Events

Feb
4
Mon
WISSA 2019 Ice & Snow Sailing World Championships @ 1/2 mile off shore from Sunset on the Water Grill & Bar
Feb 4 – Feb 10 all-day

Get ready for the pinnacle in ice and snow sailing. The Alliant Energy World Ice and Snow Sailing Championships come back to Fond du Lac in 2019. The event will be held on the southeast corner of Lake Winnebago and will feature racers from around the globe.  If you interested in competing, please visit WISSA 2019.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2019

Preparations and practicing for WISSA 2019
12:00-16:00 Registration at Race Headquarters for WISSA 2019
18:00 Opening Ceremony at FDL Yacht Club

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5

8:00-9:30 Registration
10:00 Skippers meeting at Race Headquarters
11:00 First possible warning signal for start
(lunch provided)

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6-FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8

10:00 Skippers meeting
11:00 First possible warning signal for start
(lunch provided)

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2019

10:00 Skippers meeting at Race Headquarters
11:00 First possible warning signal for start
15:00 Last possible warning signal for start
18:00 Prize giving and Closing Ceremony at Hotel Retlaw
(lunch provided)

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2019

Departure / Freestyle & Demo / Freeride at race site

Additional event programming will be published separately on event sites on the internet. The organizer has the right to change the schedule by announcing this in advance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Feb
8
Fri
Downtown 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 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.  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)

Participating Locations:

Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts – 51 Sheboygan Street (Mug Purchase Location)
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

Note: Times and specials may vary by location.

Wisconsin Snow Sculpting Championship
presented by Sunburst Winter Sports Park @ Downtown, outside Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts
Feb 8 – Feb 10 all-day

The best snow sculptors in the state and surrounding region travel to Fond du Lac to compete in the 2019 Wisconsin Snow Sculpting Championship in hopes of winning a trip to the 2020 US Championship and a $1,000 1st Prize.  No alcohol consumption or possession will be allowed outside of each establishment or event space.

Daily Schedule:
*Some teams compete well into the early morning hours.  Hours vary by day/team.

Friday, February 8, 2019*
1:00 PM – Teams arrive onsite and begin sculpting

Saturday, February 9, 2019*
Teams compete – ALL DAY

Sunday, February 10, 2019*
Teams Compete
Judging begins at 1pm
Awards Ceremony starts at 1:30pm

 

Snow provided by Sunburst Winter Sports Park

Meals provided by Annie’s Fountain City Cafe and Papa Johns of Fond du Lac

Shantytown Fun at Children’s Museum of Fond du Lac @ Children's Museum of Fond du Lac
Feb 8 @ 10:00 am – Feb 10 @ 4:00 pm

Bring the whole family out to the Children’s Museum for indoor and outdoor fun! Activities may include: design your own sturgeon fish decoy, construct a mini shanty, take a picture with the Museum’s giant Paper Mache sturgeon replica, enjoy hot cocoa and snacks, and explore the Museum’s exhibits including an outdoor sturgeon fishing simulation.  Fun for all ages.

More details to follow.  Check back for updates!

 

Sturgeon Spectacular Kick-off Celebration and 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.  Food options will also be located at the event site.

Doors and Bar Open at 5 PM
Live Music starts at 6 PM

Running of the Sturgeon Parade @ Downtown Fond du Lac (Parade Start: Western Ave. & Main St.)
Feb 8 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm

The Sturgeon Spectacular Parade starts with the Running of the Sturgeon.  Grab your friends, and dress up in your favorite Wisconsin garb and join Schmooch Schneider in chasing after and spearing the elusive sturgeon.  Floats will have parking available to join the party on Portland Street.

The parade starts at Western Ave. (Fourth St.) & Main St. and turns right at Sheboygan Street.  Ends at Thelma.
Parade starts at 5:30 PM

 

Road Trip at Lakeside Park @ 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).  Lakefront Brewery will also be offering beer specials.

Tent open to 21 years of age and older, only.  Don’t forget your ID!
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
Downtown Snow Land presented by Ahern @ Downtown Fond du Lac
Feb 9 – Feb 10 all-day
Visit Downtown Snow Land presented by Ahern. Bring the kids and play on the Big Hill, or join in the amateur snow sculpting competition and other activities on Saturday and Sunday!
 
Get your teams together to create your own snow sculpture, just like the professionals.  You will create your own snow form, sculpt and shape it until you’ve created your very own masterpiece.  Teams should consist of 2 – 4 individuals and they can range in age.  Reach out to Pete Wilke at pwilke@fdl.com to sign up.  First 20 teams will be accepted, so sign up before it’s too late. Families welcome.

Friday, February 8, 2019
Snow Land opens at 1pm

Saturday, February 9, 2019
Amateur Snow Sculpting Competition begins at 10am
Competition Ends at 3pm
Judging at 3:30pm; Awards at 4:00pm

Sunday, February 10, 2019
Viewing of Amateur Snow Sculptures – ALL DAY

Shantytown Fun at Children’s Museum of Fond du Lac @ Children's Museum of Fond du Lac
Feb 9 @ 10:00 am – Feb 11 @ 4:00 pm

Bring the whole family out to the Children’s Museum for indoor and outdoor fun! Activities may include: design your own sturgeon fish decoy, construct a mini shanty, take a picture with the Museum’s giant Paper Mache sturgeon replica, enjoy hot cocoa and snacks, and explore the Museum’s exhibits including an outdoor sturgeon fishing simulation.  Fun for all ages.

More details to follow.  Check back for updates!

 

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 12 @ 4:00 pm

Bring the whole family out to the Children’s Museum for indoor and outdoor fun! Activities may include: design your own sturgeon fish decoy, construct a mini shanty, take a picture with the Museum’s giant Paper Mache sturgeon replica, enjoy hot cocoa and snacks, and explore the Museum’s exhibits including an outdoor sturgeon fishing simulation.  Fun for all ages.

More details to follow.  Check back for updates!