Canoes on Parade

The City of Portage Tourism Commission is bringing you Portage Canoes on Parade coordinated by the Portage Area Chamber of Commerce. This is a free public art event featuring nine (large scale 9-foot-tall) canoes around the Portage area.

Portage means β€œto carry.” Native people would portage their canoe over this narrow strip of land between the Fox River and Wisconsin River to hunt, fish, travel and trade.

Look at these canoes, transformed into works of art by local artists placed on display at various locations, for the public to view Monday, May 23 through to mid-October in 2022.

Click Here for printable map.