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!