Events
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June 2018

Gypsy - presented by Monroe Theatre Guild

Monroe Clinic Gallery - Found and Stitched

Found and Stitched by Pat Kroth Exhibit through August 10, 2018 Mixed Media

Wisconsin Regional Arts Program Competition & Exhibit

  • Monroe Arts Center - 1315 11th Street
  • Monroe
  • 6/1/2018 - 6/8/2018
  • Gallery open Tuesday thru Saturday 10 am - 5 pm.
  • 608.325.5700
  • www.monroeartscenter.com

The Monroe Arts Center will host the 2018 Wisconsin Regional Arts Program (WRAP) Competition. All artwork entered in this competition will be on exhibit in Monroe Arts Center's Frehner Gallery through June 8, 2018. A demonstration or lecture, judging, and critique by a guest artist will be the focus of the artist workshop day held on Saturday, June 9 from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm. This event is co-sponsored by the Monroe Arts Center and UW-Madison Division of Continuing Studies.

Cars on the Square

Classic car show in Downtown Monroe.

Scherenschnitte: A Swiss Folk Art

  • Monroe Arts Center - 1315 11th Street
  • Monroe
  • 6/1/2018 - 6/8/2018
  • Gallery open Tuesday thru Saturday 10 am - 5 pm.
  • 608.325.5700
  • www.monroeartscenter.com

Exhbit continues through June 8, 2018. Scissor paper cuttings by Elda and Linda Schiesser.

Green County "Pickers" Flea & Antique Market

Nearly 150 vendors; always first weekend in June and weekend after Labor Day.

June Dairy Month Kick Off

  • Civic Center, by Firehouse
  • Browntown
  • 6/2/2018
  • 8 am - 4 pm
  • browntown-wi.us

Fundraiser for the Browntown Community Park. Pancake Breakfast 8 am - noon and Browntown Dairy Queen Crowning at 11 am.

Summer Kick Off

Kicking off the Main Street Monroe summer season with live music, games, food and fun - and introducing the summer theme.

Monroe Farmers Market

Through October 20: Wednesday afternoon 1 - 5:30 pm and Saturday morning 8 am - 1 pm.

Cheese Days Prince and Princess Contest

  • Green County Courthouse, 1016 - 16th Ave.
  • Monroe
  • 6/2/2018
  • 608.325.7771
  • www.cheesedays.com

Judging from 8 am - 11 am. Awards at noon.

Monroe City Band Concert

Tonight's theme: Good vs Evil. The Monroe City Band proudly delivers five concerts for its 69th summer concert series. All concerts are held at Twining Park at the bandshell and begin at 7:30 p.m., unless otherwise noted. Concerts are free to the public! Under the direction of Brian Bruggeman.

Music in the Park

Enjoy free concerts at Music in the Park, Tuesdays in June and July from 6:30-8:00 pm in Belleville's Library Park (corner of Main Street and Hwy 69), rain or shine. Bring a picnic or visit the food stand operated each week by local non-profit organizations. Music in the Park is presented by the Belleville Public Library and the Belleville Area Cultural Foundation and sponsored local businesses.

En Guete Evening

Dutch treat menu - monthly themed gathering sponsored by Turner Hall's New World Swiss Club. First Tuesday of the month.

Monroe Farmers Market

Through October 20: Wednesday afternoon 1 - 5:30 pm and Saturday morning 8 am - 1 pm.

First Thursday

Downtown Monroe's retail stores open for evening shopping.

Concert on the Square

Summer concert series with live music, food stands, beer stand. Sponsored by Main Street Monroe with underwriter Colony Brands.

Summer Supper

  • Zwingli Church, 416 E. Lake Ave.
  • Monticello
  • 6/8/2018
  • 5 - 7:30 pm

Held in conjunction with Monticello Dairy Queen crowning - which begins at 7 pm.

Roger Bright Memorial Polka Fest

Live music in the tent downtown, plus at New Glarus Hotel and Puempel's Olde Tavern.

Gypsy - presented by Monroe Theatre Guild

Old Time Cheesemaking

See a wheel of Swiss made the old-fashioned way, hand stirred in a copper kettle at the circa 1800's Imobersteg Farmstead Factory; also entertainment, demonstrations, gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches and cream puffs.

BBC - Beer, Bacon, and Cheese Sampling

Buy a wristband for sampling craft beers, cheese, & sausage; live music in the Polkafest tent.

Community Garage Sales

Monroe Farmers Market

Through October 20: Wednesday afternoon 1 - 5:30 pm and Saturday morning 8 am - 1 pm.

5K Run and Walk - Keeping the Pulse

Sponsored by New Glarus EMS.

Music in the Park

Enjoy free concerts at Music in the Park, Tuesdays in June and July from 6:30-8:00 pm in Belleville's Library Park (corner of Main Street and Hwy 69), rain or shine. Bring a picnic or visit the food stand operated each week by local non-profit organizations. Music in the Park is presented by the Belleville Public Library and the Belleville Area Cultural Foundation and sponsored local businesses.

Monroe Farmers Market

Through October 20: Wednesday afternoon 1 - 5:30 pm and Saturday morning 8 am - 1 pm.

10 Grand in your Hand (5th annual event)

A benefit for Family Promise of Green County. Tickets are $100 but only 250 will be sold. Tickets include drinks and food for two with the menu consisting of pulled pork sandwiches, Barb's potato salad, macaroni & cheese, baked beans, veggies, dessert and beverages. Tickets will be drawn through out the evening with every tenth ticket winning a prize worth at least $100. The final ticket drawn will win $10,000. Tickets can be purchased from any member of the Family Promise board. For more information call 608-328-2600.

Browntown SummerFest

  • Community Park
  • Browntown
  • 6/15/2018 - 6/16/2018
  • 608-966-3273
  • browntown-wi.us

Friday Night, June 15th, Antique Tractor Pull and Concession Stand. Saturday Night, June 16th, Browntown Fire Deptartment's Famous Fish Boil- serving 4-8PM. Live Band and Concession stand at Lower Shelter. Fireworks at dusk followed by more live music.

Monroe Balloon and Blues Festival

Hot Air. Hot Blues. Cool Brews! 

Launches are planned for 6 pm on both days plus Saturday morning at 6 am, with flights patterns following the prevailing gentle winds over the Green County countryside. When the propane runs low, pilots keep an eye out for open fields to land; providing a spectacle for the onlookers and photographers that follow the flights from the ground. Always a favorite, evening "balloon glows" are planned for 8:30 pm on both Friday and Saturday.

But the weekend just keeps getting better! We'll be putting together a great lineup of Blues bands for 2018.

After the sun goes down the pilots will fire up their tethered balloons to provide a scenic backdrop for more music. Fest organizers are maximizing the entertainment value by locating the stage nearby the balloon glow so attendees can enjoy both at once. Spend the evening; food and beer will be available.

Also on Saturday is the Hot Air Hot Wheels Car Show (with vehicles in 21 categories) and fun and games for the kids.

The 2018 Monroe Balloon and Blues Festival is presented by Arc of Green County, an organization providing funding for area handicapped and disabled individuals. 

Admission to the Green County Fairgrounds (2600 - 10th St.) is free, with parking onsite for a nominal fee. Free street parking is also available.



Monroe Farmers Market

Through October 20: Wednesday afternoon 1 - 5:30 pm and Saturday morning 8 am - 1 pm.

GAP Church Rummage Sale

  • Hwy. 59; 4 miles west of Albany
  • Albany
  • 6/16/2018
  • 8 am - 2 pm
  • 68.214.8289

Fund Raiser for the GAP Church.

Twilight in the Park Concert

Sunday evening series with last concert on August 12.

Monroe City Band Concert

Tonight's theme: Around the World. The Monroe City Band proudly delivers five concerts for its 69th summer concert series. All concerts are held at Twining Park at the bandshell and begin at 7:30 p.m., unless otherwise noted. Concerts are free to the public! Under the direction of Brian Bruggeman.

Music in the Park

Enjoy free concerts at Music in the Park, Tuesdays in June and July from 6:30-8:00 pm in Belleville's Library Park (corner of Main Street and Hwy 69), rain or shine. Bring a picnic or visit the food stand operated each week by local non-profit organizations. Music in the Park is presented by the Belleville Public Library and the Belleville Area Cultural Foundation and sponsored local businesses.

Squeezebox Night

Accordion jam. Third Tuesday of every month.

Monroe Farmers Market

Through October 20: Wednesday afternoon 1 - 5:30 pm and Saturday morning 8 am - 1 pm.

Concert on the Square

Summer concert series with live music, food stands, beer stand. Sponsored by Main Street Monroe with underwriter Colony Brands.

Abstract Painting & Glass Retrospective

  • Monroe Arts Center - 1315 11th Street
  • Monroe
  • 6/22/2018 - 6/30/2018
  • Gallery open Tuesday thru Saturday 10 am - 5 pm.
  • 608.325.5700
  • www.monroeartscenter.com

Exhbit continues through August 17, 2018. Acrylic painting and handblown glass by Daniel Edler. Artist talk and opening receiption Friday, June 22, 2018.

Monroe Farmers Market

Through October 20: Wednesday afternoon 1 - 5:30 pm and Saturday morning 8 am - 1 pm.

Relay for Life of Green County

More than just a fundraising event, the American Cancer Society Relay For Life offers our community a way to celebrate cancer survivorship, remember loved ones lost and fight back against a disease that takes too much from too many. As always, everyone in the community is invited to participate in the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Green County. Join us by lighting a luminaria, pledging to save one life from cancer this year, or simply walking laps with friends and family!

Albany Lions Car Show - 15th Annual

Awards, entertainment, food. Always the 4th Sunday in June.

Twilight in the Park Concert

Sunday evening series with last concert on August 12.

Music in the Park

Enjoy free concerts at Music in the Park, Tuesdays in June and July from 6:30-8:00 pm in Belleville's Library Park (corner of Main Street and Hwy 69), rain or shine. Bring a picnic or visit the food stand operated each week by local non-profit organizations. Music in the Park is presented by the Belleville Public Library and the Belleville Area Cultural Foundation and sponsored local businesses.

Monroe Farmers Market

Through October 20: Wednesday afternoon 1 - 5:30 pm and Saturday morning 8 am - 1 pm.

Monroe Farmers Market

Through October 20: Wednesday afternoon 1 - 5:30 pm and Saturday morning 8 am - 1 pm.