Bayfield, Wisconsin Area Info, Events & Attractions


Bayfield, Wisconsin hosts a variety of quality events including Apostle Islands Sled Dog RaceBook Across the BayBike Across the Bay Fat Bike RaceBayfield Winter FestivalBayfield In BloomBayfield Apple Festival (the granddaddy of them all!), the Festival of the ArtsSailboat Races, Fourth of July, Red Cliff Traditional Pow-Wow, Blues Fest, Apostle Islands Lighthouse Celebration, Christmas Weekends, and Snowshoe Race…just a sample of the variety of events for every season.
Visit the Bayfield Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Bureau for more information.

Big Top Chautauqua

Big Top Chautauqua has been called the “Carnegie Hall of Tent Shows” and provides a variety of top national and local musical talent at the base of Mt. Ashwabay overlooking the lake. Spend an evening at the tent which is a great way to end an exciting day in the Bayfield area. Visit Big Top Chautauqua for more information.

The Outdoors

Experience the great outdoors: bike, down hill and cross country ski, kayak, fish, hit the beaches, pick fruit, all right here in our beautiful area. Visit the Bayfield Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Bureau for more information.


Challenge your golf skills while enjoying the spectacular view of the Big Lake. Golf packages available. Visit Apostle Highlands Golf Course.


Ride the hundreds of miles of state and forest trails, all in our vast wilderness away from the crowds.

Additional Bayfield Area Snowmobile Trail Info
Bayfield County Trails info

Area Snowmobile Trail Conditions

John Dee Area Conditions for Bayfield/Valhalla

Apostle Islands & Madeline Island

Take a boat tour of the Apostle Island National Lakeshore with Apostle Islands Cruise Service and enjoy beautiful natural scenery, sea caves and historic lighthouses. Ride the ferry to Madeline Island for a day at the beach and island exploration. Or hike out to the frozen ice caves in the winter.