August 9-12, 2018 – Watertown Riverfest

watertown riverfest festivalRiverfest is celebrating its 32nd year of free music, fun and family entertainment that exemplifies our community’s spirit. Four-Day Festival featuring several national acts. Carry-ins to Riverfest are not permitted, as per city ordinance.

2018 Schedule

Thursday August 9

4-11pm:A Taste of Watertown

4-11:30pm:RVR Rides

4-8pm:Face Painting/ Body Art

4-9pm:Chainsaw Carving

5pm, 7:45pm:Timberworks Lumberjacks Shows

5:30-8:30pm:Rides Special

5:45-7:45pm:The WhiskeyBelles


Friday August 10

11am-11pm:A Taste of Watertown

11am-8pm:Face Painting/ Body Art

11am-9pm:Chainsaw Carving

11:45am-2pm:The Breakout Trio (Two 60 min. sets at food court)

12 noon-11.30pm:Rainbow Valley Rides

12 noon-4pm:Rides Special

2pm, 5pm, 7:45pm:Timberworks Lumberjacks Shows

5:30-7:45pm:JOHNNY WAD

8:30pm:ELIMINATOR/ a ZZ Top Tribute


Saturday, August 11

8:30am:5k Run

9am:Tennis Tournament

9-11am:Carp Classic

9am-5pm:Craft Fair

9:30am:Raft Race

9:30am-8pm:Face Painting/ Body Art

10am:Bean Bag Tournament

11am-4pm:Kids Casting Contest

11am-9pm:Chainsaw Carving

11am-11pm:A Taste of Watertown

12 noon-1:30pm:THE RHYTHM ROCKETS

12 noon-11:30pm:Rainbow Valley Rides

12 noon-4pm:Rides Special

12:30pm:Horseshoe Tournament

2pm, 5pm, 7:45pm:Timberworks Lumberjacks Shows

3pm:Davina and the Vagabonds

5:45-7:45pm:Josh Hoyer & Soul Colossa


10pm:Fireworks (rain date)

Sunday August 12

9am-4pm:Classic Car Show

9am-5pm:Craft Fair

11am-7pm:Face Painting/ Body Art

11am-8pm:A Taste of Watertown

11am-1.30pm:Chainsaw Art

12 noon-8pm:Rainbow Valley Rides

12 noon-4pm:Rides Special

12 noon-1:30pm:ROSIE & THE RIVETS

1:45pm:Chainsaw Art Auction

2.15pm, 4:45pm:Timberworks Lumberjacks Shows


5:30pm:SIMPLY ELTON & FRIENDS featuring the hits of: Joe Cocker, Rod Stewart, & Elton John

7:30pm:Raffle Drawing

8pm:Festival Closes

Riverside Park, 850 Labaree St, Watertown, WI 53094


August 9, 2018 – Family Fun Night: Bouncy Fun

Grab your lawn chair and join us Thursday Nights at Cravath Lakefront Park for FREE Concerts & Family Fun Events.  Please check the website for inclement weather details.

Bouncy Fun -Join us as we transform the park into bouncy fun with houses, games, crafts, and face painter. You will not want to miss this night of all around free fun!


Whitewater – 341 S Fremont Street

(262) 473-0121


August 11, 2018 – Historic Walking Tour of Fort Atkinson

See where the history of Fort Atkinson happened! Join the Hoard Historical Museum’s Director, Merrilee Lee, on a walking tour of downtown Fort Atkinson.

Tours will meet on the hour at 8, 9, and 10 a.m. at the Fort Atkinson Farmer’s Market on Milwaukee Avenue, across the street from the Post Office. Tours begin and end at the information table and no reservations are required. Walking tours will be on level surface and sidewalks and last approximately 45 minutes.

8-11 a.m.

Fort Atkinson – Hoard Historical Museum – Fort Atkinson Farmers Market



August 11, 2018 – Johnson Creek Fireman’s Festival

Johnson Creek Fireman’s Festival is at Centennial Park on Saturday, August 11. Bike rides sponsored by TREK at 9am. Grounds open at 11am. Open through fireworks at dusk.

Annual family-friendly festival kicks off with a bike ride (sponsored by TREK) at 9 a.m. At 11 a.m. the grounds at Centenial Park open with food & beer tens, live music (including  featured headliner Chasin’ Mason at 7 p.m.), kids activities, a petting zoo, Tri-County Mini-Rods at 2 p.m., Badger Truck Pullers at 3 p.m. and fireworks at dusk.

For all Johnson Creek Library Summer Reading participants, the library will be on the grounds from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. to collect your reading logs and offer fun reading-themed games for kids.

9am and 11am until dusk

Johnson Creek – Johnson Creek Mutual Hose & Festival Committee – 620 Midge Street

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.