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59th Annual World Championship Snowmobile Derby Week

Vintage World Championship Derby

January 6 – 9, 2022

Classic Vintage Races dedicated to the grand old racing machines of the sixties, seventies and eighties.  These machines are meticulously resorted, the engines are tuned and reliable and the competition is highly reminiscent of the “good old days”.

World Championships Snowmobile Derby

January 13 – 16, 2022

From its humble beginnings on Dollar Lake to the multi-million dollar facility we all enjoy today; the Derby was destined to be the best. It hosts three separate racing venues: ice oval, sno-cross and vintage racing.  Thursday evening features time trials, Friday night features “Friday Night Thunder”, Saturday features grueling heats, quarter and semi finals all leading up to the Championship Finals on Sunday. Racing Daily at 10:00 am. 

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16th Annual Labatt Blue USA Adult Pond Hockey Championships

February 11 – 13 , 2022

USA Hockey and Labatt Blue invites you, your teammates and families to enjoy the experience at this year’s 4 on 4 Pond Hockey Championships held on Dollar Lake. For information on registration go to USA Hockey website.

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Moscow Mules Up North (NEW EVENT FOR 2022)

March 12 , 2022

JOIN US IN A TASTING OF MOSCOW MULES – “THE VODKA BUCK”

Northwoods bartenders put their skills to the test in our Moscow Mule making competition.  Each restaurant will be represented by bartenders who are limited to two Moscow Mule recipes.  Heavy hors d’oeuvres will be provided and there will be live entertainment throughout the evening.  The tasting competition will run from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm with the People’s Choice Award winners being announced at 8:30 pm.  Tickets are $85 in advance (online only starting February 1st).  No tickets will be sold at the door.  This is a 21 and over event and is being held at Chef Renee’s – Eagle River Inn from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm.  This event is intended to be a casual mix and mingle event.

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Memorial Day Arts and Crafts Show and Sidewalk Sales

May 28, 2022

10:00 am to 4:00 pm Downtown Eagle River. Kicking off the new summer tourist-filled season, this arts and crafts show will showcase many area crafters as well as artists from the northwoods and beyond. Also featured will be downtown businesses placing sale products for sale on tables outside of their stores.  Live music, food and beverages available.

Arts-N-Crafts Vendors

If you are a creator of arts-n-crafts, you will want to display your fine talents at the Memorial Day Arts and Crafts Show in Downtown Eagle River, WI.  Contact the Eagle River Area Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center for application information 800-359-6315.

2022 Craft Show Application and Information: Coming Soon

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Applications accepted until all booths are full.

(Please note that all arts and crafts must be hand made by the seller – no buy/sell or flea market items allowed.)

Eagle River's Up North Beerfest & Premier Beer Night

June 10- 11, 2022

Held on the grounds of Hi-Pines Campground.

Premier Beer Night

We will kick off Up North Beerfest on Friday evening with Premier Beer Night – a more eloquent tasting of hand crafted beers on Friday evening, Jun 10th from 6pm to 8pm. This is a special tasting of specialty beers presented by at least 12 of the more than 20 Up North Beerfest Breweries. (They will showcase beers that will not be served at the event on Saturday.) We will literally be rolling out the red carpet for this evening – there will be live entertainment, tasty hors d’oeuvres and a special sampling glass for all to enjoy.

Up North Beerfest

Saturday, June 11th from 2pm – 6pm.  Join us for the tasting of microbrews and craft beers from more than 20 featured breweries. Attendees will enjoy live entertainment, receive a souvenir tasting glass and can learn about the brewing process from some of the Midwest’s most celebrated brewers.

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Sip-N-Shop Wine Walk

June 18, 2022

The Eagle River Downtown Committee in conjunction with the Eagle River Area Chamber of Commerce, would like to invite you – the shopping enthusiast, to an enjoyable afternoon of shopping and wine sampling in downtown Eagle River, WI at the “Sip-N-Shop Wine Walk” from Noon – 5:00pm.  Then join us for festivities at the After Party until 7pm in the Squar.e

Grab your friends and spend some time exploring what Eagle River shops have to offer while enjoying a sampling of hand-picked red and white wines.  Each participant will receive a wine tasting glass, the opportunity to sample up to 15 of more than 30 options and a map of participating businesses.

Tickets can be purchased at the Eagle River Chamber of Commerce at 201 N. Railroad St. or on line: Coming Soon

Professional Musky Tournament Trail

June 25-26, 2022

The Professional Musky Tournament Trail events are the most high profile, exciting, educational and entertaining musky tournaments in the country. The PMTT’s high energy format has been developed not only with the Pro’s in mind, but also the dozens and dozens of other excellent musky anglers who may have the desire and ability to become Pro’s or just enjoy a little competition and want to have a good time. Success in the PMTT can take you down many roads, no matter what your skill level. Come join the PMTT and have fun. 

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Party In the Street - Eagle River's 4th of July Celebration in Downtown Eagle River

July 4, 2022

Party in the Street – Downtown Eagle River

Join us in downtown Eagle River for our 4th of July Festivities.

9:30am – 10:30am –   Musical entertainment, food and beer garden available at the corner of Main and Wall Street

10:30 am –  Kick off of the 4th of July Parade.  Celebrate our nations’ freedom and Eagle River’s hometown pride by taking in our spectacular parade with over 60 entrants including many specialty floats.

11:30 – 3pm – Wall Street, in the first two blocks First to Railroad Street, will continue to be shut down to traffic to continue the festivities after the parade.   Musical entertainment, food, activities for children and the beer garden will be available on Wall Street.

Fireworks Display –  Vilas County Fairgrounds (Hwy 70 W)

At Dusk our colorful fireworks display will be shot high in the sky over the Vilas County Fairgrounds located on Hwy 70W of Eagle River.

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Burger Bash

July 9, 2022

10:00 am to 4:00 pm Downtown Eagle River.

The 2nd annual Burger Bash will take place in Downtown Eagle River, on Saturday, July 9th from 10am – 4pm.  This event boasts family fun for all – music, arts and crafts show,  sidewalk sales, burger cooking contest, great home grilled burgers for you to eat and beverages to enjoy as well as many backyard games for you to play such as Cornhole, Giant Jenga, Rock Climbing Wall and more.

So bring the family and join us on the Square in Downtown Eagle River for a genuine backyard experience – Burger Bash.

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50th Annual Artarama Riverwalk Art Show and Sale

July 16, 2022

9:00 am to 3:00 pm, Riverside Park.This nationally known one-day art and fine craft festival draws top-quality artists and a large, art-savvy and buying public.  Live music, picnic-style food and parking provided by non-profit organizations. Always held the third weekend in July. 

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43rd Annual Paul Bunyan Fest

August 17, 2022

10:00 am to 4:00 pm, Downtown Eagle River.  This fun filled family fun event features chain saw carving demonstrations, over 75 arts-n-crafts vendors, and live musical entertainment.  Come on down and enjoy a Paul Bunyan size luncheon which includes a heap’n help’n of potato salad, corn, a beef sandwich and a cookie.  Food is served starting at 11:00 am to 3:00 pm or until gone.

Arts-N-Crafts Vendors

If you are a creator of arts-n-crafts, you will want to display your fine talents at the Paul Bunyan Fest Arts and Crafts Show in Downtown Eagle River, WI.  Contact the Eagle River Area Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center for application information 800-359-6315.

2022 Craft Show Information and Application: Coming Soon

Event Liability Insurance: Coming Soon

Applications accepted until all booths are full.

(Please note that all arts and crafts must be hand made by the seller – no buy/sell or flea market items allowed.)

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36th Annual National Championship Musky Open

August 19 – 21, 2022

The Eagle River Area Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center along with the Musky Clubs Alliance of Wisconsin each year host a very exciting family oriented catch and release musky tournament held on 7 different lake families.

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Eagle River Car and Truck Show

August 27, 2022

This is a great day to come downtown Eagle River from 8am – 3pm to enjoy beautiful classic cars and trucks on display.  Come enjoy the cars and trucks and the wonderful food and fun for all.  Also join us by showcasing your classic car or truck – trophies awarded in various categories.  For more information on this event and to register your vehicle, contact the Eagle River Chamber at 715-479-6400.

Labor Day Arts and Crafts Show

September 4, 2022

 

10:00 am to 4:00 pm, Downtown Eagle River.  Take in a late summer arts and crafts show featuring many area crafters as well as artists from the northwoods and beyond.  Also featured will be downtown businesses placing sale products for sale on  tables outside of their stores.  Food, live entertainment and beverages available.

ARTS-N-CRAFTS VENDORS

If you are a creator of arts-n-crafts, you will want to display your fine talents at the Labor Day Arts and Crafts Show in Downtown Eagle River, WI.  Contact the Eagle River Area Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center for application information 800-359-6315.

2022 Craft Show Information and Application: Coming Soon

Event Liability Insurance – Coming Soon 

Applications accepted until all booths are full.

(Please note that all arts and crafts must be hand made by the seller – no buy/sell or flea market items allowed.)

 

SepTimber Ride - 8th Annual

September 10, 2022

Join us for one of three great rides:

  • A Trail Ride on the Three Eagle Trail (28 miles).
  • A 60K Northwoods Road Ride
  • A 100K Northwoods Road Ride

All rides start and finish at Tribute Brewing Company and have a midway rest area at the Three Lakes Winery.

Proceeds support the Great Headwaters Trails Foundation in the development of bike trails for eastern Vilas County.  (Present proceeds will go towards the development of the the “River Trail – Eagle River to St. Germain, which ultimately will connect to the Heart of Vilas Trail offering more than 50 miles of off-road bicycling throughout Vilas County.)

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43rd Annual Cranberry Fest

October 1 – 2, 2022

9:00 am to 4:00 pm on Saturday and 9:00 am to 3:00 pm on Sunday, Vilas County Fairgrounds. Cranberry Fest is a family fun festival having something for everyone with activities being held throughout town. Fresh Locally Grown Cranberries, Cranberry Marsh Tours, Large Arts & Crafts show, Cranberry Food of every kind, Antique Market, Cranberry Fiber Arts and Weavers Show & Sale, Family Entertainment, Farmers Market, and much, much more!

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Hallowfest

October 29, 2022

Ghouls and Goblins – join us for family fun activities for children up to the age of 16 in Downtown Eagle River.  Activities include:  treasure hunt (11am – 1pm), Costume Parade, Chain O’Dance Demo and Prize Wheel (1-2pm) and a Free Halloween movies at the Vilas Cinema starting at 2pm.   For more information contact the Eagle River Chamber at 715-479-6400.

Old-Fashioneds Up North - 5th Annual

November 12, 2022

Northwoods bartenders will put their skills to the test in our Old Fashioned making competition. Each restaurant will be represented by two bartenders who are limited to two Old Fashioned recipes.  Heavy hors d’oeuvres will be provided and there will be live entertainment with a supper club theme throughout the evening.  This event is being held at Eagle Waters Resort from 6-8:30pm.

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"Wi-Does" Wine Walk

November 19, 2022

The Eagle River Downtown Committee in conjunction with the Eagle River Area Chamber of Commerce, would like to invite you – the shopping enthusiast, to an enjoyable afternoon of shopping and wine sampling in downtown Eagle River, WI at the “Widow’s Wine Walk” on November 19, 2022 from Noon – 5:00pm.

Grab your friends and spend some time exploring what Eagle River shops have to offer while enjoying a sampling of hand-picked red and white wines.  Each participant will receive a wine tasting glass, the opportunity to sample up to 15 of more than 30 options and a map of participating businesses.

Tickets can be purchased at the Eagle River Chamber of Commerce at 201 N. Railroad St. or on line: Coming Soon

Small Business Saturday - Shop Local

November 26, 2022

Support your local stores and shop Downtown Eagle River for your holiday needs.  Downtown stores will be hosting holiday specials on merchandise.  For more information contact the Eagle River Chamber at 715-479-6400.

Christmas Kick-off

December 3, 2022

Come visit Santa at the Christmas Kick-off in Riverview Park from 4pm – 6:30pm – located across from the Eagle River Chamber building.  This will be an evening to enjoy the holiday spirit.

Children will have the opportunity to share their Christmas Wishes with Santa.  Hot Dogs and Brats along with cookies and hot cocoa will be available.  Take in the Christmas lights at 5pm when we light the 2022 Eagle River Christmas Tree.  Then while enjoying all the festivities in the park, listen to carolers while warming around the campfire and take a horse-drawn sleigh ride.

For more information contact the Eagle River Chamber at 715-479-6400.

Mistletoe Magic

December 10, 2022

Finish up your Christmas Shopping with great deals from many of the shops in Downtown Eagle River from 10am – 4pm.   Register to win special gifts in each participating store.  For more information contact the Eagle River Chamber at 715-479-6400.