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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 Parade & Tree Lighting

    Friday, November 28, 2014 – Friday, November 28, 2014
    5:00pm  –  7:00pm
    Downtown Rhinelander


    Help kick off the holiday season with our annual Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting on Black Friday.  The parade will begin at 5pm and run from the Police Department on Brown Street to Stevensport Square.  Following the parade join in for some caroling and then help us light the tree!  Santa will also be available for visiting with the children.

    If you are interested in participating in the parade we’d love to have you. 2014 Christmas Parade App

  • 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
    Quality Inn

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    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

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    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.

    Hodag Country Festival Website

  • 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.