Top 12 – The Last Hurrah of Winter Activities

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Winter is coming to an end and Spring is on the horizon… Be sure to attend the last hurrah of winter events happening in Northwest Wisconsin! We’ve done our best to compile the most exciting events coming to you this March/April as we prepare for another beautiful Spring in Wisconsin.

Shamrock Shuffle 5k/10k

Sawyer County March 21st, 2020 – Main Street Hayward, WI-8th annual Shamrock Shuffle 5k/10k Run/Walk. Costume Contest & Race Awards for kids and adults. Learn More

Rusk County Spring Expo

Rusk County Saturday, March 28th – This free event is held at the Ladysmith High School. Peruse each unique display and see what the numerous amount of local businesses, organizations, and more have to offer. There is much to be explored here – come and see for yourself! Learn More

Third Thursday – march madness & open houses

Ashland County

March 19th, 2020 – Downtown Retail Business will be open until 7 pm on the 3rd THURSDAY of every month, with specials. March Madness! Bargains!! Fun!! An evening of shopping! Simply stop in at participating retailers and enter to win a chance to win a brand new upright Freezer from Sear’s Hometown!! Also, for every $10.00 you spend, you get another chance to win! Chequamegon Food Co-op presents Community Meal with Copper Pasty, 4 pm -7 pm.

For more information call 715-682-2500 or visit

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Hickory Ridge

Chippewa County

No matter the terrain, experience the beautiful backdrop of Chippewa County. Hickory Ridge is a local favorite, positioned in the Chippewa County Forest. Enjoy the 27 K groomed trails.

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Vernal Equinox Hike

Washburn County

March 19th, 2020 – Vernal Equinox is when the length of day and night are nearly equal. It marks the beginning of Spring, and the beginning of longer days and shorter nights. Join Hunt Hill to celebrate the Vernal Equinox with a night hike through the dark meadow. The hike will be followed by a bonfire to warm up and roast marshmallows. Registration is not required for this event.

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Snowshoe the After Hours Trail

Douglas County Snowshoe the After Hours Trail in the Brule River State Forest! As winter winds down, enjoy what is left of winter and hike through one of Northwest Wisconsin’s most beautiful forests! Learn More

Smelt Fry

Barron County April 11th, 2020 – Members and friends of the Turtle Lake American Legion serve over 500 people every year a complete dinner featuring the seasonal favorite…Deep-Fried Smelt!  Fresh off Lake Superior this is the best smelt dinner in the area! Huge portions and a dining adventure for the whole family. This date is subject to change depending on how soon the ice is off the lake!  Please call ahead or check the website to confirm. Learn More


Price County March 14th, 2020 – Presented by Flambeau Hospital Foundation and 98Q Country, this jam-packed event includes free admission and access to quality health screens, dozens of booths geared toward health and the outdoor passions and pursuits we cherish, ongoing presentations throughout the day, wild game and fish tastings and recipes, business vendors from across Price County, and family-friendly activities. Gary Parsons will headline the event, speaking at 2 p.m. Learn More

Polar Wine Party

Polk County Saturday, March 21st – We aren’t ready to let go of the winter weather yet!  Come and celebrate just how cool northerners can be with Dancing Dragonfly Winery.  Dance to music from a live band while sipping warm wine-based drinks inside the Event Center or outside on the patio. Wine tastings, delicious food, and special drinks available for purchase. Live music featuring Monkeys in a Zoo, from 12:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. Admission includes a horse-drawn carriage ride and one beverage of your choice. Learn More

St. Urho’s day celebration

Iron County Sunday, March 15 at 2:00 pm – Celebrate St. Urho’s Day at Little Finland in Kimball Wisconsin.  Enjoy a light lunch, the snowshoe trails and music.  The celebration includes the crowning of St. Urho & Saima. Visit for details. Learn More

Webb Lake St. Patty’s Day Parade/Celebration

Burnett County March 21st, 2020 – Are you ready to celebrate the Luck of the Irish? Join us for the annual Webb Lake St. Patrick’s Day celebration. Enter a parade float to win cash prizes! Vendors welcome. Parade starts at 1pm and runs between the Webb Lake Fire Hall and the Lumberjack Saloon & Eatery. Most restaurants will have food, drink, entertainment and fun following. Join the 1000’s who come to celebrate every year and be safe! Learn More

Annual Ashwabay Spring Carnival

Bayfield County March 14th, 2020 – As we herald the coming thaw, we express our appreciation for the winter. The weekend is chock-full of fun and crazy events like Water Balloon Launch, Park Contest, Jump Contest, Speed Race, Costume Contest, Pasta Potluck, and the ever-popular Cardboard Races. Learn More Fatire Hickory Ridge

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