February 29, 2024

Bayfield Chamber & Visitor Bureau

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Snowy Traditions Start in Bayfield

Bayfield Chamber and Visitor Bureau

42 S. Broad St.

Bayfield, WI

(715) 779-3335

January 22 - March 10

Experience the inaugural winter celebration in Bayfield as 'Snowy Traditions Start in Bayfield' takes center stage from January 22nd to March 10th, 2024!

Be part of history as local businesses come together for the first time to offer exclusive winter deals, creating an enchanting experience for visitors. Embrace the snowy wonderland of Bayfield, Wisconsin, and indulge in special offers crafted to make this inaugural event an unforgettable winter affair.

Click the link below to browse deals and offers from lodging, to dining, outdoor and cozy winter experiences!

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Vintage Apres Ski Party with Mt. Ashwabay + St. James Social

Mt. Ashwabay

32525 Ski Hill Rd.

Bayfield, WI

(715) 779-3227

Thursday, February 29, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Join us Leap Day for an evening in support of our beloved Mt. Ashwabay! Dig into your closets for those retro ski outfits because we give away Free Day Passes to Mt. Ashwabay to everyone rocking their vintage ski gear!

What To Expect? Get ready to groove as The Wolf spins the coolest vinyl records! A huge raffle with amazing prizes to Benefit Mt. Ashwabay: Try your luck and support a good cause! All raffle proceeds go directly to Mt. Ashwabay. Pizza, beer, treats, wine, etc

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Hooray for Vacay! Leap Day Lodging Special - Today Only!

Windseeker Rentals

215 Rittenhouse Ave.

Bayfield, WI

(715) 513-6540

Thursday, February 29

Want guests to visit this summer but wish they had a place of their own to stay? Share with all of your out-of-town family and friends! We were excited about the extra day of the year so today only, all new reservations created will receive a special bottle of bubbly to enjoy during your stay as our way of saying "Hooray for an extra day of Vacay" this year! Our Leap Day special is valid for new reservations created today only (not valid on any existing bookings).

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Get Ready to Freeze Your Glass Off

The Creamery Bar

31 S. First St.

Bayfield, WI

(715) 779-3363

Friday, March 1, 6:00 - 11:00 p.m.

This is The Winter Fest kick-off event, Freeze Your Glass Off! Friday, March 1, 2024. Join us for a full night of free fun!

4:00-6:00 p.m. Happy Hour ($1 off all drinks)

6:00 p.m.-Close drink specials

6:00-7:00 p.m. free chili bar (while supplies last)

7:00-8:00 p.m. free bingo (with prizes!)

8:00-11:00 p.m. free live music by Danny Blake & Friends

*must be 21+

Winter Hours:

Sunday: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 a.m.

Monday-Thursday: 3:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m.

Friday: 3:00 p.m.- 1:00 a.m.

Saturday: 11:00 a.m.- 1:00 a.m.

HAPPY HOUR: Monday-Friday, 4:00-6:00 p.m.

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Winter Festival at ManyPenny Bistro

ManyPenny Bistro

201 Manypenny Ave.

Bayfield, WI

(715) 913-0303

Friday, March 1 - Sunday, March 3

Hours: 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Manypenny Bistro specials for Winter Festival

Friday - Sunday 7:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Breakfast specials:

Seafood omelet - $15,

Raspberry Fritter French Toast - $12, Smothered Hash Browns - $12,

Corned Beef Hash Browns- $12

Drinks during Winter Festival: Wine Spritzer $5 winter festival mimosa $5 homemade Bloody Mary’s $8

Dinner Special’s Friday - Fish plate $15.99

Saturday- Prime Rib $24.99 and Thai Pasta $16

Sunday- get any kind of 20” pizza and 10” pizza fries for free

Lost in the Woods Improve Comedy on Saturday, March 2 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Red Tag BOGO at Howl Stores

Howl Adventure Center & Downtown

35265 S. Cty Hwy J

Bayfield, WI

(715) 779-5561

Starting March 1

End of Season sale at Both Howl locations! Our best sale of the season on Clothing & Accessories.

All Clothing with a Red Tag is Buy One get One 1/2 price. The Red tags mean it is already on sale!

All Winter Hats, Gloves, Mitts & Scarves are Buy One get One Free! Don't wait to jump on this sale because it's for a limited amount of time!

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Stunning Shoulder Brooches Coming soon to Something Vintage Jewelry

Something Vintage Jewelry

33 N. First St. Suite 101

Bayfield, WI

(310) 873-8198

Friday, March 1

The stunning elephant shoulder boasts a captivating design with sparkling clear rhinestones. Once reserved for grandmas, the beloved brooch is back in fashion, as icons like Madeleine Albright showcase their elegance.

Their versatility allows for creative styling, fueling a desire for unique, vintage pieces. As a special treat, we invite you to join our SVJ Gift $25 Certificate giveaway drawing on Friday, March 1, 2024. To enter, simply subscribe to our newsletter on our website and follow us on social media.

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Call for Artists - CBAC Spring Show "Let 'R Rip"


PO Box 25

Washburn, WI

(715) 308-3282

Deadline to Submit: March 1

Open to All Artists — You may submit up to 3 pieces of artwork for a fee of $25. At least one piece should be for sale. The Washburn Cultural Center receives 35% commission for artwork sold during the exhibition.

Please bring your artwork and payment to the Cultural Center on February 29 or March 1 between Noon and 4:00 p.m.

The Show will be on display at the Washburn Cultural Center starting March 6. A reception with light refreshments will be held at the Cultural Center on Thurs., March 7, from 5:00 -7:00 p.m.

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Weekend Dinner at St. James Social

St. James Social

200 Rittenhouse Ave.

Bayfield, WI

(715) 513-6785

Friday, March 1 and Saturday, March 2, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Join us for a mouthwatering dinner this weekend!

Current features include Lake Superior Pallea with saffron rice, shrimp and pan-seared lake trout; Chateau Braind Roast Steak Frites; along with our Tarte Au Citron perfectly sweet house-made meringue dessert!

Dinner 5:00-8:00 p.m. Friday & Saturday. Walk-ins and reservations are welcome.

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Gallery Final Clearance Sale

Bemused Design & Photography LLC

14 E. Bayfield St.

Washburn, WI

(715) 209-1126

Friday, March 1, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Saturday, March 2, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

The Bemused Studio is up and running in its new space and now is the time to help me clear out the final remaining inventory at the gallery.

Still remaining: Framed and unframed poster prints, lots of coffee mugs, ornaments, 300-piece puzzles, Spooner Blows t-shirts & more.

All prints and gifts 50%. Sorry, no shipping available. Misc display materials also available - prices as marked.

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Winter Festival Story Walk at the Library

Bayfield Carnegie Library

37 N Broad St.

Bayfield, WI

(715) 779-3953

Friday, March 1 - Friday, March 3

As part of Winter Fest, we have a story path of "book trees" outside the library. Come see what we mean!

Also, the Bayfield Library has been selected for March's Round Up program at the co-op. Think of us while you shop this month!

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Polar Plunge and Long Jon Color Run

Bayfield Recreation and Fitness Resources

140 S Broad St.

Bayfield, WI

(715) 779-5408

Saturday, March 2, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

10:00 - 11:00 a.m. - Sign up for the Long Jon Color Run! It's a Family Fun Run 1K that will start and finish at the Bayfield Lakeside Pavilion. $20 for individuals or $50 for families.

2:00 p.m.- The 18th Annual Polar Plunge is a social event to get out and enjoy the lake, see great costumes, and raise money for your favorite non-profit or school group. Watch the action from Memorial Park.

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Winterfest Polar Bear Oracle Card Readings

Crystalline Healing

20 N. 1st St.

Bayfield WI

(715) 661-3113

Saturday, March 2, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

What's your animal totem? Do you know already? Do you have more than one? Choose from The Spirit of the Animals Oracle to find your totem animal and receive their wisdom & guidance.

$10 card All proceeds go to the Rec Center Plus lots of lovely crystals looking for a home:)

Shop open 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Merry Warm Winterfest!!

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Opening Reception for The Art of Susan Woodbury

Artists Squared Gallery

631 W. Bayfield St.

Washburn, WI

(952) 923-5222

Saturday, March 2, 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Weavings and Found Art Constructions, “Paint Sticks”, will be showing at Artists Squared Gallery March 1-30. Susan’s talent is evident in her small weavings, beautifully presented and mounted for wall display.

Susan's show also includes unique “found art” constructions, a series of wall art “Paint Sticks”, made out of wooden stirring sticks left behind after painting theater sets.

The gallery will be open during March: Fridays Noon-5:00 p.m., and Saturdays 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.. Reception Saturday 3-2, 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m..

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Free Program at BHA: The House That Sank!

Bayfield Heritage Association

30 N. Broad St.

Bayfield, WI

(715) 779-5958

Sunday, March 3, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Sherman Edwards will join us at BHA on Sunday, March 3, from 2:00-3:00 p.m., to tell the story of this remarkable event in our community’s history.

On Wednesday, March 2, 1977, a 10-ton truck and a 20-ton trailer carrying a fully furnished 2-story townhouse started their trek across 16 inches of ice, above 90 feet of Lake Superior water. What could go wrong?! This event is sponsored by the Apostle Islands Historic Preservation Conservancy, part of BHA's John Matthew Black area history series.

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Holy Eucharist and A Journey With Jesus

Christ Episcopal Church

125 N. 3rd St.

Bayfield, WI

(715) 779-3401

Sunday, March 3, 10:00 a.m.

Deacon Rose Ruthie will assist in our worship this Sunday. Our Gospel lesson for the week reminds us that we must come to Christ just as the people came to Jesus to be healed and demons cast out. Jesus quietly did his work of healing to demonstrate he was not a charlatan. HE returned people to wholeness and does the same for us now. Come to worship and be your true self.

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Sunday Worship Service

Bayfield Presbyterian Church

306 Washington Ave.

Bayfield, WI

(715) 779-5490

Sunday, March 3, 10:00 a.m.

Join us for the Third Sunday in Lent. Our services of worship are open to everyone. We seek to practice the same kind of hospitality that our Lord has shown us. Join with us as we worship God together and stay for fellowship following the service.


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First Monday Potluck

Core Community Resources

257 Manypenny Ave.

Bayfield, WI

(715) 779-3457

Monday, March 4, 5:00-7:00 p.m.

All are welcome to gather, share food, and connect with others in our community! Feel free to bring a friend, a dish to share, or just bring yourself.

We will host one the first Monday of every month through May! Please stay home if you are feeling sick or have had a known exposure.​​

Questions? Call 715.779.3457 or email info@corecr.org

Tuesday, March 5, 11:00 a.m. - Noon

Join us for an hour of Bingo with the kids from Bayfield's Head Start. We'll have snacks, coffee, and prizes to share!

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Take-out, Classes, and Catering

Cooking with Lars

85195 State Hwy 13

Bayfield, WI

(406) 570-3518

Take-out (*pre-order now):


Monday, March 4- Pork and Rice Noodle Soup

Monday, March 18 - Veggie Burger

Monday, March 25 - TBA

Classes (*pre-register now):

Thursday, March 7 - Sauces

Thursday, March 21 - Grilled Flatbreads


Schedule your small party event! Visit our website for details. THANK YOU!

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Now Hiring: Stewardship Intern for Summer of 2024

Landmark Conservancy

10 N. First St.

Bayfield, WI

(715) 235-8850

Deadline: March 8

Are you a college student or a recent graduate looking to gain hands-on experience in the conservation field?

Landmark is seeking a passionate, skilled, and dynamic individual to join our conservation team this summer to work out of our Bayfield office. They will assist with various stewardship projects on our northern suite of conservation land. Duties will primarily be in the field, with up to 25 percent of time spent in an office setting.

Application deadline: Friday, March 8.

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Ukranian Meatball Dinner

Bethesda Lutheran Church

109 S. 6th St.

Bayfield, WI

(715) 779-5611

Saturday, March 9, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Lake Superior Bridge Builders are hosting a Ukrainian meatball dinner in support of immigrant families, "One Family at a Time."

Cost is $15.00 for adults and $40.00 for families. Larger donations are welcome. Serving Ukrainian meatballs, mashed potatoes, salad, pickles, beverage and dessert. Meet and greet our new pastor, Connie Monson.

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March Hours and Events at Pier Plaza

Pier Plaza

1 Rittenhouse Ave.

Bayfield, WI

(715) 779-3330


Wednesday and Thursday, 11:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Friday and Saturday, 11:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Just a reminder for you to use your BLUE gift cards for us before March 23! If you don't have time to use it, call us with your gift card number and we can send you a new one!

Have you signed up for our new loyalty program!?! Stop in today and sign up to start getting $$ today!

Sunday, March 17, Noon - 6:00 p.m.

Join us Sunday, March 17 from 12-6 for family fun! Serving an Irish-themed menu, drink & Dessert specials & games for all ages with prizes!

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Spring Break for your Skin! Book a Holistic Facial at BLU Studio + Wellness

Blu Studio + Wellness

40 S. 2nd St. Suite 102

Bayfield, WI

(715) 209-5553

Indulge your senses and give your skin a spring break with our Holistic Facials, a harmonious blend of skincare, massage, and holistic wellness. Immerse yourself in a serene space where luxurious pampering meets transformative skincare.

This facial is tailored to your skin needs, using only the finest organic ingredients. Experience deep cleansing, treatment mask, nourishing oils, and revitalizing serums that work in harmony to promote radiant and healthy skin! Spring Break for your skin!

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Monthly Herbal Apothecary Boxes Now Available

Sweet Fern Apothecary

229 West Bayfield St.

Washburn, WI

(715) 812-1200

Support your body in being healthy and enjoy a wide variety of locally made herbal products from here, in the Chequamegon Bay.

Once a month receive a themed box filled with healthful herbal products. The Themes will be based on the season, a plant or body system. Similar to a CSA, your Herbal Apothecary box will be ready to pick up once a month and will support the local herbalist of your community.

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Harbor House Sweets Open for Breakfast and Lunch

Harbor House Sweets

127 W. Bayfield St.

Washburn, WI

(715) 373-0565


Monday, 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Tuesday and Wednesday, 7:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Thursday and Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

It's almost spring! Harbor House Sweets is open Monday-Wednesday mornings for breakfast pastries and coffee and Daily lunch specials until ice cream season begins.

Chocolate Easter bunnies, chocolates, candies and Baskets are starting to be made for the upcoming holiday, March 31, 2024!

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Sign Up Today for the Spring Tulip Share

Bayfield Foods Cooperative

PO Box 412

Washburn, WI

(218) 409-6406

Sign-ups are open for Wild Hollow Farm Spring Tulip Shares!

Fresh flowers for five weeks, mid-April through May. Bring the outside in and celebrate spring~ You can still sign up for the remainder of our Cool Season CSA, with share options featuring our customizable grocery box, as well as bakery, cheese, sweet, vegan, microgreens, ground beef, and brat boxes! And, keep your eye out for information coming soon about signing up for our Main Season CSA!

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Great Summer Shows Added Weekly

Big Top Chautauqua

32525 Ski Hill Rd.

Bayfield, WI

(715) 373-5552

Great summer shows are being added weekly! Join our email list to be the first to know.

Umphrey's McGee, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway, Arrival From Sweden: The Music of Abba, Andrew Bird and Nickel Creek, Lyle Lovett and his Large Band, JJ Grey & Mofro, The Drifters, The Platters & Cornell Gunter's Coasters, Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, Gaelic Storm, Graham Nash!

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Over 1,343 Items Repaired & Out of Landfills


101 Bayfield St.

Washburn, WI

(715) 209-4057

We finally ran the numbers and are thankful for another great year offering Repair Services and keeping items out of the landfill. We couldn’t have done it without YOU - thank you for valuing repair.

We’d love for you to spread the word ~ enjoy a FREE cup of coffee with every 5 business cards you’re willing to pass along!

Zipper Repair ( jackets, boots, you name it) * Patching Services * Canvas Repair * Buckles * and MORE! Downtown Washburn AND mail services. See more on our website.

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City of Bayfield Updates

City of Bayfield

125 South First St.

Bayfield, WI

Phone: (715) 779-5712

Fax: (715) 779-5094

Emergencies: (715) 373-6120 or 911

City Hall Office Hours:​

​​Monday - Thursday, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Friday: Closed

March 4, Harobr 3:00 p.m.

March 4 - Fire Dept. 5:30 p.m.

March 6 - Planning 3:30 p.m.

March 7 - Parks and Rec. 9:00 a.m.

March 18 - ARB, 3L30 p.m.

March 19 - Public Works, 9 a.m. 

March 20 - Council, 5:30 p.m. 

March 25 - ARB, 5:00 p.m. 

March 26 - Planning, 3:30 p.m. 

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Other Bayfield Area Links

Ashland Area Chamber of Commerce

Bayfield County Tourism

Cornucopia Business Association

Iron River Area Chamber of Commerce

Madeline Island Chamber of Commerce

Port Wing Business Association

Washburn Area Chamber of Commerce

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