Shanty Days

SHANTY DAYS: AUGUST 14-15-16, 2015

Shanty Days “Celebration of the Lake” is a three-day fun filled family festival that has become an Algoma tradition. Located right on Lake Michigan in downtown Algoma, it has proven to be a yearly destination for local residents and tourists alike.

shanty-days-wristbands-andbuttons-blog2015 Shanty Days buttons and main grounds entrance wristbands are now available at the Visitor Center at 1226 Lake Street, Algoma. T-shirts are also available for purchase.

Shanty Days ScheduleDownload and print this handy Shanty Days Schedule!


Wristbands will again be offered for the $8 pre-sale price at the Visitor Center, Baylake Bank, Bank of Luxemburg, Craig’s Piggly Wiggly and the Algoma Public Library. They will also be available at the Bank of Luxemburg in Luxemburg and Baylake Banks in Kewaunee and Luxemburg.  Wristbands are required for entrance to the Main Grounds for those ages 13 and up.  Wristbands may be purchased on the grounds for $10.

As an added bonus again this year there will be no main grounds fee on Saturday from 11 am until 3 pm. A commemorative Shanty Days button will also be available for $1.00 for those wanting to continue their button collections. Apparel and Buttons will also be available at the Chamber booth on the Shanty Days grounds during the event.

 paradesmallParade with Car Cruise and Show ~~ Noon on Saturday One of Wisconsin’s largest parades begins with a spectacular car cruise. Enjoy floats, entertainment, clowns, candy and more! Great fun for the whole family! Free Car show below Main Grounds after the parade. Parade Theme for 2015 is: Hooked on Shanty Days! To enter a float please scroll down then click on Parade Application. Register for the car cruise here.

musicsmall Live Music all weekend!
Main Grounds
Annie Rose Band 4-8
Vic Ferrari  8 – 12
The Del Rays  1-4
Geoff Landon & the Wolf Pack 4 – 8
Star Six Nine 8 – 12
Logan Dier 11 – 12:30
Red Clover 12:30-4:30
Spice 4:30 – 8:30 
Algoma Elementary School Lawn
Noon:  Algoma Community Band
2-3pm:  Algoma High School Jazz Project


fireworkssmall Fireworks over Lake Michigan ~~ Dusk on Sunday The weekend festival ends on Sunday at dusk with a glorious Fireworks display over the lake. Grab your lawn chair or blanket and head to the beach and be wowed by the beautiful display.
craftsmall Arts N Crafts Exhibits/ Street Fair Vendors ~ Sat: 10am-5pm,  Sun: 10am-4pm Enjoy the leisurely stroll of shopping over 150+ vendors for unique and fun wares and handcrafted one of a kind juried art show items. Something for everyone on your shopping list, including yourself.
runsmall 5K Walk/ Run as part of the Title Town Run Series ~~ Sat 8am Begin and end your run along beautiful Lake Michigan. This Chip Timed race begins at 8:00am prompt. Medals awarded to the top 3 finishers in each category, male and female. Sign Up Online.
booksmall Book Sale ~~ Fri. 8am-4pm Enjoy 100’s of books and more for sale by the Friends of the Library.
kidsmallKid’s Area ~~ Open during Main Grounds Hours Fun for kids including bouncy houses,  games, activities and more.
Sunday Ecumenical Service Grab your lawn chair and come enjoy the tranquility by the lake as you join us for an Ecumenical church service Sunday morning, 7a.m. at Heritage Park. All are welcome!
Battle on the Beach Volleyball Tournament The Second Annual Shanty Days Battle on the Beach Co-Ed Beach Volleyball Tournament is scheduled for Saturday August 15, 2015 during the three-day celebration of the lakeshore in Algoma, WI. This will be a Round Robin/Elimination Tournament starting at 1:30 pm.  The first eight teams to send in their team information and payment will  be registered.  All games will be played on Crescent Beach on beautiful Lake Michigan. Prizes paid for first, second, and third place. If you have questions, please contact  Levi Zeitler at (920) 493-0355.  Download the  2015-Shanty-Days-Beach-Volleyball tournament details here.

Signup, Applications and Donation Links

Download Purchase Award FormDownload Parade Info and Rules Online Parade ApplicationOnline Car Cruise ApplicationOnline 5K Run/Walk RegistrationDownload Volleyball Tournament Rules and Signup Info Download Arts & Crafts Fair Exhibitor Application Download Street Fair Vendor Application

Your Opportunity To Help Is Here

Please consider supporting Shanty Days with a monetary donation. Remember that the committee gives back to the community as part of our endowment program. Any donation is welcome including volunteering to help us put on this grand weekend celebration. Please send your check or inquiry to the Chamber 1226 Lake Street, Algoma, WI 54201. Please join us in thanking the Shanty Days Event Sponsors!

Our Current 2015 Sponsors Include:









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