May 21-22 – Dear Liar: A Staged Reading

$15 per person or $25 per couple to include dessert, beverages and admittance.

May 21: 7:30pm
May 22: 4:30pm

Whitewater – Cultural Center – 402 W. Main Street
(262) 472-5943


May 25-28 – Memorial Day and Heroes in Pink Weekend

You don’t want to miss our special Memorial Day celebration. We will enjoy many favorites, such as bingo, bag toss, horseshoes and our Super Hero training academy. In addition, this year we will participate in a full day event to celebrate our Heroes in Pink with a walk-a-thon, mini golf tournament, pink ladies 50’s/60’s dance, pink parade and a pink decorating contest. If you or someone in your family is a Breast Cancer Hero, you won’t want to miss this celebration of life.

Fort Atkinson – Jellystone Park – (920) 568-4100

Jellystone Park


May 25 – Council for the Performing Arts BRAT FRY FundraiserI

The Council for the Performing Arts will be hosting a BRAT FRY fundraiser from 10am-2pm. We will be serving brats and hot dogs with all of the trimmings, along with your favorite cold beverages and chips. Come and enjoy – it’s an easy way to support the arts!

Jefferson – corner of E. Dodge and S. Main Streets, in front of Century 21 – (920) 674-2179
Council for the Performing Arts


Mary 25-28 – Memorial Day Sidewalk Sale at Johnson Creek Premium Outlets

Memorial Day Sidewalk Sale at Johnson Creek Premium Outlets will be held May 25-28, Monday-Saturday 10am-9pm; Sunday 10am-7pm. 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, Wilson’s Leather Outlet and more.

Johnson Creek – Johnson Creek Premium Outlets

575 W. Linmar Lane – (920) 699-4112

Premium Outlets


May 26-27 – Fort Koshkonong Rendezvous: The Long Rifle

Looking for an affordable Memorial Day Attraction? Visit the Fort Koshkonong Rendezvous in Rock River Park on Memorial Day Weekend, Saturday and Sunday, 9am-4pm.

The 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 only $4 per adult and $2 per child 12 and under. Love Where You Live.

Fort Atkinson – Rock River Park – (920) 563-3210

Fort Chamber


May 26 – Fort Farmers’ Market – 10th Anniversary Celebration

CELEBRATE 10 YEARS OF LOCAL FOODS. Come join us for this kick off event of the Fort Farmers Market 10th anniversary. Enjoy live music, special programs, raffle prizes, kids art project, a community mural, chef demonstrations, and more.

Our 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; 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 Kids Creativity Tent. In addition, the market has a special monthly Arts Saturday with 15 additional arts producers and other special activities like Dairy Day in June. Visit our website for more information 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

Fort Farmers’ Market


May 27-September 1 – The Waterloo Area Historical Museum Opening

The Waterloo Area Historical Museum will open Sunday, May 27, Memorial Day. Come and visit the Museum on 130 E. Polk St., the old St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, now the Waterloo Area Historical Museum. We will be open every Sunday afternoon, 1-4pm until early September. View our beautiful mural of early Waterloo, created by Fred Wurzbach in 1977-1978. Artifacts from the area plus original art by Zula Kenyon and Adelaide Hiebel are also on display. We also have an extensive collection of family history information, cemetery lists, plat maps, etc. Honor your heritage by finding “your place in history” and then visit the area where it all began.

– 130 E. Polk St. – (920) 478-8015


May 28 – American Legion Memorial Day Parade

10am – Main Street – Service to follow at Hillside Cemetery

Palmyra – Main Street – (262) 495-8316


May 28 – Memorial Day Parade and Pancake Breakfast
Start with the annual Firemen’s all-you-can-eat breakfast at the First Station – 6:30am-noon. Continue celebrating with the annual parade down Main Street at 10:30am. Memorial service downtown in Veteran’s Park after the parade, and back to the Fire Station for the continuing French Toast & Eggs Breakfast.

Cambridge – Downtown – (608) 423-3780


May 28-June 3 – Bike to Work Week

Bike to Work Week! Join your friends in biking to work during this national event! Check with your employer or municipality for events within your community!

Fort Atkinson – (920) 674-7260


May 29 – Watertown Art Walk

Elementary, Middle School and High School artists and photographers as well as local artists display their work in Main Street businesses.

Watertown – 34 stores downtown – (920) 261-6320


May 30 – Memorial Day Parade & Pancake Breakfast

Observe a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation’s service, with Whitewater’s annual Memorial Day Parade and ceremony. Parade begins at First Citizens Bank and ceremony is held at the American Legion.

Whitewater – (262) 473-2966

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.