Events / Attractions

Special Weekends at Hi Pines Campground

June 23 2018 Easter Egg Hunt 
(participants must be age 1-12)

July 20-22 2018 Christmas in July
 (2 night stay gift certificate for best decorated site)

September 14-16 2018 Halloween theme weekend 
 trick or treating  September 15 2018 5 PM to 7 PM 
(2 night stay gift certificate for best decorated site)

Eagle River's Up North Beerfest

June 09, 2018

Up North Beerfest will be held on the grounds of the Hi-Pines Campground. Microbrews and craft beers from more than 30 breweries will be featured. Attendees will receive a souvenir tasting glass and can learn about the brewing process from some of the Midwest’s most celebrated brewers.

4th of July Parade and Fireworks Celebration

July 4, 2018

11:00 am, Downtown Eagle River.  Celebrate our nations’ freedom and Eagle River’s hometown pride by taking in our spectacular parade.  Over 100 entrants and over 60 floats showcase the parade’s annual theme.  Then, when dusk arrives on this celebratory day, come view the colorful fireworks shot high in the sky over the Hi-Pines Campground located on Hwy 45N of Eagle River.


July 12, 2018

This is fun filled day for children between the ages of 7-12 years old. Area guides come together to share the beautiful northwoods by taking a child fishing for the afternoon. It’s a great event where many fishing tales and traits are shared and learned. Held at the Vilas County Fairgrounds from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.  For more information contact the Eagle River Area Chamber of Commerce at 800-359-6315

35th Annual Paul Bunyan Fest

August 15, 2018

10:00 am to 4:00 pm, Downtown Eagle River.  This fun filled family fun event features chain saw carving demonstrations, over 75 arts-n-crafts vendors, live musical entertainment and a Paul Bunyan Roast Cook-off by area businesses.  Come on down and enjoy a Paul Bunyan size luncheon which includes a heap’n help’n of potato salad, corn, a HUGE BEEF sandwich and a cookie.  Food is served starting at 11:00 am to 2:00 pm or until gone.

30th Annual National Championship Musky Open

August 17-19, 2018

The Eagle River Area Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center along with the Musky Clubs Alliance of Wisconsin each year host a very exciting family oriented catch and release musky tournament held on 7 different lake families.

World Championship UTV & ATV Derby

August 17 – 19, 2018

For UTV/ATV fans longing for a championship race, the time has come! The first ever World Championship Side x Side UTV/ATV Derby will make its debut with three big days of USAC-sanctioned racing at the AMSOIL World Championship Derby Track.  For more information contact the Derby Track at 715-479-4424.

Labor Day Arts and Crafts Show

September 2, 2018

10:00 am to 4:00 pm, Downtown Eagle River.  Take in a late summer arts and crafts show featuring many area crafters as well as artists from the northwoods.

SepTimber Ride

September 8, 2018

Join us for one of two great rides:

  • A Trail Ride from Tribute Brewing Company to the Three Lakes Winery and back on the Three Eagle Trail (28 miles).
  • A Northwoods Road Ride from Tribute Brewing Company to the Conover, WI area on a loop route (31 miles).

Proceeds support the Great Headwaters Trails Foundation in the development of bike trails for eastern Vilas County.

36th Annual Cranberry Fest

October 6-7, 2018

9:00 am to 4:00 pm on Saturday and 9:00 am to 3:00 pm on Sunday, Vilas County Fairgrounds. Cranberry Fest is a family fun festival having something for everyone with activities being held throughout town. Fresh Locally Grown Cranberries, Cranberry Marsh & Winery tours, Large Arts & Crafts show, World’s Largest Cranberry Cheesecake, Cranberry Food of every kind, Antique Market, Cranberry Fiber Arts and Weavers Show & Sale, Berry Bog Jog 5K Fun Run/Walk, Family Entertainment, Farmers Market,  and much, much more!