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.

2015 Shanty Days Photo Contest Now Open


hooked-on-shanty-days-photo-announcementEntries are now being accepted for the 2015 Shanty Days Photo Contest. Amateur photographers can enter into  the three categories for a chance to win cash prizes!

Download the entry form here for complete details.  Entry deadline is July, 7 2015 at 7:00pm.

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


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.


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.


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.


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, live entertainment, 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 Form

Download Photo Contest Entry Form Download Parade Info and Rules Online Parade Application Download 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: