Events Calendar

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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A Paddle on the Pine River for the 50th
June 12, 2015 (10:00 am - 4:00 pm)

Location: Starts at Chipmunk Rapids campground Wild Rivers sign #12, on Dream Lake Rd off Hwy 70, Tipler, WI, 54542
Contact Name: Denny Caneff, 608-257-2424 ext 115
Admission Fee: FREE

The public is also invited to “A Paddle on the Pine River” with the River Alliance of Wisconsin on Friday, June 12th. This trip departs from Chipmunk Rapids US Forest Service campground at 10am (Wild River Hwy sign #12) and exits the river at the Goodman Grade (sign #14) by 4pm. Email Denny Caneff for more info or call 608-257-2424 (ext 115).

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Celebrate 50 Years of WI Wild Rivers
June 13, 2015 (11:00 am)

Location: Florence Visitor Center, 5628 Forestry Dr., Florence, WI, 54121
Contact Name: Wendy Gehlhoff, 715-528-3294
Admission Fee: FREE

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Saturday, June 13th marks the 50th Anniversary of the Wisconsin State legislature writing the Wild Rivers Act which designated three rivers as state Wild Rivers: The Pine and Popple Rivers in Florence and Forest Counties and the Pike River in Marinette County. At 11am on June 13th at the Florence Wild Rivers Interpretive Center (corner of US 2 and Hwy 70) there will be a ceremony commemorating the preservation of these special rivers.

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Longriders Mototcycle Club Annual Spring Fling Party
June 13, 2015 (12:00 am)

Location: Florence County Fairgrounds, County N just south of Florence, Florence, WI, 54121
Admission Fee: $5.00

Pig Roast, Food, Beverages, Biker Games, Raffles, Poker Run, Camping Live Music. (No one under 21 - ID's will be checked.)

2015 Prize Raffle: 1st prize - $1,000 cash, 2nd prize Napoleon Stainless gas grill with infrared burner, 3rd prize - Model77 Ruger 270 with scope. Tickets available at Dina Mias in Florence, Big 10 Sports Par in Quinneesec or via any club member.

Drawing takes place at the party, need not be present to win. Proceeds venefit local charities!!!!

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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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Kid Friendly KAMO River Float Trip
June 14, 2015 (11:00 am - 3:00 pm)

Location: Where the Popple Meets the Pine, end of Jack Pine Road, Florence, WI, 54121
Contact Name: Wendy Gehlhoff, 715-528-3294
Admission Fee: FREE

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On Sunday, June 14th KAMO (Kids and Adults Mentoring Outdoors) and Wild Rivers Adventure Company are sponsoring a kid-friendly "Float teh Pine to the Popple River" event from 11am to 3pm.

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Florence Market Days
June 19, 2015 - Sep. 29, 2015 (8:00 am - 4:00 pm)

Location: Florence Town Park in front of Community Center on US 2, 749 Central Avenue, Florence, WI, 54121
Contact Name: Russ & Donna Malinowski, 715-528-3073
Admission Fee: free to public

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Every Tuesday starting May 19th there will be a Market Day from 8am-4pm (weather permitting) in the park in front of the Florence Community Center through fall.

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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 Bass Tourney
July 11, 2015 (6:00 am - 5:00 pm)

Location: Vagabond Park, Florence, WI, 54121
Contact Name: Lori Moore, 715-528-5377
Admission Fee: $75/boat

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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 50 boat maximum so register early. There is a $2000 minimum pot. 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

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. 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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Long Lake Volunteer Fire Dept. Auxiliary Pasty & Bake Sale
Nov. 20, 2015 (9:00 am - 2:00 pm)

Location: Long Lake Fire Hall, Long Lake, WI, 54542
Contact Phone Number: 715-674-2255

The Long Lake Volunteer Fire Dept. Auxiliary is selling Pasties and Baked goods from 9am until 2pm at the Long Lake FIre Hall as a fundraiser for their support to the Volunteer Firemen.

Christmas in Florence
Dec. 5, 2015 (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 Chili and homemade cookie. Your children will love making hands-on craft projects with our FHS TORPEDOS students, play in the snow pile made by the Keyes Peak Ski Hill committee, watch professional ice sculptors perform their magic, sit on Santa’s lap or hear a story from Mrs. Claus. The free horse drawn 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.

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