5 Safety Tips for Your Fourth of July

As Wisconsin has started reopening, many businesses in Walworth County have taken great steps to protect their customers and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic.

If you’re visiting our local restaurants and businesses this holiday weekend, help us promote personal and corporate responsibility by embracing safe practices. Our community’s health relies on all of us to make smart choices.

Here are five helpful tips from The Walworth County Department of Health and Human Services to keep your holiday weekend a safe one:

  1. Social Distance: Maintaining 6 feet of physical distance is still the best way to prevent spread of the virus.
  2. Monitor Your Health: Stay home if you have even one symptom, such as fever, cough, fatigue, shortness of breath, headache, sore throat, congestion or runny nose.
  3. Mask Up: Wear cloth face coverings, especially when physical distancing is difficult to maintain.
  4. Call Ahead: If you’re planning to go out, call the restaurant or business and ask about their policies to help customers maintain physical distancing and how they’re monitoring employees’ health and hygiene.

From all of us at Visit Walworth County and The Walworth County Department of Health and Human Services, have a safe and healthy 4th of July Holiday in Walworth County!

4th of July Fireworks in Walworth County

Summer is officially underway meaning Fourth of July is right around the corner.  Here are all of the Fireworks and special events throughout Walworth County to celebrate Independence Day.  

Burlington | July 4,
Chocolate Fest Grounds
Join us at the Chocolate Fest Grounds for a fireworks spectacular! The show begins at nightfall. Social distancing is strongly encouraged to enjoy the show safely.

Burlington – Brown’s Lake | July 4,
Fischer Park
Enjoy the show by land or lake at the Brown’s Lake 4th of July Fireworks. Enjoy the dazzling fireworks display starting at 9:30 pm.

Town of Delavan | June 27
Community Park, Hwy 50 & South Shore Drive, Delavan
Head on down to Community Park and enjoy an afternoon in the park while feasting on food truck finds and enjoying live music. The fireworks will begin at 9:30 pm.

Elkhorn | July 3
Sunset Park
Celebrate Independence Day the Elkhorn way with fireworks at Sunset Park. Social distancing is encouraged. Those wishing to view the show in an alternative format can tune into the live stream on the Elkhorn Recreation Department’s Facebook Page.

Lauderdale Lakes | July 4
Don Jean Bay
The annual Lauderdale Lakes Independence Day Fireworks Spectacular is ON! Sponsored by the Lauderdale Lakes Yacht Club, the show will begin at dusk over Don Jean Bay.

Whitewater | July 4
Cravath Lakefront Park
Fireworks over Whitewater will come alive at 10 pm on Saturday, July 4th and will be visible in the Cravath Lakefront Park as well as the grassy hill commonly known as “killer hill.” The city kindly asks that all community members choosing to enjoy the fireworks still follow social distancing guidelines in remaining six feet away from individuals not a part of their household and strongly encourage that all attendees of the show wear a face cover.

Pell Lake – Bloomfield | July 4
Over Pell Lake
Fireworks over Pell Lake will come alive at 9:30 pm on Saturday, July 4th. The community kindly asks that all community members choosing to enjoy the fireworks still follow social distancing guidelines.

Geneva National Resort | July 4
Geneva National ShorelineResort Guests, Members, and Residents Only
Due to social distancing our 4th of July celebration will be ONLY BE AVAILABLE to Geneva National Members, Geneva National Community residents, and overnight guests at the Suites & Cottages. Sparks will fly July 4th at Geneva National with a shoreline fireworks display exclusively for our overnight resort guests, Member’s Club and Geneva National Community. With space to spare, you can spread out socially distanced on our driving range and revel in this dazzling holiday display. Beforehand, enjoy 18 holes of legendary golf topped by an East Coast lobster boil or an à la carte barbecue menu from turf. kitchen + tap and live music by Milwaukee’s own Zach Pietrini Band. Ba-boom!

Grand Geneva Resort | July 3
Grand Geneva HillsideResort Guests and Reservations Only
The sky over Grand Geneva explodes for the annual Independence Day fireworks show. Please observe social distancing when finding your seat on the hillside. A reservation number for an overnight stay, dinner reservation, tee time or spa appointment, and a photo id will be required to gain access to the resort campus on July 3rd. Guests should be prepared to present this information to security upon arrival at the resort entrance.

15 Summer Activities for $15 or Less

Zoom School is out for the summer!  With so many changes in our summer plans, its time to think about keeping your kiddos busy and entertained in the dog days of summer.  Never fear – we’ve got your back! We’ve come up with a list of fun-filled family activities for less than $15 a person.  Time to build your summer bucket list for maximum fun:

Go On the Delavan Walldog’s Scavenger Hunt: From its prudent beginnings, through Delavan’s Circus age, to modern day, the murals tell our town’s story in a way words cannot. And while you’ve certainly seen them, have you ever taken a closer look? We invite you to take the Walldog Mural Tour and participate in the Walldog Scavenger Hunt. Put your seeking skills to the test and match each clue to the mural numbers on the map and be entered to win an exciting prize or Delavan Walldogs Kids T-Shirt.  Download the clues and get to hunting!

Cost: Free

Cast A Line at Rushing Waters Fishery: Open year-round, this is a great place for kids to learn how to fish – and it’s educational.  Rent a pole and purchase bait on-site.  With no entrance fee or fishing license required, this is a great budget-friendly day!

Cost: $9.50 Cleaning Fee per Pound

Try Out a Game Of Disc Golf: Get outdoors and engage in a little family competition with a game of Disc Golf at Duck Pond Disc Course.  Don’t know how to play? No problem! Its as easy as mini golfing! Don’t forget your frisbees!

Cost: Free

Visit Farmers Markets:  Teach your kids about their fruits and veggies on an outing to the Farmers Markets.  Pick out local ingredients to make fresh family meals together in the kitchen.  Who knows, this could even become your weekly tradition.  Learn more about Walworth County Farmers Markets here.

Cost: Free Admission

Summer Reading and Activities: School may be over for the summer, but learning never stops.  Take part in digital programming from Aram Public Library designed for family members of all ages.  Engage in digital sewing classes, the Beanstack Summer Reading Challenge, or Mindfulness sessions all at the tip of your fingertips.  The best part is, its completely free!

Cost: Free – Some Activities Require Library Card

Get Up Close and Personal With Furry Friends: Visit the Animal Gardens in Delavan.  Admission gets you into the baby animals barn, outdoor petting zoo, and the exotic bird show!  This beautiful park is home to 16 species of exotic animals and over 60 hay-eating animals.

Cost: Ages 3+ $8, Ticket Upgrades Available For Extra Fee

Take a Trip Back In Time: Visit the Geneva Lake Museum and step into the past.  Walk the brick streets of yesteryear and explore old-fashioned stores plus a fire engine house.  Who knew history could be so fun?!  Great rainy day activity!

Cost: Children under 13 Free, Adults $8

Bike White River Trail: Rent a bike (or bring your own) at Pedal & Cup, located on the White River State Trail.  This trail is an easy trail for any level of biking experience.  Grab a bike and hit the trails today! After your ride, grab a scoop of ice cream to cool off. 

Cost: Bike Rentals Start at $7/Hr

Go for a Swim: Go jump in the lake! No really! Visit the beaches of Walworth County and make summer a splash.

-Lake Geneva: Children Under 6 Free, Children (7-12) $4, Adults $8 – Season Pass Upgrades Avaliable

-Fontana: Children Under 5 Free, Children (6-11) $5, Adults $12 – Season Pass Upgrades Avaliable

-Delavan Community Park: Children Under 5 Free, Children (6-12) $2, Adults (13-64) $3, Seniors $2 – Season Pass Upgrades Avaliable

Get Your Groove On: Catch a free concert in the park at Phoenix Park Bandshell in Delavan most Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays throughout the summer.  Check in often for the most updated show schedules.

Cost: Free Admissions – Concessions Available for Purchase

Cruise the Lake: Did you know that Kids cruise for only $1 the entire month of June at Lake Geneva Cruise Lines? Hop aboard and see Lake Geneva from a whole new perspective. Book your voyage today!

Cost: Ticket Prices Vary by Date.  Kids Cruise for $1 Through 6/30.

Plant a Summer Garden: Take a trip out to Northwind Perennial Farms where you can pick out a garden’s worth of beautiful flowers! Create your gardenscape right in your own back yard and watch it bloom with love.

Cost: Plants range from $3 – $30

Paddle the Day Away: Treat the kiddos to a day on the lake with kayak rentals from Lakeside Bait and Tackle in Delavan.  For just $10 you can rent a kayak with life jackets for a two hour adventure. 

Cost: $10/2hrs

What will you do this summer with your kiddos? Let us know in the comments below!