Calendar of Events

Visit Algoma … Just for the Fun of it!

Major Events 2015

All events are subject to change. Please contact the event host to verify dates, times and cost.  Enjoy! (Unless it states otherwise, all area codes are 920)

February 1
Super Bowl Luncheon Super Bowl is not just for football fans anymore!  Ladies of the Vine can now boast their own Super Bowl event at von Stiehl on Super Bowl Sunday from 1:00pm to 3:00 PM, and still get to a Super Bowl party in time for the big game.

Our event features three salads, two soups, and one dessert, all paired with von Stiehl wines, as well as raffles, door prizes, and discounts throughout the tasting room.  This annual party has grown in popularity over the past few years, and all attendees agree that it’s a great deal for football lovers and football widows alike.

Call now to reserve your spot as space is limited – 800-955-5208.  Cost is $20/person.

Don’t miss this afternoon of fun, food, and, of course, wine!

March 1
Bridal and Special Occasion Annual Open House  Come to the lakeshore of beautiful Algoma and tour local retailers to see how they can assist you with your wedding & special occasion planning.  Tina Marie’s Boutique will have live models featuring the latest in Bridal, Bridesmaids, Mothers, Pageant & Prom formal wear. Flowers arrangements by Steele Street Floral and Cake Designs by Joann at North Water Bakery will also be featured. Check out www.algomachamber.org for more information.

March 1
Habitat for Humanity Fundraiser
- 5pm-7:30pm, The Tap Room, 105 Navarino St.  We are hosting a meat auction for Habitat for Humanity from a pig raised on our spent grains! A glass of bacon-inspired Firkin brew and pork-centric food are included in admission.  All admission & auction proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity. Reservations required. Only $30/person. The event is limited to 30 participants. Sign up with bartender. Sorry, growler fills will not be available for this special brew.

March 14
Ahnapee Brewery St. Patty’s Day – Come out and enjoy a naturally carbonated Firkin (10 gallon keg) specially brewed for the day.  The Firkin, only available at the Tap Room, 105 Navarino St., will be tapped at noon and when it is gone it’s gone!  Come and spread some Irish cheer with some very unique Ahnapee non-green beer!  No admission cost. First come, first served. Sorry, growler fills will not be available for this special brew.

March 27 – 28
Murder Mystery Dinners von Stiehl Winery 6 – 8:30pm both nights
Participate in solving a murder mystery while enjoying a three course dinner accompanied by our wine. The Murder Mystery begins with a wine reception followed by the dinner theater.  Cost: $49 per person. Please call 800-955-5208 to make reservations. www.vonstiehl.com

March 28
Roar on the Shore 
The Kewaunee and Dyckesville Lions ninth annual Roar On The Shore Beer and Wine Festival.  2:00pm – 6:00pm, Kewaunee County Fairgrounds located in Luxemburg, Wisconsin.  Tickets are $35 in advance and $40 at the door. Designated driver tickets are $5 and allow designated drivers to drink free soda (including craft-made root beer) all evening long. Ticket price for beer drinkers include a commemorative glass. Tickets are limited to 750 attendees.

The annual festival features regionally brewed craft beers and wines, as well as known craft brewed beers from small breweries across Wisconsin and Michigan.

All proceeds from this event benefit the charitable and civic improvement activities of the Kewaunee and Dyckesville Lions Clubs. Lions Clubs International is the world’s largest service organization.

Major sponsors include Hall’s Calf Ranch and Custom Welding & Fabrication.
www.kewauneelionsclub.org/brewfest.html

April 19
Purse-Scarf-Jewelry Swap Meet Shop without money while you enjoy wine and light appetizers. Bring items you no longer use, and go home with something new (to you) and different. 25% off wine sales (day only). Held at von Stiehl Winery, Algoma. www.vonstiehl.com.

May 2
The Smokey Hobo Release.
A one-time release of our Peat Smoked Porter that has been aged in Bourbon barrels from the Great Lakes Distillery for over a half a year. We will be tapping the keg at noon and pouring it until it’s gone.  Also available by the bottle.  First come first served. No admission cost. Only at the Tap Room, 105 Navarino St. Bottle purchases will be limited to 4 per person. Limited quantity available.

May 15-16
8th Annual Hotel Stebbins Girls Night Out!  Start off summer right! Surround yourself with great people add in laughter, entertainment, drinks, and fabulous food and you have a weekend worth remembering.  We spin it different every year.   487-5521 or visit www.thehotelstebbins.com. Reservations are required since space is limited.

May 16
15th Annual Main Street Car Show. Join us in downtown Algoma for our car show featuring 17 classes of quality show cars and motorcycles.  Enjoy food, drink, music and a special Armed Forces Day Salute by local service veterans. For information visit www.algomamainstreet.org.

May 17
Pass the Wine, Pass the Paint 
Start with a clean canvas, colorful acrylics, and a bottomless wine glass, and leave with your artwork in hand.  Everyone at your table will contribute to your masterpiece as it’s passed around on command. $25/person, includes wine and supplies.  Call 800-955-5208 for reservations.  Space is limited. Held at von Stiehl Winery, Algoma. www.vonstiehl.com.

June 13
Annual Tractor Rally
Wisconsin has one of the largest numbers of farm tractor collections in the country. Tractor rallies are an opportunity for tractor enthusiasts to get together to share our love of tractors, just like many auto restorers, motorbike enthusiasts, and others join their friends for a time to share their passions traveling down scenic byways. Check out www.agrigulturalheritage.org for all the information on this annual event in Kewaunee County.

June 19
Just Dessert for Women at von Stiehl Winery.  Friday 6:30-8:30pm Heaven on earth – all-you-can-eat dessert buffet!  It’s the perfect Ladies’ celebration. Your $15 includes all the desserts your heart desires and a glass of wine; additional wine at $4/glass.  Huge sale, evening only…take 25% off a case purchase and 15% off any other merchandise! Reserve your spot by June 9. 1-800-955-5208  www.vonstiehl.com


June 20
Meet the Makers at von Stiehl Winery.  Saturday 11am-6pm. A wine and beer festival of a different flavor. The one day festival offers test batches and unique blends newly released by our wine and beer making teams. Taste, judge, and write descriptions as part of the fun. Skaliwags will be pit smoking an entire Texas Longhorn and pig, raised by Bryersquart Family Farm in Door County on Ahnapee brewer’s grain. A shopping faire especially for women and a cigar tent will round out the experiences of the day.

Entertainment:
Tiffany Thompson from 11-2
A Washington DC singer/songwriter fusing together story-telling folk and pop songs. Tiffany has an acoustic, jazzy collection of colorful pieces about life and love.

Brass Differential from 2-6
Brass Differential’s horn-centered sound is steeped in New Orleans tradition and features a spicy gumbo of musical styles, including jazz, blues, funk, R&B, soul, and hip-hop. The group’s live experience promises to please with blistering, abundant solos and prolific attitude.

No admission charge *Music and activities subject to change. www.vonstiehl.com

June 20
Ahnapee Trail Summer Solstice 50  This is a 50 mile running relay race through scenic Door and Kewaunee Counties.  Come join the fun starting in Sturgeon Bay where relay teams of up to five runners will run 50 miles on the beautiful Ahnapee State Trail and rural country roads to the finishers’ party at the Kewaunee County Fairgrounds in Luxemburg. Visit www.ahnapeestatetrail.com for info and registration.

July 4
Rio Creek Fly-In & Hanger Dance, Celebrating 41 Years. Free admission to the grounds!  Pancake & sausage breakfast from 7am until its gone (usually around 11am), lunch (burgers, brats, French fries and more), 11am until gone, (usually around 3pm).  Mark Jirikovec Polka Band, Noon-3pm, Silent Auction, 7am-3pm, airplane rides weather permitting, antique car and tractor display.  Visit www.riocreekairport.com/ for the latest information.

July –August

von Stiehl Cuisine Concert Series  Saturdays, 12:30–4pm. Various music will be matched by cuisine by Skaliwags. Whether cajun or country, rock or reggae, specialty foods will complement the tunes. Visit www.vonstiehl.com for more information.

2015 Music Schedule

7/11 Annie Rose Band
7/18 Sly Joe Trio
7/25 Clipper City Cats
8/1 Dr Bombay
 8/8 Beaker Street)
 8/15 The Hits (1:30 to 5 PM due to Shanty Days parade)

July 10-11
Algoma’s City-Wide Garage Sale from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Maps available at the Algoma Visitor Center on Friday and Saturday. Sponsored by Community Improvement of Algoma, 487-5498.

July -August

Concerts in the Park.  Join us every Thursday evening to hear the best in local, regional, & national artists perform at Heritage Park, located adjacent to the City Marina and Crescent Beach.  Farmers Market at 5:30, Concert at 7:00 pm. Check back for the full listing when it becomes available.

July 17-19
Kewaunee County Fair at the Luxemburg Fair Grounds. Call for entertainment schedule and ticket information. 845-2241 www.kewauneectyfair.com

July 18
Country Ovens Customer Appreciation Event 10:30am-3:00pm, 229 E. Main St, ForestvilleMad Dog & Merrill Midwest Grill’n TV Show Taping. Mad Dog & Merrill and enjoy some of their tasty food samples.  There will be a grilling competition, Cherry De-Lite samples, wine tasting, live music and more!

July 25 – August 2
33rd Annual Kewaunee/Door Salmon Tournament.  Thousands of dollars in cash and prizes will be on the line in the Midwest’s most popular Chinook salmon fishing contest. Cast or troll anywhere in Lake Michigan off of Kewaunee and Door counties, with weigh-in ports at Algoma, Kewaunee, Sturgeon Bay, Baileys Harbor and Washington Island. First place is worth $10,000 cash to the lucky angler who reels in the winning “king.” The payout typically goes more than 200 places deep, making it unique among Great Lakes’ fishing contests. That’s in addition to the daily cash and prizes awarded at each of the five weigh-in ports. For more information, visit http://www.kdsalmon.com or call 883-9792

August 1-2
Czech Fest/Kolache Fest – This is the largest Czech Festival in Northeastern Wisconsin. Enjoy 2 days of Czech food, Kolache baking demonstrations, Kolache sales, Czech music, beer gardens, Czech vendors and displays! Polka Mass and Czech dinner on Sunday. For more information www.agriculturalheritage.org.

August 14-16
Shanty Days Celebration of the Lake. Come join us for the 29th annual Lakeshore Celebration. Featuring one of WI’s largest parades, a car cruise and show, 150+ arts and crafts & street fair vendors, 5k walk/run as part of the Bellin Title Town Series and great food.  Plus fun for the kids, fishing contest and more! Visit www.algomachamber.org  for full schedule.

Live music includes:

Friday
Annie Rose Band 4-8,
Vic Ferrari  8 – 12,

Saturday
The Del Rays  1-4
Geoff Landon and the Wolf Pack 4 – 8
Star Six Nine 8 – 12

Sunday
Music 11 – 12:30
Red Clover 12:30-4:30
Spice 4:30 – 8:30

August 27 – 30
Fall Harvest Celebration Join the Kewaunee County Food Pantry in Algoma for the annual Fall Harvest Fest & Fundraiser. Rummage and Bake sale, Silent Auctions, raffles, tour the pantry and community gardens. www.kcfpantry.org

September 11-12
14th Annual Wet Whistle Wine Fest. Fri. 4-8, Sat 10-6, Legion Park, Algoma. Grape Stomp, Great Music, Specialty Foods, & Fine Art Fair. Add in good friends and a beautiful lake view for a perfect weekend!  Admission Saturday, $10 (Friday Free). No carry-ins.  For more information and artist information contact the Main Street Office at 487-5498/ www.algomamainstreet.org or von Stiehl at 800-955-5208/www.vonstiehl.com.  The winery will also be open regular hours for tastings and tours.

Music schedule

Fri .  Annie Rose Rand  4-8

Sat.  Abraxis  10-1:30

Sat.  The Groove Hogs (reunion concert) 2-6

September 26-27
Agricultural Heritage Days. This annual event is held at the Luxemburg Fairgrounds and features antique farm equipment, tractor pulls, horse pulls, demonstrations of old time farming and more. Watch food being prepared on antique wood-fired cook stoves. Large flea and craft area. 388-0604 or www.agriculturalheritage.org.

November 28
North Water Bakery and Deli 7th Annual Christmas Open House Free wagon rides, complimentary beverages and samples.  Get your picture taken with Santa’s Elves and Live Reindeer.  www.cakedesignsbyjoann.com for more info.

November 28
Small Business Saturday.  Come spend the day by the lake and shop the unique shops in friendly Algoma, you’ll be glad you did.  The goal is to raise awareness about the importance of shopping at small businesses and encouraging Americans to spend at least a few of their holiday dollars at a local business. www.algomachamber.org

Archive 2015 Events
January 17
Ahnapee Brewery Winter Warmer Our Winter Warmer this year is an Imperial Chocolate 
Milk Stout aged in Great Lakes Distillery Bourbon barrels for over half a year.  Pouring starts at noon until it’s gone. Also available by the bottle.  No admission cost.  First come, first served. Only at the Tap Room, 105 Navarino St. Bottle purchases will be limited to 2 per person. Limited quantity available.