Sun Prairie will celebrate Groundhog Day this Sunday, Feb. 2 in downtown’s Cannery Square.
It is the 66th annual Groundhog Day event. The celebration begins when Jimmy the Groundhog arrives with his traditional fire truck escort just before 7 a.m. and the official Groundhog Day prognostication will take place at sunrise, approximately 7:12 a.m.
As legend has it, the mayor of Sun Prairie, the only human with knowledge of "groundhogese," will speak with Jimmy and learn of his prediction of six more weeks of winter, or an early spring.
The celebration will continue after Jimmy makes his prediction
Market Street Diner, located just off Cannery Square at 110 Market St., hosts an annual Groundhog Day buffet.
Children’s activities will be provided by the Sun Prairie Parks and Recreation Department in the community room at the Sun Prairie Municipal Building, 300 E. Main just after the prognostication through 10 a.m. on Sunday.