Events
What's happening

June 2018

JunctionFest

FRIDAY BANDS
Junction Jammers 1:00pm-4:30pm
The Other Brothers 5:30pm-8:30pm
Outlaws and Angels 9:00pm-1:00am

SATURDAY BANDS
Those Guys and a Girl 1:00pm-4:00pm
The Unusual's 4:30pm-8:30pm
Kickstand 9:00pm-1:00am

SUNDAY BANDS
Andy Yaun 11:00am-2:00pm
Zac Mathews 2:30pm-6:30pm

CAR SHOW~ Saturday and Sunday at 1:00pm

Gypsy - presented by Monroe Theatre Guild

This musical, based on the autobiography of Gypsy Rose Lee, is sure to get your blood boiling. Watch as overbearing mother, Mama Rose, pushes her two daughters, June and Louise, in to a life of entertainment. When June leaves, that leaves older sister Louise to be the head liner.

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.

Best Burger in Green County - Contest

5th annual contest: visit at least 5 participating bars and restaurants and vote for your favorites. Sponsored by the Green County Beef Producers. Contest runs through July 30.

Live Music at New Glarus Hotel

Greg Anderson.

New Glarus Farmers Market

  • Hometown Pharmacy Parking Lot, 1101 Hwy. 69
  • New Glarus
  • 6/1/2018
  • 3 - 6:30 pm
  • www.swisstown.com

Live Music at Bullquarian Brewhouse

Naomi Marie.

Green County "Pickers" Flea & Antique Market

  • Green County Fairgrounds, 2600 - 10th St.
  • Monroe
  • 6/2/2018 - 6/3/2018
  • 8 am - 4 pm
  • greencountyfair.net

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 - noon
  • 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: Space - Destination Downtown Monroe.

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.

Live music at Bailey's Run Vineyard

  • N8523 Klitzke Rd.
  • New Glarus
  • 6/2/2018
  • 2-5 pm
  • WI
  • 608-496-1966

Griffin Paul.

Live Music at Turner Hall

Zweifel Brothers Band.

Live music at Friendly Inn

  • Friendly Inn, 1335 - 17th St.
  • Monroe
  • 6/3/2018
  • 1-5 pm

Skylah's Lyrik.

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. Tonight - featuring The Zweifel Brothers sponsored by Belleville Chiropractic.

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.

Live Music at Bullquarian Brewhouse

Open Bluegrass and American Jam.

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.

Live Music at Tofflers

  • Tofflers Pub and Grill, 200 - 5th Ave.
  • New Glarus
  • 6/7/2018
  • 7 pm
  • 608.527.2490
  • www.tofflers.com

The Jimmys.

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

This musical, based on the autobiography of Gypsy Rose Lee, is sure to get your blood boiling. Watch as overbearing mother, Mama Rose, pushes her two daughters, June and Louise, in to a life of entertainment. When June leaves, that leaves older sister Louise to be the head liner.

Live Music at New Glarus Hotel

Zweifel Brothers.

New Glarus Farmers Market

  • Hometown Pharmacy Parking Lot, 1101 Hwy. 69
  • New Glarus
  • 6/8/2018
  • 3 - 6:30 pm
  • www.swisstown.com

Cheese City Xtreme: 1/5th US Championships

1/5th scale radio controlled car racing event. Event is free to spectators! Off Road Classes: 4WD Buggy, 2WD Buggy, 4WD Truck, 2WD Truck. Oval Classes: Sprint Car, 2WD Late Model, 4WD late Model, 2WD Modified Oval Truck. Friday 7 pm: Oval Racing Saturday 10 am: Off Road Qualifiers, 7:30 pm Start Oval Racing and Mains Sunday 9 am: Off Road Mains Start

Live Music at Bullquarian Brewhouse

Medicinal Purposes.

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. The New Glarus Area Emergency Medical Service is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization that relies heavily on local support for ongoing maintenance, training activities, facilities and equipment. With the generosity of local citizens and businesses we strive to deliver an always-ready and highly professional service to Village of New Glarus, Town of New Glarus as well as portions of Primrose, Perry, Exeter, York, and Mt. Pleasant Townships. On June 9th, 2018 we will be hosting our fourth annual "Keeping the Pulse" fundraising run. Info: Melanie Judd at (608) 712-3372 or e-mail ngemsrunwalk@gmail.com

Live Music at Hawk's Mill

Live music with Hugo and Haylee.

Live music at Bailey's Run Vineyard

  • N8523 Klitzke Rd.
  • New Glarus
  • 6/10/2018
  • 5 pm
  • WI
  • 608-496-1966

Evan Riley Band.

Live Music at Tofflers

  • Tofflers Pub and Grill, 200 - 5th Ave.
  • New Glarus
  • 6/10/2018
  • 2:30 pm
  • 608.527.2490
  • www.tofflers.com

Lucas Cates.

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. Tonight featuring Rusty Hearts sponsored by UB&T. Also tonight - Dairy Queen Crowning.

Monroe Farmers Market

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

Live Music at Bullquarian Brewhouse

Open session with the Blarney Tones.

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.

Live Music at Tofflers

  • Tofflers Pub and Grill, 200 - 5th Ave.
  • New Glarus
  • 6/14/2018
  • 7 pm
  • 608.527.2490
  • www.tofflers.com

Stateline Playboys.

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! Here's the lineup of bands for 2018:

Friday 6:30 pm - Madtown Mannish Boys.
Friday 8:30 pm - Alex Wilson Band.
Saturday 2:30 pm - Stackhouse.
Saturday 4:30 pm - The Jimmys.
Saturday 6:30 pm - Cash Box Kings.
Saturday 8:30 pm - Josh Hoyer and Soul Colossal.

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.



Live Music at New Glarus Hotel

  • New Glarus Hotel, 100 - 6th Ave.
  • New Glarus
  • 6/15/2018 - 6/16/2018
  • 7:30 pm
  • 608.527.5244
  • www.newglarushotel.com

Greg Anderson.

New Glarus Farmers Market

  • Hometown Pharmacy Parking Lot, 1101 Hwy. 69
  • New Glarus
  • 6/15/2018
  • 3 - 6:30 pm
  • www.swisstown.com

Brat Bash

  • Twining Valley, 700 - 8th Ave.
  • Monroe
  • 6/15/2018
  • 10 am - 2 pm

All proceeds to Monroe Clinic Hospice. Please call Twining Valley Retirement Community @ 329-5999 with donations or questions. Drive thru and delivery 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.

Live Music at Bullquarian Brewhouse

Tom Weber.

Twilight in the Park Concert

Sunday evening series with last concert on August 12.

Live Music at Turner Hall

Greg Anderson Band.

Live Music at Hawk's Mill

Live music with Steve McIntyre.

Live Music at Tofflers

  • Tofflers Pub and Grill, 200 - 5th Ave.
  • New Glarus
  • 6/17/2018
  • 2:30 pm
  • 608.527.2490
  • www.tofflers.com

Copper Box Trio.

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.

Monroe Badger Days

Fund raiser for UW-Madison Athletic Scholarship program and student athletes. Two days of entertainment, golf, food and fun. Sponsored by Colony Brands.  2018 theme:  Badgerfest-Octoberfest.

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. Tonight featuring Craig Mason Combo, sponsored by Belleville Family Medicine.

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.

Live Music at Bullquarian Brewhouse

Open Bluegrass and American Jam.

Live Music at Tofflers

  • Tofflers Pub and Grill, 200 - 5th Ave.
  • New Glarus
  • 6/21/2018
  • 7 pm
  • 608.527.2490
  • www.tofflers.com

The Jimmys.

Ice Cream Social

  • Grace Lutheran Church, 1025 - 15th Ave.
  • Monroe
  • 6/21/2018
  • 4 - 6:30 pm

BBQ and ham sandwiches, potato salad, homemade fruit pie, and ice cream. All proceeds will go towards the roof replacement for the Family Promise building. Carry-outs available are available. Handicap accessible.

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.

Live Music at New Glarus Hotel

  • New Glarus Hotel, 100 - 6th Ave.
  • New Glarus
  • 6/22/2018 - 6/23/2018
  • 7:30 pm
  • 608.527.5244
  • www.newglarushotel.com

David Austin.

New Glarus Farmers Market

  • Hometown Pharmacy Parking Lot, 1101 Hwy. 69
  • New Glarus
  • 6/22/2018
  • 3 - 6:30 pm
  • www.swisstown.com

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!

Live Music at Bullquarian Brewhouse

Mathew Haeffel.

Garden Tour

Hosted by Green County master Gardeners; fund raiser for landscaping at Monroe Clinic Hospice Home. Seven locations in Monroe.

Geology Rocks: Stories from Stones

  • New Glarus Woods State Park, Intersection Hwy. 69 and County N
  • New Glarus
  • 6/23/2018
  • 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
  • www.newglaruswoods.org

Join Green County Libraries and the Friends of New Glarus Woods State Park this summer! Travel through time with the UW-Madison Geology Museum's Brooke Norsted and discover the unexpected history of Wisconsin's geological past including volcanoes, tropical seas, and mastodons! A Story Stroll and other activities will also be available from 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Free park admission will be available for those without State Park stickers by showing your library card at the ranger station. We recommend families bring a picnic dinner, bug spray, and sunscreen. Event will take place rain or shine!

Live music at Bailey's Run Vineyard

  • N8523 Klitzke Rd.
  • New Glarus
  • 6/23/2018
  • 2-6 pm
  • WI
  • 608-496-1966

Mark Croft.

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.

Live Music at Tofflers

  • Tofflers Pub and Grill, 200 - 5th Ave.
  • New Glarus
  • 6/24/2018
  • 2:30 pm
  • 608.527.2490
  • www.tofflers.com

Katie Scullin.

Live Music at Hawk's Mill

Back Country Roads.

Steinmann House Tours

The Monticello Area Historical Society is sponsoring an Open House of the Steinmann house at 554 S. Main. The home is a Frank Lloyd Wright inspired "Prairie Style Craftsman" that has been restored and refurbished by Jim Steinmann, grandson of the original builder. The tour will highlight historic photos, custom furnishings, and stained glass.

The family's business, Karlen & Steinmann Lumber Yard, employed many graduates of the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture.

All funds raised will be used for a replacement elevator at the museum.

The Monticello Area Historical Society Museum, which includes a display of the Steinmann architecture, will also be open from 11 am. - 2 pm. It is located at 204 N Main Street in Monticello.

Suggested donation $10 per person.

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. Tonight featuring Flight Rock sponsored by Francois Ford.

Monroe Farmers Market

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

Live Music at Bullquarian Brewhouse

Open Bluegrass and American Jam.

Live Music at New Glarus Hotel

  • New Glarus Hotel, 100 - 6th Ave.
  • New Glarus
  • 6/29/2018 - 6/30/2018
  • 7:30 pm
  • 608.527.5244
  • www.newglarushotel.com

Zweifel Brothers.

New Glarus Farmers Market

  • Hometown Pharmacy Parking Lot, 1101 Hwy. 69
  • New Glarus
  • 6/29/2018
  • 3 - 6:30 pm
  • www.swisstown.com

Monroe Farmers Market

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

Live Music at Tofflers

  • Tofflers Pub and Grill, 200 - 5th Ave.
  • New Glarus
  • 6/30/2018
  • 8 pm
  • 608.527.2490
  • www.tofflers.com

Gabe Burdulis.

Live Music at Bullquarian Brewhouse

Nick Foytick.