Through July 15, 2018 – Church Basement Ladies 2 – A Second Helping

Join us as our delightful “Steel Magnolias of the Prairie” deal with life, death, and new adventures, finding strength in each other from below the “House of God.” This time around, the year is 1969 and the world is changing. As folks protest the Vietnam War and women are demanding equal pay for equal work in their small rural Minnesota community, the ladies of the Lutheran church basement kitchen are dealing with changes of their own. With their heartwarming humor and hilarious antics, they take us from serving the high school students at the Luther League Banquet to a church sponsored Missionary Night and the rise and fall of a Viking’s Super Bowl Sunday.

Seven shows weekly Wednesday through Sunday

Fort Atkinson – The Fireside Dinner Theatre – 1131 Janesville Avenue

June 1-2, 2018 – “We’re Going Outside” Celebration

The Celebration takes place at Rotary Waterfront Park and the City Hall meeting rooms.  It all begins on Friday evening, June 1 with a Classic Car show at 6:00 p.m. the Legion Band Concert will start at 7:00 p.m. followed by the Movie in the Park “GREASE”.  On Saturday, June 2 Who’s Woods Raptor Center will be in the City Hall meeting rooms at 11:00.  Get an up close look at several large birds of prey.  From noon to 5:00 p.m. the food and beverage vendors tents will be open for business.  Join the Voyage Challenge at 12:30 p.m.  The Twang Dragons will entertain at the Rotary Park band shell from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.  From 2:30 – 5:00 p.m. play the newest game trending “Spike Ball” or join the Rail Yard Fitness Course from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.  You won’t want to miss “The Playlist” concert in the band shell from 6:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Jefferson – Rotary Waterfront Park – 301 S. Gardner Avenue

June 1, 2018 – Watertown on Tap

Join the Watertown Area Chamber of Commerce’s first craft beer event at Berres Brothers Coffee Roasters!
CRAFT BEER TASTING – Sample 14 of Sprecher’s craft beers (5 oz each)
FOOD – Purchase tickets towards food provided by JB’s on 3rd
MUSIC – Enjoy the sounds of Lake Mills’ band, Jake’s Room
-Receive souvenir glass & must be at least 21 and present valid ID at time of entry
-Designated Driver ticket includes root beer or coffee & must be at least 21 and present valid ID at time of entry
Watertown – Berres Brothers Coffee Roasters – 202 Air Park Drive

June 1, 2018 – Movie in the Park

“Grease”.  Free family friendly fun?  Bring your blankets, chairs, and picnic to Rotary Waterfront Park on the first Friday in June, July, and August for an outdoor movie experience under the stars.  Movies begin at dusk.
Jefferson – 301 S. Gardner Avenue

June 2-3, 2018 – Wisconsin Free Weekend of Fishing & Fun

Free fishing on all state lakes and streams; licenses are not required, and free access to state parks and all properties owned by the DNR. No parking licenses/stickers required.

June 2, 2018 – Veterans Business Expo and Fund Raiser

Free expo for Veterans owned businesses or non-profits that support veterans to exhibit and display their services or products. Table and Chairs are provided. We will have live music from 3-6pm.
Fort Atkinson – Mr. Brews Taphouse – 201 N Main Street

June 2, 2018 – Foster House Open House

The Dwight and Almira Foster House will be open for FREE tours from 10 am to 12pm.  The Foster House was built in the 1840s and tells the story of the Foster family, the house, and the growth of Fort Atkinson. While at the Foster House, you will be able to tour the fully furnished first and second floors. A knowledgeable volunteer will be able to answer questions about the family, house, and early years of Fort Atkinson.

The Foster House is located on the grounds of the Hoard Historical Museum facing Foster Street.

10am to 12pm

Fort Atkinson – Hoard Historical Museum – 401 Whitewater Avenue

June 2, 2018 – Dairy Day at the MOOseum

The Hoard Historical Museum and the National Dairy Shrine Museum will host the 4th Annual Dairy Day at the MOOseum from 11am to 2pm on Saturday, June 2.
Inga from PBS Around the Farm Table will be here to talk about dairy tourism and hold a cooking demonstration at 11:30am.
Interested in participating in the Dairy Cook-off? This years theme is grilled cheese sandwiches! Contact the Museum office (920) 563-7769 for rules and registration!
While here, you can buy a grilled cheese sandwich from Jefferson County Agribusiness or a Root-breed float in honor of your favorite dairy breed for lunch.
Family friendly activities include as barn games, dairy trivia, and cow parade at 1:30 pm.
In addition, the Hoard Historical Museum and the National Dairy Shrine Museum will be open for visitors from 9:30am to 4:30pm.
11am to 2pm
Fort Atkinson – Hoard Historical Museum – 401 Whitewater Avenue

June 2, 2018 – Take a Kid Fishing

Sponsored by the Jefferson Kiwanis Club, City of Jefferson, and Wisconsin DNR.  Sign up at 8:00am at the Jefferson County Fair Park South Shelter.  After registration, children take the adults fishing for the day.  No license required.  One adult per two children preferred.  Free bait provided by Gollon’s Bait & Fish Farm.  Return to the shelter at 1:00pm for free soda, hot dogs, burgers and fishing weigh-in.  Fishing prizes for lucky anglers and participants.
Jefferson – 503 N. Jackson Avenue

June 2, 2018 – National Trails Day Supported Hike

Guided hike up to 5, 10, 15 or 20 miles. Kids hike 10am to 2pm. Meet at the Rice Lake Boat Launch
Whitewater – Rice Lake Boat Launch

June 3, 2018 – Lake Mills Cars & Coffee

Spend the first Sunday morning of each month (May through September) with car enthusiasts in beautiful downtown Lake Mills.

Lake Mills – Church Street

June 8 to August 2, 2018 – AquaGladiators

NEW!!This year, an inflatable aqua park water feature will be added to the Jefferson Family Aquatic Center.  Joint the fun every other Wednesday from 1-5pm and also the 2nd Friday of June, July, and August from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.  Come and try your skills on the Aquaglide Challenge Track.
1-5pm and 5:30-7pm
Jefferson – 518 N. Fifield Avenue

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.