August Summer Festivals – Walworth County

Summertime in the Lake Geneva area just keeps getting better!  As the month of August approaches, so do some of the best festivals of the season. Whether you’re looking for art festivals, carnivals, live music or great food, Walworth County has it all.  If you’re looking for a reason to come to the Lake Geneva area – or just looking for something fun to do, check out these local festivals in August.


Main Street Festival | Whitewater 
August 2, 10 am – 5 pm
Main Street, Whitewater
The Whitewater Main Street Festival is an annual event created through a partnership between multiple organizations and businesses. The event is held throughout the historic city of Whitewater and promotes the arts and creative economy. The historic architecture and natural beauty serves as the perfect backdrop for exploring galleries, local shops and restaurants and to experience the many diverse forms of the arts we celebrate and support in our city.  Enjoy art & craft booths, retail sales, sidewalk chalk art, music & dance performances, farmer’s market, and more!


Delavan Pork Roast & Dance | Delavan
August 2, 12 – 11 pm
Community Park, 1220 S. Shore Drive, Delavan
Join the Town of Delavan Fire & Rescue Department for their 35th Annual Pork Roast and Dance – food, Bingo, and fun for the whole family!  Food including: pork sandwiches, brats, hot dogs, corn on the cob, and more, starting at noon.  Bingo begins at 12:30 pm, and Big Bob Balloon Twisting is 2 – 4 pm.  Bouncing House will be open all day.  Dancing starts at 7 pm; music by Random Maxx.  Participate in the raffle – $2 raffle tickets, 3 cash prizes – $1000, $750, and $500!


Quilt Auction Fest | Elkhorn
August 9, 8 am – 4 pm
Lutherdale Ministries, N7891 US Hwy 12, Elkhorn
This auction is an annual fundraiser that helps Lutherdale to maintain its ministry throughout the year.  Join Lutherdale for a day full of fresh baked goods, crafts, sales, silent auction bidding, kids’ programming, a men’s lounge, and of course the LIVE AUCTION!  Kids can enjoy day camp for the day, for just $25 per kid.


Art in the Park | Lake Geneva
August 9-10, 10 am – 5 pm
Flat Iron Park, Lake Geneva
Art in the Park the Geneva Lake Art Association’s 35th Annual Fine Art Show is located at Flat Iron Park on the beautiful shore of Lake Geneva WI. AITP is a juried show that spotlights original fine art over 80 artists from throughout the United States featuring paintings, photography, pottery, graphics, sculptures, jewelry and more. The event will also feature a silent auction, live entertainment, food and beverage and a children’s activity tent. Sponsored by the Lake Geneva Art Association.
Free Downtown Shuttle- Parking at Petco/Office Max and drop off at Mill Creek Hotel, Downtown on Center St behind the Post Office. Runs continuously every 20 minutes- 10 am to 7 pm Saturday, 10 am to 6 pm Sunday.


Venetian Festival | Lake Geneva
August 13 – 17, 5 pm – 12 am (Wed-Fri)/12 pm – 12 am (Sat-Sun)
Flat Iron Park/Seminary Park/Library Park, Lake Geneva
Celebrating 52 years!  Bands – Beer Tent – Craft Fair – Brat Stand – Carnival – Water Ski Show – Fireworks – Boat Parade!  Enjoy the biggest festival of the summer right in downtown Lake Geneva. Local food booths, carnival rides, lighted boat parade, live music performed daily in the beer tent, and fireworks on Geneva Lake. The perfect summer festival!


Heritage Fest | Delavan
August 14-17, check website for concert times
Phoenix Park Bandshell, 111 E. Wisconsin Street, Delavan
Heritage Fest offers a great weekend of live music.  The concerts, held at the Phoenix Park Band Shell, feature bands that perform musical genres spanning everything from folk and Dixieland to polka, big band and Latin favorites.  Visitors can also enjoy kids’ events at the Aram Public Library, Guided tours throughout Delavan, and art displays.


Shake the Lake Music Festival | Delavan
August 22-24, all day
Lake Lawn Resort, 2400 E. Geneva Street, Delavan
Join us on the lawn near the Lake Lawn Marina for three days of lakeside music featuring the Boat Drunkards, Compass Rose, and Nadirah Shakoor, lead vocalist for the Jimmy Buffet Coral Reefer Band. Performances located alongside the lake, concessions for food and beverages for your convenience. Overnight packages are available.


Maxwell Street Days | Lake Geneva
August 22-24, all day
Downtown Lake Geneva
Everyone loves a great bargain and you are sure to find not one—but many at Maxwell Street Days in downtown Lake Geneva. This year’s event will be held from Friday, August 22 through Sunday, August 24. You can browse the downtown streets of Lake Geneva as retailers sell everything from antiques, to crafts, to produce, (and a whole lot more!) with food and refreshments available.…and remember early bird gets the worm! Bargains line the streets of Lake Geneva. Come early!
Free Downtown Shuttle- Parking at Petco/Office Max and drop off at Mill Creek Hotel, Downtown on Center St behind the Post Office. Runs continuously every 20 minutes- 10 am to 7 pm Saturday, 10 am to 6 pm Sunday.


And don’t miss….

Walworth County Fair | Elkhorn
August 27 – September 1, all day
Walworth County fairgrounds, 411 E. Court Street, Elkhorn
It’s that time of year again – fair time!  The 165th Walworth County Fair has great entertainment (Trace Adkins, Little Big Town, Foreigner, Megan Ruger), Big Hat Radio, truck & tractor pulls, demo derby, plus the great fair food, exhibits, vendors and more!

Walworth County Fair 2


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