See What's Happening at Lakeside Park

Dec
1
Wed
ACE Academy Shanty Raffle
presented by C.D. Smith Foundation @ Various Locations
Dec 1 2021 – Feb 12 2022 all-day

The ACE Shanties Project was spearheaded by C.D. Smith Construction’s Foundation Committee with material donations provided by a variety of local businesses. The project began in May of 2019 with blueprints, construction began in September of the same year, and the project was completed in early 2020.

To raise funds for the A.C.E. Academy and raffle partners, Foot of the Lake Fishing Club, one of the shanties will be raffled off during the Sturgeon Spectacular festivities on Saturday, February 12th at 2pm. Walk through the shanty and see what it’s like to be out on the ice with the other 10,000+ spearers out on the lake prior to giveaway.

Tickets $10 each and are now available at the following locations:

  1. Hopper’s Silk Screening & All Star Trophy – 77 N. Main Street, Fond du Lac, WI
  2. Top Shelf Sports Bar & Grille – 90 S. Main Street, Fond du Lac, WI
  3. B & B Express – N6714 County Rd. W (at Hwy 23), Mt. Calvary, WI
  4. Waucousta Food Mart – N3112 Hwy 45, Campbellsport, WI

Walk-through Tours, tickets sales (while tickets last – only 1,000 tickets will be printed) and more information available during the following times:
Friday (6pm – 8pm) – Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts
Saturday (10am – 2pm) – Lakeside Park

Jan
5
Wed
“Best Memories” Photo Contest
Jan 5 @ 11:11 am – Feb 14 @ 12:01 am

Join us in celebrating the Sturgeon Spectacular, the beauty of winter, and more importantly SNOW!  Sunburst Ski Hill believes that the best memories are made with snow, and we agree!  Get your family, friends, or go outside solo and find your best winter backdrop.

Contest Rules:

All ages are eligible to participate.  Submit a photo to Facebook using #SunburstBestMemories or send an email to info@fdlfest.com with subject line “Sunburst Best Memories” before Monday, February 14th and you’ll be entered to win four Sunburst ski or tubing passes and some really cool Sturgeon Spectacular gear.  Judges will select the winner from all entrants on Tuesday, February 15th and the winner will be posted on the Fond du Lac Festivals and Destination Lake Winnebago Facebook pages.

To qualify, photos must include snow and capture “The Best Memories”.

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Feb
12
Sat
Spearing and Beering
presented by Lakefront Brewery & Lee Beverage @ Lakeside Park Pavilion
Feb 12 all-day

Come to the Lakefront Brewery bar set up inside Lakeside Park Pavilion.  Party inside in the warmth or take it outside on the frozen Lake Winnebago or the patio.  Participate in games including Hammerschlagen, Kuub, ice bowling, broom ball, or join the Outdoor Curling Funspiel.   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 Steins will also be available – while supplies last.

Check out the Live Look-ins at Wendt’s on the Lake to see sturgeon on the big screen inside the pavilion.  Live feeds will be occurring every hour, on the hour starting at 10am and ending at 4pm.

Live Entertainment by:

  • DJ LEO & LIVE REMOTE (10 AM – 2 PM)
  • Celebrity DJs (2 – 6PM)
    • DJ Mantooth (Mitch DeSantis, Lakefront Brewery)
    • DJ V.I.Pete (Pete Wilke, Fond du Lac Festivals)
    • DJ Chuckie Q (Charlie Quintance, Sunburst Ski Hill)
    • DJ Flame Thrower (Pete O’Leary, FDL Fire & Rescue)
  • Headliner: Royal South (6:15 – 10 PM)

Free admission!  Parking available on Oven Island and along Promen Drive
*Concessions available onsite from Downtown Deli/Market/Cafe

Festivals organizers continue to monitor and follow guidance from the Fond du Lac County Health Department, which recommends people wear a mask in public indoor settings, including fully vaccinated individuals, when in areas with substantial and high transmission. Masks are recommended for people ages two and older.

Kids Fun Run & 5K
presented by SSM Health @ Lakeside Park Pavilion
Feb 12 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Come and join us for a scenic run throughout Lakeside Park in Fond du Lac.  The course will circle through and tour Lakeside Park.

Registration will be open December 3rd through February 12th.  Race day registration will begin at 9am on February 12th at Lakeside Park inside the pavilion. The 1/2 mile Kids Fun Run for ages 12 and under is absolutely free.  Early registration for the 5K will be available through midnight, Monday, January 24th.  You can still get a 2022 commemorative, long-sleeved T-shirt and registration for $20.  After Monday, January 24th, the price goes up to $25 and it will not include a Sturgeon Spectacular long-sleeve T-shirt.

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 Downtown Fond du Lac.

Festivals organizers continue to monitor and follow guidance from the Fond du Lac County Health Department, which recommends people wear a mask in public indoor settings, including fully vaccinated individuals, when in areas with substantial and high transmission. Masks are recommended for people ages two and older.

On-site check-in:  9 AM
1/2-Mile Kids Fun Run for ages 12 and under:  10 AM
5K:  10:30 AM

 

 

 

 

 

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

Outdoor Curling Funspiel
presented by Horicon Bank @ Lake Winnebago (behind Lakeside Park Pavilion)
Feb 12 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Presented by Horicon Bank, learn to Curl with curling experts from the state and participate in the 4th Annual  Fond du Lac Outdoor Funspiel. This tournament is designed to teach beginners the world of curling and have some fun in the process. Each match will last about 45 minutes. All curling equipment will be provided. The tournament is scheduled for Saturday, February 12th. Open to all ages and levels. Get your team of 3 – 6 people (at least 3 are required to compete in each match) together and sign up.  Top 3 teams will receive medals, with top 2 teams receiving cash payouts ($250 for 1st / $100 for 2nd).  $60 entry fee per team.  Registration will close Friday, January 28th at midnight.

If you have any questions reach out to Peter Wilke via email (director@fdlfest.com) or phone (920.923.6555).

Two rinks will be set-up on Lake Winnebago and beverages will be available for purchase on-site.  No Carry-ins!
Learn to Curl has been moved to the Downtown Ice Rink Saturday and Sunday (located at 33 Sheboygan Street)
Saturday, 9am:  First Match (Schedule will be sent out to all team captains 2 days prior to tournament)

Get your teams together now!

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Lakeside Park Snow Land
presented by Michels Corporation @ Lakeside Park Pavilion
Feb 12 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Bring the whole family out to Lakeside Park to participate in our Snow Land Winter Fun Zone.  Activities/attractions include the best snowman contest, snow track mazes, snow castles, ice bowling, broom ball, snowball target range, Fondy Rocks activity, photo ops, and more winter activities for the kids.  Indoor games and activities also available.

At 6pm, we will light the spectacular bonfire and toast with free hot chocolate.  S’mores kits will be available with proceeds going to the Arc of Fond du Lac.  
 
Snow forms will be available if you and your family would like to create your very own masterpiece.  

Saturday, February 12, 2022
Winter Playland Kids Activities:  10am – 6pm
Spectacular Community Bonfire w/ s’smores & more: 6pm – 8pm

Festivals organizers continue to monitor and follow guidance from the Fond du Lac County Health Department, which recommends people wear a mask in public indoor settings, including fully vaccinated individuals, when in areas with substantial and high transmission. Masks are recommended for people ages two and older.

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Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides
presented by Edward Jones @ Lakeside Park Pavilion
Feb 12 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Breezy Hill Campground horse-drawn carriages will be taking trips to the Lighthouse and back from Lakeside Park Pavilion on Saturday, February 12th afternoon. Bring the family for the Winter Fun activities or warm up inside the Pavilion with some Strizek gaming fun or some Downtown Deli food.  A line will be formed in front of Lakeside Park Pavilion.  Each trip around Lakeside Park will be approximately 15 minutes and can fit 8 adults or older children.  Young children can ride on parent/guardian’s lap as well.

Lakeside Park Horse-drawn Carriage Rides*
Lakeside Park Pavilion (Pick-up & Drop-off)
12:00 – 4:00 PM

Festivals organizers continue to monitor and follow guidance from the Fond du Lac County Health Department, which recommends people wear a mask in public indoor settings, including fully vaccinated individuals, when in areas with substantial and high transmission. Masks are recommended for people ages two and older.

Presented by:

With support from The Wiltzius Family &

 

Sturgeon Spectacular
Community Bonfire @ Lakeside Park Pavilion
Feb 12 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Bring the whole family to see the glow from our huge bonfire at the Lakeside Park @ Pavilion Point.  Kids, grab a free hot chocolate, or purchase a S’mores Snack Kit at the Information Table for $5 (while supplies last).  There will be mini-fires for you to roast marshmallows and make your own S’mores.  4 S’mores per pack.  Enjoy music and comradery as the first day of sturgeon spearing comes to a close.  Food & drink available inside Lakeside Park Pavilion.

Parking along Promen Drive and on Oven Island
Spectacular Bonfire to be lit at 6:00 PM
Free Hot Cocoa for the kids: 6:00 – 8:00 PM
S’mores Kits for sale, while supplies last