Fond du Lac Festivals is excited for Walleye Weekend 2020.  Due to current uncertainty of public gatherings, Fond du Lac Festivals has decided to move Walleye Weekend from the original dates in June to August 28, 29, and 30, 2020.

The organizers of the Mercury National Tournament fully support this decision, but have announced cancellation of the 2020 Mercury National Tournament, a walleye fishing competition originally slated to take place June 12-14 on Lake Winnebago.  This is the first cancellation of the annual event, a fishing tradition that began in 1978.  The event’s cancellation is due to the COVID-19 pandemic and conforms with the state of Wisconsin’s “Safer at Home” prohibition of certain business activities and public gatherings.

Public health and safety will continue to be a priority and Walleye Weekend organizers will continue to seek recommendations from public health officials as they move forward with planning of the festival. This year will pose new challenges with vendors and event partners, but the hope is to move as many events and activities from the traditional Walleye Weekend to these new dates.

Walleye Weekend – Reunited may look a little different, but it will without a doubt be a great opportunity for friends and families to come together again at Lakeside Park in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin.  Thank you sponsors for your continued support.  

Check back right here for any important updates and we hope to see you in August!


See full press release here: New Dates for Walleye Weekend 2020 – FFI – FOR RELEASE 5.1.2020

2020 Premier Sponsors

In 1978 the Mercury Marine National Walleye Tournament was born in Fond du Lac with hopes to build a festival around it. Today, Walleye Weekend lures an average of 70,000 people to Lakeside Park with its extensive family entertainment, national, regional and local music acts, sporting events and many other attractions. All attractions and entertainment, admission and shuttles for the yearly celebration are completely free to the public. The success of Walleye Weekend can be attributed to the support of the community, local businesses and nonprofit organizations.  Net profits provided to participating organizations since 2012 total over $2,000,000.  Each year over 1,600 volunteers provide more than 13,000 volunteer hours from 54 groups representing 45 organizations to make Walleye Weekend happen!

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