Things to Do in Muskego

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Things to Do in Muskego WI

Enjoy wholesome family activities year-round! From quality productions at the Muskego High School Performing Arts Center to annual street festivals, you will find a host of family-oriented events. With abundant opportunities for water activities and a full parks and recreation calendar, the Muskego area’s many attractions make it the ideal destination for your family. For current information on tourism and special events, visit www.muskego.org.

YEAR-ROUND EVENTS

Muskego High School Performing
Arts Center
A 772-seat, fully equipped facility providing quality performances and dedicated to the promotion of performing arts education. (262) 971-1800, ext. 4846
www.muskegoarts.org.

Muskego Public Library
Muskego’s library offers numerous programs, events and activities to enhance the education of all ages. Friends of the Library host an annual wine tasting fundraiser in autumn. Online catalog available.
(262) 971-2100

LATE WINTER & SPRING EVENTS

Town of Norway Wine About Winter
Wine Tasting & Craft Fair at Norway Town Hall will chase away the winter blues! February 16, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 6419 Heg Park Road, Wind Lake. (262) 895-6180
www.townofnorway.org

Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Gala
Enjoy an evening of fine dining, social hour entertainment and business and community awards the second Thursday of March. The Chamber’s largest annual fundraiser includes a wine pull, 50/50 raffle and interactive fun. It supports numerous community events organized by the Chamber. Tickets available in February. (414) 422-1155
www.muskego.org/events

Whitnall Park Rotary Holiday Craft Fair
The Rotary Club serving Muskego offers its annual craft fair, featuring handmade/handcrafted items. Proceeds benefit Whitnall Park Rotary scholarship fund and service projects. March 16, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Whitnall High School, 5000 S. 116th St., Greenfield.
$3 admission donation.
www.whitnallparkrotary.org

Muskego’s Easter Egg Hunt
Hosted by Muskego Lions Club, the egg hunt takes place at Veteran’s Memorial Park and includes lunch with the Easter Bunny. Event held the Saturday before Easter with lunch at 10:30 a.m. and the hunt at noon.
(414) 422-0895

Town of Norway Easter Bunny Lunch
Enjoy lunch with the Easter Bunny, April 13, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Held in the Norway Town Hall. (262) 895-6180

Muskego Lions Club Fortune 5000+ Event
The Lions Club holds this annual fundraiser in early spring (April 13), which includes dinner and a chance to win cash prizes up to $5,000. Held at Muskego Lakes Country Club, S100 W14020 Loomis Rd.

To purchase tickets, call (414) 422-0895.

SUMMER EVENTS

Memorial Day Observances
VFW Post 8171 offers observance the Saturday prior at Muskego’s Pro Health Regency, 10 a.m.

American Legion Post 356 offers observance on Memorial Day at Muskego City Hall,
10 a.m.

Water Bugs Ski Show
From Memorial to Labor Day at 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday, enjoy an admission
free show at Idle Isle Park on Little Muskego Lake. www.waterbugs.org

Big Bend Flea Markets
Wander the village flea market throughout the summer. Contact (262) 662-2747
for 2019 dates. www.villageofbigbend.com

Jammin’ on Janesville Street Festival
Held the first Friday of June, 5 to 9 p.m. along Janesville Road between Martin Drive and Pioneer Drive. Map and activities schedule available at: www.muskego.org/events or Facebook: Jammin on Janesville

Town of Norway Beer Garden
Held June 12 to 14 from 5-9pm at Norway Town Hall, 6419 Heg Park Road, Wind Lake,
(262) 895-6180 | www.townofnorway.org

Independence Day Celebrations/Fireworks

Big Bend: Held during Rumble by the River event (see below)

Muskego: July 3 presented by the Little Muskego Lake District and Water Bugs Ski Team at Idle Isle Park

Rumble by the River Truck & Tractor Pull
Big Bend Celebrations Committee provides the Rumble on a weekend in July at Big Bend Village Park. The family-fun event includes Captain Bob from Wisconsin Hot Rod Radio, Firemen’s Fish Fry, live entertainment and Friday fireworks. www.bigbendpull.com

Taste of Muskego
Tasting event featuring local restaurants and food vendors. Yard games and raffles drawings. Ticket sales begin June 1; available at www.muskego.org/events or (414) 422-1155

Held at Veteran’s Memorial Park
W182 S8200 Racine Ave., Muskego
www.muskego.org

Town of Norway Beer Garden
Held July 10 and 11 from 5-9pm at Norway Town Hall, 6419 Heg Park Road, Wind Lake,
(262) 895-6180 | www.townofnorway.org

Town of Norway Movie in the Park
Held at Meyer Park, 56601 S Loomis Rd, Wind Lake from 8:15 to dusk, (262) 895-6180 | www.townofnorway.org

Muskego’s National Night Out
A night to celebrate safety, service members and community!

Big Bend: Join the community on August 6 from 5 to 8 p.m. for games, raffles, prizes and fun. Presented by the Big Bend Police Department and held at Big Bend Village Park, Riverside Drive, Big Bend.

Muskego: Held annually on the first Thursday of August, this family event is located at Veteran’s Memorial Park, W182 S8200 Racine Ave., Muskego. Come visit community businesses, volunteers, the City of Muskego and the Muskego Police Department who help keep us safe.
Facebook: Muskego National Night Out

Town of Norway Beer Garden
Held August 7 and 9 from 5-9pm at Norway Town Hall, 6419 Heg Park Rd., Wind Lake,
(262) 895-6180 | www.townofnorway.org

Muskego Chamber Golf Outing
Scramble format with fun, networking, prizes, lunch, dinner and raffles. Held mid-July.
Registration begins May 1. (414) 422-1155
www.muskego.org

Muskego Community Festival and Parade
Featuring great entertainment, a midway, bands and community parade, this three-day event is held the weekend prior to Labor Day at Veteran’s Memorial Park. Free admission.
www.muskegofest.com

Muskego Woman’s Club Safety City
Kids ages 4-7 can enroll in a fun, safety awareness program held each August. Sponsored by Muskego Woman’s Club, Muskego Police Department, Muskego Parks and Recreation Department, St. Paul’s Lutheran School and the Muskego-Norway School District, this program covers all aspects of safety, including road and pedestrian safety, fire protection, poison prevention, animal safety and stranger awareness. Register or volunteer through the parks and recreation department.
(262) 679-4108

FALL & EARLY WINTER EVENTS

Muskego Library’s Annual Wine Tasting Benefit
Hosted by the Friends of the Library, this annual fundraiser transforms the library into an elegant venue for an evening of enjoyment (must be 21 or older to attend). Held in October. Information and tickets available at (262) 971-2100.

Town of Norway Community Picnic
Celebrate the community at Meyer Park on Sept. 8 from 1 to 5 p.m. (262) 895-6180

Citizen’s Academy
This free, 10-week outreach program strengthens partnership between the community and police. Muskego residents experience an in-depth look at police department operations covering topics such as patrol procedures, defense and arrest tactics, crime scene processing, traffic enforcement, special services/SWAT and firearms demonstration. (262) 679-5653

Muskego Senior Taxi’s Oktoberfest
Held in early October, this fundraiser is filled with food, tastings, German music, games, prizes. All proceeds support the mission of the Senior Taxi. Ticket sales begin July 1. (262) 679-4754

Halloween Trick-or-Treat

  • Big Bend: Oct. 31, 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Muskego: Oct. 31, 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Town of Norway/Wind Lake: Oct. 28, 5 to 7 p.m.

Peppermint Craft Fair
Sponsored by the Muskego Woman’s Club, this long-standing holiday tradition features a variety of crafts and exhibitors, bake sale items and lunch. Admission: $2 (ages 12 and older). Located at Bay Lane Middle School on the first Sunday of November. (262) 349-7894
peppermintfair1@yahoo.com

Town of Norway Fashion Show
This fundraiser for the American Cancer Society is held at the town hall on Saturday, Nov. 2, at 5 p.m. (262) 895-6180

Veteran’s Day celebrations
American Legion Post 356 celebration held at Muskego Historical Settlement Centre, 9 a.m. VFW Post 8171 celebration held at Muskego’s Pro Health Regency, 10 a.m.

Small Business Saturday
Celebrate small and local business by shopping local on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Businesses throughout the Muskego area offer discounts and promotions.

Jingle on Janesville Christmas Tradition
Organized by the Muskego Chamber of Commerce, Muskego businesses kick off the holidays the Saturday after Thanksgiving with specials, discounts, refreshments and family activities. Begin at 10 a.m. with the Tree Lighting and Visits with Santa at the Muskego Public Library and travel along Janesville Road to various locations. Play Find the Jingle Bell (Jumbo Jingle Bell Hunt) and vote for Best Decorated Christmas Tree. For a schedule of activities, locations and times, visit: www.muskego.org/events or Facebook: Muskego’s Jingle on Janesville. (414) 422-1155

Town of Norway Winter Wonderland
Enjoy an afternoon of fun visiting Santa and Mrs. Claus, creating ornaments and gift wrap, visiting the Little VIP Secret Santa Shop and purchasing refreshments. Held at the Norway Town Hall, Saturday, Dec. 7, from 1 to 3 p.m. (262) 895-6180

Whitnall Park Rotary Holiday Craft Fair
The Rotary Club services Muskego and offers a holiday craft fair, featuring handmade/handcrafted items. Proceeds benefit Whitnall Park Rotary scholarship fund and service projects. December 7, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Whitnall High School, 5000 S. 116th St. Greenfield. $3 admission donation.
www.whitnallparkrotary.org

Muskego Lions Club Breakfast with Santa
The Lions Club provides Christmas fun for the entire family on a Sunday in early December (Dec. 8, 2019). Held at the Muskego High School cafeteria, the breakfast includes all-you-can-eat pancakes, a visit with Santa and other family activities. (414) 422-0895 w