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Friday, August 17, 2012

What's Happening in Jefferson County - August 20-31

August 21, 2012 - Fort Atkinson Cruise Nights - Year 9

Music, food, great old cars and more! 5:30 to 8:30pm.

Fort Atkinson - Jones Park, Janesville Ave. (Business Hwy 26 South) (920) 563-7501 - 


August 23 - October 21, 2012 - HELLO DOLLY

Hello DollyAmerica's favorite matchmaker is at it again. Meddling, tampering, wheedling and maneuvering; bringing laughter and music with her wherever she goes. Call on Dolly and the first lady of musical comedy will come complete with a carpetbag full of good intentions, clever schemes, hilarious mishaps and some of Broadway's best-loved songs such as "Before the Parade Passes By," "Ribbons Down My Back," "It Only Takes A Moment" and of course the unforgettable "Hello Dolly."  

Winner of 10 Tony Awards including Best Musical, HELLO DOLLY features gorgeous period costumes, high-stepping dances, and delightful twists and turns. Once you meet the irrepressible Dolly you'll hope along with all of us that "Dolly'll never go away again." Wed, Thurs, Sat, Sun matinees arrive 10:30am, Thurs eve arrive 5:15pm, Sat eve arrive 4:45pm, Sun midday arrive 2:30pm.

Fort Atkinson - The Fireside Dinner Theatre (800) 477-9505   


August 24 - 26, 2012 - Bluegrass Weekend

Come join Yogi Bear for some good music and fun! Ranger Smith™ will be pickin', and Yogi Bear will be grinnin', so hook up the ol' camper and head on over to Jellystone Park! To celebrate National Root Beer Float Day we will have a root beer drinking contest. Enjoy some traditional camping games and fun along with tunes by local bluegrass musicians.

Fort Atkinson - Jellystone Park (920) 568-4100  


August 25, 2012 - Rhythm on the River  

Experience an evening of live music, great food, and fun on the river walk in beautiful downtown Fort Atkinson from 5 pm to 11 pm. The featured band will perform from 7 pm to 11 pm and The Balloon Guy will be on hand from 5 pm to 8 pm offering balloon animals and face painting.

Fort Atkinson - Downtown Fort Atkinson along the river walk  

August 26, 2012 - American Legion Horse Pull, Craft Fair, Pancake Breakfast  

7am breakfast served. Crafts, and horse pull contests.

Palmyra - 955 Eighth St. Village Park - (262) 495-8316 


August 28, 2012 - Bill Murk in Christian Concert  

Bill Murk is one of the premier Christian violinists today. His rare, Bill Murksensitive display of violin mastery and his fresh approach breaks old stereotypes and inspires a new appreciation for this instrument while bridging the musical gap between the generations. As a featured soloist at churches, conferences, conventions, and crusades Bill has ministered in all fifty states and over forty countries! Whether ministering for 50,000 men at Promise Keepers, fiddlin' at the Grand Ole Opry, leading worship with Don Moen, or accompanying and recording with such artists as Fernando Ortega, Amy Grant, Steve Green, Point of Grace, Larry Dalton, Buddy Greene, 4Him, or The Gaither Vocal Band,  

Bill's desire is to draw people into the presence of the Lord. Bill's life and ministry nearly ended in December of 1999 when he and his daughter were hit head-on by a speeding semi-truck. Their journey toward recovery is one filled with both miracles and hardships. Tuesday matinee arrival 10:30am., Tuesday evening arrival 5:00pm.

Fort Atkinson - The Fireside Dinner Theatre (800) 477-9505   


August 29, 2012 - Jefferson's Concert in Rotary Park

Held in the Rotary Park Pavillion music by Jesse Aron "the Voice of Elvis" 6:30-8:30pm along with food and beverages 5-8:30pm

Jefferson - Rotary Park Pavillion on Gardner Avenue
(920) 674-4511 -   


August 31, 2012 - Council for the Performing Arts BRAT FRY Fundraiser

The Council for the Performing Arts will be hosting a BRAT FRY Fundraiser from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. We will be serving brats and hot dogs with all the trimmings, along with your favorite cold beverage and chips. Large orders can be phoned in in advance so they will be ready for your pickup. Come and enjoy - it's an easy way to support the arts and a fantastic start to the Labor Day Weekend!!

Jefferson - Corner of E. Dodge St. and S. Main St.  
(in front of Century 21 (920) 674-2179   


August 31 - September 03, 2012 - Labor Day Sidewalk Sale at Johnson Creek Premium Outlets  

JCPOThe Labor Day Sidewalk Sale at Johnson Creek Premium Outlets will be held August 31-September 3. Johnson Creek Premium Outlets invites you to enjoy the last sidewalk sale of the season where you will find extraordinary savings of 25% to 65% on your favorite brands like Banana Republic Factory Store, Calvin Klein, Coach, Direct Tools Factory Outlets, Eddie Bauer, Gap Outlet, and more!

Johnson Creek - Johnson Creek Premium Outlets (920) 699-4112   


August 31, 2012 - Cambridge Concert in Veterans Park

Music by The Blackbirds: the Beatles on guitars. From 6:30-8:30 p.m. This is perfect for listening, picnicking and just enjoying summer. Families are invited.

Cambridge - downtown Veterans Park (608) 423-2107 


August 31 - September 03, 2012 - Labor Day Tournament and 80's Weekend

Whether you enjoyed punk rock, hip hop or techno, we have some 80's 1980fun for you. On Saturday, we will create pet rocks, have some tye dye fun and enjoy an 80's dance and costume contest in the evening. The 80's not your thing? Don't worry; celebrate Labor Day weekend with some good old fashioned camping fun. Participate in one or more of our many tournaments including: softball, youth/adult horseshoes, youth/adult bag toss and volleyball.

Fort Atkinson - Jellystone Park (920) 568-4100  

Thursday, August 9, 2012

What's Happening in Jefferson County - August 13-19


August 13, 2012 - Fort Atkinson Community Band Concert
Fort Atkinson Community Band Concert & Ice cream Social.
Ice cream social begins at 6:30 pm, band concert at 7:00 pm. Seating is provided or bring your own lawn chair.

Fort Atkinson - Barrie Park - Fort Atkinson (920) 563-8224     

August 15, 2012 - Jefferson's Concert in Rotary Park

Held in the Rotary Park Pavillion music provided by Marcy & the Highlights 6:30-8:30pm along with food & beverages 5-8:30pm

Jefferson - Rotary Park on Gardner Avenue (920) 674-4511   

August 16, 2012 - Concert In The Park  

Piper Road Spring Band, 7pm.

Whitewater - Cravath Lakefront 314 S. Freemont St.
(262) 473-0121

August 16, 2012 - Third Thursday: a poetry event  

Third Thursday is a monthly poetry reading. Each month there will be a featured poet followed by an open mic poetry reading. All poets and poetry lovers are encouraged to attend. Those reading for the open mic do not need to read their own work. The event begins at 6 pm in the FCCU Community Room.
August's featured poet will be Brenda Cardenas.
Fort Atkinson - Dwight Foster Public Library 209 Merchants Avenue (920) 563-7790 -


August 17 - 19, 2012 - Pirates Abound Weekend  

Pirates"Avast Ye Hearties!" Put on those eye patches and search for buried treasure! We'll have a treasure hunt, peg-leg races, cannonball pop, costume contest and Youth dart tournament. This is sure to be a boatload of fun, but be careful as you may end up walking the plank.

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


August 18, 2012 - Palmyra Chamber of Commerce 2nd Annual Car & Bike Show

Classic car, truck, and bike show. Food, music, raffles, trophies, silent auction.

Palmyra - Village Park 955 Eighth St. (262) 495-8316   


August 19, 2012 - Short Track

Short track race at Aztalan Race Track.  

Aztalan Racing - 414-265-1582 -  


August 19, 2012 - Dog Dayz of Summer

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The Jefferson County Parks Department, in cooperation with the City of Jefferson Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department, invites all canine friends and their owners to come out to the Jefferson Aquatic Center on Sunday, August 19 from 12-3pm to enjoy the pool. Only canines allowed in the pool!!

Enter your dog in one of the many contests that day:
  • shortest dog
  • tallest dog
  • longest jump into the water
  • water recall
Enjoy watching your dog play in the water! Fun for the whole family!
Suggested donation is $5 per dog; all proceeds will benefit the Jefferson County Dog Park.

The Jefferson Aquatic Center is located at 518 Fifield Avenue in Jefferson. For additional information, contact the Jefferson County Parks Department at 920-674-7260.