Sky Circus on Ice : An Exquisite Winter Performance

Kites will bring colors to the ice this weekend, February 15th, 16th, & 17th, highlighting the best of the winter season in Delavan, Wisconsin. Sky Circus on Ice brings some of the greatest kite performers, snow sculptors and ice carvers to Delavan Lake for a weekend of fun and wonderment you will not want to miss!

Kites

LL_SkyCircus_9401Beginning on Saturday, kite performers and professionals hit the ice at 10:30 am to begin preparations to take these majestic giants to the sky at the Grand Kite Launch at noon. Hundreds of kites will take flight and paint the sky with familiar shapes and beautiful colors. Kite Teams will perform synchronized dances in the sky; acts from world renowned kite teams like Chicago Fire and Windjammers.

Feeling inspired? Let’s go fly a kite! Gift of Wings will be giving away free kites to the firstLL_SkyCircus_9205 100 kids that participate in the Kids Mad Dash at 2:30 pm on Saturday and Sunday. Parents, there’s no better time to teach your kids how to fly a kite, because there will be Free Kite Flying Lessons starting at 11 am both days, and kites will be available for sale during the event. For those already experienced kite flyers, be ambitious and make your own kite at the Kite Making Workshop ($4/per person) from 10 am – 4 pm, inside the Lake Lawn Room.

Snow Sculptures and Ice Carvings

LL_SkyCircus_9270In addition to the kite performances, snow sculptures and ice carvings will decorate the grounds of Lake Lawn as well as the brick street in historic downtown Delavan.

Watch these works of art take shape starting on Friday, February 15 and continue on display throughout the weekend. Make sure you see them all — catch the complimentary trolley to take you back and forth between the Lake Lawn lakefront and Downtown Delavan. (Other stops will be made, check the event page for more information.)
Make your mark on this annual festival and bring your whole family to the Family Snow Carving Class and create your own frozen masterpiece!

Outdoor Fun

Make sure to bring the kids along to this great event, because you don’t want to miss the LL_SkyCircus_9438.jpgAerial Candy drop of Andes Candies Saturday and Sunday afternoons. Or get that perfect picture as the little ones race down the Blizzard Slide Run along the Lakefront. For those of you wanting to cuddle and warm up at the end of the weekend, enjoy the free Family Night at the Movies, Sunday night at 6 pm and 7:30 pm. The Wings of Life & Flight of the Butterflies will be shown.

Keep Warm

LL_SkyCircus_9645Don’t let the cold keep you from enjoying this amazing event. There will be hot food at concessions and bonfire pits to keep you warm.

Or, head inside to warm up and enjoy the Indoor Kite Performances, taking place at several times on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Then meet the performers and learn about the art of kite flying at the Tribute to Indoor Flight, Saturday and Sunday evenings at 8 pm.

Can’t imagine the wonderment there is to behold? Take a look at what is in store in this video by Gift of Wings!

 

View the full schedule of events on VisitDelavan.com!

 

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Save in 2019 – Explore Delavan with the Visit Delavan Coupon Book!

Visit Delavan Coupon Book 2019 CoverThe Visit Delavan Coupon Book is back and filled with some familiar favorites and some tempting new venues for dining, shopping, and services in Delavan, Wisconsin! Getting yours is easy – just give us a call at 800-395-8687 or fill out our request form at VisitDelavan.com/couponbook/.

With 66 different offers available, covering dining at eight restaurants, shopping at thirteen stores and deals for five different recreational establishments, there is sure to be a savings option for you! Plan a day of fun all around Delavan just by exploring the many deals available in this book. Track down some great finds at local retailers, grab a game of golf or try out a paddleboard, then finish off the day with a luxurious spa treatment. There is so much to experience in Delavan.

Don’t forget to check out what exciting events are going on during your visit in Delavan! Our events calendar is loaded with festivals, live shows and unique dining experiences that will enhance your visit at any time of the year! Need some ideas? Check out Delavan’s winter festival, Sky Circus on Ice February 15 – 17, where professional kite teams from around the world showcase their skills on Delavan Lake. Or chug down the tracks to the Delavan Train Show March 9 & 10, for one of the largest train shows in the Midwest featuring operating layouts located throughout downtown businesses.

Whether coming alone, bringing the whole family, or planning a getaway with a few friends, your time in Delavan will be both fun and affordable, all through the use of the Coupon Book. Call ahead at 800-395-8687 or fill out our request form at VisitDelavan.com/couponbook/ to get your Coupon Book sent to you to help plan your trip!

Ring in the New Year in Delavan!

Delavan, Wisconsin is the place to be when the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Eve.  From family friendly events to parties to show stoppers to fantastic dining, Delavan is the perfect place to ring in the New Year.  To view all of the New Year’s events, go to www.visitdelavan.com/events/.

New Year’s Eve

Light It Up – New Year’s At Noon | 11:30 am – 3:30 pm
Rosewood, 2484 County Rd. O South, Delavan
(262) 725-7286, www.rosewoodwi.com
All of the festivities of a New Year’s Eve celebration with an earlier bedtime! Includes a chef attended station menu, show, countdown, and champagne toast.

Dancing HorsesDancing Horses Christmas Show | 1 – 3:30 pm
The Dancing Horses Theatre, 5065 Highway 50, Delavan
(262) 728-8200, www.thedancinghorses.com
Featuring an array of horse breeds who perform alongside their trainers in the Vegas-style show of artistry and athleticism.

New Year’s Eve at the Duck Inn | 4 pm – 2 am
The Duck Inn Supper Club, N6214 Hwy. 89, Delavan
(608) 883-6988, www.duckinndelavan.com
Reserve your table for a special New Year’s Eve at The Duck Inn Supper Club.

New Year’s Eve Weekend | 4 pm – 12 am
The Waterfront Pub and Grill, 408 State Rd. 50, Delavan
(262) 728-4700, www.waterfrontdelavan.com
Featuring fabulous dinner selections with a countdown to midnight and a champagne toast.

NYE - Lake LawnNew Year’s Eve Celebration | 5 pm – 1 am
Lake Lawn Resort, 2400 E. Geneva St., Delavan
(262) 728-7950, www.lakelawnresort.com
Hosting New Year’s Eve parties for all ages.  Rocking New Year’s Eve in the Great Room with live music, dancing, and bar service.  There is also a family party with a DJ, dancing, family games, and kids’ crafts.  There is also a DJ and karaoke in the Lookout Bar & Eatery.  The Frontier Restaurant is offering a fine dining experience to ring in the new year lakeside.

Light It Up – New Year’s Gala | 6:30 pm – 12:30 am
Rosewood, 2484 County Rd. O South, Delavan
(262) 725-7286, www.rosewoodwi.com
Enjoy a cocktail and cheese reception, chef attended dinner stations, cabaret show, dancing, countdown to midnight and a champagne toast.

NYE - Delavan Lake StoreRing In The New Year at The Lounge | 7 pm – 12 am
Delavan Lake Store, 2001 North Shore Dr., Delavan
(262) 725-6747, www.delavanlakestore.com
Start the night off with music from Johnny B., followed by karaoke, games, and a champagne toast at midnight.  Children are welcome and will have supervision for a small fee.

Steak and Shrimp New Year’s Eve Dinner Party | 7 pm – 4 am
The End Zone Sports Bar and Grill, 4112 Blue Gill Rd., Delavan
(262) 728-2420
Enjoy a fixed priced dinner of steak, shrimp, and drinks.  Thee will be a champagne toast and balloon drop at midnight, as well as party favors, DJ, and dancing.

NYE - CattailsGreat Gatsby Masquerade Ball | 9 pm – 1 am
Cattails, 2517 N. Shore Dr., Delavan
(262) 725-7720
Enjoy a champagne toast, food, music, and raffle prizes.  All guests dressed in theme will be entered in a raffle drawing.

NYE - Ol' WiscoMidnight Masquerade New Year’s Eve Party | 9 pm – 2:30 am
Ol’ Wisco Bar and Grill, 328 E Walworth Ave, Delavan
(262) 728-3995
A masquerade ball with a DJ, 1 free drink, and a champagne toast at midnight.

New Year’s Day

NYD - Lake LawnNew Year’s Day Bloody Mary Brunch | 9:30 am – 2:30 pm
Lake Lawn Resort, 2400 E. Geneva St., Delavan
(262) 728-7950, www.lakelawnresort.com
A tradition on New Year’s Day – the Bloody Mary Brunch with the “build your own” Bloody Mary Bar.

Light It Up – New Years Day Brunch | 11:30 am – 3:30 pm
Rosewood, 2484 County Rd. O South, Delavan
(262) 725-7286, www.rosewoodwi.com
Celebrate the New Year with a cocktail reception, chef attended brunch stations, cabaret show,  countdown, and champagne toast.

Dancing Horses Christmas Show | 1 – 3:30 pm
The Dancing Horses Theatre, 5065 Highway 50, Delavan
(262) 728-8200, www.thedancinghorses.com
Featuring an array of horse breeds who perform alongside their trainers in the Vegas-style show of artistry and athleticism.

Other New Year’s Activities

Vision BoardVision Board Party | Friday, December 28 | 6 – 8 pm
Staller Estate Winery, W8896 County Road A, Delavan
(608) 883-2100, www.stallerestate.com
Start 2019 with a vision for success.  Create a Vision Board to help you set goals and be successful in the New Year.

NEW Piano GuysDueling Pianos Holiday Show | Thursday, Friday, & Saturday, December 27 – 29 | 8 – 11 pm
Lake Lawn Resort, 2400 E. Geneva St., Delavan
(262) 728-7950, www.lakelawnresort.com
Welcoming the N.E.W. Piano Guys back to Lake Lawn Resort for the holidays.  A high energy show featuring the songs you love.

New Year’s Eve Weekend | Saturday, Sunday, & Monday, December 29 – 31 | 4 – 10 pm
The Waterfront Pub and Grill, 408 State Rd. 50, Delavan
(262) 728-4700, www.waterfrontdelavan.com
Featuring fabulous dinner selections throughout the weekend.

Take advantage of area lodging deals and make a New Year’s getaway.

Go to www.visitdelavan.com/stay/
for lodging & package options in Delavan, Wisconsin.

Make Memories This Holiday in Delavan

Delavan is the place to make memories this holiday season.  From delectable brunches and dinners to cabaret shows – we invite you to join us in celebrating the season.

Christmas Eve

Jingle & Mingle | December 24 | 11 am – 2 pm
Delavan Lake Store
2001 North Shore Dr., Delavan
(262) 725-6747, www.delavanlakestore.com

Christmas Eve DinnerChristmas Eve Dinner | December 24 | 5 – 10 pm
The Frontier Restaurant at Lake Lawn Resort
2400 E. Geneva St, Delavan
(262) 725-9155, www.lakelawnresort.com

Mike Stone TrioLive Music: Christmas Eve Hot Jazz | December 24 | 7 – 10 pm
New Horizons
214 S. 7th St., Delavan
(262) 728-8720

Christmas Day

Grand YuletideA Grand Yuletide Christmas Day Buffet | December 25 | 10 am – 6 pm
The Frontier Restaurant at Lake Lawn Resort
2400 E. Geneva St, Delavan
(262) 725-9155, www.lakelawnresort.com

Christmas Dinner | December 25 | 10 am – 2 pm
Delavan American Legion Post 95
111 S. 2nd St., Delavan
(262) 728-8948, www.delavanlegionpost95.org

After Christmas Fun

Dancing Horses 2Dancing Horses Christmas Show
The Dancing Horses Theatre
5065 Hwy. 50, Delavan
(262) 728-8200, www.thedancinghorses.com
December 26 | 1 – 3:30 pm
December 27 | 1 – 3:30 pm
December 28 | 1 – 3:30 pm
December 29 | 1 – 3:30 pm
December 29 | 7 – 9:30 pm
December 30 | 1 – 3:30 pm

LLR_Dueling PianosDueling Pianos Holiday Show
Lake Lawn Resort
2400 E. Geneva St., Delavan
(262) 728-7950, www.lakelawnresort.com
December 27 | 8 – 11 pm
December 28 | 8 – 11 pm
December 29 | 8 – 11 pm

A Very Anime ChristmasA Very Anime Christmas
Aram Public Library
404 E. Walworth Ave., Delavan
(262) 728-3111, www.aramlibrary.org
December 28 | 12 – 2 pm

Let’s talk Turkey and Deer – Thanksgiving and Deer Widows’ Weekend

People always think that when the colder weather creeps up, everything slows down for the season. This could not be further from the truth in Delavan, WI! Although we do pack up our shorts and store the boats for the winter, November has a lot going on.

Deer Widows’ Weekend

The opening of the 2018 deer hunting season is November 17th. For hunters and non-hunters alike, this date means something… the start Deer Widows Weekend! Come hang out at Staller Estate Winery’s Ladies Day! Enjoy some wine, and have some fun crafting and painting wine glasses! Guys, as well as gals, can get a taste of autumn by sampling a selection of Sonoma Cellar’s favorites at their Autumn Getaway Tasting. Ladies get a special treat while their guys are away at Ol’ Wisco Bar & Grill’s Magic Mike show. A Las Vegas styled choreographed production, also doubling as a fundraiser/ pet food drive for Lakeland Animal Shelter!

Pre-Thanksgiving

Next week, the hunters will be back, and family members will be gathering as the Thanksgiving holiday approaches. Collect the little ones and bring them to the Aram Public Library to learn more about Native Americans and the true history of the Thanksgiving at We’re the Same, but Different program on November 19th from 4 – 5 pm.  Kids will enjoy arts, dance, and culture shared by local Native Americans.

The library’s DIY Make and Take Holiday Pie class is a great way to enjoy family time and tackle some of the holiday prep on November 20 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm. Your pie will be ready to bake at home or freeze to save for future events. Space is limited, so please call and check for availability at 262-728-3111. If the family is looking for something fun to do while waiting for the big meal, scoot out to the Delavan Lake Store and test your knowledge at their Pie & Music Trivia, on November 21st from 6:30 – 8:30 pm.

Thanksgiving

Thursday is the big day! Some people start bright and early, getting side dishes, pies and of course the turkey set and ready to go in the oven just before the family begins to gather. For those who are visiting in Delavan this holiday or those who just don’t like to cook, you do not have to miss out!  

Enjoy a beautiful view of Delavan Lake while you indulge in Lake Lawn Resort’s annual Thanksgiving Day Feast buffet in the Frontier Restaurant. Or let Lake Lawn pack it up and take it home with Thanksgiving Made Easy – Lake Lawn Resort’s Dinner to Go! Reservations are required for both, so call now and let them help you plan your meal. To go orders must be placed by Monday, November 19, 2018.

If you follow the Delavan Lake shore line, another part of the community comes together to celebrate the things they are thankful for. They invite you to join them at Delavan’s Community Thanksgiving Dinner. The Town of Delavan Community Park pavilion will be open from 11 am to 3 pm serving complimentary meals to all guests and making deliveries to home bound friends. All they ask for is a donation to help continue this 10-year tradition into the following year. To setup deliveries to the home bound, please call (262) 749-4621.

Black Friday & Small Business Saturday

When Friday arrives, it’s time to hit the stores for all the deals of Black Friday and Small Business Saturday! On Friday, grab your coffee special, first, at the Delavan Lake Store for National Espresso Day. Then make a lap to check out the Black Friday Open House at The Amish Kitchen, located across the street from the new Fleet Farm. Saturday, the brick street of Historic Downtown will be lined with businesses full of deals for their Holiday Open House. No matter who is on your list, you will be able to find that perfect something. The Relative Recovery Bloody Mary Bar at Delavan Lake Store will close out the weekend of food and shopping perfectly, as you sort through your super shopping finds on Sunday.

There is no doubt that you will be thankful for all the dining and entertainment options here in Delavan, WI! This is just the beginning of all the holiday happenings. So here is wishing you a very Happy Thanksgiving and a wonderful start to your holiday season!

For more Deer Widow and Thanksgiving events, check out our events calendar at VisitDelavan.com!

Treats for Adults this Halloween!

Trick or treat may be the most exciting thing about Halloween…for the kids. That’s why I’d like to break this misconception that the little ones are the only ones that get to have fun for Halloween. Dressing up, playing tricks and enjoying treats are fun at any age. In Delavan, many businesses are hosting fun Halloween activities, showing that you can still have Halloween fun, even if you’ve gotten too big to knock on your neighbors’ doors for candy. Think this is a trick? Take a look for yourself…

Dr.S.Cary'sFor those of you looking for that good fright in the night, the two haunted houses of Dr. S. Cary’s Scream Park are not for the faint of heart. The horror starts immediately as you venture through the crypts and swamps of the Ghoulish Realms and the remainder of your wits will be feasted upon in the Dungeons of Terror. Dr. S. Cary’s  will be open every Friday & Saturday in October and will remain open for their Black Out Weekend, November 2nd & 3rd, from 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm.

Aram Library_ofrenda_dia_de_muertos_with_candlesCandy and good scares are not all that Halloween is about. Join Rosa Zamora as she creates a Dia de los Muertos altar and explains the cultural significance of Day of the Dead. The importance of memorializing deceased loved ones, along with a brief explanation on Mexican paper cutting will be apart of the Dia de los Muertos Ofrenda Presentation on October 17.

LLR_BoosAndBrews_2018_Asset_11_Website-230x175There will be a smashing good time at Lake Lawn Resort’s Boos & Brews Halloween Bash with live music, spooky spirits and wicked brews under our large beer tent. Come in your spookiest costumes to win the costume contest! Or to enjoy some unique seasonal tasties like Apple Pie Fries and Smoked Turkey Legs with Pumpkin Pie BBQ sauce. If that doesn’t speak to the foodies out there, I don’t know what will!

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Dance the night away in your best costume at Ol’ Wisco Bar and Grill’s Latin Halloween Party. Cash prizes will be awarded to the Best Costume Contest. Drink specials and music DJ’d by Martyn DeLaFunQ & Rude Minor will carry you into a night of fun that you will never forget. Dress up and get out to Ol’ Wisco on Saturday, October 27.

llr_halloweenonthegreen_2018.jpgLast but not least, golfers get one last hurrah by adding a little twist to the normal golf outing at Majestic Oaks’ Halloween on the Green Golf Outing. Compete for best costume and decorate a golf cart if you choose. Take on these challenges along with tackling the course for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winnings. Everybody wins with Bloody Mary Bar at the start and lunch at a relaxing finish.

No matter your definition of fun, you’ll have a blast this Halloween, just as much as the kids!!

For more Halloween activities, check out the Eerie Affairs of Halloween
or visit our events calendar at VisitDelavan.com.

 

Eerie Affairs of Halloween

 

Top 10 Halloween Happenings in Delavan!

As nights grow longer, spooks and specters have more time to venture out into the night. Which, if you’re not careful, can give you quite a good fright! But at this time of the year….isn’t that half the fun!? There are so many places to explore in Delavan to get you into the Halloween spirit. Adult and kid fun has infested the city. Make sure you check out one of these great Halloween Haunts!

FamilyFallFestival_2018_Asset_12-230x175-c-default1. Come and decorate pumpkins or build a scarecrow to ward off the spooky spirits at Lake Lawn Resort’s Family Fall Festival. A weekend packed with fall-themed events including donut making, hayrides, Fall Harvest Buffet, movie nights, unlimited mini golf, lots of games and activities for the whole family! – October 5-7

2. Create fun Totems of Terror using your favorite Halloween characters to hold multi-seasonal flowers from A Glass of Art & More – October 6

3. Out on the edges of Delavan, lie the two realms of Dr. S. Cary’s Scream Park. Over 70 rooms of terror await those brave enough to endure more horror, more screams, and more evil. – Fridays & Saturdays in OctoberDr.S.Cary's

4. Learn the cultural significance of the Day of the Dead as you watch an honorary altar being made to memorialize the dead at Dia de los Muertos Ofrenda Presentation at Aram Public Library – October 17

5. Visit the House in the Wood’s make believe forest to meet a talking owl, a scaredy-cat skunk, a singing spider and other creatures of the forest at Halloween in the Woods . Fun for the whole family – October 24

6. Little witches, ghosts and ghouls should come donned in their finest costumes for bunches of candy, pumpkin decorating & more at Delavan’s Spooktacular – October 26

7. Spooky spirits and wicked brews will be paired with seasonal specials like Apple Pie Fries and Smoked Turkey Legs at Lake Lawn Resort’s Boos & Brews Halloween Bash. Expect to rock the night away at the adult costume party, so bring your spookiest for a chance to win the costume contest – October 26-27LLR_BoosAndBrews_2018_Asset_11_Website-230x175

8. To follow the Town’s trick or treating hours, bring your little monsters to the Town of Delavan’s Halloween Party at the Community Park pavilion for continued food, treats and games – October 28DgCK41FGVfzJwEWjVJBpf9Hj

9. Miniature ghosts, goblins, and witches will swarm the Delavan Post Office on Halloween Day for Delavan’s Goblin Walk to the Legion’s Haunted House – October 31

10. Of course, the greatest part of Halloween, Trick or Treat: Town of Delavan on October 28 & City of Delavan and Aram Public Library on October 31.

 

 

For more Halloween activities, check out the Events Calendar.
Find your next adventure in Delavan!

Stuffed full of fun at Scarecrow Fest 2018!

 

 

If you have driven through Delavan lately, you have seen the scarecrows popping up on the light posts downtown. Scarecrow Fest is Delavan’s annual tradition that celebrates the beginning of the fall season with the best dressed scarecrows you ever did see! Scarecrows will be “On Parade” along the historic brick road through October hoping that you’ll vote for them as your favorite! Local business and citizens create each scarecrow with a theme and name…and I’ll tell ya, the creativity NEVER ceases to surprise me! Local merchants will join their scarecrow friends for special sidewalk sales and full fledge festivities on Saturday, September 15th, 2018.

SCF_Pumpkin-Painting-2014-300x225This festival spans along the brick road and into multiple parks throughout historic downtown Delavan. Begin at Water Tower Park for the craft fair & flea market, demos hosted by local businesses, food, and music by Cheryl Niemo & the Down Home Boys. Bring the kids to paint pumpkins, or say hello to the animals at the petting zoo at the Aram Public Library. A scarecrow festival would not be complete without making a scarecrow of your own! Build a Scarecrow and take it home. We’ll have the supplies to make a scarecrow and helpers. This is great for the whole family!

Other activities that you can take part in throughout the day are a narrated Walldog SCF_duck raffleWagon Tour, a pie and cake sale outside of Remember When, and the 3rd Annual Quilt Show throughout merchant store fronts. At 2:30pm, an endloader will dump the duckies into a pool for the pickin’ at the Duck Raffle. The rubber ducks that land in the middle of the circle of kiddy pools are drawn by the kids and the numbers are written down in order. The first matching ticket number wins the $150 cash, followed by other great prizes!! Tickets can be purchased 3 for $5 or $2 each.

As the grand finale for the Scarecrow Festival and the season at the Phoenix Park Bandshell, Andrew Sedlak will open for the infamous Pink Freud, harmonized with vibrant laser lights by the Laser Fusion Light Show. This is a sensory wonder that you don’t want to miss! Find out more about this amazing show here.

Check out the schedule below to make sure you don’t miss out on one bit of the fun!

Water Tower Park Activities:

  • 9am – 5pm :  Craft Fair & Flea Market
  • 10am – 4pm : Food – brats, chips, soda and water sold to support Delavan Cheer
  • 11am – 11:30am : Demo
  • Noon – 12:30pm : Dance Factory
  • 1pm- 4pm : Music by Cheryl Niemo & the Down Home Boys
  • 1pm- 3pm : Free Pumpkin Painting

Aram Public Library:

  • 10am – noon Petting Zoo by Gee Funny Farm LLC

Green Space by Post Office:

  • 10am – 4pm : Activity Center for Kids.


South Corner of Second & Walworth Activities:

  • 11am – 1:30pm : Build a Scarecrow & Take It Home – Nominal $10 Fee.
  • 11:30am & 1:30pm : Narrated Walldog Wagon Tour
  • 2:30 : Duck Raffle – 3 tickets for $5 or $2/ each


Other Activities:

  • All Day 3rd Annual Quilt Show
  • All Day Sidewalk Sales by Delavan Merchants
  • 11am – 1pm Community Bike Ride
  • 11am – 3pm 8th Annual Pie & Cake Sale- Outside of Remember When
  • 11am & 1pm Quilt Bed Turning- at Bradley’s
  • Grill out by St. Andrews Church in from of Utiger’s Jewelry

Phoenix Park Bandshell

• 7pm – 8pm Andrew Sedlak
• 8:15pm – 10pm Mike Stone Pink Freud with LASER FUSION Light Show

This is one of many fall festivities going on in Delavan!
Plan a weekend full of fun at VisitDelavan.com!

Shake the Lake Music Festival

You know it’s the prime time of summer when Shake the Lake Music Festival returns to the shores of Delavan Lake for a weekend of “fun, food and drink”! This sensational festival at Lake Lawn Resort never fails to deliver a lineup of rocking bands along with delectable food and drink to create a weekend of revelry that you will never forget.

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The mix of retro rock bands on Friday, Saturday and Sunday will draw you into the best decades of rock music with the tunes of Led Zepplin, KISS, Tom Petty and the Beatles. 

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On Friday, take part in the tribute by becoming a part of the band! A KISS costume contest will take place before the nation’s top touring KISS tribute band, Strutter, takes the stage. The winner of the contest gets a $100 Lake Lawn gift card and will be chosen based off crowd’s reaction.

During the day on Saturday, kids can take part in a bunch of additional activities on the lake lawn like taking on the rock climbing wall, wrecking ball & obstacle course inflatables, bubble soccer, human foosball and so much more. While this may not be the main event, there will be no shortage of fun with these unique games.

Adults get to have their fun too… with a special ticket purchase you can compete in the 3rd Annual Walworth County Bags Championship.  There will be cash payouts for the top 3 teams as well as other great prizes! The deadline to sign up your two-man team is Thursday, July 26.

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Great music and games are not the only thing to be enjoyed this weekend however. A fleet of food trucks will be arranged on the lawn to satisfy that craving for all of your summer favorites! Hot off the grill, Lake Lawn will be serving the backyard barbecue standbys like hot dogs, brats, hamburgers and cheeseburgers. The truck lineup will offer anything your heart desires, from BBQ to Polish sausages, Italian beef or steak sandwiches, Mexican dinners, and what I am most excited to try….Wood-Fired Pizza!

DRINK

Whether you’re a beer, wine or spirit drinker, Shake the Lake will be honoring the variety of  flavors and talent that are available locally! Along with festive cocktails, the event’s Craft Beverage Experience will bring together local and craft beverage brewers, distilleries and wineries; including Geneva Lakes Brewing Company, Studio Winery, Lakefront Brewery, Driftless Glen Distillery and more! Festival-goers who are of legal drinking age will even have select opportunities for FREE samples.  

With so much fun, food and drinks to be had at Shake the Lake, grab your tickets and make this your weekend getaway!

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For more information on Shake the Lake and other festivities, begin planning your adventure at VisitDelavan.com

 

Lake Fun in Delavan, WI

Fun on the lake is the greatest way to beat the summer heat! Whether you like to swim, fish, cruise, or enjoy time on the beach; Delavan has it all. Did you know that Delavan has not one, but two lakes to have fun in? While Delavan Lake may be the most popular, Lake Comus is a natural wonderland nestled a few blocks away from historic downtown.

DSCN1432.jpgVeteran’s Park on Lake Comus is the threshold to two fun watering holes.  You can enjoy the calm and relaxing water of the lake by renting a kayak or paddle board from Delavan Paddle Sports. Or take a take a splash in The Mill Pond‘s natural spring fed swimming pond that features a beach house with changing rooms and a concession stand.

If you’re like me, I have always wanted to get out on the lake in a wave runner! That’s why you should meet me at Lake Lawn Resort, because they offer so many activities that everyone can enjoy. You can rent pontoons, wave runners, kayaks, paddle boards, and more. Or if being in the water is not your thing, you can lounge by their indoor or two seasonal outdoor pools and enjoy the sun rays.

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If you’re like my dad and love to fish, then you definitely want to head to Lakeside Bait & Tackle. Rent one of their fishing boats or canoes and head out on Delavan Lake to find that prime spot to catch musky, bass or walleye. If you have a boat of your own, Community Park is your place to launch yourself into a day of fun whether you’re using the boat launch or paddling around on the beach.

This is only a sampling of all the water fun you can have in Delavan. Check out the list below for contacts to plan your aquatic adventure:


Community Park
1220 South Shore Drive
Delavan, WI 53115
(262) 740-2335

Delavan Lake Boat Rentals at Lake Lawn Resort
2400 E. Geneva St.
Delavan, WI 53115
(262) 728-7950

Delavan Lake Sailing School
1501 Cedar Point Drive
Delavan, WI 53115
(262) 728-0501

Delavan Paddle Sports
109 Waterworks Drive
Delavan, WI 53115
(262) 728-6397

Lakeside Bait & Tackle
3542 State Road 50
Delavan, WI 53115
(262) 725-7007

Mill Pond
109 Waterworks Drive
Delavan, WI 53115
(262) 728-5585



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