Through July 23, 2017 – Back to the 50’s

Come with us as we pay tribute to the most exciting musical decade of them all! The decade that brought us TV dinners, hula hoops, quiz show scandals, talk show legends, and the birth of Rock and Roll. Continuing the tradition of the Fireside’s wildly popular live band shows, BACK TO THE FIFTIES will thrill and delight audiences of all ages. Our Fireside band featuring Steve Watts will bring you the music and the fun from such artists as Jerry Lee Lewis, Buddy Holly, Little Richard, Patsy Cline, Nat King Cole, Ricky Nelson, Johnny Mathis, The Everly Brothers, and much, much more!

Seven shows weekly Wednesday through Sunday

Fort Atkinson – The Fireside Dinner Theatre – 1131 Janesville Avenue


Through July 2, 2017 – Jefferson Plein Air Painting Event and Art Sale

June 28, 29 & 30 – Watch artists as they capture the beauty and character of the Jefferson Area on canvas. Artists will be in a variety of locations. We will post some of these locations on the Arts Alliance of Greater Jefferson facebook page throughout the event.

Up to 30 artists will be capturing – on their canvases – the historic buildings, churches, the beautiful Rock and Crawfish rivers, landscapes and other ponts of interest throughout Jefferson for three days.

Judges for the event are William A. Suys, Jr; Paula Swayden-Grebel; and Terrence Coffman.

July 1 & 2 – Attend the Art Show and Sale at the Woolen Mills in the Jefferson Area Business Center at 222 S Wisconsin Drive, Jefferson.

The public is invited, at no charge, to the Awards Presentation and Opening Reception on Saturday, July 1 at 10:30am. The gallery at the Woolen Mills will be open on Saturday, July 1 from 10:30am to 5pm, and Sunday, July 2 from 11am to r4pm.

July 1, 10:30am-5pm; July 2, 11am-4pm

Jefferson – Woolen Mills – 222 S Wisconsin Drive

July 1-4, 2017 – 4th of July Activities in Fort Atkinson

Saturday, July 1 – Fort Farmers’ Market – 8am-noon in the Market Square

Sunday, July 2 – Festival Fireworks at 9:45pm. Festivities start at 4pm at Fort Atkinson High School

Monday, July 3 – Community Band Concert – 7:30pm at the Barrie Park Band Shell

Tuesday, July 4 – Annual Ice Cream Social from 1-3pm at Hoard Historical Museum


July 2 – Cars & Coffee Lake Mills

We host our events on the first Sunday of each month from May through October.


Lake Mills – 119 Church Street
Cars & Coffee Lake Mills Facebook page


July 3-4, 2017 – Watertown 4th of July Celebration

Many activities throughout the weekend including live music, food, beverages, wrestling, fireworks and a 130 unit 4th of July Parade. (See times listed below)

July 3rd: 3:00pm – 10:00pm at Riverside Park – Brats, burgers, floats, treats, beer and soda.

Live music 3-6pm: Dave Mazzie and 6:30pm: Ol’ Style Skratch.  FIREWORKS at Dusk.

July 4th: Parade at 10:00 am downtown on Main St. – Activities to follow throughout the day at Riverside park.

10am-6pm-Brats, burgers, floats, treats, beer and soda. Following parade end, meet and greet the Brew City Wrestlers.  Brewcity Wrestling bell time is 2:00pm sharp.

Watertown – Riverside Park – 812 Labaree Street


July 3, 2017 – Fort Atkinson Summer Charity Concerts

Summer Charity ConcertBring your lawn chair, pack a picnic basket, and enjoy an evening with friends for concerts in the park featuring the Fort Atkinson Community Band.

Ice cream social begins at 6:30pm.


Fort Atkinson – 210 Robert Street


July 4, 2017 – Take a Ride Through Time

Fort Atkinson – Corner of South High Street and South 4th Street


July 4, 2017 – 4th of July Fireworks in Lake Mills

Fireworks display starts at dusk in the Lake Mills Industrial Park.


Lake Mills



July 5, 2017 – Lake Mills City Band Concert

Enjoy a summer evening in Commons Park. Come early and enjoy the Lake Mills Artisan/Farmers’ Market before the band begins at 7pm.

Rain site: Lake Mills Community Center.


Lake Mills – downtown – Commons Park


July 5, 2017 – Creativity Lab/Random Acts of Kindness

Bring your own projects to the L.D. Fargo Public Library to work on while socializing with other teens. See what they are working on and get ideas for your next project. Don’t have a project to work on? We will have a craft or two for you to do. During this program we will also be creating Random Acts of Kindness projects to hand out in our community.


Lake Mills – 120 E. Madison Street

(920) 648-2166


July 6, 2017 – Games Galore

Teens will be able to challenge other teens with games of many sorts at the L.D. Fargo Public Library. We will have board games, dice and card games, and video games. Feel free to bring in one of your board games.


Lake Mills – 120 E. Madison Street

(920) 648-2166


July 8, 2017 – Cambridge EMS Cannonball Run 5k and 10k

Run, jog or walk the wonderful family friendly Cannonball Run in Cambridge.

There is a 5K as well as a 10K option. The Cannonball Run winds through the pristine Dane County CamRock Park along the Cannonball Rail bed. The 10k run continues to Rockdale and heads back to Cambridge along the CamRock Park Pedestrian Trail and crosses the Koshkonong Creek over three bridges. There are water stations along a well marked route.

Proceeds benefit the Cambridge Area Emergency Medical Services,

Registration begins at 6:30am with the run starting at 7:30am

Cambridge – Cambridge Area Chamber of Commerce – 271 W Main Street



July 8, 2017 – The Prick 5k Trail Run

Formed specifically as the first 5k trail run in Watertown, and boasting a beautiful 5k run/walk and open 1k (for anyone that prefers a shorter challenge or simply wants to be a part of the festivities) through Watertown’s Brandt-Quirk park. The trail course has notable elevation changes but is not technically difficult to run or walk.

The Prick 5k does more than provide an outlet for those who want to challenge themselves on a cross-country route, however; it benefits the Watertown High School Cross-Country Team and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund (JDRF).


Watertown – Brandt Quirk 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.