What’s Happening This Weekend in Walworth County | January 22-24

Ice Castles

We are so lucky to live in Walworth County because we get one of only a few of these special winter attractions – The Ice Castles.  They are located at Geneva National between Lake Geneva and Delavan.  If mother nature behaves herself, because it is weather dependent, the Ice Castles are opening this weekend.  If you haven’t been to experience it yet, I encourage you to do so.  It is so cool – literally and pretty awesome.  You can explore caverns and tunnels made entirely from ice, or slide down the ice slide, or even squeeze through the crawl spaces to get to a whole new experience.  Fountains, thrones, wishing wells, all to transport you into a magical land.  Go online to get your tickets – they sell out fast.

Winter Fun Day

Winter is showing us what she’s got this year and Lutherdale in Elkhorn is serving it up this Saturday from 9 am to 4 pm during the Winter Fun Day.  They are inviting you to get out and enjoy the snow.  You can go online and reserve a 2-hour time slot.  They have family-friendly winter recreation for everyone.  Toboggan runs, snowshoes, cross-country skis, fort building, geocaching, and more.  Reservations also include an outdoor campfire and free hot cocoa.

Disney’s MOANA

If you’re dreaming of warm sun and sand, we have an event for you too.  Young Auditorium at UW-Whitewater in Whitewater is showing Disney’s MOANA on Saturday at 3 pm.  This is definitely a must see.  Tickets must be reserved through the box office and there are only 50 in-person tickets available for this sing along.  If you can’t get an in-person ticket or prefer to stay home, there is also live streaming available.  The best part about the event… the tickets are FREE.

For information on these events and more, go to VisitWalworthCounty.com/Events.

Celebrate Your Love in Walworth County

While it may still be chilly outside, these Walworth County Valentine’s Day events are sure to make you feel warm and fuzzy inside.  Whether you plan on staying in or braving the cold to take your sweetheart on a romantic date, there are plenty of fun activities and events to entertain lovebirds this Valentine’s season:

Be Mine Craft Night
Delavan Lake Store – February 4th, 6-8pm
Join Delavan Lake Store for a night of Valentine’s Day themed crafts. Make easy home decor projects or gifts for someone special! Use themed stencils or create your own designs. All supplies are included in this make and take event, including a FREE drink. Pre-registration is required.

Valentine’s Day String Art – Kid’s Build
Nailed It DIY Elkhorn – February 7th, 12-2pm
Mom and Dad, bring the kiddo’s to Nailed It DIY for a Kids Valentine’s Day String Art Event!
Sign up for $45, your child will receive the String Art Project kit and a special Valentines Day Treat. We hope to see your little one in the studio for some Nailed It Valentine’s Day Fun. Pre-registration is encouraged.

Cooking Class: Steak Night Date Night
The Black Sheep – February 8th, 6:15-8:15pm
Join Chef Tyler from The Black Sheep for an in-person Date Night cooking class. Learn how to prepare a classic steakhouse dinner. Look how to choose, prepare, and cook a steak to perfection alongside classic sides like creamed spinach, the wedge salad, and more. Pre-registration is required.

Virtual Cooking Class: Steak Night for Two (Gluten Free)
The Black Sheep – February 9th, 6:15-8:15pm
Tune in for a virtual cooking class with Chef Tyler from The Black Sheep. Pick-up your pre-portioned ingredients at the restaurant, and follow along step-by-step in the comfort of your own kitchen. Dinner includes a 12-14 ounce Prime Ribeye and a 7-8 ounce Tenderloin Fillet with herb butter served alongside toasted sage and sweet potato mashed potato, creamed spinach with a bacon, and house made peppercorn ranch wedge salad. Pre-registration is required.

Galentine’s Day at Nailed It DIY
Nailed It DIY Elkhorn – February 11th, 6-9pm
Bring your mom, your sister, or your BFF to Nailed It DIY to celebrate this special type of love and friendship. You will receive a 12″ round with Valentine’s Day design of your choice and a glass of wine or beer as a Galentine’s Day Treat from the Studio Crew. Pre-registration is encouraged.

Acrylic Painting: The Love Truck
Badger High School – February 11th, 6:30-8:30pm
Join artist Tiffany Fisher for an evening of painting and Valentine’s Day festivities, no experience necessary! Paint a V-Day inspired retro truck with step-by-step instructions and all the supplies you need. Pre-registration is encouraged.

Valentine’s Day Weekend Getaway
Lake Lawn Resort – February 12th-14th
Escape to Lake Lawn Resort this Valentine’s Day Weekend, February 12-14, 2021. Take advantage the Sweetheart Escape Overnight Package or visit for a Sweetheart Dinner at the Frontier Restaurant and the N.E.W Piano Guys Show. Reservations are strongly encouraged.

Arctic Alcoves – Ice Castles
Geneva National Resort, February 12-14
Freeze your special moment in time with a private, secluded experience inside Ice Castles. Whether you are proposing, celebrating Valentine’s Day, or enjoying a galentine’s getaway, the Arctic Alcove gives you an exclusive VIP area of the Ice Castles away from the crowds. Reservations are required.

Valentine’s Day Crafts
Nailed It DIY Elkhorn, February 14th, 12-1pm
Mom and Dad, go celebrate V-Day with some alone time and let the kiddos craft the afternoon away at Nailed It DIY. Participants will receive a craft kit including a tick-tac-toe board, playing pieces, and a special Valentine’s Day treat. Pre-registration is encouraged.

For more Valentine’s Day events throughout Walworth County, check out our Event Calendar at VisitWalworthCounty.com.

Member Monday: Geneva Lake Audio Tours

Walworth County resident Robert Bougadis has walked the Geneva Lake Shore Path every summer. As a history fanatic, Bougadis long desired an audio guide describing the unique history of the area and was surprised to find out that no such thing existed. In the summer of 2020, Bougadis partnered with the team at VoiceMap.me (a worldwide audio tour platform) to create Geneva Lake Audio Tours.

Geneva Lake Audio tours uses GPS activated technology that enables users to listen to the audio commentary at exactly the right time according to their location along the shore path or position on the water. With over 140 points of interest streaming directly to a mobile device, there is no need to stop to look down at a booklet, brochure, or device and read. As Bougadis likes to say, “throw some headphones on and you’re in business!”.

VoiceMap.me also allows users unlimited access to their purchased audio guides. “With Geneva Lake Audio Tours, users can take their tour into their own hands. They can break their hikes up into smaller sections and really go at their own pace and on their own time frame,” said Bougadis. Whether you are exploring by boat or by foot, you can retrace the history of life on Geneva Lake and uncover the stories site by site.

Bougadis adds “I think so many people walk the shore path and walk right past all the great stories and history of the lake and don’t even realize what they’re missing.”

Visitors can download the VoiceMap.me app on their smart devices and purchase the Geneva Lake Audio Guide for Boats for $14.99 or the Geneva Lake Shore Path Audio Guide for $9.99. To learn more about Geneva Lake Audio Tour visit VoiceMap.me and download your Geneva Lake Audio Guides today.