SHANTY DAYS 2017: August 11-13, 2017
Information will be continuously posted as soon as we know the details for the 2017 Celebration of the Lake!
Shanty Days “Celebration of the Lake” is a three-day, fun-filled family festival that takes place on the Lake Michigan shore in Algoma, Wisconsin. Huge parade, juried arts and crafts fair, food, music, 5K, street fair, fireworks, beach volleyball, book sale, fishing contest and more! Your perfect summer weekend!
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Arts and Crafts Fair Application
Library Book Sale
2017 EVENT INFORMATION:
Note: Dogs are not allowed either on the Main Grounds or Crescent Beach. While leashed dogs are permitted in all other public areas during Shanty Days, please be mindful of the large crowds and the affect that the heat can have on your pooches. We wish everyone to be safe and have an enjoyable weekend.
EVENT HOURS AND FEES
2017 Main Grounds Hours and Fees (subject to change):
*Wristband required for ages 12 and up. At the Gate: $10 Valid Friday – Sunday
Sunday only: $5 at the gate only
Main Grounds Hours:
Friday, August 11, 2017, 3pm – Midnight
Saturday, August 12, 2017, 11am*-Midnight
*Parade special: No main grounds entrance fee on Saturday, 11am-3pm.
A wristband is required for entry or re-entry after 3:00pm on Saturday.
Sunday, August 13, 2016, 11am-9pm
Arts and Crafts Fair and Street Vendor Fair Hours – FREE! No Wristband required.
Saturday, August 12, 2017, 10am – 5pm
Sunday, August 13, 2017, 10am – 4pm
The Juried Arts and Crafts Fair is located on the lawns of the Algoma Public Library and Algoma Elementary School (corner of Fremont and 4th Streets). Fremont St. is closed off for two blocks west of 4th Street (Route 42) for leisurely browsing of all the wonderful items available for sale.
The Street Fair is located across 4th Street from the Arts and Crafts Fair on Fremont where you will be able to peruse stands selling everything from spices to t-shirts. Fremont St. east to 2nd St. (County S) toward the Main Grounds is also closed for your convenience.
Parking is free throughout town and all the venues are within walking distance of each other. Please observe parking zone and traffic rules. There will be a lot of pedestrians in the area. Law enforcement will be directing traffic at peak times. Thanks!
Car Cruise and Show ~~ TBA
Car show information and registration can be found here: http://www.shantydayscarcruise.com.
One of the Area’s Largest Parades! ~~ 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! Get your seat early and enjoy the sites and sounds of great family fun! FREE
Parade Registration: Parade registration deadline will be NOON on Wednesday, August 9, 2017. No fee to participate in the parade but registration is required. Awards announced shortly after parade has finished. Parade entrants will check-in and get your line-up number at the City Garage on Jefferson Street (Route 54) from 9:30am – 11:00am on Saturday morning. Parade starts at NOON on Saturday.
Fireworks over Lake Michigan ~~ Dusk on Sunday
The weekend festival ends on Sunday at dusk with a glorious Fireworks display over the lake. Are fireworks some of your favorite childhood memories? Grab your lawn chair or blanket and head to the beach. Be wowed by the beautiful display while making some new memories with your family and friends. FREE
Stop by the Main Grounds and satisfy your every food craving! From gyros to fried dough to corn on the cob, grilled burgers and jambalaya – you won’t leave hungry! A wide variety of beverage options are also available.
In the Arts and Crafts area you can stop by the Optimist Booth for the popular foot-long hot dog. You will also find fresh squeezed lemonade and a fan-favorite: roasted almonds and pecans.
In the Street Fair area, you can’t pass by the kettle corn booth without having a taste!
A Shanty Days weekend favorite breakfast destination is the Algoma Fire and Rescue Porkie Pancake breakfast!
Stop down to the Algoma Fire Station, 400 3rd Street in Algoma from 7:00 a.m. – Noon, Sunday, August 13, 2017. It is delicious and always a lot of fun!
The Algoma Shanty Days 5K starts and finishes at the Algoma Farm Market Kitchen with a view of the river and Lake Michigan. Race through town past historic Von Stiehl Winery, catch a glimpse of the last 2 remaining shanties and by traveling downhill along the beautiful Lake Michigan shoreline to the finish! View the race map here.
The race includes a t-shirt, chip-timing, post race refreshments, and same day race results.
The Algoma Shanty Days Kids Fun Run is a non chip-timed event for children ages 9 and under. The route circles around the Algoma Shanty Days grounds, with a start and finish at the Farm Market Kitchen. Each registered participant gets a t-shirt and a participation ribbon. Superheroes join the race and the kids have a Super-Fun time! Bring your camera!
Check back for SD5K 2017 race information.
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There is a separate charge for the Kid’s Area wristband: $10 for unlimited time for the entire weekend. This is payable at the Kids Area on the Main Grounds. The Kid’s Area is scheduled to be open Friday, 4:00pm-8:00pm, Saturday, 1:00pm – 8:00pm and Sunday, 1:00pm – 5:00pm. $
Free to watch, fee to enter.
If you have questions, please contact Levi Zeitler at (920) 493-0355.
Follow the Shanty Days Volleyball Battle on the Beach on Facebook!
What would a Shanty Days event be without fishing! Check back for information about the 2017 contest.
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 2016 Sponsors Include:
Make your plans now for the upcoming Shanty Days dates!
August 10-12, 2018
August 9-11, 2019