Washington House Inn Blog


Today’s officially the first day of summer, but Cedarburg is already in full swing of summertime activities.  The town has been bustling all week with the Plein Air Painting Competition.  It’s so much fun to stroll around the historic district and peek over the shoulders of artists portraying beautiful Cedarburg.  The artists must complete a painting from real life outside during certain hours.  After the competition, paintings are displayed in the Cultural Center, and then offered for sale.  This is a favorite event for many of us here at the Inn, and we display many past entries in our Gathering Room.

Plein Air Painting Competion

Of course, this weekend is Cedarburg’s biggest event of the summer:  Strawberry Festival! The local berries are ripe and the Cedar Creek Strawberry Blush is ready to pour.  Festival-goers who stroll up and down Washington Avenue will be able to enjoy artisan and merchant shopping, live music, family fun and of course strawberries everywhere!  It looks like the weather is going to cooperate for a glorious festival.


The fun doesn’t end after Strawberry Festival, though.  Coming up we have the Rotary Music Festival, the Fourth of July Hometown Celebration, the Architectural Treasures Tour, and the Ozaukee County Fair.  And there’s lots of ongoing events in Cedarburg during the summer.  Friday mornings bring the Farmer’s Market and Friday nights bring the Sounds of Summer free outdoor concerts.  Summertime is fun time, let’s get out there and enjoy it!