February 3-4, 2017 – Knickerbocker Ice Festival

With winter here to stay a bit longer, and Rock Lake frozen solid, it is again time to celebrate Lake Mill’s icy history with Rock Lake. The Knickerbocker Ice Festival, named after the company that harvested ice from Rock Lake in the early 1900s, and the Lake Mills Main Street Program will host a weekend full of indoor and outdoor events to connect Lake Mills with that icy past.

In the past, winter activities on Rock Lake and in Lake Mills included harvesting ice from one of the clearest and cleanest lakes in southern Wisconsin. Now, festival goers can participate in a number of fun activities starting with a trivia contest or a candlelight ski/snowshoe event on Friday evening, February 3rd, and ending with the fisheree awards at 5:00 pm Saturday, February 4th.

There are fun activities for the entire family during the Knickerbocker Ice Festival. We have activities for people of all ages – from our park games for the kids, to events that are enjoyed by people of all ages. Ice Golf, Ice Softball, park games for kids of all ages, seventeen ice sculptures being created all over downtown Lake Mills – and much much more.

Please go to our website – http://legendarylakemills.com/knickerbocker-ice-festival/ – for a full list of events, times, and how to participate. And come to Lake Mills on Friday night, February 3 and Saturday all day, February 4 to have lots of mid-winter fun!

Lake Mills – Bartel’s Beach on Ferry Drive and all over downtown Lake Mills
920-648-6721 – Lake Mills Main Street Program


February 4, 2017 – Comedy Night with National Headliner Chris Barnes

Presented by Watertown Challenge Association.  Doors open at 6pm, seating at 7:15pm, show at 8pm.  Must be 18 or over to enter.


Watertown – 117 N 1st Street



February 4, 2017 – Family Candlelight Ski and Hike

Join us for community skiing and hiking at Haumerson’s Pond while enjoying coffee and hot chocolate in the new warming house. Located at Bark River Park in Fort Atkinson.

6pm – 9pm

Fort Atkinson – 550 South 4th Street East



February 4, 2017 – Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl for Kids Sake

Watertown Bowl North, 2:30pm check-in, 3:00 bowling. $10 bowling entry fee includes bowling and shoes.  $50 or more in pledge money is required.  $100 or more and there is no $10 fee.  3 games of 9-pin tap.  Raffle, auctions, and a lot of fun!

This event is intended for adults only.


Watertown – 766 N. Church Street


February 4, 2017 – The Drifters

Up on the Roof. Under the Boardwalk. This Magic Moment. There Goes My Baby. Dance With Me. Spanish Harlem. Stand By Me. The list of hits goes on and on. The Drifters, one of rock and roll’s founding vocal groups, is once again touring the U.S. Through an historical journey, which included no less than five legendary lead singers (including Rock & Roll Hall of Famers Clyde McPhatter and Ben E. King), the group’s ongoing story has covered the entire spectrum of rock and roll. They were the first musical group to include string instruments into Rhythm & Blues music and the first musical group to sell two million records. The Drifters were in the first class of rock and roll legends to be initiated into the Hall of Fame and the first African American group to be inducted.


Whitewater – Young Auditorium – 930 W Main Street


Box Office: 262-472-2222

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.