Events

Feb
11
Fri
Spear the Beer Specials
presented by Lakefront Brewery & Lee Beverage @ Various bars throughout downtown Fond du Lac
Feb 11 all-day

All locations are offering the official beer of Sturgeon Spectacular, Lakefront Brewery as well as beer and other specials.   No alcohol consumption or possession will be allowed outside of each establishment or outside of event space.

Various bars throughout downtown Fond du Lac (must ask for Sturgeon Special at time of purchase)

Participating Locations:

18 Hands Ale Haus – 18 E. Division Street
Brick House – 161 S. Main Street
Coliseum – 91 S. Main Street
End Zone – 507 N. Main Street
Fat Joe’s – 15 W. Division Street
Korneli’s Bar – 8 5th Street
O’Davey’s Pub – 36 4th Street
Slim & Chubby’s – 109 S. Main Street
*Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts – 51 Sheboygan Street
Theo’s – 24 N. Main Street
Third and One – 2 N. Main Street
Top Shelf Sports Bar & Grille – 90 S. Main Street

Note: Times and specials may vary by location.

Running of the Sturgeon Bar Crawl @ Downtown Fond du Lac
Feb 11 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The Running of the Sturgeon will take a new form in 2022 where you can follow the elusive sturgeon to any of our participating locations.  If you spot the sturgeon and can “spear him”, ask him for a drink and he cannot refuse.  Find the sturgeon at any of the locations listed below between 5:30pm and 8:00pm for your free drink.  Must be 21 years or older to consume alcohol.

Participating Locations: TBD 
Participating Times: 5:30 – 7:30 PM

 

 

THELMA Kick-off Celebration
and Concert featuring Northsoul @ Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts
Feb 11 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm

The Sturgeon Spectacular kicks off at Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts on Friday night!

THELMA is bringing Northsoul.  Enjoy music inside THELMA and warm up by dancing or enjoying a hot beverage! Plus watch the snow sculptors get their pieces started! Drink specials will be available for purchase steps away inside THELMA’s art gallery including spiked hot cocoa and more.

Northsoul Concert starts at 8 pm

Cash Bar will be open starting at 7pm
Ticketed reserved seating is also available.

Feb
12
Sat
Spear the Beer Specials
presented by Lakefront Brewery & Lee Beverage @ Various bars throughout downtown Fond du Lac
Feb 12 all-day

All locations are offering the official beer of Sturgeon Spectacular, Lakefront Brewery as well as beer and other specials.   No alcohol consumption or possession will be allowed outside of each establishment or outside of event space.

Various bars throughout downtown Fond du Lac (must ask for Sturgeon Special at time of purchase)

Participating Locations:
18 Hands Ale Haus – 18 E. Division Street
Brick House – 161 S. Main Street
Coliseum – 91 S. Main Street
End Zone – 507 N. Main Street
Fat Joe’s – 15 W. Division Street
Korneli’s Bar – 8 5th Street
O’Davey’s Pub – 36 4th Street
Slim & Chubby’s – 109 S. Main Street
*Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts – 51 Sheboygan Street
Theo’s – 24 N. Main Street
Third and One – 2 N. Main Street
Top Shelf Sports Bar & Grille – 90 S. Main Street

Note: Times and specials may vary by location.

Downtown Hot Cocoa and Chocolate Crawl @ Annie's Fountain City Cafe
Feb 12 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

As part of the Sturgeon Spectacular Winter Festivities the weekend of February 11 – 13, 2022, Fond du Lac Festivals is teaming up with the Downtown Fond du Lac Partnership to bring you a fun event for all ages… just in time for Valentine’s Day.

Join us for a walk around downtown and vote for the best hot cocoa or chocolate treats in town!

If you’re interested in being a participating location, click here

Tickets will be sold for $5.00 per person – while supplies last!
Advanced tickets available online at Hometowntickets.com 

Day of tickets available at Annie’s Fountain City Cafe (72 S. Main Street, Fond du Lac)
Proceeds will benefit Fond du Lac Festivals and their mission of creating festivals and supporting local charities.

Spearing and Beering
presented by Lakefront Brewery & Lee Beverage @ Lakeside Park Pavilion
Feb 12 @ 10:00 am – Feb 14 @ 10:30 pm

Come to the Lakefront Brewery bar set up inside Lakeside Park Pavilion.  Party inside in the warmth or take it outside on the frozen Lake Winnebago or the patio.  Participate in games including hammerschlagen, Kuub, ice bowling, broom ball, or join the Outdoor Curling Funspiel.   Concessions will be offered by Downtown Deli, Market & Cafe.  Lakefront Brewery, the official beer sponsors of Sturgeon Spectacular will be doing a Special Tapping of a Lakefront Exclusive starting at noon – while supplies last!  Spear the Beer Commemorative Steins will also be available – while supplies last.

Check out the Live Look-ins at Wendt’s on the Lake to see sturgeon on the big screen inside the pavilion.  Live feeds will be occurring every hour, on the hour starting at 10am.

Live Entertainment by:

  • DJ LEO & LIVE REMOTE (10 AM – 2 PM)
  • Opening Act: Royal South (2 – 6 PM)
  • Headliner: TBD (6:30 – 10 PM)

Free admission!  Parking available on Oven Island and along Promen Drive
*Concessions available onsite from Downtown Deli/Market/Cafe

 

Downtown Chili Crawl presented by
Downtown Fond du Lac Partnership @ Various locations in downtown Fond du Lac
Feb 12 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

The Downtown Fond du Lac Partnership is holding its 13th Annual Chili Crawl on Saturday, February 12th from 11 am -2pm.

Participation information will be made available after January 1st, 2022.

Event Check-in: Downtown Fond du Lac Partnership (131 S. Main Street) from 10:30am – 12:00pm
Participating locations – various downtown businesses, map provided at check-in

2021 Participants:

Restaurant Category
Fat Joe’s Bar and Grill
Hotel Retlaw
Top Shelf Bar & Grill
Brick House
Ziggy’s Pub

Home-cooked Category
Ubuntu Art Space
O’Davey’s Pub
The Goldsmith
State Farm
Third and One
18 Hands Ale Haus
Korneli’s Bar

THELMA Live Music
Band: TBD @ Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts
Feb 12 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Enjoy music inside THELMA and warm up in Fountain City…  Dancing encouraged!  Plus watch the snow sculptors get started! Drink specials will be available for purchase steps away inside THELMA’s art gallery including spiked hot cocoa and more.  Band – TBD.  Check back soon!

Concert at 5 pm
Cash Bar will be open
Free admission!

THELMA’s policy is masks are encouraged, but not required for their indoor spaces.

Feb
13
Sun
Spear the Beer Specials
presented by Lakefront Brewery & Lee Beverage @ Various bars throughout downtown Fond du Lac
Feb 13 all-day

All locations are offering the official beer of Sturgeon Spectacular, Lakefront Brewery as well as beer and other specials.   No alcohol consumption or possession will be allowed outside of each establishment or outside of event space.

Various bars throughout downtown Fond du Lac (must ask for Sturgeon Special at time of purchase)

Participating Locations:
18 Hands Ale Haus – 18 E. Division Street
Brick House – 161 S. Main Street
Coliseum – 91 S. Main Street
End Zone – 507 N. Main Street
Fat Joe’s – 15 W. Division Street
Korneli’s Bar – 8 5th Street
O’Davey’s Pub – 36 4th Street
Slim & Chubby’s – 109 S. Main Street
*Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts – 51 Sheboygan Street
Theo’s – 24 N. Main Street
Third and One – 2 N. Main Street
Top Shelf Sports Bar & Grille – 90 S. Main Street

Note: Times and specials may vary by location.

THELMA’s Brunch and a Band @ Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts
Feb 13 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Wrapping up the Sturgeon Spectacular weekend, join us for THELMA’s Brunch and a Band on Sunday, February 13 at 11 am.  Enjoy bloody marys, mimosas, spiked coffee, and other cocktails for purchase. Brunch will be available for purchase by Mila Vanilla Crepes. 
THELMA’s policy is masks are encouraged, but not required for their indoor spaces.

Food & Drink for purchase