July 27 – 28, 2012 – Carnival Days

Fort Atkinson retail merchants take to the streets with the biggest bargains and hottest deals of the summer during this annual sidewalk sale. Bring the whole family for two days of fun and enjoy lunch at the Chamber Brat Stand or treats at the popcorn wagon. On Saturday, Live music and Zappo the Clown will entertain you while you shop at the Farmers Market or stroll the Arts Walk. There will also be a Petting Zoo, Bouncy House, and Art Activities for the kids!

Fort Atkinson (920) 563-3210 – http://www.fortchamber.com


July 27 – 28, 2012 – Cambridge Umbrella Daze & Lake Ripley Bike Ride

Umbrella DazeA festival of community spirit opening Friday Night with local award winning band: Madison County. Saturday all day food, volleyball & basketball tournaments, live music, etc. Friday 4pm-12am and Sat. 8am-6pm

Saturday 8am is the Lake Ripley Ride featuring three distances: a family friendly 22-mile (mostly flat) route, a longer and slightly hilly 40-mile route, and a more challenging 62-mile metric century route. Registration fee required.

Cambridge – http://www.cambridgewi.net


July 27, 2012 – Council for the Performing Arts BRAT FRY Fundraiser

The Council for the Performing Arts will be hosting a BRAT FRY Fundraiser from 10:00am to 2:00pm. We will be serving brats and hot dogs with all the trimmings, along with your favorite cold beverage and chips. Large orders can be phoned in in advance so they will be ready for your pickup. Come and enjoy – it’s an easy way to support the arts!

Jefferson – Corner of E. Dodge St. and S. Main St.

(in front of Century 21) – (920) 674-2179 http://www.councilfortheperformingarts.org


July 27 – 29, 2012 – Gilbert Brown Event and Under the Sea Adventure Weekend

Our under the sea adventure will be filled with wet games, water wars, wet Hey! Hey! Ride, wet poker run, fishing derby, crafts and great music. For more added fun, stay with us all week as we continue with daily activities that include hula lessons you can use next weekend. Join us on Saturday while we spend time with former Super Bowl champion, Gilbert Brown, and raise money for youth programs.

Fort Atkinson – Jellystone Park (920) 568-4100 http://www.jellystonefort.com


July 28, 2012 – Big Boy Rummage Sale

Lots of Big Boy rummage sale items, bake sale and quilt raffle, proceeds to support the Leukemia Foundation.

Palmyra – N795 Tamarack Road (The Poulson Farm)
(262) 495-2439


July 28, 2012 – Maxwell St. Days

Large sidewalk sale event celebrating downtown Whitewater. (Always last Saturday in July)

Whitewater (262) 473-4005 http://www.whitewaterchamber.com


July 28, 2012 – 3rd Annual Crossroads Cruz-In – Johnson Creek

Road Rally, Classic cars, Burn out,Horseshoe tournament,Kiddies Tractor Pull, Kid’s games, just to name a few. Music by Southbound from 8pm-midnight and ongoing food, refreshments and fun for the entire family.

Johnson Creek – Centennial Park, 620 Midge Street
(920) 699-4949 –


July 30, 2012 – Fort Atkinson Community Band Concert

Fort Atkinson Community Band Concert & Ice cream Social.

Ice cream social begins at 6:30 pm, band concert at 7:30 pm. Seating is provided or bring your own lawn chair.

Fort Atkinson – Barrie Park – Fort Atkinson (920) 563-8224 http://www.FortAtkinsonCommunityBand.org

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.