It's the BEST Dam Weekend!

FOUR AMAZING EVENTS:

One Extraordinary Weekend!

DUE TO DANGEROUS WATER LEVELS – ALL WATER ACTIVITIES AND FIREWORKS ARE POSTPONED FOR BEST DAM FEST ON SATURDAY, JULY 13TH. ALL OTHER EVENTS ARE ON AS SCHEDULED.

Best Dam Music Fest July 12 - 14, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
Friday-Sunday, July 12-14
Best Dam Fest at Tahoe Park Beaver Dam Wisconsin Saturday, June 12
Saturday, July 13
Best Dam Fiesta on Sunday, July 14th, part of Best Dam Music Fest July 12 - 14 Beaver Dam Wisconsin
Sunday, July 14
Day in the Park Craft Fair at Swan Park in Beaver Dam Wisconsin Sunday, July 14
Sunday, July 14
Best Dam Music Fest July 12 - 14, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin

Beaver Dam's Largest Music Festival

THREE MUSIC VENUES | JULY 12 - 14

Live Music, Carnival and Food Trucks

Best Dam Music Fest is an outdoor music event that is held in conjunction with Best Dam Fest lake events and will feature a variety of music genres organized by Stormy’s Music Venue, Thirsty Beaver, and Ooga Brewing Company. Taking place in Downtown Beaver Dam, the festival begins Friday evening, July 12 through Sunday, July 14 with carnival rides, midway, concession trailers and food trucks. Sunday features Latino music and wristband day at the Carnival for a Best Dam Fiesta! Plus, don’t forget the Day in the Park Craft Fair on Sunday in Swan Park. Find a complete schedule of events for each:  Best Dam Music Fest HERE, Best Dam Fest HERE and Best Dam Fiesta HERE.

Best Dam Fest at Tahoe Park Beaver Dam Wisconsin Saturday, June 12

Beaver Dam's Largest Lake Festival

FAMILY-FRIENDLY ENTERTAINMENT | SATURDAY, JULY 13TH

activities at Tahoe Park

Join us for a family-friendly extravaganza at the Best Dam Fest! Indulge in delicious food, browse a variety of product vendors, and enjoy a wide array of entertainment and activities suitable for all ages. This festival aims to foster greater community involvement by bringing together businesses and organizations in a vibrant, engaging atmosphere. While general admission is free, certain activities like face painting, food, and vendor purchases may require payment.

The Best Dam Fest promises an unforgettable experience for Wisconsin families, showcasing the best of Beaver Dam and its surrounding community. With countless attractions, you’re sure to find something that delights you, all while making new friends along the way.

Highlights include:

CANCELED Pontoon Rides, Cardboard Boat Regetta & Ski Show: Learn to ski, enjoy a free pontoon ride, and be amazed by the Must-Skis Waterski Show at Tahoe Park! Pre-registration is required for the boat regatta and pontoon boat rides. Click here to register. 

CANCELED Fishing Tournament: Best Dam 2 Man Fishing Tournament at Edgewater Park. Learn more about rules and registration HERE.

CANCELED Great Beaver Paddle Fest- Learn to Paddle: Beaver Dam Lake Improvement Association will be providing instruction and opportunities for people to learn the joys of canoeing, kayaking, and stand-up paddle boarding at Waterworks Park. Learn more about this event, including registration and times HERE.

Music: Groove to the beats of the UW Marching Band with another spectacular performance at Tahoe Park!

CANCELED Fireworks: Don’t miss Beaver Dam and Dodge County’s premier fireworks display on Saturday, July 13th at 9:30 PM at Tahoe Park!

Come and experience the Best Dam Fest – a celebration filled with fun, community spirit, and memorable moments.

Boozy Brunch Walk

Have a great time at the Best Dam Fest and Best Dam Music Fest! There’s no better way to spend your time than with some brunching and bar hopping with friends. Grab your tickets here!
 
🥂 The Walk 🥂
Kick off your day with a few refreshing drinks as you explore multiple stops downtown. With plenty of time to spare, plan your route to enjoy brunch and lunch at many delightful downtown locations. Keep your energy up for the evening bands at the Best Dam Music Fest! (Food not included 😉)
 
🎟️ Special Perks for Attendees 🎟️
Everyone who joins the Boozy Brunch Walk receives a ticket for door prizes. Complete our silly scavenger hunt, and you’ll be entered twice for even more chances to win! Please remember, all drinks must be consumed on-site. Given the number of stops, drinks will be served in 5 oz or smaller sizes. This is a sampler walk.
🗺️ Event Details 🗺️
First Stop: Check in at the Beaver Dam Area Chamber of Commerce after10 am and before 1:00 to get your Passport of Fun.
Start Time: 11:00 am for beverage stops.
Age Requirement: You must be 21 years old to consume alcohol. IDs will be checked at each establishment and are required to purchase tickets.
Gather your friends, plan your stops, and enjoy a fun filled day! See you there! 🍸🎶

There are 11 stops including:
THIRSTY BEAVER: – Bahama Mama or craft on tap
JOHNNY’S LOUNGE: Leap’n Lizard
THE DAM TAVERN: Mai Tai
DAMSEL’S: Mini-beer shots and Carjillo
DRAFT HOUSE PIZZA – Rootbeer Royale Drink -add a scoop of ice cream for a little extra. PLUS XL slices of pizza or cheese bread for $2.95.
OUR HOUSE 2: Cranberry Spiked Tea – enjoy a special finger food menu!
PALENQUE: Sunrise Margarita
RIVERFRONT WINE BAR: Wine Spritzer
ART ON THE TOWN WISCONSIN: Sangria
OOGA BREWING COMPANY: Beermosa
STORMY’S MUSIC VENUE – Summer Hummer

Note: When you order you will receive a confirmation. Bring that confirmation with you to check in by last name. Check your junk email if you do not see the confirmation. Drinks subject to change. Please drink responsibly. Must be 21 to participate.
Day in the Park Craft Fair at Swan Park in Beaver Dam Wisconsin Sunday, July 14

Day in the Park Craft Fair

Sunday, July 14 | 9 AM - 3 PM | Free admission!

Join us for the 53rd annual Day in the Park Craft Fair at Swan Park! More than 150+ vendors will have their creations on display. Music, food, fun and kids activities will be held throughout the day.

Live music featuring Sam Rodewald from 9 am – 11 am and Elwood Lee from 12 pm – 3 pm at the band shell.

From 10 am – 2 pm the Beaver Dam American Legion Auxillary will be offering food at the large shelter at Swan Park, including hamburgers, cheeseburgers, brats, hot dogs, nachos, fresh fruit, chips and soda. They will also be hosting a bake sale.

Thank you to the Beaver Dam Marshfield Hospital for use of their parking lot. Lamers Bus will provide a 20-person bus to shuttle visitors to Swan Park from 9 am – 3:30 pm. 

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