See What's Happening Indoors

Jan
10
Thu
Ancient Survivors Art Exhibition @ Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts
Jan 10 – Mar 2 all-day

Come see a unique exhibit that pays homage to one of our beloved creatures of Lake Winnebago. This exhibition features sturgeon artwork, artifacts, and history. To help celebrate the weekend, artists and sturgeon enthusiasts will host this exhibit and panel discussion for an unofficial start to the Sturgeon Spectacular.  Beer, wine and other spirits will be available for purchase.

Exhibit Opens January 10th; Runs through March 2nd
Opening Reception: Thursday, January 10th, 6 – 8 PM

Panel Discussion: Thursday, January 31st; 6 – 8 PM

 

Jan
17
Thu
History of the Sturgeon Display
at the Fond du Lac Public Library @ Fond du Lac Public Library
Jan 17 – Feb 20 all-day

Come to the Fond du Lac Public Library for all the free, children’s and family activities they have in store for the Sturgeon Spectacular.   Come see the history of the sturgeon and spearing display on the first floor of the Main Library.

On display January 17th – February 20th

Feb
7
Thu
Sturgeon Spectacular Welcome Reception @ Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts
Feb 7 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Come to celebrate winter and some really big fish with the organizers, sponsors, and community partners of Sturgeon Spectacular.  The public is welcome to join in on the fun and help us toast to the weekend.  Come take in the Ancient Survivors Art Exhibit, enjoy hors-d’oeuvres, listen to music and enjoy a cocktail or two inside in the warmth of THELMA or at the Ice Bar on the THELMA Plaza. Beer, wine and other spirits will be available for purchase.

Ancient Survivors Art Exhibit available for viewing – January 10 to March 2.

Doors open at 5 pm

Feb
8
Fri
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 or the Spearing & Beering Lakefront Brewery tent at Lakeside Park 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 as well.  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).  Mugs will be available at the Event Sites for $5.  (Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts – lobby and Lakeside Park Beer Tents)

Participating Locations:

Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts – 51 Sheboygan Street
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
Brick House – 161 S. Main Street

Main Beer Tent @ Lakeside Park
Spearing & Beering Lakefront Brewery Tent @ Lakeside Park Pavilion

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 @ 9:00 am – 7:00 pm

Bring the whole family to the Children’s Museum for indoor and outdoor fun! Activities include: design your own sturgeon fish decoy and construct a mini shanty in our brand new Wagener’s Workshop! Bring your camera: you’ll want a photo with the Museum’s giant Paper Mache sturgeon replica! Enjoy hot cocoa and snacks, and explore the Museum’s exhibits including our brand new Fire Truck!  Our outdoor play area, WinnePLAYgo, will be open, including a sturgeon fishing simulation in our replica shanty! Fun for all ages.

$1 off all admission during Sturgeon Spectacular.  Come see us!

Spearing and Beering Fish Fry
presented by Lakefront Brewery @ Lakeside Park Pavilion
Feb 8 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Lakeside Grill’s Famous Fish Fry will be available Friday night along with Lakefront Beer Specials – while supplies last!

Check out all the Spearing & Beering festivities on Saturday, February 9th as well!

 

 

Sturgeon Spectacular Kick-off Celebration and Copper Box 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.

Doors and Bar Open at 5 PM
Live Music from 6 – 8 PM by Copper Box
Drink Concessions available on-site

Spectacular Shuttle @ Starting Stop - Main Street Plaza (Downtown Fond du Lac)
Feb 8 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Shuttles available during Peak Festival Hours, see a schedule of times and stops below:

FRIDAY NIGHT  6 – 11 PM

STOPS:
1st Stop: Main Street Plaza – 30 S. Main Street (:00 at each hour)
2nd Stop: 
Children’s Museum – 75 W. Scott  Street (:15 after each hour) – Handicap Parking
3rd Stop: 
Lakeside Park (Oven Island) – 71 Promen Drive (:30 after each hour)
*Last shuttle leaves Lakeside Park at 10:45pm
4th Stop: 
Hampton Inn – 77 N. Pioneer Road (:45 after each hour)

SATURDAY  11 AM – 5 PM

STOPS:
1st Stop: Main Street Plaza – 30 S. Main Street (:00 at each hour)
2nd Stop: Children’s Museum – 75 W. Scott  Street (:15 after each hour)Handicap Parking
3rd Stop: Lakeside Park (Oven Island) – 71 Promen Drive (:30 after each hour)
4th Stop: 
Windpower Surf Shop – N7357 Winnebago Drive (:45 after each hour) – Last shuttle leaves Windpower Surf Shop at 4:45pm

SATURDAY  5 PM – 11 PM
1st Stop: Main Street Plaza – 30 S. Main Street (:00 & :30 at each half hour)
2nd Stop: Children’s Museum – 75 W. Scott  Street (:10 & :40 after each half hour) – Handicap Parking
3rd Stop: Lakeside Park (Oven Island) – 71 Promen Drive (:20 & :50 after each half hour) – Last shuttle leaves Park at 10:50pm

Road Trip at Lakeside Park
presented by 95.1 & 96.1 The Rock @ 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).  Concessions & ATM Services will also be available from Downtown Deli inside the big heated tent.  Lakefront Brewery will also be offering beer specials.

Tent open to 21 years of age and older, only.  Don’t forget your ID!
Wristbands are required and are $2 at the door.
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
Library Spectacular
at the Fond du Lac Public Library @ Fond du Lac Public Library
Feb 9 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Come to the Fond du Lac Public Library for all the free, children’s and family activities they have in store for the Sturgeon Spectacular.  Make-and-take origami sturgeon in the Idea Studio, Sturgeon Trivia Hunt, History of the sturgeon display, Color-the-sturgeon station at Chapter 52 Bookstore and also a “Frozen” themed Escape room for families to enjoy.  You must register before the event, so don’t delay.  Come to the library to register starting Monday, January 28th.

Library hours: M – Thurs, 9am – 8pm / Fri, 9am – 6pm / Sat, 9am – 4pm

History of the Sturgeon Display: January 17th – February 28th
Make-and-take origami at Idea Studio: February 9th (Noon – 4pm)
Sturgeon Spectacular Trivia Hunt: February 5th – 11th
Color-the-sturgeon station @ Chapter 52 Bookstore: February 9th
Frozen Escape Room: February 9th (Registration for Escape Room opens January 28th)

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

Bring the whole family to the Children’s Museum for indoor and outdoor fun! Activities include: design your own sturgeon fish decoy and construct a mini shanty in our brand new Wagener’s Workshop! Bring your camera: you’ll want a photo with the Museum’s giant Paper Mache sturgeon replica! Enjoy hot cocoa and snacks, and explore the Museum’s exhibits including our brand new Fire Truck!  Our outdoor play area, WinnePLAYgo, will be open, including a sturgeon fishing simulation in our replica shanty! Fun for all ages.

$1 off all admission during Sturgeon Spectacular.  Come see us!

 

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

Come check out the Sturgeon Show-off Station, Spearing Exhibit, Family Photo Ops, and the rest of the 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 available – while supplies last.  You can register for the Cornhole Tournament by 1pm as well.

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.
96-1 The Rock will be doing a Live Remote from 11am – 1pm.
Cornhole Tournament starts at 2pm (Onsite registration 1 – 2pm)
Biggest Sturgeon Award and $500 Drawing at 4:00 pm.
All sturgeon entries must be in by 4:00 pm.  

 

 

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 starting January 4th.  Cost of tickets will include an “I Survived the 2019 Downtown Fond du Lac Chili Crawl T-shirt”.

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

Spectacular Shuttle @ Starting Stop - Main Street Plaza (Downtown Fond du Lac)
Feb 9 @ 11:00 am – 11:00 pm

Shuttles available during Peak Festival Hours, see a schedule of times and stops below:

FRIDAY NIGHT  6 – 11 PM

STOPS:
1st Stop: Main Street Plaza – 30 S. Main Street (:00 & :30 at each half hour)
2nd Stop: Children’s Museum – 75 W. Scott  Street (:10 & :40 after each half hour) – Handicap Parking
3rd Stop: Lakeside Park (Oven Island) – 71 Promen Drive (:20 & :50 after each half hour) – Last shuttle leaves Park at 10:50pm

SATURDAY  11 AM – 5 PM

STOPS:
1st Stop: Main Street Plaza – 30 S. Main Street (:00 at each hour)
2nd Stop: Children’s Museum – 75 W. Scott  Street (:15 after each hour)Handicap Parking
3rd Stop: Lakeside Park (Oven Island) – 71 Promen Drive (:30 after each hour)
4th Stop: 
Windpower Surf Shop – N7357 Winnebago Drive (:45 after each hour) – Last shuttle leaves at 4:45pm

SATURDAY  5 PM – 11 PM
1st Stop: Main Street Plaza – 30 S. Main Street (:00 & :30 at each half hour)
2nd Stop: Children’s Museum – 75 W. Scott  Street (:10 & :40 after each half hour) – Handicap Parking
3rd Stop: Lakeside Park (Oven Island) – 71 Promen Drive (:20 & :50 after each half hour) – Last shuttle leaves Park at 10:50pm

Guys on Ice – Saturday Matinee @ Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts
Feb 9 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Come see one of the most hilarious shows in the country. Back by popular demand, the 20th Anniversary presentation of Guys On Ice returns to THELMA! Guys on Ice brings the Wisconsin culture to life in this musical about ice fishing and friendship. Beer, wine and other spirits will be available for purchase. Tickets available at www.thelmaarts.org.

Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts
Matinee Shows, Saturday & Sunday at 2 pm; Evening Show Saturday night at 7 pm
Bar opens one hour prior to each show

Comedy Sportz @ Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts
Feb 9 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Come see the famous Milwaukee Comedy Sportz Improv teams battle it out for comedy supremacy. Shows will encourage audience participation to ensure this is an evening you and your friends will never forget. Beer, wine and other spirits will be available for purchase if you need some encouragement. Tickets available at Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts (THELMA) for $10.

Show at 4:30 PM
Bar opens one hour prior

Boogie & The Yo-Yo’z at Lakeside Park
presented by Sunny 97.7 @ 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!
Wristbands are required and are $2 at the door.
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!

Guys on Ice – Saturday Evening @ Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts
Feb 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Come see one of the most hilarious shows in the country. Back by popular demand, the 20th Anniversary presentation of Guys On Ice returns to THELMA! Guys on Ice brings the Wisconsin culture to life in this musical about ice fishing and friendship. Beer, wine and other spirits will be available for purchase. Tickets available at www.thelmaarts.org.

Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts
Matinee Shows, Saturday & Sunday at 2 pm; Evening Show Saturday night at 7 pm
Bar opens one hour prior to each show

Create your own Sturgeon Print
at Riverwalk Art Center @ Riverwalk Art Center
Feb 9 @ 9:00 pm – 12:00 pm

Fun and Easy!  Come to Riverwalk Art Center and make your own Sturgeon Print.  No artistic experience necessary.  All ages welcome. Absolutely Free!

Create your own memento of Sturgeon Spectacular – while supplies last

Dueling Pianos Blue Show @ Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts
Feb 9 @ 9:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Come see a fun and risqué version of this interactive impromptu concert. Have a night out with friends and enjoy the stylings of Dueling Pianos.  Performers encourage you to request a song or sing along to other crowd favorites. Beer, wine and other spirits will be available for purchase for a night you won’t forget. Tickets available at Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts (THELMA) for $20.

Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts
Show starts at 9:30 PM, Bar opens one hour ahead of showtime.

Star-Six-Nine at Fat Joe’s @ Fat Joe's
Feb 9 @ 9:30 pm – Feb 10 @ 1:00 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 11 @ 4:00 pm

Bring the whole family to the Children’s Museum for indoor and outdoor fun! Activities include: design your own sturgeon fish decoy and construct a mini shanty in our brand new Wagener’s Workshop! Bring your camera: you’ll want a photo with the Museum’s giant Paper Mache sturgeon replica! Enjoy hot cocoa and snacks, and explore the Museum’s exhibits including our brand new Fire Truck!  Our outdoor play area, WinnePLAYgo, will be open, including a sturgeon fishing simulation in our replica shanty! Fun for all ages.

$1 off all admission during Sturgeon Spectacular.  Come see us!

 

THELMA’s Liquid Brunch
with Urban Fuel @ Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts
Feb 10 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Join us for THELMA’s liquid brunch. Enjoy music, drinks and food from Urban Fuel! Kip Jones will perform in Fountain City where we will be serving Bloody Marys, Mimosas, and other cocktails. Food will be available for purchase by Urban Fuel. Reservations encouraged for food.

Reserve Urban Fuel’s brunch HERE or call us at 920-921-5410. This ensures enough food will be available. Payment for food will be taken the day of the event. Menu options will be announced closer to the event date.

Guys on Ice – Sunday Matinee @ Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts
Feb 10 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Come see one of the most hilarious shows in the country. Back by popular demand, the 20th Anniversary presentation of Guys On Ice returns to THELMA! Guys on Ice brings the Wisconsin culture to life in this musical about ice fishing and friendship. Beer, wine and other spirits will be available for purchase. Tickets available at www.thelmaarts.org.

Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts
Matinee Shows, Saturday & Sunday at 2 pm; Evening Show Saturday night at 7 pm
Bar opens one hour prior to each show