About Manitowoc, Wisconsin
Windigo Fest takes place on Franklin Street in historic downtown Manitowoc, Wisconsin.
A lakeshore city of approximately 30,000 Known as Wisconsin’s “Maritime Capital,” Manitowoc celebrates its past and its present as a shipbuilding center with fascinating attractions. Charter sport fishing boats and sail out of the city’s modern harbor and marina. The downtown includes a classic candy store/antique soda fountain.
A Message from the Mayor
"Welcome to the City of Manitowoc, Wisconsin - Home of the Great Spirit! On behalf of the citizens of the City of Manitowoc, it is my pleasure to invite you to our charming and historic community.
Being Wisconsin's Maritime Capital, we take great pride in being the home of the Wisconsin Maritime Museum. Our museum captures the history of Manitowoc on Lake Michigan and the entire great lakes region... Take a tour on the USS Cobia, a submarine docked in the Manitowoc River.
Located directly on Lake Michigan, we take pride in our beautiful scenery and lakefront... Take a walk or bike ride along the Mariners Trail which stretches 13 miles on the lake from Manitowoc to Two Rivers.
Take a walk to our downtown which has several shops for everyone's satisfaction. From downtown you can walk to the Rahr-West Art Museum which exists as an 1891-1893 mansion on the National Register of Historical Places."
- Mayor Justin Nickels