Sputnikfest 2017 in Manitowoc
Friday, September 8th
Saturday, September 9th
Rahr-West Art Museum in Manitowoc
On the corner of N. 8th and Park Streets
55 years ago on September 6, 1962, as the Russian Sputnik IV satellite entered the atmosphere and broke up over the Midwest, a 20-pound chunk crashed in the middle of the street in Manitowoc. The “Wacky Tacky” annual Sputnikfest commemorates this momentous event with family fun, food, music, games, the Ms. Space Debris Pageant, Cosmic Costume Contest, a dramatic re-enactment of the 1962 events (involving too much vodka) and much more.