Fun-filled Lake Nebagamon summerBeginning with the big Fourth of July celebration, summer is filled with family fun in Lake Nebagamon between now and August when the Duquesne University Tamburitzans return.
By: By Kay Coletta/For the Superior Telegram, Superior Telegram
Beginning with the big Fourth of July celebration, summer is filled with family fun in Lake Nebagamon between now and August when the Duquesne University Tamburitzans return.
The annual Dragin’ Tail Run/Walk sponsored by the Lake Nebagamon Volunteer Fire Fighters begins at 9 a.m. Saturday in front of the Lake Nebagamon Auditorium. There is still time to register. Call Swan Dawson at (715) 374-3101, or Dan Morey at (715) 374-2559. Late registration is accepted run morning. A youth run/walk begins at 7:45 a.m. Saturday. Those who aren’t running or walking can enjoy the festivities at the finish line. Firefighters will be serving refreshments and will offer a special Chinese Auction all day at the Auditorium.
A downtown street dance sponsored by Bridge’s Indianhead Tavern, the Village Inn Restaurant and the Nebagamon Community Association is set for 8 p.m. Saturday. It will feature the music of Rissa & the Time Traveler.
Sunday kicks off with a free Family Fun Day with games, face painting, refreshments and photo fun at the Uncle Sam Photo stand starting at 1 p.m. on the public beach. One of the highlights of the day will be a “Digging for Gold” pennies hunt in the sand. The event is sponsored by the Nebagamon Community Association and many community businesses and individuals who donated money to support the games.
This year’s Miss Nebagamon and Little Miss Nebagamon will be crowned at 8 p.m. Sunday night at the Auditorium. Contestants are selling buttons and the girls who sell the most in each category will be crowned. The contestants also appear during Monday’s Fourth of July Parade.
Floats, music, marchers and fun are on the agenda for the annual Fourth of July Parade at 4 p.m. downtown. Participants in the parade should call Dawson at (715) 374-3101 for lineup information.
The Nebagamon Lake Association will have a watercraft parade Monday evening before the Watercraft Parade, best seen from the public beach.
A new swimming raft for the public beach will be dedicated after the Watercraft Parade. The new raft was purchased by Kids In Nebagamon with donations in memory of Darren Harvey.
The holiday weekend winds up with a fireworks display at 10 p.m. at the public beach. The display is sponsored by the Lake Nebagamon Lions Club and other local organizations and businesses.
Swimming classes for youngsters run July 5-July 14 at the public beach. Lessons are available for children ages 3 and older. Call Jodi Karich, (715) 374- 3346.
The Summer Lecture Series, arranged by Jan Conley, begins at 7 p.m. July 13 and every Wednesday at the Auditorium. Greg Kessler, a field biologist with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, gives the first program, a PowerPoint presentation, “All Around You! How much do you know About the Mammals of Douglas County?”
The July 20 program, “Around the World in 120 Days and What We Saw along the Way,” is presented by Sue Hendrickson and depicts her around-the-world cruise.
The July 27 program is “Damselflies and Dragonflies.” Robert DuBois, WDNR, shares his stunning slides. There will be hands-on opportunities for kids.
The popular Pancake Breakfast at Trinity Lutheran Church, 11416 E. First St. N., begins at 10 a.m. July 10.
A Farmer’s Market is held from 9 a.m. to noon each Saturday next to Sharon’s LakeView Café, 6884 S. Lake Ave., downtown Lake Nebagamon.
The Lake Nebagamon Lions Club hosts the “Classics by the Lake Car Show & Craft Festival on July 17. Classic cars, trucks and tractors will be displayed along downtown streets. Refreshments are available at local businesses.
“Sh-Boom,” the popular Twin Ports 1950s and ’60s band provides music for a swing dance 8-11:30 p.m. July 29 at the Auditorium. Tickets are $10 and the doors open at 7:30 p.m. This is a BYOB event and ice will be provided by the Dance Club. Call Tom or Sheryl Chambers, (715) 374-2257, for more information.
Tickets may now be reserved for this year’s concerts by the Duquesne University Tamburitzans.
The “Tammies” perform at 7 p.m. Aug. 8 and Aug. 9 in the Lake Nebagamon Auditorium. To reserve tickets, call (715) 374-2283 or (715) 374-3101. Tickets are $20 for all seats.
The Tamburitzans have been coming to Lake Nebagamon for more than 50 years and tradition dictates that new freshmen in the group are dunked in the lake.
Lake Nebagamon is about 25 miles southeast of the Twin Ports.