Five special event permits get OK from Health and Safety Committee
By Jalen Maki
Tomahawk Leader Editor
TOMAHAWK – Following the approval of six special event permit applications earlier this month, the City of Tomahawk Health and Safety Committee gave the thumbs-up to five more permits this week.
During its meeting on Wednesday, April 26, the committee approved permit applications for the Tomahawk Main Street Farmers Market, Music on the River, Tomahawk Main Street’s downtown Fall Ride events and Thunder Parade, and Octoberfest.
The permit applications will be sent to the City of Tomahawk Common Council for final approval.
Tomahawk Main Street Farmers Market
The Tomahawk Main Street Farmers Market, sponsored by Tomahawk Main Street Inc., is slated to be held each Tuesday from June through October.
The market will set up north of W. Wisconsin Ave. on N. 3rd St. at 10:30 a.m. and will end at 3:30 p.m., with 200 people estimated to attend each event, according to the permit application.
Music on the River
Tomahawk’s weekly summer concert series, Music on the River, is scheduled for each Wednesday from June 21 through July 26.
According to the permit application, the concerts will set up at 4 p.m. and will end at 8 p.m. Roughly 800 to 1,000 people are anticipated to attend each performance. No food or alcohol sales will be available.
Tomahawk Main Street Fall Ride
Tomahawk Main Street Inc. will hold Fall Ride events downtown from Thursday, Sept. 14 through Sunday, Sept. 17, with 30,000 to 40,000 people expected to attend.
The permit application said events will include merchandise sales, food and beverage vendors, live music, four beer tents and a portable beer stand.
Main Street requested that the city’s open intoxicants ordinance be waived from 1 p.m. until midnight on Friday, Sept. 15; and from 11 a.m. until midnight on Saturday, Sept. 15, with beer sales ending at 11:30 p.m. each night.
Under the permit application, on Sunday, Sept. 17, beer and wine will be allowed in public streets and public areas from 12 p.m. to midnight.
The Thunder Parade, sponsored by Main Street, is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 15 during Fall Ride.
Lineup for the parade will begin at 5 p.m. along Kings Road, and the 18-mile parade will end at the 100 block of S. Tomahawk Ave.
A new event is slated to take place downtown this fall.
Octoberfest, sponsored by Main Street, is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 7 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. The event will feature beer and food tasting, along with an afterglow event at participating businesses.
Main Street estimated that roughly 250 people will take part in the event, according to the permit application.