On September 5, 1962 a 20 lbs. piece of Russian Sputnik IV landed in the middle of the street on the corner of N. 8th and Park. Sputnikfest is our way of bringing the community together to celebrate this momentous event.

Named one of the Top Five Funkiest Festivals in the country by Readers Digest, this wacky tacky festival has become a community and regional favorite, with fun for the entire family.

"Sputnik landed here...Why don't you?"



Saturday, September 11

Schedule of Events

10:30 am - 11:45 am
5K Registration & Packet Pickup
12:00 pm
5K Art Run/Walk
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
501st Legion
1:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Live Music with Bazooka Joe
3:00 pm
Alien Pet Contest
4:00 pm
Mini Space Debris & Adult Space Debris Costume Contests
5:30 pm
Alien Drop Raffle
7:00 pm
Let Me Be Frank's 'Sputnik Manitowoc' Comedy Performance *Tickets Required

Art Slam Schedule of Events

9:00 am - 3:00 pm 
Public Mural Project at S. 9th & Chicago Streets
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Art Slam Registration
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cosmic Kids Creation Station
Tie Dyeing, Clay Painting & Rocket Building
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Live Statue
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Live Painting by Lucas Bagemehl
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Spittin' Image Live Portrait Painting * Space is limited, register to Darla LeClair or call (920) 645-4896

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2021 Sputnikfest Sponsors

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