Dress Like 1978 Day All Day Friday

Work places, Walleye non-profits, local government, retail etc., encouraged to dress in 1970’s theme. Those in 70’s attire welcome to walk in parade for fun.
Want a chance to win free VIP Parking? Check in at the Sunny 97-7 tent at 4pm.

40th Anniversary Walleye Weekend Parade

Friday, June 8

2:30 pm


Everyone loves a parade! This parade will start at the Aquatic Center and head North on Main St into the festival. You will want to see the parade of boats, former co-chairs and Fondy marching band!


The UW Marching Band is sponsored by


Friday, June 8 3:00 – 9:00 pm
Saturday, June 9 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Sunday, June 10  10:00 am – 6:00 pm.


Come to Walleye Weekend and play the traditional game of BINGO! Enjoy this exciting game that tests your competitive patience as you wait for that one last number to be called! All participants have the chance to win an assortment of great prizes. Don’t miss your chance to win.


Proceeds benefit the Fond du Lac Humane Society.


Sponsored by


Helicopter Rides

Friday, June 8 5:00 pm – dusk
Saturday, June 9 10:00 am – dusk
Sunday, June 10 12:00 – 4:00 pm


You have seen Walleye Weekend from the ground, and now you can see it from the air! Experience an exciting helicopter tour with Fly High Wisconsin. All flights are conducted within a 25 mile radius of Lakeside Park. Fee: $40 is payable at point of departure. Cash and credit cards are accepted. The launch pad is located to the South of Familyland and along the West side of Main Street

Waste Management Conservation Station

Friday, June 8 3:00 – 6:00 pm

Saturday, June 9 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Sunday, June 10 10:00 am – 6:00 pm


Would you like to know more about rain barrels, clean water, recycling, backyard chicken and beekeeping? Demonstration times will be posted soon! 


Sponsored by:

Tree Climbing-NEW!

Friday, June 8 3:00 – 6:00 pm

Saturday, June 9 10:00 am – 8:00 pm

Sunday, June 10 10:00 am – 6:00 pm


With the help of trained facilitators, you’ll get up in the trees like never before. Using the same professional equipment that arborists and scientists use when they ascend into the treetops, highly trained and experienced facilitators will teach you everything you need to know to get harnessed up, in the saddle, and headed toward the treetops. Once you’re at a height that’s comfortable for you, you’ll be free to swing, spin, bounce, walk the branches, or just hang out in a tree.  It’s your adventure!


Recreational tree climbing is safe, unique, and most importantly, FUN. In its over 30 years as an organized activity, more than 350,000 people have taken part. Now it’s your turn!


$15 for a 20 minute climb benefits the Riveredge Nature Center

Sunny 97.7 Prize Wheel

Friday, June 8 3:00 – 6:00 pm

Saturday, June 9 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Sunday, June 10 11:00 am – 1:00 pm


Come spin the Sunny 97.7 prize wheel for a chance to win free treats, t-shirts and other prizes!

Record Entertainment Karaoke

Friday, June 8 6:00 – 9:00 pm

Saturday, June 9 2:00 – 7:00 pm

Sunday, June 10 1:00 – 5:00 pm


Sing along with Record Entertainment Karaoke. From Johnny Cash to Nickelback and Alabama to Florida Georgia Line. Actual talent helpful, but not required!


Holy Family Catholic Community Mass

 Sunday, June 10 9:30 am


Holy Family Catholic Community is pleased to announce that a Catholic Mass will be offered at Walleye Weekend  on Fountain Island at the gazebos. Fr. Ryan Pruess will celebrate the Mass. All are welcome at the Table of the Lord. If you have any questions, please contact Paul Thelen, Director of Liturgy and Music at pthelen@hffdl.org 


Please bring lawn chairs.Shuttle service will be available for the handicapped and elderly. 



Mercury Marine Family Fishing Tournament

Saturday, June 9 8:00 am – 12 pm

Sunday, June 10 8:00 – 11:30 am


This free Family Fishing Tournament is held on Oven Island with children lining the banks of the two north channels, often shoulder to shoulder. The catch is weighed on electronic scales with the most weight winning. Contestants may choose to fish both days or only one day of their choice. It’s the beginning of summer, so let’s go fishing!


Trophies awarded each day 15 minutes after close of tournament. All places (first-fifth) win trophies. Results to be determined by dividing the total number of pounds of fish caught by the family by the number of registered participants per family. In case of a tie, the winner with the biggest fish wins. Advance registration is encouraged, but not required. Day of tournament registration will be available at the Family Fishing Tent before the 8:00 am start.


Contact: msnyder@htbwi.com


This event benefits Fishing Has No Boundaries.


Presenting Sponsor




with assistance from



Mercury Marine National Boat Demo Experience

Saturday, June 9 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Sunday, June 10 9:00 am – 1:00 pm


Boating enthusiasts are invited to the South end of Oven Island during the Mercury National Walleye Event to take a boat demo ride. Whether your looking to repower your current boat, upgrade or buy a new rig you won’t want to miss this great opportunity to experience the latest boat models and engines available. Participating dealers will be announced.


Demo’s will board/unload from the Oven Island channel docks at the times specified. All participants must be 16 years of age or older. Experienced drivers will conduct the demo rides and Mercury ambassadors will be on hand to assist with questions. All participants must sign a waiver release and life jackets will be provided and must be worn at all times while on the boats.



Hearts to Heroes Parade

Line up along Harborview Drive and welcome the Hearts to Heroes Motorcycle riders as they head into Walleye Weekend! The riders will head West on Harborview Drive, and North on Doty Street.

Hearts to Heroes Charity Ride

Saturday, June 9 Time TBD


The is one ride you don’t want to miss! The registration and route map will be posted here, so check back.

This year’s sponsors are:



Bergstrom Import Center Major Sponsor

with assistance from


Mercury Island Vendors

Friday, June 8 4:00 – 7:00 pm

Saturday, June 9 12:00 – 7:00 pm

Sunday, June 10 12:00 – 6:00 pm


When attending the weigh-in be sure to visit these vendors:

Boat Exhibit

Friday, June 8 3:00 – 9:00 pm
Saturday, June 9 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Sunday, June 10 10:00 am – 6:00 pm


Area boat and Mercury dealers display in this annual boat exhibit. Come see the latest in styling and technology. Check out what Mercury is making and offering in your backyard. We promise to keep everyone – future boat owners, serious fishermen, and love-the-water people, smiling and excited about the marine fun ahead!!  Exhibitors include



Friday, June 8

Saturday, June 9

Sunday, June 10


Visit these exhibitors while at the festival! They are located on Main St on your way into Walleye Weekend.





Yoga on Fountain Island

Date & time



Since being introduced to the Western world, yoga has found popularity in a variety of forms and philosophies.  The perspectives vary from a power exercise to a gentle evolution into meditation. The 2018 Walleye Weekend Yoga experience will offer participants and observers an introduction to the variety of approaches to the practice of Yoga.

Prismatic Flame

Saturday, June 9 9:00 pm


You won’t want to miss this show of flame and fire on North Main Street. Don’t be late as you won’t want to miss it!