We have all heard the phrase, “location, location, location.”

When buying a home, location matters.

Important location factors include:

  • The price and availability of homes
  • The safety of the neighborhood
  • The quality of local schools
  • Convenient access to shops and restaurants
  • Transportation and access to interstates
  • Water access and views
  • The community and lifestyle.

For home buyers, it is important to be familiar with recreational activities, entertainment, and attractions in the local area. With the Rock River and over twenty lakes in the area, there are many parks, biking trails, snowmobile trails, and kayak/canoe opportunities.

When you live in Jefferson County, nature based outdoor recreation and local community events are right outside your back door. With so many small towns, one can always find an activity in your town or in a neighboring town. Check out the Official Guide to Jefferson County for more information on places to visit, restaurants to try, and places to stay.

There are a variety of summer activities to choose from:

Farmer’s Market:

Fests and Festivals

Historical Events

Music

  • Fort Atkinson Charity Concerts: Wednesday evenings at Barrie Park Band Shell
  • Rhythm on the River: Saturday 8/26 along the Rock River in downtown Fort Atkinson, in the parking lot across from the US Postal Service Office.
  • Back to the 50’s: Seven shows weekly Wednesday through Sunday from 6/8 to 7/23 at the Fireside Dinner Theatre.
  • Church Basement Ladies: Seven shows weekly Wednesday through Sunday from 7/27 to 9/10 at the Fireside Dinner Theatre.
  • Southern Raised: Tuesday 8/8 matinee, Tuesday 8/8 evening show, and Wednesday 8/9 evening show at the Fireside Dinner Theatre.
  • Elvis Lives: Seven shows weekly Wednesday through Sunday at the Fireside Dinner Theatre.

Runs/Rides
31st Annual Tour De Fort Metric Century Bike Ride: Sunday 8/20 at Jones Park.

Special Events
Fort Atkinson Cruise Nights: The second Monday of the month 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm at Jones Park.

Business & Networking

Farmer’s Market

Fashion/Shopping

Fests and Festivals

Music

Runs/Walks

Business & Networking

Farmer’s Market:

Fests and Festivals

Music

Special Events

The Jefferson County Tourism Council is a great source for community events and attractions. The Jefferson County Tourism Council is made up of area Chambers of Commerce: Fort Atkinson Area Chamber of CommerceJefferson Chamber of CommerceJohnson Creek Area Chamber of CommerceLake Mills Area Chamber of CommercePalmyra Area Chamber of Commerce,  Waterloo Chamber of Commerce, and Watertown Area Chamber of Commerce.