The vast waters and woods combined with our strong volunteer spirit make the Hayward Lakes area a haven for world-class and community events. Athletic events draw participants from all 50 states and around the world to compete in a variety of disciplines all on display in the beautiful backdrop of the Northwoods. Community festivals welcome visitors and vendors and offer a variety of fun for the entire family. 

Looking for events like live music and local celebrations?

American Birkebeiner

Fat Bike Birkie

Fishing Has No Boundaries

Lumberjack World Championships

Chequamegon MTB Festival

Hayward Fall Festival

Musky Festival

Honor the Earth PowWow

Sawyer County Fair

Stone Lake Cranberry Festival

in Hayward

Local Event Calendar

always something to do in Hayward

Whether you are looking to cheer on the next Lumberjack World Champion, experience the culture and tradition of the Lac Courte Oreilles tribe, or enjoy our local talents and have some fun at one of our community festivals, you won’t be lacking for experiences in the Hayward Lakes area.