Downtown Rhinelander Inc. leads many of the events in our city and takes pride in getting people out to explore all Rhinelander has to offer them. As well as our collaborative activities we also spotlight and promote what the individual businesses are doing via our social media pages. For up to date happenings and all the cool photos and videos, please follow our Facebook and Instagram accounts. 

Collaborative Events

May 17 -21, 2021 

Hodag Heritage Days

We will be celebrating all things Hodag all throughout our community. Check out our social media sites for events, special food and drinks, and Hodag Sightings. 

June 12, 2021
Bikes and Burgers 

This is our annual event in conjunction with the Car Show and Art Show on the Courthouse lawn. Make this a full day event in Downtown Rhinelander with the whole family. There will be a kids areas, bmx drag racing, multiple class of motorcycles to view and multiple shops open serving up hamburgers. Full schedule of all three events will be posted closer to the 2nd Saturday of June. 

July 4, 2021
Hodag Firecracker .1K United Way Fundraising Run
Finally! a race you can handle! Register HERE
Join us as we experience all the perks of running a race, but with very little of the actually running. The Hodag Firecracker .1K is a spoof event for the whole family. Participants can run, walk, roll, or crawl their way down the all-flat, 2-block "race course", wearing patriotic red, white and blue attire, tutu's and stiletto heels, super-serious running gear, or whatever you are feeling that morning. Anything goes in the shortest race in downtown Rhinelander and - trust us - we've seen it all!
Our racers not only get extra cool race swag (free t-shirt to all pre-registered participants) and serious bragging rights in the running community, but also the satisfaction of knowing you pushed yourself to the limit for a good cause. Race fees ($25 early registration and $30 onsite registration) and donations help Northwoods United Way and Downtown Rhinelander, Inc.
Whether this is your first time in the running community or you have been training for this special day with marathons and triathlon's - all skill-levels are welcome! See you at the finish line. You can do it. I promise.
Please note: For the health and safety of our participants, we recommend that you start physical training for this "run" at least 7 minutes before you start the race. 

Register HERE


February 7 - 28, 2021

Taste of Chocolate : Search for the Green Ticket! 

Stop by any of the participating local shops for your chance to win between $5 and $250 to shop with at local Rhinelander retail stores.

What you need to do is buy a specialty chocolate at participating shops for $5 each and open it up and see if you are an instant winner! We have over 700 of the 1000 chocolates are instant winners.  Super simple and a fun way to support our local downtown and check out a new shop. 

Don't your ticket and see if your number is one of two Green Ticket $250 winners!
We will draw for two $250 winner on February 28th at 630pm live via our Facebook page to see if you have the Green Ticket number.  You do not need to be present to win the green.   

Participating Businesses and chocolate Flavor

White Lavender @ Bath and Body Creations
Ruby Pistachio @ BC Cakes
Dark Chocolate Potato Chip @ Big Daddy's Bar
Sea Salt Caramel @ Brown Street Boutique
Dark Chocolate Rum @ Bucketheads Sports Bar
Keoke Coffee @ Catalyst Wine Bar
White Cashew Caramel Corn @ Ct's Deli
Rocky Road @ Danner Shoes
Sea Salt Tabassco @ Denim & Leather
Smooth Mint @ Diane's Frame Shop
Chocolate Strawberry @ Dubl Digits
Dirt Cake @ Forth Floral
Sea Salt Toffee @ Fun Factory
Milk Chocolate Cherry @ Imaginuity
Birthday Cake @ Kindred Cottage
Milk Chocolate @ Waffle Cone Lotus Salon & Spa
Fruity Pebbles @ Lund and Taylor
S'mores @ Mel's Trading Post
Milk Chocolate Potato Chip @ Nail Diva at the Blue Davenport
White Chocolate Churro @ Northland Music
Cookies & Cream @ Plane Parts
Butter Rum @ Revitalize
Malted Milk Chocolate @ Rhinelander Brewery
Sparkling Wine @ Serenity Health & Wellness
Dark Orange @ Tom's Drawing Board
Chocolate Peanut Butter @ Trisha's Treasures
Milk Chocolate Caramel Corn @ Naunkca Technology Solutions
Pina Colada @ Hometown Pharmacy
Maple Walnut @ Nicolet Bank
Unicorn @ Rhinelander Cafe & Pub

Dark Chocolate Cherry @ Latitudes