Manitowoc Sputnikfest and Art Slam 2021 set at Rahr-West Art Museum

MANITOWOC – Manitowoc’s out-of-this-world Sputnikfest returns Saturday and will group up with Art Slam. The festivities might be on and close to the Rahr-West Art Museum grounds, 610 N. Eighth St. Admission is free.

Sputnikfest commemorates the 1962 crash landing of the Russian Sputnik IV spacecraft in the course of North Eighth Street in Manitowoc, instantly in entrance of the museum. The occasion was named one of many Top Five Funkiest Festivals within the nation by Readers Digest.

Art Slam began in 2018 and highlights work of native artists and features a public mural challenge.

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Here is the lineup of actions for each occasions, which will even function meals and drinks for buy:


  • 10:30-11:45 a.m. — 5K registration and packet pickup
  • Noon — 5K Art Run/Walk
  • 1-3 p.m. — 501st Legion, a worldwide Star Wars costuming group composed of and operated by Star Wars followers
  • 1:30-5:30 p.m. — Live music with Bazooka Joe
  • 3 p.m. — Alien pet contest
  • 4 p.m. — Mini Space Debris and Adult Space Debris costume contests
  • 5:30 p.m. — Alien Drop raffle
  • 7 p.m. — Let Me Be Frank comedy efficiency “Sputnik Manitowoc”; requires tickets

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