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Farmers' Markets

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Horitcultural Hall Farmer's Market
330 Broad Street, Lake Geneva
May-October, Thursdays 8am-1pm

Delavan Fresh Market in Tower Park
Walworth Avenure, Delavan
June-October, Thursdays 3-7pm

Elkhorn Courthouse Square Farmer's Market
Wisconsin Street, Elkhorn
June-October, Sarurdays 8am-12:20pm

Apple Barn Orchard & WInery
W6384 Sugar Creek Road, Elkhorn
See website for current hours

The Elegant Farmer
1545 Main Street, Mukwonago
Open year round, daily 8-6pm

Hafs Road Orchard
W632 Hafs Road, Genoa City
See website for current hours

Music by the Lake: June-August

The music by the Lake takes place in WIlliams Bay at the George Williams College of Auroura University throughout the summer months. The event brings in some great acts. Past performances include Kenny Loggins, Michael Bolton, Peter Frampton, Cheap Trick, Thomas Hampson, Doobie Brothers, and members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. 


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Paint and Sip Event: Friday, June 23

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Great event to Celebrate the Start of Summer!
Wine & Snacks Included! Sample complimentary wines from around the world from Wines for Humanity with paired snacks and then our facilitators will lead you step by step to paint a take-home your own tribute to Early Summer Sunshine on 16x20 canvas with non-toxic acrylic paint. We will also have your favorite glitter and bejeweled adornments to add to the canvas to your liking.

Event Date: June 23, 2017, 6:30 PM
Event Location: Harbor Shores on Lake Geneva

$49 per person

(Covers wine & snacks, canvas and all materials needed)

  • ​All materials needed to create your masterpiece are included in admission.
  • Aprons are provided, but will not cover clothes entirely.
  • Additional Adult & Soft Beverages, Snacks and Full Menu available for purchase from venue.
  • Recommended ages 16+. Minors MUST be accompanied by a parent for this event.

To reserve your spot for this event, CLICK HERE

Why not book a room at the hotel for a quick getaway?

Hotel Reservations: 888-746-7371

Concerts in the Park: Thursdays from July 6-August 31

Concerts are scheduled for every Thursday from 6pm - 8 pm at Flat Iron Park (excluding August 17th during Venetian Festival). Enjoy great music and refreshments each week. The concerts are suitable for all ages. 

Chairs are available for rent at Harbor Shores Front Desk for $10.00, otherwise you are welcome to bring your own seating arrangements.

To see a listing of the entertainment, CLICK HERE

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Waterford's Annual Balloonfest: July 21-23

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This year marks the 7th annual Waterford Balloonfest! more than a dozen balloonists from around the nation gather for this genuinely unique event. There is no entrance fee for this event and there is also an arts & craft show and other kid friendly activities. Visit their WEBSITE for details and times.

Elkhorn's 2nd Annual RIBFEST: July 14-16

Held at the Walworth County Fair Grounds will be a National Rib Competition present by Miller & Franks Piggly Wiggly, along with Live Entertainment, Food and Fun for the whole family. New this year is the addition of carnival rides for the young and old along with a craft artisan village and a trade show featuring everything from hot tubs to motorcycles. Admission and Parking is FREE!

  • Friday & Saturday July 14 & 15: 12pm-11pm
  • Sunday, July 17: 12pm-7pm

CLICK HERE for more information!

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Country Thunder: July 20-23

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If you like country music, you will love this event! Four days full of various country artists will take the stage just outside of Lake Geneva, in Twin Lakes, WI. Country Thunder 2017 will feature Keith Urban, Billy Currington, Thomas Rhett, Jason Aldean and more! 


Art in the Park: August 12-13

This year marks the 37th Annual Art in the Park. Over 80 artists come from all over the country to showcase their paintings, ceramics, graphics, jewelry and more. This event spotlights original fine art and is a juried show.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 12, 2017 / 10:00 AM - 5:00PM
SUNDAY, AUGUST 13, 2017 / 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

For more information: CLICK HERE

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Venetian Festival: August 16-20

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Located in Flat Iron Park and Seminary Park (on each side of Harbor Shores) Venetian Fest is celebrating it's 55th year, and is a 5-day event that includes a carnival, craft fair, water ski show, live entertainment, fireworks display and more! There is something for everyone!


Inland Lake Yachting Association Championship: August 16-20

Check out the ILYA Championship that will take place at the Buddy Melges Sailing Center. The Center is home to both the Lake Geneva Yacht Club and the Geneva Lake Sailing School. This event will feature the best of competitive racing for several boat classes.

For event info, CLICK HERE

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Maxwell Street Days: August 25-27

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Lake Geneva's largest sidewalk sale of the year! With large participation amongst the unique downtown stores you will be able to take advantage of the transition to the fall season. 

Walworth County Fair: August 30-September 4

Located in Elkhorn, WI, the Walworth County Fair is celebrating its 168th year. Whether you like carnival rides, games, bull riding, tractor pulls, farm animals, the demolition derby or live country music entertainment, there is fun for the whole family out at the fairgrounds.  

For a list of events, CLICK HERE 

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Fat Tire Memorial Tour of Lake Geneva: September 9

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Fat Tire Ride of Lake Geneva is a fun bicycle ride on paved roads around Geneva Lake Wisconsin. Beginning at 9am with an unorganized start time, begin the ride at your leisure from Champ's Sports Bar & Grill in the City of 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.


Taste of Lake Geneva: September 9

Join us in Flat Iron Park for the 8th Annual Taste of Lake Geneva from 11am-4pm for a little taste from a wide variety of local establishments. Come enjoy the music, deliciousness and fun that this event has to offer!

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Antique & Classic Boat Show: September 22-24

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The show features antique, classic and vintage boats from all over the country ranging in style and age from the 1900s to modern reproductions. Along with the show there will be local and regional artists' with works for sale as well.

For more information, CLICK HERE

TriRock Lake Geneva Triathlon: September 23

The TriRock is the end-of-the-season triathlon in the Midwest. Hightlights include a beach stgart, running past Yerkes Observatory and a fun-filled festival afterwards to celebrate your accomplishment. 

For more information or to register: CLICK HERE

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Oktoberfest: October 7-8

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Autumn is one of Lake Geneva's most beautiful seasons. Every year we celebrate Oktoberfest downtown with pony rides, wagon hayrides, bouncy houses, tasty treats, live music, magic and more. A fun weekend for all ages.

Pumpkin Drop & Fall Festival: October 28-29

Join the Lake Geneva Canopy Tours for their 7th Annual Pumpkin Drop and Fall Festival on October 28-29! There will be a food truck on property, live music, pumpkin painting and their famous pumpkin drop with prizes. Fun for the entire family!

See what they are all about HERE

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Beer & Spirits Festival: November 4

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The Ridge is hosting the 8th Annual Beer & Spirits Festival on Saturday, November 4th from 1pm-5pm. This event is open to the public and admission includes a commemorative tasting glass and unlimited tastings from more than 35 craft beers. Specialty liquors and food will also be available. 

CLICK HERE for event tickets and info.

Dine Around The Lakes: November 3-12

Please join us in 2017 for the 4th annual Dine Around The Lakes on November 3-12! Dine Around The lakes is a restaurant week for the Walworth County area. Participating restaurants will offer a unique menu for lunch and dinner. Enjoy a three-course lunch for only $10 or $15 per person and/or a three-course dinner, for just $20 or $25 per person. Reservations at all restaurants are strongly encouraged.


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Holiday Open House: November 11-12

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Lake Geneva welcomes you to the holiday season with the annual Holiday Open House event. Downtown stores will have a festive treat for you. There will be music throughout the downtown area, beautiful decor and yummy holiday favorite dishes. Santa also likes to make an appearance during this event!

Great Electric Christmas Parade: December 2

This holiday parade is a long-time tradition and local favorite! Beautifully designed and hand-crafted floats will light up the streets. Be sure to stick around after the parade for some holiday shopping and dining specials throughout the area. The parade will start at 5pm and last about an hour.

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There are always so many things to do in and around the Lake Geneva area.

Click for a complete listing of details and all the events in Lake Geneva events and/or throughout Walworth County.

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