Walleye Weekend Co-Chairs


Kelly Norton

Kelly lives in Fond du Lac with her husband, Tyler and three children, Hazen, Sophie, and Reese.  Originally from Brownsville, Wisconsin, she regularly volunteers and attends Walleye Weekend with her family and friends.  “My favorite element of the festival is the sheer variety of options – everything from watching the Pier Pups, to the athletic tournament play, to an amazing family zone, to fishing weigh-in, to music… and of course, the food. There really is something for everyone!” Kelly exclaimed.  Norton is also an all-around advocate of both celebrating and growing the Fond du Lac Community.  She is a proud member of the Fond du Lac Area Women’s Fund, the First Tee of Southeast Wisconsin, Fond du Lac Morning Rotary, and an alumni of Leadership Fond du Lac.  You may find Norton in the Fond du Lac Morning Rotary beer tent, either serving or being served, depending which band is on the big stage.

Dave Hopper

Like Norton, Dave Hopper has fond memories of Walleye Weekend.  “My favorite memory was when Mercury Marine sponsored the inflatable boat race on the lake.  We raced inflatable Quicksilver boats with a Mercury 9.9 hp engine, and we had to complete 8 laps.  I was so close to winning, but was still excited to finish in 2nd place.”  Hopper was born and raised, and still resides in Fond du Lac with his wife Amy; son, Adam, and daughter, Taylor.  Dave is also excited to follow in his father’s (Mark Hopper) footsteps, as Walleye Weekend Co-Chair in ’08 and ’09.  You will find both Dave and his whole family in the Merchandise Tent at Walleye Weekend, all weekend long.


VIP Parking

How would you like to park INSIDE the festival? Purchase your parking pass, $10 good for any day of the weekend.  Purchase here!



VIP Access – 96.1 The Rock Point Stage

How would you like VIP Access for Boogie & The Yo-Yo’z or the Glam Band?  VIP Access includes designated portable toilets/hand-washing stations during the shows, a dedicated drink server, and the best seats in the house!

Purchase your VIP Access for our two headlining shows ($12 per show, only 100 passes sold)

Friday, June 11th – Boogie & The Yo-Yo’z

Saturday, June 12th – Glam Band   


Purchase here!

*Purchase both for the ultimate Walleye Weekend VIP Experience



Golf Cart Shuttles and Accessible Parking

There is a golf cart shuttle service from the bus drop-offs at the Park Street entrance (Harborview Drive & Park Avenue), and Main Street entrance (Haborview Drive & Main Street), to any event inside Walleye Weekend. This free service ensures the entire park is accessible for our elderly and handicapped visitors. This shuttle is staffed by volunteers from the Fond du Lac Evening Optimists.



Hotel Accommodations

WISCO is the official festival hotelier. For reservations contact jpinch@wiscohotels.com or (920) 322-8204 and ask for the Walleye rate.


Walleye Weekend Shuttle

We want to make transportation to Walleye Weekend simple. Ride the Walleye Weekend Shuttle, courtesy of Gold Star Tours of Fond du Lac. Pick up is at Fond du Lac HS. Riders should park on the West Side of the parking lot at High School (park just to the west of the PAC). Drop off at Harbor View and Park Avenue or drop off at Harbor View and Main Street. Departure times from the high school at the top and at the 1/2 hour.  Final shuttle leaves Main Street Gate at 10:45pm on Friday or Saturday night, and 6:45pm on Sunday afternoon.


Runs continuously every 30 minutes, Click here to see 2021 schedule – 2021 Walleye Weekend shuttle times


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Bike Corral

Walleye Weekend asks that you ride your bike to the festival. The bike corral is available: Friday, 3 – 8p.m., Saturday, 10a.m. – 8p.m., and Sunday 10a.m. – 6p.m.  All bikes must be locked.  Fond du Lac Festivals is not liable for any damaged or stolen bikes.  Locks will be available for purchase ($25 cash) from the Hope Lutheran Church Concession Stand located along Main Street.


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Walleye Weekend Lost Child

Lost children or parents may come to the Pavilion. The Walleye Weekend feather banner located in front of Lakeside Park Pavilion is your marker.


First Aid

Guests in need of minor medical attention (limited to abrasions, cuts and minor wounds) may seek assistance at a first aid station at the corner of Promen Drive and North Main Street. There is another first aid station located on Baseball Island. Guests in need of further assistance will be referred to paramedics located on Oven Island. Call 911 for assistance for an emergency. First aid stations are sponsored by Agnesian HealthCare, a member of SSM Health.



No coolers or carry-ins allowed.


No dogs allowed in the park for Walleye Weekend except for Pier Pups (competitors restricted to one area).