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July 14, 2018
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Pershing Park
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500 Pershing Drive, Racine, WI, 53403, United States
Wisconsin Weekend: Salmon-A-Rama

Salmon-A-Rama, RacineRacine’s annual Salmon-A-Rama is a popular tournament open to all anglers on Lake Michigan, with nine days of entertainment for the whole family! Now one of the largest freshwater salmon and trout tournaments in the world, Salmon-A-Rama features participation categories like the off shore/Boat division, on shore, youth, kayak, Two-In-A-Boat and Super Sweepstakes.

The Grand Prize is a combination of $25,000 cash and a 9.9-horsepower Yamaha outboard motor or the choice of a 2018 GMC Canyon, Buick Encore or Chevrolet Camaro. There’s an additional $70,000 in cash and prizes in several categories. A portion of the proceeds benefit the Lake Michigan fishery for future generations to enjoy.

Salmon-A-Rama is not only a fishing tournament, it’s also a festival. There will be something for everyone. There will be bands, raffles, a bags tournament, pig roast, smelt fry, fish boil, kids entertainment and so much more.

Salmon-A-Rama kicks off at 12:01 am Saturday, July 14th (so you might also say late Friday night) and it runs through 11 am on Sunday, July 22nd. Tournament headquarters are in a new location this year: Pershing Park, 500 Pershing Drive, on Racine’s lakefront. You can stop by the tent every day to check on the leaderboards and/or explore the variety of vendors, the fish weigh-in, and numerous fish cooking and smoking demonstrations.

Some of the catches at Salmon-A-Rama

2018 Salmon-A-Rama Entertainment Lineup:

Friday (July 13): “The Now” 7:30 to 11 p.m.
Saturday (July 14) – Kids Day from 1 to 5 p.m. – $3 per person unlimited play on bounce houses from Blue Sky Inflatibles. Also, minnow races, coloring contests and make-your-own boat event. Fish boil, 4 to 7 p.m., $10; “The Cheap Shots” 7:30 to 11 p.m.

Thursday (July 19): “Bullfrog” 7:30 to 10 p.m.
Friday (July 20): “Boys & Toys” 7:30 to 11 p.m.
Saturday (July 21): “Mean Jake” 2:30 to 6:30 p.m.; “Blues Disciples” 7:30 to 11 p.m.

Sunday, July 22nd is known as The Big Celebration.  On this final day of activities there will be something for everyone. Bring the kids to play in the bouncy houses and participate in other activities provided for the children. The large raffle for anyone participating in the event will take place, along with awards, large gun raffle and the winner of the peanut raffle will be announced.

Salmon-A-Rama is presented by Salmon Unlimited of Wisconsin. You can get tournament updates on their website, including ticket information.

Pershing Park and the Racine lakefront is accessible via Highways 11, 20, 32, and 38, all about 8 miles east of I-41/94.

Salmon-A-Rama Address:

Pershing Park
500 Pershing Drive
Racine, WI 53043
(262) 995-3459