Walleye Weekend has been a tradition in Fond du Lac since 1979 when it started with the Mercury National Walleye Tournament.  Since then it has grown to be the region’s most popular festival with family-friendly activities and shows; including tournaments, great food, and live entertainment across three stages.  This event serves as the largest annual fund-raiser for many area nonprofits, raising over two million dollars over the past 10 years.  Other highlights include the Walleye Run/Walk, Family Fishing Tournament, and the Walley-ball Softball Tournament.