Discover Your Adventure

Whitewater is nesteled among the southern edge of the Ice Age Trail , the Kettle Moraine State Park – Southern Unit, and more than 20 parks, trails and nature preserves.

Discover Culture

Art galleries, theatre, dance, and live music take center stage at Whitewater’s Cultural Arts Center,

Whitewater Arts Alliance, and Young Auditorium

Discover Fun

From our year-round City Market to the weeklong Fourth of July Festival,

there’s always something happening in Whitewater 

Discover New Flavors

Restaurants, diners, breweries & bakeries –Whitewater has something for every craving 

Discover Warhawk Pride

With nearly 12,000 students, an NCAA Division III athletics program and more than 50 majors to choose from,

UW-Whitewater is a cornerstone of the community  


Featured Itinerary

Plan your Spring Vacation

  • Book a room at Victoria on Main or Hamilton House. After a day of traveling, exploring, and eating, you’ll want a cozy place to rest.
  • Hit the trails. The Blackhawk Segment of the Ice Age Trail and the Rice Lake loop offer glimpses of new growth and beautiful views of Lake Lorraine and Rice Lake.
  • Book tickets to a show at Young Auditorium! Young Auditorium has a number of great shows planned. Make sure to enjoy dinner at a local eatery before the show.
  • Visit The Fuzzy Pig country mall and have a drink at Whiney’s Wine & Craft Beer Haus! Vintage finds and a delicious cocktail? You just can’t go wrong.
  • Catch a drive-in movie at Whitewater Cinemas! Nothing better than indulging in popcorn, candy, and a good movie from the comfort of your warm car on a chilly evening.
  • Pop into The Book Teller to grab a few books to read when you’re cozy in your room or purchase some of the greatest local art and handmade products for yourself or a friend/loved one!
  • Picnic among the Vines. Spoil yourself with a picnic platter and wine at Staller Estate Winery and enjoy on their patio overlooking the vineyard.

Whatever you choose to do for your spring vacation, do it fully and with joy!

People gather at the whitewater farmers market on a sunny summer day

Annual Events

Year Round

Tuesday/Wednesday Ice Age Hikes


Freeze Fest

May – October

Saturdays 8-Noon – Farmers’ Market

Tuesdays 4-7pm – City Market


Thursdays-Park Concerts/Family Fun


Fourth of July Festival


Maxwell Street Days

Thursdays – Savory Sounds


Discover Whitewater half marathon


Spirit Tour

Story Telling Festival

UW-WW Homecoming

November – April

Saturdays 9-Noon – Indoor Market


Small Business Saturday


Parade of Lights

Top 5 Early Spring Hikes

As the weather warms up, the sun lingers later in the day, and we begin to pull ourselves from our cozy couches, make note of these favorite spring hikes to get you out and about. They offer, not only a chance to finally stretch your legs in warmer temps, but the beauty of early spring […]

Welcome to Whitewater

Discover the treasures that Whitewater has to offer!

We invite you to explore our restaurants, parks, shopping, entertainment & lodging.

A couple is snowshoeing on a sunny blue-bird day

Surrounded by lakes, forests, and prairies, Whitewater is the ideal jumping-off point for outdoor adventures.

Down Town Whitewater

Eat locally at a variety of locally owned eateries.

Take a bite out of Whitewater at these dining destinations.

Hamilton House Bed and Breakfast

Rest your head at one of our lodging options. After a fun filled day, they will make your stay warm and friendly.

A woman holds a watermelon and smiles for the camera in front of a farmers market stand

From local crafts, vintage clothing, art and antiques, Whitewater offers unique retail therapy.

Meet community Businesses

Enjoy the Great Outdoors

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