Events & Attractions

The Oconomowoc Area Chamber of Commerce sponsors a number of events throughout the year, including a Summer Farmer’s Market every Saturday from May through October, Indoor Winter Farmer's Market partnered with Greener Oconomowoc November through early April, annual Golf Outing in June, the 5K Run/Walk in June, and Glow Golf in early fall.  On select Thursday evenings in the summer, the Badgerland Water Ski Show Team presents free shows on Fowler Lake.  The American Legion Band and free outdoor concerts are held throughout the summer at the Rhodee Memorial Band Shell sponsored by the Oconomowoc Park and Recreation Department.  Oconomowoc’s annual Halloween Parade, sponsored by the Oconomowoc Lions Club and Christmas parade, sponsored by the Kiwanis Club, celebrate the holiday seasons.  A number of other events, sponsored by different organizations, take place throughout the year.  See a more detailed list below or visit our events calendar for a comprehensive listing.

In addition to the local links below, Oconomowoc is in close proximity to hundreds of popular Wisconsin destinations. Please consult the Wisconsin Department of Tourism for more information.


Events & Attractions

  • Chili Fest - 2014 date is February 1, time is 10 am to 5 pm.  Location is downtown Oconomowoc.  Sponsored by Downtown Oconomowoc Business Association.  For more information, visit www.downtownoconomowoc.org.
  • Spring Gallery Night - 2014 date is May 2, time is 5 to 9 pm. Location is downtown Oconomowoc. Sponsored by Downtown Oconomowoc Business Association. For more information, visit www.downtownoconomowoc.org.
  • Summer Farmers Market – Saturday mornings, 7:00 am to noon.  2014 dates are May 3 thru October 25.  Location is the south muncipal parking off of East Wisconsin Ave.  Sponsored by Oconomowoc Chamber of Commerce.
  • Memorial Day Ceremony – 2014 date is May 26.  Rhodee Memorial Band Shell - Lac LaBelle.  10 am, parade to follow.  Contact Pat Furno at 920-474-4017.
  • American Legion Band - Wednesday evenings beginning at 7:30 pm. 2014 dates TBD.  Rhodee Memorial  Band Shell - Lac LaBelle.  For more information, visit the American Legion Band website at www.oconomowoclegionband.org or contact Oconomowoc Parks, Recreation & Forestry Dept at 262-569-2199.
  • 9th Annual Yellow Brick Road 5K Walk/Run - 2014 date is June 7.  Fowler Park on Oakwood Ave, Oconomowoc.  Sponsored by the Oconomowoc Chamber of Commerce.  For more information, click here.
  • 21st Annual Golf Classic - 2014 date is June 16.  Oconomowoc Golf Club on Brown St (Hwy P), Oconomowoc.  Sponsored by the Oconomowoc Chamber of Commerce.  For more information, click here.
  • Badgerland Water Ski Show – A Division 1 national competitor as well as world record holding ski team that offers shows on Fowler Lake.  2014 dates are June 12 and July 10.  For more information, contact Oconomowoc Parks, Recreation & Forestry Dept at 262-569-2199.
  • Summer Concerts at City Beach – Rhodee Memorial Bandshell.  2014 dates TBD.  For more information, contact Oconomowoc Parks, Recreation & Forestry Dept at 262-569-2199.
  • Moonlit Movies – 2014 dates are June 12 & July 10 at Fowler Park; August 7  Downtown Oconomowoc.
  • Independence Day Events – 2014 date Saturday, July 5.  Parade begins at 4 pm, Roosevelt Field to Fowler Park.  Concessions at Fowler Park until fireworks begin at dusk.  For more information on the parade, contact Chris Aul at 414-810-8765 or chris@aullaw.com, or visit the parade website at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2014-oconomowoc-independence-day-parade-tickets-10757492951?ref=ebtn. For more information on the fireworks, contact the Oconomowoc Parks, Recreation & Forestry Dept at 262-569-2199.
  • Summer Fair/Pontoon Ferry - 2014 date is August 16.  Location is Downtown Oconomowoc.  Sponsored by Downtown Oconomowoc Business Association.  For more information, visit www.downtownoconomowoc.org.
  • Buddy's Oconomowoc Days – 2014 dates TBD.  Location is Roosevelt Park.
  • Oconomowoc Festival of the Arts – One of the nation’s best juried art fairs. Held the third weekend in August for more than 30 years, the event features music on three stages, food booths, children’s art activities and artwork by local and nationally-known artists.  2014 dates are August 16 & 17, 10 am to 5 pm.  For more information, call 262-567-1243 or www.oconomowocarts.org.
  • Festival Week in August – Check the calendar for all the week's events
  • Light Up the Lake Boat Parade & Fireworks – 2014 date TBD. Lac La Belle at dusk. 
  • Historic Mail Boat Tours at City Beach – 2014 dates are August 11-15.   Docks behind Lake Country Life Enrichment at 1 pm and 6 pm.  Sponsored by Shorehaven.  Check the calendar for more information.
  • Fall Festival - 2014 date is September 13, time is noon to 10 pm. Location is downtown Oconomowoc. Sponsored by Downtown Oconomowoc Business Association. For more information, visit www.downtownoconomowoc.org.
  • Halloween Events – 2014 date is October 25.  Business Trick or Treating, outlying districts 11 am to 2 pm, citywide shopping districts 2 pm to 4 pm, sponsored by Oconomowoc Area Chamber of Commerce.  City Residential Trick or Treating from 6 to 8 pm as determined by the City of Oconomowoc.
  • Halloween Parade – 2014 date is October 25.  Beginning at 4 pm, downtown Oconomowoc to Roosevelt Park.  Sponsored by Oconomowoc Lions Club.  Contact Rich Schulte Sr. at 262-567-5411 for more information.
  • Fall Gallery Night/Sounds of Oconomowoc - 2014 date is November 7, time is 5 to 9 pm.  Location is Downtown Oconomowoc.  Sponsored by Downtown Oconomowoc Business Association.  For more information, visit www.downtownoconomowoc.org.
  • German Christmas Market - 2014 dates November 28-30.  Location is downtown Oconomowoc.  Visit their website at www.germanchristmasmarket.org more information.
  • Christmas Parade - 2014 date is December 6.  Begins at 3 pm, downtown Oconomowoc.  Sponsored by the Oconomowoc Kiwanis Club.  Contact Sharon Manke at 262-560-2010 for more information.
  • Winter Farmers Market – Sponsored by Oconomowoc Chamber of Commerce & Greener Oconomowoc.  2013/2014 dates are 2nd & 4th Sundays November 2013 thru April 2014 (2nd Sunday only in April).  Located at Oconomowoc Landscape Suppy & Garden Center, N68 W37850 Country Trunk K, Oconomowoc.  For more information, click here.

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