Celebrate Sheboygan’s Riverfront and South Pier Districts during the annual River Days celebration held Friday, September 21‒Sunday, September 23! Formerly known as Harvest Fest, River Days is an exciting, family-friendly festival with events, activities and specials held along the Sheboygan River boardwalk and the new City Green space.
Friday, September 21
Kick off the weekend at the City Green, located on the corner of New York Ave. and North 7th St. with SEAS’ Brats 4 Sail event. Enjoy brats, burgers, refreshments and live entertainment from the Honey Goats from 4‒8 p.m. All proceeds go to SEAS Adaptive Sailing and High School Sailing Programs.
View the Para World Sailing Championships, hosted by the U.S. Sailing Center of Sheboygan from 10 a.m.‒5 p.m. Eighty sailors from 40 countries are set to compete. The best places to view the competition are North Beach, Blue Harbor’s beachfront, or your own boat, however please stay clear of the race course and officials.
Saturday, September 22
Join South Pier and Riverfront businesses for an Open House featuring special sales and food and beverage offerings from 11 a.m.‒4 p.m. Walk the boardwalk and enjoy live entertainment and family activities from MEAD Public Library, Above and Beyond Children’s Museum, The John Michael Kohler[JH1] [AS2] Arts Center, Bookworm Gardens, and MORE! There will be face painting, pumpkin carving, and balloons! Adults with wristbands can enjoy 3 Sheeps beer sold along the boardwalk.
Taste over 100 beers at Blue Harbor’s Craft Beer Festival, co-hosted by 3 Sheeps Brewing Co., at the end of South Pier. The VIP Event begins at 11:30 a.m. with the General Admission Craft Beer Tasting to follow at 1 p.m. Tickets start at $39 and are available at www.xorbia.com.
The Para World Sailing Championships continues right off of Lake Michigan’s shores from 10 a.m.‒5 p.m. Then, help close the Championships with a ceremony at 3 Sheeps’ Taproom from 6‒8:30 p.m.
Head to the John Michael Kohler Art Center’s opening celebration of its newest exhibition series Live/Work at 7 p.m. Celebrate with live entertainment, hors d’oeuvres, and refreshments. All River Days participants who present their wristband will gain entry to the celebration and all the excitement for just $10 at the door!
Join us for our first annual Kayak Keg Race on the Sheboygan River! EOS Surf Shop, 3 Sheeps Brewery, and Sprecher’s Restaurant have partnered to create a race that is sure to be a blast whether you are a competitive racer or just a casual paddler. Racers will pull one empty quarter barrel keg behind a kayak provided by EOS Surf and Outdoor Shop. More information will be available in the future, so follow Sheboygan Squared on Facebook to keep up to date!
Sunday, September 23
Head to South Pier and Riverfront on Sunday and join us for brunch! There will be brunch menu and beverage specials at participating restaurants and live music to enjoy while you eat.
Free parking for River Days will be available, and free shuttles will run from the parking areas to the event during scheduled hours.