Through September 4, 2016 – Fireside Dinner Theatre presents Singin’ in the Rain

The greatest movie musical of all time is now live and on The Fireside stage in the lightning paced, toe-tapping, rib-tickling Broadway version of the Gene Kelly masterpiece. It’s a fun-filled, high stepping spoof of the days when Hollywood first learned to talk. Featuring a stellar cast of some of the country’s most talented young Broadway and regional singers and dancers, SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN is filled with great songs, such as “Good Morning,” “Make ‘Em Laugh,” “You Are My Lucky Star,” “Fit As A Fiddle And Ready For Love,” and “Broadway Melody.” Of course, the unforgettable title song “Singin’ in the Rain” is the featured number, complete with our hero dancing his way through a real rain storm!

Seven shows weekly Wednesday through Sunday

Fort Atkinson – Fireside Dinner Theatre – 1131 Janesville Ave


Seven shows weekly Wednesday through Sunday


August 5-6, 2016 – American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Watertown/Johnson Creek

Part of a movement to end cancer.  We celebrate people that have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost and take action to finish the fight once and for all.

We invite everyone to come in and enjoy the comraderie that Relay For Life brings.

Watertown – Watertown High School Track -825 Endeavour Drive



August 5-7, 2016 – Riverbend Resort – Gilbert Brown Tailgate Weekend

Gilbert Brown Riverbend ResortKaraoke on Friday night at Benderz.  Gilbert Brown Foundation Fundraiser on Saturday night in the Pavilion.  Football games include punt, pass and kick competitions for all to enjoy on both Saturday and Sunday.

Watertown – Riverbend Resort, W6940 Rubidell Road


August 5-6, 2016 – Brat Sale/Maxwell Street Days

Shop end of summer sales throughout the city! Hours will be posted by the various participating businesses.

Whitewater – Whitewater Tourism Council – 150 W. Main St.



August 5-6, 2016 – Cambridge Friends of the Library Used Book Sale

Great bargains on a large selection of used books at the Amundson Center. This event always takes place on first weekend in August.

Friday 9am-5pm; Saturday 9am-3pm

Cambridge – Cambridge Area Chamber of Commerce – 200 Spring Street



August 5-6, 2016 – Cambridge Maxwell Street Days & Community Wide Garage Sale

Maxwell Street DaysGet the best deals of the year in Cambridge at the sidewalk sales overflowing with goodies at Maxwell Street Days on Friday and Saturday.  Find a treasure at the Community Wide Garage Sale and get a favorite book at the Friends of the Library Book Sale.

10am – 5pm

Cambridge – Cambridge Area Chamber of Commerce – Downtown Cambridge,




August 6, 2016 – Historic 1901 Water Tower Tours

Fort Water Tower1901 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, August 6 from 10am – noon

Saturday, September 3 from 10am – noon

Saturday, October 1 from 10am – noon

10am – Noon
Fort Atkinson – corner of South High Street and South 4th Street



August 7, 2016 – Cars & Coffee Lake Mills

Cars and CoffeeEnjoy a beautiful morning in Lake Mills – from 8-11am on the first Sunday of the month.

Great cars – bring yours and come to see what everyone else has brought. Don’t have a car? Come anyway!

Lake Mills – Church Street


August 7, 2016 – Octagon House Ice Cream Social

Octagon HouseEnjoy the First Brigade Band concert as you enjoy a relaxing afternoon with ice cream and other goodies while touring the Historic Octagon House and beautiful grounds where you can see the first U.S. Kindergarten building.

10am – 4pm

Watertown – 919 Charles Street


August 8, 2016 – Fort Atkinson Cruise Nights

Join us for the 13th season of Fort Aktinson Cruise Nights for music, food, old cars, and more! Featuring over 400 vehicles including restored vintage trucks, tractors, and classic automobiles. The Fort Atkinson Generals will provide the food stand and Kent’s Ice Cream will have their famous Big Bar available for purchase.

5:30pm – 8:30pm

Fort Atkinson – Jones Park


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.