July 18-21, 2018 – Watertown Maxwell Street Days

The Watertown Main Street Program invites the community to explore downtown Watertown during the annual Maxwell Street Days and Sidewalk Sales celebration set for July 18-21, 2018. In addition to the many sales and promotions that will be offered by downtown retailers, the Main Street Program will also host a Flashback Friday event on July 20 when participating businesses will stay open until 8pm or later.

The Flashback Friday event series, launched in February 2017, seeks to recapture the nostalgia of days gone by when Main Street was the place to shop, dine and be seen on Friday evenings, and to introduce a new generation to the fun of shopping downtown on a Friday night.

9am-store closing

Watertown – downtown




July 19-22, 2018 – CD Players Summer Musical

Enjoy a fabulous presentation of the 2018 Summer Musical

Cambridge – 213 South Street




June 19, 2018 – Brew with a View

Nestled in the heart of south-central Wisconsin, just a stone’s throw from both Madison and Milwaukee, Jefferson County is home to rolling hills,grassy prairies and lovely shorelines offering enjoyment and recreational opportunities to residents and visitors alike.

With over a dozen county parks highlighting the natural beauty of the area, it’s hard for anyone to pick a favorite. But, perched atop a lush hill, withsweeping views of a resplendent Rock Lake, lays Korth Park.

Located minutes west of downtown Lake Mills, the 89-acre park boasts a massive timber frame pavilion, miles of prairie walking trails, spectacularlake views and… a beer hall? Well, not typically, but for three evenings this summer, Korth Park will not only showcase Rock Lake in all its summerglory but also the county’s only microbrewery for a series of special events appropriately coined “Brew with a View”.

For one Thursday evening in June, July and August, Korth Park will be reminiscent of a traditional German biergarten… but with a modern twist.From 5 to 8:30 pm, there will (of course) be a great outdoor space, with picnic tables and fresh air, where patrons can gather to sip a variety of locallybrewed craft beers from Tyranena Brewing Company, listen to music and enjoy a fantastic meal. But rather than polka and pretzels, each Brew witha View will host more eclectic flavors.

Brew with a View will provide a family-friendly environment; not only does Korth Park offer a large playground for children to enjoy but, for non-alcoholic options, Tyranena’s house-made Root Beer Soda will be available.

Due to limited parking, the Parks Department requests that attendees carpool whenever possible, and there is additional parking at the shelter on Elm Point Road. The park is also accessible via an offshoot of the Glacial Drumlin Bike Trail.

Those interested in attending can find more information on each Brew with a View event on Tyranena Brewing Company’s website:http://tyranena.com (link under “Events & Happenings”)

5:00pm – 8:00pm

Lake Mills – Korth Park – W8390 Korth Lane




July 19 to September 2, 2018 – Disney’s The Little Mermaid

In a magical kingdom beneath the sea, the beautiful young mermaid Ariel, King Triton’s youngest daughter, longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen’s most beloved stories and the classic animated film, Disney’s THE LITTLE MERMAID is a hauntingly beautiful love story. With music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater and a compelling book by Doug Wright, this fishy fable of Ariel and her colorful friends will capture your heart with its irresistible songs including “Under the Sea,” “Kiss the Girl,” and “Part of Your World.”

Seven shows weekly Wednesday through Sunday

Fort Atkinson – The Fireside Dinner Theatre – 1131 Janesville Avenue




July 19, 2018 – Family Fun Night: Philip & Henry Magic Show

Please join us for the Philip & Henry Magic Show – This show will be inside the Cravath Lakefront Building. Come enjoy this amazing and highly interactive performance.


Whitewater – 341 S Fremont Street


(262) 473-0121


July 19, 2018 – Downtown Watertown Craft Beer Walk

Join the Watertown Main Street Program for a special Downtown Watertown Craft Beer Walk during Maxwell Street Days on Thursday, July 19, 2018 from 5:30 to 8:30pm. Sample specialty craft beer with snack pairings at 9 downtown locations.

Tasting locations include 2 Rivers Bicycle & Outdoor, Anthony’s 511, Blush Hair Beautique, Bradow Jewelers, Central Block Kitchen & Designs, Latte Donatte, The Drafty Cellar, The Chic Boutique, and Tribe…ca Gallery Cafe & Books. Join us for an after party at The Drafty Cellar, a new craft beer taproom opening in early July at 110 S. Third St.

Specialty craft beers will include One Barrel Commuter Kolsch, Potosi Shot Tower Espresso Stout, Tyranena Honey Blonde Ale, New Belgium Abbey, Epic Los Locos Mexican Lager, Door County Little Sister Witbier, Bear Republic Racer 5 IPA, O’Fallon Wheach Wheat, and Oso Infectious Groove Sour. (This list is subject to change due to seasonal availability.)

Tickets will be sold for $25 each starting Wednesday, June 20 at watertownmainstreet.org. Must be 21 years of age or older to participate. For more information, call (920) 342-3623 or email watertownmainstreet@gmail.com.


Watertown – downtown




July 21-22, 2018 – Watertown Catholic Parish Festival

Quality event with live bands, food, beverages, games, activities, raffles, and more!

Saturday noon-10:30pm; Sunday 10am-6pm

Watertown – 850 Labaree Street


July 21, 2018 – Lake Mills Arts Festival

Thirteenth Annual Arts Festival in downtown Lake Mills in Commons Park. Over 60 juried Wisconsin artists. Family-friendly with Kids’ Art Yard and more. Food, live music. Free admission and plenty of parking.

Saturday, 10am to 4pm

Lake Mills – downtown – Commons Park

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.