Events

Art on the Town: The Studio & Paint Party
Oct
1
6:00 PM18:00

Art on the Town: The Studio & Paint Party

Dear friends, I've decided to start a "brick and mortar" location called The Studio in downtown Beaver Dam. I'll present my business plan, concept and ask you to engage with me for an hour at the Chapel of the Archangels (Formerly known as St. Michael's Catholic Church) in Beaver Dam from 6-9 on Tuesday October 1st.
I'll provide appetizers and drinks for you to nibble, drink, hear my plan, meet me and my team of artists.
Presentation starts around 6:15-6:45.
I'll be adding a paint party from 7-9! Please join us for that too!
I'll be asking you to consider helping me create a Hand on Art Studio in Beaver Dam.
If you have any questions, please email me at: artonthetownwi@gmail.com or
call 920-210-2777.

Kris Schumacher - BDUSD Art Teacher

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Wine Tour
Sep
20
5:30 PM17:30

Wine Tour

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Eight location Wine Walk featuring wines of 6 continents & 7 nations! Cheese Samples at all locations

Event starts at Beaver Dam Chamber, 127 South Spring Street, then stop at these great locations:
Twisted Sisters
La Mia Boutique
Bullfrogs & Butterflies
Firefly Fibers
Las Dos Chicas Boutique
McKinstry’s Home Furnishings
Design Plus Embroidery

Post event at Riverfront Wine Bar, 227 Front Street

Advance Tickets $35/$45 day of event

For more information call 920-887-8879

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DBDI Members Social
Sep
19
5:00 PM17:00

DBDI Members Social

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DBDI Members enjoy meeting and greeting one another - find out What’s Up Downtown!

Enjoy a tour of the new Dodge County Center for the Arts!
Beverages and snacks will be served, if you aren’t a member sign up at the event, your membership will be updated through 2020!

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Beaver Dam Pepper Festival
Sep
14
9:00 AM09:00

Beaver Dam Pepper Festival

Celebrate Beaver Dam’s Own Pepper!
Apple/Pepper Pancake & Sausage Breakfast
Longest Pepper Contest - Win $100
Chili Cook-Off
Ballooning and Entertainment with Mr. Steve
Hillbilly Scientists
Homemade Pies - Dodge County Arts Association
Entertainment, Food, Vendors & More!!

FOR INFORMATION CONTACT: doandgo@charter.net
Complete schedule and list of entertainers at https://www.beaverdampepperfestival.com/

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Nation of Patriots Tour Homecoming
Sep
7
10:00 AM10:00

Nation of Patriots Tour Homecoming

Every year the Nation of PatriotsTM organizes a national effort that pays tribute to, and honors, all of America’s Armed Forces – Past, Present, and Fallen. This united effort is known as The Patriot TourTM.

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Patriot Passport Shopping Event at the following merchants:
All Seasons Sports
Ooga Brewing Company
Life Herb
Dodge County Historical Society
Las Dos Chicas
McKinstry’s Home Furnishings
Active Outfitters
Habitat for Humanity ReStore
River Front Wine Bar
Guerrero’s Boot
Twisted Sister
Roger’s Cinema
Stop at each of these fine shops to add a star to your passport, turn it in at Life Herb before no later than 2:45 p.m for raffle tickets to win great prizes. Drawing held at 3 p.m. at Life Herb.

11 a.m. Swan Park - Food, exhibits and activities begin
12 Noon - Patriots Tour Parade Downtown
1 p.m. - Patriot Tour Ceremony & Junior Patriot Tour
11 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Wisconsin Remembers: A Face for Every Name (traveling exhibit)
”The Vietnam Experience”, historic military impressions exhibit

Nation of Patriots.com Facebook

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Beaver Dam Area Community Theater
Jul
31
to Aug 11

Beaver Dam Area Community Theater

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BDACT Summer Musical - ANNIE

Leapin’ Lizards! The irrepressible comic strip heroine takes center stage in one of the world’s best-loved musicals.

July 31, August 2, 3, 6, 8, 9 & 10: 7 p.m.
August 4 & 11: 2 p.m.

Ticket Prices: $13, $18 and $20
Purchase at Rechek’s Food Pride or at the box office, open Tuesday & Thursday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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Beaver Dam Area Community Theater
Jul
17
to Jul 20

Beaver Dam Area Community Theater

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DISNEY FROZEN JR

Disney’s worldwide phenomenon is taking BDACT by (snow)storm! Grades 3 - 5 Tell-A-Tale Theatre

Wednesday, July 17: 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Thursday, July 18: 7 p.m.. to 8:30 p.m.
Friday, July 19: 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Saturday, July 20: 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

ALL SEATS $8.00
Tickets available at Rechek’s Food Pride or at the box office - open Tuesday and Thursday 10 to 7


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Dodge County Center for the Arts
Jun
28
to Jul 26

Dodge County Center for the Arts

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ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP SHOW
Join the DCCA members showcase of their own original artwork without themed guidelines. Come see our members skill, heart and soul shine in this special event.

Thursday & Friday: 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday: 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

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Dodge County Historical Society Annual Lawn Party
Jun
22
12:00 PM12:00

Dodge County Historical Society Annual Lawn Party

Music by Navis and Carney from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Root Beer Floats Stand

Hemp Rope Making Machine Demonstrations

Kids Arts & Crafts with Kathy Barnett

Diorama of downtown Beaver Dam on display, creator Joshua Thornton on hand to answer questions.

“Curiosity Trunks”, featuring artifacts including an antique beaver skin hat and other items that would have been brought by the first settlers.

Historic Downtown Walking Tours at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. with Patrick Lutz
Featuring the historic murals that were painted around the city in 2017 along with local landmarks.
10 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.

“Art in the Alley” (River Walk Alley) will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Visitors are invited to infill the outlines of local heroes and everyday citizens with mural artists led by Wayland Academy art teacher Justin Behm and Beaver Dam High School art instructor Kelli Dercks. River Walk Alley is located between American Bank at 115 Front St. and B & D Music Center at 127 Front St. “Everyone can participate and truly be a part of downtown history - no previous experience is required”.

EVERYONE WELCOME - ALL ACTIVITIES ARE FREE !!
Donations gratefully accepted at the Dodge County Historical Society Museum

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Patriot's Tour
May
18
10:00 AM10:00

Patriot's Tour

Every year the Nation of Patriots (TM) organizes a national effort that pays tribute to, and honors, all of America’s Armed Forces – Past, Present, and Fallen. This united effort is known as The Patriot Tour (TM).

The tour will launch from Beaver Dam and return on Saturday, September 7th. Special celebrations are being planned for this year, the 10th anniversary of the tour.

Watch this website for more information or go the Nation of Patriots website for photo’s, a history, locations of other rides, etc.

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Downtown Open House Wisconsin
May
18
10:00 AM10:00

Downtown Open House Wisconsin

Downtown Beaver Dam Inc. is proud to be a participating member in the 2019 Wisconsin Downtown Open House. Be sure to stop by our unique, downtown businesses and organizations for a FREE behind-the-scenes tour of places that you may not normally think to visit. Other downtown businesses may be having specials or sales in conjunction with the day's events, so we encourage you to check it all out. Pick up a Patriot Passport and get stars at participating locations to enter a bucket raffle for great prizes. All events listed below are FREE admission, please be sure to check on admission prices/specials for any other downtown businesses.

The event will begin with Nation of Patriot's Tour Launch at 206 Front Street (between Stormy's and Rogers Cinema). 10 am - Opening Ceremony, 10:45 am - Grand Salute to Veterans, 11 am - Flag & Procession, Participants leave for Fennimore, WI.

Events for Downtown Open House

Self guided mural tours will also be taking place throughout the day. Maps will be available at all Downtown Open House participating organizations, as well as many downtown merchants. We suggest you start at American Bank - you will be able to view the inside mural from outside the main entrance at 115 Front Street.

Ooga Brewing Company (301 S. Spring Street) Sneak peek at Beaver Dam’s brewery. They will be open Noon to 2 pm. Handicapped accessible.

Beaver Dam Area Community Theater (117 West Maple Avenue) will be hosting guided tours, playing an ongoing video of new building construction and history, and complementary cookies and beverages. Ticket box office will also be open. This venue is handicap accessible and will be open from 10 am to 4 pm.

Dodge County Center for the Arts (formerly Beaver Dam Area Arts Association) (130 W. Maple Avenue, former Bank Mutual building) will have a new art exhibit: The Awakening: Blossoms, Birds & Butterflies at their new home. This venue is handicap accessible and will be open from 10 am to 6 pm.

Northwoods Casket Company (109 N. Lincoln Ave.) will have a casket gallery open that features hand-painted caskets by local artists. This venue is handicap accessible and will be open from 10 am to 4 pm.

Roger Noll-Calliope at Northwoods Casket Company (109 N. Lincoln Ave.)  10 am to 1 pm.

Dodge County Historical Museum (105 Park Avenue) will have free admission from 10 am to 4 pm.

Praise Assembly of God Church (119 W. Maple Avenue) will be open from 10 am to 4 pm to have a behind the scenes look at this iconic downtown building. The venue is handicap accessible.

Patriot Passport - Pick up at various businesses and enter at Las Dos Chicas, 120 Front St Pick up a Patriot Passport at many downtown locations, visit the businesses listed on the passport to get a star. Each star is equal to a raffle ticket for the bucket raffle located at Las Dos Chicas, 120 Front Street - raffle drawing at 4:15 pm.

Facebook Video Contest Share what you learned via a video posted to Downtown Beaver Dam Inc. Facebook Page for a chance to win a wagon-full of prizes donated by Beaver Dam's downtown businesses.

There will be music, food, specials at local businesses and more.

Pop-Up Shops (128 Front St.) River Dog Books, Co. and Lee Kornely-picture frames. 10 am to 4 pm.

We also encourage you to stay downtown after the Downtown Open House festivities are complete to visit the Watermark and support Green Valley Enterprises at their annual Ham N Jam event. A great place to get some food, stay downtown and help support a great local non-profit. 

10:00 AM: Self-guided mural tours - starting at American Bank

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM: Nation of Patriots Tour Launch

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM: Praise Assembly of God

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM: Dodge County Center for the Arts - Showing of The Awakening: Blossoms, Birds and Butterflies

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM: Beaver Dam Area Community Theater - Guided tours, video of construction and history, refreshments, more!

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM: Northwoods Casket Company - Gallery featuring hand-painted caskets by local artists. Roger Noll-Calliope 10 am - 1 pm

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM: Bucket Raffle Entry, Drawing at 4:15 - Get a raffle ticket for each star on Patriot Passport. Raffle at 120 Front St.

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Small Business Bootcamp
May
8
to May 14

Small Business Bootcamp

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IS YOUR BUSINESS FIT AND THRIVING?

ARE  YOU  CONTEMPLATING  OPENING  A  BUSINESS?

Join Downtown Beaver Dam Inc. for Small Business Bootcamp where a team from the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at UW - Whitewater will help your business get healthy! These events feature time to network with other business owners, two nights filled with information to help your business thrive, mentors to assist you once the classes are over, FREE refreshments and MUCH MORE!

Whether you are an existing business owner in the downtown area or looking to bring your business to the growing downtown scene, this bootcamp has something to offer for everyone.

The event is FREE to Downtown Beaver Dam Inc. members or $30 for non-members.

Participants can join us for both or one evening. Networking and sign-up begin at 5 pm each night, sessions begin at 5:30 pm.

Night one: Wednesday, May 8 - Topics include: Business Model Canvas - Exploring Your Idea, Establishing Good Accounting Practices, Financing Your Business and Human Resources

Night two: Tuesday, May 14 - Topics include: Marketing, Avoiding Retail Pitfalls, Define the Customer Experience and Business Mentor Panel

To SIGN UP, use the form below.

This event is brought to you by Beaver Dam Downtown Inc., City of Beaver Dam, SBDC of UW - Whitewater and American Bank.

Name *
Name
Choose which evenings you wish to attend.
Downtown Beaver Dam Inc. member? *
Please indicate if you are a Downtown Beaver Dam Inc. member.
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Earth Day Beaver Dam
Apr
27
8:30 AM08:30

Earth Day Beaver Dam

Community Clean-Up and Annual Tree Planting

Celebrating Earth Day, Arbor Day and Tree City!

DBDI Committee Chair: Josiah Vilmin Josiah@Nunatakcoffee.com

Volunteer registration at The Watermark, 209 S. Center Street, 8:30 a.m, clean up will begin at 9:00 a.m. To volunteer or for more information contact Jon Abfall at 920-887-7953 or jsabfall@live.com

Enjoy food by Annabelle’s available for purchase inside The Watermark

9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Paper Shredding free with food pantry donation behind 134 S. Spring Street sponsored by Tyjesky Family Chiropractic

9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. E-Cycling (electronics only) Habitat for Humanity, ReStore - drop off items behind 134 S. Spring Street

10 a.m. to Noon - Creepy, Crawly, Cool - sponsored by Marsh Haven @ The Watermark

10 a.m. to Noon - Earth Day Exhibits in The Watermark

10:30 a.m. Ceremony/Tree Planting across from The Watermark

FREE PRESENTATIONS

11:15 a.m. Good Backyard Practices - Tim Eilbes, K & B Tree and Lawn Care @ The Watermark

11:45 a.m. Simple Ways to Save the Earth - Archan Sramek, Climate Reality Leadership Corps @ The Watermark

1:00 p.m. Celebrate the Seasons - Jack & Holly Barthlomai @ Beaver Dam Community Library, 311 S Spring St

Check it all out on Facebook@bddowntown.com

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BOOKSTORE POP-UP
Apr
26
to Apr 28

BOOKSTORE POP-UP

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Join us for Independent Book Store Day!
Friday, April 26 - 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, April 27 - 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday, April 28 - 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Beaver Dam’s Local Bookstore is hosting a 3 day shopping and celebration event:
- Storytimes
- Free audiobooks & prizes
- Selling books and gifts for all ages
For more details: RiverDogBookCo.com/IndependentBookstoreDay

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Book Sale - DCCA
Apr
11
to Apr 13

Book Sale - DCCA

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Time for a new book? Stop at this terrific annual sale, visit the new location for Dodge County Center for the Arts (formerly Beaver Dam Area Arts Association)

Thursday - April 11 - 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday - April 12 - 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday - April 13 - 8 a.m. to Noon

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Jan
8
5:30 PM17:30

Alley Reconstruct Meeting

The City of Beaver Dam is planning to reconstruct the alley behind Front and Maple Street properties in 2019.

You are invited to attend an informal meeting to discuss this project. Questions? Contact Mayor Becky Glewen at rglewen@cityofbeaverdam.com or call 920-887-4600 x 398 (w) or 920-763-4094 (c)

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Mistletoe Marketplace
Dec
6
3:00 PM15:00

Mistletoe Marketplace

Arts, crafts, vendors, and MORE!!! 

Get your holiday shopping done and support Downtown Beaver Dam ,Inc. all at the same time! Shop at these terrific vendors:

  • Mary Colstad-Miller - Vintage Style Jewelry

  • Stephanie Wiedenhoeft - Hand Made Jewelry

  • Kris Leaver - Life’s Abundance Pet Toys & Food www.yourpetsforever.com

  • Broche Fabian - Books www.riverdogbookco.com

  • Lori Ginn - Wreaths

  • Laurie Koeck - Wildtree: Food, spices and meals, organic www.mywildtree.com/lauriekoeck

  • Frank Mittelstadt - Oil paintings, birds, wildlife www.mittelstadtart.com/home.html

  • Brenda Kuhl - Javita Coffee www.myjavita.com/brendakuhl

  • Sandra Walloch

  • Yasmin Krebs - Stella & Dot: Clothes and Jewelry www.stelladot.com/sites/yasminkraebs

  • Katie Kok - Paint Pour decorated items

  • Samara Van Nocker - Greentea and Glitter

  • Jennifer Wendorf - Rodan & Fields skin care products www.jwendorf.myrandf.com

DBDI will have merchandise available, including the limited edition mural ornament! This beautifully USA crafted ornament features the American Bank Mural. Stop in at Stormy's and check it all out!

Stop at Center Plaza and enjoy an open house from 5 - 7 p.m. hosted by Derr Law

Awards presented for the Window Decorating Contest

Hourly prize drawings

This DBDI fundraiser will provide support for downtown events: Earth Day, Fall Downtown Fest, Holiday Parade and more! Your $5 donation is greatly appreciated.

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2018 Downtown Holiday Parade & After Party
Dec
1
5:30 PM17:30

2018 Downtown Holiday Parade & After Party

Beaver Dam Holiday Parade: 2018 Theme: HOLIDAY MOVIES! 

New Parade Route This Year! S Center to Front -- S Spring to Mill.

The annual Downtown Beaver Dam Holiday Parade is back again!

Cash Prizes awarded for "Most Merry and Bright" & "Most Creative" Judging will take place in front of McKinstry's Home Furnishings

Parade starts at 5:30 PM and all are invited to attend the Holiday after party will take place immediately after parade completion at The Watermark 
Holiday Refreshments will be available, & Santa will be available to take photos.

Parade Entry deadline has passed.

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Downtown Window Decorating Contest
Dec
1
11:00 AM11:00

Downtown Window Decorating Contest

Window Decorating Contest Rules:

Enter by November 19th

Windows must be decorated by Saturday December 1st 2018

Windows should creatively depict a Holiday Movie illustrating its theme, characters, or a scene.

Decorated Windows will be photographed and displayed on the DBDI Facebook Page.

There is no entry fee

Judges decisions will be final

Winners will be announced at the Mistletoe Marketplace held at Stormy’s Music Venue on December 6th.

Prizes for 1st 2nd 3rd place.

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Holiday Coloring Contest
Nov
12
to Nov 19

Holiday Coloring Contest

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Do you have coloring skills that you would like to share with Santa?

If so, be sure to enter Downtown Beaver Dam Inc's Holiday Coloring Contest!

Contest is open to residents of Dodge County. There are three age categories (and corresponding entry forms) - get your’s by clicking the age category below:

OR

One entry per person.

See each entry form for contest details. All entries must be turned in by November 19 to your school office, Black Waters Cafe (308 S. Center St. Beaver Dam) or The Watermark (209 S. Center St. Beaver Dam) during hours of operation.

For more information on the coloring contest, please contact Bev at (920) 296-3282 or bevbl129@gmail.com or Kristi at (920) 296-5279, khartzheim68@gmail.com.

*If your business is interested in being a prize sponsor, please contact Bev or Kristi at the contact information above.*

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Fall Downtown Fest
Oct
27
9:00 AM09:00

Fall Downtown Fest

A Fall Celebration with Family, Food, Fun, and Friends

A celebration of Fall in Downtown Beaver Dam including Scavenger Hunt (for prizes), Bridges of Dodge County Fall Breakfast Foods Sale at American Bank, and Children's Activities outside Roger's Cinema. Pumpkin Decorating Contest voting at various sites.
 
Join this event on our Facebook page for all the updates. Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1985976721693065/
 
SUN, RAIN, SNOW - No Matter, Indoor Activities.

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Pumpkin Decorating Contest
Oct
24
to Oct 26

Pumpkin Decorating Contest

  • 115 Front Street Beaver Dam, WI, 53916 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Pumpkin carving and decorating contest. Pumpkins will be displayed in various locations downtown. Prizes will be awarded to fist and second place in each age category.

CONTEST RULES

  • Pumpkins may be real or fake (plastic, styrofoam,
    papier mache, etc).

  • Parents are welcome to help younger contestants. However, pumpkins should reflect the age and abilities of the child.

  • Carving and decoration of pumpkins must be completed
    prior to delivery.

  • Pumpkins will be disqualified if inappropriate in
    any way.

  • You must be able to carry in your entry anytime Wed, October 24 through Friday, 26th between 1pm & 5pm to the following downtown locations:
    Grades 4K-2 - Bullfrogs & Butterflies
    Grades 3-5 - Modern Woodmen
    Grades 5-8 - Design+Plus
    Grades 9-12 - B & D Music Center
    Adults - Riverfront Wine Bar

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