Events
What's happening

August 2018

Swiss Dinner

Celebrating Swiss Independence Day.

Monroe Clinic Gallery - Found and Stitched

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

Monroe Farmers Market

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

Abstract Painting & Glass Retrospective

  • Monroe Arts Center - 1315 11th Street
  • Monroe
  • 8/1/2018 - 8/17/2018
  • Gallery open Tuesday thru Saturday 10 am - 5 pm.
  • 608.325.5700
  • www.monroeartscenter.com

Acrylic painting and handblown glass by Daniel Edler.

First Thursday

Downtown Monroe's retail stores open for evening shopping.

Soil Sisters

The three-day SOIL SISTERS event offers immersive farming and culinary experiences, led by women, the "soil sisters." From heirloom tomatoes to pickles, sheep to solar energy, farmstay bed & breakfasts to beef, the farmers and artisan food producers share a unique diversity of farm experiences showcasing the summer's bounty. Choose from a variety of farm-to-table culinary events, on-farm "Green Acres" workshops or go on their Tour of Farms. Depending on the workshop, you can spin some fiber, go on a hayride, learn how to ferment, or paint your own barn board art, among many other hands-on activities. Wear your sun hat, pull on your farm boots or overalls, and kick back for a relaxing time on one, or all, of the farms. And come hungry for some farm-to-table feasts.

Maxwell Street Days

Downtown merchants bring their wares to the sidewalks with special sales and bargains.

Fire Fest

Celebrating the 115th anniversary of the New Glarus Fire Department. Food stands, live music, water fights.

Monroe Farmers Market

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

Albany Lions Steak Fry

Swiss Volksfest

Volksfest celebrates Swiss Independence and the birth of the Swiss nation achieved in 1291. Volksfest continues to honor Swiss heritage through music, food and folklore. Volksfest is held annually on the first Sunday in August at the Tell Shooting Park. Grounds open at Noon with pre-program music at 1:00 p.m. A program of Swiss and ethnic music begins at 1:30 p.m. Food (brats, hot dogs and landjaegers) and refreshments (beer, water and soda) will be available for purchase.

Alphorn Man Triathlon

Swim, bike and run.

Twilight in the Park Concert

Sunday evening series with last concert on August 12.

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.

Covered Bridge Days

Activities including juried Wildflower Art Festival (Saturday only), horse show, classic car show, tractor pulls, old time thresheree and tractor display, baseball tournaments, pontoon boat rides on the Mill Race, food, music, vendors and more.

Wildflower Festival

Sponsored by the Brodhead Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with its annual Covered Bridge Days celebration; held annually on the second Saturday of August.  It is a high-quality, juried art show (categories including but not limited to jewelry, fiber, mixed media, glass, photography, painting, wood, ceramics) that has drawn high praise from artists and the public alike. 

The 2017 show features many new artists as well as returning favorites.  

Music in the Park

Tour de Cheese

The Tour de Cheese is an exciting bike ride through the beautiful rolling hills of Green County benefitting Big Brothers Big Sisters. Throughout the challenging ride, there are rest stops at some of Green County's finest cheese factories. Info: skaszuba@tds.net.

Monroe Farmers Market

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

Twilight in the Park Concert

Sunday evening series with last concert on August 12.

Monroe Farmers Market

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

Fire School

Fire fighter and emergency rescue training. Sponsored by Southern Wisconsin and Northern Illinois Fire and Rescue Assn.

Monroe Farmers Market

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

GAP Church Hymn Sing

  • Hwy. 59 west of Albany
  • Albany
  • 8/19/2018
  • 2 PM
  • 608.214.8289

Old fashioned hymns & fellowship in a pioneer church established 1856.

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.

Cars on the Square

Classic car show in Downtown Monroe.

F A I T H Addiction Awareness Run & Walk

5 K Run and 2 Mile Walk. F A I T H (Fighting Addition: It Takes Help) is an organization brought about to raise awareness of the problems that addiction brings, not only to the addict themselves, but their families, as well as their communities. Proceeds benefit the Substance Abuse Program of Green County Human Services. Info Jackie Kundert 608.328.2832.

Monroe Farmers Market

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

Albany FFA Alumni Tractor and Toy Show

  • Albany Lions Building - 402 N. Cincinnati St.
  • Albany
  • 8/26/2018
  • 9 am - 3 pm

Tractor display with awards, toy tractor show, farm displays, raffles, kids pedal pull, bounce house, craft and flea market. Questions for Craft Show/Flea Market: Jodi Houlberg (608) 558-3232. Questions for Tractor Show & Toy Show: Jeff McNeely (608) 628-6975.

Monroe Farmers Market

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

Wilhelm Tell Festival

A New Glarus Labor Day tradition - 78th anniversary. Children's Lantern parade Friday, Pageant at the Tell Grounds, Yodel Contest downtown on Saturday. Sunday - book sale at New Glarus Village Hall, Art in the Park art show from 9 - 4, Pageant at 1 pm at the Tell Grounds.