Discover Delavan: Weekend Events – August 27-29

The weekend is here! Lets kick back, relax, and discover something different in Delavan Wisconsin.

Vintage Picking at Staller Estate Winery

Calling all early risers, gardening goddesses, and wine lovers! Help the crew at Staller Estate Winery during their first pick of the season, Saturday August 28th! Arrive at the winery bright and early at 6:30 am and join in on the harvest happenings. When else would you have the opportunity to say you had a hand in making your favorite bottle of wine!?

Concerts in the Park: Gabriel Sanchez Presents the Prince Experience

One of the most popular shows at the Phoenix Park Bandshell returns this weekend for another amazing performance! Gabriel Sanchez Presents the Prince Experience is the ultimate tribute to Prince and all things 90’s. See you at the Bandshell for this performance you won’t want to miss, Saturday, August 28th at 7pm.

2nd Annual Keeping the Dream Alive Council Fundraiser at Whiskey Ranch Delavan

Head out to the Whiskey Ranch for good food, great music, and an even better cause! The 2nd Annual Keeping the Dream Alive Council Fundraiser is back, Saturday, August 28th benefitting the Delavan Darien Boy Scouts of America. Scouting is a very valuable program for many youth in our area. We want to keep this program alive for these youth and it takes many donations from our community to fund the program! See you at the cookout!

Discover more in Delavan this weekend by visiting our Event Calendar at www.VisitDelavan.com!

Discover Delavan: Weekend Events – August 20-22

The weekend is here! Lets kick back, relax, and discover something different in Delavan Wisconsin.

Movies in the Park: ET

Pack up your picnic baskets and head to Phoenix Park for a movie under the stars! The Delavan Lions Club is pleased to present a showing of the classic film, E.T., on the cinema sized screen, Friday, August 20th. The movie will begin at dusk and light concessions will be available for purchase.

Doggie Paddle at Mill Pond

Calling all dog owners! Bring the pups down to Mill Pond for the annual Doggie Paddle, Saturday, August 21st! This event is the only day of the year pups can swim at Mill Pond here in Delavan, and its sure to be a paw-some time. Owners can enter to win raffle prizes from Pet Smart, Fleet Farm, The Bark Market, and Pet Pals. Please note, humans must provide their pup’s vaccination records.

Queen Family Bingo Cruise

Bingo on the lake is back by demand for a second year in a row! Bring your friends, jump aboard the Lake Lawn Queen for lunch and bingo along with the most beautiful scenery you can have while enjoying a cruise around Delavan Lake! Book your tickets at www.lakelawnresort.com.

Discover more in Delavan this weekend by visiting our Event Calendar at www.VisitDelavan.com!

5 Things To Do in Delavan Before Back To School

Summer is drawing to a close, and before you know it, the kiddos will be packing their backpacks and headed off to school. There is still some time left to squeeze in one last summer adventure with the whole family here in Delavan! That’s why we’ve put together a list of 5 things to do in Delavan before they go back to school.

#1 Dancing Horses Theatre and Animal Gardens Petting Zoo

If you’ve got animal lovers in your family, this is one attraction you cannot miss! Enjoy a dazzling show featuring choreographed equestrian artistry as the Dancing Horses Area comes to life with over twelve horses and their trainers. This award winning performance will have your jaw on the floor! After the show, head out to the petting zoo and meet fuzzy barnyard friends and exotic animals up close and personal.

#2 Tour De Taco Shop

Its no secret that Delavan is home to some of the best mexican food in the area! If your kiddos have a never-ending appetite, head out on a tour of all the Taco Shops in Delavan! Start your morning at La Monarca for breakfast tacos, then make you way through the downtown stopping at Los Agaves, Hernandez’s, Aranda’s Mexican Grill, Taquiera La Estrella, and La Guanajuato! Keep your eyes peeled for Raf’s Taco Truck! You never know where it might stop.

#3 Enjoy a Day On The Water

Soak up the last few weeks of summer on the sparkling waters of Delavan Lake! Whether you’re enjoying the beach at Community Park or hopping on a pontoon rented from the Marina at Lake Lawn Resort, Delavan Lake is the best place to wrap up your summer adventures and make family memories that will last a lifetime.

#4 Catch a Movie Under the Stars

Pack up your picnic blankets and favorite movie snacks, and catch a flick under the stars at Phoenix Park! On Friday, August 20th, enjoy a showing of the 80’s classic E.T. on the cinema sized screen sponsored by the Delavan Lions Club.

#5 Celebrate With A Scoop

Round out the summer with one last hurrah at your favorite ice cream shop! Whether you head to Dulceria Acapulco, La Michoacana, Delavan Lake Store, or Lopez’s Anchor In, you’re in for a sweet treat.

For more events, celebrations, and end of summer getaway packages, check out our website at www.VisitDelavan.com. Happy Birthday, America!

Discover Delavan: Weekend Events – August 13-15

The weekend is here! Lets kick back, relax, and discover something different in Delavan Wisconsin.

Shrimp Boil at Staller Estate Winery

The Little Lamb Food Truck is setting up shop at Staller Estate Winery, Friday August 13th for an all you can eat shrimp boil extravaganza. The culinary crew from the Black Sheep in Whitewater have teamed up with the winemakers at Staller to offer this amazing meal complete with seasonal wine pairings featuring unlimited salad, shrimp, corn on the cob, potatoes, sausage, and corn bread for just $24.95 per plate. Be sure to bring the wet wipes!

Friends of the Aram Public Library Annual Book Sale

Calling all bookworms! Join us for the Friends of Aram Public Library’s annual summer book sale under the big white tent on the Library’s front lawn. Hundreds of adult, children and teen books, DVD’s and music CD’s to choose from, all at bargain prices. The sale kicks off at 8 am and continues through the afternoon until 3pm.

Live Music at the Lookout: Kevin Kennedy

Let the Lookout do the cooking this weekend! Enjoy live music by Kevin Kennedy at the Lookout Bar & Eatery at Lake Lawn Resort, Saturday August 14th. Enjoy menu specials including their famous cheese curds, street tacos, reuben chimichanga, or cheddar beer brat.

BONUS: DAS Fest USA

Don your lederhosen, and roll out the barrel, the first ever DAS Fest USA is almost here! Celebrate all things German at the three-day festival at the Walworth County Fairgrounds, Friday August 13th through Sunday, August 15th! Prost to the celebration of the summer featuring brats, polka, dachshund dog races, biergartens, bingo halls, and so much more!

Discover more in Delavan this weekend by visiting our Event Calendar at www.VisitDelavan.com!

Its Fall Y’all: Scarecrow Fest Returns to Delavan Saturday, September 18th 2021

It’s almost Fall, y’all! And you know what that means! The 21st Annual Scarecrow Fest is just around the corner! Join in on the free and festive fun Saturday, September 18th for a full day of fall activities for the whole family throughout historic Downtown Delavan! 

This year’s Scarecrow Fest event will feature the ever popular Scarecrow Walk, free pumpkins, Walldog Mural tours, food trucks, DIY Scarecrow building workshops, sidewalk sales, market vendors, live music, and so much more, there’s sure to be 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. You can even vote for your favorite Scarecrows to earn their creators awards and prizes.

Family Activities

When we say ‘fun for the whole family’ we truly mean it! Get inspired by the Scarecrows lining the streets and purchase a DIY Scarecrow Kit to go and build your buddy at home. Kiddos can pick up a free pumpkin at the Pumpkin Patch. Embark on a Wallldog Mural Tour and learn more about Delavan’s unique history while completing a Scavenger Hunt perfect for all ages. Pose for a photo-op in front of an old fashioned pickup truck at the Aram Public Library. Ever wanted to hug a sheep or befriend a bearded dragon? Head to the Gee Funny Farm Petting Zoo at the Library throughout the afternoon and meet some new fuzzy friends.

Chow Down

With all the activity, 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 Isola.eats, Sandwich Sisters, The Mini Donut Truck, Taqueria La Estrella, and Pastries by Chad. Utiger’s Jewelry, the Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, 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! The Scarecrow Fest lineup includes performances by The Sonic Boomers, Underground Sound Jazz, and Paulie and the Poor Boys. Pink Fraud will round out the festival with a free concert in the park at 7:00 pm at the Phoenix Park Bandshell and feature a laser light show by Laser Fusion.  

Shop the Downtown

While you’re exploring Downtown Delavan, be sure to shop the craft and vendor market featuring over 50 unique crafters, artisans, home bakers, and small business owners. With products ranging from homegrown produce, handcrafted pottery, and uncommon finds, your new favorite treasures are sure to be found. Additionally, downtown businesses will be hosting sidewalk sales and Scarecrow Fest specials available for one day only!

Don’t miss Scarecrow Fest, Saturday, September 18th, 2021 10 am – 4 pm in beautiful downtown, Delavan, Wisconsin. Scarecrow Fest is sponsored by the Downtown Business Association, Delavan Historic Foundation, Visit Delavan, Connect Communities, and Delavan-Delavan Lake Area Chamber of Commerce.

For more information on Scarecrow Fest and other upcoming events, go to VisitDelavan.com or call (262) 728-600

Discover Delavan: Weekend Events – August 6-8

The weekend is here! Lets kick back, relax, and discover something different in Delavan Wisconsin.

Maxwell Street Days

Calling all discount divas, savvy shoppers, and deal dashers, Delavan’s Maxwell Street Days are back, Friday, August 6th and Saturday, August 7th! This is your chance to check out that cute little boutique you’ve been driving past for months, finally stop in to the antique stores, and grab a sweet treat from your favorite ice cream shop all at once while shopping the best sales of the season.

DIY Classes at The Sailors Wife

Get your craft on this weekend at The Sailors Wife in downtown Delavan! Grab your besties and create Macramé Plant Hangers on Friday, August 6th. Sip on wine, get creative, and enjoy a night out with your friends while creating a pice of home decor you’ll treasure forever. Sunday, join in on the DIY Lazy Susan Workshop where you’ll learn the ins and outs of using gel stain, stamping techniques, and more!

BBQ Chicken Cookout at The Endzone

Let the Endzone do the cooking for you this weekend! Join the crew on Sunday, August 8th for a BBQ Chicken Cookout with all the fixin’s. They’ll be manning the grill serving up bbq wings, breasts, thighs, and burgers from noon to 6pm. Be sure to catch live music from High Stakes from 2-6pm. See you at the Endzone.

Discover more in Delavan this weekend by visiting our Event Calendar at www.VisitDelavan.com!

5 Hot Spots to Cool Down in Delavan, WI

August is shaping up to be one of the hottest months on record here in Delavan! With the temperatures reaching well into the 90°s, everyone is talking about the best places to cool off and soak in the sun. We’ve rounded up our top five places in Delavan to make a splash this August and bask in the last few weeks of summer. Check them out:

Mill Pond

The Mill Pond is Delavan’s only naturally spring fed swimming pond! With a beach house with changing rooms, restrooms, and a concession stand it is the perfect place for an afternoon picnic and swim. The pond is bordered by a beach, picnic areas, and a sand volleyball court, swings and sand play structures.

Lake Comus

If paddleboarding and kayaking are more your thing, Lake Comus is the perfect place to paddle! The calm waters border peaceful Wisconsin marshland and provide for a quiet escape mere feet from the hustle of downtown Delavan. Equipment including paddleboards and kayaks can be rented from Delavan Paddle Sports at picked up at the Mill Pond Building.

Community Park Beach on Delavan Lake

We’d be remiss if we didn’t mention the beach on this list! Pack up your sunscreen, towels, snorkels, and sand toys and head to the beach at Community Park! As Delavan Lake’s only beachfront, Community Park is the place to soak up the sun. Planning for an afternoon on the water? Community Park also features a boat launch. Admission is required for non-residents and can be purchased at the gate.

The Lookout Pool at Lake Lawn Resort

Chill out poolside this summer at the Lookout Pool at Lake Lawn Resort! Just outside the Lookout Bar & Eatery is the Lookout outdoor pool. Swim along the shores of Delavan Lake in this heated outdoor pool and enjoy poolside service from the Lookout Bar & Eatery. The Lookout outdoor pool features a kiddie pool and daily poolside games.

The Waterfront at Turtle Lake Tap & Grill

Nestled on two acres of scenic lakeshore, the Waterfront at Turtle Lake Tap & Grill is the perfect place for a refreshing dip. Adults can enjoy a boozy tiki drink while the kiddos can sip on fresh smoothies. Grab a bite to eat from the shoreline restaurant and jump on in to the lake from the pier.

For more inspiration, check out our website at www.VisitDelavan.com. Happy summer!

Discover Delavan: Weekend Events – July 23-25

The weekend is here! Lets kick back, relax, and discover something different in Delavan Wisconsin.

Movies in the Park: Beethoven

Join Delavan Parks and Recreation for a movie in the park, Friday, July 30th. Beethoven will grace the cinema-sized screen in Darien West Park at sunset (approximately 8:45 pm). Be sure to pack your favorite movie snacks, lawn chairs, and cozy blankets to get comfy.

Swing Dancing Lessons & The Jack Farina Band

Your besties + wine + sunset tour of Delavan Lake = the best Saturday night ever. Climb aboard the Put on your dancing shoes and make your way to the Phoenix Park Bandshell on Friday, July 30th, for Swing Dancing Lessons and the Jack Farina Swing Dance Band! Try your hand at learning how to Charleston, chicken walk, and sock hop from the pros at Bell Danseuse Dance Academy from 6-6:45 pm. The 16-piece Jack Farina Swing Band will take the stage at 7pm and play all the big band era hits. See you at the Bandshell!

Sunset on the Patio: Alison Margaret

Another incredible Sunset on the Patio is on deck this weekend at Rosewood. This week’s featured artist is Alison Margaret! Playing a jazz and acoustic set, Margaret is sure to usher in the new week with relaxing vibes. Enjoy expertly crafted cocktails and dinner fresh off the grill while you’re at it! For tickets to this week’s show, visit www.Rosewoodwi.com.

Discover more in Delavan this weekend by visiting our Event Calendar at www.VisitDelavan.com!

Discover Delavan: Weekend Events – July 9-11

The weekend is here! Lets kick back, relax, and discover something different in Delavan Wisconsin.

Movies in the Park: Little Rascals

Pack up your lawn chairs and picnic blanket and head to Phoenix Park for a free family movie night! Enjoy an evening under the stars watching The Little Rascals. Bring your favorite movie snacks, or pack light and swing by the concessions stand. The fun begins at dusk.

Stand Up Paddle Board Yoga

Is paddle boarding on your bucket list? Or maybe yoga? Cross them both off this weekend at Stand Up Paddle Board Yoga, Saturday July 10th at Mill Pond. Join Renee Downing of Yoga Hohm for an hour of yoga on paddleaboard-kayak hybrids. Register for this fun outdoor fitness class by calling (262) 728-5585. Namaste floatin!

Delavan Lake Tours Aboard the Lake Lawn Queen

Enjoy beautiful Delavan Lake aboard the 76-foot Lake Lawn Queen with climate controlled lower level with restrooms and a full bar. During this 1.5 hour guided tour you’ll see the unique architecture of several Frank Lloyd Wright homes and learn the rich history of this 1900 acre glacier cut lake. A full bar offers beverages and snacks for purchase. To book your tour, visit www.LakeLawnResort.com.

Discover more in Delavan this weekend by visiting our Event Calendar at www.VisitDelavan.com!

Its All About the Red, White, and BOOM in Delavan, WI

Its all about the red, white, and blue here in Delavan this weekend! Delavan will be in high spirits as the town celebrates the Fourth of July. Check out what’s happening around town this holiday weekend!

Freedom Floats

It’s no secret that we love the water here in Delavan! Take your Independence Day Celebrations to the lake! Deck out your pontoon in red, white, and blue and enter it in the Turtle Lake Tap & Grill 4th of July Boat Parade on July 3rd! Prizes will be awarded to the most patriotic, best decorated, and best themed watercraft!

Breakfast Delights and Patriotic Bites

The rumors are true! The Delavan Fire Department Breakfast at the Firehouse is back this 4th of July! Head to the firehouse for all you can eat pancakes, french toast, sausage, and beverages and support our local heroes. This year in addition to sit down service, you can take your breakfast to go via drive-up service. Pancakes anyone?

America on Parade

After your amazing pancake breakfast, make the short walk over to the historic brick streets of Walworth Avenue for the annual 4th of July Parade! See incredible floats, wave to the firemen, and celebrate as the parade marches towards Phoenix Park at 3pm. Be sure to get there early, as the best viewing spots fill up quickly.

Lakeside Pig Roast Picnic

Spend your 4th of July at Lake Lawn Resort. Festivities are in full swing at the resort and include a beach bash with the Caribbean Beach Bash and lawn games starting at 4pm. Once you’ve worked up an appetite after an intense game of cornhole, say aloha to your empty stomachs. Grab a plate at the Luau Pig Roast! Enjoy island style macaroni salad, mahi mahi, corn on the cob, roast pig, and Hawaiian style desserts.

Take it Easy Takes the Stage

There is nothing more American than country music and rock and roll. Celebrate freedom with a concert in the park featuring Take It Easy – A Tribute to The Eagles. From their debut Witchy Woman to their climactic #1 Hotel California, Take It Easy covers all the bases. The concert starts at 5pm.

Turn Your Eyes to the Skies for Fireworks

Red, White, and BOOM! Join the City of Delavan as they close out the city-wide celebration of freedom with 4th of July Fireworks.  Prior to the show, honor our nation’s fallen heroes at the Flag Ceremony in the park. The show is set to begin just after dusk.

For more Independence Day events, celebrations, and getaway packages, check out our website at www.VisitDelavan.com. Happy Birthday, America!