On September 6, 1962a 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?"
Main Tent 12:00 pm Bar Opens 12:00 pm Live Music with Double Down (3:30 pm) 1:30 pm Costume Contests 3:30 pm Alien Pet Contest 4:00 pm Sputnik Reenactment 5:00 pm Happy Hour Drink Specials (6:30 pm) 6:00 pm Live Music with The Cougars (10:00 pm) 8:00 pm Ms. Space Debris Pageant With judges Charlie Berens, Mayor Nickels, and Craig Dillon 8:30 pm Alien Drop Raffle
Children's Area 12:00 pm Bounce Houses Open 12:00 pm Magician Daryl Rogers 1:00 pm Story Time with the Manitowoc Public Library 2:00 pm Cool Chemistry with UWGB-Manitowoc Campus 3:00 pm Manty Dance 4:00 pm Marissa's Martial Arts 5:00 pm Bounce Houses Close