Algoma Wisconsin’s Shanty Days “Celebration of the Lake” is a three-day, fun-filled, family festival that takes place on the shores of Lake Michigan.

During the festival you can enjoy

  • one of Northeast Wisconsin’s largest parades
  • a car cruise and show right along the lakeshore
  • a juried arts and crafts show and a street fair
  • music for the whole family
  • a 5K that includes a kids Superhero fun run
  • beach volleyball
  • great food
  • and of course fishing!

Shanty Days 2021 is scheduled for August 13-15 and makes for the perfect summer weekend! Stay tuned for the details.


Shanty Days 2021 Algoma Wisconsin


Wristbands will be $10 at the gate after 3 p.m. on Friday, August 14, 2020. Wristbands for Sunday-only are $5 and can be purchased at the gate only on Sunday, August 16, 2020.

*Parade special: No main grounds entrance fee on Saturday, August 15, 2020. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Stay as long as you want on the grounds but if you leave and wish to re-enter, a wristband is required for entry or re-entry after 3 p.m. on Saturday.

No band is required to attend the Arts & Crafts and Street Fair, Teen Stage, volleyball tournament, parade, 5K, fishing tournament, or Ecumenical service.


Entry to the Main Grounds requires a wristband for ages 12 and up.

At the Gate (beginning Friday at 3 p.m.): $10 Valid Friday – Sunday
Sunday Only: $5

Main Grounds Hours:

Friday, August 14, 2020, 3pm – Midnight
Saturday, August 15, 2020, 11am*-Midnight
Sunday, August 16, 2020 11am-9PM

*Parade special: No main grounds entrance fee on Saturday, 11am-3pm. Stay as long as you want on the grounds but if you leave and wish to re-enter, a wristband is required for entry or re-entry after 3:00pm on Saturday.

2020 Event Information:
All events, hours and fees are subject to change. Note: Dogs are not allowed on the Main Grounds or Crescent Beach. While leashed dogs are permitted in all other public areas during Shanty Days, please be mindful of the large crowds and the effect that the heat can have on your pooches. We wish everyone to be safe and have an enjoyable weekend.

4:00pm Lovin’ Country
8:00pm Johnny Wad,  8-Midnight

8:00am 5K Walk/Run
9:00am Kid’s SuperHero Fun Run
10:00 am Volleyball Tournament
10-5pm Arts/Crafts & Street Fair
11:30am Car Cruise 11:30 am
12:00pm Parade
1-4pm Rocker
3-10pm Teen Stage
4-8pm The Billy Shears Band
8:00pm Saving Savannah

7:00am Ecumenical Service, Heritage Park
10-4:00pm Arts & Crafts and Street Fair
11-1:00pm Mark Jirikovec Band, Main
12-1:00pm Algoma Community Band, Arts and Crafts
12:00pm Junior’s Coastal Volleyball Tournament
1-4:30pm Stone Sober
4:30pm Spice
Dusk Fireworks

Kid’s Area ~~ Main Grounds Located on the north side of the main grounds, kids will enjoy bouncy houses, face painting, ice cream and more.

There is a separate charge for the Kid’s Area wristband:  $10 for unlimited time for the entire weekend.  This is payable at the Kids Area on the Main Grounds. The Kid’s Area is scheduled to be open Friday, 4:00pm-8:00pm, Saturday, 1:00pm – 8:00pm and Sunday, 1:00pm – 5:00pm.

Sunday Ecumenical Service Grab your lawn chair and come enjoy the tranquility by the lake as you join us for an Ecumenical church service Sunday morning, 7a.m. at Heritage Park. All are welcome!

Future Shanty Days Dates:

August 13-15, 2021

August 12-14, 2022

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