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Muskego Chamber of Commerce organizes Muskego's popular street festival, Jammin' on Janesville, each year on the first Friday of June.

Jammin' on Janesville is held annually the first Friday of June along Janesville Road and is organized to foster interaction between business and community. This event is funded by sponsorships, donations, and vendor fees. It is a not-for profit event organized to build community spirit and pride in our city while supporting and celebrating local business and nonprofit organizations.

For more information, guidelines, pricing, and registration, visit our event page.

A Brief History on Jammin'
Did you know that our street event, Jammin' on Janesville, began in 2010 to counter the lack of traffic businesses would endure while Janesville Road was being upgraded from a two lane country highway to its current four lane? The entire process lasted four years. During those years, the Muskego Area Chamber of Commerce organized Jammin' evenings three times (once in each summer month of June, July, and August). Also during that time, the event received a grant from the City of Muskego to help with marketing and organizing the event--all in the effort to keep our Janesville Road businesses afloat. The Muskego Chamber of Commerce business members offered activities and invited non-Janesville Road business members and non-profits to join them in creating a fun, community event.
When Janesville Road was completed in 2014, the Chamber's Board of Directors had to consider what to do with the event. The grants that funded the event were no longer available and Jammin' floundered for a year or two. At that time, we dropped down to two events per summer. In 2016, the Chamber took a survey among its business members. Most businesses were struggling to find enough staff and resources to sustain several evenings. The overwhelming response was to recreate the event into ONE FRIDAY evening filled with fun, family activities that allowed our businesses to connect with community members. This would happen in June so as not to compete with other larger events.
Since 2017, the event has been on the first Friday of June--except during COVID when it was delayed until August. The attendance grew to approximately 5,000 people between 2017 and 2021. In 2022, the Chamber's Board of Directors, City of Muskego, Police/Fire, and Waukesha County discussed closing Janesville Road to create a safer event. Because Janesville Road is a county highway, it is no small feat to close it. Many hours, details, and expenses are required for this to occur. There was an overwhelming response to that move...and 2022's event attendance topped 10,000 people! This year the Chamber businesses are expecting similar numbers. Business volunteers have been working diligently with the Board of Directors to ensure a safe, fun event for our community on Friday, June 2.
Funding for Jammin' comes from business sponsors, donations, and vendor fees. The event does not receive grant or taxpayer money. It is no secret that costs are rising and the event could not happen without the investment of our business sponsors and vendors. In addition, numerous business volunteers, police, and fire personnel donate their time and effort to organize, prepare, implement, and clean up before, during, and after the event.
We hope the community will patronize and support those who make this event happen. There are 70+ business vendors offering prizes, raffles, giveaways, great food/beverages deals, and a whole lot of fun for families. We look forward to connecting with attendees and thank you for being an awesome community!
Note: Before and after pictures of Janesville Road can be found on the City of Muskego's website.
 

Organized by the Muskego Water Bugs Ski Club and Lake Association with business sponsors providing food, beverage, and activities prior to the fireworks.

Fireworks held at Idle Isle Park on July 3 at dusk and after the ski show. No on-site parking. Parking is available at Park Arthur for a nominal fee and there is free shuttle service to the lake.

Thank you to the City of Muskego, Police & Fire Departments, all business sponsors, and community donations. For more information, visit www.muskegowaterbugs.org.

Organized by the Big Bend Celebrations Committee in July of each year.

Rumble by the River is held in the Village of Big Bend Park near Fox River. Truck and tractor pulls, food, beverage, raffles, and live music. For information on parking, bands, and admission prices, visit www.bigbendpull.com.

Thank you to the City of Muskego, Police & Fire Departments, all business sponsors, and community donations. For more information, visit www.muskegowaterbugs.org.

Muskego's National Night Out is held at the beginning of August in Veteran's Memorial Park. Sponsored by area businesses and organizations, this event includes family activities, food for purchase, live music, raffles, and opportunities to interact with law enforcement and fire/safety personnel. For more information on being a sponsor/vendor, volunteering, or activities, visit the Muskego National Night Out Facebook page or email TerriBoyer123@gmail.com.

Village of Big Bend National Night is held at the beginning of August in the Village Park near the Fox River. Sponsored by area businesses and organizations, this event includes family activities, food, raffles, and opportunities to interact with law enforcement and fire/safety personnel. For more information on being a sponsor/vendor, volunteering, or activities, contact the Village of Big Bend Police Department.

Muskego Chamber organizes the annual State of the City Breakfast each February.

Business and community members are encouraged to attend the event, at Muskego City Hall. The mayor of Muskego gives an annual update and the Chamber invites a guest speaker to address current business and economic related information. Registration information for this event is available beginning January 1 of each year.

Muskego Chamber members offer the following deals, discounts, and specials during Small Business Season™. These are promoted from November 1-December 31 each year.

Chamber members may submit their specials for these promotions to executivedirector@muskego.org.

 

Muskego Chamber of Commerce organizes its Annual Awards Gala in March.

View pictures from the 2023 Gala.

Congratulations to our Business Award Recipients!

  • In Recognition of our 2022 Board President presented to Joseph Kreuser of CAM Tech, Inc.
  • Student Scholarship Recipients Hannah Koeferl (4-Year College Scholarship) and Noah Snider (Apprenticeship Scholarship.
  • Board Member of the Year presented to Pastor Nathan Strobel of St. Paul's Church & School.
  • Ambassador of the Year presented to Josh Overlee of The Overlee Group Insurance Agency.
  • Volunteer of the Year Award presented to Jim Burke of Schooley Mitchell.
  • Business of the Year Award: The Lodge Muskego!
  • Shout out to our 2023 Business of the Year Nominees.
    • All Occasions Catering & Bubb's BBQ
    • Brew City Accounting & Tax
    • Frozen Frog Ice Cream
    • St. Paul's Church & School
    • North Shore Bank

Business and community members are invited for an evening of fine dining, business awards,  and student scholarship awards. Held at Muskego Lakes Country Club, this event includes fabulous food, a wine pull, raffles, silent auction, and entertainment.

Gala sponsorship opportunities and registration open in January each year. Those unable to attend may participate in the silent auction via online opportunity.

Muskego Lions Club organizes the annual Easter Egg Hunt the Saturday before Easter.

Held in Muskego's Veteran's Memorial Park at noon, families can enjoy an Easter egg hunt and visit with the Easter bunny. For more information, visit the Muskego Lions Club website.

Town of Norway offers lunch with the Easter Bunny prior to Easter weekend. For more information, visit Town of Norway's website or Facebook page.

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