Sep

30

It has been my absolute pleasure serving this community since its creation in Feb. of 2010.  Due to inactivity, time constraints and costs, the forums here at www.BoatingWinnebago.com have been set to a “read only,” state.

The site has always been by the boaters for the boaters and we wanted to insure that there was a place to continue to have the Boating Community come together.

A Facebook Group seemed like the best option as we can have multiple admins and everyone can post / discuss things in a common fairly well known interface.

These forums will remain online until further notice.  There is a wealth of knowledge here on many different subjects.  Feel free to use the search function and link back to it as a reference source at your leisure.

If anyone here would like their user account deleted you are able to do that from the Profile area.

 

Here is the link to the archived forums:

http://www.boatingwinnebago.com/forums/

Here is the link to the Facebook Group:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/BoatingOnLakeWinnebago

ENJOY!

 

 

Apr

26

APPLETON — High Cliff State Park would more than double in size and get $11.3 million in upgrades under a proposal by the state Department of Natural Resources.

The draft master plan calls for the addition of 1,820 acres to the 1,195-acre park on the northeast shore of Lake Winnebago. Its boundaries would extend to Wisconsin 55 to the east and Calumet County Park to the south if the state acquires the additional land — which is in the hands of more than 100 landowners — at an estimated cost of about $9.1 million.

High Cliff, one of the state’s smaller parks, is Wisconsin’s fifth busiest, bringing in about 417,000 visitors annually, said Carolyn Morgen, park superintendent.

“What happens is the property just gets used a lot, it gets loved a lot,” Morgen said. “We would love to be able to expand and offer people more recreational opportunities.

“It is exciting. We also understand that it is for willing sellers only and it’s going to be a long process.”

The public can hear about the plan and comment on the park’s future at a May 7 meeting at the Sherwood Community Center. The master plan will be submitted to the state’s natural resources board for approval in June, Morgen said. Plans for specific projects will be drawn up once the master plan is approved.

While the park expansion could take years, work on upgrades to the park’s dated infrastructure and facilities could begin soon. Repairs to the park’s showers could start as early as this year, Morgan said.

Other projects, including a $1.5 million expansion of the family campground, will be prioritized based on need and available funds.

Morgen said it likely will take three to five years before bigger projects — such as the estimated $5.5 million marina upgrade — appear on the construction calendar. Funding can hold up the timeline, but projects can be paid for with state dollars, grants and donations, she said.

“I think there is a lot right now, and I think a lot of what happens with High Cliff is going to depend on the economy,” Morgen said. “If we have to wait for state funds, they’ll just get pushed back.”

High Cliff State Park’s last master plan was approved in 1982. It is supposed to be revised every 10 to 15 years once the plan’s goals are met, Morgen said.

The draft master plan calls for High Cliff to share a border with Calumet County Park and offers options to connect the two parks if complete land acquisition does not occur.

Frank Wasdovitch, Calumet County Parks Department director, said plans to connect the two parks through a trail system have been in the works for about a decade, but have stalled in recent years.

“We think it would be beneficial for both parks to be connected so there is an off-road type trail so people could safely go between the two parks,” Wasdovitch said.

The park’s northern neighbors are optimistic that plans for park expansion and improvements would increase business in Sherwood, said Village President Jim Rath. A portion of the state park is within the village’s boundaries, he said.

“We hope to have visitors spend more time and become a true destination for the people visiting High Cliff State Park,” said Rath, who plans to attend the May 7 meeting to learn more about the proposals. “The park is a treasured asset of the area.”

 

Park master plan proposes doubling High Cliff’s size, millions in upgrades | Green Bay Press Gazette | greenbaypressgazette.com.

Sep

6

There is a petition submitted to the Oshkosh city council to make the Fox River slow-no-wake from the Butte-des-mortes bridge to Lake Winnebago (all of Oshkosh). This would roughly triple the current slow-no-wake distance.

If this concerns you, there is a preliminary meeting Monday at 6:00 to talk about it. The petition is being presented to the City Council at 6:00 Monday Sept 10th.  This is a preliminary meeting held by the parks dept. Oshkosh city hall room 410. With enough opposition, the issue might be killed right there. Please be there!  (Note correction to meeting time and location.)

Please get involved.

For more information and discussion on this please see the following forum post:  http://www.boatingwinnebago.com/forums/navigation-and-safety/proposal-to-extend-slow-no-wake-to-entire-fox-river-in-oshkosh/

Jun

6

MENASHA — State Department of Natural Resources conservation wardens will remind boaters and anglers this weekend to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species.

The wardens, DNR Water Guard and Clean Boats Clean Water will work with local county patrols in the Lake Winnebago area Saturday to raise awareness about the spread of invasive species.

The DNR will set up a portable station to wash down boats and trailers from 9:30 a.m. to noon at Jefferson Park in Menasha.

via DNR raises awareness of invasive species | Appleton Post Crescent | postcrescent.com.

Jun

4

The Lake Winnebago Quality Improvement Association will meet for the first time at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 6 at University of Wisconsin-Fond du Lac, rooms 113/114, 400 University Drive.

The group’s objective is to improve the overall quality of Lake Winnebago for recreational purposes while preserving its natural resources and caring for the creatures that make the lake their home.

Fishermen, boaters, jet-skiers, windsurfers, birdwatchers and anyone interested in natural resources, wildlife preservation and conservation practices is invited to attend the charter meeting.

Fond du Lac County and the UW-Extension are co-hosting the meeting.

via Lake Winnebago improvement group meets Wednesday | Fond du Lac Reporter | fdlreporter.com.

May

22

WATERFEST INFORMATION

Sensational Summer Concerts
Leach Amphitheater, Riverside Park, Downtown Oshkosh
12 consecutive Thursdays from June 14th through August 30th
EVERY THURSDAY · 5:45pm to 11:00pm · Over 40 acts!
Plus REO Speedwagon Waterfest Finalé August 30
WATERFEST ADMISSION
$8.00 before 6:00pm · $10.00 before 7:00pm · $15.00 after 7:00pm

Good News!
2 for 1 Admission before 6:00pm on 6 community nights:
June 14 & 21, July 12 & 26, August 2 & 23! Just 4 Bucks!

REO Speedwagon
$10 before 6:00pm (Gates open at 5:00pm); $15 before 7:00pm and $20 after 7:00pm
Special Patio Access or SPA Pass are available for $25 while supply lasts
Call 920.303.2265 x22 or email info@waterfest.org
Waterfest Season Passes are good for FREE Admission anytime all night.
Waterfest Day Passes will ONLY be accepted before 6PM as stated on the pass.
Best View Experience Admission is $25 and available in advance only.

Season Pass
$100 – Admit One at anytime in each of all 12 shows. A $185 Value!

Pass Packs
$100 – 15 FREE Thursday ADMISSIONS before 7:00pm. A $150 Value!
Waterfest Passes are good ONLY BEFORE 7PM (except Aug 30, 6PM).
One Pass One Admission Before 7PM Only.
Day Passes will only be accepted for any purpose before 7PM.
Call 920.303.2265 x22 or email info@waterfest.org for Pass Pack,
Season Pass and SPA Passes
Season Passes and Pass Packs will be sold at
WILL CALL at 5:00pm all summer!

Special Guests
Teachers Night: June 14th – Bring School ID and get admitted FREE! All Night!
US Veterans: Admitted FREE anytime all season including
REO Speedwagon with proof of military service
Youths under 12: Admitted Free when accompanied by a responsible adult
Teachers and Veterans please register at WILL CALL

http://www.waterfest.org/

WATERFEST JUNE

14
Foxy Shazam · Something Underground · The Revivalists
Community Night and Teachers are FREE!
Admission 2 for 1 before 6:00pm.

21
Hairball · Road Trip · Bad Habitz
Community Night
Admission 2 for 1 before 6:00pm.

28
TBA · TBA · Gazettiers

WATERFEST JULY

5
Here Come the Mummies · Fountains of Wayne · A Silent Film

12
Marcia Ball · Alex McMurray Band · Davis Rogan Band · Tin Men
5:00pm Start!
Community Night
Admission 2 for 1 before 6:00pm.

19
Winger & Warrant · Crankin’ Yankees

26
Boogie Knights · Boogie & The Yo-Yo’z · Salsa Manzana
Community Night
Admission 2 for 1 before 6:00pm.
EAA AirVenture visitors admitted FREE with convention wrist band

WATERFEST AUGUST

2
The Zombies starring Colin Blunstone and Rod Argent · Chuck Prophet and the Mission Express · Tin Sandwich
Community Night
Admission 2 for 1 before 6:00pm.

9
Night Ranger · Mt. Olive · Lucas Cates Band

16
The BoDeans · Paul Cebar Tomorrow Sound · Warren Hood and The Goods

23
Boulder County Conspiracy-Super Group (members of Poco/Fire Fall/Spirit/JoJo Gunne etc.) · Sly Joe and the Jumbo Smooth Operators · The Dead Horses
Community Night
Admission 2 for 1 before 6:00pm.

30
REO Speedwagon · Copper Box · Cheeseheads With Attitude · Greg Waters & The Broad Street Boogie
Waterfest Finalé, 5:00 pm start!
Admission $10 before 6PM; $15 before 7PM; $20 after 7PM
$25 Best View (Best View tickets available in advance only)

Mar

30

Four seminars starting April 2 explore the impact of lakes on our lives. The “Dip into Lakes” seminars will explain how fish and aquatic plants survive, how laws and property taxes have changed over time, and how water moves through the landscape. Fond du Lac County and UW-Extension sponsor the series of free programs on the UW-Fond du Lac campus. The first seminar is on Monday evening, April 2, from 6:30-8:30. It discusses how lakes change with age and illustrates the transformation of Lake Winnebago in particular. Later seminars discuss legal issues and economic impact of water (April 16); the benefits and drawback of aquatic plants (April 30); and challenges to the health of Lake Winnebago and the fish population (May 14). All “Dip into Lakes” seminars take place from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Mondays at UW-Fond du Lac in Rooms LGI 113/114. (For campus maps, visit http://www.fdl.uwc.edu/campus_map.html.) People can attend one seminar or all four, depending on their schedule and interest. Registration is preferred but not required. Call (920) 929-3173 or email gloria.kelroy@ces.uwex.edu to register.

via UW-Fond du Lac hosts lakes seminars | Fond du Lac Reporter | fdlreporter.com.

Feb

14

Add a little summer to your winter

February 16-19, 2012 at Brown County Veterans Memorial Arena and Shopko Hall

It’s Northeast Wisconsin’s largest and longest-running boat show!  Two exhibit buildings packed with the areas finest selection of boats priced so hot that when they hit the water – it’s sure to set off steam!

The area’s finest boat dealers bring their selection of cruising, fishing, pontoon, and recreational boats to offer you the best deals of the year.  Personal watercrafts will be on hand for those looking for some on the water excitement!  Kayaks, and canoes will be on hand for those seeking a quieter recreational option.

The Waterfront Lifestyle Expo exhibitors will be on hand to help you enhance your waterfront home, build that cottage or cabin, save your shoreline, and enjoy your outdoor living experience.   From vacation destinations, kayaks, docking and docking systems, and more – visit the village at the Expo!

This year watch for new and fun interactive entertainment.

Get in FREE on Thursday, February 16, with a cash donation to Golden House or an item from Golden House’s wish list (click here).

Feb

10

Kiteboarders take to the Lake

Members of the Winnebago Association of Kiteboarders (WAK) will be making the best of this year’s winter weather at the 23rd annual Sturgeon Stampede Kiteboarding Classic to be held Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 11 and 12.

Many of the Midwest’s top kiteboarders will gather off the shores of Lake Winnebago to show off their favorite tricks while competing in a variety of heats, including: Speed Drags, Kitercross, Lake Crossing and Big Air.

Events will be held from noon to dark each day, wind permitting.

Kiteboarding combines the fundamentals of wakeboarding or snowboarding, along with flying a 3- to 16-meter kite for power.

The event will be held on Lake Winnebago, a half-mile off the shore of Fisherman’s Road landing (six miles north of Highway 23 off Highway 151).

Lake News: Kiteboarders to gather in Fond du Lac this weekend.

Feb

8

Below is a link to a video where Reporter Jeff Bollier, a.k.a. Streetwise, takes a look at the latest in Oshkosh on the water restaurants. The Dockside Tavern Food and Spirits is the latest in the Supple Restaurant Group lineup.

Dockside Bar and Grill Video from the Oshkosh Northwestern.

 

Jan

14

When: 2-5 PM Saturday Jan. 21, 2012

Where: Becket’s - 2 Jackson St.  (City Center,) Oshkosh, WI

Every year for the past 5-6 years boaters have been getting together for a simple, informal holiday cheer party at one of our favorite boating destinations.  This year is no exception.

There will be no fancy dress, no elaborate gift exchange, no ugly sweaters.  Just a bunch of depressed boaters enjoying good conversation, libations and laughter celebrating the past boating season.

BoatingWinnebago.com will be providing a $150 open bar at the beginning of the get together.  After that, we’ll take donations or just go with a cash bar.

Everyone is welcome (encouraged,) to stop by and meet everyone else.  It’s always nice to put a face to the users here in the forums.

Hope to see you there!

Corey Mielke – Webmaster

Dec

29

So far it’s been a very brown winter across much of Northeast Wisconsin, and for some winter sports enthusiasts — and businesses that rely on them — it’s beginning to cause some concern.

Among those affected are upcoming fish derbies. Some starting as early as this weekend are having to relocate to the shoreline.

“There’s a few fisherees the first week of January that they’re probably going to have to change their plans,” Don Herman, an ice expert with Sunk? Dive and Ice Rescue, said.

Along the shore of Lake Winnebago, there’s only about four inches of ice. Out farther, where it’s clear, it’s less than an inch thick.

As a result, some fishing clubs are having to make changes as tournament time approaches.

“We’re all worried right now,” Herman said. “I mean, even Otter Street is worried. Our fisheree is the first week of February, and unless we get some cold weather I’m sure we are going to be having it on land or do some alternate plans of having it somewhere instead of on the bay.”

Some fisherees start as early as this weekend, including one held by the Bonduel Lions on Shawano Lake. Organizers say it won’t be canceled.

In Neenah, sturgeon spearing is a huge draw.

Jamie Prey is a member of the Paynes Point Hook and Spear Club.

“A lot of people are concerned if we’re going to have sturgeon spearing,” Prey said, “but it’s only getting into January right now. We have New Year’s, you have some time for the weather to give us good ice to still be safe for sturgeon spearing.”

Right now the thickness of the ice is about two weeks behind schedule from where it should be for late December. It’s a situation many of these fishing clubs haven’t dealt with since 2004.

To avoid moving on shore, fisheree organizers say at least ten days of consistent temperatures between five below and ten above are necessary.

“People like to come out on the ice and have a good time on the ice for the fisheree, and when you have it on land it takes kind of the fun away,” Herman said.

Lake News: Warm Winter Forces Ice Fishing Derbies to Move.

Dec

19

The city of Oshkosh has received close to $750,000 in state grants to help fund river walk urban trail projects scheduled to begin in 2012.

Oshkosh Community Development Department Grants Manager Darlene Brandt said the state legislature’s Joint Finance Committee recently approved a $644,952 grant from the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program to help offset projected costs of $1.5 million for transient docks along the river walk segment to be built between Jackson Street and North Main Street.

Brandt also said the city has received a $45,000 recreational trails grant for construction of the river walk between North Main and Jackson and another $45,000 recreational trails grant for river walk work between Ohio Street and Michigan Avenue on the south shore of the Fox River.

“We’d love more assistance, of course, but we’re happy with what we’ve got this far,” Brandt said. “It will definitely help us move closer to completing the entire river walk project.”

Brandt said the city plans to award a bid for the docks and river walk along City Center and the City Center Hotel this winter, pending an agreement for an easement with the hotel’s owners, so that work can begin as soon as weather permits in March. In addition to the $1.5 million dock project, construction of a new sea wall and a cantilevered boardwalk in that area is expected to cost an additional $1.5 million, according to the city’s 2012 Capital Improvement Program budget.

“Sea wall reconstruction is costly and we’re not sure about all the conditions in the area,” Brandt said. “The boardwalk will be a little more expensive, too, but there are areas where there’s no land for a paved section which made the boardwalk our best option.”

Work between Ohio Street and Michigan Street is expected to begin after the city secures permits from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, completes design work and secures project bids.

via Grants keep coming for river walk | The Oshkosh Northwestern | thenorthwestern.com.

Jul

20

The Door County Sail & Power Squadron is offering a free two-hour seminar, Advanced Powerboat Handling, beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday at SkipperBud’s Quarterdeck Marina, 705 Quarterdeck Lane, Sturgeon Bay.

Advanced Powerboat Handling will be taught by longtime Squadron member Tom Fox, who resides in Sister Bay. Fox is an experienced powerboater and has previously taught the Anchoring and Marine Electronics seminars. He is currently the vessel safety check coordinator for the Squadron.

Participants in Advanced Powerboat Handling will learn about close quarters maneuvering, how boats behave in seas, and the how and why of responses to a skipper’s controls.

Two additional free seminars are planned for this season, also at Quarterdeck. They are Mariner’s Compass on Aug. 13 and Anchoring on Aug. 27. Each two-hour seminar will begin at 9 a.m.

To register for Advanced Powerboat Handling, contact Squadron Education Officer Jeff Rosenfeld at 920-559-7520 or luvbostons@gmail.com. For more information on the seminars, the Squadron and its public offerings, visit www.usps.org/door or the Squadron’s Facebook page.

via Powerboat handling seminar scheduled in Sturgeon Bay | wisconsinoutdoorfun.com | Wisconsin Outdoor Fun Wisconsin Hunting, Fishing, Camping| Wisconsin Hiking, Biking, ATV.

May

18

Free Vessel Safety Checks (VSCs) will be provided by the Door County Sail & Power Squadron, beginning May 28 in conjunction with National Safe Boating Week.

Safe Boating Week is Saturday through May 27, and its goal is to heighten awareness among recreational boaters of the importance of always wearing a life jacket.

A VSC is a courtesy examination of your boat to verify the presence and condition of certain safety equipment required by State and the Federal regulations. The vessel examiner is a trained specialist and is a member of the United States Power Squadrons or the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. The examiner will also make certain recommendations and discuss specific safety issues to ensure safe boating.

Examiners will be at SkipperBud’s Quarterdeck Marina, 705 Quarterdeck Lane, Sturgeon Bay, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 28. Subsequent Saturdays, VSCs will be conducted at additional area marinas. For more information, contact VSC coordinator Tom Fox at (920) 854-2417.

For more about the Door County Sail & Power Squadron, its seminars and classes, and civic services such as free VSCs, visit www.usps.org.door.

via Free vessel safety checks planned in Sturgeon Bay | wisconsinoutdoorfun.com | Wisconsin Outdoor Fun Wisconsin Hunting, Fishing, Camping| Wisconsin Hiking, Biking, ATV.

May

17

WEDNESDAY, MAY 18TH, 2011

6-7:30 P.M.

Wednesday night at Lakeside Marina is geared towards the women in our boating community. We have designated Wednesday night as a time to not only get over the fear of your boat, but to get proper instruction on operation, functions, and safety of your boat. This event will be limited to the first 15 women signed up by the day of the event. You can sign up with any one of our sales team. No need to bring anything besides yourself, as everything will be provided by the marina. Take this as an opportunity to educate yourself and enjoy a night out with the ladies at Lakeside Marina.

For more information or to just sign up call Tom or Tommy at 920-231-4321

May

16

I’ve added Dianne’s summer boating Events list to the “Calendar of Events,” at http://www.boatingwinnebago.com/calendar-of-events/

In the very near future I’ll be adding the summer concerts for The Fin & Feather and Nauts Landing.

If you know of anything else boating related going on or are someone that would like to add your events to the calendar, please let me know and I’ll add it or give you access to the calendar so you can add events.

Look forward to seeing everyone on the water this summer!

Feb

5

BIGGER and BETTER opportunities this year!

http://walkthelake.weebly.com/uploads/5/3/7/2/5372824/3246662.jpgThis year’s walk will be held on Saturday, February 5th, 2011.

We are walking to raise money for The Neenah Animal Shelter

Cost: $20
$10 towards The Neenah Animal Shelter
$10 towards a remembrance item from the walk

Time: 11:30-departing Schafer Electic/Mikee’s
12PM- Everyone walking is to be at Bobber’s in Hilbert
5204 Faro Springs Road
Hilbert, WI 54129
12:30- The walk will begin

We are walking to a landing on Payne’s Point Road this year and will be going to Mikee’s Paynes Point Bar for fun, food, and dancing!

via Walk Across Lake Winnebago 2011 – Home.

Nov

17

The Oshkosh Common Council considers river walk urban trail segment construction a high-water mark of its capital improvements project, but docks included in the project are taking on water.

During a 2011 capital improvements program workshop on Tuesday, councilors made it clear they continue to support inclusion of river walk segment construction projects. But councilors also identified transient docks included in segments to be built in 2011 along Marion Road and from Jackson Street to Main Street along City Center as a chance to cut project costs.

The cost of the river walk came under scrutiny after the city found out its application for a $1.6 million state grant that would have cut costs on the City Center segment in half was recently rejected. The grant funds would have provided about 22 percent of the $7.1 million included for the river walk in the 2011 capital improvement program.

Mayor Paul Esslinger said he sees the benefit of docks, but called the cost to install them “crazy.” He said he even favored returning a $325,000 state grant to fund docks along the Marion Road segment.

“This is crazy. If we put up all these docks here, fishers won’t be able to fish along the river. We have a storm water utility whose rate has the potential to go up 150 percent in the next five years,” Esslinger said. “I’m wondering if there isn’t a fourth scenario to use this money and move on with the river walk. … We need to complete the river walk.”

Of the $3.2 million in total funding for the City Center river walk segment, Community Development Director Allen Davis said docks are only estimated to cost $100,000 of the total segment costs.

Oshkosh City Manager Mark Rohloff said the allocated funds could likely be shifted to fund more river walk construction, but said the city could seriously risk getting any future state grants for waterways improvements by returning the Marion Road funds. It would be the second time the city would have returned such a grant.

“We’ve already turned it down once and the chances of getting another one will be minimized if we turn another one down,” Rohloff said. “City Center does have docks included, but we can minimize the number of docks there. And maybe that’s how we save money on City Center. I just want to be cautious about turning the grant down a second time.”

Other councilors supported the inclusion of the docks as a way to help spur boat traffic for downtown businesses.

“I am a boater and I can’t park my boat on the river (in Oshkosh),” Councilor Steve Herman said. “There are no places open. Go to Winneconne and ask what happened when they put in transient docks. Talk to Menasha. People want destination places to go.”

Councilors also asked whether the city had explored public-private partnerships with boating and waterways groups to help fund river walk costs. Parks Director Ray Maurer said he had met with local fishing clubs and conservation groups about either helping raise funds for the river walk and/or maintaining the docks once they are installed.

Ultimately, councilors will decide what river walk work will be funded when the capital improvements program, and the entire 2011 city budget, are considered during the next council meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 23.

via Council may cut costly docks as way to reduce spending in Capital Improvement Program | thenorthwestern.com | Oshkosh Northwestern.

Aug

24

Vince Neil of Motley Crue ·

Mt Olive ·

Bad Medicine

$5.00 before 6:00pm
$10.00 before 7:00pm
$15.00 after 7:00pm

Kids 12 and under are FREE all summer long when accompanied by a responsible adult.

Veterans are FREE anytime all season long!

For more information please see http://www.waterfest.org/index.html

Aug

24

Eddie Money

Dave Alvin & The Guilty Women

007

$5.00 before 6:00pm
$10.00 before 7:00pm
$15.00 after 7:00pm

Kids 12 and under are FREE all summer long when accompanied by a responsible adult.

Veterans are FREE anytime all season long!

For more information please see http://www.waterfest.org/index.html

Aug

13

Tall Ships Are Coming® Twelve vintage vessels will sail into the Port of Green Bay, dock on the shores of the Fox River and host a three day festival as part of American Sail Training Association’s (ASTA) 2010 Tall Ship Challenge.®

Green Bay is one of only seven ports in the USA and Canada and the only port

in Wisconsin to be honored as a host.

An international festival of sailing pageantry!

Visitors will be able to tour the ships – each offering their own historic story. Relaxing sailaways, free entertainment and food and drink from dozens of vendors make this truly one of a kind festival experience. In addition, the Baylake Bank Tall Ship festival will include environmental programming on protecting our earth’s natural resources.

Detailed Ticket Info

Enjoy the Festival & tour the ships

* Adults $10, Kids/Seniors $8, Kids 4 and under FREE

Sail on one of the sailaway ships (75-90 minute sail)

* Tickets $40 & price includes festival admission

Quick Ship Pass

* $40 and includes admission to the festival, but saves you time to tour the ships.

* The pass gets you to the front of the line to tour 8 ships.

* Only 120 of the Quick Ship tickets are sold each day and they are valid for only one day.

Private 1 Hour Tour

* Private Tours are $30 and provide a more in depth look of one ship where guests learn more about the intimate details about the ship’s operation.

* Involves a tour of where the crew sleeps and eats. This tour is in the morning before the festival opens and provides more access to the ship.

* Only 30 people allowed for each tour.

* Festival admission is included.

Parade of Sail

* Sail on one of the Tall Ships from Sturgeon Bay to Green Bay August 12.

* Be on board as the ships arrive in Green Bay for the 3-day Baylake Bank Tall Ship Festival.

* Tickets $250 and includes box lunch and admission ticket to the festival the next day. Bus available from Green Bay to Sturgeon Bay for $5.

* A special three hour plus sailing experience from Sturgeon Bay to Green Bay on one of the Tall Ships® is available for purchase. This incredible opportunity puts you onboard one of these historic vessels with a unique chance to sail and rub elbows with captain and crew as they make their trek to Green Bay.

* Ships participating in Sturgeon Bay to Green Bay Trip: Roseway, Lynx, Denis Sullivan, Friends Goodwill, Appledore IV

For more informatinon please see:  http://www.tallshipgreenbay.com/

To purchase tickets, please see: Ticket Star Online – The Official Ticketing Company of the Resch Center – Green Bay :: Baylake Bank Tall Ship Festival.

Jul

30

Poker on the Fox is the newest, coolest and most exciting poker run to ripple the waters until now!

Poker on the Fox is a full weekend celebration of boating, music, boat show and just fun with the highlight event being the Poker on the Fox, Poker Run.

The activities were designed for participation and enjoyment by boating enthusiast as well as land lovers.

This event is Poker on the Fox Foundation’s flagship event and primary fundraiser.  Poker on the Fox’s goal is to raise awareness and funds for our great Fox Valley waterways, while improving it, including well needed buoys.

Pre-Registration is $40.00 per hand and registration the day of the event is $50.00.

The Event

A two day Poker Run on Friday July 30th and Saturday the 31st to include a Friday concert kick off at the Leach, two day boat show and most importantly the poker run all day Saturday.  With a Sunday parade of boats to hand out at Stretches.

I ncludes:

  • Friday evening concert with Naughty Monkey and Copper Box
  • Boat Show Friday afternoon and Saturday, located in the parking lot adjacent to the Leach by the river
  • Poker Run Saturday
  • Several Raffles
  • Many Prizes and Give Aways
  • Fun activities at all locations to acquire cards

When:               – July 30th & 31st

Where:              – Concert at the Leach

- Boat Show at adjacent parking lot

- Poker Run with many locations from Fremont thru Lake Winnebago ending at the Park Plaza Ball Room

For more information please see the “Poker on the Fox,” website

Jul

30

Proceeds to Benefit St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital

Friday July 30th,

6:00-8:00pm – Registration at Tiki Bar and Beachhouse boat landing..  Many of our sponsors serve “WONDERFUL   WISCONSIN   FISH   FRY”! PLEASE try them out!!!!

Saturday July 31st,

8:00-10:00am – Boats may be launched at DuBay Park just down the road from Dock of the Bay and at the Beach House/Tiki Bar or just down the road from there at the public launch.  Registration will continue at TIKI/BEACH HOUSE landing.

10:00am – 4:00pm – Poker Run ($10 per hand): Poker Run cards may be purchased Friday evening or Saturday morning. Card stops are the following locations:  (Watch for fun games at the Beach House)

  • Meyers Landing
  • DuBay Waters
  • The Beach House
  • Saloon DuBay
  • Dock of the Bay (Formerly Pop A Top)
  • The Tiki Bar
  • The Boondocks
  • Beans Eddie Sand Bar (see map)

6:00pm - Poker Run Awards and Door Prize Drawings at the BEACH HOUSE.

Registration for the Rally is $5 to benefit ST. Judes.

There will be a  group beach/anchor/tie up photo at 2 pm at the Bean’s Eddy Sandbar.

PLEASE VISIT AND PATRONIZE OUR FINE SPONSORS

Mullin’s Cheese                      Cyran’s DuBay Pit Stop               Gander Mountain Wausau

Meyer’s Landing/Marina      Rib Mountain Marine          Red’s Marine

The Beach House                  The Boondocks                              M&J Marine

DuBay Waters                      The Tiki Bar                                  Dock of the Bay

Charlie’s Barber Shop           Linda’s Wolf Den                          Saloon DuBay

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June 12-13th
Air & Water Show: Starts at 10:30am

The Milwaukee Air & Water Show is located at the beautiful Milwaukee Lakefront, between Bradford Beach and McKinley Beach, with the show center-point located at 2272 North Lincoln Memorial Drive, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

For more information please see the following link:  Milwaukee Air & Water Show