The Oconomowoc area is also home to a number of unique cultural venues. The Oconomowoc Arts Center (OAC) seats 755 people with luxurious comfort and consummate acoustics. The OAC offers a professional series of programming, a film series, the Cabaret dinner / show series, a comedy series and special events.
Special Events & Festivals
The community also hosts special events and festivals throughout the year. A highlight of the year is the annual Oconomowoc Festival of the Arts, one of the nation's best juried art fairs. Held the third weekend in August for more than 30 years, the event features music on three stages, food booths, children's art activities, and artwork by local and nationally-known artists.
The civic groups sponsor a number of events throughout the year, including street dances in August, a farmer's market every Saturday from May through October, and Gallery Night events in May and October. On Thursday evenings throughout the summer, the Badgerland Water Ski Show Team presents free shows on Fowler Lake. Free Moonlit Movies concerts are held throughout the summer in the community bandshell. Oconomowoc's annual parades for Memorial Day, Veterans Day, Independence Day, Homecoming, Halloween, and Christmas celebrate the community throughout the year.
Whenever you're in the Oconomowoc area, there's always something to do.