Bayfield Wisconsin Upcoming Events During Winter

Photo of people fat biking at one of the Bayfield Wisconsin upcoming eventsWinter is one of the most spectacular times of the year in Wisconsin, but after months of cold weather, many of us are wishing for warmer days. But, don’t wish just yet; there are still several Bayfield Wisconsin upcoming events that can help you combat those winter blues by getting outside and embracing the cold. The events throughout the year create even more reasons to visit our charming Lake Superior town. Join us at Old Rittenhouse Inn and plan a memorable getaway around one of these winter events throughout Bayfield County.

Book Across the Bay

Book Across the Bay is a unique winter event in Wisconsin, open to skiers and snowshoers in mid-February. The event features a 10km course over the frozen surface of Lake Superior. Book Across the Bay takes place at night lit up by the night sky and up to 1,000 candles in ice luminaries that line the route. The event starts in Ashland and ends at Thompson’s West End Park in Washburn. Once you have finished, you can enjoy a beautiful firework show over Chequamegon Bay.

Bike Across the Bay

Bike Across the Bay occurs the morning after the Book Across the Bay ski race. This is a fat bike race held on the frozen surface of Lake Superior, available as a 10k or 20k. The registration and after-party will take place at the Harbor View Event Center. After finishing the race, you can enjoy a free food buffet, live music, and local vendors at the event center. 

48th Slumberland American Birkebeiner

The country’s largest cross-country ski race is in Cable, Wisconsin. This event has brought over 40,000 skiers and spectators to the area in the past. Skiers will make their way through the forest on Birkie Trail and travel 50 kilometers to the finish line in Hayward. This event is part of the Birkie Week celebration, where there are different races for every age and skill level. There will also be an expo where you can shop for ski gear to fuel your outdoor lifestyle.

Mystery Dinner Weekends

At Old Rittenhouse Inn, we offer mystery dinner weekends upon request from November to May. Our exciting mystery dinners allow you to dress in costume and play detective with a series of intriguing clues. Book your dinner around one of the Bayfield Wisconsin upcoming events and make the most out of your Wisconsin getaway. Gather your friends and family and see if you can solve the mystery surrounding Bayfield.

Photo inside our Moroccan Suite at Old Rittenhouse InnA Winter Retreat in Bayfield, WI

The best little town in the Midwest invites you to plan a winter getaway around Bayfield, Wisconsin, upcoming events. Old Rittenhouse Inn is centrally located to these events and several winter activities. Return to your cozy lakefront room at the end of the day and unwind after a day of adventures. Embrace the cold and book a memorable getaway at our historic bed and breakfast.