See What's Happening Indoors

Feb
6
Thu
Library Spectacular
at the Fond du Lac Public Library @ Fond du Lac Public Library
Feb 6 – Feb 9 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. Make-and-take a personalized 3-D printed sturgeon key chain, color sturgeon coloring sheets, Sturgeon Scavenger Hunt, Giant Jenga, Twister, Giant Checkers and lots more for families to enjoy. Jump in on the Library Spectacular fun starting February 5th.

Library Activities:

  • Feb 5-Feb 10 all day: Sturgeon Spectacular Scavenger Hunt in the Children’s Room
  • Feb 8, 12pm-4pm: Make-and-take project and arts-and-crafts activities in the Idea Studio
  • Feb 9, 1pm-3:30pm: Family Game Time Drop-in
  • All February long: Sturgeon and Lake Winnebago interactive trivia display in the library lobby
Spear the Beer Tap Events
presented by Lakefront Brewery @ Various bars throughout downtown Fond du Lac
Feb 6 – Feb 7 all-day

Lakefront Brewery in partnership with Lee Beverage will be hosting several tap events in downtown Fond du Lac in support of Sturgeon Spectacular. These events will take place on Thursday, February 6th from 6-8pm and Friday, February 7th from 6-8pm.

There will be 3 events each night each hosted by a Lakefront representative. There will be stamp cards available at each location to fill out. You must attend all 3 events on either night to receive a unique stamp from each event to fill out your card, no purchase necessary. Cards can be turned in at any of the Tap Event Locations listed below and will be put into a drawing for a bottle of Black Friday from Lakefront Brewery.

Once you have your 3 unique stamps you will be eligible to win one of 12 bottles of Black Friday. There will be many other prizes available to win at each event as well.

Black Friday is a Russian imperial stout that is only available for purchase at Lakefront Brewery on Black Friday. It is a 13.2% ABV barrel aged stout with notes of chocolate that is super smooth. There are 12 bottles available to win!

The drawing for this exclusive prize will be held on Saturday, February 8th at 4pm inside the Lakeside Park pavilion during the Lakefront Spearing and Beering event. MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN!

Thursday, February 6th 6-8pm

Annie’s Fountain City Cafe’ – 72 S. Main Street
Green Dragon Brewpub – 156 Western Avenue
Brick House – 161 S. Main Street

Friday, February 7th 6-8pm

Fat Joe’s – 15 W. Division Street
Top Shelf – 90 S. Main Street
18 Hands – 18 E. Division Street

Esturión Espectacular Fiesta Antes @ Annie's Fountain City Cafe
Feb 6 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Come help us kick off Sturgeon Spectacular and warm up with a night of Salsa music at Annie’s Fountain City Cafe on Thursday, February 6, 2020. Julito y la Sonora del Valle will be back by popular demand! Bring your dancing shoes or just grab a table to listen. Food & Beverages will be available for purchase. Look forward to drink specials and a delicious menu.

Food and beverage available for purchase.

Doors open at 5:30 pm, Concert begins at 6:30pm

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” Lakefront Brewery 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).  Mugs will be available at the Event Sites.  (Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts – lobby and Lakeside Park Beer Tents)

Participating Locations listed below:

Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts – 51 Sheboygan Street
18 Hands – 618 E. Division Street
Fat Joe’s – 15 W. Division Street
Coliseum – 91 S. Main Street
Annie’s Fountain City Cafe – 72 S. Main Street
O’Davey’s Pub – 36 4th Street
Retlaw Hotel – 1 N. Main Street (Lobby Bar)
Green Dragon Brewpub – 156 Western Avenue
Top Shelf Sports Bar & Grille – 2 N. Main Street
Brick House – 161 S. Main Street
End Zone – 507 N. Main Street

Main Beer Tent @ Lakeside Park Pavilion
Spearing & Beering Lakefront Brewery Bar @ 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 7 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm

Bring the whole family to the Children’s Museum for indoor and outdoor fun (weather permitting)! Design your own sturgeon fish decoy, help us construct our Shantytown Village, try our sturgeon fishing simulation, and explore the Museum’s newest exhibits! Bring your camera: you’ll want a photo with the Museum’s giant Paper Mache sturgeon replica.

$1 off all admission during Sturgeon Spectacular.  
Children’s Museum of Fond du Lac
10 AM – 7 PM

 

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
Shantytown Fun at Children’s Museum of Fond du Lac @ Children's Museum of Fond du Lac
Feb 8 @ 10:00 am – Feb 9 @ 2:00 pm

Bring the whole family to the Children’s Museum for indoor and outdoor fun (weather permitting)! Design your own sturgeon fish decoy, help us construct our Shantytown Village, try our sturgeon fishing simulation, and explore the Museum’s newest exhibits! Bring your camera: you’ll want a photo with the Museum’s giant Paper Mache sturgeon replica.

$1 off all admission during Sturgeon Spectacular.  
Children’s Museum of Fond du Lac
10 AM – 2 PM

 

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

Feeling “chili” from all that time on the ice? Celebrate the Sturgeon Spectacular with a walk in Downtown Fond du Lac for the 11th Annual Chili Crawl being held Saturday, February 8th, 2020.

For just $10, crawlers can taste different chili concoctions made by our downtown businesses and home cooks. The downtown business & home cook voted into the top spot gets the bragging rights of being called the year’s best chili!

200 first come, first serve tickets will go on sale Friday, January 4th, at Hopper’s Silk Screening & All-Star Trophy (77 N. Main St.). When they’re gone, they’re gone! (Cash or check only.)

On the morning of the event bring your ticket (or ID) to 131 S. Main Street to check-in. There you will receive your official chili crawl map and voting ballot. Registration opens at 10:30 a.m. Chili is available beginning at 11 a.m.

The last stop on the crawl is Hopper’s Silk Screening and All Star Trophy where your completed ballot can be redeemed by 2 p.m. for an official Chili Crawl T-shirt. It’s the perfect attire to show off when you head back to the ice to listen to the bands on Saturday night!


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

Interactive Snow Sculpting Class @ Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts
Feb 8 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Instead of sitting and looking at the snow this winter, get creative with it and join us for a snow sculpting class! In this one hour hands-on class, learn the basic techniques for snow sculpting along with how to use different tools to achieve various looks, textures and shapes. Then apply your newly mastered techniques immediately afterwards in an amateur snow sculpting contest on Sheboygan Street! Families and groups will be assigned their own snow block to carve over a 2 hour time period. Judging will begin at 4 pm and awards presented at 4:30 pm.

1 – 2 pm: Learn the basics of snow sculpting in this one hour class

2 – 4 pm: Snow Sculpting

4 – 4:30 pm: Judging and awards presented

Students under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult.

Teams for amateur snow sculpting contest should consist of 1-4 individuals.

Basic tools will be supplied, but you are encouraged to bring additional tools. Here is a list of some tools to consider:

Various sized spoons
Ice scrappers
Paint scrapers
Snow shovels
Hand saws
Paint brushes
Spray bottle for water
Chisels
Flat head screwdrivers
Any other tool that removes/scrapes/cuts/smooths snow
Single admission: $10 per class ($8 for THELMA members)

Family admission: $20 per class ($16 for THELMA members)

Family admission allows two or more members of a household to attend at the group rate.

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.

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 – 10:30 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.

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
Shantytown Fun at Children’s Museum of Fond du Lac @ Children's Museum of Fond du Lac
Feb 9 @ 10:00 am – Feb 10 @ 2:00 pm

Bring the whole family to the Children’s Museum for indoor and outdoor fun (weather permitting)! Design your own sturgeon fish decoy, help us construct our Shantytown Village, try our sturgeon fishing simulation, and explore the Museum’s newest exhibits! Bring your camera: you’ll want a photo with the Museum’s giant Paper Mache sturgeon replica.

$1 off all admission during Sturgeon Spectacular.  
Children’s Museum of Fond du Lac
10 AM – 2 PM

 

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.