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.


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Pete "Toad" Church Annual Ice Fishing Derby
Jan. 17, 2015 (6:00 am - 3:30 pm)


Location: Pine River Flowage, Power Dam Road, Florence, Wisconsin, 54121
Contact Name: Aurora-Homestead Conservation Club, 715-589-4400

Pete "Toad" Church Annual Ice Fishing Derby sponsored by the Aurora-Homestead Conservation Club. The Pine River Flowage will be where the action is on January 17. 2015. Entry fee of $7.00 for adults, with kids 12 and under free.
Registration is from 6:00 am until 3:30 pm on the ice. You can pre-register at Bob's Midland in Aurora, Florence Sport and Bait in Florence, or with a club member.
Cash prizes will be awarded, and food and soda will be available.

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Mike Roberts Memorial Ski Race
Jan. 31, 2015 (9:00 am - 3:00 pm)


Location: Keyes Peak Ski Hill, 4960 Hwy 101, Florence, Wisconsin, 54121
Contact Name: Lori Moore, 715-528-5377 Ext#101
Admission Fee: $5.00

Registration Form and Waivers

Mike Roberts Memorial Ski Race at Keyes Peak Ski Hill (located 3 miles south of Florence on Hwy. 101)
Saturday, January 31, 2015. Ski instruction in the morning. Timed runs on a NASTAR course in the afternoon. All participants ages 6-17 will be awarded medals. ONLY $5 includes lessons, lift ticket, ski rentals if needed and a chance to race the course if you want to.

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Chili Ski-In/Snowshoe-In/Walk-In
Feb. 7, 2015 (10:00 am - 2:00 pm)


Location: Lauterman Trail Highway 70, Highway 70, Florence, Wisconsin, 54121
Contact Name: Lori Moore, 715-528-5377
Admission Fee: FREE

The Friends of the Wild Rivers Interpretive Center as well as the USFS will host their annual Chili Ski In. This event will take place at the Lauterman Shelter located 9 miles west of Florence on Hwy 70. Mark your calendar for February 7th, 2015.

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Annie's Trading Post 2nd Annual Keyes Lake Fishing Derby
Feb. 7, 2015 (7:00 am - 4:00 pm)


Location: Annie's Trading Post, 5203 Keyes Lake Drive, Florence, Wisconsin, 54121
Contact Name: Annie's Trading Post, 715-528-2170
Admission Fee: $5.00 Entry Fee

Registration will start on Friday February 6th at 7:00pm, and from 7:00am-10:00am on Saturday February 7th. Entry Fee is: $5.00 per person. Fishing will be from 7am-4pm. All fish entries must be registered alive at Annie's Trading Post by 4pm on February 7th NO EXCEPTIONS

100% Payout for the Three Largest Fish!!
1st Prize 50% of Registration Fee
2nd Prize 30% of Registration Fee
3rd Prize 20% of Registration Fee

Raffles and Drawings Every Hour

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LEFF's Annual Keyes Lake Fishing Derby
Feb. 14, 2015 (5:00 am - 4:30 pm)


Location: Keyes Lake, 5050 Keyes Lake Drive, Florence, Wisconsin, 54121
Contact Name: Leff's Bar, 715-528-5151
Admission Fee: $5.00

LEFF's Annual Keyes Lake Fishing Derby will take place on Saturday February 14th 2015.
Derby starts at dawn and ends at 4:30pm. Enjoy the raffles-food-fun!

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Keyes Peak Snowmobile Hill Climb and Hill Cross Races
Feb. 28, 2015 (9:00 am)


Location: Keyes Peak Ski Hill, 4960 Hwy. 101, Florence, Wisconsin, 54121
Contact Name: Lori Moore, 715-528-5377 ext#101

The MASTERS Keyes Peak Snowmobile Hill Climb and Hill Cross (sanctioned races) will take place on February 28, 2015 at Keyes Peak on Hwy 101 4 miles south of Florence.

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Firefighters Ball
Feb. 28, 2015 (6:00 pm)


Location: Encore on Central - Nostalgic Ballroom, Florence, 54121
Contact Name: Joe Witynski, 906-360-3221
Admission Fee: $5.00

Next Myle Band will perform 9-12; Meat Raffles, 50/50's; Doors Open at 6pm. Admission $5.00 Come out and support our local Florence Volunteer Fire Department.

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Sustainable Forestry Conference
Apr. 16, 2015 (7:30 am - 3:30 pm)


Location: Encore of Central, 740 Central Avenue, Florence, 54121
Contact Name: Kathy Bednarski, 715-528-4480
Admission Fee: $35

Annual Sustainable Forestry Conference

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North Stars Garden Conference
May 2, 2015 (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

North Stars Garden Conference

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Chamber of Commerce sponsored Town-Wide Rummage Sales
June 6, 2015 (9:00 am - 2:00 pm)


Location: Along US Hwy. 2 in downtown Florence, watch for signs, Florence, 54121
Contact Name: Chris Knepper, 715-528-5477
Admission Fee: free

Rummage Sales will be held all over the picturesque town of Florence and surrounding areas, sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce, Bargains will be found in and around the town. Watch for Signs as you drive thru Florence on US Hwy. 2. Maps are available at local businesses. Tables will be also set up where Market Days is held in the park.

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Florence County Historical Museum Opening in June
June 13, 2015 - Sep. 12, 2015 (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 13th, 2015. The hours for 2015 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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Fireworks over Fisher Lake
July 4, 2015


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 4, 2015 (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 4th, 2015.

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Badwater Bash & Bass Tourney
July 11, 2015 (6:00 am - 8:00 pm)


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

This 3rd 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. Soda and ice cream novelties will be available with other smaller snack food at the Badwater Ski-Ters concession booth. The place to be on July 11th is the Badwater Bass Tourney....... See you there!

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Blue Ox Trail Riders Golf Fundraiser
July 11, 2015 (10:00 am)


Location: Keyes Lake Mini Golf, 4918 Hwy 101, Florence, Wisconsin, 54121
Contact Name: Dan and Marcia Tyler, 715-889-2421
Admission Fee: $30.00 per team

Blue Ox Trail Riders Gold Fundraiser being held at the Keyes Lake Mini-Golf Course

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Florence County Kids Hooked on Fishing
July 11, 2015 (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 11th 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 19, 2015


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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Keyes Lake SummerFest
Aug. 1, 2015


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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Blue Ox Trail Riders 3rd Annual Poker Run
Aug. 1, 2015 - Sep. 6, 2015


Location: Tipler Trail Head on the Nicolet Trail
Admission Fee: FREE

The Blue Ox Trail Riders will be hosting the 3rd Annual Poker Run which will begin on August 1st, and end on September 6th. The event will take place at the Tipler Trail Head on the Nicolet Trail at 12 pm on Sunday September 6th. "Best 5 Card Hand"

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Aurora Mud Runs
Aug. 2, 2015


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. 28, 2015 - Aug. 30, 2015


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 28,29 and 30th, 2015

Visit us online for more information and new attractions at www.florencecountyfair.com

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 florencecountyfair@hotmail.com or call 715-528-4773.

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Classic Car, Motorcyle & Tractor Show
Aug. 30, 2015 (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 30, 2015

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Annual Harvest Festival
Oct. 10, 2015 (10:00 am - 2:00 pm)


Location: Hillcrest School, 2030 Calvary Dr, Aurora WI, 54151
Contact Name: NWTC Woodland Kitchen, 715-251-3790
Admission Fee: Free

Join us for the Annual Harvest Festival at the NWTC Woodland Kitchen and Business Incubator. Local food vendors, artisans, and crafters will be selling their wares. There is a kids activity area and a free tote bag will be given to all attendees while supplies last. This event is free and takes place rain or shine inside the gymnasium.

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KAMO Youth Pheasant Hunt
Oct. 17, 2015 (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 17th, 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. 19, 2015 (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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