Stirring the crystal clear waters of Elkhart Lake. Les Tension Photo.
From spinning to running to paddling, activity abounds in Sheboygan County for the silent sport enthusiast. Competitors and spectators alike will find events that focus on their passion.
This popular event returns to Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin for its 16th year! With three triathlons to choose from, this well-organized race draws thousands of competitors, plus spectators, to the western edge of Sheboygan County, The Osthoff Resort and the shores of beautiful Elkhart Lake. For more information, check out Elkhart Lake’s calendar of events and visit organizer, Elkhart Lake Multisports, for details and entry information. KidZ event on Sunday!!
EOS, SUP n’ Surf
Day #6 June 25 @ Elkhart Lake’s Road America
Tour of America’s Dairyland (June 19-29)
The sixth year of this competition will travel to 11 Wisconsin communities, visiting Elkhart Lake on day #6. A legendary getaway, Elkhart Lake is nestled in the heart of Wisconsin’s gorgeous Kettle Moraine State Forest. Where fun and relaxation meet beautiful scenery and friendly people. Unwind or windup with nightlife, recreation (like cycling!) and attractions. The race will take place in Elkhart Lake at the historic Road America racetrack, all 4.084 miles and 14-turns of it, which celebrates 60 years of car racing in 2015. Elkhart Lake is a lively, lakeside village. To learn more about Elkhart Lake and Road America, visit www.elkhartlake.com and www.roadamerica.com.
Want an off-road alternative in your triathlon calender? Check out XTERRA Dairyland, the only XPS points series event in Wisconsin.
The 21st Annual Cheesehead Chase has something for people of all ages, including free cheese curds for the kiddos!
8 a.m. at ACUITY, 2800 South Taylor Drive, Sheboygan, WI
Proceeds will be used to create a Behavioral Health Wellness Center for Sheboygan County.
The 1/2 Marathon is a wonderful run attended by hundreds of runners each year. The course is a point to point route with an overall downhill elevation and is set almost entirely on the paved Old Plank Trail bike path. Portions of the course feature rolling hills but many runners have set PR’s on our course.
Ride the legendary Road America race track in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. Take 14 turns with hilly, sweeping corners in an exhilarating but safe environment. This ride is a life-changer! Visit Road America and Elkhart Lake for more information about two very special attractions in Sheboygan County.
Lake Street Run at Elkhart Lake, WI
Annual Lake Street Run for Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Sheboygan County & the Elkhart Lake/Glenbeulah Athletic Association. 5-Mile and 2-Mile Run/Fitness Walk and Children’s Games. Registration 7:30 a.m. Race begins at 9 a.m. Held at Siebkens Resort in Elkhart Lake.
For entry forms and race information contact the Race Director, Laurie Stecker at (920) 876-4221 or (920) 296-2000 or email her (firstname.lastname@example.org), the Elkhart Lake Area Chamber of Commerce at 920-876-2922 or drop off your form at Siebkens Resort. Entry forms and race information may also be obtained from Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Sheboygan County at (920) 458-0111.
Back at Lakeview Park on Random Lake, the triathlon includes a 1/4 mile swim with plenty of buoys to guide your way, a 16 mile bike course that heads out of the park and onto the roads through the Kettle Moraine area. The 5K run is also on the open road outside the park. It will be an out and back run with water stations along the way!
This ride is a tour, NOT a race nor competitive event. We encourage riders to take their time and enjoy the great outdoors! Five scenic routes of 12, 25, 50, 70, 100 & 112 miles. Helmets are required throughout the ride. Your registration fee includes continental breakfast, rest stops with snacks and sport beverages, SAG and maintenance service, lunch, goody bag, and post-ride activities. Prizes for pledge raisers. Discount for registrations available in advance. Day-of-ride registration available. For more information, visit www.GoMaywood.org, call Maywood at 920.459.3906 or email email@example.com. Proceeds support the Ellwood H. May Environmental Park.
September 6 & 7
Tough Mudder at Elkhart Lake’s Road America
One of the most intense endurance challenges is coming to Road America September 6 & 7, 2014. Tough Mudder, a 10- to 12-mile obstacle course challenge that involves diving into ice-cold water, crawling through mud and running through bursts of fire, will make a stop in Sheboygan County.People are encouraged to form teams and start together. Road America is the first ever venue in SE Wisconsin. Advance pricing is available until 12/10/13 and registration closes 9/5/14. Click on the following link to register: http://toughmudder.com/events/wisconsin-2014/. Visit Elkhart Lake and Road America for more information about this lively lakeside village and exhilarating race track.
Starting, finishing, and running along Lake Michigan’s shoreline, the Harvest Fest Half Marathon and 10K provides a course and venue you will enjoy and remember. Beginning and ending at Harbor Centre’s Blue Harbor Resort, you will take in some of the most scenic views of Lake Michigan on your way to and from the turnaround at Kohler-Andrea State Park. After enjoying the race and post-race party, head across the river to Harvest Fest for more family fun!
This course has it all: sand, gravel, mud, grass, pine needles, roots, and the famous “Sheboygan Slickrock.”
Enjoy a autumn walk in the hills of the Kettle Moraine State Forest. Elkhart Lake’s Road America and its 4-mile race track provide beautiful scenery for this event. This important event has been raising money for ACS for over 30 years! Visit Elkhart Lake and Road America to find out more about this lively lakeside village and exhilarating race track.
You are invited to visit the cities and villages of Sheboygan County this holiday season. Join us in celebration as we light our community trees. Shop with us. Dine with us. And, ring in the New Year with us! Special events throughout the county are listed in chronological order below. We wish you and your family and friends a Happy Holiday!
NOV 22-DEC 30 -Holiday Memories
Sheboygan County Historical Museum, Sheboygan
NOV 29-DEC 29 -Making Spirits Bright,
A wonderful drive through Holiday light display located in Sheboygan’s Evergreen Park.
Holiday Gathering and Christmas Parade
November 29, 2013 – Plymouth
Plymouth’s downtown merchants kick off the holiday shopping season! Enjoy the sights, sounds and scents of Christmas. Taste test the chili entries in the Chili Cookoff (4-7 p.m.) and vote for your favorite! The highlight of the day is the annual Christmas Parade, beginning at 7:00 p.m. on Mill Street in downtown Plymouth. Call 920-893-0079 for details. http://www.plymouthwisconsin.com
DEC 1 The Jaycees Holiday Christmas Parade, Sheboygan
Holiday Open Houses & Old Fashioned Tree Lighting Ceremony
December 6, 2013 – Elkhart Lake
Come to Elkhart Lake’s Village Square to ring in the holiday season. Shops welcome you to festive Holiday Open Houses from 5 to 8 p.m.
An old fashioned tree lighting ceremony at the historic railroad depot starts at 6:00 p.m. Children will be greeted by the one-and-only Santa Claus. Please call the Elkhart Lake Area Chamber of Commerce at 877-355-3554 for details.
Old World Christmas Market at The Osthoff Resort
December 6 – December 15, 2013 – Elkhart Lake
Experience the holiday ”gemutlichkeit” of a traditional European Christmas Market, reminiscent of the centuries-old German Christkindlesmarkt. International and regional artisans displaying their specialty wares, European delicacies, German Christmas music and Father Christmas are all a part of the 15th annual Old World Christmas Market. Please call 855-662-8144 for more information. Visit <http://www.christmasmarketatosthoff.com>.
Main Street Memories
Saturday, December 7 at 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. with Holiday Parade at 4:30 p.m. – Sheboygan Falls
Celebrate Christmas in Historic Sheboygan Falls with carriage rides, carolers, pony rides, Santa photos, children’s activities, Breakfast with Santa, Holiday shopping sales and “Christmas Cash” Holiday raffle. The Twelve Days of Christmas holiday parade ends with a tree lighting at the Sheboygan Falls Municipal Building. Visit http://www.SheboyganFalls.org.
Wade House Christmas
Saturday and Sunday, December 7 & 8 at 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Wade House in Greenbush
Experience the beauty and simplicity of a mid-19th-century celebration of Christmas by the earliest settlers of Greenbush. Yankee and German traditions of the season, hands-on activities for young and old, stories and horse-drawn wagon rides will forge memorable experiences while offering contrasts to our celebration of Christmas today. Held 10 am to 4 pm. For information and reservations, call 920-526-3271 or visit www.wadehouse.org.
Breakfast with Santa at The Osthoff Resort
Saturdays, December 7, 13, 21, 2013 – Elkhart Lake
Fun for the whole family! Enjoy a knee-high breakfast buffet, Christmas caroling and a special gift from Santa Claus. Please call 855-662-8144 (ext. 572) for cost, times, reservations or more information. Visit <http://www.osthoff.com>.
Holiday Hayrides at The Osthoff Resort
Saturdays, December 7, 13, 21, 2013 – Elkhart Lake
Enjoy a horse-drawn hay wagon ride through the winding and snow-covered roads of charming Elkhart Lake while singing Christmas carols. Warm up with a cup of hot chocolate upon returning to The Osthoff Resort. Please call 855-662-8144 for cost, times, registration or more information. Visit <http://www.osthoff.com>.
Brunch with St. Nicholas and his Reindeer at The Osthoff Resort
Sundays, December 8 and 15, 2013 – Elkhart Lake
Bring your last minute wish list as St. Nicholas arrives with his trusty reindeer to join in this festive holiday brunch. Please all 855-662-8144 (ext. 572) for cost, times, reservations, or more information. Visit <http://www.osthoff.com>.
Holiday Workshops at The Osthoff Resort
Saturdays, 7, 13 & 21, 2013 – Elkhart Lake
Cookie decorating and ornament making workshops for children (ages 4-10) assisted by Mrs. Claus. A special holiday story read by Mrs. Claus and a snack is also included. Please call 855-662-8144 for cost, times, registration or more information. Visit www.osthoff.com.
Christmas Day Buffet at The Osthoff Resort
Sunday, 25 December, 2013 – Elkhart Lake
Join family and friends for a Christmas Day Buffet offering delicious and savory culinary creations. Please call 855-662-8144 (ext. 572) for cost, times, reservations or more information. Visit <http://www.osthoff.com>.
New Year’s Eve Celebration at The Osthoff Resort
Saturday, 31 December, 2013 – Elkhart Lake
Usher in 2014 in grand Osthoff style at The Osthoff Resort. Please call 855-662-8144 for reservations or more information. Visit <http://www.osthoff.com>.
New Year’s Day Party at Victorian Village Resort
Barefoot Tiki Bar & Back Porch Bistro
Sunday January 1, 2014 – Elkhart Lake
Ring in the New Year at the Tiki Bar with Polka Music and Brat Fry at the Bistro. The tradition must continue! Visit www.vicvill.com or call 877-860-9988 for details. Fun begins at 11 a.m.
Thursday, September 26, 5-9 p.m.
The Blind Horse Restaurant & Winery, 6018 Superior Avenue, Kohler
Tickets: $40 each; 2 for $75 or $50 at the door
Join us for an evening of fine wines, tasting stations and live music by Red Star Express.
Tickets are limited and are available at the Chamber-Main Street Office 920-467-6206.