“Wave Parties” Bid Goodbye To Summer, Tourists

As summer comes to an end, tourists begin to leave Wisconsin’s northwoods. Every year on Labor Day, people line Highway 51 and wave to the tourists as they head home. These “wave parties” are a way of saying “thanks for coming,” but also, “thanks for leaving.” At Whitman’s Bar and Grill in Hazelhurst, people are gathered to eat grilled corn, hear live music and wave at the cars headed south.

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