Special Events and Concerts

 You can find more information about events held in Oconomowoc on our calendar

If you would like to plan a special event in Oconomowoc, you can start by filling out the Special Event Application.

Refer to the Special Event Planning Guide for information.

You can also start by simply calling the Parks, Recreation & Forestry Department for questions about hosting a special event in the city.

The Parks, Recreation & Forestry Department partners with several organizations to bring many Special Events to the community including the following events.

American Legion - The Oconomowoc American Legion Band, established in 1924, is the community band of the City of Oconomowoc and has been designated the official Legion Band of the State of Wisconsin.. The band performs weekly outdoor concerts Wednesdays, June through August at 7:30 p.m. in the Rhodee Memorial Band Shell located on the shore of Lac La Belle at City Beach. 

Legion Band Concert

Bands at the Beach - Bands at the Beach is a free Friday night concert series by a variety of bands to suit every taste. Concerts are performed in the Rhodee Memorial Band Shell located on the shore of Lac La Belle at City Beach. Concert dates for 2018 are June 1, June 22, July 6, July 20, Aug. 3 and Aug. 17. Shows begin at 7 p.m.

boogie men at bands at the beach       

Kids Day

- Being a kid is fun. But being a kid on Kids Day is even better! The lifeguards of City Beach plan a special theme day each year filled with games and fun activities for children ages three and above. Games such as obstacle courses, tug-o-war, sunken canoe races and many others are on tap for this day of fun. The day concludes with the annual sand castle building contest where prizes are awarded. This annual event takes place at City Beach the second Tuesday in August, August 14, 2018.

Kids Day

Moonlit Movies

 - Moonlit Movies in 2018  will be held in Fowler Park on June 14 and July 12. The free movie starts at dusk and follows food and family activities starting at 5:30. The Badgerland Water Ski Team performs a show at  7 p.m.

Badgerland Waterski Show

 - All performances are held at Fowler Lake during June, July and August at 7:00 p.m. Dates for 2017 are June 15, July 13 and August 17.

Badgerland Waterski Show

Yellow Brick Run

 - Oconomowoc Chamber of Commerce presents its Annual Yellow Brick 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, June 2, 2018.  For those ages 10 and under, a half-mile kids run will take place before the adult run begins.. To learn further details regarding the event, and to pre-register, follow the link to the Chamber of Commerce webpage http://www.oconomowoc.org/events/yellow-brick-road-5k-run-walk-and/  Pre-registration is available on-line ONLY.  Registration on the day of the event will be available beginning at 7:00 a.m.

Yellow Brick Road Run 


Oconomowoc Summer Farmers’ Market

  - The Oconomowoc Summer Market is among the premier farmer’s markets in Southeastern Wisconsin.  Featuring 50+ local vendors, producers and artisans each week, our Travel Green Wisconsin certified market was visited by nearly 45,000 people last season. Our visitors know that the Oconomowoc Farmer’s Market is a valuable source of local fresh foods, unique products and creative artisan goods.  Saturdays,  May – October from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.. Located in the South Municipal parking lot next to First Bank Financial Centre at 155 West Wisconsin Avenue.

Summer Farmers Market

Moonlit Movies Downtown

Moonlit Movies is bringing back its downtown event for 2018. The downtown event closes Wisconsin Avenue downtown to set up a giant movie screen. Festivities begin at 5 p.m. as downtown transforms to fit the chosen theme that goes with the movie that will be shown that evening. Past themes included Harry Potter and Pirates of the Caribbean. Stay tuned for more on this year's event which will be downtown Thursday, Aug. 16.

Oconomowoc's German Christm



Get the family out of the house on Thanksgiving weekend and celebrate Wisconsin's German heritage at this family festival that features heated tents with vendors selling handcrafted wares, German beer, music, live bands, authentic German cuisine, vendors, Santa and more,

German Christmas Market