Trio of event permit applications approved by Health and Safety Committee
By Jalen Maki
Tomahawk Leader Editor
TOMAHAWK – Three special event permit applications are headed to the City of Tomahawk Common Council for final review following their approval by the city’s Health and Safety Committee on Tuesday, May 31.
Permits for two familiar favorites – Pow Wow Days and Thrilla on the Grilla – were given the green light by the committee, while a permit for a new event – the Northwoods Fall Ride Motorcycle Show – also got the thumbs up.
Pow Wow Days, slated for Monday, July 4, is sponsored by the Tomahawk Lions Club. As in years past, Tomahawk’s iconic Fourth of July celebration will feature a parade, fireworks, 5K and 10K races and kids’ games. The event will begin at 6 a.m. and will end at midnight. More than 10,000 people are estimated be in attendance on Independence Day, according to the permit application. Food and alcohol sales will be available.
The Lions Club’s Thrilla on the Grilla is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 13. The famous rib and side dish contest will be held on W. Wisconsin Ave. downtown and will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. According to the permit application, upwards of 1,500 people are estimated to attend. Food concessions and alcohol sales will be available.
A new event is on the brink of being added to Tomahawk’s Fall Ride festivities. The Northwoods Fall Ride Motorcycle Show, sponsored by WaWui LTD, is slated for Saturday, Sept. 17 in the SARA Park arena. The motorcycle show will run from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Since this would mark the first year of the event, estimated attendance is unknown, according to the permit application.