Horicon, Wisconsin


We cannot do everything at once, but we can do something at once. 

~Calvin Coolidge

  • Music at the Market ~ The Summer Concert Series
    July 2, 2014 – August 27, 2014
    Every Wednesday June through August , 6 pm
    Kiwanis Park, Horicon
    Contact: Dan Buchner ,


    The 2014 FREE Summer Concert Series will again be held in Kiwanis Park, Horicon and sponsored by the Horicon Phoenix Program.  Held every Wednesday night, June through August, this event has been a crowd pleaser since day one.

    (Date/Band/Local Group Providing Food)

    • July 2 ~ Don Peachey Band/American Legion Auxiliary Unit 157
    • July 9 ~ Run Carolina/Horicon Lions Club
    • July 16~ Athas/Kiwanis Club of Horicon Marsh
    • July 23 ~ Cajun Strangers/Boy Scouts
    • July 30 ~ Milwaukee Hot Club/Puppy Love Rescue
    • August 6 ~ Blessed Feathers with Carrie Ann Seymour/EMTs
    • August 13 ~ Horseshoes and Hand Grenades/FFA Corn Boil
    • August 20 ~ Lisa Ridgely & The Fainting Room/PTO
    • August 27 ~ Tweed Funk & Colin O’Brien/LDS Women’s Group

    The Farmers Market is held at the same time, so you can shop and dance to your hearts content.   Or enjoy the vintage cars on show the first Wednesday of each month.

    Check out the Phoenix Facebook page 

  • Horicon Custom Car Cruise
    July 2, 2014 – September 3, 2014
    First Wednesday June through September , 6 pm
    Kiwanis Park
    Contact: Dan Buchner (920-485-0216) ,

    The Horicon Phoenix Group is sponsoring the Custom Car Cruise again at Kiwanis Park.  Held the First Wednesday of the summer months June through September, it is totally free for car owners and admirers.  In conjunction with the Summer Concert Series and the Kiwanis Park Farm Market, you can come and celebrate all Wednesday evening.

  • Kiwanis Park Farm Market
    July 2, 2014 – October 29, 2014
    4 PM  –  8 PM
    Kiwanis Park, Horicon
    Contact: Dan Buchner (920-485-0216) ,

    Horicon Farmers’ Market offers a range of goods, from fresh produce, to locally produced honey, to hand-sewn goods. The Market is held June through the end of the growing season and runs 4:00 to 8:00 pm.

    Check our the Phoenix Facebook page to see the produce available  now.  

    Come visit the Market!

  • Community Farm Market ~ Bethesda
    July 3, 2014 – October 30, 2014
    8 am  –  noon
    Bethesda Mall Parking Lot, 620 'Washington St., Horicon
    Contact: Jim Dais, (920.485.4113) ,

    produceFind the best of Wisconsin fresh produce each Thursday morning at the Bethesda Thrift Store parking lot.

  • Race to the Rock
    August 3, 2014
    8 am ~ Registration  –  9 am shotgun start
    Rock River Tap Bar & Grill, 110 W.Lake St.
    Contact: Bob Carpenter, 920-485-4241 ,

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  • Marsh Haven August Events
    August 5, 2014 – August 24, 2014
    Marsh Haven Nature Center, W10145 State Hwy. 49, Waupun
    Contact: 920.324.5818 ,

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    Tuesday, August 5 ~ A Day on the Prairie,  Wednesday, August 6 ~ A Day of Nature Art, Thursday, August 7  ~ A Day With the Critters~ Pre-registration required.  10 am to 3 pm

    Saturday & Sunday, August 9 & 10 ~ EARTHcamp program for ages 7-12 years Big Blue Planet 9 am to 3 pm  Pre-registration required

    Saturday, August 16 ~ Patchouli Concert on the Prairie 1 pm.

    Sunday, August 17 ~ Family Nature Club Meeting 1-3 pm ~ Sun & Moon ~ Free to Marsh Haven members or regular admission fees for non-members.

    Saturday & Sunday, August 23 & 24 ~ EARTHcamp program for ages 7-12 years Big Blue Planet ~ 9 am to 3 pm  Pre-registration required.

  • Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center August Events
    August 5, 2014 – August 16, 2014
    2 pm  –  6 pm
    Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center
    Contact: 920-387-7890 ,

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    August 5-7 ~ Creatures of the Night Camp6:30 – 9:30 pm.  4th -6th Grade.  Pre-registration is required. $

    August 9 ~ Outdoor Skills Day ~ 1-4 pm.  Join DNR staff and volunteers to learn more about outdoor skills, includng an archery camp!

    August 16 ~ Prairie Blooms ~ 10-11:30 am.  View the prairies around the education center and learn about the different flowers and their benefits to wildlife.

    August 16 ~ Movies at the Marsh “Tarzan” ~ 6:30 – 8:30 pm.

    August 16 ~ Star Gazing at the Marsh ~ 5 – 11 pm.  Join the Northern Cross Science Foundation as they view the night sky through telescopes!


  • Dodge County Fair
    August 13, 2014 – August 17, 2014
    $7 before 2 pm  –  $10 after 2 pm
    Dodge County Fairgrounds, 3 miles East of Beaver Dam on Hwy.33
    Contact: 920-885-3586

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  • Music on the Prairie
    August 16, 2014
    1 pm  –  3 pm
    Marsh Haven Nature Center, W10145 State Hwy. 49, Waupun
    Contact: 920.324.5818 ,

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  • Iron Chef Dinner & Fundraiser
    August 18, 2014
    5 pm  –  6:30 pm
    Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center
    Contact: Leslie 920-387-7890 ,

    Master Chef Competition to benefit Friends of Horicon Marsh Education & Visitor Center.

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    Watch as local chefs put their culinary skills to the test on a marsh inspired mystery ingredient entree!  Then let your taste buds decide the winning team!

    Competing Chefs:

    • Kathy Knop ~ American Legion
    • Luri Luciano ~ Audubon Inn
    • Kevin Martin ~ Marsibilios GTrattoria
    • Jason Zellner ~ Milford Hills Hunt Club

    5:00 pm ~ Cooking Begins (spectators welcome)

    Hike (optional) Silent Auction & Raffles

    Appetizers and Beverages Served

    6:30 pm ~ Dinner is served and Voting Begins!

    Tickets are Limited! $50 per plate.

  • Satterlee Clark Museum August Tour
    August 24, 2014 – August 24, 2014
    1 pm  –  4 pm
    Contact: Lahnie Neu (920-485-0483) ,

    Satterlee Clark Historical HouseThe Satterlee Clark Museum open their doors and garden each  Fourth Sunday May through October.  FREE Admission.  FREE Memories.  FREE Fun.

    Check out the Horicon Historical Society facebook page

  • Labor Day Weekend Celebration
    August 30, 2014 – August 31, 2014
    River Bend Park, South Valley St.
    Contact: Dan Buchner (920-485-0216) ,

    The Phoenix Group will tip their hats to Horicon and the Workers that drive our economy with a weekend full of sparkling family entertainment.
    Saturday ~
    7 am ~ Flyway 5k Run/Walk
    10 am ~ Ace Race (Disc Golf Tournament)
    5 pm ~ Ice Cream Social & Cookout with Music
    Sunday ~
    4 pm ~ Family Entertainment
    5 pm ~ Ice Cream Social & cookout
    6 pm ~ Live Music
    Dusk ~ Fireworks

  • Marsh Haven September Events
    September 6, 2014 – September 28, 2014
    Marsh Haven Nature Center, W10145 State Hwy. 49, Waupun
    Contact: 920.324.5818 ,

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    Saturday & Sunday,September 6 & 7 ~ Grandparents weekend 9 am to 5 pm. All grandparents and grandchildren receive free admission to the nature center.

    Saturday, September 13 ~ Day Gone to the Dogs Event (Waupun Area Animal Shelter)

    Sunday, September 21 ~ Family Nature Club Meeting 1-3 pm ~ End of Season Party ~ Free to Marsh Haven members or regular admission fees for non-members.

    Friday, Saturday & Sunday, September 26-28 Fall Living History Festival ~ Friday School groups and students only.  Saturday & Sunday the general public is invited.

  • Sacred Heart Parish Harvest Fest
    September 7, 2014 – September 7, 2014
    950 Washington St.
    Contact: 920-485-0694 ,

    Save the date…more information later!harvest fest

  • Horicon Public Library 2014 Adult Book Discussions
    September 18, 2014 – November 20, 2014
    Third Thursdays of the Month , 6:30 pm
    Horicon Public LIbrary
    Contact: (920) 485-3535 ,

    ordinaryAdults are invited to gather the 3rd Thursday of the month at 6:30 pm to discuss the current book  All are welcome.

    September 18 ~ Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger

    October 16 ~ Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

    November 20 ~ Excellent Women by Barbara Pym

  • Autumn Art on the Marsh
    September 28, 2014
    Fourth Sunday of the 9th month , 10:00 am  –  4:00 pm
    Discher Park

    ~Celebrate Fall ~ Celebrate Nature ~ Celebrate Art ~

    IMG7016It would be hard to come to Autumn Art on the Marsh and not find anything that tricks your fancy.

    ~Art ~

    The Horicon Chamber is proud of all the vendors who produce art that highlights the Horicon Marsh, as well as vendors who sell their own crafted pieces of art that make life easier and more beautiful.

    ~ Music ~

    The  Horicon High School Pep Band, Community Voice and Jeff Pockat, the Gaelic Harpist, provide a variety of background music as you saunter around Discher Park.  We also have a vendor or two who play samples from their own recorded CD’s.

    ~ Food ~

    The Chamber Food Stand has been declared the best art show food around and that’s because of the high quality food served that comes from Leroy Meats and the creative minds of the Chamber Board.  The Horicon High School Band Boosters will once again offer their Bar Stand…which is quite frankly decadent….rich fall dessert bars cut in mega sizes.

    ~Raffle & Drawings~

    Spend as little as one dollar and come home with a John Deere X300 Riding Lawn Tractor or the other 27 generous gifts from the Chamber members.  For no cost at all, you can sign up for our hourly door prices which consist of vendor products.


    Located on the Horicon Marsh at Discher Park in Horicon, this arts and crafts fair helps you experience autumn in Wisconsin.  As the leaves crinkle underfoot, you can relax, enjoy and participate in this City on the Marsh’s fall arts and craft celebration.

  • Satterlee Clark Museum September Tour
    September 28, 2014 – September 28, 2014
    1 pm  –  4 pm
    Contact: Lahnie Neu (920-485-0483) ,

    bedroomThe Satterlee Clark Museum open their doors and garden each  Fourth Sunday May through October.  FREE Admission.  FREE Memories.  FREE Fun.

    Check out the Horicon Historical Society facebook page

  • Marsh Haven October Events
    October 3, 2014 – October 25, 2014
    Marsh Haven Nature Center, W10145 State Hwy. 49, Waupun
    Contact: 920.324.5818 ,


    Marsh Haven OctoberFriday, October 3 ~ Brad Fitch John Denver Tribute Concert & Silent Auction ~

    “Cowboy” Brad Fitch, from Estes Park, Colorado, performs a John Denver Tribute Concert at the Historic Waupun City Hall Auditorium ~ 201 E. Main St. Silent Auction to benefit youth education programs at Marsh Haven Nature Center. Tickets $12/advance, $15/door, $40/family package.

    Saturday October 4  ~ Wild Birds of Prey program, EARTHcamp activities, luncheon, campfire sing-a-long with Brad Fitch ~ all events at Marsh Haven.

    Sunday October 5 ~ Naturalist programs, music, and closing celebration at Marsh Haven.


    Saturday, October 25 ~ Monsters on the Marsh ~ Halloween-themed family event ~ 9 am to 5 pm

  • Archeology Weekend
    October 11, 2014 – October 12, 2014
    10 am  –  4 pm
    Horicon Marsh International Education Center, N7725 Highway 28, Horicon
    Contact: 920-387-7893

    arch weekend       Buckskinners encampment with Dirty Kettle and friends will both fascinate and educate young and old about the customs of the Native Americans. Walk into the tepee, sit around the fire, and listen to the drums as Dirty Kettle and friends share information, and answer questions. Sample fry bread.


    • Tomahawk throwing
    • Flag display of Wisconsin’s 11 Sovereign Nations
    •  Atl-atl demonstrations – test your skills in hitting the target
    • Local collectors with museum quality artifacts
    • Corn grinding
    • Fire starting techniques
    • Face Painting
    • Corn husk doll making 11:00-12:00 and 1:00-2:30

    Check out the facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/#!/RockRiverArchaeologicalSociety

  • World Zombie Day
    October 11, 2014
    10 am
    Riverbend Park, South Valley St.
    Contact: 920-485-0216 ,

    zombieZOMBIE RUN ~ Test your speed and agility against the zombie horde.  Lose all your flags and you die.  Zombies and survivors welcome.  Prizes for best zombie make-up, fastest runners, and zombie with the most flags.  Registration begins in August.

    ZOMBIE WALK ~ Lurch down the street with other zombies.  Exchange cans of food to enter booths for zombie make-up and games.  Prizes for best costumes.  All food donated to local food pantries.

  • Satterlee Clark Museum October Tour
    October 26, 2014 – October 26, 2014
    1 pm  –  4 pm
    Contact: Lahnie Neu (920-485-0483) ,

    Satterlee Clark Fall PixThe Satterlee Clark Museum open their doors and garden each  Fourth Sunday May through October.  FREE Admission.  FREE Memories.  FREE Fun.

    Check out the Horicon Historical Society facebook page

  • Satterlee Clark House Historical Museum’s Annual Christmas Open House
    December 6, 2014 – December 7, 2014
    Noon  –  4:00 pm
    Satterlee Clark House Historical Museum (322 Winter St.)
    Contact: Lahnie Neu, Curator ,

    christmas 4Celebrate Christmas the old fashioned way at the Satterlee Clark House Museum. Indulge in hot spiced cider, coffee and Christmas cookies while participating in the live music caroling.

    The Museum Gift Shop is a timeless adventure where you can purchase Christmas items, gifts, crafts, books and more.

    Check out the Horicon Historical Society on facebook.

    Special Demonstrations in the past have been:

    Mary Ann Mason of Beaver Dam ~ Spinning Wheel

    Vicki Maaske of Horicon ~ Antique Pump Organ

    Louise Budde of Beaver Dam ~ Rug Hooking

    Gary Blankenheim of Horicon ~ Blacksmith

    Shannon Barniskis of Beaver Dam ~ Knitting

    JoAnn Moyle ~ Scherenschnitte


    Free Admission to all!  AGAIN this year…open Saturday and Sunday.

  • Chamber Christmas Chicago Bus
    December 6, 2014
    7 am  –  8 pm
    Bethesda Mall Parking Lot, 620 'Washington St., Horicon
    Contact: Karen Boersma, 920-485-3200 ,


    Mark your calendars with a big black permanent marker as we are going back to Chicago in 2014.  Our goal is to always have it the first Saturday of December….so that would be the SIXTH.

    More information later in the year.

  • Cookies and Milk with Santa
    December 13, 2014
    9:45 am  –  Noon
    Horicon City Hall
    Contact: Horicon Chamber, (920) 485-3200 ,

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    Dear Children of Horicon,

    I had such a wonderful time in Horicon that I have already instructed my secretary, Cookie, to mark Horicon down on on the North Pole Master Calendar of Events for December 13th, 2014.

    I heard that Elf Helen Neitzel is already sewing stockings…what a wonderful person, do you think she could come work for me at the North Pole?

    I really liked being the Santa from Higbees Department Store this year except Mrs. Santa went shopping afterwards and bought so much it was hard to get our sleigh off the ground when we left.

    Keep the Snow on the ground and the Christmas Spirit in your hearts!



  • Candlelight Snowshoe & Hike
    January 17, 2015 – January 17, 2015
    6 pm to 9 pm
    Horicon Marsh International Education Center
    Contact: Liz Herzmann (920) 387-7890 ,


    Hiking and snowshoeing by candlelight, a roaring bonfire, and complimentary warm refreshments await couples, singles and families at the Friends of Horicon Marsh International Education Center’s 3rd annual candlelight hike/snowshoe. The Education Center will also be open for people to warm up, view the 20 minute “Horicon Marsh Story”, visit the gift shop or have the kids do a fun craft to bring home! Northern Cross Science  Foundation astronomers will be on site to help you view the night sky through telescopes or to talk about the stars if it is cloudy. Members of the Horicon Marsh Bird Club will be on the trail conducting short owl talks and calling for owls. Warm beverages and light snacks will be available inside the center.

    The Friends of Horicon Marsh International Education Center will line the trails with candle-powered luminaries to welcome and guide hikers and snowshoers. Volunteers will be on hand for assistance and information. The lighted trail starts at the Bachhuber Impoundment trailhead behind the education center. Hiking and snowshoeing are free to the public. Don’t have your own snowshoes? Thanks to a generous Wisconsin Environmental Education Board grant and matching funds from the Friends group, snowshoes will be available to the public on a first come first serve basis at no charge.  There is no guarantee however that they will be available when you arrive. You may have to wait until a pair is turned in.

    The Friends and staff hope for a big crowd this year and invite everyone to join them for the fun event! The snowshoe/hike is free and open to the public.