May 2, 2024

Bayfield Chamber & Visitor Bureau

Community Blast

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Migratory May Retail Event - Shop Late in Bayfield

Bayfield Chamber and Visitor Bureau

42 S. Broad Street

Bayfield, WI

(715) 779-3335

Friday, May 3, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Stores will be open until 7:00 p.m. with a fun activity highlighting migratory birds! Visit each participating store and guess the migratory bird on display. Entry forms are available at the participating locations listed below.

Here's How it Works:

  • Spend at least $5 and guess the bird on display.
  • Collect a stamp from an employee.
  • Return stamped cards to the Bayfield Chamber and Visitor Bureau by Monday, May 6 to be entered into a drawing for Chamber Bucks!

Winners will be selected at random on Friday, May 10.

Participating businesses include: Bayfield Artists' Guild, Bell Street Collective and Ghost Ship Gallery Green Room, Brownstone Centre, Sweet Sailing, Crystalline Healing, Eckels Pottery and FIne Craft Gallery, Encore Resale Store, Honest Dog Books, Howl Downtown, Keeper of the Light, Manypenny Bistro, Roxanne's Gifts, Shelli, Silverwaves Jewelry, St. James Social, Stone's Throw, Sweet & Salty, The Bayfield Inn.

Concerts by the Lake Sponsorships Available

Tuesday, June 18 - Thursday, August 29

Tuesday and Thursday Nights at 7:00 p.m.

The Bayfield Chamber and Visitor Bureau is excited to announce the 2024 Concerts by the Lake music lineup! Please consider sponsoring a Tuesday concert. Concerts by the Lake are held in Memorial Park in Bayfield every Tuesday and Thursday, June 18 - August 29 starting at 7:00 p.m.

A special THANK YOU, to the Bayfield Inn for sponsoring Thursday night Concerts by the Lake.  

There will be four performances on Thursday, July 4 leading up to the fireworks show at dusk to encourage people to spend even more time in Bayfield during the holiday.  

Our goal is to provide expanded entertainment in the heart of Bayfield during the summer months that supports our community and generates tourism. Your support for Concerts by the Lake ensures we can create the best experience for our community and visitors! 

Why support Concerts by the Lake: 

  • Exposure - Concerts by the Lake draws a crowd of between 100-400 people per concert, plus added advertising opportunities *see below*
  • Enhance your image - Community involvement and event association has been proven to enhance the image of businesses in the area. 
  • Fun - Concerts by the Lake has been a staple summer event for community members and visitors! Celebrate knowing that you are the one making it happen!

Your sponsorship includes: 

  • Mention/Tag on the Bayfield and the Apostle Islands Social Media
  • Sponsor name on Concert by the Lake event 
  • Business name mentioned in Concerts by the Lake Radio Advertising with Heartland Communications. 
  • Sponsor name mentioned during the concert 
  • Sponsor name on flyers/signage around town

Please contact Carol Fahrenkrog to sign up for a sponsorship:, 715-779-3335. 

Lineup and Sponsorships

Deadline Extended: Art Escape Applications and Ad Buy Sheets

France Miller_Art Escape

Due Wednesday, May 15

Art Escape: Sept. 7-15, 2024

We are excited for the third annual Art Escape, September 7-15, 2024. In 2022, the Bayfield Chamber and Visitor Bureau launched Art Escape, a nine- day "celebration of all things art" across Bayfield County and Madeline Island.

Last year, Art Escape generated $3 million dollars in economic impact for Bayfield County and Madeline Island. We are ecstatic with these second-year numbers crushing our first year's economic impact of $750,000.

The Bayfield Chamber and Visitor Bureau is putting together an artist and event guide for the week which will be distributed to target markets in July. Please look over the advertising opportunities available in this guide. We greatly appreciate your support for this growing art initiative across Bayfield County and Madeline Island. 

Application and Ad Buy Sheet

Donate to the Bayfield 4th of July Fireworks Fund


The City of Bayfield is no longer able to host Bayfield's 4th of July Fireworks. The Bayfield Chamber and Visitor Bureau was asked to consider taking over the fireworks for future shows starting this year. Understanding the benefits to community members and visitors, our Board of Directors decided to continue this long-standing tradition.

Please consider helping us raise the funds needed to ensure Bayfield has a spectacular fireworks show in 2024 and into the future!

Bayfield will have a day of celebration with Concerts by the Lake, which will begin at 1:00 p.m. and end right before the fireworks. 

Donations can be mailed to the Bayfield Chamber and Visitor Bureau, PO Box 138, Bayfield, WI 54814, or dropped off at 42 S Broad Street.

Bayfield Chamber & Visitor Bureau

Member Submissions

Hauser's Annual Red Barn Plant Sale

Hauser's Superior View Farm

86565 Cty Hwy J

Bayfield, WI

(715) 779-5404

Month of May, Open Daily 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

The time has come!! Hauser’s Superior View Farm’s annual RED BARN PLANT SALE is open for the season! Now through Memorial Day, enjoy freshly-dug, field-grown, perennial root stock; annuals, vegetables, herbs, and beautiful hanging baskets; berry plants; fruit trees, shrubs, plus garden supplies! Open daily 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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Zipper Fix Sale


101 West Bayfield St.

Washburn, WI

(715) 209-4057

Thursday, May 2 - Saturday, May 4, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Dont forget, we’re celebrating National Zipper Day all week by having a $5 off any zipper repair sale.

This is the only repair sale we ever run! If you have zipper repair needs come in Thursday 5/2- Saturday 5/4 to take advantage of this deal! or mail in your zipper repair!! Find more information about this on our website. Must pre-pay at drop off.

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Emily Stone: Loon Talk

Honest Dog Books

40 S. Broad St.

Bayfield, WI

(715) 779-5223

Friday, May 3, 7:30 - 8:30 p.m.

HDB is participating in Bayfield's Migratory May! Shop late 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. test your bird knowledge to win prizes, then join us at 7:30 p.m. for wine, cheese, and a talk about loons with Naturalist Emily Stone. Stone, who leads loon pontoon tours, will walk us through some of their peculiar behaviors and challenge you to decode their eerie calls.

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Expert in the Art of Flora

SouthShore Botanicals

222 Rittenhouse Ave

Bayfield, WI

(651) 347-7938

Friday, May 3, Noon - 7:00 p.m.

Call ahead for one-of-a-kind custom arrangements and delivery (651) 347-7938 Or stop in Wednesday-Saturday Noon-5:00 p.m. for Artful GrabNGo Bouquets and Local fresh Cut flowers. The shop is filling up with all kinds of delightful unique Flora!

Open late this Friday, May 3rd, until 7:00 p.m.

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Friday Night Glass

Scarlet Fire Glassworks

123 W. Bayfield St.

Washburn, WI

(715) 600-1199

Friday, May 3, 7:00 p.m.

Grab your friends (or mom for an early Mother's Day activity!) and get ready for an exciting Friday Night Glass where you'll get hands-on crafting your very own glass flower!

Spots are limited, so sign up now at the link below. Can't make it Friday? An additional glass flower class is happening on Saturday, May 4th, at 1:30 p.m. check out the online calendar for more available class days/times.

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Upcoming Events at Harbor Table

Harbor Table

130 Harbor View Dr.

Washburn, WI

(715) 209-8252

Friday, May 3, 8:00 - 11:00 p.m.

Get ready to groove and enjoy some great tunes while sipping on your favorite cocktail this Friday, May 3rd. Low Hangin' Fruit will be jamming out in the back bar from 8:00 - 11:00 p.m.. It's the perfect way to kick off the weekend and let loose after a long week!

And don't forget Mother's Day is just around the corner on Sunday, May 12th. Treat that special lady in your life to our delicious Mother's Day Buffet from 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.. Be sure to make your reservations today!

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First Friday & Saturday Specials

Crystalline Healing

20 N. 1st St.

Bayfield, WI

(715) 661-3113

Friday, May 3, 3:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, May 4, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

We are celebrating Migratory May this Friday, and the shop is open 3:00 - 7:00 p.m. The sweetest fairy/birdhouses are ready for you to take home and host all your flying friends. Plus, see if you can follow the magic to find out which bird we are representing!

On Saturday, we are open 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., and we have some special Mother's Day bundles. Whether your mom is a plant lover, open heart or big dreamer, we have beautiful gifts to celebrate the powerful feminine forces in our lives.

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Kentucky Derby Party This Weekend

The Creamery

31 S. 1st St.

Bayfield, WI

(715) 779-3363

Saturday, May 4, 5:00 p.m.

Do you have your snazzy hat ready? Join us this Saturday for our Annual Kentucky Derby Party!

Post time is 5:57 p.m. CST, but our party starts at 5:00 p.m.! Drink Specials - All Day!

Derby Boards - Posted NOW! Until full.

Mint Juleps - 5:00 p.m. on!

FREE Derby-Inspired Snacks - 5:00 p.m. till gone!

FREE BINGO with Prizes - 6:15 - 7:15 p.m.

Hat Contest - Post Race and the fastest 2 minutes in sports on our BIG screens with surround sound! Start working on your hat design for the contest. Prizes will be awarded for the top three hats!

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New Hours and Cinco De Mayo Party May 5

Pier Plaza

1 Rittenhouse Ave.

Bayfield, WI

(715) 779-3330

Sunday, May 5, Noon - 5:00 p.m.

New Hours:

Wednesday 11:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Shrimp Night Until end of May 4:00 p.m. to close.

Thursdays 11:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Friday 11:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. Fish Fry at 4:00 p.m.

Saturday 11:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. $5 Mimosas ALL DAY

Sunday May 5, Noon - 5:00 p.m. Cinco De Mayo Party With Drink/ Food Specials and 50/50 Raffle for Summer Fireworks

Monday-Tuesdays CLOSED

We are hiring for the 2024 season! Cooks, Hosts, Ice Cream Attendant, Bartender and Front Desk! Flexible Hours, Fun Crew, 1/2 Off food, and other incentives! email info@bayfielpierplaza to apply.

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Free Writing Workshops Start This Weekend

La Pointe Center for the Arts

796 Main Street

La Pointe, WI

(715) 747-3321

Sunday, May 5, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Sunday, May 19, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Sunday, June 2, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Event Location: Madeline Island Public Library

1 Library St., La Pointe, WI

New writing workshops will take place May 5th, May 19th, and June 2nd from 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. on the upper floor of the Madeline Island Public Library. Lydia Caswell, our 2023 LPC regranting recipient, will host. These workshops are free and open to the public.

Learn more about each workshop: 

Reminders: Artist in Residence Program: Applications are due May 1, 2024!

Apply today:

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Holy Eucharist: Love One Another

Christ Episcopal Church

125 N. 3rd St.

Bayfield, WI

(715) 779-3401

Sunday, May 5, 10:00 a.m.

Please join our new priest, Father Mark Ricker, in the celebration of God's Love this Sunday May 5. The Rev. Nancy Hanson will assist our worship with music. With their combined strength with the Holy Spirit, our community of Christ will honor His commandment of "Love one another" without judgment. We continue to meet hate with Love (Martin Luther King). All are welcome to experience belief, nourishment, and joy.

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Sunday Worship Services

Bayfield Presbyterian Church

306 Washington Ave.

Bayfield, WI

(715) 779-5490

Sunday, May 5, 10:00 a.m.

The mission of the Bayfield Presbyterian Church is to glorify God. Through active ministries, we aspire to create a welcoming harbor for all, and to serve as a lighthouse guiding us toward the love and compassion of Jesus Christ.

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Sunday Worship

Bethesda Lutheran Church

109 S. 6th Street

Bayfield, WI

(715) 779-5611

Sunday, May 5, 8:30 a.m.

You are cordially invited to join us for worship on Sunday. No matter where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here!

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Take-Out, Classes and Catering

Cooking with Lars

85195 Hwy 13

Bayfield, WI

(406) 570-3518

Take-Out (*pre-order now):

Monday, May 6 - Fish Cakes

Monday, May 13 - Chicken Souvlaki

Monday, May 20 - TBA

Monday, May 27 - TBA

Classes (*pre-register now):

Thursday, May 9 - Sushi Rolls (class full)

Thursday, May 23 - Flour Tortillas

Thursday, May 30 - Fish Cakes

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

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Sweet Treats for Mom at Harbor House Sweets

Harbor House Sweets

127 W. Bayfield St.

Washburn, WI

(715) 373-0565

Saturday, May 11, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Pick up a sweet treat for Mother's Day.

Almond Macarons - (recommended to order in advance) Assorted box of chocolates, Fudge gift sets.

We have also teamed up with other local businesses to give mom a great Mother's day gift - The Local Bar and Grille, Hudson Coffee Company, Superior Floral Check out all the options.

Call or email with any questions.

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Mother's Day Show Hosted at The Backstage

The Backstage

84810 Hwy 13

Bayfield, WI

(715) 373-5552

Sunday, May 12, 2:00 p.m. (Doors Open 12:30 p.m.)

Ed Willett & Cheryl Leah are back for another Mother’s Day at The Backstage. Joining them this year is extraordinary pianist Yazmin Bowers. Through their music & that of songwriters they hold dear, they’ll celebrate the women who make this world a place we all want to be in.

Send a photo of your Mom to be included on stage during the performance! Pictures can come from any part of her life that captures her. To ensure we have time to assemble, please email by May 8th to

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Annual Thrift Sale

Bayfield Carnegie Library

37 N. Broad St.

Bayfield, WI

(715) 779-3953

Friday, May 17, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Donation Drop Off)

Saturday, May 18, 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (Thrift Sale)

It's time for the annual Bayfield Library Thrift Sale Fundraiser!

Bring donations to the Bayfield Lakeside Pavilion on Friday, May 17 from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. You can also call the library to arrange for a pick-up.

Please, no clothing, computers, or appliances. Volunteers are welcome for both days - let us know if you're interested in helping out.

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Parkinsong Choir Music Video & Spring Concert

Spoons for the People

(850) 322-9797

Sunday, May 19, 4:00 p.m.

Event Location: Messiah Lutheran Church

231 W 5th St., Washburn, WI

The Parkinsong Choir would like to share the gift of music with YOU! Fill your heart up with the beautiful and eclectic songs we have been rehearsing this Spring. Then fill your belly with great food and spend time in community!

Feel free to bring a dish or just bring yourself! This is a free community event.

Also, check out our recent Music Video! Click the link below.

Music Video

Registrations Open for 20th Annual Cornucopia Art Crawl

Cornucopia Art Crawl

PO Box 98

Cornucopia, WI

(612) 210-1274

Deadline to Register: May 20

Registrations are open for the 20th Annual Cornucopia Art Crawl, which will be held on September 7-8, 2024. The event is held during Art Escape, hosted by the Bayfield Chamber and Visitor Bureau. To become an artist vendor over the weekend, please see the registration form at the link below. 

Artists are invited to submit poster designs for the Cornucopia Art Crawl poster contest. The winning poster image will be used in promotional materials, and the artist will receive $100 for their work. 

Entries are due June 14 &15 and must be turned into the Bell Community Center between 10:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m. or 7:00 p.m. & 8:30 p.m. on those dates. Artists will receive a receipt for the work. Judging will be completed by June 21 and the winner notified by June 24.

Click below for the registration and poster entry form. 

If you have any questions, please email us at

We look forward to receiving your entries. 

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Registration Form

Cheers to 5 Years

Adventure Club Brewing

35265 S Co Hwy J

Bayfield, WI

(715) 779-1010

Friday, May 24, 2:00 - 10:00 p.m.

Celebrate with us! Adventure Club Brewing is turning 5 on May 24th! Join us for a swashbuckling anniversary party with live music from Idle Rose and Noble. Let's raise a glass to 5 years of craft beers and pirate cheer! Mark your calendar and follow us on Facebook and Instagram for more details.

Interested in joining a fun team? Adventure Club Brewing is looking for taproom team members. Contact us at

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4th Annual Sound Cheq Music Fest

The StageNorth Groundlings

123 Omaha St.

Washburn, WI

(715) 373-1194

Friday, May 24, 5:00 p.m.

Event Locations: StageNorth Theater, The Snug, South Shore Brewery, 211 Martini Bar and Firehouse Bar.

Sound Cheq Music Fest is back featuring 46 bands at 5 Washburn venues. Bands include favorites, Idle Rose, Spoons For The People, Champagne Glitter Train, Danielle Diamond, Strange Brew, The White Caps, Absynth, Deja Bleu, The Ringtones, and many more! Get your tickets at 

$10 for one day, $25 for the weekend. Thanks to this year's sponsors; Fat Radish, Washburn Chamber, Brit's Tree Care, Elza Heating, Big Lake Organics, Good Thyme, Washburn Family Dentistry and H Window.

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Join the Bayfield Heritage Association Team

Bayfield Heritage Association

30 N. Broad St.

Bayfield, WI

(715) 779-5958

Application Deadline: May 31

The Bayfield Heritage Association is seeking an Administrative Director to plan, coordinate, and administrate the work of the organization in collaboration with its volunteer Board of Directors.

BHA is focused on collecting, preserving, and sharing our area’s history through a free museum, robust archives, and educational programming. The application deadline is May 31, 2024. Click our website link to view the full job description and application instructions.

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Bayfield Area Trails World Trails Weekend Celebration

Bayfield Area Trails

(541) 542-3079

Saturday, June 1, 9:00 a.m. - Noon

Event Location: Les Voight State Fish Hatchery

83875 State Hwy 13, Bayfield, WI

Join Bayfield Area Trails on June 1 to celebrate our local trails, dedicate the new Pileated Woodpecker Trail, learn about the ecology of the Pikes Creek area, and help chart the future for the area's trails.

For early risers, join Neil Howk & Ted May for a 7:00 a.m. bird hike. Tour the hatchery throughout the day. Gather with friends over baked goodies & coffee (or tea).

On June 2, we will host a 7:00 a.m. bird hike and a dedication at 3:00 p.m. to the Big Ravine Headwaters Trail. More info on website.

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June Dairy Customer Appreciation Day

Benoit Cheese Haus

23920 County Hwy F

Benoit, WI

(715) 746-2561

Saturday, June 1, 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

This year’s theme is “Say Cheese!” Come on over to Benoit Cheese Haus and celebrate you, our amazing customers! We’ll be having lots of in-store specials, cheese prizes, giveaways, games, discounts, tasty treats & WIMI will be here with A Grill Out: from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. with Bar-B-Q'ing delicious Wisconsin Bratwurst and Rockin'Hot Dogs.

The WIMI Prize Wheel, with prize giveaways at 1:00 p.m.! It is sure to be fun for all ages with big savings!! Stay tuned for more details! 

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New Hours at Bayfield Winery and Blue Ox Cider

Bayfield Winery and Blue Ox Cider

87380 Betzold Rd

Bayfield, WI

(715) 779-3274

Open Daily, 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

We are now open 7 days a week from 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Our full charcuterie plates will be back starting this weekend as well. Watch for some new releases coming out soon.

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The Fat Radish is Open

The Fat Radish

905 West Bayfield Street

Washburn, WI

(715) 373-2005

Tuesday - Saturday

10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (Lunch/Deli)

5:00 - 9:00 p.m. (Dinner)

Sunday, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (Brunch)

Thursday Night Bowl Night - we do a different $20 bowl every week.

Fish Friday - Every Friday Night $12 Fish and Chips Lunch Special & $17 Dinner Special

Saturday is Chefs Choice

Sunday is Brunch from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 pm. This Sunday we will celebrate Cinco de Mayo. Next Sunday is our Special Mother's Day Brunch.

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Mother's Day Gifts at Eckels

Eckels Pottery and Fine Craft Gallery

85205 Hwy 13

Bayfield, WI

(715) 779-5617

Open Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Mother's Day is around the corner! Come pick out a one-of-a-kind gift that's perfect for those special moms in your life. There's lots of new pottery on our shelves.

Open Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. plus most weekdays when we're working in the studio. Or call to set up an appointment to shop. 715-779-5617

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Point to La Pointe Sponsorships Available

Bayfield Recreation and Fitness Resources

140 S. Broad St.

Bayfield, WI

(715) 779-5408

The Point to La Pointe Open Water swim is Bayfield's second largest weekend in Bayfield with 600 swimmers and their guests Becoming a business sponsor is a great way to connect with your customers while supporting the Bayfield Rec Center's biggest fundraiser of the year.

Contact for more information on becoming a sponsor.

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City of Bayfield Updates

City of Bayfield

125 South First Street

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

May 6-10 - City Wide Clean Up Week

May 6 - Harbor, 3:30 p.m.

May 11 - City of Bayfield Dumpster Day, 

May 13 - Public Works Committee, 9:00 a.m.

May 14 - Board of Review, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. 

May 14 - Council Meeting, 4:00 p.m. 

May 15 - Library, 4:00 p.m. 

May 17 - Arbor Day Celebration

May 18 - Library Thrift Sale at Pavilion

May 27 - ARB, 5 p.m. 

May 28 - Planning Public Hearing & Mtg., 5:00 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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