Discover Delavan: Weekend Events – September 17th-19th

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

21st Annual Scarecrow Fest

Its finally Scarecrow Fest weekend! The festivities kick off at 10 am on Saturday, September 18th, in historic downtown Delavan. The free festival will take over the downtown with Fall fun featuring the Gee Funny Farm Petting Zoo, Scarecrow Fest Classic Car Show, guided Walldog Mural Tours, DIY Scarecrow Kit sales, craft and vendor fair, free pumpkins, live entertainment, and plenty of amazing food. All the fun takes place from 10 am to 4pm! See you at Scarecrow Fest!

Oktoberfest Beer & Pretzel Tasting

Prost to the Fall with Delavan Lake Store & Lounge during Oktoberfest Beer & Pretzel Tasting on Saturday September 18th! Sip on Märzen beers, snack on oversized bavarian pretzels, and cheers to the Autumn with your closest friends and family. Each Oktoberfest Tasting participant will receive a souvenir DLS Stein to hoist for the rest of the season! Reserve your seats here.

Phoenix Park Bandshell Season Finale: Pink Fraud with Laser Fusion

After Scarecrow Fest, head to the Phoenix Park. Bandshell for their season finale show featuring Pink Floyd cover band Pink Fraud. Groove to the music and take in the incredible laser light show by Laser Fusion timed to the show. The show begins at 7pm, and we promise you, this is the best one of the season!

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Discover Delavan: Weekend Events – September 10th-12th

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60th Annual Darien Corn Fest

Come for the food, stay for the fun! Join the Endzone in Delavan for an evening of live music from Johnny B Back for its 60th year, Darien Corn Fest kicks-off this weekend at Darien West Park! Join in on the fun all weekend long starting Friday, September 10th through Sunday, September 12th. Groove along with daily live music, shop the craft and vendor fair, enjoy the carnival, play bingo, enjoy the fireworks, and eat ALL the sweet corn you can imagine! See you at Corn Fest!

Sunset Wine Tour Aboard the Lake Lawn Queen

Wind down and wine down this weekend aboard the Lake Lawn Queen! Join the crew for a sunset tour of Delavan Lake with complimentary cocktails, soft drinks, and light bites. These views are not to be missed! Book your cruise at today.

REMINDER: Scarecrow Fest 2021

The biggest celebration of the season in Delavan is almost here! Scarecrow Fest kicks off the Fall season in Downtown Delavan, Saturday, September 18th! This free family-friendly festival will usher in the autumn with food trucks, live entertainment, classic car show, craft and vendor fairs, a petting zoo, free pumpkins, scarecrows galore, and so much more! Learn more here.

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Discover Delavan: Weekend Events – August 20-22

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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

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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.

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Discover Delavan: Weekend Events – August 13-15

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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.


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!

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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.

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Discover Delavan: Weekend Events – July 23-25

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Sam Barrett Live at The Treasury

The Treasury is the place to be this Friday night! Come out for an evening of live music and open house at Delavan’s newest private event venue.  Sam Barrett is a local musician who plays a variety of blues, rock, and fun music within his acoustic set. Grab a yummy drink from the Summer Bar Menu and cheers to the weekend.  

Queen Sunset Wine Cruise

Your besties + wine + sunset tour of Delavan Lake = the best Saturday night ever. Climb aboard the Lake Lawn Queen for a Sunset Cruise of Delavan Lake. Each guest will be treated to samplings of local and international wines throughout the evening. To reserve your space on this weekend’s cruise, visit

Sunset on the Patio: Big Al & Jimbo

Another incredible Sunset on the Patio is on deck this weekend at Rosewood. This week’s featured artist are local legends Big Al Wetzel and Jimbo! Playing all your favorite country, blues, rock, and bluegrass hits, Big Al and Jimbo are sure to ring in the new week with high spirits. Enjoy expertly crafted cocktails and dinner fresh off the grill while you’re at it! For tickets to this week’s show, visit

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Discover Delavan: Weekend Events – July 9-11

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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

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Discover Delavan: Weekend Events – July 2nd-4th

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Floating Movie Night at Turtle Lake Tap & Grill: Top Gun

Whats better than a movie night? A movie night on the water! Join Turtle Lake Tap & Grill for a Floating Movie Night featuring the 80’s classic Top Gun on Saturday, July 3rd at 8 pm. The movie screen will be afloat on Turtle Lake and you can enjoy it from your boat or the shoreline. No need to pack snacks, the Shoreside Bar will be open for beverages and late night bites.

Joe 2.0 at Phoenix Park Bandshell

Back again for another incredible performance at the Bandshell, Joe 2.0 returns to Delavan, Saturday July 3rd at 7 pm. The world’s original rockestra brings their electrified string quartet, banging drums, and insane vocal talent to town to play the hits from your favorite artists like The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, David Bowie, Led Zeppelin, and more! Are you ready to rock on?

4th of July Celebrations

Let freedom ring! Celebrate Independence Day with us here in Delavan all day long. Start the day with a Pancake Breakfast at the Delavan Fire Department. Then make your way over to Walworth Avenue for the annual 4th and July Parade! After the parade, join Lake Lawn Resort for an Independence Day Celebration Pig Roast Luau. Finish the night out with an incredible fireworks display over Congdon Gardens.

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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.

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