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Sputnikfest and Art Slam and 5K Art Run/Walk

September 9, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

On September 5, 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?”


Saturday, September 9

Scheduled Events

11:00-2:00PM      DJ 
11:30AM -1:ooPM            Photo Op with Sputnikfest Police (courtesy of the Masquers theater company)
12:00-5:00PM      Art Space and Children’s Games
12:00-2PM          5K Art Walk/Run https://runsignup.com/Race/WI/Manitowoc/Sputnikfest5KWalkRun
1:00-3:00PM         Meet and Greet with 501st Wisconsin Garrison
12:00PM               Lakeshore 1st Robotics
2:00-6:00PM         Musical entertainment by XPOSED 4 HEADS                                                                                                                                                                                                        3:00PM                 Pet Parade and contest
4:00PM                 Cosmic Kids Parade and contest
5:00PM                 Captain Space Debris (Alien Adults) Parade and Contest :                                                                                                                                                                                                    6:00PM                 Alien Raffle Drop

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September 9, 2023
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Rahr west Art Musuem, 610 N. 8th Streeet, Manitowoc Wisconsin

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