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.

A Flurry of Fun: Winterfest 2021

A Lake Geneva tradition lives on! Winterfest will return to Downtown Lake Geneva February 3rd through 7th. Featuring the 26th annual National Snow Sculpting Championship, Ice Sculpture Walk, Fire and Ice Bar, Cocoa Crawl, and many more winter activities, Winterfest 2021 is bound to be a flurry of fun!

Hosted by VISIT Lake Geneva, Winterfest will once again welcome award-winning sculpting teams from across the country to beautiful Downtown Lake Geneva. You won’t want to miss catching a glimpse of these incredible teams hard at work crafting intricate works of art out of snow. Teams from Alaska, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, New York, and Wisconsin will have 72-hours to perfect their towering pieces in the heart of Riviera Plaza and Flat Iron Park. Upon completion, visitors will have the opportunity to view them up-close and vote for their favorite sculpture.

Winterfest festivities will carry on throughout Downtown Lake Geneva. Adults can warm up with a wintery libation at the Baker House Fire and Ice Bar running through February 7th. Stroll, shop, and sip your way through Lake Geneva during the Cocoa Crawl February 5th-7th. Sample sweet treats and sip on piping-hot cocoa at participating businesses.

Returning this year, the Ice Sculpture Walk will adorn the entrances to your favorite Lake Geneva establishments. Mere steps away from the Snow Sculpting Competition, you’ll find intricate Ice Carvings lining the streets and welcoming shoppers, diners, and hotel guests in true Winterfest fashion.

Cozy up by the fire during Bonfires on the Beach Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings. S’mores, hot cocoa, and other refreshments will be available for purchase. Considering turning your Winterfest experience into a weekend getaway? Check out exclusive specials from local hotels and resorts to play more and save more before they melt away.

Will you be heading to Lake Geneva’s Winterfest? We want to see your pictures! Enter to win a BOGO Cards by submitting your photos to our Winterfest Photo Contest. The photos with the most likes will be entered to win. Submitting your photo is easy: use hashtag #lgwinterfest20 on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram OR follow this link. See official rules for details – https://woobox.com/279rqu/rules

For more events and activities happening throughout the Lake Geneva area during Winterfest 2021, head over to our Event Calendar at VisitWalworthCounty.com. Stay warm, and have an amazing Winterfest!

Ice Castles Return to Lake Geneva

A winter wonderland is under construction and preparing to bring the magic of winter to life in Lake Geneva once again. The Ice Castles will return to Walworth County this January for their third consecutive year. Geneva National Resort will  host the highly anticipated illuminated ice kingdom slated to open January 21st.  

Let your imagination run wild as you explore caverns and tunnels made entirely from ice. Race down an ice-carved slide and squeeze through crawl spaces and slot canyons to discover new experiences around every corner. With fountains, thrones, wishing wells, and more, you’ll be mesmerized by this unique, and family-friendly attraction.

The Crew began working on this year’s castle in November and expect it to grow to be a whopping 17-feet come opening day. Despite taking up a smaller footprint than in years past, this year’s castle is panning out to be as awe-inspiring as ever.

New for the 2021 season, an enhanced lighting packaged within the castle walls will illuminate the structure, paths, and ice-features to mimic the aurora borealis. Professional photographers will be on-site to help capture your visit and memories that will last a lifetime. For a more intimate experience, guests may reserve a VIP Arctic Alcove perfect for private moments such as proposals, birthdays, and other special occasions.

Built with safety in mind, this year’s Ice Castles will feature one-way walkways, timed entry, and limited capacity. Tickets must be purchased in advance through IceCastles.com and will be released in limited quantities.

Make a weekend out of your Ice Castles adventure and stay at one of the Lake Geneva Area resorts and hotels offering exclusive Ice Castles packages and rates. Start your day at the Castles with an breakfast fit for Queen Elsa of Arendelle herself at the Ice Princess Brunch at Geneva National Resort. Don’t forget to check out our Event Calendar to help fill your Ice Castles getaway with more frosty fun here in Walworth County.

Ice Castles are weather dependant and operating hours are subject to change. Please visit IceCastles.com for the more information regarding cancellation policies and venue safety policies.Ω