Sturgeon Spectacular

Friday, February 11, 2022 | 1:00 PM – 10:30 PM
Saturday, February 12, 2022 | 8:00 AM – 10:30 PM
Sunday, February 13, 2022 | 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

The Sturgeon Spectacular is back for 2022. This celebration of winter and really big fish can only be found in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin on the 2nd weekend in February. This fun-filled weekend has events for all ages and interests – indoor, outdoor, downtown, at Lakeside Park, and throughout the Lake Winnebago Region.

Join us in Downtown Fond du Lac for the very popular Wisconsin State Snow Sculpting Championship all weekend long, Ice Sculpting Competition, Horse-drawn Carriage Rides, Running of the Sturgeon, Live Entertainment and winter-themed exhibits at Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts, Chili Crawl, Family activities and Sturgeon Mini Games, Hot Cocoa and Chocolate Crawl, and lots of Spectacular Specials at various bars, restaurants, and hotels.Visit Lakeside Park on Saturday, February 12th for more family-friendly activities including the Outdoor Curling Bonspiel right on Lake Winnebago, Free Horse-drawn Carriage Rides through the park, Kids Fun Run & 5K, Biggest Sturgeon Contest, Snow Land family activities, live music, a huge community bonfire, and more. For the adults, don’t miss the Spear the Beer Specials as well as Spearing & Beering Festivities with Lakefront Brewery at Lakeside Park.

THELMA Schedule of Events

| Friday, February 11 |
1:00 – 10:00 PM: WI Snow Sculpting Championship teams arrive and begin
7:00 – 10:00 PM: FREE Northsoul Kick-off Concert in Great Hall (Bar opens at 7 PM, Music starts at 8 PM)

| Saturday, February 12 |
8:00 AM – 10:00 PM: WI Snow Sculpting Championship continues
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM: Curling Lounge on Plaza and 1st Floor Contemporary Wing (Drinks, tables, and seating available)
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM: Spinning Sturgeon Art Kit for kids by the Fond du Lac Artist’s Association in Fond du Lac Area Foundation Community Art Room
12:00 – 2:00 PM: Carnival Style Sturgeon Mini Games in 2nd Floor Contemporary Wing
12:30 – 4:00 PM: Amateur Snow Sculpting (Check-in inside THELMA lobby from 12:00 – 12:30 PM, Judging begins at 4:15 PM, Winners announced Sunday)
3:00 – 4:30 PM: FREE Comedy with Fondy’s Funniest Winner Greg Friess and Improv by Laughable Productions in Great Hall (Viewer digression advised)
5:00 – 7:00 PM: FREE Copper Box Concert in Fountain City

| Sunday, February 13 |
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM: Curling Lounge on Plaza and 1st Floor Contemporary Wing (Drinks, tables, and seating available)
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM: Brunch and a Band featuring music by The Pineapple Hunks and food by Mila Vanilla Crepes
1:00 PM: WI Snow Sculpting Championship judging begins
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM: Spectacular Finale: Winners of WI Snow Sculpting Championship, Amateur Snow Sculpting, Chili Crawl, and Downtown Ice Sculpting announced on Plaza.

Stay tuned for updates on the events and activities surrounding this awesome winter festival. For more information, visit See you all there!