Parade participants wave to the crowd during the Syttende Mai Folk Festival.


Nestled in a bend of the Yahara River, Stoughton celebrates its roots with four historic districts including a historic Main Street. A highlight of this stroll back in time is a tour of the Stoughton Opera House, the city’s 100-year-old restored Victorian theatre. The downtown reflects the community’s Norwegian heritage with gift and specialty shops, antiques, and art galleries. This rich heritage comes to life each May with the community’s annual Norwegian Syttende Mai celebration. Just north of the city, Lake Kegonsa offers 3,800 acres of boating, swimming and fishing fun. Lake Kegonsa State Park is a popular choice; its 80 campsites, 6 miles of trails, boat launch and beach are a great way to beat the summer heat. In the winter the trails are open for cross-country skiing as well.

Explore Stoughton

Cambridge Christmas 12/02/2022 - 12/04/2022 Cambridge - 11.75 miles away
Fair Trade Holiday Festival 12/03/2022 Madison - 13.18 miles away
Fool House - The Ultimate 90's Dance Party 12/02/2022 Madison - 13.8 miles away
Winter Farmers Market 11/05/2022 Janesville - 18.3 miles away
Janesville's Jolly Jingle 12/02/2022 - 12/04/2022 Janesville - 19.35 miles away
Elf The Musical 12/02/2022 - 12/04/2022 Janesville - 19.69 miles away
New Glarus Christkindli Market 12/02/2022 - 12/04/2022 New Glarus - 22.31 miles away
Fire & Ice Festival 12/02/2022 - 12/03/2022 Brodhead - 22.39 miles away

Average Weather

From soaking up the summer sun to hitting the trails after a fresh snowfall, Wisconsin has no shortage of activities for every season. Here's an idea of what the weather in this area is like to help get your planning started!


High 80° F
Low 61° F


High 29° F
Low 13° F


High 58° F
Low 39° F


High 56° F
Low 35° F
Visitor Information at 532 E. Main St. - The Old Train Depot

Stoughton Chamber of Commerce