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Vote for the Top Three Scarecrows At Scarecrow Fest 2020

Scarecrow Fest is finally upon us here in Delavan.  Starting Monday, September 14th, the Scarecrows on Parade will be on display and ready to welcome visitors and guests to the festivities of Scarecrow Fest in Downtown Delavan.   

During the entire month of September, scarecrows built by local businesses and organizations will adorn the streets of the downtown area. All scarecrows will be numbered and ballots will be printed for the public to vote for their favorites to decide the winning scarecrow. Vote for your top three favorite scarecrows by downloading the PDF Ballot below and filling in your top three Scarecrows.

Check out the Scarecrows and cast your vote today!

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Autumn Adventures in Delavan

Fall is in the air, here in Delavan! Put on your coziest cardigan, pull out your planner, and sip on your favorite fall drink, its time to plan your Autumn activities. 

The Fall season is a perfect time for families to explore all kinds of different things to do across the Delavan area. From traditional apple orchards to pumpkin-themed paint and sips to virtual programming, Delavan is full of fun and family-friendly ways to enjoy the season.

Scarecrow Fest

Saturday, September 19, is Scarecrow Fest in Downtown Delavan! Scarecrow Fest is a community-wide, family-oriented event featuring scarecrows on parade and free activities throughout historic Downtown Delavan! With free pumpkins, classic car show, Walldog Mural tours, food trucks, DIY scarecrow kits, sidewalk sales, market vendors, live music, and so much more, there’s something for everyone! Usher in Autumn in Delavan Saturday, September 19th, 10 am-4 pm.  See you at Scarecrow Fest!

Apple Picking at the Orchard

Nothing says fall fun like a day at the Apple Barn Orchard and Winery! Go on an apple picking adventure throughout the orchards and pick from over 13 different varieties of crisp apples. The U-pick season kicks off September 19th! Stop in the Country Store and sample seasonal delights including apple cider doughnuts, caramel apples, Wisconsin cheeses, and homemade jellies and jams.  Grown-ups can sample a variety of house wines and ciders sourced from fruits grown on-site and take home a bottle of their favorite. Check out their calendar of events so you don’t miss out on the annual Apple Fest, September 26th & 27th, or Pumpkin Patch, October 2nd!

Pumpkin Paint and Sip

Grab some friends and get creative at Paint and Sip at Scoop’s on County Road O on Thursday, September 10th! Paint a  ‘Pumpkin Trio’ no experience needed. For just  $35 per person, you’ll receive all your supplies including the 12×24″ canvas, paints, brushes, and of course a drink! Reservations are required for this event so call (262) 728-3200 to reserve your spot.

Oktoberfest

The town of Delavan will roll out the barrel and celebrate Oktoberfest Saturday, October 24th in Community Park. Join in on the German-inspired fun at the Bier Tent while enjoying Brats, Bavarian Pretzels, and other traditional eats.  Polka your heart out to the beats of the Steve Miesner Band. Oktoberfest kicks off at noon at Community Park.  Prost!

Autumn with the Aram Public Library

If staying in is more your style, be sure to check out Aram Public Library’s Fall virtual programming! Gather the kiddos for Not-So-Scary-Stories, Creepy Crafties, and seasonally inspired Cusine for Kiddos.  Adults can tune in to the Virtual Beer Tasting featuring Duesterbeck Brewing Company Brews on October 21st..  Hear from Ben Johnson, from the comfort of your own home, clue you in to the brewing process and history of craft beer.  To taste along at home, you can pick up a set of beers at the library a week before the event.

Fall Color Tour

Enjoying the changing leaves in Delavan can be blink-and-you’ll-miss-them quick. With only a narrow window of time to enjoy them, it’s time to plan for a Fall Color Tour throughout the Delavan Parks System. Stroll through Ora Rice Arboretum or meander the paths of Congdon Gardens while enjoying the brilliant colors of the foliage.

You can find a complete listing of Fall Activities by visiting VisitDelavan.com.  Find your adventure, in Delavan.  

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Scarecrow Fest Returns to Downtown Delavan Saturday September 19th

Mark your calendars, the annual Delavan Scarecrow Fest is almost here! Join in on the festive fun Saturday, September 19th for a full day of fall activities for the whole family throughout historic Downtown Delavan! 

Scarecrow Fest is a community-wide, family-oriented event featuring scarecrows on parade and free activities throughout historic Downtown Delavan! With free pumpkins, classic car show, Walldog Mural tours, food trucks, DIY scarecrow kits, sidewalk sales, market vendors, live music, and so much more, there’s something for everyone!

Scarecrow Walk

A Scarecrow Fest tradition lives on. Stroll the bricks streets and meet the Scarecrows built and decorated by local businesses and organizations.  From kooky, to classic, to farm style favorites, the Scarecrow Walk is the highlight of the festival you will not want to miss.

Family Activities

This event truly has something for everyone! Pick up DIY Scarecrow Kits in front of Pet Pals between 11am and 2pm to take home. Shop sidewalk sales at your favorite Delavan retailers, and browse the vendors along the streets.  At 1:00 and 2:30, kiddos can pick a free pumpkin from the pumpkin patch.  Take a family photo with an old fashioned pickup truck at the Aram Public Library, perfect for this year’s Christmas card! While you’re strolling down Walworth Avenue, admire the cars displayed at the Classic Car Show.

Chow Down

With all the activities, your stomach will definitely be grumbling. Eat your way through Scarecrow Fest by visiting the many food trucks and vendors for a savory snack or a sweet treat. Enjoy offerings from the Barbecue Shack, Mr. P’s, Someplace Else, Sweet Tooth IceCream, and the Donut Truck. Utiger’s Jewelry, the Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, Delavan Lions Club, and La Monarcha will also be selling burgers, brats, hotdogs, corn, baked potatoes, chili, and other refreshments! Can you say yum?

Live Entertainment

No Downtown Delavan event could be complete without some live entertainment! Alice In Dairyland will kick off the day with opening remarks followed by performances by Johnny B at 11:00 am and the Sawdust Symphony Band at 2:00 pm.  The Milwaukee Tool Shed Band will round out the festival with a free concert in the park at 7:00 pm at the Phoenix Park Bandshell.  

Walldog Mural Tours

While you’re exploring Downtown Delavan, take part in the Walldogs Mural Tours and Scavenger Hunts! Take things at your own pace with a self-guided tour or join in on the Narrated Tours at 11:30 am or 2:30 pm with Mayor Ryan Schroder for an extra fee. Test your knowledge with an I-Spy style Scavenger Hunt for Kids and Adults while you admire the beautiful murals.  Those who submit completed scavenger hunts will be entered to win a Walldogs t-shirt or Walworth County BOGO Card! 

Come on down and usher in fall with the 2020 Scarecrow Fest in historic Downtown Delavan.  Scarecrow Fest begins at 10:00 am and runs until 4:00 pm with free admission and free parking. See you at Scarecrow Fest 2020! 

For more information and a complete listing of events check out our website at www.VisitDelavan.com!

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Labor Day Weekend in Delavan

Labor Day marks the end of summer, but it doesn’t have to mean the end of fun! This three-day weekend gives us one last chance to celebrate before school really kicks into gear. We have some fun family ideas that you can do all around Delavan that will make this long weekend a memorable one! Check them out below:

Don’t forget to check out our lodging accommodations so you can stay and play all weekend long. For a complete and updated listing of September Events, check out our Calendar on www.VisitDelavan.com.

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Fair Foods and Wineries Too!

The summer carnivals and County Fair may have been cancelled this year, but you can still indulge in your favorite treats and eats here in Delavan!  This weekend, August 14th through 15th, you can savor the sweets and fried treats you know and love at Staller Estate Winery. Step right up for some yummy fun! 

The crew at Staller Estate Winery have teamed up with the creative brains behind The Little Lamb Food Truck by the Black Sheep to present an evening of fair foods in the vineyards. Devour delicacies such as Cream Puffs, BBQ Pork Cones, Gyros, Fresh Dipped Corn Dogs, Jumbo Smoked & Grilled Turkey Legs, Chili Cheese Hot Dogs, Grilled Corn dipped in Butter, BBQ Pork Sandwiches, Tempura Fried Veggies, Grilled Corn Elotes, Mac & Cheese, Chili Dogs and much much more all created fresh by Chef Tyler! 

Dine in the spacious outdoor seating area–or even within the vines themselves–Friday August 14th from 4pm to 8pm or Saturday August 15th  Noon to 8pm. No tickets or reservations required. Don’t forget to pair your meal with a refreshing wine slushie or glass of your favorite Staller Estate blend.

Be sure to share your fixins with us as Visit Delavan on our Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram by tagging us at @VisitDelavn. For more weekend events, check out our Calendar at www.VisitDelavan.com.

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Outdoor Seating and Eating In Delavan

Patio dining is back in action in Delavan. Enjoy a sunny, socially-distant meal outdoors at one of the city’s favorite patios. We recommend checking in with the restaurant for any updated safety measures in place.

Boxed and Burlap – Menu

Boxed and Burlap is a business that enjoys visionary spaces both inside and out.  They’re known for providing the community with bespoke handcrafted coffee, unique environments, and a coffee corner curated with high quality decor, accessory pieces and house plants for sale.  It’ll be your new favorite coffee shop (and the perfect place for your next insta!

Hours: 

Monday-Friday 6am-6pm

Saturday 7am-6pm

Sunday 8am-3pm

Lookout Bar and Eatery – Menu

Accessible by land or lake, The Lookout Bar & Eatery is your dockside destination for cold brews and good eats. You will be smooth sailing while you relax with your favorite cocktail or Wisconsin beloved brew, Spotted Cow. Our menu features a vibrant combination of traditional pub food featuring our very own true to Wisconsin fried cheese curds as well as Chef’s own style Buffalo wings. 

Hours: Daily 8am-10pm

Culver’s – Menu

Everyone’s favorite, Culver’s, is serving up frozen custard & signature burgers made with Midwest beef & dairy in the dining room or on the patio.

Hours: Daily 10am-10pm

Elizabeth’s Cafe – Menu

New this season is Elizabeth’s outdoor seating! Enjoy your favorites breakfast, lunch, or dinner! You cannot go wrong with this Delavan favorite. 

Hours: Daily 6am-9pm

Inn Between Bar and Grill

Settled by the water’s edge right off of N. Shore Drive in Delavan Lake, the Inn Between Bar & Grill boasts the best view on the lake. With a full-service bar and kitchen, The Inn Between is ready to help you relax enjoy the lake.

Menu Subject to Availability 

Hours: Daily 11am-2am

Jonathan’s on Brick Street – Menu

Jonathan’s is a casual fine dining restaurant featuring a diverse selection of fresh fish, seafood, hand cut steaks, and appetizers. We have a large small plate selection and also many diverse entrée selections to suit the most discriminating palate. If you like wine, you have come to the right place. You will be able to experience wines from all areas of the west coast, as well as international varieties…all at much more reasonable prices than you can get anywhere else. With current guidelines, Jonathan’s will only be accepting reservations at this time.

Hours:

Monday-Thursday 4pm – 9pm

Friday-Saturday 4pm – 10pm

Sunday 4pm – 9pm

Lopez’s Anchor Inn – Menu

This Delavan staple has been owned and operated by the Lopez family for thirty years. It offers made to order American favorites, homemade Mexican food, and outstanding ice cream treats.  You can walk up, call in, drive-thru, or get delivery.

Hours: Daily 11am-8pm

Los Agaves – Menu

Los Agaves Restaurant in Delavan, WI offers a wide range of authentic Mexican cuisine that will make your mouth water. We guarantee quality dishes and services at affordable prices. Our professional and friendly staff is always around to give you top-notch service. Come try our delicious ice cream and fruit.

Hours:

Sunday-Thursday 9am-11pm

Friday-Saturday 9am-12am

Panera Bread – Menu

Counter-serve bakery/cafe chain serving sandwiches, salads & more, known for its bread & free WiFi.

Hours: Daily 6am-9pm

Postscript Pub – Menu

Located across the street from Delbrook Golf Club in Delavan, you can have it all. Full bar includes Miller, Bud, New Glarus and kitchen. Opens at 11 a.m. except Mondays.

Hours: 

Monday 11am-8pm

Tuesday-Friday 11am-10pm

Saturday 11am-11pm

Sunday 8am-10pm

Riga Tony’s Delicatezzi Italiano – Menu

Riga-Tony’s Delicatezzi has been serving traditional Italian foods in Delavan since August of 2002. At Riga-Tony’s, guests can purchase fresh and packaged imported Italian products, such as homemade raviolis, Italian pastas, canned goods, and imported cheeses.  You can also find other uniquely Italian products such as homemade sausage, homemade Italian beef, homemade pizzas, and prime dry aged steaks. Riga-Tony’s also includes a deli-style counter where you can sit and eat or take a meal to go. Stop in for a truly Italian experience. 
Hours: 

Wednesday-Friday 10am-6pm

Saturday 9am-6pm

Sunday 9am-2pm

Rosewood – Menu

Rosewood begins their 3rd season of SUNSET ON THE PATIO committed to securing exceptional musicians in an intimate setting, providing for a quality listening experience every Sunday evening from 5:00pm to 9:00pm – rain or shine – with comfortable seating on the 4,000 square foot patio, cabana bar and fire pits. Casual grilled food and beverages are available at reasonable prices.

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Hours: Sunday 5pm-9pm

South Shore Bar and Grill – Menu

Off the beaten path a little bit, but so worth the short drive! Great food – best thin crust pizza around, friendly atmosphere, delightful drink menu and live entertainment. Round ’em up and come on over!

Hours: 

Monday-Friday 11am-2:30am

Saturday 9am-2:30am

Sunday 8am-2am

The Village Supper Club Menu

The Village Supper Club, Delavan Lake’s only restaurant, invites you to join them for a taste of American and Italian cuisine. All menu items are made from scratch and are prepared using the freshest ingredients to offer you the best flavors of Southeastern Wisconsin. 

Hours: 

Tuesday-Thursday 3pm-9m

Friday-Saturday 3pm-10pm

Sunday 11:30am-9pm

Waterfront Pub & Eatery – Menu

The Waterfront Pub & Eatery is an amazing pub and eatery overlooking beautiful Delavan Lake. The original Waterfront officially opened for business on the 13th of September, 1981 with 13 bar stools, red shag carpeting and shuttered windows. On July 23, 2007, the Waterfront was reborn with the current building. They have built on the legacy of the original by adding even more room to party, a convenient drive-thru for food, wine and beer, and best of all, a menu of evolved comfort food. Enjoy a mojito and raise a glass to the Harley perched high above the bar.

Hours:

Monday-Saturday 11am-12am

Sunday 11am-8pm

Watershed Saloon – Menu

Described as not your normal stop – bikes from the ceiling, open-air type bar so that no matter where you sit, it’s a good seat, and food quantities you won’t believe. Delicious daily food specials, live music, and special events. Fabulous Fish Fry, offering the option to have both fried and broiled (AYCE, too) if you can’t choose! This is a no brainer to come here.

Hours: 

Monday-Friday 3pm-2am

Saturday 11am-2:30am

Sunday: 11am-2am

Enjoy your meal here in Delavan. For a complete list of restaurants in town, please visit /www.VisitDelavan.com.

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Date Night in Delavan: Summer Edition

Want to shake things up for your next Date Night? Or treat yourselves to a romantic night away from the kids?  Look no further! Go beyond the cliche dinner and a movie Date Night with these unique ideas all found right here in Delavan.  

Delavan Lake Tours

Step aboard Lake Lawn Resort’s all new  76-foot two-level cruise boat and embark on a tour of Delavan Lake.  See Frank Lloyd Wright homes and other historical landmarks while enjoying the fresh air and panoramic views.  For a more romantic evening, book the Sunset Tour which includes wine, beer, and a spectacular view of the setting sun over the lake.  Book your tour today!

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Sunsets on the Patio

Back for a third season, Sunsets on the Patio at Rosewood are the perfect scenery for a lowkey date night.  Enjoy the 4,000 square foot patio, cabana bar, fire pits, and live entertainment every Sunday evening starting at 5 pm.  Enjoy grilled to perfection burgers, brats, and more from the chefs at Fire2Fork while you sit back and relax.  Tickets can be purchased in advance at www.RosewoodWI.com or at the door for $10.  See you on the patio! 

Concerts in Phoenix Park

No Delavan summer is complete without a Date Night at a Concert in the Park.  Come on our for live music, food trucks, and a great time every week at the Phoenix Park Bandshell.  Throughout the summer you can catch amazing acts featuring classic rock, electric string quartets, bluegrass, tejano, and many many more! Check the schedule and plan your outing with your sweetie!

Wine Tastings at Apple Barn Orchard & Winery

For a more romantic evening with your sweetheart, consider a wine tasting at Apple Barn Orchard & Winery. Unlike other local wineries, Apple Barn specializes in fruit wines from non-grape fruits fermented in small batches to ensure their richness and quality. The winery offers delicious fruit wines such as Honey Crisp Apple Harvest, Hardy Pear and Strawberry Jewel. Colorful variations include Raspberry Heritage, Summer Peach, Big Buck Blueberry and Country Rhubarb.  Sip and sample wines in the outdoor tasting area and enjoy the romance.

Paddle Boarding

Check something off your bucket list for your next Date Night with stand up paddle boarding at Lake Lawn Resort.  Whether you’re a novice or a pro, paddle boarding is a fun adventurous date and a great time spent out on the water. Laughs are bound to be had on a date as unique as this one. This experience naturally creates one that will be full of smiles and laughter.  Rentals start at $25.  This date is sure to be a splash!

A Recipe for Romance

Cook up some romance in the kitchen your next date night.  Start by shopping at the Delavan Fresh Market for fresh veggies, fruits, and flowers (to set the mood of course!).  With your ingredients, take the time and learn a new recipe together.   It might even become your new summer date night tradition. Bon Apetit!

A Stroll Through the Garden

A night out with your partner doesn’t have to be extravagant or fancy.  A unique and free activity perfect for your next Date Night can be as simple as a walk through the park! An evening stroll through the greenery at Congdon Gardens, or a stop to smell the flowers at Ora Rice Arboretum can be just as romantic as an indulgent dinner.  This is the perfect opportunity to slow down, take a deep breath, and reconnect with each other.  Check out our list of parks and trails throughout Delavan waiting for you to explore. 

et us know where your next date night will be in the comments below.  As always, for more ideas and information visit www.VisitDelavan.com.  Once you take your first peek, you’ll be ready to plan your next Date Night in Delavan. 

Cheers to International Beer Day

Friday August 7th is International Beer Day! International Beer Day is a global celebration of beer, taking place in pubs, breweries, and backyards all over the world. It’s a day for beer lovers everywhere to raise a toast to our brewers and bartenders and rejoice in the greatness of beer!

Celebrate with us all across Delavan at these bars and restaurants by grabbing a cold one with your closest friends and family.

Arcadia Bar and Grill

Address: 215 E Walworth Ave.
Whats on Tap: Your favorite domestic and imported beers and a full bar. Specialty shots and mixed drinks.
Reason to Go: A menu filled with standout bar food and two dozen beer options to wash it down.

Cattails Bar

Address: 2517 N Shore Dr
Whats on Tap: A slew of domestic and imported beers for every pallet. A full bar, seltzers, coolers, and loaded bloody marys to boot!
Reason to Go: FREE Xtreme Bar Bingo Wednesdays coincide with International beer Day! Win a free tv and celebrate International Beer Day? We’re in!

Chili’s

Address: 2003 E Geneva St.
Whats on Tap: With over 10 taps with local craft brews and a huge selection of bottled favorites.
Reason to Go: Tex-mex, baby back ribs, 2 for $25? Who doesn’t love Chili’s?

Delavan Lake Store Lounge

Address: 2001 N Shore Dr
On Tap: Classic Wisconsin brews including Miller products, Lienenkugel, and everyone’s favorite New Glarus.
Reason to Go: Nightly specials, live music, and ice cream! Need we say more?

Duck Inn Supper Club

Address: N6214 Delavan, Hwy 89
Whats on Tap: Wisconsin specialties, Domestic, and Premium Imports.
Reason To Go: Duck Inn” for a cocktail and dinner. Sit at the bar and enjoy an Old Fashioned, or ice cold beer.
For Dinner, sit in one of three dining rooms and enjoy many duck entrées, steak, or seafood dishes.

Frontier Restaurant at Lake Lawn Resort

Address: 4000 E Geneva St.
Whats on Tap: Bottled Domestic, Imports, and Craft Brews ranging from Fantasy Factory, Lakefront Brewery, and New Glarus.
Reason to Go: The Frontier Restaurant at Lake Lawn Resort has some of the best lake views in the Lake Geneva area. Marvel at the unforgettable views of Delavan Lake while dining. The Frontier boasts a specialized menu featuring familiar comfort foods with a sophisticated culinary twist.

Greenie’s Clubhouse

Address: 700 S 2nd St
Whats on Tap: Bottled Domestics including MGD, Pabst, Miller High Life, Coors Light, and Old Style.
Reason to Go: After hitting the greens at Delbrook, cool off with a cold one and a bite to eat.

Hernandez Mexican Restaurant

Address: 212 South 7th St
On Tap: The largest selection of Mexican Imports and Latin American brews.
Reason To Go: Hernandez El Sarape has been one of Delavan’s most popular restaurants, with a reputation for authentic Mexican cuisine. Established in 1958, the Hernandez family has proudly served the neighborhood for over 60 years!

Inn Between Bar and Grill

Address: 1522 Beckman Drive
Whats on Tap: Domestic and Imported on Tap, Select Craft Brews, and Bottled Domestics.
Reason to Go: Settled by the water’s edge right off of N. Shore Drive in Delavan Lake, the Inn Between Bar & Grill boasts the best view on the lake. With a full-service bar and kitchen, The Inn Between is ready to help you relax enjoy the lake life.

Kimberly’s Place

Address: 306 E Walworth Ave
Whats on Tap: Bottled and Tapped Domestic and Imported Beers, Full Bar, Coolers, and Seltzers.
Reason to Go: Kimberly’s Place is a local favorite! Located right in the heart of Downtown, its where the locals come to catch the big game and unwind.

La Monarca

Address: 239 E. Walworth Ave.
Whats on Tap: Bottled Imports including Tecate, Modelo, and Pacifico.
Reason to Go: A charming setting that will almost take you to Mexico! Just imagine…a sizzling hot plate of fajitas, beef enchiladas so tender they will melt in your mouth.

Lookout Bar & Eatery

Address: 2400 E. Geneva St
Whats on Tap: Bottled Domestic, Imports, and Craft Brews ranging from Fantasy Factory, Lakefront Brewery, and New Glarus.
Reason to Go: Accessible by land or lake, The Lookout Bar & Eatery is your dockside destination for cold brews and good eats. You will be smooth sailing while you relax with your favorite cocktail or Wisconsin beloved brew, Spotted Cow.

Los Agaves

Address: 401 E Walworth Ave
Whats on Tap: Micheladas, Domestics, and Imported Beers. Corona buckets and Corona-Margaritas too!
Reason to Go: Los Agaves Restaurant in Delavan, WI offers a wide range of authentic Mexican cuisine that will make your mouth water. We guarantee quality dishes and services at affordable prices.

New Horizons

Address: 214 S. 7th Street
Whats on Tap: The familiar bunch we all know and love.
Reason to Go: Hang out where everyone knows your name.

Pirates Cove

Address: 622 State Road 50
Whats on Tap: Seven straightforward traditional styles.
Reason to Go: A local bar worth stopping at! Friendly people, great drinks, cheap eats, entertainment and just FUN! They have an excellent Friday Fish Fry and the karaoke on Saturday nights is always busy and entertaining.

Postscript Pub

Address: 627 S. 2nd St.
Whats on Tap: With a twenty-two beer selection highlighting your favorite Miller, Budweiser, Leinenkugles, and New Glarus faves.
Reason to Go: Fantastic food, familiar faces, and a friendly atmosphere.

Rosewood

Address: 2484 County Road O South
Whats on Tap: The familiar Domestic and Imported Bunch plus Unique Craft Brews from the Milwaukee Area.
Reason to Go: Sunsets on the Patio on Sunday nights are so relaxing and start your week off on the right foot!

South Shore Bar and Grill

Address: W6763 S. Shore Drive
Whats on Tap: The usual suspects. Enjoy ice cold Domestics, Imports, and Craft IPAs from the Midwest.
Reason to Go: Off the beaten path a little bit, but so worth the short drive! Great food – best thin crust pizza around, friendly atmosphere, delightful drink menu and live entertainment. Round ’em up and come on over!

The Village Supper Club

Address: 1725 South Shore Drive
Whats on Tap: Enjoy the largest selection of beer (and wine) in Delavan at the Village Supper Club.
Reason to Go: The deck overlooking Delavan Lake paired with the finest Fish Fry in town make for the perfect place to celebrate any occasion.

Watershed Saloon

Address: 4009 S. Shore Dr.
Whats on Tap: Domestics, Imports, and Craft choices! At Watershed Saloon, there is always a beer for everyone.
Reason to Go: With bikes hanging from the ceiling, open-air type bar, and food quantities you won’t believe. Delicious daily food specials, live music, and special events. Fabulous Fish Fry, offering the option to have both fried and broiled (AYCE, too) if you can’t choose! This is a no brainer to come here.

The Waterfront Pub and Grill

Address: 408 State Road 50
Whats on Tap: Lagers, Wheats, Shandys, Ales, IPAs, and more! All available in growlers to-go!
Reason to Go: Quirky decor, delish bites, and family meal deals galore.

Drink up and celebrate International Beer Day at your new favorite spot right here in Delavan. Cheers!

Staying Safe This Fourth of July: Tips From the Experts

As Wisconsin has started reopening, many businesses in Delavan have taken great steps to protect their customers and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic.

If you’re visiting our local restaurants and businesses this holiday weekend, help us promote personal and corporate responsibility by embracing safe practices. Our community’s health relies on all of us to make smart choices.

Here are five helpful tips from The Walworth County Department of Health and Human Services to keep your holiday weekend a safe one:

  1. Social Distance: Maintaining 6 feet of physical distance is still the best way to prevent spread of the virus.
  2. Monitor Your Health: Stay home if you have even one symptom, such as fever, cough, fatigue, shortness of breath, headache, sore throat, congestion or runny nose.
  3. Mask Up: Wear cloth face coverings, especially when physical distancing is difficult to maintain.
  4. Call Ahead: If you’re planning to go out, call the restaurant or business and ask about their policies to help customers maintain physical distancing and how they’re monitoring employees’ health and hygiene.

From all of us at Visit Delavan and The Walworth County Department of Health and Human Service!s, have a safe and healthy 4th of July Holiday in Delavan

Your Delavan Summer Bucket-List

Summer is in full swing and there are SO many things on our Summer Bucket-List we can hardly wait to get started!  This year’s bucket list offers more than 30 ideas of things to do this summer for every budget, interest, and age. We’ve even included some fun ideas for date nights as well as for when you get together with the girls. Think you’ve done it all in Delavan, think again! 

  1. Go strawberry picking in the orchards at Apple Barn Orchard and Winery.
  2. Try out your best kick-flips and 180-ollie twists at Andy’s Skate and Bike Park.
  3. Go wild at Animal Gardens! Get up close and personal with over 60 animals and experience incredible shows featuring animals with incredible talents and have even been featured on America’s Got Talent. 
  4. Taco Tuesday on your mind? Celebrate the weekly holiday with Hernandez’ Restaurant downtown! Enjoy fresh guacamole alongside their famous tacos.  Don’t forget the margarita.
  5. Read your heart out during Aram Public Library’s Summer Reading Program.  School may be out, but learning never stops.
  6. Catch a show at The Belfry Music Theater.  With acts inspired by the Beatles, to the Beach Boys, to Broadway Musicals, there is a show everyone can enjoy on the schedule for this summer.  You can even livestream the shows from the comfort of your own home!
  7. Pick up farm fresh strawberries from Blue Clay Berry Farm and turn them into a tasty treat!
  8. Treat yourself to a day at the Calladora Spa at Lake Lawn Resort.  Relax and unwind with a massage, facial, and a pampering pedicure. 
  9. Take a stroll through the gardens at Congdon Gardens. An ever changing display of flowers, shrubs and trees surrounds a serene pond that invites viewing and relaxation. It’s a place where you can observe, learn, enjoy.
  10. Shop the freshest local produce and goodies at the Delavan Fresh Market in Tower Park every Thursday afternoon.  (We cannot get enough of the Good Oak Farmstead Chive and Cheddar loaf).
  11. Climb aboard the Lake Lawn Queen for a grand tour of Delavan Lake. While on board you’ll see 5 Frank Lloyd Wright homes and other historic lakefront properties.
  12. Hit the greens and golf on one of the oldest courses in Wisconsin at Delbrook Golf Club.  Play 9, 18, or 27 holes on a beautiful course right here in Delavan. 
  13. Experience the local art scene by visiting Lubick Gallery.  Find locally made treasures and pieces of fine art from area artists to bring new life into your home. 
  14. Go Fish! On the lake of course, silly! Lake Comus is the perfect place to cast your line for a day of fishing with the family.  Cath largemouth bass, bluegill, and northern pike on this local fishing hotspot.
  15. Sign up for Lake Life Camp! If your kiddos ever wanted to learn how to waterski, wakeboard, or wakesurfing, Lake Life Camp is the perfect place to learn! Kids of all skill levels from complete beginners to experienced surfers can come and master the watersport of their choice. Caution: major fun to be had!
  16. A Take your tastebuds on a trip around the world at Yo Shi Sushi.  Known for their fresh sushi and sashimi, enjoy a light meal of your favorite rolls or try something new! “Itadakimasu” or “lets eat”!
  17. Sip to your heart’s content with a wine tasting at Staller Estate Winery.  With over 14 blends all and produced and aged on site, you’re sure to find you new favorite!
  18. Think you have what it takes to solve the Delavan Walldogs Scavenger Hunt? Download the clues and search high and low to match the 21 murals to their hints and hidden objects.  Submit your completed scavenger hunt to info@visitdelavan.com for a chance to win a prize! Kiddos can play along too with the Kids Walldog Scavenger Hunt where they can win a Walldogs t-shirt!
  19. Re-center and re-focus your energy when you sign up for yoga classes at Yoga Hohm.  With classes for complete beginners or experts working to tighten their technique, find your zen and register for classes today. 
  20. Catch up over coffee with your best girlfriends at Boxed and Burlap.  Boxed and Burlap’s coffee is custom roasted and cannot be found in any other mid-western coffee shop and  offers a full service espresso bar along with a selection of tea and pastry items. (Its also the perfect place to snap your next insta post)
  21. Cool off with a scoop (or three) of your favorite ice cream at Delavan Lake Store! After a day at the beach, there is nothing better than a hand scooped ice cream cone.
  22. Plan a breakfast date at Elizabeth’s Cafe.  Dine al-freso in their new outdoor dining area and savor skillets, piles of pancakes, and egg-cellent creations! Be sure to bring an empty stomach. 
  23. Stay in a historic home! Book a stay at Main Street Manor Bed and Breakfast and stay in one of the grand old homes of Delavan.  The 2012 restoration of the house showcases it’s historic beauty and original grandeur.
  24. Maybe learning how to sail has been on your kiddo’s summer bucket list, then Delavan Sailing School is the place to be! With certified instructors and a variety of programs perfect for newbies and nautical masters alike, Delavan Sailing School will make sure your kid’s summer is nothing but smooth sailing.
  25. Order a Delavan Travel Guide to help plan the perfect day out and about! Where will the day take you? Only you can decide (with the help of your handy dandy travel guide of course).
  26. Use your Delavan Coupon Book! Explore everything Delavan has to offer for less with over thirty offers from local attractions, restaurants, shopping, and much much more! 
  27. Soak up the sun on Lake Delavan. Sometimes, all you need is a relaxing day on the shore.  Lay out on the beaches of Community Park and let the world pass on by.  
  28. Supper Clubs are a staple Wisconsin experience. Savor a homestyle fish fry paired with a strong old fashioned at the historic Duck Inn for the most authentic Delavan dining.
  29. Get transported into the world of your favorite superheroes at Heros Ink Comics.  Or maybe Magic the Gathering is your thing, sign up for a slot at Friday Night Magic where you could win prize packs and so much more.
  30. Catch a Concert in the Park at Phoenix Park Bandshell.  Back for the 2020 season, you can catch a free concert in the park weekly throughout the summer.  Be sure to check the schedule frequently for any changes or cancellations.

For more summer happenings, check out our Events Calendar at VisitDelavan.com!