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Saturday, September 7

Join us for an out-of-this-world great time!
On September 6, 1962 a 20 lbs. piece of Russian Sputnik IV landed in the middle of the street on the corner of N. 8th and Park. Sputnikfest is our way of bringing the community together to celebrate this momentous event.

Named one of the Top Five Funkiest Festivals in the country by Readers Digest, this wacky tacky festival has become a community and regional favorite, with fun for the entire family.

"Sputnik landed here...Why don't you?"

Schedule of events

Main Tent
12:00 pm    Bar Opens
12:00 pm    Live Music with Double Down (3:30 pm)
  1:30 pm    Costume Contests
  3:30 pm    Alien Pet Contest
  4:00 pm    Sputnik Reenactment
  5:00 pm    Happy Hour Drink Specials (6:30 pm)
  6:00 pm    Live Music with The Cougars (10:00 pm)
  8:00 pm    Ms. Space Debris Pageant
With judges Charlie Berens, Mayor Nickels, and Craig Dillon
  8:30 pm    Alien Drop Raffle

Children's Area
12:00 pm    Bounce Houses Open
12:00 pm    Magician Daryl Rogers
  1:00 pm    Story Time with the Manitowoc Public Library
  2:00 pm    Cool Chemistry with UWGB-Manitowoc Campus
  3:00 pm    Manty Dance
  4:00 pm    Marissa's Martial Arts
  5:00 pm    Bounce Houses Close

Shoreline Tent (Front Lawn)
12:00 pm    Wacky Weekend Workshop Rocket Making (3:00 pm)
4:30 pm     Sci-Fi Trivia Contest

Other Activities
12:00 pm    LTC Mobile Lab (4:30 pm)
  1:00 pm    501st Legion (3:00 pm)
  2:30 pm    Lightsaber Duels (Indoors)

PreEvent Images

A million intergalactic thanks to our fantastic sponsors!
2019 Sputnikfest Sponsors