Events

Feb
8
Fri
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
Fun Run, Walk & Dog Jog
presented by Agnesian HealthCare @ Oven Island – Lakeside Park
Feb 9 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Come and join us for a scenic run throughout Lakeside Park.  The courses will wind through Lakeside Park and tour Oven Island & Softball Island. Early registration is $10 per person and includes a Sturgeon Spectacular long-sleeve T-shirt.  Late registration (after January 14th) will not include a Sturgeon Spectacular long-sleeve T-shirt.  Agnesian HealthCare is a member of SSM Health.

Online registration will be available through Hometown Tickets beginning on December 13th.  You can also purchase tickets in-person at the Destination Lake Winnebago Region Visitor Center at 23 S. Main Street beginning on December 13th.

On-site check-in:  9 AM
1-Mile Youth Run:  10 AM
5K Fun Run & Walk:  10:30 AM
Dog Jog immediately following start of Run/Walk*

*No need to register your four-legged friend.

Agnesian HealthCare, a member of SSM Health

Lakeside Park Winter Fun Zone @ Oven Island – Lakeside Park
Feb 9 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Bring the whole family out to Lakeside Park to participate in our Winter Fun Zone.  Activities/attractions include the biggest snowman in Wisconsin, Photo Ops,  Build the Best Snowman Competition, A snowball target range, The Big Hill activity area and meet and take a ride with the Siberian Outpost sled dogs.

More details to come!

 

 

 

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.

 

Spear the Fatty Fat Bike Race
presented by DuTriRun @ Lakeside Park Pavilion
Feb 9 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Racers of all levels will race through Lakeside Park and frozen Lake Winnebago.  You can look forward to changes in terrain, new obstacles, an ice-covered sprint for the finish, and so much more at this year’s Spear the Fatty Race presented by DuTriRun.  Demo bikes will be available for anyone interested in trying out a Fat Tire Bike for the first time.  Register information coming soon!

A variety of concessions will be offered by the Curd Wagon and beer specials from Lakefront Brewery.

Racers meet at Lakeside Park Pavilion (Please park west of the main bridge on Promen Drive)
Registration:  1:30 PM
Race starts:   2 PM
Post-race Party & Awards:  4 PM

 

Outdoor Hockey Alumni Classic presented by Drexel Building Supply @ Outdoor Rink at Lakeside Park
Feb 9 @ 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Fond du Lac High School/LP Goodrich Alumni face off against Saint Mary’s Springs Alumni for the 2nd Annual Outdoor Hockey Alumni Classic as part of the Sturgeon Spectacular.  Alumni from both schools test their skills under the lights on an outdoor rink at Lakeside Park.  Come out and cheer for your team!

If you’re a hockey alumni of the Saint Mary’s Springs Ledgers or Fond du Lac Cardinals and interested in participating, please contact Pete Wilke at 920-923-3010.  Registration deadline is Monday, January 14th, so don’t delay!

Fondy/LP Goodrich Hockey Alumni Sign-up (click here)
Saint Mary’s Springs Hockey Alumni Sign-up (click here)

Games Schedule
Grey Beards (40 and over): 4:30 – 6:00 pm
Young Bloods (under 40): 6:30 – 8:00 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sturgeon Spectacular Bonfire @ Oven Island – Lakeside Park
Feb 9 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Come get toasty by the bonfire at Oven Island.  Grab a beverage and share your best fish tale, if you have one!

Oven Island – Lakeside Park
Ceremonial Bonfire Effigy to be lit at 6:00 PM

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!