June 8 to July 23, 2017 – Back to the 50’s

Come with us as we pay tribute to the most exciting musical decade of them all! The decade that brought us TV dinners, hula hoops, quiz show scandals, talk show legends, and the birth of Rock and Roll. Continuing the tradition of the Fireside’s wildly popular live band shows, BACK TO THE FIFTIES will thrill and delight audiences of all ages. Our Fireside band featuring Steve Watts will bring you the music and the fun from such artists as Jerry Lee Lewis, Buddy Holly, Little Richard, Patsy Cline, Nat King Cole, Ricky Nelson, Johnny Mathis, The Everly Brothers, and much, much more!

Seven shows weekly Wednesday through Sunday

Fort Atkinson – The Fireside Dinner Theatre – 1131 Janesville Avenue


June 19, 2017 – Make With Me: Moon Sand

Work together with your little one to make a batch of moon sand at the Watertown Public Library! A moon sand playtime will follow. Registration required. Recommended ages 3-6.


Watertown – 100 S. Water Street

(920) 262-4090


June 19, 2017 – Fort Atkinson Community Band Concerts

Summer Charity ConcertSit back and enjoy the music by the Fort Atkinson community band in the Barrie Park bandshell.


Fort Atkinson – 210 Robert Street

(920) 563-8224


June 20, 2017 – Teen Movie & Popcorn

Watch a movie at the L.D. Fargo Public Library and enjoy some fresh popcorn!

1 pm

Lake Mills – 120 E. Madison Street

(920) 648-2166


June 20, 2017 – Rick Allen’s “Beyond Belief” Magic Show

Join us at the Watertown Senior Center (Terrace Room) for forty-five minutes of mind-blowing magic and comedy. Fun for the whole family! You may be picked to float in mid-air! No registration required. For all ages.

4 pm

Watertown – 514 S. First Street

(920) 262-4090


June 20, 2017 – Rick Allen’s “Beyond Belief” Magic Show

Join us at the Jefferson Public Library for a presentation of mind-blowing magic and comedy. Fun for the whole family! You may be picked to float in mid-air!

1:30 pm

Jefferson – 321 S. Main Street

(920) 674-7733


June 21, 2017 – Creativity Lab / Random Acts of Kindness

Bring your own projects to the L.D. Fargo Public Library to work on while socializing with other teens. See what they are working on and get ideas for your next project. Don’t have a project to work on? We will have a craft or two for you to do. During this program we will also be creating Random Acts of Kindness projects to hand out in our community.

1-3 pm

Lake Mills – 120 E. Madison Street

(920) 648-2166


June 21, 2017 – Outdoor Art: Spray Bottle Painting

Join us, weather permitting, at the Watertown Public Library for an afternoon in the sun with some outdoor art on the lawn! We’ll be making one-of-a-kind creations using spray bottles. It’s going to be messy, so dress appropriately!

2 pm

Watertown – 100 S. Water Street

(920) 262-4090


June 21, 2017 – Science Mania: Homemade Ice Cream

Join us at the Watertown Public Library for a special tasty summer science project – homemade vanilla ice cream! Dairy products will be used. Participants are encouraged to bring winter gloves to wear while making ice cream. Registration required. Ages 7-12.

10:30 am

Watertown – 100 S. Water Street

(920) 262-4090


June 21, 2017 – Lake Mills City Band Concert

Enjoy a summer evening in Commons Park. Come early and enjoy the Lake Mills Artisan/Farmers’ Market before the band begins at 7pm.

Rain site: Lake Mills Community Center.


Lake Mills – downtown – Commons Park


June 22-25, 2017 – Town & Country Days!

Downtown Commons Park filled with rides and games for all ages!  Starting on Thursday night you can enjoy a Legendary Slider while listening to a local band in the Sons of American Legion Beer Tent.  Check out www.lakemills.org for band listings. Saturday, enjoy the annual Town & Country Days Parade in the morning, and bands, food, kid’s rides and more carry through all the way from Thursday to Sunday.

4pm to 11pm Thursday 6/22; all day Friday-Saturday and until 5pm Sunday

Lake Mills Chamber of Commerce



June 22, 2017 – Rick Allen’s “Beyond Belief” Magic Show

Join us at the Powers Memorial Library for a presentation of mind-blowing magic and comedy. Fun for the whole family! You may be picked to float in mid-air!

1 pm

Palmyra – 115 W. Main Street

(262) 495-4605


June 22, 2017 – Games Galore

Teens will be able to challenge other teens with games of many sorts at the L.D. Fargo Public Library. We will have board games, dice and card games, and video games. Feel free to bring in one of your board games.

2:30-3:30 pm

Lake Mills – 120 E. Madison Street

(920) 648-2166


June 24, 2017 – Annual Dog Wash Fundraiser

On Saturday, June 24, Tyranena Brewing Company of Lake Mills will sponsor its annual charity dog wash to benefit the Humane Society of Jefferson County.  So we’re calling all dirty dogs, filthy fidos or tarnished tail-waggers to help us raise some bones for a great cause!

When you purchase your best friend a bath for just $15, you get suds too… in the form of your very own free pint of Tyranena beer. (Tyranena’s own root beer soda and other non-alcoholic options available as well.) Doyle’s Dogs will also be serving brats and hotdogs for purchase.

In addition to washes, nail trimming will be available courtesy of the Lake Mills Veterinary Clinic.

The festivities begin at 12 Noon and end at 3 p.m. All activities will take place at Tyranena’s facility located at 1025 Owen Street in Lake Mills.

All proceeds from this event go to aiding the animals at the Humane Society of Jefferson County.

You can purchase your wash and/or nail trimming online using your credit card; washes & trims purchased at the door are cash or check only!

Lake Mills – Tyranena Brewing Company – 1025 Owen Street


June 22, 2017 – Magician Rick Allen

Join the Irvin L. Young Memorial Library for an afternoon of mind-blowing magic and comedy! This show is fun for the whole family. You may even be selected to float in mid-air! All ages are welcome and no registration is required.

3:30 pm

Whitewater – 431 W. Center Street

(262) 473-0530


June 23, 2017 – Cambridge Summer Concert Series

The Cambridge Arts Council presents Summer Concert Series 2017 at Veteran’s Park Downtown Cambridge, Friday evenings. Concerts are free.

  • June 23, 2017, 6:30-8:30, Patchoulie ( New American Folk)
  • July 14 , 2017, 6:30-8:30 , All That Jazz ( Big Band Swing)
  • July 28, 2017, 6:30-8:30, Oak Street Rambler (Bluegrass)
  • August 11, 2017, 6:30-8:30, The Driftless ( Americana)

Bring a picnic and make a night of it!

6:30pm – 8:30pm

Cambridge – Cambridge Area Chamber of Commerce – 100 E. Main Street



June 23, 2017 – Watertown’s Rock the River

Family fun on the Rock River in Watertown!  Watertown Rotary presents a pig roast, beer tent, duck and goose races, and live music!  The family friendly event will raise funds for local scholarships.

Stay for the evening as Watertown Main Street presents balloon making with magician Jim Mitchell followed by the Dreamworks movie, Trolls. Enjoy the movie on your favorite blanket or lawn chair!  Refreshments will be available for purchase.

Events take place in the N First Street parking lot, Downtown Watertown.

5pm-10pm; movie starts at 8:45pm

Watertown – North 1st Street


June 24, 2017 – Tour da Goose Bike Race

Our ride is one of two major fundraisers for the Watertown Area Cares Clinic. The clinic provides healthcare for the uninsured in Jefferson & Dodge Counties.

Ride offers supported distances of 100, 62, 42, 22, and 12 miles through the picturesque countryside south of Watertown, with all distances beginning and ending at Riverside Park.

Watertown – Labaree Street



June 24, 2017 – Walking Tours of Historic Fort Atkinson

Join the Hoard Historical Museum as they host historic walking tours of downtown Fort Atkinson in conjunction with the downtown Saturday Farmer’s Markets.

This walking tour will highlight the structures and people who helped build Fort Atkinson. Walking tours will explore the buildings and area around the downtown section of Fort Atkinson.  All of the walking tours will begin and end at the Saturday Farmer’s Market in Fort Atkinson, and last 30-40 minutes.

Tours begin at 8am and run on the hour until the end of the market at noon. Participants should be prepared to walk approximately 1 mile over paved surfaces.  As an added bonus, walkers can get their walking tour card stamped and to receive $2 off a purchase from the Fort Farmer’s Market, valid on the day of the tour.

Come to a walking tour to find out more!

Scheduled walking tours are:

Saturday, June 24 from 8-10am

Saturday, July 29 from 8-10am

Saturday, September 9 from 8-10am

8am – 10am

Fort Atkinson – East Milwaukee Avenue

(920) 563-7769


June 24, 2017 – Town & Country Days Parade

Come to Lake Mills and enjoy a 100 plus unit parade.  The

New Parade Route from 2016 will be the same one we will use in 2017.  Starts on East Lake Street and CP Ave heading downtown with the Parade route ending at Pine Street.


Lake Mills


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.