Events

Feb
8
Sat
Fun Run & 5K
presented by Agnesian HealthCare @ Lakeside Park Pavilion
Feb 8 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Come and join us for a scenic run throughout Lakeside Park in Fond du Lac.  The courses will wind through Lakeside Park and tour Oven Island & Softball Island.

Registration will be open December 2nd through February 7th.  Race day registration will begin at 9am on February 8 at Lakeside Park in the pavilion. 5K & Fun Run registration is $20 (through 1/17) and will include a commemorative Sturgeon Fun Run long-sleeved T-shirt.  Registration increases to $25 after 1/17. Late registration (after January 17th) will not include a Sturgeon Spectacular long-sleeve T-shirt. The first 200 registrants will receive a free gift.

Participants with strollers and/or dogs are asked to please line up in the back at the start.  Light breakfast items will be available for participants prior to the start.  Following the race, refreshments will be provided.  Please stick around for other awesome Sturgeon Spectacular festivities at Lakeside Park and within Fond du Lac.

On-site check-in:  9 AM
1/2-Mile Fun Run for all ages:  10 AM
5K:  10:30 AM

*No need to register your four-legged friend.  Feel free to bring them along.  Any runners with strollers or dogs will line up in the back of the race group.

 

 

 

 

Special thanks to the Fond du Lac Running Club for their involvement.

Lakeside Park Winter Fun Zone @ Lakeside Park Pavilion
Feb 8 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Bring the whole family out to Lakeside Park to participate in our Winter Fun Zone.  Activities/attractions include the biggest snowman in Fond du Lac, Photo Ops,  Build the Best Snowman Competition, A snowball target range, and many more winter activities for the kids.

Come meet the sled dogs of the Siberian Outpost sled dogs and sign up for a free dog sled ride through Lakeside Park.  The kids will love it!  FREE EVENT!

Sled Dog Meet and Greet and sled rides:  2 – 4pm

 

 

 

Spearing and Beering
presented by Lakefront Brewery & Lee Beverage @ Lakeside Park Pavilion
Feb 8 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Come to see the Sturgeon Show-off Station, Photo Ops, Bean Bag Tournament and a Lakefront Brewery Party on the edge of the Lake. Bring your friends and play a game of Broom Ball on Lake Winnebago or throw a couple frames of Ice Bowling. 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 Mugs will also be available – while supplies last.
All sturgeon brought to Show-off Station will be entered into a $250 drawing, as long as it meets the legal limit. The largest sturgeon brought to Lakeside Park will win the 2020 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.
96-1 The Rock will be doing a Live Remote from 11am – 2pm.
Cornhole Tournament starts at 10 am (Onsite registration by January 27th required)
Exclusive Lakefront Tapping – 12 PM
Biggest Sturgeon Award and $250 Drawing at 6:00 pm.
All sturgeon entries must be in by 6:00 pm.  

 

Sturgeon Show Off Station
presented by ModTruss @ Lakeside Park Pavilion
Feb 8 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Come check out the Sturgeon Show-off Station and Spearing & Beering Event on the edge of the Lake.  Concessions will be offered by Downtown Deli, Market & Cafe.  Lakefront Brewery, the official beer sponsor of Sturgeon Spectacular will be doing a Special Tapping at noon – while supplies last!  Spear the Beer Commemorative Mugs will also be available – while supplies last.  Also check out the action from the Winter Cornhole Tournament running from 10am – 6pm as well.

All sturgeon brought to Show-off Station will be entered into a $250 drawing, as long as it meets the legal limit.  The largest sturgeon brought to Lakeside Park will win the 2020 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.
96-1 The Rock will be doing a Live Remote from 10am – 2pm.
Cornhole Tournament starts at 10apm (Online registration only prior to January 27th)
Biggest Sturgeon Award and $250 Drawing at 6:00 pm.  All sturgeon entries must be in by 6:00 pm to qualify.  

 

 

 

 

Special thanks to the Foot of the Lake Fishing club for their partnership

Winter Cornhole Tournament
presented by Lakefront Brewery & Lee Beverage @ Lakeside Park Pavilion
Feb 8 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Along with other adult-themed activities, Lakefront Brewery & Lee Beverage will be hosting a Winter Cornhole Tournament at Lakeside Park Pavilion.  Teams of 2 must register at Hometown Tickets prior to January 27th or as space allows.  First 16 teams will be accepted, so don’t delay!  Concessions will be offered by Downtown Deli, Market & Cafe.

Lakefront Brewery, the official beer sponsors of Sturgeon Spectacular will be doing a Special Tapping starting at noon – while supplies last!  Get here early to reserve your spot in line, because this beer goes fast!  Spear the Beer Commemorative Mugs will also be available – while supplies last.

Registration will be open Thursday, January 2nd.

Cornhole Tournament: 10 am – 6 pm (No on-site registration will be allowed) ($25 entry fee per team)

1st Place receives $250 + Lakefront Brewery Swag
2nd Place receives $50 + Lakefront Brewery Swag
3rd Place receives Lakefront Swag

D. Willy & The Souvenirs
presented by 95.1 & 96.1 The Rock @ Lakeside Park Pavilion
Feb 8 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Come celebrate a successful first day of sturgeon spearing with all your friends and family.  A DJ gets the party started at 10am and D. Willy will start rocking at 2pm inside our huge heated tent and event space at Lakeside Park Pavilion. Beer and hard seltzers will be available until the party’s over.  Concessions by Downtown Deli, Market & Cafe and ATMs available inside the Pavilion.  Lakefront Brewery will also be offering beer specials.

DJ will get the party started at 10:00am w/ Boogie & The Yoyo’z to follow.
Wristbands are required for the purchase of alcohol and are $2 at the door.
Parking available in Oven Island lot.

Sturgeon Spectacular Bonfire @ Lakeside Park Pavilion
Feb 8 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

See the glow for miles around from this huge bonfire at the Lakeside Park @ Pavilion Point.  Grab a beverage and share your best fish tale, if you have one!

Parking along Promen Drive and on Oven Island
Ceremonial Bonfire Effigy to be lit at 6:00 PM

Boogie & The Yo-Yo’z at Lakeside Park
presented by Sunny 97.7 @ Lakeside Park Pavilion
Feb 8 @ 6:30 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 our huge heated tent and event space. Beer and hard seltzers will be available until the party’s over.  Concessions & ATMs will also be available from Downtown Deli, Market & Cafe inside the big heated tent.  Lakefront Brewery will also be offering beer specials.

DJ will get the party started at 10:00am w/ D. Willy & The Souvenirs starting at 2pm.
Tent open to 21 years of age and older, only.  Don’t forget your ID!
Wristbands are required for the purchase of alcohol and are $2 at the door.
Parking available in Oven Island lot.