Summer Festivals to Mark on Your Calendar-May/June

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Summer Festivals to Mark on Your Calendar-May/June

May 19, 2017

Summer is coming to Washburn County, and this summer is jam packed with events, festivals, and activities sure to have something for the whole family. From the Wisconsin Canoe Heritage Day to the Tri-County Dairy Breakfast, there’s something happening every few weeks. So, mark your calendars and plan your trips, you are not going to want to miss these events. Though we are mid into May and summer is quickly approaching, here are some of the festivals happening in May and June.


Wisconsin Canoe Heritage Day, May 27, 2017 from 11 am to 4 pm.

Head down to the canoe museum on Front St. in Spooner for the seasonal opening of the Canoe Heritage Museum and celebrate canoe Heritage Day. There will be live music, a silent auction and raffle, museum tours and the unveiling of the new Canoe Museum’s exhibit.

If you haven’t had a chance to tour the museum or meet with the curators and team behind this unique addition to downtown Spooner, this is a perfect event to check it out.


Family Festival, June 3rd, 11 am to 3 pm

Family Festival is completely free to families and will be taking place down at the Spooner Fairgrounds. There will be events all day, and plenty to do for everyone. Activities, games, food, entertainment and fun. There will be a petting zoo, face painting, craft projects, and even miniature train rides.

Also, taking place on June 3rd is the DNR free weekend where the parks and state forests are open and free to the public as well as free fishing down by the Memorial Park in Spooner. For more information visit the DNR website,


Tri County Dairy Breakfast, June 10th, Starting at 6:00 am

It’s not summer in Washburn County without the annual Dairy Breakfast. Starting at 6:00 am at the Washburn County Fairgrounds, you can get your fill of pancakes, local maple syrup, Wisconsin cheese, milk, and ice cream. There will be plenty to do, including face painting, a petting zoo, wagon rides, live music, and door prizes. 


Spooner Railroad Heritage Festival, June 18th, 10 am to 5 pm

Come celebrate Spooner’s railroad roots, taking place downtown and at the Spooner Elementary school. This is a great time to tour the Spooner Railroad Museum, admission is $5.00 for adults. There will also be a model train show at the elementary school from 9 am to 4 pm, with a $1.00 admission fee. And to round out the event there will be a brat feed in Centennial Park starting at 11 am.



Nearby Events

Musky Festival, Hayward WI, June 22nd -25th

The annual Musky Festival takes place in Hayward, Wisconsin. You can enjoy live music, games, the art and craft show, sales, delicious food and the annual 5K and 10k. Not to mention the fishing, which is why the Musky Festival was created, to celebrate the rich fishing tradition in the area. You can also check out the Musky fest car show and enjoy the parade that marches right down Main Street downtown.


For more information and to find out what else is happening over the summer in Washburn County, be sure to visit the Washburn County Tourism Events Page. In additino, you can find information on lodging and camping, restaurant guides and an extensive list of activities to do in the area. And be sure to check back for the festivals taking place in July and August.



Emily Vanda is a long-time resident of Spooner Wisconsin and loves to promote her local area. She is a freelance writer, blogger and travel writer and loves to get out and explore what makes Northwest Wisconsin and Washburn County such a unique corner of the world.