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Dancing Horses Show (The Dancing Horses Theater, State Road, Delavan, WI)

This dazzling spectacle features an array of horse breeds who perform alongside their trainers in this fantastic cavalcade of equestrian artistry. Visually stunning, and performed in a state-of-the-art, yet intimate, 300-seat theater, this live show is truly a must-see for any horse lover. Wheelchair-accessible, and fully climate-controlled for all seasons, the venue is both comfortable and accommodating. See website for date, time schedules and dinner information



Lake Geneva Cruise Line (Riviera Docks in downtown Lake Geneva)

For the true Lake Geneva experience you have to get on the water. Cruises run from May through November with some April departures, depending on the weather. For full information on tour schedules, dates and prices see website at www.cruiselakegeneva.com


Old World Wisconsin (Hwy 67 – Eagle, Wisconsin)

An outdoor museum of rural history depicts the lives and times of the pioneers with 65 historic buildings.  For full information on the special events held throughout the year, hours and admission, see website at oldworldwisconsin.wisconsinhistory.org


Champs Sports Bar & Grill

Live Music Every Friday Night 9 p.m. Lake Geneva

No cover charge! Visit: www.foodspot.com


Tristan Crist Magic Theatre – 609 W. Main Street  – Lake Geneva, Wisconsin

One of a kind performer that wows audiences with wit, heartfelt stories, jaw-dropping illusions and gut-wrenching escapes!  Tristan Crist invites you to experience a theatrical performance of modern magical illusion that is the perfect entertainment event for young and old alike.  known for his energetic and charismatic onstage persona, Tristan presents a show that is a step above the norm.  His viewers have called the experience “engaging,” “fun,” and “amazing,” saying Tristan relates well to his audience.  The illusionist is at the top of his craft as he takes the audience into a world that brings out a child-like sense of wonder in even the most skeptical adults.  Audience members will be treated to plenty of thrills at every performance as they witness a show filled with grand illusion as well as more intimate sleigh-of-hand.  For more information, please call 262-248-0505, or visit us at www.lakegenevamagic.com




Saturdays only – December 12, January 16, January 23, February 6 and February 13, 2015

$5.00 per event with the exception of February 6th Bottoms Up! Beer Tasting which is being offered at $20.00 per person.

Horticultural Hall, Lake Geneva, 330 Broad Street, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin 53147

Black Point Estate is partnering with Horticultural Hall for a winter version of its popular “Veranda Views” program series. The historic house estate offered a Chautauqua style series that included history, art and music this past summer. “The series that included history, art and music this past summer.  The series was so successful that we decided to continue this type of programming in the winter season, said site director, Dave Desimone.  We have found that the residents of this area are very supportive of diverse cultural programs, Desimone continued.

Since Black Point is closed in the winter another location was needed. Beth Gallagher, director of Horticultural Hall, responded by offering to partner with the estate. “One of our goals is to offer more community based programming at Horticultural Hall so this was a natural fit” said Gallagher. Both organizations have shared history together through the Lake Geneva Garden Club.

The lineup for the winter season is as follows:

December 12: The World War One Christmas Miracle with Rochelle Pennington
Join nationally known, Wisconsin author and storyteller Rochelle Pennington as she discusses the factual account of the 1914 battlefield Christmas truce. The Christmas truce is the story of peace “breaking out” in wartime. Pennington’s program will detail the amazing circumstances surrounding the 100,000 enemy combatants who “met in the middle” on Christmas day and halted the war. This truce is remembered today as the most extraordinary event in military history.

January 16: Shipwrecks of the Great Lakes and Geneva Lakes with Caitlin Zant
Over 750 ships have been lost in Wisconsin waters. Maritime Archaeologist Caitlin Zant will discuss some of her favorites, including the Lucius Newberry and Lady of the Lake; both on the bottom of Geneva Lake! This program will include photos and video of some amazing shipwrecks.

January 23: The Songs of Lincoln with Chris Vallillo
Abraham Lincoln’s life spanned a period of great change, growth and struggle in our young nation, and the music of his era movingly characterizes these remarkable times. Chris Vallillo chose the collection of music in this project to shed light on one of history’s most beloved figures, not only as a remarkable leader, but as a man, who knew and loved many of these very songs himself. The program is designed to be educational as well as entertaining including interesting anecdotes about the songs and composers. A nationally recognized bluegrass artist, Vallillo will take you on a musical journey back through the land of Lincoln.

February 6: Bottoms Up! Book Discussion and Beer Tasting (NOTE: This program is for adults only and $20.00 per person.)
Warm up on Winterfest weekend while learning about Wisconsin’s historic bars and breweries with Bottoms Up author, Jim Draeger. No presentation about beer would be complete without a tasting so let’s all raise a glass together. A tasting of six craft beers will be served as part of the presentation. Jim Draeger is an architectural historian and the State Historic Preservation Officer at the Wisconsin Historical Society with more than twenty-five years of historic preservation experience. From roadside architecture to Northwoods resorts, Draeger celebrates the importance of ordinary buildings to our daily lives through his research, writing, and lectures.

February 13: Polka Heartland with Richard March
From polka’s surprising origins as a cutting-edge European fad, to an exploration of the modern-day polka scene, “Polka Heartland” captures the beat that pulses in the heart of Midwestern culture, and offers up the fascinating history of how “oompah-pah” came to be the sound of Middle America.

This history unites the dazzling images of photographer Dick Blau with author Richard March’s cultural backstory to explain the polka phenomenon that plays out at Wisconsin wedding receptions, crowded festival dance tents, and off-the-grid Mexican dances. March explores the people, places, and history behind the Midwest’s favorite music and describes some of the venues, instruments, and music-makers who have been pivotal to polka’s popularity. The Julida Boys will perform polka classics following March’s talk.

For more information on any of these programs, please visit Black Point Estate at www.blackpointestate.org To purchase tickets please call 262-248-1888.



Saturday December 12, 2015  and every 2nd and 4th Saturday this winter

Snowshoe Social Hike – Lake Geneva, Wisconsin – Big Foot Beach

10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Join us every 2nd and 4th Saturday for a snowshoe hike in the woods!!  Your experienced guide will take you on a winter wonderland journey thru Big Foot Beach State Park.  No experience necessary, no equipment needed.  Please make your reservation by clicking the Adventures tab on our website, Lake Geneva Adventure Club is where you’ll find your booking pass for the perfect morning!!!

Adventure Club Member $10.00 (includes snowshoe rental)

Adventure Club Member, bring your own snowshoes $5.00

Non member $15.00 (includes snowshoe rental)

Non member, bring your own snowshoes $10.00

State Park Fees apply

For more information, please visit  www.clearwateroutdoor.com


January 23, 2016, February 27, 2016 and March 26, 2016

Barnyard Bargain Bonanza – Elkhorn, Wisconsin

Walworth County Fairgrounds – Activity Center – Elkhorn, Wisconsin 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

This is a fantastic array of vendors from antiques and vintage treasures, handiworks, garage goods and lots more – something for everyone.  They’re also featuring a delicious feed-bank too – bring your appetite!! The loaded baked potatoes are blue ribbon best!  Proceeds benefit Barnyard Adventure – their IAFE award-winning Ag education area of the great Walworth County Fair!!!  Free Admission and Parking!!  for more information, please visit www.walworthcountyfair.com



Friday February 5, Saturday February 6 and Sunday February 7, 2016

Winterfest – US Snow Sculpting Competition COCOA CRAWL

Lake Geneva, Wisconsin 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

A fantastic FREE family night!!! Stop downtown between 4 & 7 p.m. to pick up your map, explore downtown, and enjoy many great cocoa recipes.  Head back at 7 p.m. to Vote for your favorite cocoa recipe and win GREAT PRIZES!!!  Sponsored by the Lake Geneva Business Improvement District



Wednesday February 3, 2016 to Saturday February 13, 2016

Winterfest and U.S. Nationals Snow Sculpting Competition – The Riviera Park – Lake Geneva, Wisconsin

Lake Geneva’s Annual Winterfest weekend featuring the U.S. National Snow Sculpting Competition featuring music, magic, refreshments, activities, helicopter rides, shopping and dining.  Crowning of the U.S. National Snow Sculpting Competition Champion’s Award, second and third place are featured at this great event at the beautiful and famed Riviera on the lake front in Lake Geneva.  For more information, please visit www.usnations.org or www.lakegenevawi.com


Saturday February 6, 2016

Winterfest – Chili Cook Off – Lake Geneva, Wisconsin

Hawk’s View Golf Club – 7377 Krueger Rd.  – Lake Geneva, Wisconsin

Do you have a great chili recipe, love to eat chili or are you just looking for a fun winter event?  Come to the Lake Geneva Chili Cookoff presented by Lake Geneva Country Meats and Hawk’s View Golf Course.  hosted at Hawk’s View Golf course, this event held in conjunction with Lake Geneva Winterfest will feature, Chili – of course! Sledding on Hawk’s View’s big hill (weather permitting).  A long drive contest on Hawk’s View’s indoor golf simulator.  Live music.  Kids activities. And more!  Interested in more information? Keep reading or contact us for more details. For more information, please visit http://lakegenevachilicookoff.com



Saturday February 6, 2016 Winterfest Open House – Lake Geneva

Cornerstone Shop and Gallery – 214 Broad St. – Lake Geneva

Join the Cornerstone Shop & Gallery for art and book signings, special guests, treats and refreshments during the store’s Winterfest Open House.  For more details please visit  www.cornerstoneshoppe.com



Monday February 8, 2016

Winterfest Bingo Night – Harbor Shores – Lake Geneva

Harbor Shores – 300 Wrigley Dr. – Lake Geneva, Wisconsin

6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Business Improvement District will host Bingo night.  Proceeds to benefit the Lion’s Club. 


Tuesday February 9, 2016

Winterfest- Frosty’s Beach Bonfire – Lake Geneva (weather permitting)

Harbor Shores – 300 Wrigley Drive – Lake Geneva, Wisconsin 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Indulge in this fun family snowman building activity, while sampling Oakfire’s panzerotti’s, and Simple’s hot cocoa around the bonfire.  All sale proceeds will go to the Lake Geneva Fire Department.



Friday February 12, 2016 to Sunday February 14, 2016

Sky Circus On Ice – Delavan Lake at Lake Lawn Resort

Delavan will come alive with free winter fun during the 3rd Annual Sky Circus on Ice.  Presented by Gift of Wings and Winterfun Inc. and sponsored by the Delavan-Delavan Lake Area Chamber of Commerce and Lake Lawn Resort.  This extended weekend event will feature professional kite performances over Delavan Lake, plus ice carving and snow sculpting throughout the grounds of Lake Lawn and downtown Delavan.  A variety of indoor and outdoor recreational activities will be planned around the kite performer’s showcase.



 Saturday February 13, 2016

Track the Past – Geneva Lake Museum – Lake Geneva, Wisconsin

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Join us for a free family fun day!  All aboard… come and see great train memorabilia, multi guage trains, operating train layout, Thomas The Train will be represented , ring the train bells and hear the whistles.  Have some cookies and see train flicks. For more information call 262-248-6060, or visit www.genevalakemuseum.org.


Saturday February 13, 2016

Winterfest  – Human Dog Sled Races – Lake Geneva, Wisconsin

Lake Geneva Canopy Tours – N3219 Co. Hwy H – Lake Geneva, Wisconsin 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Check in 9:00 a.m. First Race is at 10:00 a.m. Sponsored by Lake Geneva Canopy Tours & George Williams College.  You can form a team to take the reins for the Human Dog Sled Race to be hald at Lake Geneva Canopy Tours!!  Teams compete against each other in a double elimination tournament to determine the winner of this fantastic event.  Each team will consist of six people: including four sled pullers, a sled rider, and a sled pusher.  The sled race is approximately 135 feet long and takes place at Lake Geneva Canopy Tours’s 100 acre wooded property just minutes from downtown Lake Geneva.  Team members are encouraged to dress in wacky costumes as there is a prize for the most creative attire.  What strategy will win?  Sheer power, or lightly built sprinters?  Put your team together and challenge everyone else to beat you!!!!! 


Saturday February 20, 2016

Winter Lakefest Community Park – Delavan, Wisconsin

4 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Featuring Music and Food

Admission is Free!!!



Saturday March 12 and Sunday March 13, 2016

Delavan Train Show – American Legion Hall – Delavan, Wisconsin

Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. to 2 p,m.

This show features layouts in multiple scales.  This is a free show and door prizes.  Come see some of the most exciting layouts from the “big” shows for free, plus some beautiful local layouts.  This is a big train show with all the comforts of a small town atmosphere.  Many great gift certificates and prizes from local businesses to be given away.  Lots of interactive and child-friendly layouts.  Layouts will be displayed at the Legion Hall and approximately 12 other downtown buildings.  Ride the trackless train between the locations!!  Food and beverages are available on site.  Great for all ages!!!



Friday March 13, 2016 through Sunday March 15, 2016

Nielsen Enterprises Grand Finale of the National Championship Sno-Cross Series

Grand Geneva Resort – Lake Geneva, Wisconsin

The thrill of one of the most exciting X-Games Sports is the final stop on the World Power Sports  Associations’s World Snowmobile Tour at Grand Geneva Resort in Lake Geneva, the annual stop promises plenty of cup close, high-flying snowmobile action.  The track is laid out on Grand Geneva’s Mountain Top Ski hill and allows for both indoor viewing and outdoor seating in the grandstands.  All the major snowmobile manufactures will have displays of the newest models and equipment.  For more details call 262-248-8811 or 800-558-3417.  You can also get more details by visiting www.grandgeneva.com or www.isocracing.com



Sunday April 3, 2016

Maple Fest – Covenant Harbor – Lake Geneva, Wisconsin

7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Maple Fest is a family friendly event at Covenant Harbor located in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.  We serve breakfast, provide family activities and a craft fair.

We set this day side for everyone to explore our grounds and experience all that Covenant Harbor has to offer.  All of the proceeds raised through this event go to reducing our summer day camp costs, directly benefiting local community families.  Advanced breakfast tickets are available at a discounted rate ($1.00 off).  Contact us at 262-248-3600 to purchase.  Breakfast is $7.50 for adults, Helicopter rides are $40.00 per person (paid directly to vendor), Laser Tag – $4.00 per game or $20.00 for entire day, Adventure activities $3.00 per ticket or $15.00 for all day wristband, include a giant swing, indoor climbing wall, inflatable adventures.

Free activities include carpet ball, mini golf and maple syrup tours.

Raffle for great prizes – including a week of free day camp, or a climbing tower experience for a group up to 15 people!!!!



Friday April 22, through Sunday April 24, 2016

Jefferson Spring Swap Meet and Car Show – Jefferson, Wisconsin

Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 6 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Come browse over 99 acres of classics, collectibles and parts to find that special piece for your collection.  The show features more than 3100 vendor spaces and hundreds of cars for sale.  The Swap meet and car corral are all three days, and the car show itself is Saturday and Sunday only.  The feature car this year are all Pontiacs, however, all makes and models are welcome in the car show.  Admission is $8.00 per adult, and no pets allowed please.


 Sunday May 8, 2016

Mother’s Day Buffet at Old World Wisconsin – Eagle Wisconsin

9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Museum Opens at 10:00 a.m.

Make mom’s gift a morning spent together.  Relax over a tasty brunch buffet served in the charming setting of the 1800’s Clausing Barn – then stroll through our village and farmsteads.   All moms receive free admission to the museum today!! Reservations are required for this event.  Call 262-594-6300 to make your reservation today.


Friday May 27 through Monday May 30, 2016

Chocolatefest – Chocolate Festival Grounds – Burlington, Wisconsin

35,000 plus people attend the Midwest’s premier community festival, dedicated to the celebration of all things chocolate!!!

Memorial Day weekend in Burlington means one thing – CHOCOLATE, CHOCOLATE, CHOCOLATE!!!

Every year the Burlington Chocolatefest brings a crowd of visitors to the area to experience a weekend of fun, games, rides, cooking demonstrations, music and of course CHOCOLATE!  For over 25 years, this volunteer run festival has pleased adults, children and appetites as it raises money for over 65 local and national charities.  For more information, please call 414-254-4813 or 262-763-3300


Saturday May 28, Sunday May 29 and Monday May 30, 2016

East Troy – Village Square – Corn and Brat Roast – East Troy, Wisconsin

Roasted Sweet Corn, brats, hot dogs, burgers, soda, beer as well as live entertainment will lure people to the East Troy Village Square

11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday


May 28 through September 4, 2016

Browns Lake Aquaducks Waterski Shows – weekly every Thursday night

September 3 and September 4, 2016 Jr Show is at 4:30 p.m. and the Main Show is at 6:00 p.m.

The Browns Lake Aquaducks is a waterski team based out of Burlington, Wisconsin sponsored by Envirude BRP Motors.  The team consists of members ranging from 4 yrs old to 70 yrs old.  The not-for-profit ski team strives for excellence every year and competes in state and national water ski tournaments, bringing home both National and State titles.  Shows feature: human pyramids, ballet/chorus line, barefoot acts, jump acts, dancing, trick and show skiing.  Check website for updated times and dates at www.aquaducks.org



Friday June 17, 2016

East Troy Cycling Classic – East Troy, Wisconsin

11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Village Square – East Troy, Wisconsin

The largest competitive cycling event in the United States, the Tour of America’s Dairyland, will make another stop in East Troy as part of the 11-day series.  Admission is free and spectators may watch the races anywhere on the racecourse, which will feature plenty of food, drink and entertainment!!!


Saturday June 25 and Sunday June 26, 2016

Old World Wisconsin 40th Anniversary Celebration

Old World Wisconsin – Eagle, Wisconsin

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

You’re invited to help us celebrate our 40th anniversary during a weekend of special programming, folk music, dancing, hands-on activities and a BIG CAKE!!!


Sunday July 10, 2016

The Cars That Time Forgot – Lake Lawn Resort – Delavan, Wisconsin

8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Classic and Collector cars from all eras.  food, music and sales.  

Weekend activities include car rally, BBQ dinner, meet and greet and special rates.  Car Show on the lakefront!!!


Tuesday July 19 thru Thursday July 21, 2016

Wisconsin Farm Technology Days – Lake Geneva, Wisconsin

Tuesday and Wednesday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Thursday 9 a.m to 4 p.m.

The largest agricultural show in Wisconsin showcasing the latest in production agriculture.  More than 600 exhibitors, activities for every interest, with a family living tent, a youth tent, heritage tractor and machinery display, exhibits and displays for the home, year and garden plus entertainment.



Thursday July 21 through Sunday July 24, 2016

Country Thunder – 2035 Lance Drive – Twin Lakes, Wisconsin

Country Thunder Wisconsin named 2015 Festival of the Year by the Academy of Country Music – brings the hottest country acts to Twin Lakes each July!!  It’s never to early to book the best 4 days of summer, so grab your tickets and camping at www.countrythunder.com or by phone at 866-802-6418 while supplies last.  To stay up to date with line up announcements and more, follow Country Thunder on Facebook www.facebook.com/CountryThunder and subscribe to the CT nation newsletter here.  Line up so far: Eric Church, Florida Georgia Line, Chris Young, Jake Owen, Thomas Rhett, Parmalee , A Thousand Horses, Chris Janson, Dallas Smith, Chase Bryant, The Bellamy Brothers, Terri Clark, Joe Diffee, Courtnet Cole, The Cadillac Three, Ryan Hurd and Tucker Beathard



Saturday August 6 and Sunday August 7, 2016

31st Annual Summer Swap Meet and Car Show – Walworth County Fairgrounds – Elkhorn, Wisconsin

$7.00 admission – free parking – no pets please

Mark your calendar now for the Madison Classics 31st annual summer Elkhorn Auto Swap meet and car corral, and car show held at the Fairgrounds.  Come browse over 90 acres for classics, collectibles, and parts to find that special piece for your collection.  The show features more than 1,100 vendor spaces and hundreds of cars for sale.  The swap meet, car corral and car show are both days.  The feature cars are Ford’s, however, all makes and models are welcome in the car show.  For more information, please visit www.madisonclassics.com


Saturday August 13 and Sunday August 14, 2016

Art In The Park – Flat Iron Park – Lake Geneva, Wisconsin

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Free Admission

Outdoor, juried, fine art fair on the beautiful lakefront of Geneva Lake.  Approximately 100 artists from all over the country will be exhibiting their artwork in the following categories: clay/pottery, fiber-leather, hand made paper, glass, graphics/Printmaking Digital, jewelry, metal, mixed media 2D and 3 D, oil/acrylic paintings, pencil-pastel, photography, sculpture, watercolors and wood!!  Food available on the grounds



 Sunday August 14, 2016

Burlington Corn and Brat Fest

Echo Lake Veterans Park – Burlington, Wisconsin

Family event featuring music, Kids’ games, art and craft fair, and food!!! – especially Corn and Brats!!!



Wednesday August 17, 2016 through Sunday August 21, 2016

Venetian Festival – Lake Geneva, Wisconsin – Library Park and Flat Iron Park

Wed – Fri 5 p.m. to Midnight/Sat 7 Sun Noon to Midnight

Five day festival featuring a carnival, craft fair (Sat & Sun 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.), water ski show, musical entertainment, local cuisine and on Sunday the festival’s traditional lighted boat parade followed by a fireworks display high about Geneva Lake!!!



Friday August 26 through Sunday August 28, 2016

Maxwell Street Days – Lake Geneva, Wisconsin

all Day Event

Maxwell Street Days and celebration in downtown Lake Geneva.  Bargains line the streets of Lake Geneva.  Come early to shop, shop, shop.


August 31 through September 5, 2016

Walworth County Fair – Elkhorn, Wisconsin

Walworth County Fairgrounds

One of the oldest fairs in the State of Wisconsin, the Walworth County fair was established in 1849.  Livestock judging, exhibits, carnival rides, concessions, harness racing, tractor and truck pulls, demolition derby and Free grandstand shows.  Elkhorn has a treasure in the Walworth County Fair.  Every Labor Day weekend, the fair draws thousands of visitors for the 6 day event.  It is the Single biggest event in Elkhorn and Walworth County.  Animal barns are open all day, Commercial Vendors 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. (at least), midway noon to 11 p.m. and on Labor Day 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.



Saturday September 10 and Sunday September 11, 2016

East Troy Bluegrass Festival – Village Square – East Troy, Wisconsin

Top Bluegrass bands, fiddle, banjo, mandolin and guitar competitions, gospel music service, great food and East Troy Marketplace vendors.  weekend wristbands are $5 per person, children 15 and younger will be admitted free.  No alcohol permitted.  Lawn chairs encouraged.  For more information please call 262-642-3770 or visit www.easttroywi.org


Saturday September 10, 2016

Taste of Lake Geneva

Flat Iron Park 11 .m. to 5 p.m.

Flat Iron Park is the place to be as several of our local chefs and restaurants come together in the park with a variety of local cuisine and culinary delights to tantalize your taste buds to keep you wanting to come back for more!!!



Saturday September 17, 2016

Fat Tire Ride of Lake Geneva

Registration 8:30 a.m. 

21.5 mile trail length

A fun bicycle ride on paved roads around Geneva Lake.  Beginning at 9 a.m. you may start at your own leisure and begin the ride from Champs Sports Bar in Lake Geneva, or The Geneva Ridge Resort.  Proceeding at your own pace, the ride is approximately 21.5 miles and the rest stops are evenly spaced.  The ride is held rain or shine and travels through Lake Geneva, Fontana and Williams Bay with great vies of Geneva Lake and Lake Como.