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MAY 2018

May 1, 2018 - November 13, 2018: Watertown Farmers Market

Visit Watertown at your leisure every Tuesday from 7am to 12pm at Riverside Park. The market features vegetables, fruit, flowers, herbs, meat and cheese. Follow us on Facebook.

7am - 12pm

Riverside Park, Labaree St., Watertown, WI 53098

920-342-3623

May 5, 2018 - October 27, 2018: Fort Farmers Market

FARM & BAKED GOODS

Organic Cheese, Cheese Curds, Grassfed Beef, Organic Chicken, Local Elk, Sausage & Fish, Shrimp Platters, Wheat Bread, Specialty Breads, French Artisan Baguettes, Honey, Jam, Mustard, Hot Fudge Sauce, Syrup, Pancake & Bread mixes, and more.

ARTS & CRAFTS SATURDAYS
Enjoy over 10 additional arts and crafts vendors including woodworkers, knitters, quilters, jewelers, ceramists and more!

Each Saturday offers live music by regionally acclaimed musicians.  Special Community Programs include Arts Saturday with 15 additional arts producers, Dairy Days in June, monthly educational programs such as gardening and cooking demonstrations, Community Arts Projects, Hayrides, Bouncy House, Face Painting, Costume Contests, Wellness Programs and more!

Milwaukee St. Municipal Parking Lot
Across from the Post Office. 1 Block off of Main St next to the River Walk. Downtown Fort Atkinson.

8am-12pm every Saturday

Fort Atkinson Area Chamber of Commerce, Milwaukee Avenue Municipal Parking Lot, Fort Atkinson, WI (across from the Post Office)

fortfarmersmarket.com

(920) 563-3210

JUNE 2018

June 7, 2018 - October 4, 2018: Jefferson Farmers Market

Join us Thursdays, June 7 thru October 4 for family fun at the Jefferson Farmers Market! Check out our vendors from the local and surrounding communities that offer sustainable products.

  • Fresh fruits and veggies
  • honey and cheese, eggs, bakery
  • Meats and seafoods,
  • fresh cut flowers, plants and herbs
  • homemade crafts and wood products
  • live entertainment
  • childrens activity tent.

For market inquiries, call City Hall at 920-674-7720

Thursdays, 12pm-5pm

, Muncipal Parking Lot, East Racine and South Center Avenue, Jefferson, WI

www.jeffersonwis.com

920-650-7841

JULY 2018

July 19, 2018 - September 2, 2018: Disney’s The Little Mermaid

In a magical kingdom beneath the sea, the beautiful young mermaid Ariel, King Triton’s youngest daughter, longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen’s most beloved stories and the classic animated film, Disney’s THE LITTLE MERMAID is a hauntingly beautiful love story. With music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater and a compelling book by Doug Wright, this fishy fable of Ariel and her colorful friends will capture your heart with its irresistible songs including “Under the Sea,” “Kiss the Girl,” and “Part of Your World.”

Seven shows weekly Wednesday through Sunday

The Fireside Dinner Theatre, 1131 Janesville Avenue, Fort Atkinson, WI, USA

https://www.firesidetheatre.com

800-477-9505

AUGUST 2018

August 23, 2018: Concert in the Park – WhiskeyBelles

Join us for a Free concert in Rotary Park.

“The WhiskeyBelles is not your typical Milwaukee band. Not even taking into account the band’s entirely female populace, the outfit expertly toes the line of talented original act and more than capable cover band. Its upbeat and experienced melding of country, folk and Americana proves a welcome resident to dive bars and massive outdoor festivals alike. And at the tender age of two, the trio has managed to garner growing consideration from local promoters… not to mention a few Wisconsin Area Music Industry (WAMI) awards along the way.” – Tyler Maas, Milwaukee Magazine.

Food and beverages are available for purchase

7:00pm-10:00pm

, 306 W. Gardner Avenue, Jefferson, WI 53549

www.jeffersonlivemusic.com

August 24, 2018 - August 26, 2018: Wild West Weekend at Jellystone Park of Fort Atkinson

Yee-haw! Join Yogi Bear™ and his friends this weekend as they explore the wild west!  We will try our luck at learning to lasso and even learn a line dance or two. It’s going to get hot and we will have everything you need to cool down including our two pools, inflatable wet/dry slides and the foam machine.   A glow parade to follow the dance!

, N551 Wishing Well Lane, Fort Atkinson, WI 53538

www.jellystonefort.com

1-877-232-7386

August 25, 2018: Rhythm on the River

Join us Saturday, August 25th from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. along the Rock River in Fort Atkinson. Enjoy an evening of music, dancing and food at this end-of-summer celebration for all ages.

Plan on having dinner with the “Taste of Fort” featuring a variety of menu items from your favorite local spots. Kicking off the night’s entertainment is Fort Atkinson’s own Groove band Mr. Burgundy, and dust off those cowboy boots for headliner Zac Matthews Band.

Admission is free and open to the public.
Beverages tickets and food available for purchase.

5:00pm to 11:00pm

, Rock River, Downtown Fort Atkinson

https://fortchamber.com/

August 26, 2018: Dog Dayz of Summer

“Dogs Only”.  Bring your dog to the Jefferson Family Aquatic Center for some fun contests and to support the Jefferson County Dog Park.  Only dogs will be allowed in the pool for the day.

12:00 - 3:00 p.m.

, 518 N. Fifield Ave., Jefferson, WI 53549

:www.jeffersonwis.com

920-674-7720

August 30, 2018: Concert in the Park – The Now

Join us for a Free concert in Rotary Park.

The Now has been a staple of the SE Wisconsin cover band scene for over 13 years and has quickly propelled themselves to the biggest festival venues in the market.

An established, experienced rock band ,THE NOW provides an engaging show with touring level sound and lighting to match their tight vocal harmonies and musicianship. Performing every weekend has made this band a tight live act with pro performers who truly love what they do.

The Now has performed on  stage at countless festivals, venues and clubs  and opened for  some of the industry’s top acts like Pat Benatar, The Offspring, The Outfield,  Loverboy, Sister Hazel, Bret Michaels,  Molly Hatchet, Wilco, and REO Speedwagon.

Food and beverages are available for purchase

7:00pm-10:00pm

, 306 W. Gardner Avenue, Jefferson, WI 53549

www.jeffersonlivemusic.com

August 31, 2018 - September 3, 2018: Labor Day/Space Exploration Weekend at Jellystone Park of Fort Atkinson

Bring the whole family for this special, extra-long Labor Day Weekend. We have three full days of fun planned for everyone; including bags and horseshoe tournaments, the annual Labor Day parade, Hey Hey Rides with the Bears, and more! Plus, you might want to bring an extra change of clothes this weekend as the Rec Rangers have some special messy games ready for you! There will be shaving cream contests and lots of water balloon fun. This year we are adding some space exploration to the weekend.  We will do a tour of what space exploration has brought to us.  Maybe we can try our hands at making flying cars.

, N551 Wishing Well Lane, Fort Atkinson, WI 53538

www.jellystonefort.com

1-877-232-7386

SEPTEMBER 2018

September 1, 2018: Foster House Open House

The Dwight and Almira Foster House will be open for FREE tours from 10 am to 12 p.m..  The Foster House was built in the 1840s and tells the story of the Foster family, the house, and the growth of Fort Atkinson. While at the Foster House, you will be able to tour the fully furnished first and second floors. A knowledgeable volunteer will be able to answer questions about the family, house, and early years of Fort Atkinson.

The Foster House is located on the grounds of the Hoard Historical Museum facing Foster Street.

10 a.m. - noon

Hoard Historical Museum, 401 Whitewater Avenue Fort Atkinson, WI 53538

www.hoardmuseum.org

920-563-7769

September 2, 2018: World’s Greatest Junk Parade

A community parade that goes back many years is now put together by volunteers of the Rome Sullivan Community Connect (RSCC) nonprofit organization. Parade participants try to outdo each other with the junkiest entry in the parade! No entry fee for your float. Registration begins the morning of the parade. In 2017 we had 43 entries and always welcoming more each year! Prizes are awarded after the parade. Spectators line the streets of Rome and Sullivan to watch this one of a kind parade!

11am

, Sullivan, WI

junkparade.com

262-443-2672

September 6, 2018 - October 28, 2018: Grease

An eight-year run on Broadway and two subsequent revivals, along with innumerable school and community productions place Grease among the world’s most popular musicals. Here is Rydell High’s senior class of 1959: duck-tailed, hot-rodding “Burger Palace Boys” and their gum-snapping, hip-shaking “Pink Ladies” in bobby sox and pedal pushers, evoking the look and sound of the 1950’s. Head “greaser” Danny Zuko and new (good) girl Sandy Dumbrowski try to relive the high romance of their “Summer Nights” as the rest of the gang sings and dances its way through such songs as “Greased Lightnin’,” “It’s Raining on Prom Night,” “Alone at the Drive-In Movie” recalling the music of Buddy Holly, Little Richard, and Elvis Presley that became the sound track of a generation.

Seven shows weekly Wednesday through Sunday.

The Fireside Dinner Theatre, 1131 Janesville Avenue, Fort Atkinson, WI 53538

https://www.firesidetheatre.com/

800-477-9505

September 7, 2018 - September 9, 2018: Rock-N-Roll Weekend at Jellystone Park of Fort Atkinson

Rock and Roll is here to stay!  Join us this weekend for some Rock and Roll themed fun!  Meet with the Rec Rangers to make your own instruments then use your creation to enter our new Air Band Contest!  We will be “shaking it up” and “twisting” the whole weekend!  Come and enjoy some great tunes this weekend and don’t forget to bring your dancing shoes!

, N551 Wishing Well Lane, Fort Atkinson, WI 53538

www.jellystonefort.com

1-877-232-7386

September 7, 2018 - September 8, 2018: Stand Tall Remember BBQ

This annual fundraiser takes place in remembrance of 9/11.  Live music, raffles, drinks, and an amazing BBQ!  All profits to be donated.

Friday 6pm-close Saturday 12pm-close

, 984 Boomer St, Watertown WI

standtallrememberbbq.com/

WHO WE ARE:

The Jefferson County Tourism Council (JCTC) is a grass roots organization made up of area Chambers of Commerce and Businesses all interested in promoting tourism throughout the County.

WHERE WE ARE:

PO Box 243
Jefferson WI 53549
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