Memorial Day Remembrances and more in Delavan

Yes, it’s going actually going to be summer! The grass and trees are finally green, the farm fields are planted and the weather is getting progressively and consistently warmer. Patience in waiting it out is being rewarded! Memorial Day weekend is a time of both remembrance and the unofficial start to summer, with activities encompassing both.

Memorial DayPeople have come together to honor and remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country since the earliest ceremonies following the Civil War. As it was done then with the laying of wreaths and placing of flags, so it is still done today on this national day of remembrance. Another tradition is a Memorial Day parade, so as Washington, D.C., and Chicago for example, hold a Memorial Day Parade, so does Delavan. It will be on Monday, May 28, and begins at Main St. and Walworth Ave., in the Downtown, at 9 am. The parade goes to Spring Grove Cemetery for a ceremony that includes a rifle salute and taps.

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The unofficial kick-off to summer has a wide variety of activities to go along wit this weekend. Start the weekend at N.E.W. Dueling Piano Guys on Friday, May 25, at 8 pm. It’s a fun night of music ranging from Billy Joel to Britney Spears to Bruno Mars and whatever you can think of to challenge them to play! The Piano Guys are the perfect combo of concert, comedy and creativity that will have you tapping your toe, laughing out loud and singing along! If you can’t make it Friday, they play Saturday as well, same time.

Skewer Bloody MarySaturday, May 26, at Delavan Lake Resort, from 2 – 4 pm, will help kick-off summer with Sangria and Saxophones. Hang out on the ‘patio’, sipping the first specialty sangria of the summer, Pineapple Moscato Summer, and listen to the cool sounds of live saxophone music. Other specials include $2 Affogatos (that’s a shot of espresso over a scoop of ice cream), $2 Rootbeer floats, and a free Delavan Lake souvenir with any apparel purchase. Sunday, May 27, from 9 am – 2 pm, start the day off with a Bloody Mary at the Build-Your-Own Skewer Bar! Bring out your inner bartender by putting together your own skewer from the variety of fun ingredients that will be provided.

Congdon Garden 2Memorial Day weekend is typically when the bulk of the outdoor beautification happens, with hanging baskets, flowers, gardens, etc. are being thought of. Congdon Garden‘s will those their annual garden sale, this year titled ‘Through the Garden Gate’, on Saturday, May 25, from 9 am – 3 pm. Come browse the garden art and unique shrubs & trees for sale, as well as books, food, and various garden vendors attending. Get ideas from the variety of different areas at the Gardens to then do at your own home.

Rosewood also brings you a Bloody Mary and a Mimosa with their unlimited Bloody Mary & Mimosa Bar as part of their Memorial Day Sunday Brunch, held on Sunday, May 27. Seatings are at 11:30 am and 1 pm, offering up a unique, farm-to-table brunch with a chef-attended pasta station, omelets made-to-order, carving station, displayed hot & cold buffets, all finished off with their delectable sweets table.

Sunset on the Patio.pngRosewood also begins this weekend their ‘Sunset on the Patio‘ event. Imagine Sunday afternoons from 5 – 10 pm, gathering with friends on a rustic and elegant patio with wine, beer and the summer beverages of your choice. Add grilled vegetable and meat kabobs, multiple fire pits, live music, dancing and special entertainment features, all as the sun sets over the beautiful Wisconsin country side. This is so the place to be with the expansive 4,000 square foot patio, cabana bar, raised gardens with flowers and herbs, a wood bonfire pit as well as gas fire pits, and comfy Adirondack chairs you’ll want to try and sneak home for your own deck or patio!

Lake Lawn - Memorial DayFor a lake view on Sunday, May 27, find your way to Lake Lawn Resort and the Lakeside Lawn Party & Sizzling Pig Roast Buffet, 4:30 – 7 pm. Live music by Triple D will also be happening so your ears as well as your taste buds will be happy! The menu will leave you both satiated and wanting for more as you won’t be able to stop eating – it’s so good! Enjoy pulled whole rotisserie roasted pork sandwiches with smoked apple bourbon barbecue sauce, KC style cracked black pepper barbecue chicken, or Wisconsin grilled bratwurst burgers and this comes with all the summer buffet fixings of greens, pasta, potato, and fruit salads, brisket baked beans, jalapeno cheddar chive corn bread muffins with honey butter, and then there’s the desserts of make-your-own spring berry shortcake and chocolate peanut buttercream cupcakes. Oh my goodness…!

No matter how you choose to spend Memorial Day weekend in Delavan, there’s something to do, and so much in fact, you’ll just have to come back! To help plan that return trip, go to





Celebrate Mom!

Kid: Mom! I need to take a treat to school for the entire class.
Mom: When do you need this treat?
Kid: Today! And it needs to be gluten-free, no nuts, no dairy,
and one kid is allergic to strawberries, so no strawberries.

Anyone been there with that scenario? How about your kid needing money that very day for some registration deadline or another, it has to be cash as checks aren’t accepted, and you’re certainly not handing over your debit/credit card to your kid to take to school, and you’ve got no cash on you? I know you know what I’m talking about.

Mother's Day 2018
Well, it’s Mother’s Day this weekend, Sunday, May 13, and now’s the time to get some appreciation shown for those and other scenarios we as moms have lived through. Here’s some ideas happening in Delavan to make Mom’s day stand out.

Tree climbing - House in the WoodSo this first idea might be a little unorthodox, but it’ll certainly be memorable. Take Mom tree climbing! It’s a great way to get out in nature, get a little exercise and have some definite fun. House In The Wood, offers tree climbing from 12 – 2 pm on Sunday, May 13. After a how-to and safety tutorial, tree climbers use ropes and harnesses to climb in to the towering trees. Once there, you can sit or stand on the branches, swing or hang upside down! I personally loved tree climbing as a kid and would be game to give it a go around again.

Dancing HorsesThinking maybe something a little closer to the ground might be better for Mom? Then head over to Dancing Horses Theatre! The current show, “The Power of a Dream”, has been crafted to evoke memories that many of us have from our childhood. What better timing than doing this with Mom? The show features an array of horse breeds, performing alongside their trainers in beautiful equestrian artistry. It’s an absolute must-see, horse lover or not. The performance is Sunday, May 13, at 1 pm. Come early to see the Exotic Bird Show at 11 am or stay later and see it at 3 pm.

Rosewood_Legends and Love Songs

If Mom is a music lover, then show her some lovin’ at Rosewood with their Mother’s Day Brunch and ‘Legends & Love Songs’ show. The ‘Legends & Love Songs’ features unforgettable voices, that are timeless and ageless, with such artists as Elvis, Barbara Streisand, Tom Jones, Diana Ross, Barry Manilow, Aretha Franklin, Roy Orbison, Patsy Cline, Frank Sinatra and Celine Dion.Brunch includes an unlimited Bloody Mary & Mimosa Bar, with chef-attended pasta-made-to-order, omelet-made-to-order, and carving station, as well as displayed hot and cold buffet, fresh baked pastries and Rosewood’s delectable Sweet Table. Brunch and show are Sunday, May 13, with seatings at 11:30 am and 1 pm, and show at 2 pm.

Lake Lawn _ Mother's DayIf food and food only is Mom’s thing, then Lake Lawn Resort has a Mother’s Day Brunch to suit. Featuring everything from chef-prepared omelets and malted Belgian waffles, to cider-brined breast of turkey and BBQ rubbed roast beef at the chef’s carvery, with so much more besides. Mom will also receive a freshly cut flower and an entry in a special Mother’s Day drawing where she could win a Calladora Spa 50-minute Glo Facial. Brunch is served on Sunday, May 13, from 9:30 am – 4 pm, with the last seating at 3 pm.

Another option is The Trout House of Delavan and their Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet. Serving on Sunday, May 13, 9 am – 3 pm, Mom will enjoy choices of baked salmon in a lemon dill butter sauce, honey glazed ham, baked chicken with raspberry glaze, scrambled eggs and cheddar cheese bake, potato O’Brien, potato pancakes, fresh vegetable medley, baked macaroni and cheese, shrimp cocktail, smoked fish platter, cheese trays, garden salad, fresh fruit salad, apple pie, cherry pie, and assorted cheesecakes.
Busy B's Garden Center

With the weather having gotten warmer and looking like it will stay that way, take Mom over to Busy B’s Garden Center. Open from 10 am – 3 pm on Sunday, May 13, let Mom pick out a beautiful hanging flower basket or choose individual plants and flowers for a container or all the above and then some! You can then head home and help Mom put it all together, finally making it seem like winter is for sure gone and spring / summer is here.




No matter what you choose to do with Mom on Mother’s Day, it’s the time spent together that’s the most important and meaningful. Happy Mother’s Day to all my fellow moms!
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