Events Calendar

Are you looking for an event to attend during your northern Wisconsin vacation? Use the narrow your search feature at the right to select a month or range of dates for a list of organized events going on during your stay.

Or feel free to submit your own Florence County public event that might appeal to our visitors and/or our seasonal property owners.

Social Media for Businesses
Apr. 24, 2014 (6:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

Location: Lower level conference room at visitor center, 5626 Forestry Dr, Florence, WI, 54121
Contact Name: Wendy Gehlhoff, 715-528-3294
Admission Fee: free

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Are you a business owner struggling to keep up with the constantly changing landscape of social media? Join us for a presentation Thursday, April 24th on the changes happening in social media and how to best use social media for your business as well as an overview of online marketing and communication best practices for your business.

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North Stars Garden Conference
Apr. 26, 2014 (8:00 am - 3:30 pm)

Location: Florence High School, 300 Olive Avenue, Florence, Wi
Contact Name: Kathy Bednarski, 715-528-4480
Admission Fee: $35.00

Garden Conference Brochure

North Stars Garden Conference

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Florence County Historical Museum Opening in June
June 14, 2014 - Sep. 13, 2014 (10:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Location: Florence County Historical Museum, 201 US Hwy.2, Florence, Wisconsin, 54121
Contact Name: Michaelene Koelsch, 715-674-2138
Admission Fee: FREE

The Florence County Historical Museum will open on Saturday June 14th, 2014. The hours for 2014 will be; Thursday-Friday-Saturday 10am until 12 noon. During the month of July the Historical Museum will have extended hours on Saturdays; 10am until 2pm.

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Quilt Show/Strawberry Social/Arts & Crafts
June 28, 2014 (10:00 am - 2:00 pm)

Location: Historic Judge House, Florence, 54121
Contact Name: Debbie DeMuri, 715-927-4543

Florence County Historical Society's Annual Strawberry Social, Quilt Show, & Arts & Crafts Sale of Local Artisans.

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Fireworks over Fisher Lake
July 4, 2014

Location: Fisher Lake, Florence, 54121
Contact Name: Joe Witynski
Admission Fee: Free

Florence Volunteer Fire Department Fireworks over Fisher Lake

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Long Lake Fire Dept. Parade & Picnic
July 5, 2014 (12:00 pm - 6:00 pm)

Location: Long Lake, Long Lake, WI
Contact Name: Amanda, 715-674-2255
Admission Fee: FREE

Long Lake Fire Department will hold its annual Parade and Picnic on July 5th, 2014.

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Badwater Bash & Bass Tourney
July 12, 2014 (6:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Location: Vagabond Park, Florence, WI, 54121
Contact Name: Lori Moore, 715-528-5377
Admission Fee: Free

Badwater Bash Bass fishing Application Click Here

This 2nd Annual Bass Fishing Tournament at Vagabond Park on Twin Falls Flowage is sure to become a summer favorite. Either a Wisconsin or Michigan fishing licence can be used for this tournament. The tournament registration begins at 5am with a 6am start time. Weigh in is scheduled for 4pm. The cost is $75/boat with a 75 boat maximum so register early. There is a $2000 minimum pot. The Celebrity Waterski Show will get started at 5pm and the band "OZ" will start at 6pm right down by the water. Food is available on the grounds starting at 3pm. The Florence Volunteer Fire Department will handle the beer tent. Soda and ice cream novelties will be available with other smaller snack food at the Badwater Ski-Ters concession booth. Minnow racing, water cannon and a dunk tank will be on hand for afternoon fun. The place to be on July 12th is the Badwater Bash and Bass Tourney....... See you there!

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Florence County Kids Hooked on Fishing
July 12, 2014 (8:30 am - 1:00 pm)

Location: Lake Emily Park. From Florence take "N"
three miles south, than west on "D" two miles,
watch for signs., Florence, 54121
Contact Name: Judy Waite, 715 528-4441
Admission Fee: Free

Florence County Kids Hooked on Fishing
Sat. July 12th at 8:30 am - 1:00 pm at Lake Emily Park. The event is open to all kids ages 6 to 16. Poles, bait & life jackets are provided. Lunch is also provided. This is a catch and release event. Any questions please contact Judy Waite @ 715-528-4441.

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Spread Eagle Art Show
July 20, 2014

Location: The Chuckwagon, 760 FDR Lane, Spread Eagle, 54121
Contact Name: Audra, 715-696-6220
Admission Fee: Free

Spread Eagle Art Show at The Chuckwagon in Spread Eagle, Wisconsin

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"What's It Worth" Antique Appraisal
July 30, 2014 (1:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

Location: Encore Ballroom on Central, Central Avenue, Florence, 54121
Contact Name: Debbie DeMuri, 715-528-3597

Antique Appraisal Event 1:00pm-4:00pm @ ENCORE on Central
Complimentary Wine and Cheese Tasting

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Keyes Lake SummerFest
Aug. 2, 2014

Location: Keyes Lake Park, 4960 County Highway 101, Florence, 54121
Contact Name: Brent DallaGrana, 715-528-3272

Annual Keyes Lake SummerFest Pig Roast and Music

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Aurora Mud Runs
Aug. 3, 2014

Location: George Weber Memorial Park, 54121
Admission Fee: $5.00

Aurora Mud Runs held at George Weber Memorial Park

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Florence County Fair
Aug. 22, 2014 - Aug. 24, 2014

Location: Florence County Fairgrounds

*1/3 mile south of US Hwy 2, 5505 County Hwy N, Florence WI, 54121
Contact Name: Jessica Klumpp, 715-528-4773

The Florence County Fair -- A Fair to Remember!
August 22- 23-24, 2014

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There is no admission fee. A $7.00 parking pass is required and is good for the entire weekend.

If you have questions, please e-mail or call 715-528-4773.

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Classic Car, Motorcyle & Tractor Show
Aug. 24, 2014 (9:00 am - 2:00 pm)

Location: Florence County Fair Park
1/3 mile South of US 2 in Florence, WI, 5505 County Highway N, Florence, 54121
Contact Name: Jessica Klumpp, 715-528-4773
Admission Fee: $7.00 Parking

Classic Car, Motorcyle & Tractor Show
Florence County Fair on August 24, 2014

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Down Syndrome Awareness 5K Run/Walk
Oct. 11, 2014 (5:00 pm)

Location: Florence High School
Football Field/Concession Stand Area, 5759 Bill Anderson Drive, Florence, Wisconsin, 5421
Contact Name: Bryan Bomberg, 920-850-2381
Admission Fee: $20/S $50/F

For Entry Form: Click Here

Down Syndrome Awareness 5K Run/Walk will take place on October 11th, at 5pm CST at the Florence High School.

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KAMO Youth Pheasant Hunt
Oct. 18, 2014 (8:30 am - 1:00 pm)

Location: Shady Game Farm, 6865 Harding Road, Florence, WI, 54121
Contact Name: Dwaine Drewa, 715-528-5266
Admission Fee: free

On Saturday, October 18th, boys/girls ages 12-16 will hunt pheasant with the help of an adult mentor from 9am until noon at the Shady Game Farm on 6865 Harding Road (2nd Crossing) west of Florence. Free lunch will follow from noon until 1pm. Registration starts at 8:30 am. Limited to 25 children. Call Dwaine Drewa to pregister and save your spot (715)528-5266. This is a free event sponsored by the Northwoods Chapter of KAMO (Kids and Mentors Outdoors). All equipment will be provided including shotgun shells.

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Hunters All You Can Eat Chicken and Spaghetti Dinner
Nov. 20, 2014 (4:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Location: Florence Community Center, Florence, Wisconsin, 54121
Contact Name: Greg Novak, 715-528-4267
Admission Fee: $8.00 Adults

The Hiram D. Fisher Masonic Lodge #222 with be having their annual Masonic Scholarship Fundraiser.
A Hunter's Dinner. All You Can Eat Chicken and Spaghetti. Please join in for delicious food and at the same time help the Masonic Lodge #222 give the most beneficial gift of scholarships to our young citizens of this area.
Kids 12 and under are only $5

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Christmas in Florence
Dec. 6, 2014 (11:00 am - 4:00 pm)

Location: Town of Florence Community Center
Encore on Central and Rescue Hall, 749 Central Avenue, Florence, Wisconsin, 54121
Contact Name: Shelly VanPembrook or Jessica Klump, 715-528-3595
Admission Fee: FREE
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Florence, WI --- Christmas is coming—sooner than you think! It never fails, the holiday season sneaks up faster and faster each year. Before you know it, Christmas will be here, along with the “last minute” shopping. Why not avoid the crowds and a long drive and shop right here in Florence. On Saturday, December 6th from 11 am – 4 pm the Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Christmas Shopping Bazaar at the Florence Community Center in conjunction with the Annual Christmas in Florence event. The Bazaar features over 40 vendors including a variety of unique hand-made arts and crafts created by local artists.

The rest of your family can listen to a Christmas music performances, have a cookie or grab a bowl of the Firemen’s Famous Chili. Your children will love making hands-on craft projects with our FHS TORPEDOS students in the Rescue Hall, enter the snowman building contest (snow will be provided), watch professional ice sculptors perform their magic, sit on Santa’s lap or hear a story from Mrs. Claus. The free wagon rides are also very popular. The day ends at 4 pm with a community “Lighting of the Trees” while singing Silent Night by candlelight. This event is free and includes a chance to win many door prizes. For more information visit

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