Event Calendar for Rhinelander, WI
Festivals, fairs, tournaments and more
Don’t miss the many events happening in the Rhinelander Area throughout the year. Hodag County offers fishing tournaments, music festivals, unique community celebrations, live performances, farmers markets, fall festivals and other one-of-a-kind events happening throughout the year. Popular annual events in the Rhinelander Area include the Hodag Home Show in March, the Art Fair on the Courthouse Lawn in June, the Hodag Country Festival and the Rhinelander School of the Arts in July, the Oneida County Fair in August and the Rhinelander Hodag Musky Challenge in September.
Christmas Tree Lighting
Friday, November 28, 2014 – Friday, November 28, 2014
6:00pm – 7:00pm
The Rhinelander Area Chamber of Commerce invites the Rhinelander community to downtown on Friday, November 28 for the city’s annual tree lighting ceremony. Festivities begin at 6pm at Stevensport Square and will include caroling, visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus, hot chocolate, cookies and candy, and a countdown to light the tree.
The event is free and open to the public through the support of Frontier Communications, the Oneida County Tavern League, the Rhinelander Cafe & Pub, Ripco Credit Union, the City of Rhinelander, the Rhinelander High School Show Choir, and the Rhinelander Area Chamber of Commerce.
Chamber Annual Dinner
Thursday, January 22, 2015 – Thursday, January 22, 2015
6:00pm – 9:00pm
Join us as we look back on 2014 and celebrate the accomplishments of our members and the Chamber. We will award Community Volunteer of the Year, Retail Business of the Year, Tourism & Convention Business of the Year, and Business, Professional & Industrial Business of the Year. Nominations for these awards are now being accepted.
The evening will also include live entertainment, raffles and a dessert auction. We are also looking for businesses to decorate the tables. If you are interested in participating in any of these items please contact the Chamber.
2015 Hodag Home Show
Saturday, March 21, 2015 – Sunday, March 22, 2015
10:00am – 4:00pm
Rhinelander High School
The Hodag Home Show is the first home show in the Northwoods and you don’t want to miss it! From construction companies, to plumbing and heating, to financial services and more businesses in the Northwoods will gather for a weekend that will help you line up all you need for your spring and summer projects!
Make sure to sign up now for your booth space to make sure you have access to thousands of potential customers during the weekend.
The Hodag Home Show will be held at Rhinelander High School from 10am to 4pm on Saturday and 10am to 3pm on Sunday.
For more information call the Chamber at 715-365-7464.
Hodag Hops & Vines
Saturday, April 25, 2015 – Saturday, April 25, 2015
4:00pm – 8:00pm
Join us for the 2015 Hodag Hops and Vines MicroBrew and Wine Tasting. Sample dozens of craft beer and wine samples, plus taste delicious offerings from Rhinelander area restaurants. Live music and raffles will also be included in the fun. Tickets will be available for purchase online -as well as at the door. Tickets purchased after 5pm Friday April 24th will be $25. Location will be The Quality Inn in Rhinelander.
For more information please call the Chamber at 715-365-7464.
Art Fair on the Courthouse Lawn
Saturday, June 13, 2015 – Saturday, June 13, 2015
9:00am – 3:00pm
Oneida County Courthouse
Join us for the 29th annual Art Fair on the Courthouse Lawn. The event includes over 100 arts and crafts vendors, kids activities, plenty of food and entertainment.
We have plenty of room for vendors in the show and we want you to participate! We just need your application and payment plus a few photos of your items and showing yourself creating them.
Applications will be posted in Spring 2015.
If you have any questions give us a call at 715-365-7464. We hope to see you on June 13th!
2015 Boom Lake Log Jam
Friday, June 19, 2015 – Sunday, June 21, 2015 TBA
Join us for the 2015 Boom Lake Log Jam on Friday June 19th – Sunday June 21st. This event is a day dedicated to the rich logging history of Rhinelander. Enjoy the many activities, live music and great food. For more information contact the Rhinelander Chamber at 715-365-7464
More information coming soon.
Hodag Country Festival
Thursday, July 9, 2015 – Sunday, July 12, 2015
5:00pm – 9:00pm
Hodag Country Festival Grounds
The 38th Annual Hodag Country Festival. Each year this amazing country music festival brings some of the biggest names in country music to the Northwoods. Find more festival information including the full lineup on their website. Follow the below link.
Oneida County Fair
Thursday, July 30, 2015 – Sunday, August 2, 2015 Pioneer Park, Rhinelander, WI
Come celebrate the 119th year of the Oneida County Fair! The Fair offers family fun and entertainment for all ages, including a variety of live music, games, education, 4-H and open class exhibits, carnival rides and great food. Best of all, admission is free! Find all the Oneida County Fair information you need as well as volunteer sign-up on their website www.oneidacountyfairwi.com
See you at the Fair!
The Color Dash 5K
Saturday, August 15, 2015 – Saturday, August 15, 2015
8:00am – 12:00pm
Rhinelander High School, 665 Coolidge Ave, Rhinelander, WI 54501
This fun, family friendly experience is for walkers, runners, and people of all ages, shapes and sizes. The dash is not timed – it’s more about sharing memories, laughing, and getting colored like a bag of SkittlesThe dash will benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Wisconsin, and money raised will fund matches between Northwoods ‘Bigs’ and ‘Littles’!
So, invite your family and friends to run – or volunteer to be a Dasher Splasher, Registration Jedi, Trash-Cleaning Ninja, or Water-Station Guru!
WILD Hodag Mini-Triathlon
Saturday, August 22, 2015 – Saturday, August 22, 2015 TBA
Challenge yourself on this 300yrd swim, 10k bike (off-road) and 5k run course among the woods & waters of the scenic Northwoods. Proceeds benefit W.I.L.D (Wise Intentional Leadership Development) to further youth leadership skills internationally and locally.
2015 Hodag Musky Challenge
Friday, September 25, 2015 – Sunday, September 27, 2015 Rhinelander Ice Arena
We look forward to seeing many fisherman in Rhinelander for the ever-popular Hodag Musky Challenge! Choose from 5 different lake groups to reel in the Northwoods’ biggest musky and win thousands of dollars. Every musky caught has the chance to win you money!
More information coming soon.