July 17-18, 2015 – Tomorrow’s Hope 18th Annual Hope Fest 

We are very excited about our 2015 Annual Hope Fest – there is a lot going on during these two days!


July 17, 2015 – Night Light Bicycle Ride

To end the night at Hope Fest 2015, get your friends, family and neighbors to join you on the Night Light Bicycle Ride. Decorate your bikes and bodies with glow sticks, reflectors, battery-operated lights, whatever suits your fancy. Enjoy a safe, escorted 10-mile bike ride in the dark on county trails. Bikers leave from Jefferson County Fair Park at 10:00 p.m. on July 17, 2015.

Ride Departure at 10 pm

Jefferson County Fair Park 503 N Jackson Avenue, Jefferson, WI 53549


July 17-18, 2015 – Tomorrow’s Hope 18th Annual Hope Fest

The Walk is the core event of the entire Hope Fest weekend. This event is all about YOU! The event raises money for Tomorrow’s Hope and brings people together to celebrate others. Tomorrow’s Hope funds a variety of preventive research and treatment related  projects for people touched by cancer, diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease and Nieman-Pick Disease.

The 2015 event takes place during Hope Fest starting at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, July 17 and continues until noon on Saturday, July 18 at Jefferson County Fair Park.

  • Walk around a designated track outlined with Candles of Hope luminaries dedicated to our loved ones.
  • Enjoy festive music.
  • Stay for a brief period or camp overnight.
  • Watch your children or grandchildren enjoy a spectacular Children’s Area.
  • Slow down and reconnect with family and friends.
  • Remember the loved ones we have lost at our Remember Ceremony.
  • Participate and enjoy our other Hope Fest events!

The Walk creates a means for individuals to find hope and healing by raising money for Tomorrow’s Hope and working with their family and friends to honor or remember loved ones touched by life-limiting illnesses. The emotional energy at The Walk is palpable. No matter what the illness, we all understand the pain, the loss, and the hope and healing that is in the hearts of everyone there. We know what is in your heart because it is in our hearts as well.

While Teams are a big part of The Walk, not everyone has to be on a team. Community members are invited to attend to walk, talk, and enjoy the festive atmosphere on the grounds.

During Hope Fest starting at 5pm on Friday and continues until 12 noon on Saturday.

Tomorrow’s Hope, Jefferson County Fair Park, 503 N. Jackson Ave.




July 17-18, 2015 – The Walk

The Walk, a signature Hope Fest event, will take place starting at 5 pm on Friday July 17th, go through the night and wrap up with the closing ceremony at Noon on Saturday July 18th.

The Walk is a time to bring friends and family together while taking a step back from the busy lives we lead. It gives you a chance to catch up while remembering and honoring loved ones who have been touched by life-limiting illnesses.

To motivate you while you walk for loved ones, Hope Fest offers food, beverages, live entertainment, music, a beer garden, 50/50 raffles and overnight camping!

Friday at 5 pm until Saturday at 12 pm


July 17, 2015 – Ride with a Buddy

Hope Fest, sponsored by Tomorrow’s Hope, will kick off with Ride With a Buddy!

Ride With a Buddy “buddies up” drivers of motorcycles and classic cars with survivors or of life-limiting illnesses or their family members. This gives our survivors a chance to do something unique and create moments and memories.

Once the survivor and driver are “buddied up,” they take a slow, leisurely 30 mile ride through Jefferson County. After the hour long ride, the participants will parade through Jefferson to the Jefferson County Fair Park and are greeted by an estimated 2,000 in attendance at Hope Fest.

Upon your return to the park, Hope Fest will offer food, beverages, live entertainment, a beer garden, a 50/50 raffle, Bike Corral, games for the kids and overnight camping!

5pm – 8pm


 July 18, 2015 – Dirty Fit

The Dirty Fit is a Hope Fest event. The course is just a bit shy of 5K in length. There are various challenges and obstacles, including but not limited to: a wall climb, mud trenches, culvert crawls, belly crawls, high-step shuffles, tires and much more. Come prepared to get muddy! Outdoor showers are available afterwards to wash up. Bring a towel or two.

With professional assistance from our friends at Cross Fit and Sport & Spine, the Dirty Fit will be more fun and challenging than ever this year! Feel free to race your friends or go at your own pace. It’s up to you.

If you have a group or team doing the Dirty Fit together, feel free to dress up or down to reflect your team’s spirt! Make it fun (and muddy). A beer, soft drinks, snacks and fresh fruit stand will be available near the end of the race course.

8am – 10am


July 18, 2015 – Kid’s Fit

The Kids Fit Fun Run is a Hope Fest event. As the name implies it’s just for fun, and not a competition. Kids age 6-12 are welcome to participate. They will run, jump, climb, carry, slide, and get muddy! Most kids will complete the Fun Run course in 15-20 minutes, but longer or shorter times are fine too. Outdoor showers are available to wash away the mud afterwards (bring a towel) and bring some friends too!

UW-Whitewater Warhawks football team members are stationed at each challenge/obstacle to help the kids and encourage them. All proceeds from Hope Fest events and activities go to Tomorrow’s Hope, the area’s hometown healthcare charity, and fund enhanced health-related research, services and education for local residents (of all ages) who are affected by a life-limiting illness (of any kind). This event is all about making fitness fun! The Kid’s Fit Fun Run starts at 10:30 a.m. on Sat. July 18, 2015, at Jefferson County Fair Park. See you there!

9:30am to 11:30am


All events:

Jefferson – Jefferson County Fair Park – 503 N Jackson Avenue


(920) 674-8967


July 18, 2015 – Lake Mills Arts Festival

LMAF 2014Join the fun at the annual Lake Mills Arts Festival in legendary Commons Park! Held the third Saturday of July each year, the 2015 Arts Festival will be on Saturday, July 18. This juried art show features a wonderful mix of artists and media, great food, music and kid’s activities. Please check the Arts Festival website for all of the details of this wonderful event.

Brought to you by the Lake Mills Main Street Program .

Over 60 Wisconsin artists, representing multiple genres, will be set up in Commons Park from 10am to 4pm.

10am – 4pm

Lake Mills – Commons Park – Downtown – Lake Mills Main Street Program



Katie Otto is a freelance writer who provides JCTC with some spectacular content and information. She's previously held the role of Secretary for the Jefferson County Tourism Council, has assembled our Monthly Newsletter and was the Executive Director for the Lake Mills Main Street Program, a non-profit community organization that is dedicated to the preservation, growth and vitality of Lake Mills through public events and active community involvement.