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Cambridge has a wonderful small town atmosphere which is a great backdrop for our annual festivals from art fairs, bike races to Country Christmas.  Our area stores, boutiques, art studios and businesses have sales, open houses and special events throughout the year for you to enjoy during your visit.
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May 4 & 5th
Cambridge Collective
Pottery Studio Tour
10am - 5pm
 An all clay, driving tour of six area studio potters, with over 250 years combined experience, displaying new work from their spring firings. Potters will be on hand demonstrating and discussing their works.
 For more information please see:  www.theclaycollective.org

 For list of local happenings from garage sales, community cafe click here
Reoccurring Summer Events
Free Summer Concerts 
held in downtown Veteran's Park

All concerts are Fridays at 6:30pm

June 7th - 
June 21 -  July 12 -
August 2 -  August 9 -
Keystone Kruise Night
Second Tuesday of each month May thru September  5:30pm to 8pm
  1906 Historic School Museum Open for Tours
Every Wednesday & Saturday (except Holidays) 12:30 - 3pm
Open starting in May . 920-563-9095
  London Community Center's
 Annual Chili Cook-Off

Enjoy -all-you-can-eat chili and judge which one you think is the best (until the chili is gone...) Live Music and beverages available.  $5.00 to judge / eat chili.  
For those wanted to enter the competition please call Becky at 608-575-4854

   Annual Red Cedar Lake Fishere

sponsored by Oakland Conservation Club & Rockdale Bar & Grill
taking the pludge February
  Lake Ripley Fisheree
First Friday & Saturday in February
4pm Friday thru 4:30pm Saturday
on Lake Ripley
Feb 1 & 2 by Cambridge Area Lions Club
Register at J & T Bait Shanty II



Dip for Dozer
February 9, 2019
Dozer 52 Scholarship Fund Raiser
at Lake Ripley Park

Turkey Bowling, Ice Sculpting, 
Kites on Ice at 11:30am
Dipping 1pm - awards for best costumes and most pledges collected
Food available

Raffle, Dip awards, music at Rockdale Bar & Grill 3 pm

 Registration forms available at Badger Bank of Cambridge, Rockdale Bar & Grill, The Sports Page and Lake Ripley Lanes.


The Cambridge Arts Council
Annual Gala Event

in celebration of the arts a Saturday in February

February 23rd, 2019 

For more details see: www.cambridgewiarts.org

easter egg hunt March

Diva Days April
  Cambridge Tree Project Tree Sale 
Saturday in April 21 & 28 2018
9am - 4pm at 302 North St.

Over 400 trees/shrubs to choose from with all profits going to help landscape Cambridge and Rockdale schools, streets and parks.  Rain or Shine

  Girls Night Out Spring Fling
April 20, 2018

Kick off your weekend at Cambridge’’s Girls Night Out,  from 5-8 pm.  Get your goody bags and you’ll  receive a gift bag and a map leading them to various hot spots in town offering you gifts, sales and specials galore!  Have your map signed at each location to be entered in the drawing for great prizes at the Girl’s Night Out After Party.   A portion of the proceeds from the event will be donated to a local community group. Only 150 bags will be offered.
Presented by the Cambridge Chamber of Commerce
Memorial day parade May
  Cambridge Tree Project Tree Sale 
Saturday May 5 & 12
9am - 4pm at 302 North St.

Over 400 trees/shrubs to choose from with all profits going to help landscape Cambridge and Rockdale schools, streets and parks.  Rain or Shine.

Spring Potters Tour  
May 4 & 5 2019
10am - 5pm

 An all clay, driving tour of six area studio potters, with over 250 years combined experience, displaying new work from their spring firings. Potters will be on hand demonstrating and discussing their works.
 For more information please see:  www.theclaycollective.org

12th annual 
Touch-a-Truck & Bike Ride
Saturday May 18, 2019
from 10am to noon at The Cambridge high School
Join us for the annual Touch-a Truck. Tour a Fire truck, semi-truck, police car, race car and tow truck - just to name a few. Don't miss your chance to see the vehicles that fascinate you up close and hands on. This event is free. Other activities include bouncy house, face painting and balloons. Don't forget your camera for this wonderful photo opportunity. Sponsored by Cambridge CAP and the Dane County Sheriff's Office.
for more information: www.cambridgecap.net
   Friends of Cambridge Library 
Annual Plant Sale
Third Saturday in May from 9am - 3pm
200 Spring St. Cambridge

Cambridge Memorial Day Parade
& Fireman's Pancake Breakfast

Monday May 27, 2019 Breakfast (at Fire Station) starts at 8am
 parade 10:30am
downtown Cambridge

   Lake Ripley Opening Day May 28th
lake ripley bike ride


  Battle of CamRock
A Wisconsin off-Road Series Event by Capital Off-Road Pathfinders
June 2019
Cambridge is race number 4 in the largest US off-road mountain bike series.
The trail system at CamRock is a blend of wide and fast flowing single-track that runs through open fields of prairie grass, wooded single-track with bermed turns, and more technical single-track with a touch of roots and rocks. The Battle of CamRock’s course contains some great downhill sections that will have you begging for another lap.

Register Online: www.battleofcamrock.com


Picnic at the Park 
Music Concert Series 
held in downtown Cambridge at Veteran's Park.
All concerts are Fridays at 6:30pm

Presented by the Cambridge Art Council
June  7th -
June 21st -
July 12th -
August 2nd -
August 9th -

For more information: www.cambridgewiarts.org


  Picnic at the Park 
Music Concert Series
held in downtown Cambridge at Veteran's Park.
All concerts are Fridays at 6:30pm

Presented by the Cambridge Art Council

July 12th -
August 2nd -
August 9th -

For more information:
Cambridge Area EMS Cannonball Run
July 13, 2019
usually held the 2nd Saturday in July

registration 6:30am run starts at 8am
meet at Cambridge EMS  / Fire station 271 W. Main St.

5k and 10k runs and a 1 mile Fun Run.  All races will be run on the beautiful Cam Rock Park pedestrian trails. 
Pre-register at www.caemscannonballrun.com

Question call  Bob at 608.423.3511
  Utica Antique Tractor Parade
First Sat in July

Come watch over 20 antique tractors of all types parade thru the countryside around Utica. Then meet the drivers and see the tractors up close at the Utica Bar.

Summer Musical:
Tickets go on sale in May: 608-239-6948 For details:

  Midwest Fire Fest
July 27 & 28th, 2019

An art exploration of all things forged in fire. It will be an event that is heavy in demonstrations.  artist in residence will demonstrate  iron pours, pit fired pottery, and a clay sculpture that will be fired during the event and revealed Saturday night in a performance style art event and creating a lasting sculpture for the community.  A master artist level art show, fire performers, live music and on site concessions will complete the festival atmosphere.    www.Midwestfirefest.com
The Cambridge Lake Ripley Ride
Sat. July 27, 2019 at 8am
Ages: Riders 12 and under will need to accompanied by an adult at all times

 Featuring three distances: a family friendly 22-mile (mostly flat) route, a longer and slightly hilly 40-mile route, and a more challenging 62-mile metric century route. You will ride quiet country roads and visit Cambridge, Rockdale, Marshall, and London.  Proceeds benefit CAP (Cambridge Community Activities Program) and JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes. Follow us on Facebook at Lake Ripley Ride. 
Registration begins March 1: www.cambridgecap.net

  Maxwell Street Days
August 2 & 3 2019

Presented by the Cambridge Chamber of Commerce  www.cambridgewi.com
  Friends of Cambridge Library Annual Book Sale
August 2 & 3 2019

9-5pm Friday and 9-3pm Sat.

200 Spring St. Cambridge


 40th Annual Utica Festival!
August 2,3,& 4 2019
Utica Community Association Park

It’s the best party in the country with softball, baseball, horse pulls, tractor pulls, live music, and more! Concessions and beer tent all weekend long! Carry-ins are not allowed. Run by all volunteers of the Utica Community Association, this festival is truly a community effort with all proceeds supporting the Utica Community Park. www.uticapark.org 


Rockdale Ultralight Fly-In
 usual held second Saturday in August.

Those who are interested in learning  more about ultralights can visit www.microlightfliers.org, or talk to a local pilot. Rockdale Airport, which is located off Merchant Street in Rockdale, is home to seven ultralights.

  Try Cambridge Tri
Saturday August 18, 2019 at Ripley Park

This sprint distance triathlon will take you along the shores of Lake Ripley, traveling scenic country roads and through beautiful downtown Cambridge.  The event will start and end at Ripley Park, an 18 acre beach front park complete with a bathhouse, multiple shelters, a disc golf course, a playground for the kids, and much more!  www.cambridgecap.net
  Twelve Hours of
Pitch Black Singletrack

8 pm start

The Capital Off-Road Pathfinders and The Viking Biking Club are proud to
present the  Wisconsin Endurance Mountain Bike Series -


  Children's Musical:

fall festival September
  Cambridge Volunteer Fire Department
Annual Firemen's Dance 
and Poker Run
Saturday September 7, 2019 from 11am -8pm
poker run 12 - 6
Live music from Cherokee Band, Ice Cream Social, Raffle, Car Show, fire fighter games, food and more. 
For car show call 608-423-2014
event held at Lake Ripley Park
Fall Fest
canceled for 2018

Presented by the Cambridge Chamber of Commerce www.cambridgewi.com

  10th ANNUAL
Sunday Sept.  30th 2018
Westside Park 11am - 3pm

Canine Festival in the park...a Howling good time for humans and their hounds. Start off the day with a dog walk to benefit CamRock Dog Park  then stay for dog sport demonstrations  plus costume and trick contests , vendors and more.    Pending Yappy hour from 3-5pm and more. 

pottery studio tour October
  Girls Night Out
Friday October 19th 2018

"Fun"raiser with Friends. 100+ gift bags sold and may be pre-ordered at Chamber website. Fill your bag with goodies from Cambridge merchants from 5-8pm then enjoy raffle drawing  at 8pm.
Proceeds benefit local non-profits.
Presented by the  Cambridge Chamber of Commerce www.cambridgewi.com
  Earth, Wood & Fire ~ 
Annual Local Artists Tour

October 26 & 27, 2019
Saturday & Sunday
usually held the 4th weekend in October
Drive the countryside to visit artist studios allowing you hands-on one-on-one opportunity to meet, mingle and learn about the wonderful art being created in rural SC Wisconsin. A driving tour  of over 20 selected fine arts & craft studios - see art come alive.
ar tand craft fair November

Friends of the Cambridge Library Arts & Crafts Fair
Saturday November 2, 2019
9am- 3pm Cambridge High School

Friends of the Library are very proud of the quality of handmade merchandise 
that the 90 vendors bring to our fair. It is a great kick-off to the Christmas holiday shopping experience. In addition to the artwork, we will offer: raffle, lucheon and craft demonstrations.

For more information about the event or to obtain a vendor application,
call 608.423.3900 or visit

Christmas Festival December
  Cambridge Classic Christmas 
December 7 & 8 2019
with holiday activities starting Friday night, November 30
First weekend in December ~ three festive days of holiday fun!
Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of a Classic Christmas which transforms this Victorian village into a holiday hot spot.  Fabulous shopping plus horse-drawn hayrides, elf shelf, visit with santa, caroling, cookies and strolling madrigals, ugly sweater contest, gingerbread and ornament making, free musical concerts, holiday light display, traditional tree lighting and more.

The Chamber of Commerce  (608) 423-3780
www.cambridgewi.com or  email: 

  Holiday Lights in Ripley Park
December 1st thru January 1st
Sunday - Thursdays 5pm - 8pm
Friday & Saturday 5pm - 9pm

Bring you family and friends through this quaint light display that will be sure to put you in the holiday spirit.  From the comfort of your own car drive thru the half mile of winter scenery and beautiful lights.
for more information visit 

Pet Portraits with Santa
11a. - 3pm

at Rovers Makeovers 230 W. Main St
Contact Julie Anderson,  608.345-8821  for more information

  Singing Christmas Tree
 dates to be announced

at 414 W. Water St.
Since 1964, the Willerup United Methodist Church has presented this annual Christmas concert to the delight to all those that attend.
Concerts are free and child care is provided.
for more information email 
  Breakfast with Santa
Sunday December 2nd from 8 - 11am
Cambridge Elementary School

Enjoy breakfast, pictures with Santa, holiday music, crafts and more.
  Local Happenings

Community Cafe 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Hero Dance Feb.

Bike or walk to school Sept
Dunkin for pumpkins Oct

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