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 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!

Celebrating Independence Day in Delavan

It’s almost time to celebrate the Red, White & Blue, and here is how to make the most of the 4th of July celebrations here in Delavan!

The Town of Delavan will be hosting their annual Independence Day Celebration, Saturday June 27th. Kicking it of at 4pm in Community Park, Food Trucks will be serving up yummy treats and festive eats. Snack on goodies from Mr.P’s Grilled Cheese LLC, BBQ Shack, Yogi’s Pud’n, Lucy’s Kettle Corn, and Sweet Treats.

It certainly wouldn’t be a Delavan celebration without some live music! Catch performances by Jenny Hundt at 4:15-5:45 and fan favorite South State starting at 6:00 lasting through the evening.

The sky will come alive with dazzling fireworks at dusk. So grab your lawn chairs, pack your picnic baskets, and head on over to Community Park June 27th for an extravaganza you won’t want to miss!

For more Fourth of July festivities, check our events calendar on

Celebrating Father’s Day In Delavan

June 21st is creeping closer and closer, which means you better start thinking about Father’s Day. Of course, you can go with the standard ties, watches and wallets, but if you want to stand out and show Dad how much you care, you’ll have to do better than that.

To help you out, we’ve searched Delavan high and low for the best gifts for Father’s Day. Whether he likes music, golf, or working on big home improvement projects, we’ve compiled a list of gifts and experiences to make this the best Father’s Day ever. 

Fine Dining with Dad: If the dads in your life have come to enjoy the finer things in life, treat them to a dinner at Delavan’s favorite casual fine dining establishment: Johnathan’s on Brick Street. Featuring fresh seafood, hand cut steaks, and much much more there is something to suit even the most discriminating pallets.  Book your reservations for Friday, Saturday, or Sunday today. 

Boating and Floating:  Enjoy a day on the lake with Dad! Take Dad for a day on the water with boat rentals from Lake Lawn Resort. Rent speed boats, pontoons, and fishing boats hassle and worry free. Rentals are offered to resort guests and the public and often sell out, so reserve your rental today at

Something He’ll Actually Use: If you can count on your hands how many trips Dad takes to the hardware store every weekend, consider getting him that power tool he’s been eyeing for months or a smoker to fulfill his barbecue pit masters dream, or even a whole system of smart lighting to finally replace those pesky bulbs that constantly burn out.  Shop our local TNT ACE Hardware to find the perfect gift he’ll use for years to come. 

A Hole in One:  If your dad is anything like mine, there is nothing he loves more than hitting the greens with his buddies.  This Father’s Day, get dad out and about all season long with the 2020 Lake Geneva Area Golf Trail  Passport. The Lake Geneva Area Golf Trail offers a wide range of play from family-friendly par-3 to challenging nationally ranked courses, there is something here for every level.  The 2020 Golf Passport is Dad’s ticket to the ultimate golf experience.  Each Golf Passport contains two certificates for Complimentary Greens Fees to be used in either the spring or fall in addition to a Buy One Greens Fee, Get One Free certificate for the summer.  That’s a total of 30 rounds of golf for $149.50.  Thats over $2,850 in savings! Order yours by calling (262) 728-6000 or by visiting (pssst…with the Golf Passport, Dad can golf at two courses right here in Delavan!)

A Fine Tuning:  Do you have fond childhood memories of Dad strumming on his old guitar at family gatherings? Dig out that bad boy and have it tuned up at LSJ Music Company.  Whether it simply needs new strings or a complete restoration, LSJ is sure to please with their expertise. 

Big Boy Toys: Get Dad out on the big boy toy of his dreams this Father’s Day with One Powersports.  Between ATVs, go-karts, and jet skis, ONE Powersports LLC is the place to find big thrills at affordable prices.  Unleash his inner adrenaline junkie with a brand new Polaris Hammerhead at $300 off!

British Invasion: Was the soundtrack of your childhood filled with 60’s Brit Rock ala the Zombies, Rolling Stones, and the Beatles? Enjoy an evening of nostalgic music retrospective as the Belfry Theater presents British Invasion Years – Music of the 60’s June 26th and 27th. Groove together and make it a night neither of you will ever forget!  Get your tickets soon as this event is sure to sell out.

A Clean Kitchen: How many times have you heard grumbling coming from the other room about how messy Dad’s Kitchen is after a big family meal?  Skip the mess this Father’s Day and get your meal to go with Lake Lawn Resort’s Weekend Meals To-Go! Now you can get all of his favorites prepared perfectly and ready for pickup! Enjoy wings, wraps, salads, ½ pound burgers, ribs, award-winning fish fry, and even steak dinners! It’s fast and easy! arry out menu is available Fridays from 4:00pm – 9:00pm and Saturdays and Sundays from 11:00am – 9:00pm. Call 262.725.9137 to order!

Father’s Day Night Cap: If your Dad is anything like mine, he is always on the quest to find the best old fashioned in Delavan.  And to his standards, very few come close to the famous Delavan Lake Store Old Fashioned.  If Old Fashioneds aren’t quite his drink of choice, the Lounge Bar is fully stocked and offers a wide variety of local and regional beers, wines, and craft cocktails. 

We hope that your Father’s Day in Delavan is one just as amazing as your Dad is.  To all of the Dads, Grandpa’s, Uncles, and important men in your life, Happy Father’s Day!