May 27-28, 2017 – Fort Koshkonong Rendezvous

Buckskinners Rendezvous

Buckskinners Rendezvous

Take a step back in time with the early pioneers of the 1800s, as people reenact this historical time period.  Stroll through the park and view demonstrations and exhibits of how tasks were accomplished.  Demonstrations include black powder shooting and competition, pioneer demonstrations, interactive old-time chores, and blacksmithing. Sit back and relax on a horse-drawn wagon or sample fry bread, root beer, and kettle corn from our camp chefs.

Visitors will capture the lifestyle, from clothing worn by the pioneers to their housing.  See the old “Fort”, a replica for local militia units during the Black Hawk War of 1832.

This year, visitors will learn about steel and wood working trades.

Free parking is available.

Saturday 9am-5pm & Sunday 9am-4pm

Fort Atkinson – Rock River Park – 1300 Lillian Street

(920) 563-7769


May 27, 2017 – Ripley Park Opening Day

The gates of Ripley Park will open at 9 am on Saturday, 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 – sandy beach, swimming, basketball, volleyball, tennis and more!

There will be FREE admission, special events and games all day long!


Cambridge – Lake Ripley Park – N4310 Park Road


May 29, 2017 – Cambridge Memorial Day Parade & Firemen’s Breakfast

Enjoy your Memorial Day in downtown 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.

Interested in participating in the parade?    You can line up at the Middle School at 10 am and the parade takes off at 10:30 am.

Memorial Day breakfast 6am to 11:30am at the Cambridge Fire House, 271 W. Main.

Parade starts at 10:30am at the Nikolay Middle school, 211 South St. and heads down Main Street.

Memorial Service in downtown Veteran’s Park immediately following the parade, sponsored by the Cambridge Historic School Foundation.  The memorial service will include a laying of the wreath, music by the Cambridge High School Band and the Bel Canto Choir and speakers. It is a moving presentation and a beloved Cambridge tradition.

Historic School Museum to Honor 19 Fallen Veterans.

The Cambridge Historic School Museum will host a program on Memorial Day. The 19 men listed on the benches in Veterans Park were more than a name, rank and serial number. Find out about them during a presentation at the museum by Russ Amacher. The one hour program will begin about 11 am after the Memorial Day Parade and Services. Refreshments will be served. Admission is free. Call 920-563-9095 for more information.

6am – 11:30am

Cambridge – Cambridge Area Chamber of Commerce – 271 Main Street



May 30, 2017 – 7th Annual Watertown Art Walk

The Watertown Arts Council and the Watertown Unified School District Art Department team up to present an Art Walk. From 4-7pm, stroll historic downtown Watertown as you take in an array of art displays by local talent.  Art will be located inside and out of downtown businesses.  Up to 40 participating locations!

Maps featuring local businesses and artists will be available at Partnership Bank and the Watertown Chamber of Commerce.

4:00pm – 7:00pm

Watertown – East Main Street


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.