Cedarburg prides itself as a beautiful destination any time of year, with dozens of cultural venues, museums, shops and seasonal events filling our picturesque historic downtown. Cedarburg was honored as one of the prettiest towns in America by Forbes Magazine, and as one of the midwest’s best holiday shopping towns in Midwest Living. Most recently, Cedarburg was touted as one of the top ten small towns with Christmas spirit by Reader’s Digest.
Our year-round calendar of cultural offerings includes both the visual and performing arts. National and international performing artists, the Singer Songwriter’s Series, the annual Plein Air art competition and juried art shows are just a few of the offerings you’ll find at the Cedarburg Cultural Center, the Cedarburg Performing Arts Center, the Museum of Quilts and Fiber Arts, and the Cedarburg Art Museum.
Seasonal festivals take place year-round and draw tens of thousands of visitors to the City. Cedarburg’s Strawberry Festival and Wine & Harvest Festival have attracted international attention for their fun frolicks; Oktoberfest and Winter Festival draw thousands to the streets of Cedarburg in the cooler months. Four times each year, The Cedarburg Fire Department holds Maxwell Street Days at Fireman’s Park, where hundreds of booths sell an array of collectibles, antiques and crafts.
History abounds in Cedarburg. Our museums and cultural center offer the opportunity to step back in time with thousands of priceless photos and collectibles that preserve our storied history. The Wisconsin Museum of Quilts and Fiber Arts, located just outside the downtown footprint, has garnered national attention with its vast collection and innovative shows in the unique surroundings of a 200-year-old barn.