Events

Feb
8
Fri
Downtown Spear the Beer Specials
presented by Lakefront Brewery @ Various bars throughout downtown Fond du Lac
Feb 8 – Feb 10 all-day

Purchase a commemorative Sturgeon Spectacular mug at Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts all weekend – while supplies last (Must be 21 years or older).   You can then use that mug to “Spear the Beer” and other drink specials at participating downtown locations.  No alcohol consumption or possession will be allowed outside of each establishment or event space.

Various bars throughout downtown Fond du Lac (must present mug at time of purchase)

Participating Locations:

Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts – 51 Sheboygan Street (Mug Purchase Location)
2.0 AleHouse – 65 N. Main Street
Fat Joe’s – 15 W. Division Street
Coliseum – 91 S. Main Street
Slim & Chubby’s – 109 S. Main Street
O’Davey’s Pub – 36 4th Street
Ziggy’s Pub – 213 S. Main Street
Green Dragon Brewpub – 156 Western Avenue
Third and One – 2 N. Main Street
The Warehouse – 211 S. Military Road

Note: Times and specials may vary by location.

Shantytown Fun at Children’s Museum of Fond du Lac @ Children's Museum of Fond du Lac
Feb 8 @ 10:00 am – Feb 10 @ 4:00 pm

Bring the whole family out to the Children’s Museum for indoor and outdoor fun! Activities may include: design your own sturgeon fish decoy, construct a mini shanty, take a picture with the Museum’s giant Paper Mache sturgeon replica, enjoy hot cocoa and snacks, and explore the Museum’s exhibits including an outdoor sturgeon fishing simulation.  Fun for all ages.

More details to follow.  Check back for updates!

 

Sturgeon Spectacular Kick-off Celebration and Concert @ Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts
Feb 8 @ 5:00 pm

The Sturgeon Spectacular kicks off at Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts with live music by Copper Box.  Registration will be open for the 2019 Sturgeon Queen.  New this year, hang out at the Ice Bar on the Plaza, watch the snow sculptors get started or come inside and grab a drink. Drinks will be available for purchase.  Food options will also be located at the event site.

Doors and Bar Open at 5 PM
Live Music starts at 6 PM

Road Trip at Lakeside Park @ Lakeside Park - Oven Island
Feb 8 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Come and join the party at Lakeside Park. Road Trip will be rocking Oven Island at Lakeside Park in our heated tent shelter and event space. Enjoy the music and dance the night away. Beer and wine coolers will be available until the party’s over.  Come to the Lakeside Park Pavilion earlier for the famous Lakeside Grill Friday Night Fish Fry, serving 4pm – 9pm (while supplies last).  Lakefront Brewery will also be offering beer specials.

Tent open to 21 years of age and older, only.  Don’t forget your ID!
Parking available in the south lot off of Harbor View Drive
Shuttles will be running from Downtown and the Children’s Museum every 1/2 hour!

 

Feb
9
Sat
Shantytown Fun at Children’s Museum of Fond du Lac @ Children's Museum of Fond du Lac
Feb 9 @ 10:00 am – Feb 11 @ 4:00 pm

Bring the whole family out to the Children’s Museum for indoor and outdoor fun! Activities may include: design your own sturgeon fish decoy, construct a mini shanty, take a picture with the Museum’s giant Paper Mache sturgeon replica, enjoy hot cocoa and snacks, and explore the Museum’s exhibits including an outdoor sturgeon fishing simulation.  Fun for all ages.

More details to follow.  Check back for updates!

 

Spearing and Beering
presented by Lakefront Brewery @ Lakeside Park Pavilion
Feb 9 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Come to see the Sturgeon Show-off Station, Spearing Exhibit, Family Photo Ops, Bean Bag Tournament and a Lakefront Brewery Party on the edge of the Lake.  Concessions will be offered by the Lakefront Curd Wagon.  Lakefront Brewery, the official beer sponsors of Sturgeon Spectacular will be doing a Special Tapping of a spicy chocolate stout starting at noon – while supplies last!  Spear the Beer Commemorative Mugs will also be avialable – while supplies last.

All sturgeon brought to Show-off Station will be entered into a $500 drawing, as long as it meets the legal limit.  The largest sturgeon brought to Lakeside Park will win the 2019 Biggest Sturgeon Award and a $100 cash prize.

NOTE:  This is not an official weigh-in station.  You must register your sturgeon first to qualify.
Biggest Sturgeon Award and $500 Drawing at 4:15 pm.
All entries must be in by 4:00 pm.  Need not be present to win.

 

Downtown Chili Crawl presented by
Downtown Fond du Lac Partnership @ Various locations in downtown Fond du Lac
Feb 9 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Sample chili at participating businesses and vote for your favorite! 200 first-come, first-serve tickets will be available for $10 (cash or check only) at Hopper’s (77 N. Main) prior to the event. Event check-in and sales of any remaining tickets (if available) will be located at 131 S. Main Street on the day of the event.  Tickets will be available in January.

Event Check-in: Downtown Fond du Lac Partnership (131 S. Main Street)
Participating locations – various downtown businesses

Boogie & The Yo-Yo’z
at Lakeside Park @ Oven Island – Lakeside Park
Feb 9 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Come and celebrate a successful first day of sturgeon spearing with all your friends and family.  Boogie & The Yo-Yo’z will be rocking Oven Island at Lakeside Park in our heated tent shelter and event space. Enjoy the music and watch the 2019 Sturgeon Queen be named.   Beer and wine coolers will be available until the party’s over.  Concessions & ATM Services will also be available from Downtown Deli inside the big heated tent.  Lakefront Brewery will also be offering beer specials.

DJ will get the party started at 5:00 pm
Tent open to 21 years of age and older, only.  Don’t forget your ID!
Parking available in south 
lot off of Harbor View Drive
Shuttles will be running from Downtown and the Children’s Museum every 1/2 hour!

Star-Six-Nine at Fat Joe’s @ Fat Joe's
Feb 9 @ 9:30 pm – Feb 10 @ 12:30 am

Come to see one of the most entertaining and high-energy bands in Wisconsin.  The music starts at 9:30 pm, but the party lasts all night long.  

Feb
10
Sun
Shantytown Fun at Children’s Museum of Fond du Lac @ Children's Museum of Fond du Lac
Feb 10 @ 10:00 am – Feb 12 @ 4:00 pm

Bring the whole family out to the Children’s Museum for indoor and outdoor fun! Activities may include: design your own sturgeon fish decoy, construct a mini shanty, take a picture with the Museum’s giant Paper Mache sturgeon replica, enjoy hot cocoa and snacks, and explore the Museum’s exhibits including an outdoor sturgeon fishing simulation.  Fun for all ages.

More details to follow.  Check back for updates!