If you’re coming to the Chequamegon Bay area for Book Across the Bay race weekend and are looking for things to do, here are some ideas:

BATB Weekend Agenda:

  • FRI, February 16th:            6-10pm. Polka Party on the Bay.
    • Free entry, Family friendly, Open to All! Food available. Heated tent.
    • Maslowski Beach, Ashland, WI.
  • SAT, February 17th:           10am Registration. BOOK IT Kids Race.
    • Children’s ski race, 12 years and under. Free to participate.
    • 2521 Lakeshore Dr. Ashland, WI.
  • SAT, February 17th:           11-5pm. BATB Start Line Tent Expo.
    • Free admission, Ski waxing available, Local Businesses & Vendor displays. Food available. Heated tent.
    • Maslowski Beach, Ashland, WI.
  • SAT, February 17th:          6p-12am. BATB Celebration Party.
    • Free entry, Donations accepted. Family friendly, Live music, Food, Beer, Dancing! Heated tent. Fireworks. Bonfire celebration.
    • Thompson’s West End Park, Washburn, WI.



  • Book Across the Bay is starting early this year with a Polka Party on the bay!  Join your friends and neighbors in the big tent at Maslowski beach for an evening of hometown fun on the frozen shores of Lake Superior.  6:00 PM – 10:00 PM.  The Polka Party on the Bay is a community celebration open to absolutely everyone. There is no admission charge. Bring your family and friends and enjoy an evening of Music, Food, Drinks, and Dancing!  Check Facebook For updates and information visit:



  • Bike Across the Bay at 10am, hosted by North Coast Cycling Association. The race will start from the Washburn Shore. Registration will be from 8:30-9:30am at the Harbor View Restaurant (the former Steak Pit), 125 Harbor View Dr, Washburn.  For more information, call 715-373-2114 or visit
  • Community Dinner, in the fellowship hall of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 620 W. 3rd St., held each Sunday from 4-6pm. A different area church provides the meal each week. For more information, call 715-682-5067.