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Festival Schedule

This year we have 120 activities to choose from. New activities are indicated with a “new” stamp next to the activity.  We are continuing with the Dinner Banquet on Friday night at Northland College.  Don’t miss the Silent Auction and Social prior to the dinner and Friday’s keynote speaker, The Birdchick, to follow at Northland College in the Alvord Theater.  The Birdchick has been a past speaker for the Chequamegon Bay Birding & Nature Festival, she is a blogger, writer, speaker, storyteller and humorist.  You are sure to enjoy this evening! 

2020 Festival Schedule coming in March

 Downloadable version of the 2019 Festival Schedule.


All start and end times include round-trip traveling time from the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center (NGLVC). Each off-site activity will have a group departing from NGLVC. However, some activities located in communities around the bay will also have a local meeting point and time listed in their descriptions so you can start at that site for your convenience. It is the responsibility of the participant to be at the correct location at the correct time. Refunds will not be given for missed attendance.


While most activities are covered by the registration fee, a few activities have some additional costs for participants. Whenever there is an additional cost involved in a particular activity it will be indicated in the activity description and table. Parking and ferry fees are payable at the time of the activity.


  • Field Trip: Usually outdoors and may include a guided tour on foot, by boat or kayak.
  • Program: In-depth presentations, generally indoors with visual materials and a speaker.


Each activity has a minimum and maximum group size. If the number of participants is less than the minimum required, the activity may be subject to cancellation. Activities that have their maximum number of participants will be highlighted in red and marked FULL. Signing up early is the best way to ensure you get the activities you want!


Transportation for field trips and other activities is not provided by the festival. We strongly encourage carpooling with fellow participants to reduce our carbon footprint, save money, better stay together, and facilitate parking at field sites. Plus it’s a great way to make new friends! Beware that some trips may involve rough unpaved roads – medium to high-clearance vehicles are recommended.


Numerical categories ranging from 1 (easiest) to 5 (most challenging) that indicate the level of difficulty for each activity. Please note these are guesstimates made at the time of planning and subject to minor changes based on current conditions.

2020 Festival Schedule coming in March.
PDF download Downloadable version of the 2019 Festival Schedule  -