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Major Events 2014
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March 2–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.
March 28-29–Murder Mystery Wine & Dinner Theater Enjoy a wonderful 3 course meal while the plot thickens as audience participation, improvisation and daring comedy are used to create and solve the evenings crime. Held at von Stiehl Winery, Algoma. www.vonstiehl.com. Friday Night’s proceeds benefit the Algoma Area Chamber of Commerce. www.algomachamber.org
May 17–14th 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 16-17–7th 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-Aug–Stadium Diner Saturday Concert Series Enjoy a variety of live music on the deck Saturdays from 2-5pm. Food and beverages are available while you relax and enjoy the sounds of the day including Irish, 50/60’s and Evlis. www.algomadiner.com
June 14–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 21–Lady’s Fest & Stiletto Walk at von Stiehl Winery. Sat 10-6 Join a lively but relaxed crowd enjoying good company, live music, massage , chocolate, and of course wine! Also featuring a full line of Ladies of the Vine Club wines. The Shopping Faire will be offering stylish wares. check out www.vonstiehl.com
June 21–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.
June 28–The Flying Pig annual Birthday Celebration Enjoy Big Mouth and the Power Tool Horns, an iron pour, artists demonstrating and selling, food, and beverages amongst the beautiful garden and nature area surrounding the store. Explore their indoor galleries, creative environment, sculpture gardens, display gardens and unique plant selections. www.theflyingpig.biz
July 5–Rio Creek Fly-In & Hanger Dance, Celebrating 41 Years. Enjoy the fun beginning at 7:30 for pancake & porky breakfast, Chicken Booyah and more throughout the day and dancing to the Polka Band 11:00 – 3:00. Antique Car & Tractor Display too. Check out http://www.riocreekairport.com/ for the latest information.
July –August Von Stiehl Cuisine Concert Series Saturdays 12:30-4pm. Live music, gourmet wine, craft beers and food in a relaxing outdoor setting. The “Skaliwagon” will be onsite offering cuisine specially matched to the wine and music. Visit www.vonstiehl.com for more information. 2014 Music Schedule:
7/05 Annie Rose Band (classic rock)
7/12 Two Souls (island rock)
7/19 The Blue Gills (classic rock/blues)
7/26 Dave Steffens Band (blues/rock)
8/02 Given up the Ghost (acoustic rock)
8/09 The Hits (60’s-90’s hits)
8/16 Redfish (cajun/rock)
July 11-12–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 -Aug–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. Facebook-Algoma Concerts or www.algomachamber.org will post full listing when it becomes available.
July 17-20–Kewaunee County Fair at the Luxemburg Fair Grounds. Call for entertainment schedule and ticket information. 845-2241 www.kewauneectyfair.com
July 19-27–32nd 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 2-3–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 8-10 — Shanty Days Celebration of the Lake. Come join us for the 28th 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 including:
Lovin Country 4-8
The Dweebs 8-12
Bourbon Cowboys 4-8
Vic Ferrari 8-12
Sugar Bush Boys 11-1
Red Clover 1:30-5
Sept 4-7–Harvest Celebration Join the Kewaunee County Food Pantry in Algoma for a fall rummage festival and fundraiser. Take a tour including the community gardens. www.kcfpantry.org
September 12-13–13th annual Wet Whistle Wine Fest. Fri. 4-8, Sat 10-6 Legion park. Award winning wines, grape stomp, fine art and specialty foods are featured. Add in good friends, dancing, and a beautiful lake view and you have a party! And did we mention you can dress up in a costume? Don’t take our word for it…come see it for yourself. For more information call the Main Street Center at 487-5498 or check out www.vonstiehl.com Music schedule 2014:
Fri. Annie Rose Band 4-8
Sat. Men in Suits 10-1:30
Sat. The Groove Hogs (reunion concert) 2-6
Sept 11-13–8th annual Bluegrass Adventure featuring the best in local, regional, and national Bluegrass & Roots music. Craft and Music workshops, kids activities, and food including fish fry, barbeque, and breakfast each morning. Camping is available. Google Bluegrass adventure or call 920-487-9727. Held at the Algoma Hunting and Fishing Club N7809 Willow Drive, Algoma.
September 20-21–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.
October 25-26–Algoma’s 8th Annual “Magical Storyland/Halloween Walk”. A unique chance to visit person-to-person with Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs, Cinderella, Tinkerbelle, Scooby Doo, Sponge Bob, Dora The Explorer and many other storybook characters. There are also “scary” places to visit for those more brave participants. The Halloween walk is at the Algoma High School 10am-4pm both days. Visit www.algomahalloweenwalk.org for more info.
November 29th –North Water Bakery and Deli 6th 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 29th–Small Business Saturday. 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. Come spend the day by the lake and shop the unique shops in friendly Algoma, you’ll be glad you did. www.algomachamber.org
December 6–Christmas in the City in Algoma. Join visitors and residents as they celebrate the holiday season. Spend the days shopping our unique local businesses; have milk & cookies with Santa, and more. Don’t miss the Holiday Parade through downtown, and join in the Holiday Home Tour after! www.algomamainstreet.org
December 7–Breakfast with Santa 8-noon at Stadium Diner. Bring the whole family and enjoy a special morning with Santa that everyone is sure to remember. www.algomadiner.com
December 13–Christmas with Elvis Dinner Show from 1-4 at Stadium Dinner & Bar. Delight in Lee Birchfield as Elvis in this lively entertaining show while relaxing over a meal. RSVP www.algomadiner.com