See What's Happening Indoors

Feb
7
Fri
Spear the Beer Specials
presented by Lakefront Brewery & Lee Beverage @ Various bars throughout downtown Fond du Lac
Feb 7 – Feb 9 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.  (Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts – lobby and Lakeside Park Beer Tents)

Participating Locations will be announced soon. (see list of 2019 participating locations below):

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.

Sturgeon Spectacular Kick-off Celebration and Copper Box Concert @ Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts
Feb 7 @ 6:00 pm

The Sturgeon Spectacular kicks off at Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts with live music by Copper Box.  New this year, hang out at Curling Rink Lounge 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 starting at 7 PM by Copper Box (Reserved tables available for rent)
Drink Concessions available on-site

Feb
8
Sat
Library Spectacular
at the Fond du Lac Public Library @ Fond du Lac Public Library
Feb 8 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 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, and a Color-the-sturgeon station at Chapter 52 Bookstorefor families to enjoy.  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
Make-and-take project at Idea Studio
Sturgeon Spectacular Trivia Hunt
Color-the-sturgeon station @ Chapter 52 Bookstore

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.  

 

Downtown Chili Crawl presented by
Downtown Fond du Lac Partnership @ Various locations in downtown Fond du Lac
Feb 8 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Sample chili at participating downtown businesses and vote for your favorite! Tickets will be available starting January 6th. Cost of tickets will include an “I Survived the 2020 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

Guys on Ice – Saturday Matinee @ Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts
Feb 8 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Back by popular demand, Guys On Ice returns to THELMA!  From their shanty, ice-fishing buddies Marvin (original cast member Doug Mancheski) and Lloyd (Fond du Lac Native Steve Koehler) sing about life, love, and the one that got away. This hilarious piece of Wisconsin anthropology will once again charm your wool socks off.

Beer, wine and other spirits will be available for purchase. Tickets available at www.thelmaarts.org

Performance at 2 pm.  Bar opens at 1 pm

Ticket Information
General Admission $20 ($12 for Members of THELMA)
Bistro Table for Four $100 ($60 for Members of THELMA)
Pub Table for Two $60 ($36 for Members of THELMA)
Reservations required for tables. Please call 920.921.5410 to reserve your bistro table for four or your pub table for two. Limited number of tables available. ALL SALES ARE FINAL.

The Joe Schmoes Improv Group @ Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts
Feb 8 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

The Joe Schmoes formed in 2019 as a three-man improv group, with over 25 years of collective improv experience between them. In addition to their “real jobs” each member of the Joe Schmoes is active in the performing arts. Nate Scheuers (Appleton, WI) has performed in dozens of community theater shows in the Fox Valley and serves on the Board of the Oshkosh Community Players. Ben Giles (Fond du Lac, WI) founded Laughable Productions LLC—an entertainment company specializing in murder mystery dinner shows—in which he performs regularly. Joe Venhuizen (Fond du Lac, WI) directs high school drama and improv at Central Wisconsin Christian School, his alma mater, in Waupun, WI.

The Joe Schmoes specialize in short-form improv comedy heavily driven by audience participation. 

Show at 4:30 PM
Bar opens one hour prior

Boogie & The Yo-Yo’z at Lakeside Park
presented by Sunny 97.7 @ Lakeside Park Pavilion
Feb 8 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 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/ an opening act to follow
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.

Guys on Ice – Saturday Evening @ Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts
Feb 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Back by popular demand, Guys On Ice returns to THELMA! From their shanty, ice-fishing buddies Marvin (original cast member Doug Mancheski) and Lloyd (Fond du Lac Native Steve Koehler) sing about life, love, and the one that got away. This hilarious piece of Wisconsin anthropology will once again charm your wool socks off.Beer, wine and other spirits will be available for purchase.

Tickets available at www.thelmaarts.org

Performance at 7 pm.  Bar opens at 6 pm

Ticket Information
General Admission $20 ($12 for Members of THELMA)
Bistro Table for Four $100 ($60 for Members of THELMA)
Pub Table for Two $60 ($36 for Members of THELMA)
Reservations required for tables. Please call 920.921.5410 to reserve your bistro table for four or your pub table for two. Limited number of tables available. ALL SALES ARE FINAL.

Feb
9
Sun
THELMA’s Liquid Brunch
with Urban Fuel @ Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts
Feb 9 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Join us for THELMA’s liquid brunch. Enjoy music, drinks and food from Urban Fuel! The Kyle Megna and Ross Catterton Duo 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.

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

Back by popular demand, Guys On Ice returns to THELMA!  From their shanty, ice-fishing buddies Marvin (original cast member Doug Mancheski) and Lloyd (Fond du Lac Native Steve Koehler) sing about life, love, and the one that got away. This hilarious piece of Wisconsin anthropology will once again charm your wool socks off.

Beer, wine and other spirits will be available for purchase. Tickets available at www.thelmaarts.org

Performance at 2 pm.  Bar opens at 1 pm

Ticket Information
General Admission $20 ($12 for Members of THELMA)
Bistro Table for Four $100 ($60 for Members of THELMA)
Pub Table for Two $60 ($36 for Members of THELMA)
Reservations required for tables. Please call 920.921.5410 to reserve your bistro table for four or your pub table for two. Limited number of tables available. ALL SALES ARE FINAL.