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 2018 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:
  • Live Music with Barefoot Wonder at Freehands Lakeside from 6-9pm. For more information call 715-685-2583.



  • FREE Fat Bike Demo from 10am-2pm at Maslowksi Beach. Will be by the big white Book Across the Bay Tent. Learn why fat-bikes are the fastest growing trend in bicycling and in winter sports. With tires that look inspired by monster trucks,fat-bikes float over terrain and make you feel like a big kid. Local bikers will teach you the basics of the bike, gear, and riding technique showing you a new side of winter. For more information call 715-682-7059.
  • Bay City Sledding Days! Bohemian Hall, 319 11th Ave E, open as a warming house for sledding from 10am-3pm. For more information call 715-682-7059.



  • 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


And so much more!  Check out the local Chamber of Commerce Offices for detailed info below:

Ashland, WI 

Washburn, WI

Bayfield, WI