September 30 2017 08:00:00 GMT-0500 to the fest
Return the Sturgeon
Enjoy family fun at Sturgeon Fest on September 30, 2017 - one of the biggest annual conservation events and festivals in Wisconsin, returning a breeding population of Sturgeon to Lake Michigan and the Milwaukee River!
About the Festival
Be a part of this amazing comeback story and join thousands of other community members when you sponsor a young sturgeon and hand release them into Lake Michigan. Enjoy fun in the sun with activities for kids and adults alike.Learn more
About the Sturgeon
A relic from the dinosaur age, over a hundred million years old, sturgeon are the oldest and largest species of fish in the Great Lakes. In less than 200 years, human influence caused the sturgeon population in Lake Michigan to plummet.Learn more
Be crowned this years Sturgeon General
Show us your sturgeon pride! Be honored at this year‘s event by releasing the year‘s first sturgeon and win a sturgeon-tastic prize. It‘s as easy as one, two, three.Learn more
Last year's esteemed winner:
Vince the Dog!