There is so much to do and see in the Minocqua area, including some fun and unique events. From live music and weekly concerts to runs and races, along with many arts events and community organization activities there are a ton of events throughout the year.  Here are some popular events you might want to mark on your calendar this year. 

Minocqua Antique & Classic Boat Show

June 14-15, 2024

The Minocqua Antique & Classic Boat Show returns to Torpy Park on Lake Minocqua. This 30+ year annual event draws 60+ beautiful boats. The in-water and on-land boats include nostalgic wooden boats from the 40s-70s, vintage fiberglass boats, as well as newer wooden boats. Don’t miss the boat parade Friday evening during the intermission of the Min-Aqua-Bat Water Ski Show. Food, beverages, and great music are featured in conjunction with the Minocqua Lions Club. A real favorite is the Friday Shore Lunch Fish Fry. 


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4th of July

July 4th, 2024

The Minocqua area is the quintessential place to celebrate the 4th of July. The annual Independence Day festivities always occur on July 4th in downtown Minocqua and is one of the most popular celebrations in the Northwoods.  Enjoy the kiddie parade & main parade, vintage military flyover, a special Min-Aqua Bats Show, & fireworks over Lake Minocqua. 

Wheelin For A Cause: Operation Santa

July 26th & 27th, 2024

Enjoy an opportunity to ride an ATV/UTV thru the Northwoods & raise money for the Operation Santa organization. Friday night, meet others for a fish fry and reindeer games. On Saturday you can enjoy Breakfast with Santa, a guided ride to the North Pole, and an opportunity to join in the Elf Hunt ride and collect punches at various businesses throughout the area to win cash and prizes. If you've never had a ride in a UTV, here's your chance. Demo rides will be available. 

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After Loon Delight Craft Show

August 8th, 2024

Continue the celebration after Mercer’s Loon Day in Minocqua on Thursday, August 8th, 2024 with the After Loon Delight Craft Show. The show fills the beach level of Torpy Park on Lake Minocqua from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. More than 75 exhibitors set up rain or shine and sell a wide variety of unique handcrafted items. You will see original artwork, pottery, jewelry, tapestries, clothing, photography, wood creations, leather goods, and more. 

Arbor Vitae Fireman's Summerfest

August 3rd & 4th, 2024

The Arbor Vitae Fire & Rescue Department will host their 47th Annual Summerfest at Fireman's Park on August 3rd & 4th, 2024. This classic community event features great live music, food, drinks, kid's activities, lawn mower races, water fights, & more. 

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Minocqua Dragon Boat Festival

August 17th, 2024

The Minocqua Dragon Boat Festival is back for its 8th year! Over 100 teams from across 13 states and Canada will race 300m from East to West, finishing in front of Torpy Park’s swimming beach in an intense display of strength and teamwork. The excitement and energy from this event has had an immense impact on the health and wellness of our community by raising over $1 million to benefit our state-of-the-art hospitals including Howard Young Medical Center and Aspirus Eagle River Hospital, the Aspirus Tick-Borne Illness Center, and Autism Services.

For more great events throughout the summer, browse our events calendar for a full listing of things to do.