Visit Grand Opening of New Historical Building in Marion Park - July 4th

Glidden, Black Bear Capital of Wisconsin





20 Clam lake Ice Fishing Contest Elk Country ATV Club


17 Annual Toilet Seat Races & Chili Cook-Off

SnoBears Snowmobile / Roxy’s Bar & Grill


25 Turkey Shoot – VFW Post 7300, Glidden

31 Easter Egg Hunt – Marion Park, Fire Fighters Aux.


19 Spring Business Conference – Glidd Inn, GADC/Thrivent


1 Poker Run Begins – Elk Country ATV Club Ends August 18

25 Brat Feed – Fire & Rescue Hall – Glidden Area Emergency Services

27 RTHR Annual Walk, Run, Roll – Marion Park

27 VFW Pancake Breakfast – VFW 7300 Hall


14-15-16  Lion’s Rummage Sale – Marion Park

17 Father’s Day Auction & Picnic – Marion Park

29 Brat Feed – VFW 7300 Hall, Auxiliary


4 Independence Day – Parade, Games, Food & Fireworks – Marion Park

4 Open House New Glidden Historical Museum – Marion Park 


18 Brat Feed at “Junction” in Clam Lake – Elk Country ATV Club

31 Brat Feed – Fire & Rescue Hall - Glidden

31 Glidden Labor Day Fair Begins – Marion Park


1-2-3 Glidden Labor Day Fair – Marion Park


6-7 32nd Annual Musky Tournament – Roxy’s Bar & Grill

TBA Oktoberfest – Glidden Senior Center, York Road

TBA Pumpkin Rolling Contest – Grant Street hill


11 Veterans Dinner & Awards – VFW Post 7300

16 Hunter’s Special Pork & Dumpling Dinner – VFW Hall


TBA Santa & Mrs. Claus Come to Town – Glidden Town Hall, 

Glidden Area Development Coporation

The greatest fireworks around.

Hart Baseball Field - Glidden

Best Fireworks Around

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WI World's Record Black Bear


Bear Den - Grant Street. The world’s record Wisconsin black bear was shot five miles northeast of Glidden during the 1963 hunting season. Otto Hedbany and Donald Struebel both of Milwaukee, were the hunters who bagged this trophy-size animal estimated to be twelve years of age.

The bear dressed out at 665 pounds and required seven men to pull it out of the woods. The bear’s height was 7 feet 10 inches. The world’s record black bear was purchased by the Glidden Chamber of Commerce and has been on permanent display in the Log Cabin Home since 1964. 


Obviously, if bear hunting is your game, the Glidden area deserves the title of “Black Bear Capital of Wisconsin”. Black bear hunting season is usually open in September.



Girl Scouts - Little Free Library

Little Free Library


It’s a “take a book, return a book” gathering place where neighbors share their favorite literature and stories. In its most basic form, a Little Free Library, is a box full of books where anyone may stop and pick up a book (or two) and bring back another to share. Please come enjoy the fantastic resource provided by the Glidden Area Development Corporation. Pictured are the Glidden Girl Scouts. (2016) 

One of Three Military Murals

Featuring service men and women from this area. See Ashland County Tourism for annual "Follow the Mural Brink Road" contest.



Also the home of 4 Town Fire Department and Glidden Area Emergency Medical Services.

Ryan Thimm Handicap Reserve

Director Ryan Thimm with Run, Walk, Roll staff. Held annually Memorial weekend at Marion Park. 

Lion's Club

Represented in the 4th of July Parade. Service group is very active in the community.


Military Service and Auxiliary

Activities Honor those who have served.

Senior Center

Activities include Yoga, Cards, Bingo, and Crafts.  Oktoberfest Party in the fall.

Shares the LJZ building with the Senior Nutrition Center.

Glidden Area Development Corporation Logo

Glidden Area Development Corporation

Volunteers dedicated to support local business and area life style.

Helping Hands to assist and support other local groups.