Check Out These Fun Events in August in Jefferson & Dodge Counties

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08/01–21 The New Musical David
The new musical David, from the creators of The Rock and The Rabbi and The Child, traces the young man’s life from his epic battle with the giant Goliath all the way to his coronation as King. Presented with a combination of storytelling and live acoustic music, David is a hit for the whole family! Seven shows weekly, see website for specific times, prices and menus. Group rates and youth packages available.
Fort Atkinson: The Fireside Dinner Theatre, 1131 Janesville Ave. 800.477.9505

08/01 Palmyra Eagle Community Band Performance
Palmyra: Palmyra Village Park 262.495.4006

08/02–03 Triumphant Quartet
Back by popular demand, Triumphant Quartet includes David Sutton, Clayton Inman, Scott Inman, Eric Bennett and pianist Jeff Stice. They have been honored with several Top 10 songs and albums as well as nominations for Group of the Year, Favorite Album and Favorite Song, Tuesday matinee and evening, Wednesday matinee.
Fort Atkinson: The Fireside Dinner Theatre, 1131 Janesville Ave. 800.477.9505

08/02 National Night Out Against Crime
6–8:30pm at the Lake Mills High School there will be demonstrations, games and food. All free for those who attend this educational and fun event for all ages.
Lake Mills: Lake Mills High School 920.648.3585

08/03 Jefferson Community Cruise Night
Join us for this free public event, held from 5:30–8:30pm the first Wednesday of each month during the summer. View classic cars, motorcycles and trucks. Enjoy prizes and entertainment. Held rain or shine. Concessions available.
Jefferson: Havill Auto Group, 1121 S. Main St. 920.723.9621

08/04 Whitewater Family Fun Night
Family Fun Night! David Stokes; Naturalist, Humorist and Educator. Using live creatures and animal artifacts, songs and short stories, David gets down with his audiences and makes learning fun. This event is free and open to all ages! Show starts at 7pm.
Whitewater: Cravath Lakefront Park, 341 S. Fremont St., Whitewater 262.473.0121

08/04–07 Act 7 Ride
ACT 7 is the annual AIDS Network Cycles Together, the Wisconsin AIDS bike ride, to raise funds and awareness for AIDS Network. Our goals are to provide a ride that is a substantial challenge for all levels of riders, but is at the same time fun and safe. Educate the community, raise awareness and teach tolerance about HIV/AIDS. And finally, raise the highest possible return to AIDS Network. ACT 5 covers four days and 300 miles on a bike. The riders are 100% supported before and during the ride.
Whitewater. 608.252.6540, ext. 30

08/05 Concert in the Park
Fox Lake 920.928.3777

08/05–07 Utica Festival
It’s the best party in the country with softball, baseball, horse pulls, tractor pulls, live music and more! Cambridge: Utica Community Association Park 608.764.8480

08/05–06 Maxwell Street Days and the Friends of the Library Book Sale
The best and biggest bargains of the year in Cambridge. Enjoy all the bargains at the sidewalks sales on Main St. Great bargains on a large selection of used books at The Amundson Center, lower level, 200 Spring St.
Cambridge: Downtown 608.423.3780

08/06–08 Cowalunga Bike Tour
Early every August, several hundred cyclists begin the three-day CowaLUNGa bike tour to help raise funds for the American Lung Association of Metropolitan Chicago (ALAMC). The tour begins at the Gurnee Mills Shopping Mall in Illinois and travels up into Wisconsin with overnight stops in William’s Bay and Whitewater. Each day of the tour is about 60–70 miles of fun road cycling covering a total of 190 miles by the end of day three. This event is not a race but a well-supported leisurely ride on safe, scenic roads with limited traffic. There are plenty of rest stops along the way as well as a choice of indoor or outdoor accommodations each night. Fundraising dollars help the ALAMC in their continued fight against lung disease.
Whitewater. 312.243.2000

08/06–07 Bike MS — Best Dam Bike Tour 2011
Bike MS is a fully supported, two-day event bringing nearly 2,000 cyclists and volunteers together to move toward a cure. Cyclists choose to ride 62.5, 75 or 100 miles each day, while making an extraordinary difference in the lives of more than 400,000 people throughout the U.S. living with multiple sclerosis.
Whitewater: Through the area 800.242.3358

08/07 Rock River Canoe Regatta
Mayville and Horicon.

08/07 St. Mary’s Church
Food, fun and games.
Palmyra: Village Park, 955 Eighth St. 262.495.2395

08/10 Jefferson’s Concert in Rotary Park
Music provided by Brian Daniels and the Barrel Boys 6:30–8:30pm, food and beverages available. Farmer’s market 4-8pm.
Jefferson: Rotary Park-Gardner St. 920.674.4511

08/11–14 Riverfest
Enjoy music and a Taste of Watertown.
Watertown: Riverside Park 920.261.5185

08/12–13 Waupun Truck-N-Show

08/13 Cattail 5K Run
Horicon. 920.382.2469

08/13 Heirloom Tomato Taste
Horicon. 920.485.3200

08/13 Men’s Softball and Co-Ed Volleyball Tournament
Fox Lake. 920.928.3470

08/14 Waterloo Fit City Triathlon
Our Race is a sprint distance triathlon for kids and adults alike. Race participants can look forward to a great race course, goodie bags, t-shirts, food/drink, door prizes, chip timing, music and more! Race begins at 8am. Adults race is first! Kids race to follow adults! Visit our website for registration information and our Facebook page for up-to-date information (
Waterloo: Waterloo High School Parking Lot/Pool 865 N. Monroe St. 920.927.1743

08/16 Fort Aktinson Community Cruise Nights
5:30–8:30pm. Great food, music and cool cars! Held rain or shine. There is no admission charge. There has been as many as 440 classics displayed each month in a great park setting.
Fort Atkinson: Jones Park, Business Hwy. 26 South (Janesville Ave.) 920.563.7501

08/17–21 Dodge County Fair
Beaver Dam.

08/20 Horicon Firemen’s Auction

08/20 Arts Saturday at the Market
Enjoy one of our monthly Arts Saturdays at the Fort Farmers Markets. In addition to our regular 40+ market producers, there will be 15-20 additional artists and artisans showing their unique handcrafted items. Arts mediums include: ceramic tableware, silver jewelry, beaded necklaces and earrings, garden sculpture, textiles, metal sculpture, painting, and more. In addition, enjoy live music and FREE kids arts projects at the Kids Creativity Tent. Community art projects will also be on hand who are feeling creative. For more information visit and
Fort Atkinson: Milwaukee Ave. Municipal Parking Lot near Rock River. One block off of Main St., across from the Post Office and Dwight Foster Library 920.563.3210

08/20 Palmyra Chamber Classic Car Show
10am–4pm. Judging of classic cars and motorcycles. Food, beverages, raffles and music.
Palmyra: Palmyra Village Park 262.495.8092

08/21 Lions Club Corn and Chicken Dinner
Fort Atkinson: Jones Park

08/24 Jefferson Concert in Rotary Park
Jesse Aron performs for our final concert of the season 6:30–8:30pm along with food and beverages 5–8:30pm. Farmer’s market 4–8pm
Jefferson: Rotary Park 920.674.4511

08/25–10/23 Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
With its high-stepping athletic dancing, its exuberant high spirits, its side-splitting good humor, and its sweeping romantic escapades, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers is as joyous a musical as you’ll see anywhere. Don’t miss this thrilling stage version of the MGM classic musical. Seven shows weekly, see website for specific times, prices and menus. Group rates and youth packages available.
Fort Atkinson: The Fireside Dinner Theatre, 1131 Janesville Ave. 800.477.9505

08/27–28 August Fest

08/27 Over the Hedge (Movie)

08/27 3rd-Annual Kuno Fest
Fox Lake. 920.928-3470

08/27 Rhythm on the River
Experience an evening of live music, great food, and fun on the river walk in beautiful downtown Fort Atkinson. FREE to the Public 5–11pm.
Fort Atkinson: Downtown Fort Atkinson along the river walk 920.563.3210

08/28 Dog Dayz of Summer Dog Swim
Sponsored by the Jefferson City Rec and Jefferson County Parks Department. $5 donation suggested. 12–3pm
Jefferson: Jefferson Aquatic Center 920.674.7260

08/28 American Legion Horse Pull, Craft Fair, Pancake Breakfast
7am. Good food, great fun.
Palmyra: Palmyra Village Park 262.495.2632

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