Information

Flyer

   
Everett Fisheries Smoke House Open House

July 16

10am-12pm Port Wing

More Information

Flyer

   
Spotted Knapweed Pulling 

July 16

11am-12pm The Port Wing Boreal Forest

More Information

Flyer

   
Sustainable Farm Tour

July 16

1:30pm – 4:30pm Morning View Farm,Port Wing

More Information

Lake Superior Sustainble Farming Association in partnership with Gayle Gonsoir and Larry Fickbohn invite the public to for a tour of the sustainable farm.
   
Spotted Knapweed Pulling

July 16

12:30pm-1:30pm The Bark Bay Canoe Launch,Herbster 

More Information

   
Art and Photography Exhibit and Sale  

July 16

10am-4pm The Herbster Venture Center,Herbster

More Information

   
Lake Superior Day Conservation Program Presentations 

July 16

2:30pm The Hebster Historic Gymnasium,Herbster

More Information

~ Dr. Randy Lehr, Professor of Sustainability at Northland College, will be speaking about the importance of estuaries for healthy Lake Superior fish habitat.~ Dr. Nancy Langston, Professor of Forestry at the University of Wisconsin, Madison and a member of the Lake Superior Binational Forum, will be speaking about the potential, damaging effects on Lake Superior from anticipated mining operations in Ashland County.
   
Museum Open

July 16

12pm-5pm Cornucopia Historic Green Shed,Cornucopia

More Information

Visit the Historic Cornucopia Museum.
   
Boat Tours

July 16

Around 10am The Cornucopia Harbor,Cornucopia

More Information

Tours of the new Coast Guard Boat.This boat is currently in use by the Coast Guard and the times it will be available or tours is dependent on any emergency or other Coast Guard obligations.
   
Demonstrations

July 16

4pm to 5pm Corny Beach,Cornucopia

More Information

Stand-Up Paddle Board Demos from Lost Creek Adventures
   
Choir Performance

July 16

5:30pm The Cornucopia Historic Green Shed,Cornucopia

More Information

The Northland Choir Performance ~ The Northland Choir will be singing songs about Lake Superior.
   
Dinner Celebration

July 16

6pm The Cornucopia Historic Green Shed,Cornucopia

More Information

Come Celebrate Another Successful Lake Superior Day with Us!Dinner includes:  Whitefish Tacos ($3), Beer ($4) Wine ($4)
   
Live Music & Dancing

July 16

6pm – 11pm The Cornucopia Historic Green Shed,Cornucopia

More Information

Help celebrate another successful Lake Superior Day with live music and dancing to ‘The Buddy Scott Trio’.
   
Worship Service 

July 17

10 am

St. John’s United Church of Christ,Madeline Island

More Information

Worship service which includes a walk to Joni’s Beach for a Blessing of the Water.
   
Ice Cream & Pie Social

July 17

11 am

St. John’s United Church of Christ, Madeline Island

More Information

Guest Speaker, Lissa Radke, the US Coordinator of the Binational Forum.  Island photographers & painters are invited to display their ‘Best Shots’ at the church.
   
 Free Film Showing

July 17

9 am to 5 pm

Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center Ashland

More Information

Varied Lake Superior Films throughout the day.  Also, access to the 5 story viewing tower.
   
 Rain Barrels & Compost Bins

July 17

10 am – 4 pm

 Barker’s IslandSuperior

More Information

More Information on Barkers Island

City of Superior announces their 2011 Rain Barrel and Compost Bin Sale One Day Only Truckload Sale!  Rain Barrel Price: $56Compost Bin Price: $46Rain barrels and compost bins will be available on a first-come, first served basis while supplies last. So, come early! Call Jenny or Betty at 715.394.0392 for more information.
     
 Activities & Information

July 17

10 am – 4 pm  Barker’s IslandSuperior

Lake Superior Day at Barker’s Island – View Flyer

Join us on Lake Superior Day to celebrate the lake through a variety of activities including a rain garden demonstration, kids activities, composting workshop and Native American drum circle.  For more information see www.superiorforum.org
   
Environmental Stewardship Awards Given

July 17

10 a.m.-4 p.m.

 Barker’s IslandSuperior

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During the day at Barker’s Island, the Lake Superior Binational Forum will present its annual Environmental Stewardship Awards to nine individuals.       Lake Superior Day Historical Walk

July 17

2 pm Lake Shore Drive & Ellis AvenueAshland

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The walk starts at 2:00pm  at the Asaph Whittlesey mural on the southwest corner of Lake Shore Drive and Ellis Avenue. From there local historian Jan Cameron will lead the walk talking about Ashland’s Historic Social and Industrial Development. The walk will end at Memorial Park where Dr. Mike Meyer from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources will talk about the restoration taking place.      Droode FestCo-ed 4-on-4 Volleyball  

July 17

10 am – SundownThe Corny Beach Volleyball Courts,Cornucopia A Celebration of Life on Lake SuperiorVolleyball Tournament and Pot-Luck Dinner4-on-4 Volleyball ~ 2 Guys, 2 GalsPlease Sign up in Advance ~ To Sign up or for more Info, E-mail Rachel at rachelroode@gmail.com      Church Service

July 17

 

10 am ServiceBayfield Presbyterian ChurchBayfield

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The focus of the worship will be Lake Superior.  The appointed scripture passages are perfect for that.  Following worship, our own Steve Sandstrom will be offering a brief workshop on sustainability, highlighting connections with Lake Superior.      Family Fun Day

July 17

10am – 2pmBayview Township ParkHwy 13 between Washburn & Bayfield Sponsored by the Apostle Islands Sea Scout Ship 336, Wisconsin.  Kid-friendly games, prizes, beach cleanup, purple loosestrife removal, free light lunch to guests. Open to the public! Come help out or just enjoy us at work!    

4th Annual

“Clean It/Green It” Campaign

July 17

 City of BayfieldBayfield

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Water conservation is the focus for 2011. City of Bayfield home owners and businesses are encouraged to apply for water conservation mini-grants up to $200 and $500 respectively.  Applications are being accepted from July 18 through October 14 on a first come first serve basis. Creative ideas for water conservation are encouraged.  Water conservation ideas, suggestions, and information will be available at the Bayfield Carnegie Library and at City Hall.

 

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