May 21, 2013 – Fort Atkinson Cruise Night

Music, food, old cars, and more!

5:30pm – 8:30pm

Fort Atkinson – Jones Park  




May 24-26, 2013 – Wisconsin Arabian Horse Association

Starting at 8am. Food available.

Jefferson County Fair Park, Jefferson County Fair Grounds

503 N. Jackson Ave., Jefferson  




May 24, 2013 – Take Your Brat to Work Day!

bratwurstHave a brat or dog and support the CPA (Council for the Performing Arts)!

We sell brats, dogs, chips, and drinks on the corner of Dodge and Main St. downtown Jefferson.

10am til they are gone

Jefferson – 238 S. Main St.




May 24-27, 2013 – Memorial Day Sidewalk Sale

Kick off the summer season with the hottest trends and colors plus enjoy savings on the sidewalks and in the stores! Extraordinary savings of 25%-65% off regular retail on your favorite brands at Banana Republic Factory Store, Tommy Hilfiger, Wilsons Leather Outlet and more. The sale will run Friday, Saturday and Monday 10am -9pm, Sunday 10am -7pm.

Johnson Creek Premium Outlets, 575 W. Linmar Lane, Johnson Creek
I-94 and Highway 26, exit 267  

(920) 699-4112



May 25-26, 2013 – Craft Productions Inc. – Craft Show

Food available. There will also be a horse show on the north end of the grounds.

Jefferson County Fair Park, Jefferson County Fair Grounds

503 N. Jackson Ave., Jefferson  




May 25-26, 2013 – Fort Koshkonong Rendezvous: Olde Ways

RendezvousLooking for an affordable Memorial Day Attraction? Visit the Fort Koshkonong Rendezvous in Rock River Park on Saturday, May 25 from 9am to 5pm & Sunday, May 26 from 9am to 4pm.

The 20th Annual Fort Koshkonong Rendezvous allows visitors to step back in time and see how life was in the 1840s. Witness living history and eat period food. The Fort Koshkonong Rendezvous is $4 per adult and $2 per child ages 5 to 12.  Free parking is available.

This year’s theme is “Olde Ways” and will include demonstrations and exhibitions of how tasks were accomplished the “old way.”  Activities will include black powder shooting, contests, children’s interactive old-time chores, free horse-drawn carriage rides, and much more.

Fort Atkinson  – Rock River Park  




May 25, 2013 – Ripley Park Opening Day

The gates of Ripley Park will open at 9am on Saturday of Memorial Day Weekend, marking yet another wonderful summer in Cambridge, Wis. Located on the west shores of Lake Ripley, Ripley Park is an 18 acre park privately owned by the Cambridge Foundation and managed by the Cambridge Community Activities Program. Ripley Park has something for everyone – swimming, basketball, disc golf course, volleyball, tennis and more!


Cambridge Community Activities Program and the Cambridge Foundation, Ripley Park 




May 27, 2013 – Community Memorial Day Parades


Cambridge – Memorial Day starts with the annual Firemen’s all-you-can-eat breakfast at the Fire Station, with the annual parade down Main Street at 10:30am followed by a Memorial service downtown in Veteran’s Park after the parade, and back to the Fire Station for the continuing French Toast & Eggs breakfast.

7am – 12pm

Downtown Cambridge, Cambridge, WI 53523  



Palmyra – American Legion Memorial Day Parade.

Main St. Village of Palmyra

Service to follow at Hillside Cemetery





May 28, 2013 – Watertown Art Walk

Watertown Arts CouncilThe Watertown Arts Council and the Watertown Unified School District Art Department team up to present an Art Walk in Downtown Watertown. Artists display hteir work in businesses from 4-7pm. Maps are available at the Watertown Public Library the day of the event.


Watertown – Main Street  




May 31-June 2, 2013 – Palomino Exhibitors Association of WI Horse Show AND the SWBA Horse Show

Three Day horse show starting at 8am. Food available.

Jefferson County Fair Park, Jefferson County Fair Grounds

503 N. Jackson Ave., Jefferson  

920-984-3935 (Palomino Exhibitors Association)

920-397-7678 (SWBA Horse Show)


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.