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he St. Croix River runs through
Wisconsin and through the history
of St. Croix Falls. Wannigan Days,
with new dates of June 13-14, celebrates
this history with music, arts and crafts,
races, parade and fireworks. In fact, this
festival is so big it takes two cities and two
Friday starts the celebration with the
Kids Fun Zone opening. Little Miss St.
Croix Falls and St. Croix Falls Queen are
crowned. Music heats up the stage with
The Scalded Hounds Band, Lamont Cranston and The Hitchville Band.
The fun continues on Saturday with
an even bigger line
up of events. The
day begins with a
trail run from the
middle school to
the amazing view
at the overlook. Find a
the arts and
crafts market, and a
treat at the
senior center food stand or the cakewalk. Get
ready to laugh at the Ole and Lena Comedy Show. Take a dam tour. Grab your lawn
chair and stake your spot for the annual
Wannigan Days Parade.
The stage again lights up with a long
list of entertainment. Get into the rhythm
of a clogging show, enjoy the harmonies of
the Indianhead Men’s
Chorus and cheer on
local stars at the talent
show. Then, rock into
the night with Squib,
The Rural Route 5
Band, Rex Cactus Band
and Big Toe & The
Don’t miss the fun
on the other side of the
river in Taylors Falls,
too! There will be even more music, a
magic show and a kiddie parade.
See a full schedule of events happening on
both sides of the river at wannigans.com.
There’s Music in the Air
Band and The Seeger Boys. Saturday
morning the stage invites everyone up for
While you are tapping your toes to the
tunes, take in the historical displays by
the Rusk County Historical Society and
savor a traditional dairy breakfast on Saturday.
Do the blues speak to your soul? Then
soothe your soul at the Northwoods
Blues Festival at the Washburn County Fairgrounds
in Spooner on June 20-21.
Come a little early for the
free Thursday night pre-festival Battle of the Bands. The
Mark Cameron Band and the
Papa Nut Band duke it out
Then, get ready for a two
day lineup that is hotter than
a blues riff. On-site camping makes it
easy to stay for every note. On Friday, it’s
Howard “Guitar” Luedtke and Blue Max,
Selwyn Birchwood, Rick Vito and Canned
Heat. Saturday rocks with Mojo Lemon
Blues Band, The Joe Moss Band, Sena Erhardt and Johnny Winter.
More information at ladysmithchamber.com, northwoodsbluesfestival.com.
he musky is the king of sports fish
and a good reason to have a festival.
In Hayward, they have been celebrating for 65 years. This year’s Musky Festival is June 19-22 and is packed with fun!
Bring the whole family for a weekend
filled with events for the kids. Start with
some fun on an area waterway with the
Lion’s fishing contest, drop in a line and
reel in a winner. On Friday, take on the
competition at the ice cream eating or the
hula hoop competition. On Saturday, start
the day with a traditional Wisconsin dairy
breakfast before joining in family favorite
games like gunny sack races. Then, the
kids can try their skills at the lip sync contest and the watermelon eating contest.
And don’t miss the thrill of the rides at
Live entertainment includes Native
American dancers and Truly Remarkable
Loon. A full line up of tunes from bluegrass to rock includes Sawtooth Bluegrass,
The Mary Rue Band, Cherry Gun, Sean
and Ian Okamoto, Kickin’ Stones and Suburban Cowboy.
All ages can take to the
water and try out one of the
coolest new sports – stand
up paddling. And for more
fun on land, gather some
friends for the 3-on-3 basketball tourney.
Two highlights of the
festival happen on Sunday.
Start the morning with a
challenge at the Musky
Fest 5K Run/Walk and
the 10K Run. That afternoon, The Grand
Parade heads down Hayward’s historic
Main Street with marching bands, clowns
and floats galore.
Fishing around for more information?
Head to muskyfestival.com.
Trail which connects with the Osaugie
Trail in Superior. The trail takes riders
through miles of beautiful scenery and
past Amnicon Falls State Park.
The Gandy Dancer Trail was named
for the men who once swung hammers
in synchronization as they worked on the
rails that the trails now follow. The trail
travels through several towns in Burnett
and Polk Counties allowing for some serious exploration along the way.
In Price County, there are hundreds of
miles of off-road biking ventures. The logging trails of the Chequamegon-Nicolet
National Forest, located near Phillips
and Park Falls, help to create more than
a hundred miles of twin track trail. Near
Brantwood, bikers will enjoy 23 miles
of grassy trails along rolling hills on the
Palmquist Farm Trail.
Enjoy the beauty of the blooming lupine with a bike tour at the Lupine Junefest on June 14. Choose from a 10, 26,
28 or 50 mile ride starting in Mercer and
winding through the countryside painted
purple with the wild flowers.
For more information, coast over to
polkcountytourism.com, pricecountywi.net, lupinejunefest.org.
In Ashland, follow the paved trail along
the shore of Lake Superior, and don’t forget a basket for a picnic in a park along
the way. For a real adventure, this trail
meets up with the Tri-County Corridor
Friday, Saturday & Sunday
June 20, 21 & 22
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at Forts Folle Avoine Historical Park
Sat., June 28 • 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
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nobby tires or a bell and a basket,
whatever your bike is sporting, we
can find the trail for you and your
bike to explore. Easy bike riding trails or
off road rugged trails, we have them.
A Living History
Fur Trade Experience
Grammy Winning Okee Dokee Brothers,
Monroe Crossing, plus many more!
Music on two stages, workshops,
historic site open, food, drink, artisans.
Adults $20; Children 6-17 $10; under
6 FREE; Family $45; online or at door
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isten closely and you
will hear music in the
breezes. Yes, that is some
bluegrass and the blues you
hear in the wind.
If you want some twang
in your tunes, travel to Ladysmith for the Northwoods
Bluegrass Festival on June
13-14. More than just music
on the stage, this festival includes bluegrass instrument workshops on Saturday.
Work on traditional music styles on the
fiddle, learn about clawhammer banjo, as
well as band and songwriting workshops.
The two days of music features Highview Bluegrass Band, KR Bluegrass Band,
Art Stevenson and High Water, The Purdy River Band, Hey Lonesome Bluegrass
2 hours from the
WA L K
St. Croix Celebration
Bluegill Festival in Birchwood on July
18-20. Get the
with the help
of club members and bass
pros at the
on August 17.
Remember, it’s FREE
F i s h i n g
Weekend throughout WI June 7-8.
Hook more information at barroncountywi.gov,
bayfield.org, wlsta.org, birchwoodlions.
org, haywardlakes.com, dnr.wi.gov.
SW I M
with trout, choose your fishing style and
head to Northwestern Wisconsin.
Barron County offers a number of public campgrounds on lakes, so grab a whole
lot of bait for some serious fishing. South-
worth Memorial Park on Ten Mile Lake,
Veterans Memorial Park on Prairie Lake
and Waldo Carlson Park on Red Cedar
Lake have many amenities, including a
fish cleaning house for your big catch.
Kirby Lake Primitive Camping Area
offers free camping on a first-come, first
Ready to take on the legendary waters
of Lake Superior? Increase your chances
of bringing home a trophy fish and charter a boat with a guide. In Superior, TK’s
Charter Service and KDK Charter Service are ready to weigh anchor. In Bayfield, call upon Black Warrior Charters
or Xtreme Angler Fishing Charters.
Feeling competitive? Try one of the
many fishing tournaments across the
area. The JAWS Fishing Derby, June 7-8,
in Superior awards for catches of salmon,
lake trout, northern and walleye. If pan
fish are your thing, then check out the
hether you are the hang out and
watch the bobber type, or have
your boat decked out with every
gadget imaginable, we have the fishing
spot for you. From large lakes filled with
muskies and bass, to meandering rivers
Every Saturday –
12 Noon Departures
Tuesdays thru Fridays –
4 p.m. Departures
Beginning June 24
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