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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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Spring has Sprung!
Spring Potters Tour May 6th & 7th
www.theclaycollective.org
Touch a Truck May 13th
www.cambridgecap.net
Memorial Day Parade and Fireman's Breakfast May 29th
www.cambridgewi.com

 For list of local happenings from garage sales, community cafe click here
Reoccurring Summer Events
  Open Air Market (Farmers Market)
Every Friday 2pm - dusk June thru Sept.
Free Summer Concerts 
held in downtown Veteran's Park

All concerts are Fridays at 6:30pm

June 10th - 
June 24th -  July 8th -
July 15th -  August 12th -
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
  January
  London Community Center's
Fourth Annual Chili Cook-Off
2017 date to be announced
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 Gert Duckert at 608-764-5834

taking the pludge February
  Lake Ripley Fisheree
First Friday & Saturday in February
4pm Friday thru 4:30pm Saturday
on Lake Ripley

 


 

Dip for Dozer
February 11, 2017
Dozer 52 Scholarship Fund Raiser
at Lake Ripley Park

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

Raffle, Dip awards, music at Rockdale Bar & Grill 4 pm

call Jana Evans at 608-423-3241 Registration forms available at Badger Bank of Cambridge, Rockdale Bar & Grill, The Sports Page and Lake Ripley Lanes.
www.dipfordozer.com

 

 
The Cambridge Arts Council
Annual Gala Event

in celebration of the arts second Saturday in February
 
February 25, 2017

For more details see: www.cambridgewiarts.org

easter egg hunt March
 


   
Diva Days April
  Cambridge Tree Project Tree Sale 
Saturday in April 
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
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www.cambridgetreeproject.org
  Girls Night Out Spring Fling
April 21 , 2017

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 a crisp $100 bill plus other great prizes at the Girl’s Night Out After Party.  The winners will be drawn at 8:30.  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
www.cambridgewi.com
Memorial day parade May
  Cambridge Tree Project Tree Sale 
Saturday May 1
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.
www.cambridgetreeproject.org

Spring Potters Tour  
May 6 & 7, 2017
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

 




11th annual 
Touch-a-Truck & Bike Ride
Saturday May 13, 2017
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
- CANCELED
Saturday May 20  from 9am - 3pm
200 Spring St. Cambridge
www.cambridgelibraryfriends.org

Cambridge Memorial Day Parade
& Fireman's Pancake Breakfast

Monday May 29, 2017 Breakfast (at Fire Station) starts at 8am
 parade 10:30am
 
downtown Cambridge

   
lake ripley bike ride

June

  Battle of CamRock
A Wisconsin off-Road Series Event by Capital Off-Road Pathfinders
June 5, 2016
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
2017 Date TBA

For more information: www.cambridgewiarts.org

 
July
 

  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

2017 Dates TBA
For more information: www.cambridgewiarts.org
 
Cambridge Area EMS Cannonball Run
July 8, 2017
usually held the 2nd Saturday in July

registration 6:30am run starts at 7:30
meet in Amundson Center Parking lot 
200 Spring St. 


5k and 10k runs and a 1 mile Trophy Dash.  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: Hello, Dolly!
July 20-23

Tickets go on sale in May: 608-239-6948 For details:
 www.cdplayerstheater.com

  Midwest Fire Fest
July 22 & 23th, 2017

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 29, 2017 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

August
  Maxwell Street Days
August 4 & 5, 2017


Presented by the Cambridge Chamber of Commerce  www.cambridgewi.com
  Friends of Cambridge Library Annual Book Sale
August
4 & 5 2017
9-5pm Friday and 9-3pm Sat.

200 Spring St. Cambridge
www.cambridgelibraryfriends.org

 

 40th Annual Utica Festival!
August 4, 5 & 6 2017
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.

 

Annual Underground 
Home Brew Fest

More information to come
click here to see their facebook page

  Try Cambridge Tri
Saturday August 20, 2017 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 -
 

www.madcitydirt.com

  Children's Musical:
Wizard of Oz, Jr.
August 24-27

www.cdplayerstheater.com
   
fall festival September
  Cambridge Volunteer Fire Department
Annual Firemen's Dance 
and Poker Run
Saturday September 9, 2017 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 head at fire station
  Annual Family Wellness Expo &  Fun Run
September
16, 2017
usually held the last Saturday in September 
Located at Westside Park from 9am - noon
Families are encouraged to browse booths at Westside Park, which will provide information on all the health and wellness opportunities available in Cambridge and the surrounding area.  Gain expert advise from practitioners on hand.
Fun Run starts at 9:45am - 1mile run or 5k run/walk


For more information
www.cambridgecap.net
 
Fall Fest
Saturday September 16, 2017
Veteran's Park from 10 - 4

Fall in downtown Cambridge has unique activities that are fun for the whole family. Enjoy scarecrow building, shop for antiques and hand-made items, live music,  tractor hayrides,  face painting, a petting zoo, a pie-baking contest and auction, great food and more.
Presented by the Cambridge Chamber of Commerce www.cambridgewi.com

  9th ANNUAL
BARKTOBERFEST
Sunday Sept. 24, 2017
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 Shelter from The Storm Rescue group then stay for dog sport demonstrations  plus costume and trick contests , vendors and more.    Pending Yappy hour from 3-5pm and more. 

email 
dirtdogs@charter.net  or 
www.facebook.com/brktobrfst
pottery studio tour October
   
  Girls Night Out
Friday Oct 20 2017 from 5-8pm


"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 live music and cash drawing at CamRock Cafe at 8pm.
Proceeds benefit the Cambridge Volunteer Fire Dept.
Presented by the  Cambridge Chamber of Commerce www.cambridgewi.com
  Earth, Wood & Fire ~ 
Annual Local Artists Tour

October 28 & 29 2017
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.
www.earthwoodandfiretour.com
ar tand craft fair November
 

Friends of the Cambridge Library Arts & Crafts Fair
Saturday November 4, 2017
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
www.cambridgelibraryfriends.org

Christmas Festival December
  Cambridge Classic Christmas 
December 2 & 3, 2017
with holiday activities starting Friday night, December 5th
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 muiscal concerts, holiday light display, traditional tree lighting and more.


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

  Holiday Lights in Ripley Park
December 2th 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 
 www.cambridgecap.net
 

Pet Portraits with Santa
Saturday Dec. 2nd
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 
willerup2@frontier.com
  Pop-Up Gallery
during Country Christmas Weekend
presented by The Cambridge Arts Council

POP-UP Art Gallery presented by the Cambridge Arts Council during Cambridge Country Christmas
Opening night  from 6-9pm
gallery and events Saturday  from 10-5 and Sunday Dec. 7th from 10-3 
at 210 W Main St.
All are welcome to come meet the artisans and shop their handcrafted items for the holidays.  www.cambridgewiarts.org
  Breakfast with Santa
Sunday December 3rd from 8 - 11am
Cambridge Elementary School

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

Community Cafe 5:30 - 6:30 pm

at the Cambridge High School - www.cambridgecap.net 
Bike or walk to school Sept 15
Dunkin for pumpkins Oct 27

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