June 01 – 03, 2012 – Birthday Weekend for Yogi Bear

Kick off June with one of our favorite weekends: Birthday Celebration for Yogi Bear! Our Rec Rangers are not only celebrating Yogi Bear’s birthday, but everyone else’s birthday as well. Join us for lots of birthday games, bingo, and lively entertainment. No party is complete, of course, without cupcakes.

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


June 01 – 30, 2012 – Phantom Galleries

Whitewater – Downtown Whitewater and Cultural Arts Center

402 W. Main St. (262) 472-0204


June 02 – 03, 2012 – Cambridge Art Fair

Sponsored by the local Art Gallery and Ripleys Bakery and Eatery, the Art Fair will showcase Pottery, Blown Glass, Wall Art, and many other forms of art from artists around the midwest. This is a must stop for your summer weekend trips.

Cambridge – Veterans Park in downtown Cambridge
(608) 423-4300


June 02 – 03, 2012 – Kettle Moraine 100 Endurance Runs

100 km, 100 mile, 100 mile relay and 38 mile night fun run allKM 100 through the scenic Kettle Moraine State Park. Challenge yourself during the 12th annual Kettle Races.

The Race Start and Finish location is at the Nordic Parking Lot across from the Bike Parking Lot, North of LaGrange on County Hwy H. The LaGrange General Store is located at the intersection of Hwy 12 and County Hwy H. (Always 1st Sat & Sun in June)

Whitewater – Kettle Moraine State Park (608) 873-1556 http://www.kettle100.com


June 02 – 03, 2012 – Free Fishing Weekend

Free fishing on all state lakes and streams; licenses are not required. Free fishing clinics for youngsters offered at many state parks. This weekend only!! Bag limits and size restrictions apply (always 1st Sat & Sun in June)

Whitewater – Studio 84, 121 W. Center St. (262) 574-2100 http://dnr.wi.gov


June 02 – 30, 2012 – Fort Farmers Market – 10th Anniversary


Fort Farmers Market celebrates locally produced foods and artisan crafts each Saturday from 8am to 12pm in downtown Fort Atkinson 1 block off of Main St. The market boasts almost 45 local producers who sell: locally farmed and organic vegetables and fruits; organic cheese and eggs; grass fed beef & chicken; homemade baguettes,scones and jam-filled donuts; fresh milled wheat breads; honey, syrup and jam; fresh cut flowers and herbs; fine jewelry and more. Each Saturday also offers music by regionally acclaimed musicians, like Peter Mulvey and Josh Hardy, as well as FREE art activities at the NASCO Kids Creativity Tent. The market also has special monthly Arts Saturday with 15 additional arts producers. In addition, there are special activities like Dairy Day in June and monthly educational programs like healthy cooking with Fort Health Care chef Colleen Miller. Visit our website for more information on special 10th anniversary programs or find us on Facebook for weekly updates and specials.

Fort Atkinson – Downtown Fort – Milwaukee Avenue Municipal Parking Lot near Rock River. 1blk off of Main Street across from the Post Office and Dwight Foster Library
(920) 563-3210 – http://www.fortfarmersmarket.com


June 02, 2012 – Tour de Racks

Visit the newly purchased bike racks in Downtown Whitewater, 10am-1pm.

Whitewater – Cravath Lakefront, 314 S. Fremont St.
(262) 473-2200 – http://www.downtownwhitewater.com


June 03 – 24, 2012 – Steve Smith Illustrations

Whitewater – Studio 84, 121 W. Center St.
(262) 812-7560 –


June 03, 2012 – Lake Mills Triathlon

1/4 mile swim, 15m bike ride, 5K run.

Starts at 7am at Sandy Beach.

Lake Mills – Sandy Beach

608-441-2464 – www.witriseries.com

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.