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MAY 2019

May. 1, 2019 - Oct. 1, 2019: Goat Island

Goat Island will be back in Jefferson from May until October. Go check our furry friends on the Rock River island below the dam.

Rock River Island,

May. 4, 2019 - Oct. 26, 2019: Fort Farmers Market


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.

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.

Hosted by Fort Atkinson Area Chamber of Commerce

8am-12pm every Saturday

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

(920) 563-3210

May. 7, 2019 - Oct. 29, 2019: 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


May. 8, 2019 - Oct. 16, 2019: Lake Mills Artisan & Farmers’ Market

Every Wednesday from 2pm until 6:30pm, Commons Park in downtown Lake Mills comes alive with over 50 vendors selling fresh local produce, baked goods, crafts and more.

Make Commons Park your destination every Wednesday, from May through October . And don’t worry about making dinner on Wednesdays – our Farmers’ Market food vendors have it all! Pizza, barbeque, beverages and much more!

The Lake Mills Farmers’ Market is brought to you by the Lake Mills Main Street Program.

Hosted by Lake Mills Main Street Program

2:00pm - 6:30pm

Commons Park, Downtown Lake Mills, Commons Park, Lake Mills, WI


May. 30, 2019 - Jul. 14, 2019: That’s What I Call Rock ‘N Roll

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!! The Fireside is thrilled to present a brand new, live musical celebration featuring the wildly popular Fireside Band led by Fireside favorite Steve Watts! Also featuring a cast of super talented singers, this show is the ultimate rock and roll party!!! The Fireside will be rockin’ with the music of the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s!!! We’ll be paying tribute to some of the biggest rock superstars of all time such as The Beatles; Jefferson Airplane; Blood, Sweat and Tears; Janis Joplin; Prince; Led Zeppelin; Van Halen; Queen; Earth, Wind and Fire; Whitney Houston; Journey; Heart, and many more! This is an unforgettable night of rock and roll like no other!

Seven shows weekly Wednesday through Sunday.

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


JUNE 2019

Jun. 1, 2019 - Oct. 5, 2019: Historic 1901 Water Tower Tours

Come see the beautifully refurbished 1901 Water Tower.

1901 Water Tower Open Houses are held the first Saturday of the month (Weather Permitting). Other tours are by appointment. Please contact Tammy Doellstedt at 568-8069, or to reserve your spot. Find more info at

Age and height restrictions apply, for those wishing to ascend the 120 steps to the viewing platform. The 1901 Water Tower is not wheelchair accessible. The tower is located at the corner of South High Street and South 4th Street. Parking available on the street or in the Fort Atkinson Middle School parking lot. Tours conducted by Fort Atkinson Historic Preservation Commission.

Scheduled water tours are:

  • Saturday, June 1 10am – noon
  • Thursday, July 4, noon – 3pm
  • Saturday, July 6, 10am – noon
  • Saturday, August 3, 10am – noon
  • Saturday, September 7, 10am – noon
  • Saturday, October 5, 10am – noon
Hosted by Fort Atkinson Historic Preservation Commission

10am - Noon

, corner of South High Street and South 4th Street, Fort Atkinson, WI


Jun. 5, 2019 - Sep. 4, 2019: Jefferson Community Cruise Nights

Jefferson Cruise Nights invite classic cars of all areas to come together once a month and share your passion for cars. The event will take place the 1st Wednesday of the month June-September.

5-8 p.m.

VFW Hall, 1420 S. Rockwell St., Jefferson, WI 53549


Jun. 6, 2019 - Sep. 26, 2019: Farmers Market

Join us every Thursday starting June 6th for the Jefferson Farmers Market. There will be no market the week of July 4th. There will also be a market every second Saturday of the month, June 8, July 13, August 10, and September 14. The application for the event can be found on the city website at You can find a list of the rules by clicking on the Farmers Market link.

3-7 p.m.

Malicki's Piggly Wiggly, 921 West Racine St., Jefferson, WI 53549

Jun. 6, 2019 - Aug. 29, 2019: Concerts in the Park

Weekly free concerts in Jefferson’s Rotary Waterfront Park! Shows feature some of Wisconsin’s BEST Bands playing 7:00-9:00 or even later every Thursday from June through August! Find the line up at

7-9 p.m.

Rotary Park, 301 S Gardner Ave, Jefferson, WI 53549

Jun. 13, 2019 - Jun. 16, 2019: General’s Baseball Fest

Hosted by Fort Atkinson General’s Baseball team, a Home Talent League tournament spanning four days over Father’s Day weekend. Enjoy family fun festivities from carnival rides to live music, and of course baseball. Jones Park, Fort Atkinson.


Hosted by Fort Atkinson General's Baseball Team


Jones Park, 1131 Janesville Ave, Fort Atkinson, WI 53538, USA

Jun. 15, 2019 - Jun. 16, 2019: Watertown Agri-Business Club Dairy Breakfast on the Farm

All-you-can-eat breakfast, farm tour, live band, petting zoo, ice cream and huge raffle. hosted by Peter and Cindy McFarland with their daughter and son-in-law Robb and Christine Bender. This is the 6th generation on this farm. Bus shuttle encouraged from Farm & Fleet Watertown.


McFarlandale Dairy, N302 Cty Rd. K, Watertown, WI 53098


Jun. 16, 2019: Pizza on the Farm (1st & 3rd Sundays May-Oct)

Come to the farm outside of Cambridge to eat delicious pizza, walk around the farm, meet new people, listen to some great music, and to just have fun!

 Pizza Night Info

  • As of now, we are open the 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month from May-October.
  • It is mandatory to bring friends and family.
  • Bring a picnic blanket or some chairs. We have some seating inside and out, but it is limited.
  • We have games, a sandbox, and ping pong!
  • Please leave your pets at home.
  • No BYOB (we don’t want to get shut down)
  • At this time we can not offer alcohol(SORRY!)
  • We will have house made lemonades and other beverage options
  • No Call-In Orders
  • Please treat the property with respect
  • Clean up after yourself and don’t litter
  • Have fun
  • Don’t pee in the woods
  • Stay on the mowed paths
  • Do not harvest any fruits or vegetables unless Andy runs out of something and yells out loud “Can someone please  go grab some more tomatoes from field 9?! (But he never will so don’t worry, it’s an easy rule to follow.)
  • Enjoy the scenery, but please stay back from the pond area. We have resident cranes, wood ducks, mallards, geese, herons, and they like their privacy.
  • Feel free to peek in (with your eyes) the greenhouse/hoophouses/packshed but do not go inside.
  • Park in designated parking areas only, handicapped parking available.
  • Rain or shine!


Sprouting Acres Farm, 1746 Hwy 73, Cambridge, WI 53523


Jun. 17, 2019 - Jul. 8, 2019: Visual Journals for Teens

Join local artist Sally Koehler to make your own visual journal. Select a used hardcover book for your base and create a variety of page that reflect your goals, daily life, interests, and more! You will have the opportunity to experiment with a wide range of materials and a variety of art-making techniques to express yourself. New techniques and materials will be introduced at each session. This workshop will meet for four sessions and students may attend one or all of the sessions.

Sessions will take place on June 17, 24, July 1, & 8.
Registration required.

1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

Dwight Foster Public Library, 209 Merchants Ave., Fort Atkinson, WI 53538


Jun. 18, 2019 - Oct. 31, 2019: Yarn Extravaganza

In conjunction with Hope Fest, the Arts Alliance Greater Jefferson and Tomorrow’s Hope invite creative individuals to make wraps for the post of the arbors in Rotary Park. Sponsors are obtained for each post. Each post is named in honor or memory of someone.

Hosted by Arts Alliance of Greater Jefferson & Tomorrow's Hope

Rotary Park,


Jun. 18, 2019: Marc the Zani Variety Show

Enjoy a free, family-friendly performance by Marc the Zani, a circus variety artist and physical comedian.

1:30 p.m.

Dwight Foster Public Library, 209 Merchants Ave., Fort Atkinson, WI 53538


Jefferson County Tourism Council (JCTC)
PO Box 243
Jefferson WI 53549
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