Fall events to mark your calendar


Whitewater residents enjoy a concert on a cool fall evening at the bandstand of Cravath Lakefront Park.

Gracia Boley, Assistant Community Editor

As fall starts to make its way in our lives providing us with beautiful fall colors and cooler temperatures, it’s about that time to take note of the exciting and family-friendly fall events the City of Whitewater will be holding this year.

 Many of the events are family friendly and some are more directed towards the spooky enthusiasts that are interested in the creepy parts of our beautiful town of Whitewater. Events ranging from storytelling to trick or treat, to trivia nights, and even to running events. These upcoming months Whitewater has some exciting events for all!

 For those who enjoy the outdoors or like to run or walk. The weekly walk on the Ice age trail is taking place every Wednesday of the year. Meeting from 10:15 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. All those interested in this event are to meet at the Highway 12 crossing located around 4 miles east of Whitewater on the Highway 12 and Sherwood Forest Road parking lot. While the walk itself is free, you will need a state park pass to park your car in the parking lot near the meeting location. For the walk you will split into two groups: short hike is 3 miles and long hike is 6-8 miles. For more information you can contact Andrew Whitney at 262-949-0286 or by email here. If you are a fan of physical exercise but maybe not so much of the outdoors, you should come on down to Whitewater Nutrition’s Fit Camp on Monday Sept. 12 at 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. This event is every Monday for all ages focusing on cardio/body weight workouts and post workout shakes are available. For more information you may click here. Another event is for those who love to run or walk. The Discover Whitewater Series which is a half marathon and a 5K. This event will take place on Saturday, Sept. 17, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and on Sunday, Sept. 18, starting at 6 a.m. This event is an annual event held every September. While the race itself is a great way for those who love running to be able to participate, the route itself also features some of Whitewater’s favorite spots. This event is available for all ages. For more information about the race.

 For those who are looking for a more relaxed and laid-back evening this fall should check out the following events. Live music is being presented at Whiney’s – Wood Fire Pizza on Friday, Sept. 16, starting at 6 p.m. Whiney’s is right next door to the Fuzzy Pig on N8660 Clover Valley Road, Whitewater, WI. If by chance you can’t make it that night, there is live music at Whiney’s every Friday. More information found here. On Friday, Sept. 9, starting at 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Duesterbeck’s Brewing Company is providing live music and food trucks. This event is for those who love food and supporting local food trucks while also listening to live music. This event happens every Friday and Saturday.  More information is provided here.

For family-friendly spook events look no farther then this year’s Ghoul’s Night Out, on Thursday, Oct. 27 starting at 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Not only is this event in-person trick-or-treating, but there are games and activities for the children. For those who are interested in socially distanced activities there is a Halloween Symbols Scavenger Hunt on Monday, Oct. 24. Download the Scavenger Hunt form hereThis event takes place along Main Street from the Whitewater Cinemas to Downtown. Admission is free for all. Activities ranging from a costume contest, bounce house, games, and LOTS of treats. A great spooky night out in town for families. For more information here

This next event is for the adults that are interested in the spooky places in Whitewater. Whitewater’s Spirit Tours are happening Friday, Oct. 7 and Saturday, Oct. 8, rain, or shine. There are two versions of the tour, one by bus and one by walking. Difference in admission fees do apply. Check-in for both tours begin at 5 p.m. and this event is for adults 18 years and older due to insurance liability and coverage. On this tour there will be stories and information about the “spirited” sites in Whitewater. To register or to find more information here. Remember, Whitewater is known for being “Second Salem” for a reason.

There are many more events that are being held in these upcoming months and many that are sure to create fun and exciting memories! Always feel free to check out more events.