Father and children pose with green character
Sputnikfest 5k walkers dressed in costume in front of Rahr-West Art Museum


  • Wheelchair Accessible
    • Access via Ramp
  • Free Admission
    • Yes
  • Accessible Parking
    • Yes
  • Service Animals Welcome
    • Yes
  • Fair/Festival Type
    • Arts & Crafts
    • Community
    • Music
    • Other


Event Date
Sep 7, 2024. 12 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Rahr West Art Museum
610 N 8th St - Manitowoc, WI 54220
Information: 920-686-3090
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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?"

Festivities will include a public art 5K run/walk and wacky costume contests. There will be food, refreshments, music, merch and kids activities.