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?"

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Saturday, September 9

Scheduled Events

11:00-2:00PM      DJ 
11:30AM              Photo Op with Sputnikfest Police (courtesy of the Masquers theater company)
12:00-5:00PM      Art Space and Children’s Games
12:00-Noon          5K Art Walk/Run https://runsignup.com/Race/WI/Manitowoc/Sputnikfest5KWalkRun
1:00-3:00PM         Meet and Greet with 501st Wisconsin Garrison
12:00PM               Lakeshore 1st Robotics
2:00-6:00PM         Musical entertainment by XPOSED 4 HEADS X4 Group Saucer Sputnik3:00PM                 Pet Parade and contest 
4:00PM                 Cosmic Kids Parade and contest
5:00PM                 Captain Space Debris (Alien Adults) Parade and Contest 
6:00PM                 Alien Raffle Drop

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

Presenting Event Sponsor: Community First Credit Union

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

5K Walk/Run Spot Sponsor: Custom Health Pharmacy 

5K Walk/Run Spot Sponsor: Hamann Construction

5K Walk/Run Spot Sponsor: ECK Industries

5K Walk/Run Spot Sponsor:   Shipbuilders Credit Union Manitowoc

5K Walk/Run Spot Sponsor: Festival Foods / Manitowoc Location  

5K  Walk/Run Spot Sponsor:  Legend Larrys

5K Walk/Run Spot Sponsor:   Abacus Architects, Inc.

5K Walk/Run Spot Sponsor: Summit Clinical Services  

Media Sponsor: Seehafer News

Band Sponsor: Bank First

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Beverage Sponsor: Baycare Clinic  

Beverage Sponsor:  Dental Park Manitowoc   

Beverage Sponsor     Manitowoc Ice (Pentair) 

Beverage Sponsor   Just Orthodontics

Art Space Sponsor: Shorline Hometown Credit Union 

Art Space Sponsor: Satori’s Auto | Affordable Auto Repair - Used Car Sales - Manitowoc

Art Space Sponsor: Tim and Ann Salutz

Art Space Sponsor:  Baycare Clinic Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

Pet Contest Sponsor: Central Bark Manitowoc 

Alien Drop Raffle Sponsor:  Cedar Crest Ice cream   

Alien Drop Raffle Sponsor: Pozorski Hauling and Recycling

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 Hospitality:  Meijer  

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