Events


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

  • Downtown Beaver Dam Inc. (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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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Downtown Business Decorating Contest
Dec
2
to Dec 25

Downtown Business Decorating Contest

Theme: "Light up the Holidays" 

Businesses can choose the content of the window display; however, the display should concentrate on the creative use of lights. 

Prizes awarded to 1st, 2nd & 3rd Place. 

Decorations should be completed by Noon December 2nd  Judging will take place Friday December 15th. Winners will be announced on WBEV/WXRO and in the Daily Citizen. 

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2017 Holiday Coloring Contest
Nov
1
to Nov 17

2017 Holiday Coloring Contest

All Coloring Pages have been distributed to the schools in Beaver Dam and Dodgeland and can be picked up at Black Waters Coffee and the Watermark.

Deadline for Entry is 11/17/17

3 Categories:

Ages 18 & Up:
Prizes 1st 2nd 3rd Place. Gift Bag of Goodies.

Middle School/High School
Prizes 1st 2nd 3rd Place. Gift Bag of Goodies

Elementary Schools
Mr and Miss Frost! One boy and One Girl from grades 1st - 5th. Winners will ride on Santas Float throughout the parade.

All Entries Returned to Black Waters Coffee (308 S Center) or The Watermark (209 S Center) during hours of operations.

 

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Earth Day Beaver Dam
Apr
22
9:00 AM09:00

Earth Day Beaver Dam

Join DBDI for our annual Community Clean-Up and Tree Planting! 
Get your Earth Day Coffee Special from Black Waters Coffee and head to The Watermark at 9am for the beginning of the Community Clean-Up. We will end the Clean-Up at Annabelle's Ice Cream Parlor around 12pm with Ice Cream specials and the Annual Tree Planting!
First 50 downtown clean-up volunteers will receive a FREE tree sapling!

OTHER EVENTS:
Free Paper Shredding sponsored by Tyjeski Family Chiropractic from 9am-12pm in the North Tower Parking Lot

"Pork on Boards"- Get some barbecue to help with BMX/Skate Park fundraising efforts. Serving starts at 11.
Also, a second Community Clean-Up site the BMX/Skate Park starting at 9am!

Just show up and participate!

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Holiday Parade
Dec
3
5:30 PM17:30

Holiday Parade

The 25th Anniversary of the Downtown Beaver Dam Holiday Parade. This years theme is 175 Years of Holiday Fun!

The Parade is scheduled to begin at 5:30 PM

Grand Prize $75.00, 2nd place $50.00 3rd place $25.00 4th place $20.00 5th place $15.

The Parade route will be North on Center St. to Front St. - East to Park Ave to Vita St. Heading South to Mill St.

Entrants lineup on S Center St. Beginning at 4:30 PM Judging takes palce in front of McKinstry's Home Furnishings.

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Childrens Coloring Contest
Dec
5
8:00 PM20:00

Childrens Coloring Contest

Coloring Contest Forms will be distributed to BDUSD grade schools SKDS St. Stephens & Dodgeland grade schools. Children in 1st - 5th grades will be asked t enter the coloring contest. Entrants will be judged by a committee of judges. Winners will ride in the Holiday Parade with Santa and will be recognized at the After Party. One girl and one boy will be awarded the title of Master and Miss Frost.

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Holiday Parade
Dec
5
5:30 PM17:30

Holiday Parade

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

Downtown Beaver Dam's 2015 Holiday Parade - Theme "Christmas Stories"

The Parade is scheduled to begin at 5:30 PM Parade entries will be accepted until 4pm on November 20th Entry forms have been mailed to previous entrants. New entries can obtain an entry form on the Chamber website. or by contacting Kay Appenfeldt. Entrants will be judged on creativity and originality.

Grand Prize $75.00, 2nd place $50.00 3rd place $25.00 4th place $20.00 5th place $15.

The Parade route will be North on Center St. to Front St. - East to Park Ave to Vita St. Heading South to Mill St.

Entrants lineup on S Center St. Beginning at 4:30 PM Judging takes palce in front of McKinstry's Home Furnishings.
 

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Business Decorating Contest
Dec
5
to Dec 22

Business Decorating Contest

Theme: "Holiday Stories"

Business should be decorated by noon on December 5th. An independent panel of Judges will judge the windows. First Place $75 and presentation of a traveling trophy, 2nd place $50 and 3rd place $25 Winners will be announced just before Christmas. 

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