Sunday

Jan
10
Thu
Ancient Survivors Art Exhibition @ Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts
Jan 10 – Mar 2 all-day

Come see a unique exhibit that pays homage to one of our beloved creatures of Lake Winnebago. This exhibition features sturgeon artwork, artifacts, and history. To help celebrate the weekend, artists and sturgeon enthusiasts will host this exhibit and panel discussion for an unofficial start to the Sturgeon Spectacular.  Beer, wine and other spirits will be available for purchase.

Exhibit Opens January 10th; Runs through March 2nd
Opening Reception: Thursday, January 10th, 6 – 8 PM

Panel Discussion: Thursday, January 31st; 6 – 8 PM

 

Jan
17
Thu
History of the Sturgeon Display
at the Fond du Lac Public Library @ Fond du Lac Public Library
Jan 17 – Feb 20 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.   Come see the history of the sturgeon and spearing display on the first floor of the Main Library.

On display January 17th – February 20th

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 Snow Land presented by Ahern @ Downtown Fond du Lac
Feb 8 – 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

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 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 for $5.  (Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts – lobby and Lakeside Park Beer Tents)

Participating Locations:

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.

Wisconsin Snow Sculpting Competition
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 Competition 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, Eaton’s Fresh Pizza, Papa Johns of Fond du Lac, and Schreiner’s Restaurant.

Feb
9
Sat
Downtown Curling Funspiel
presented by Horicon Bank @ ModTruss Headquarters
Feb 9 – Feb 10 all-day

Presented by Horicon Bank, learn to Curl with curling experts from the state and participate in the Inaugural Downtown Curling Fond du Lac Funspiel. This tournament is designed to teach beginners the world of curling and have some fun in the process. Each match will last about one half hour. All curling equipment will be provided. The tournament is scheduled for Saturday (& Sunday, if necessary). Open to all ages and levels. Get your team of 4 – 6 people together and sign up.  The winning team will receive a Trophy and $250 Cash.  2nd place gets $100 Cash.

Click “tickets” link above to register your team.  Registration for a team is $50 and the deadline is Wednesday, February 6th.  If you have any questions reach out to Pete Wilke via email (pwilke@fdl.com) or phone (920.923.3010).

Complimentary Coffee & Hot Chocolate available inside THELMA provided by Horicon Bank’s Blue Goose Coffee House!

Downtown Curling Rink – between ModTruss HQ (formerly Elk’s Lodge) & Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts
Saturday, 9am:  Learn to Curl begins at 9 AM (Saturday)
Saturday, 10am:  First Match
Sunday (Schedule: TBA), 10am – First Match
Championship Round, 3pm

Note: The schedule will be announced Thursday, February 7th.  Team Captains will receive an email with first starting match.

 

 

Library Spectacular
at the Fond du Lac Public Library @ Fond du Lac Public Library
Feb 9 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 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, Color-the-sturgeon station at Chapter 52 Bookstore and also a “Frozen” themed Escape room for families to enjoy.  You must register before the event, so don’t delay.  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: January 17th – February 28th
Make-and-take origami at Idea Studio: February 9th (Noon – 4pm)
Sturgeon Spectacular Trivia Hunt: February 5th – 11th
Color-the-sturgeon station @ Chapter 52 Bookstore: February 9th
Frozen Escape Room: February 9th (Registration for Escape Room opens January 28th)

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

Bring the whole family to the Children’s Museum for indoor and outdoor fun! Activities include: design your own sturgeon fish decoy and construct a mini shanty in our brand new Wagener’s Workshop! Bring your camera: you’ll want a photo with the Museum’s giant Paper Mache sturgeon replica! Enjoy hot cocoa and snacks, and explore the Museum’s exhibits including our brand new Fire Truck!  Our outdoor play area, WinnePLAYgo, will be open, including a sturgeon fishing simulation in our replica shanty! Fun for all ages.

$1 off all admission during Sturgeon Spectacular.  Come see us!

 

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 11 @ 4:00 pm

Bring the whole family to the Children’s Museum for indoor and outdoor fun! Activities include: design your own sturgeon fish decoy and construct a mini shanty in our brand new Wagener’s Workshop! Bring your camera: you’ll want a photo with the Museum’s giant Paper Mache sturgeon replica! Enjoy hot cocoa and snacks, and explore the Museum’s exhibits including our brand new Fire Truck!  Our outdoor play area, WinnePLAYgo, will be open, including a sturgeon fishing simulation in our replica shanty! Fun for all ages.

$1 off all admission during Sturgeon Spectacular.  Come see us!

 

THELMA’s Liquid Brunch
with Urban Fuel @ Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts
Feb 10 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Join us for THELMA’s liquid brunch. Enjoy music, drinks and food from Urban Fuel! Kip Jones 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.

Reserve Urban Fuel’s brunch HERE or call us at 920-921-5410. This ensures enough food will be available. Payment for food will be taken the day of the event. Menu options will be announced closer to the event date.

Guys on Ice – Sunday Matinee @ Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts
Feb 10 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Come see one of the most hilarious shows in the country. Back by popular demand, the 20th Anniversary presentation of Guys On Ice returns to THELMA! Guys on Ice brings the Wisconsin culture to life in this musical about ice fishing and friendship. Beer, wine and other spirits will be available for purchase. Tickets available at www.thelmaarts.org.

Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts
Matinee Shows, Saturday & Sunday at 2 pm; Evening Show Saturday night at 7 pm
Bar opens one hour prior to each show