City council approves host of special event permits
Pow Wow Days, downtown Fall Ride festivities, Hometown Christmas returning
By Jalen Maki
Tomahawk Leader Editor
TOMAHAWK – Five special event permits were approved by the City of Tomahawk Common Council during its meeting on Tuesday, April 20.
The Roots for a Cure 5K Run/Walk, the Tomahawk Farmer’s and Flea Market, Pow Wow Days, downtown events for the Tomahawk Veterans Fall Ride, and Hometown Christmas were each given the green light by the council.
Roots for a Cure 5K Run/Walk
The Roots for a Cure 5K Run/Walk, sponsored by Roots Salon, is set for Saturday, May 15. According to the permit, the event will be a 5k run/walk and art show that will run from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
The estimated attendance is 60 to 75 people.
Tomahawk Farmer’s and Flea Market
The Tomahawk Farmer’s and Flea Market will be held at Washington Square Park from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. each Saturday from May 1 to Oct. 30. The event is sponsored by the Tomahawk Farmers Market Corporation and will have an estimated attendance of 50 to 200 people each week, according to the permit. There will be one food concession available, but no alcohol sales will be provided.
Pow Wow Days
Tomahawk’s annual Independence Day celebration is slated to return this summer after being almost completely called off last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Pow Wow Days, sponsored by the Tomahawk Lions Club, will run from 6 a.m. to midnight on Sunday, July 4. Similar to years past, a parade, fireworks, 5k and 10k races, and kids games will be featured. Over 10,000 people are expected to attend, the permit stated. There will be food concessions and alcohol sales.
Last year, the Pow Wow Days 5k and 10k races were rescheduled for Sept. 5.
Tomahawk Veterans Fall Ride
The Tomahawk Veterans Fall Ride, sponsored by Tomahawk Main Street Inc., will feature the sale of goods and merchandise, food vendors, live music, and two beer tents downtown.
The city’s open intoxicants ordinance will be waived on Friday, Sept. 17 from 2 p.m. until midnight, with beer sales ending at 11:30 p.m. The ordinance will also be waived from noon until midnight on Saturday, Sept. 18, with beer sales also ending at 11:30 p.m.
30,000 to 40,000 people are expected to attend the downtown events on both Friday and Saturday during Tomahawk’s annual motorcycle rally, according to the permit.
The Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA), which in years past held events at SARA Park during Fall Ride, has not submitted a permit request to do so this year.
Hometown Christmas, sponsored by Tomahawk Main Street, will take place once again in downtown Tomahawk.
This year, the event will be held on Friday, Dec. 10 from 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. The event will feature a parade leading into live window displays with a warming pit location and walking carolers, and an estimated 1,000 people will be in attendance, the permit said. There will be no food or alcohol sales.
List of events in Tomahawk continues to grow
Tomahawk’s event calendar is filling up following the slew of permit approvals on Tuesday.
Last month, the council approved permits for the Main Street Memories Car Show, set for Sunday, May 30, and the Main Street Farmers Market, which will run each Tuesday from June through October.
Permits for the Tomahawk Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Arts and Craft Fair, Brat Fry and Bonfire, and the annual Venison Feed were each approved in February.
Tomahawk Main Street’s Spring Fling Wine Walk and Music on the River both got the thumbs-up from the council last month.