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.

Shanty Days in Algoma. WIWe hope to see you in Algoma, WI August 9 – 11, 2024

2024 General Information

Please note that the event schedule is subject to change.


EVENT HOURS AND FEES  (subject to change)

Main Grounds Hours:
Friday, August 9, 2024, 3 PM – Midnight
Saturday, August 10, 2024, 11 AM*- Midnight
Sunday, August 11, 2024 11 AM – 9 PM

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

Stay tuned for presale wristband sales.
Wristbands will also be available at any entry gate to the Main Grounds

Purchased at the Gat : $10
Valid for the entire weekend.

Sunday Only: $5
Payments accepted: Cash or checks made payable to Algoma Area Chamber of Commerce.

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

*No main grounds entrance fee on Saturday, 11 AM-3 PM. 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 PM on Saturday.

 General Information

  • Dogs, firearms, and carry-ins are not allowed on the Main Grounds.
  • Dogs are not allowed on Crescent Beach (on the sand and in the water). Leashed dogs are permitted in all other public areas including the boardwalk on Crescent Beach during the festival, but 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.

Pre-Festival Activities

  • Shanty Days Photo Contest Get your photos ready!
  • Shanty Days Fishing Contest is anticipated to run from Aug. 9 (Thursday) to 10 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 11. 2024. Visit the contest section of this website for more information.
  • Algoma Area Chamber of Commerce Honoree Luncheon. Stay tuned for honoree details

Friday, August 9, 2024

  • Fishing Contest continues.
  • 3 – 6 PM: Anticipated Packet Pick-up 5K Walk/Run & Kids Superhero Fun Run, Algoma Youth Club, 620 Lake St. Register here>>
  • 3 PM – Midnight: Main Grounds Open. Wristbands are required for 12 and older. $10 at the gate. Wristbands are good for the entire weekend.

Music on the Main Stage:

  • 4 – 8 PM Suzie & The Detonators
  • 8 – 12 PM That 90’s Band

Saturday, August 10, 2024

    • Fishing Contest continues.
    • 8 AM: Shanty Days 5K Run/Walk and Kids Superhero Fun Run. Fun Run 9AM Register here>>
    • 8 – 11:30 AM: Car Cruise registration and line-up. Olson Fabraction 1101 Perry St.
    • 10 AM: Battle on the Beach Volleyball Tournament, Crescent Beach
    • 10 AM – 5 PM: Arts N’ Crafts Fair and Street Vendor Fair Fremont St. between 2nd & 6th Sts.  
    • 11 AM – 3 PM: No wristband required to enter the Main Grounds.  If you leave and come back after 3, a wristband is required.
    • 11:30 AM Car Cruise with Car Show , Parade route then Algoma Youth Club parking lot .  
    • 12 PM: Shanty Days Parade 
    • 4 and 6 PM:  Lions Club Bingo – sponsored by CTI on the Shanty Days Main Grounds. Limit 30 players  $10/ card  10 games/ last one Blackout with $100 prize for winner (can buy multiple cards) No need to bring markers – will be using slider cards. When Bingo is not being played, there will be multiple board/card games available under the tent.  Outside there will be cornhole, Jenga, and a couple of other outside games.

Saturday Music on the Main Grounds

  • 1 – 4 PM 7000Apart
  • 4 – 8 PM Model Citizens
  • 8 PM – 12 AM Pink Houses

Sunday, August 11, 2024

  • Fishing Contest concludes.
  • 10AM – 4PM Arts & Crafts and Street Fair
  • 1 and 3 PM:  Lions Club Bingo – sponsored by CTI on the Shanty Days Main Grounds. Limit 30 players  $10/ card  10 games/ last one Blackout with $100 prize for winner (can buy multiple cards) No need to bring markers – will be using slider cards. When Bingo is not being played, there will be multiple board/card games available under the tent.  Outside there will be cornhole, Jenga, and a couple of other outside games.

Music on the Main Grounds

  • 11 AM – 1:30 PM The Works
  • 1:30 -4:30 PM  Copper Box
  • 4:30-8:30 PM The Leftovers Band

Music  ‘On The Green’ (Algoma Elementary School lawn)

  • 12 – 1:00 PM Algoma Community Band

Dusk Fireworks over the Algoma Harbor

Sponsor Opportunities for Algoma Wisconsin’s Shanty Days “Celebration of the Lake”!

Shanty Days Sponsor Flags

Join our community of supporters by becoming a 2024 Shanty Days Sponsor!

Several levels to choose from including special support for the annual fireworks display.

Visit the sponsorship opportunities section here.

2023 Sponsors

Join our community of supporters by becoming a 2024 Shanty Days Sponsor!
Several levels to choose from including special support for the annual fireworks display.
Visit the sponsorship opportunities section here.

ELITE

Olson Fabrication

PREMIER

Gail Force Sportfishing Algoma, WI

Quantum Technologies Algoma, WI

Tri-Bolt

GRAND

Bank of Luxemburg

CTI Hospitality Inc.

Door County Medical Center Algoma Clinic

 

FTS Technology Group

MAJOR

Bonnie Seiler

Grosbeier Auto & Towing

Millie's Pub & Grub Algoma

Sue Hepp Shanty Days Sponsor

 

von Stiehl Winery Algoma, WI

SUPPORTING

Ahnapee Brewery, Algoma

Red's Pub & Grill Algoma

The Grain Loft

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