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Don’t miss these annual events in Boulder Junction

June 18, 2024

Boulder Junction, located in the heart of Wisconsin’s Northwoods, is a perfect vacation destination offering outstanding recreational opportunities, beautiful scenery, great places to stay, and so much more. We’ve also got a full calendar of fun events, including annual celebrations that bring visitors back to Boulder Junction year after year. Here’s a closer look at some of our signature events.

Find more Boulder Junction events here.

Spring and summer events 2024

Town Wide Garage Sale, May
Residents and businesses throughout Boulder Junction participate in this fun community event held every Memorial Day weekend. Find hidden treasures at sales in downtown Boulder Junction and throughout the community.

Guide on the Side–Free Fishing Seminars, May-September
Learn everything you need to know to make your Boulder Junction fishing trip a success with free seminars conducted by Boulder Junction’s experienced, knowledgeable fishing guides on Sundays throughout the summer (Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend).

Lions Club Weekly Summer Craft & Flea Market, June-August
Head to the Boulder Junction Community Center, 5836 Park St., from 8am to 2pm every Tuesday in the summer to find a large outdoor craft and flea market, as well as food vendors. Homemade baked goods and Lions Club sliders can also be purchased on site.

Music on Main, June-August
For more than 15 years, the Boulder Junction Chamber of Commerce has hosted this live outdoor music series on Wednesdays throughout the summer. Musicians across a variety of genres perform from 6 to 8pm at Peeple’s Park, 10394 Main St., right next to Peeplelures. Bring a lawn chair or a blanket and carry in food and drinks for the show—and be sure to stop in at downtown Boulder Junction’s shops and restaurants before the concert.

Star Spangled Jubilee, July
Boulder Junction’s annual Fourth of July celebration starts with a parade down Main Street at noon. Enjoy food at Lions Club food tent in the afternoon, then ooh and aah at the fireworks display sponsored by the town of Boulder Junction at dusk at the Boulder Junction Airport north of downtown.

Musky Jamboree, August
This annual event started more than 65 years ago and offers three days of fun events. The festivities kick off Friday night with a street party on Main Street featuring live music. Saturday’s events include the 5K and 10K Musky Fun Run (as well as kids’ races) and a barbeque and brat sale and other activities as part of Boulder Junction Historical Society History Day. The highlight of the weekend happens on Sunday, which includes the annual Musky Jamboree Car Show, an arts & crafts show with more than 100 vendors, children’s activities (including a casting contest), food and beverages for sale, and more.

Learn more about Boulder Junction’s Musky Jamboree here.

Fall events

Colorama, September
Boulder Junction celebrates every fall with the Colorama Arts & Crafts Fair held at the Boulder Junction Community Center. The event, which has been going on for more than 30 years, features dozens of arts & crafts vendors at indoor and outdoor booths, live music, children’s activities, food, and craft beer. Colorama weekend also features the annual Colorama Dinner at Camp Manito-wish YMCA, 5650 Camp Manitowish Lane, where visitors can enjoy a dinner of chicken and wild game stew as a benefit for area youth programs and scholarships. Tickets for the dinner are available by contacting the Boulder Junction Chamber of Commerce.

Winter events

Christmas Walk, November
Get into the holiday spirit in the Northwoods the day after Thanksgiving when Boulder Junction hosts its annual Christmas Walk  The event features a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus, horse-drawn wagon rides, bonfires, hot cocoa, s’mores, and the town lighting ceremony. Plus, Boulder Junction’s shops are open until 8 pm. And the next day, support Boulder Junction’s restaurants and retailers by shopping local on Small Business Saturday. 

Winter Wonderland Arts & Crafts Fair, November
Squeeze in some holiday shopping before the Christmas Walk and check out one of the 20+ vendors at the Winter Wonderland Arts & Crafts Fair. Located at the Community Center from 10-3. Christmas decor, baked goods, handmade gifts, and more!

Find more details about these events—and other events in Boulder Junction throughout the year—on our event calendar.