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!

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 – 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 16-18

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

Food Truck Friday at Staller Estate Winery

Cheers to the weekend, Delavan! Unwind for the weekend with a glass of wine and dinner at Staller Estate Winery! Gracie’s Kitchen Food Truck will be parked in the vineyards and serve BBQ Pulled Pork, Texas Toast Grilled Cheese, and Mediterranean inspired dishes from 4-8pm. Pair your meal with a glass of your fave Staller blend or a refreshing wine slushy!

Live Music Saturdays @ Turtle Lake Tap

Live music + summer sunsets + lakeside bites = the best Saturday night in town! Join Turtle Lap Tap for live music on the deck from 3-6pm as part of their Wisconsin’s Best Summer Sounds Series. Grab a bite to eat, a cold drink, and relax. See you at the lake!

Prestijio Band at Phoenix Park Bandshell

Tejano music returns to the Phoenix Park Bandshell, Sunday July 18th with Prestijio! This free concert in the park is the only Tejano concert of the season, so come out and enjoy the concert. Tacos and authentic mexican food will be available for purchase as well as concessions from the famous Phoenix Park Beer Truck.

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!

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

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

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.

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!

Discover Delavan: Weekend Events – June 25th – 27th

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

Food Truck Friday at Staller Estate Winery – Gracie’s Kitchen

Food Truck Fridays return for another summer of deliciousness at Staller Estate Winery! This week, Gracie’s Kitchen out of Genoa City will be serving up amazing BBQ, Texas Toast Sandwiches, and mouthwatering bites from 4-8pm in the vineyards. Stop inside the tasting room and cool off with a glass, bottle, or slushie of your fave Staller blend. Let’s eat!

Independence Day Celebration at Community Park

Independence Day celebrations begin this weekend here in Delavan! Let freedom ring and join the Friends of Community Park for the Independence Day Celebration, Saturday June 26th. Get a sneak peek at the brand new Water’s Edge Wedding and Conference Venue, grab a bite to eat from local food trucks, shop the craft and vendor fair, and bounce the day away on larger than life inflatables. Be sure to stick around for the fireworks over Delavan Lake beginning at dusk. Happy birthday, America!

Cruisin’ Car Show at the Phoenix Park Bandshell

The annual Cruisin’ Car Show returns to the Phoenix Park Bandshell, Sunday June 27th! Come see over 50 classic cars, trucks, and motorcycles and enjoy the live music by Dirty Fishnet Stockings. Bring the whole family for swing dance lessons, hotrods, and fun starting at 12pm. Don’t forget your saddle shoes!

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

Discover Delavan: Weekend Events – June 11th-13th

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

The Outlaws – Waylon Jennings & Willie Nelson Tribute at The Belfry

Looking for live music? Head to The Belfry Friday and Saturday June 18th and 19th for The Outlaws – A Tribute to Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings. Hailed As “Nashville’s Original Outlaws” Waylon Jennings & Willie Nelson identified the progressive renegade movement and its break from the traditional Nashville stereotype. This incredible tribute show, headed up by Michael Moore as Willie Nelson and August Manley as Waylon Jennings, is packed with upbeat honky-tonk hits like “Rainy Day Woman,” “Whiskey River,” “Amanda,” “Crazy,” “Good Ol’ Boys,” “Always On My Mind,” “Only Daddy That’ll Walk The Line,” “On The Road Again,” and more! Get your tickets at www.belfrymusictheatre.com.

Brick Street Day

Brick Street Day is finally here! Join us in Downtown Delavan, Saturday, June 19th for a day of arts and entertainment! Enjoy family-friendly entertainment including performances by Circus Boy Bobby Hunt, Cream City Circus aerialists, Toe to Toe Dance Company, and so much more! See live artist demonstrations by world-famous chalk artist, The Chalk Girl, Beth Zwolski Tobias. Kiddos can enjoy story hour with Ms. Katharine from Aram Public Library. And you will not want to miss the Guest of Honor Ceremony celebrating local legend and former Bradley’s Department Store owner, Lois Stritt. The fun begins at 10 am in downtown Delavan. Stick around after the celebrations for a free concert in Phoenix Park featuring Dancing Queen – An ABBA Salute.

Father’s Day Celebrations

Its all about Dad this weekend here in Delavan! Celebrate your pops with exciting Father’s Day celebrations. Start your Father’s Day off with a delicious brunch at The Duck Inn or Lake Lawn Resort. If Dad is into Scotch and Cigars, head to Delavan Lake Store for an afternoon of sips and samples during their Cigars and Scotch event. Finally, celebrate Dad with an amazing Father’s Day dinner at Jonathan’s on Brick Street where he’ll be treated to the best cuisine Delavan has to offer!

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

Discover Delavan: Weekend Events – June 11th-13th

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

Kickoff to Summer Event Sponsored by Aram Public Library

Join Aram Public Library and Delavan Parks & Recreation at Phoenix Park and celebrate the kick off to Summer Reading 2021 with an evening of fun! At the event you can sign up for the Summer Reading Program, adopt a new stuffed fuzzy friend, play some lawn games, and watch a movie in the park at the Cardboard Box Drive In! Enjoy demonstrations from Delavan’s own Transform Nation Fitness and Flying Dragons Martial Arts! See you in the Park, Friday June 11th, 6-8pm!

Movies In The Park: The Karate Kid

Bring the whole family to the Phoenix Park Bandshell Friday, June 11th, and enjoy a relaxing evening under the stars watching a movie on the cinema-sized screen. Bring your own blankets and lawn chairs to get comfy. Feel free to bring your own snack, or grab some takeout from your favorite Downtown Delavan restaurant! This week’s movie is beloved 80’s coming of age movie The Karate Kid. Movies begin at dusk.

Panfish Tournament Hosted by Lakeside Bait and Tackle


Grab your fishing poles and head to Lakeside Bait & Tackle for the Summer Panfish Tournament, Saturday June 12th! Grab your fishing buddy and hit the water to see who can catch the most Panfish between 7am and 2pm. Winners will take home a $500 cash prize and all participants will be entered to win the Grand Prize Drawing at the event’s close.

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