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 10

Scheduled Events

  • 12:00 pm: 5K Art Walk/Run, Registration Open Now
  • 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm: Live Music with Dr. Bombay
  • 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm: Art Slam Activities
  • 1:00 – 3:00 pm: Wacky Weekend Workshop Rocket Building
  • 1:00 – 3:00 pm: 501st Legion
  • 1:00 – 3:00 pm: Lakeshore Robotics
  • 3:00 pm: Alien Pet Costume
  • 3:30 pm: Children’s Costume Contest
  • 5:00 pm: Alien Drop 50/50 Raffle
  • 5:15 pm: Sci-Fi Trivia Contest
  • 5:00 – 9:00 pm: That 90s Band
  • 7:00 pm: Adult’s Space Debris Costume Contest

That 90's Band

Thank you to our out-of-this-world sponsors!

5K Walk Run Lead Sponsor: Community First Credit Union

5K Walk/Run Lead Sponsor: Fricke Printing Service, Inc.

ArtSlam at Sputnikfest Lead Sponsor: Rockwell / Carmeuse Americas

Media Sponsor: Seehafernews.com

Band Sponsor: Burbey CPA

Band Sponsor: Bank First

Beverage Sponsor: Dental Park

Beverage Sponsor: Eck Industries

Beverage Sponsor: Manitowoc Ice

Art Slam Sponsor: Americollect

Art Slam Sponsor: Baycare Clinic Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

Art Slam Sponsor: Lundberg & Associates, Inc.

Art Slam Sponsor: Tim & Ann Salutz Family

Alien Drop Raffle Sponsor: A.C.E. Building Service

Alien Drop Raffle Sponsor: Cedar Crest Ice Cream

Alien Drop Raffle Sponsor: Shoreline Hometown Credit Union

Alien Drop Raffle Sponsor:  Pozorski Hauling and Recycling, LLC

5K Art Run/Walk Spot Sponsors

Fricke Printing Service, Inc. | Community First Credit Union | Baycare Clinic  |  Bitter Neumann  |  Custom Health Pharmacy  |  Hamann Construction Company | KDC One Northern Labs |  Lundberg & Associates, Inc.  |  Shipbuilders Credit Union

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