March 16, 2023

Bayfield Chamber & Visitor Bureau

Community Blast

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Bayfield Chamber Secures Marketing Grant for Art Escape 

Art Escape, September 9 - 17, 2023

Applications Due April 1

The Bayfield Chamber and Visitor Bureau successfully secured a Joint Effort Marketing Grant through the Wisconsin Department of Tourism to promote Art Escape for 2023!

The chamber will receive $22,750 in grant funds to market Art Escape. This is the second year in a row the Chamber has received grant funds to market this event.

In its first year, Art Escape generated $700,000 in economic impact for Bayfield County and Madeline Island and we hope to see the number grow in its second year.

Applications are open for the second annual Art Escape a nine-day celebration of "all things art" across Bayfield County and Madeline Island.

Area artists will be able to feature their art at a time and date chosen by the artists between September 9-17, 2023. This is a prime opportunity to showcase your art via live demos, workshops, and open houses.

Your event will be included in the Bayfield Chamber and Visitor Bureau Art Escape directory that will be distributed across Bayfield County and target markets in the weeks leading up to the event.

Art Escape Directory Advertising Opportunity

Ads and Payment Due April 14

The Bayfield Chamber and Visitor Bureau is putting together an artist and event guide for the week of Art Escape 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 in Bayfield County and Madeline Island.

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A Special Thank You from Bayfield Playgrounds

Bayfield Playgrounds Subcommittee

125 S. First Street

P.O. Box 1170

Bayfield, WI

(406) 580-1619

We want to thank everyone who came out to the Bayfield Playground Fundraiser and Snow Sculpture Contest! We had a great turnout and raised over $2,000 in just a couple of hours!

Special thanks to Adventure Club Brewing and Howl for hosting and for their grand support! Big thanks to Wonderstate, Dana Johnson, Kiddiwink Kids, Stone's Throw, Sweet Sailing, Chelsea & Jeff Simon, Cooking with Lars, Amber Vadnais, and Lissa Flemming for prizes, food/drink, and event support!! Thanks to Apostle Islands Area Community Fund, Memorial Medical Center, and Bayfield County for grant support.

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Spring Break Closure at the Copper Crow

The Copper Crow

237395 Hwy 13

Bayfield, WI

(715) 779-0275

March 17 - 19

The Copper Crow Distillery will be closed this weekend March 17 through 19.

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St. Patrick's Day Party-Fun for ALL

Pier Plaza

1 Rittenhouse Avenue

Bayfield, WI

(715) 779-3330

March 17, 11:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Check out our menu online and come visit us!

Wednesdays 11:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Shrimp Dinner-Jumbo or Battered Shrimp with Fries & Coleslaw or Side Salad

Thursdays 11:30 a.m.- 8:00 p.m. 1/2 off all Bottles of Wine and Special Pasta Features

Fridays 11:30 a.m.- 8:30 p.m. Fish fry Friday Night!

Saturdays 11:30 a.m. - 8:30 pm Chef's Choice and $5.00 mimosas all day!

Join us for our Annual St. Patrick's Day Party on March 17th Amazing Irish-Themed Menu- Games, Food, and Fun for ALL. Stay tuned for our Irish Menu to be Posted!

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St. Patrick's Day Celebration

Adventure Club Brewing

35265 County Hwy J

Bayfield, WI

(715) 779-1010

Friday, March 17, 4:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Come celebrate St. Patrick's Day and sip on a locally brewed tribute to Ireland's *favorite beer! We'll be pouring McSnuggles at a special price. Who knows, there might even be some green beer. *statement not verified

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St. Patrick's Day Celebration

Harbor View Center Center

130 Harbor View Drive

Washburn, WI

(715) 373-5492

Friday, March 17, 7:00 p.m.

Warren Nelson and his All-star Band will perform a concert of original music with some charming and awesome Irish songs.

Let’s toast to a life filled with good fortune and good company!

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Harbor House Sweets

Chequamegon Bay Food Co-Op

127 W. Bayfield Street

Washburn, WI

(715) 373-0565

Saturday, March 18, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Easter Treats! It’s time to start thinking about filling those Easter baskets!

Starting this weekend: Chocolate bunnies, Jelly beans, Robin eggs, and other fun gummies Easter candy. We will also have pre-made Easter baskets

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Saturday Play Dates

School District of Bayfield

300 N 4th Street

Bayfield, WI

(715) 779-3201

Saturday, March 18, 2:00 p.m.

We are happy to say that Saturday Play Dates are back! Come down with your little ones to have some fun and get your wiggles out! Saturdays from 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. in the school gymnasium. This will run until the end of May.

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Sushi, Ramen, and Saki

The Fat Radish

2227 County Hwy C

Cornucopia, WI

(715) 209-4630

Saturday, March 18, 4:00 p.m.

Friday Fish Fry and Saturday night we will host a specialty dinner of Sushi, Ramen, and Saki. No regular menu Saturday Night.

See our Full Menu on our website.

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Project Linus and CORE's Community Center

CORE Community Center

257 Manypenny Avenue

Bayfield, WI

(715) 779-3457

March 20, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

It's been a snowy winter and we've had to make a few changes at CORE. Our community center will be closed on Friday, March 17 due to the newest snowstorm headed our way!

But our community center will be open on Monday, March 20 from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. and we'll be making blankets with Project Linus at 1:00 p.m. Enjoy the snow and we'll see you next week!

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A Walk Across Switzerland

Bayfield Libary

37 N Broad Street

Bayfield, WI

Phone: (715) 779-3953

​​Tuesday, March 21, 7:00 p.m.

Mark and Erica Peterson went to discover Switzerland -- by walking across it. Come along on this journey through their stories and stunning pictures and discover this remarkable scenic country. The presentation will be held downstairs in the library.

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Chair and Gentle Yoga at Guided Resilience

Guided Resilience

300 Manypenny Ave

Bayfield, WI

(651) 323-7798

Tuesdays, March 21, Chair Yoga, 3:00 p.m.

Wednesdays, March 22, Gentle Yoga, 3:00 p.m.

Cami guides this gentle flow to move, stretch, and be in your body with delight. Cami brings decades of teaching experience to these classes. No classes the week of March 11-18.

Class sizes are limited to 5. Register online.

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NEW Spring Tide coffee blend

Full Keel Coffee

101 W. Bayfield St

Washburn, WI

(715) 209-4760

Tuesday, March 21

Need a little reminder that Spring is on its way? Try our NEW Spring Tide blend: rich, earthy, and delicious. Limited time only. Fast shipping or FREE pick-up at AdventureUs in Washburn.

First pick-up Wed March 22 - Follow the link to Pre-Order NOW.

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Wednesday Night Chalet Social-Trivia Night

Mt Ashwabary Ski & Recreation Area

32525 Ski Hill Road

Bayfield, WI

(715) 779-3227

Wednesday, March 22, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Come enjoy a nordic ski then join us in the Chalet for Trivia Night where you'll be quizzed on everything from Ashwabay to apples, Big Top to brews, and much more.

South Shore Brewery will be on hand, as well as Blue Ox Cider which is unveiling its first Community cider. 100% of the profits from this year's cider will be donated to Mt Ashwabay! The bar opens @ 4:30 p.m. Food will be available. And yes, there will be prizes!

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"Butterfly in the Sky"

Bay Area Film Society

PO Box 11

Ashland, WI

(715) 292-4913

Friday, March 24, 5:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Sign up to be a Literacy Coach between screenings. The 5:00 p.m. screening is FREE and sponsored by Friends of the Vaughn Library & Ashland Adult Literacy.

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CBAC Artistic Development Grants

Chequamegon Bay Arts Council

PO Box 25

Washburn, WI

(715) 308-3282

Deadline: April 1

The purpose of the grant is to promote ongoing learning and to encourage area residents to further their artistic abilities for personal growth and enhanced community artistic excellence. Education in the field of visual, performing, or literary arts is eligible for consideration. Opportunities can include short-term courses pertaining to an artistic field of interest, such as workshops, camps, etc.

Application deadline: April 1, 2023. Questions? Chris Lindsey,

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NEW off-season hours


101 West Bayfield Street

Washburn, WI

(715) 209-4057

Wednesday-Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

We’re rolling with the flow and updating our off-season store open hours to devote more focused time to sewing.

Appointments times will be still be available on Monday and Tuesday by calling (715) 209-4057.

Shop ONLINE for fast shipping or easy pickups. AdventureUs will remain OPEN Wednesday - Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. for all your mending pick-up and drop-offs, coffee and shopping needs.

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Funds Available for Community Projects

Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation

Applications are due April 3, 5:00 p.m.

Nonprofits with projects or ideas for community enhancements can apply for grants from 25 funds of the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation.

Applications for the foundation’s spring grant round opened online on March 1. Nonprofits or project teams with nonprofit fiscal sponsors can apply through 5:00 p.m. on April 3. The foundation will provide funds to successful applicants in July.

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Beginning Watercolor April 21-23, Advanced Watercolor April 27-29, and Silk Painting May 7-9

France Austin Miller

33615 Ski Hill Road

Bayfield, WI

(406) 579-5605

April 21-23, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Watercolor Beginner

April 27-29, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Watercolor Advanced

Mary 5-7, 10:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. Silk Painting

Three great classes, three days each!! 8 students per class assure each painter plenty of personal instruction from artist Francie Austin Miller and assistant Mich Auger. The event location is at Mt Ashwabay Chalet.

To register: Call (405) 579-5605 or Email You may also register and submit payment on

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Bayfield Area Trails Forum

Bayfield Area Trails Forum

Bayfield Winery & Blue Ox Cider

87380 Betzold Rd

Bayfield, WI

(541) 452-3079

Saturday, May 6, 9:00 a.m. - noon

SAVE THE DATE: Please join us for the second Bayfield Area Trails Forum.

Come learn about the recent and upcoming trail projects, share your ideas about how to enhance trails in the Bayfield area, and find ways to participate.

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Community Funds Golf Outing

Apostle Islands and Chequamegon Bay Area Community Funds

Affiliates of the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation

June 16, 10:00 a.m.

Tickets and sponsorships are on sale for the Golf: Fore the Greater Good Tournament on June 16 in Ashland, sponsored by the Apostle Islands-Chequamegon Bay Area Community Funds.

The event raises funds to support the work of the two funds, which provide grants to nonprofits for community projects and scholarships. The funds are affiliates of the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation. They cover communities throughout the Bayfield peninsula, including Ashland, Bad River, Washburn, Bayfield, Red Cliff, and the Apostle Islands, including Madeline Island.

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Freshwater Paddler Sea Kayak Symposium

Lost Creek Adventures

22475 Hwy 13

Cornucopia, WI

(715) 953-2223

June 22 - 25

We're teaming up with Friends of The Apostle Islands and other area businesses to offer the 1st annual Freshwater Paddlers Sea Kayak Symposium, June 22-25, 2023.

Our Theme: "Access For All" is to help people of all abilities enjoy what the Apostle Islands have to offer. Free admission to check out the vendors, with tuition covering skills clinics and coaching with options for more in-depth certifications.

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BMO Spring Lending Campaign

BMO Bank

100 Main St

Ashland, WI

(715) 682-0514

BMO Spring Home Equity Line of Credit!! Effective for applications dated Feb 1, 2023 - May 31, 2023.

New applicants can take advantage of a variable introductory annual percentage rate (APR) at terms of 6 months with APRs as low as 5.74% or 12 months with APRs as low as 6.24%. After the introductory period is over, a variable APR applies.

Intro rates will vary depending on the loan and the value of the property. NO CLOSING COSTS!! Contact Sarah Copp at 715.682.0513 or Diane Vlasaty at 715.682.0511

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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

​March 27- ARB, 5:00 p.m.

March 29- Planning, 5:00 p.m.

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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