Events

Holiday Coloring Contest
Nov
12
to Nov 19

Holiday Coloring Contest

  • Downtown Beaver Dam Inc. (map)
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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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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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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.

Do you need a Parade Entry form? Signup here.

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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)
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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)
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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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Murder Mystery Dinner
Oct
11
6:00 PM18:00

Murder Mystery Dinner

DBDI will host Milwaukee Dinner Detectives in Beaver Dam as part of the upcoming Mural Fetstival Fundraising. The first installment was held Saturday June 27th 2015 at Chapel of the Archangels. This time around the event will be held on the Wayland Academy Campus Tickets for the 3 course catered meal are $75 per person, and will be available for purchase at Rechecks Piggly Wiggly or the Seippel Arts Center.  A Discount is available for those purchasing an entire table of 8 with preferred seating. Guests are asked to be 17 years or older.

 If you would like information about sponsoring our 2nd Mystery Dinner please contact kjensen@wayland.org. 

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Pawsitively Pets Downtown Festival
Jul
11
10:00 AM10:00

Pawsitively Pets Downtown Festival

Bring your pets downtown!

Downtown Beaver Dam Inc. Invites the public to attend the summer festival Pawsitively Pets in the South Tower Parking Lot.

The festival is scheduled for July 11th from 10am-2pm. Join families and pet lovers to enjoy pet-related demonstrations, pet vendors, contests and meet pet care practitioners at 10 am, meet police canine officers Nate Keener and Blade.

Join the Optimists for story time every half hour with pet-related tales. Discover eight ways to a healthier pet and tips for better pet obedience. Meet a R.E.A.D. therapy dog. Furry guests must be friendly and leashed to attend. The event is free with live music from Bradly Sperger, food and vendors.

It's a short walk to the Inter-Quest building., 304 S Spring St., to meet the national Walldog artist who will be working diligently on the Kamrath Radio vintage technology-themed mural. Stop by and meet the artists anytime Saturday or Sunday.

Vendor applications are available for the Pawsitively Pets. Call Rae Marie Dougan at 887-8101.

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Walldogs Mural Festival
Jul
8
to Jul 11

Walldogs Mural Festival

Downtown Beaver Dam, Inc. will host The Walldogs to paint another promotional mural on the south-facing wall of the Inter-Quest building.  The four day festival will begin on Wednesday leading up to the Lake Days Festival.  This is the second promotional mural in preparation for the big festival coming to downtown Beaver Dam in July, 2017 when 200+ artists are coming to Beaver Dam to paint 15 or more murals.

This historic theme for this mural will be Kamrath's Radio & TV store--a long-time family business that once occupied the building at the site of this mural (304 S. Spring Street).

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Murder Mystery Dinner
Jun
27
6:00 PM18:00

Murder Mystery Dinner

DBDI will host Milwaukee Dinner Detectives in Beaver Dam as part of the upcoming Mural Fetstival Fundraising. Wayland Academy will sponsor the fist event. There will be 3 shows so the community will have various options to attend. The first being Saturday June 27th 2015 at Chapel of the Archangels. Tickets are $75 per person. and the dinner will be three courses catered. The title of the mystery is "Game Over". Guests are asked to be 17 years or older. Tickets are on sale starting May 15th at Rechecks Food Pride, Piggly Wiggly, and The Seippel Arts Center. Discounted tickets will be available for purchasing a table at the event.

 If you would like information about sponsoring our 2nd or 3rd Mystery Dinner please contact kjensen@wayland.org. 

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