Friday

Feb
5
Mon
Great Lakes; Small Streams Exhibit
Presented by Fond du Lac Historical Society @ Fond du Lac Public Library
Feb 5 – Feb 19 all-day

Come see how water shapes Wisconsin.  Lake Winnebago, along with other waterways of Wisconsin hold a vast amount of culture and history.  Come explore our state’s long relationship with water and the impact we have had on our vast waterways. The Fond du Lac County Historical Society presents an exhibit for all ages.  For more information, click here.

The exhibit is available at FDL Public Library from February 5th – February 19th.

For Library hours of operation, click here

Feb
9
Fri
Great Lakes; Small Streams Exhibit
Presented by Fond du Lac Historical Society @ Fond du Lac Public Library
Feb 9 all-day

Come see how water shapes Wisconsin.  Lake Winnebago, along with other waterways of Wisconsin hold a vast amount of culture and history.  Come explore our state’s long relationship with water and the impact we have had on our vast waterways. The Wisconsin Historical Society presents an exhibit for all ages.  For more information, click here

Exhibit available January through February

For Library hours of operation, click here

Sturgeon Spectacular Window Displays @ Various Locations Downtown
Feb 9 all-day

Make sure to stop and see the beautiful window murals and displays at our participating downtown restaurants, retail and service locations.  Locations will be marked on our Sturgeon Spectacular online map.  Decorations and Painting will begin in January and be available through February.  Come get in the festive spirit and see all the cool and creative scenes.

Various Displays available for viewing starting February 1st

Shantytown Fun at Children’s Museum of Fond du Lac @ Children's Museum of Fond du Lac
Feb 9 @ 9:00 am – 7:00 pm

Bring the whole family out to the Children’s Museum for indoor and outdoor fun! 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.  $1 off admission for all Museum guests. For more information, click here

29th Annual Sturgeon Stampede @ 1/2 mile off shore from Sunset on the Water Grill & Bar
Feb 9 @ 11:00 am – 8:00 pm

Come get the party started out on the ice. Ice sailing and snow kiting return to Lake Winnebago along with fun for the whole family; free kites, bonfire, ice bowling, ice bar, games, food, drink and more!

Wisconsin Snow Sculpting Competition presented by Sunburst Winter Sports Park @ Downtown, outside Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts
Feb 9 @ 1:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The best snow sculptors in the state and surrounding region travel to Fond du Lac to compete in the 2018 Wisconsin Snow Sculpting Competition in hopes of winning a trip to the 2019 US Competition and a $1,000 1st Prize.  No alcohol consumption or possession will be allowed outside of each establishment or event space.

Snow provided by Sunburst Winter Sports Park

Downtown Winter Fun presented by Ahern @ Main Street Plaza
Feb 9 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Bring the whole family and some friends downtown to participate in a Snowman building competition before the parade kicks off!  Add to the winter wonderland that is the Main Street Plaza.

Running of the Sturgeon Parade presented by Grande Cheese @ Downtown Fond du Lac (Parade Start: Western Ave. & Main St.)
Feb 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Sturgeon Spectacular Parade starts with the Running of the Sturgeon.  The first 50 children, ages 15 and under will receive a light-up Sturgeon Fin for participating.  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 6 PM

Sturgeon Spectacular Kick-off Celebration and Concert @ Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts
Feb 9 @ 6:00 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 2018 Sturgeon Queen.  Come inside and grab a beverage or hang out on the Plaza and watch the snow sculptors get started. Drinks will be available for purchase.  Food trucks will also be located on-site.

Doors and Bar Open at 6 PM
Live Music starts at 7 PM