July 26, 2018 – Family Fun Night: The Big Rig Gig

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.

The Big Rig Gig -Are you ready to explore dump trucks, tractors, skid loaders,

fire trucks, semi’s, create your own hard hat and much more.


Whitewater – 341 S Fremont Street


(262) 473-0121


July 28-29, 2018 – Midwest Fire Fest

An art exploration of all things forged in fire.  It’s an event that is heavy in demonstrations.   Artist in residence will demonstrate iron pours, pit fired pottery, and a clay sculpture that will be fired during the event and revealed Saturday night in a performance style art event and creating a lasting sculpture for the community.  A master artist level art show, fire performers, live music and on site concessions will complete the festival atmosphere.

Cambridge – Cambridge Area Chamber of Commerce –

West Side Park – 85 W. Pleasant Street


(608) 513-0479


July 28, 2018 – Lake Ripley Ride

It’s the annual Lake Ripley Ride.  Choose between three course distances, all of which started at Ripley Park: 22 miles, 40 miles, or a 62 mile metric century.  Preregister online or at 7am the day of the ride. More than half of the riders choose the toughest route of 62 miles.

With over 200 riders participating in the event, there were cyclists seen all over town. The first rest stop was located at CamRock III. The local Girl Scouts, headed by Amanda Hollis, showered the riders with support and lots of goodies. Riders continuing on the 40 mile course took a tour through the countryside and headed to West Koshkonong church, where Cindy Brady and members of the CHS girls’ basketball team were waiting to help the riders cool down and replenish. Ice cold towels were provided to all the riders to offer relief from the heat.

The ride continued to Marshall Fireman’s park, where the CAP Body FIT crew was stationed to provide support. Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches along with fruit, water, and Gatorade were available to nourish the cyclists.

After trekking their respective miles, riders headed back to Ripley Park for a superb chicken dinner provided by the Cambridge Lions Club.

The goal of the Lake Ripley Ride was to raise funds for JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) and the Cambridge CAP.

8am – 12pm

Cambridge – Cambridge Area Chamber of Commerce – N4310 Park Road



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.