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Grand Geneva 2015
Looking for things to do near Lake Geneva? The area has plenty of seasonal events to offer, from the Walworth County Fair to Venetian Fest, County Thunder and much more. Check out what's going on this week, our calendar is constantly being updated. If you have an event thats's not listed, contact us and we'll add it!


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Saturday, October 17th
Elkhorn Oktoberfest
Veterans Park-Downtown Square 100 W. Walworth Street Elkhorn, WI
Walk around to see the many crafters and vendors, classic car show and kids activities. Hungry? Grab a bite to eat from the many delicious food vendors or chili cook-off, then wash it all down with something from our Wine & Beer Tasting tent while you enjoy all the different live entertainment acts. This event continues to grow as we will again close a block of Wisconsin Street for the large main stage hosting live bands, our chili cook off as well as other food vendors. Think we can top ourselves this year? You'll just have to come and see for yourself! Bring the family and join us for our biggest event of the year..
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Friday, October 23rd through Saturday, October 24th
Boo In The Bay
In Williams Bay, WI Enchanted Forest Family Walk (suitable for all ages) • Haunted Spooky Walk (4th grade and older) • Bonfire, S’mores and Ghost Stories in Kish Pavilion • Meet the Singing Pumpkins • Music, Food, Prizes & Games in the Field House Registration Required. Check in at the Lions Field House. PUMPKIN RACES FOR ALL AGES • Boo Crew to assist with wheel mounts • Live Music, Food and Award Ceremony
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Saturday, October 31st
Lake Geneva Beer & Spirits Festival
Grand Geneva Resort and Spa, Lake Geneva, WI
Open to the public, admission includes a commemorative tasting glass and unlimited tastings of beer from more than 25 craft breweries. Guests can also sample specialty liquors and foods that pair well with beer and enjoy music and a photo booth
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Underground Lake Geneva "A Sailing We Will Go ...".

Ongoing Events

Alpine Valley Music Theatre
W2699 Highway D, East Troy, WI. A 37,000 capacity music venue with pavilion and lawn seating. Past performers include Jimmy Buffett, the Dave Matthews Band, Phish and Ozzfest. Concerts can run from May through October.
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Aquanut Watershows
Belle S Lance Memorial Park 55 Lance Dr. Twin Lakes. Providing entertainment throughout the summer to the community of Twin Lakes and to the entire Southeastern Wisconsin Region and Northern Illinois communities with water ski stage shows.
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B-Town Sounds FREE Summer Concert Series 2015
This community event and summer concert seires is family friendly and a great way to get neighbors together to enjoy beautiful Echo Park, downtown Burlington, and each other. B-Town Sounds is a collaboration of the people who give their time, talent, and generosity to make Burlington a better place.
From June 11th & 25th
July 9th & 23rd
August 6th & 20th
September 3rd
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Big Foot Beach State Park
1550 South Lake Shore Drive, Lake Geneva. Over five miles of trails, a beach (open Memorial Day) and 100 campsites. Playground, showers and picnic areas are available. More than a dozen sites have electric hookup.
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Black Point Historic House and Gardens
W4270 Southland Road, Lake Geneva. Open to the public, the 1880s Queen Anne mansion and surrounding property hosts tours from May through October.
Porch, Parlor and Play Kids' Cruise
Spend an afternoon with your child or grandchild enjoying activities of the Victorian era. The narrated boat cruise will highlight many of the interesting features of Geneva Lake.
June 18th, July 16th & August 13th, 2015.
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Bristol Rennasaince Faire
Bristol, WI. Every Faire day recreates a time when knights were noble, maids were merry and turkey legs were titanic. Once you enter the portal gates, you travel back in time to the year 1574, and you've walked right into an exciting village festival day. Saturdays, Sundays & Labor Day Early Jul. thru early Sep. Off I-94 at the IL/WI Border • 10am - 7pm
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Brown's Lake Aquaducks Water Ski Club Show
Browns Lake, Fischer County Park - 30326 Durand Ave, Burlington, WI 53105. From late May through early September. The Brown's Lake Aquaducks is a national champion, not-for-profit water-ski team based out of Burlington, WI.
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Browns Lake Yacht Club Sail Boat Races
Burlington, WI. Sundays 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. and Wednesdays 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Memorial Day through Labor Day.
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Concerts in the Park
Flatiron Park, Wrigley Drive, Lake Geneva. Thursdays in early July - late August
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East Troy Electric Railroad
2002 N. Church St., East Troy, WI. Restored rail cars are used for tours through scenic vistas from Memorial Day to Halloween and special Christmas events. The 10-mile tours run from the East Troy depot to a 1900s station near Mukwonago at The Elegant Farmer.
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Elkhorn Antique Flea Market
Walworth County Fairgrounds, 411 Court St. Elkhorn, WI. More than 500 dealers with antiques and more. Concessions. Begins at 7 a.m. Sundays – May 17, June 28, August 9 & September 27, 2015.

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Farmers Markets
LAKE GENEVA: Horticultural Hall, 220 Broad St. Thursdays May through October, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
ELKHORN: Elkhorn Town Square, N. Wisconsin Street. Saturdays, early June through early October, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
BURLINGTON: Wehmhoff Square--Corner of Washington St. and Pine St. May – October. Every Thursday 3 - 7 p.m.
EAST TROY: Thursdays from 3 - 7 p.m. from May 22nd through October 4th on the Historic Village Square.
FONTANA: Saturdays from 8 a.m.- noon. from June 6th through September 26th at Porter Court Plaza, HWY 67.
DELAVAN: Tower Park 3 - 6 p.m., every Thursday June 4th - September 24th
SHARON: Veteran's Memorial Park. 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Every third Saturday May - October,
WOODSTOCK, IL: Tuesdays and Saturdays May through October 8 a.m. 1 p.m. at the Historic Woodstock Square.
NORTHWIND PERENNIAL FARM MARKET: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., Sundays, June - September (weather permitting) - 7047 Hospital Rd. Burlington, WI
Four Seasons Nature Preserve
County H south of STH 120 in Lake Geneva, WI is a passive park for hiking and an inspiring nature experience. This park includes an exercise dog park close to the entrance, pond, shelter, boardwalk, and overlook tower.
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Geneva Lake Art Association
647 Main St., Lake Geneva. Seasonal exhibitions from local artists include oil, acrylic and watercolors. The gallery also hosts an art school and offers items for sale. Open Saturdays and Sundays.
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Geneva Lake Museum
255 Mill St., Lake Geneva. The museum’s highlight is a brick-paved “Main Street” with residences, businesses and Native American artifacts. Hours vary by season.
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Geneva Lake Shorepath
Originally connecting Native American settlements, the present-day path is a public hiking attraction. The 20-mile path around Geneva Lake is accessible for the public at Lake Geneva, Williams Bay and Fontana parks, where hikers can also find public parking.
Glacial Park
Glacial Park Conservation Area 6316 Harts Road, Ringwood, IL
At 3,300 acres in size, Glacial Park features a diverse array of prairie, wetlands, savannas and delta kames. With the gradual addition of parcels over the years, land restoration has been vital to making Glacial Park a cohesive natural community. District staff and volunteers have restored hundreds of acres of native communities by removing invasive plant species, conducting prescription burns, and recreating wetlands. In 2000, the Nippersink Creek was remeandered to restore its natural path, preventing erosion, and improving the wetland habitat.
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Haunted Woods and Sacred Site Tours
Every Saturday night from March – December - Burlington, WI. SCHEDULE IN ADVANCE by calling 262.767.1116
On this tour you will not only experience spirit activity, see fairy kingdoms, walk the earthen and rock mounds, but walk the dimensional world. Mary Sutherland teaches her guests how to connect with the shaman of the woods and shift into the higher dimensional realms.
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Kettle Moraine State Forest
Headquarters is three miles west of Eagle, State Highway 59. More than 22,000 acres of glacial hills, kettles, lakes, prairie restoration sites, pine woods and hardwood forests can be found in the Southern Unit. The 3,500-acre Scuppernong River Habitat Area is the largest wet prairie east of the Mississippi River. The Southern Unit of the Kettle Moraine State Forest is 30 miles long.
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Kishwauketoe Conservancy
Williams Bay, WI. More than 200 acres of wetlands, prairie and deciduous forest. Four miles of trails wind through the property, which also includes a boardwalk and a viewing tower.
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Lake Geneva A-Scow Races
The Lake Geneva Yacht Club, 1250 S. Lake Shore Dr. Lake Geneva 262-275-5722 The Lake Geneva Yacht Club A Scow Races are held throughout the summer in beautiful Lake Geneva. WI. In sailing, the A-Scow is a large sailing scow. It is 38 feet long and with reported top speeds of over 25 knots.[citation needed] With its rules of design, also known as scantlings, first being written in 1901, the A-Scow has a significant history. With a large sail area and little keel ballast, the five to seven crew members must work in unison on the A-Scow to keep the boat sailing fast and upright. The boat is mainly sailed in Minnesota and Wisconsin.
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Lake Geneva Cruise Line
Lake Geneva and Williams Bay. The tour season begins mid-April and runs, weather permitting, through mid-November. Cruises depart from the Riviera Docks in downtown Lake Geneva and include full-lake, Geneva Bay and meal tours, along with the U.S. Mailboat tour.
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Lakeland Players, Ltd.
The Sprague Theatre, 15 West Walworth St., Elkhorn, WI. Lakeland Players, Ltd. is Walworth County's oldest community theatre organization, and they are proud to have presented quality community theatre productions since 1973. Whether you are looking for enjoyable entertainment or a creative home with lots of volunteer opportunities onstage, backstage and behind-the-scenes, you can find it here.
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Music by the Lake
Each summer, the lakeside pavilion at George Williams College, Williams Bay, WI hosts performances ranging from classical to jazz to classic rock.
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Old World Wisconsin
W372 S9727 Highway 67, Eagle, WI.
Homesteads, a village crossroads and a church and school are staffed by costumed interpreters, who bring the outdoor museum to life. Farms and gardens are stocked with heirloom breeds and plants. The museum has a gift shop, restaurant and hiking trails. Hours vary by season.
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Samuel Donian Wetland Preserve
In Lake Geneva, WI between east Main Street and lower Center Street, features a woodland atmosphere with an observation deck overlooking the White River and a walkway along Mill Creek.
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Seno Woodland Education Center
Hwy. P, Burlington. The Seno Woodland Education Center is 131 acres of forest, fields, prairie and wetlands located in southeast Wisconsin's rolling kettle morraine country. The goals of The Center are: To provide educational opportunities for educators, students, landowners and the general public, and, To demonstrate sustainable management of forest and related resources.
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The Haylofters
109 Main St, Burlington, WI. Welcome to the Haylofters, one of Wisconsin's oldest, continuously running community theatres! We perform at the Historic Malt House Theater, located right on the beautiful Fox River in Burlington, Wisconsin. Our season includes three mainstage productions, with a spring show, summer musical, and fall show. In addition, we offer a children's show each summer, and a holiday show or concert late in the year. Some seasons the Haylofters run bonus shows or other events.
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The Riviera Docks
Downtown Lake Geneva. The docks are home port for the Lake Geneva Cruise Line, along with shops that are open seasonally. The top floor is a ballroom which is available for private events, and was the site for Big Band performances. Overlooking the Riviera Beach, the docks and Riviera Lawn are at the heart of downtown Lake Geneva’s scene.
The Woodstock Opera House
121 W Van Buren St., Woodstock IL (815) 338-5300 The Woodstock Opera House hosts a spectacular variety of programming and events each year including: Concerts, Theatre, Dance, Visual Art, Educational programming, Lectures, Meetings, Receptions and more.
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White River State Bike Trail
An eleven-mile trail that runs between Elkhorn (the trailhead is across from Gateway Technical College and Spring Valley Road).

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Yerkes Observatory
373 W. Geneva St., Williams Bay, WI. Part of the University of Chicago, Yerkes is home to the largest refracting telescope in the world. Free public tours (which run about 45 minutes) are scheduled at 10 and 11 a.m. and noon on Saturdays.
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