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  • The Color Dash 5K

    Posted on Monday, July 21, 2014

    When: August 23, 2014 – August 23, 2014 from 8:00am  –  12:00pm

    Headquarters: 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!

    Event information and registration

  • WILD Hodag Mini-Triathlon

    Posted on Tuesday, July 15, 2014

    When: August 23, 2014 – August 23, 2014

    Headquarters: Holiday Acres Resort, 4060 S Shore Dr, Rhinelander, WI 54501


    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.

    Event information and registration


  • PotatoFest

    Posted on Tuesday, July 15, 2014

    When: August 29, 2014 – August 30, 2014

    Headquarters: Downtown Rhinelander


    Join us for the Second Annual PotatoFest in downtown Rhinelander! The festival is a spud-filled day of activities such as a parade, a French Fry Frenzy, the YMCA Couch Potato Race, Lit’l Miss and Lit’l Mr. Tator Tot Potato Sack Outfit Contest, a potato salad cook-off and so much more. There is a historic and education component, food vendors and live music throughout the afternoon into the evening providing entertainment for all ages.

    Full event information and updates are available from event host Downtown Rhinelander, Inc

  • Oneida County Fair

    Posted on Tuesday, July 15, 2014

    When: July 31, 2014 – August 3, 2014

    Headquarters: Pioneer Park, Rhinelander, WI

    Come celebrate the 118th 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!

  • School of the Arts at Rhinelander

    Posted on Tuesday, July 15, 2014

    When: July 19, 2014 – July 23, 2014 from 8:30am  –  6:00pm

    Headquarters: James Williams Middle School, 915 Acacia Lane, Rhinelander, WI 54501


    School of the Arts is coming to Rhinelander for its 51st year! Take risks, stretch, and grow in a safe, comfortable community. For more than 50 years, SOA has provided creative nourishment to the thousands of artists and seekers-poets, painters, novelists, cooks, and performers-who have come through its doors to satisfy their curiosity and cultivate their muses.

    Discover a talent you didn’t know you had, nurture one you’ve been neglecting, or try anything that strikes your fancy in this warm, welcoming place. Registration is still open so sign up today! More information and workshop registration

  • Great Live Music at Boom Lake Log Jam

    Posted on Friday, June 13, 2014

    In addition to lumberjack shows, good food and children’s activities, the 2014 Boom Lake Log Jam will feature great live music.

    On Friday, June 20, from 7pm to 11pm, The Outlaws Band will bring their blend of classic and modern-day country. Then on Saturday, The Quill Pickers will serve up their special brand of traditional music. From 1:30pm to 5:30pm, The Bear Creek Band takes the stage, playing everything from Lady Gaga to Miranda Lambert. Finally, from 7pm to 11pm, Raised Reckless will close out the night with their rough, rockin’ style of country music.

    Learn more about the Boom Lake Log Jam.

  • Boom Lake Log Jam

    Posted on Tuesday, May 13, 2014

    When: June 20, 2014 – June 22, 2014

    Boom Lake Jog Jam

    June 20th-22nd, 2014 Hodag Park

    Click here for more information.

    Download the Milk Jug Regatta Registration Form

  • Share your photos and you could win!

    Posted on Monday, May 12, 2014

    Rhinelander Picture Perfect ContestDo you have great photos from Rhinelander? Share them with us, and you could win cash and a Rhinelander getaway!

    With the “Rhinelander is Picture Perfect” Photo Contest, we’re asking fans to submit photos in three categories – Events, Fun on the Water (watersports, fishing, boating, etc.) and Hiking, Biking & More (on-land recreation).

    Entries will be accepted until July 4.

    After the submission period ends, three finalists will be selected in each category, and fans will have a chance to vote for their favorites from July 9-31. The person that submits the photo that receives the most overall votes will receive the grand prize – a two-night stay at a Rhinelander-area lodging property and $250 in spending cash. Two runners-up – the top vote-getters in the other two categories – will receive a $100 prepaid credit card.

    Enter today!

  • 2014 Rhinelander Toyota Hodag Musky Challenge

    Posted on Friday, May 2, 2014

    When: September 19, 2014 – September 21, 2014

    RHI fishing boat on a misty lake 5


    Come to Rhinelander for the ever-popular Rhinelander Toyota Hodag Musky Challenge! Choose from 5 different lake groups to reel in the Northwoods’ biggest musky and win thousands of dollars. New for 2014, every musky caught has the chance to win you money! Full event information and registration below – sign-up today!

    2014 HMC Registration Brochure

    Sponsored by Rhinelander Toyota, Shoeder’s RV & Marine and Rollie & Helen’s Musky Shop

  • Accepting Applications for Rhinelander Room Tax Community Grants

    Posted on Tuesday, April 22, 2014

    The Rhinelander Tourism Marketing Committee is once again accepting applications for our Room Tax Community Grant Program.  These grants are awarded twice a year in June and December.  Applications are due by 5pm Friday May 30, 2014 and the applications will be reviewed at the committee’s June meeting on June 4, 2014.

    The Committee will fund projects submitted by non-profit organizations to help with marketing and advertising for events, programs or items directly related to bringing in visitors from outside the Rhinelander area.

    If you have questions regarding the application or application process please call the Chamber at 715-365-7464 and ask for Dana.


    2014 Application for Room Tax Funds