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Arts + Entertainment

Jefferson’s entertainment calendar is filled throughout the year with everything from blockbusters, big bands, the blues and classical offerings to children’s theater.

Council for the Performing Arts

The Council for the Performing Arts, founded in 1977, is dedicated to and hosts professional and amateur acts for community enrichment and entertainment.  Performances are scheduled at the Performing Arts Center, which is located in Jefferson High School. The center includes a 1,000 seat auditorium making this facility one of southeastern Wisconsin’s largest community theaters.

Area residents have enjoyed great performances from the Glenn Miller Orchestra, the Madison Symphony, Missoula Children's Theater and the Dutton Family.

Highway 18 Outdoor Theater

Have your kids ever wanted to go to a Drive In Theater, but you didn’t know if one still existed, or was even close to you in Wisconsin? Well there is- right here in Jefferson, Wisconsin!

For a taste of nostalgia, visit the Highway 18 Outdoor Theater, one of the few remaining outdoor theaters in the country.

Open late April through September (days of the week vary, please check their website for current information), the Highway 18 Theater makes sure to play current movies for all ages to optimize the family experience.

Jefferson Plein Air (Annual Event)

Watch artists as they capture the beauty and character of the Jefferson Area on canvas! The Arts Alliance of Greater Jefferson is sponsoring their 4th annual outdoor painting event and competition. Observe up to 30 artists as they capture historic buildings and churches, the beautiful Rock and Crawfish rivers, landscapes and other points of interest throughout Jefferson.

Paintings are typically offered for sale after awards are presented. Find updates on our events page when it comes to the next Plein Air event.

Center for the Performing Arts in Jefferson, Wisconsin
Highway 18 Outdoor Theatre Sign
Plein Air Jefferson, Wisconsin
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