Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Summer Holiday Time

•Bayfield fireworks begin at dusk in Memorial Park on July 4th
•4th of July parade on Madeline Island, also including fireworks at dusk
•Experience the traditional Chippewa culture during Red Cliff’s annual Pow-wow held annually the first weekend in July
•Enjoy musical performances of all kinds including the Summer (Mostly) Thursdays and Madeline Island Music Camp concert series’, and shows at Big Top Chautauqua, StageNorth, Legendary Waters and local taverns
•Race Week sailing events and sailing charters at area marinas
•Authentic WI Fish Boils at Greunke’s Restaurant
•Go berry picking in the “Berry Capital of Wisconsin.” Buy fresh berries ready-picked or pick-your-own at one of Bayfield’s fruit farms.
•See lighthouses on a tour with the Apostle Islands Cruise Service. A variety of cruises are offered daily including a Raspberry Island Lighthouse Keeper’s Tour
•Take a walking history tour with Bayfield Heritage Tours including A Lighthearted Walk Thru Old Bayfield, Sven’s Architect Tour, and More Ghosts and Legends of Old Bayfield
•Browse the fine art galleries and shops throughout Bayfield
•Visit the Bayfield Maritime Museum, Bayfield Heritage Association, or Madeline Island Museum
•Taking a 20-minute ferry ride across the bay to nearby Madeline Island
Bayfield offers the opportunity to do so much. Or, if you prefer, so little. It’s all up to you.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Big top season 2012

Another season of the Big Top at the Ski Hill just south of Bayfield on Highway 13 is about to begin next weekend. The lineup looks very good. It all starts with the Duluth band Trampled by Turtles. A excellent band of the Northland. Others that catch my eye are Emmylou Harris, Glen Campbell, Mary Capin Carpenter,Greg Brown,Nitty Gritty Dirt band and many other good shows. For a small northern area there is quite a impressive lineup for the summer. Bayfield is off the beaten path for touring bands. But that is what makes the area special. A bit unspoiled
and remote.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Blessing of the Fleet

June 10, 2012 at 1:00pm
Blessing Ceremony on Sunday at 1:00pm: commercial fishing boats, tugs, powerboats, sailboats, excursion and transportation craft, and rowboats parade through Bayfield’s City Harbor. As they pass by the tip of the pier, clergy from the Apostle Islands community grant each vessel a blessing for safe passage and a prosperous season on Lake Superior.