10 Ways to Enjoy Summer
We wait eight (or more!) months for the awesome summer weather to hit our area. You can make the most of the warm days with these 10 ways to enjoy summer in Waukesha Pewaukee (we even give you some inside options in case the weather doesn’t cooperate).
- Catch thrill-filled waterski shows. The Badgerland Water Ski Show Team and the Pewaukee Lake Water Ski Club perform from Memorial Day to Labor Day and are always fun to watch. Badgerland performs at Frame Park on the Fox River in Waukesha every Wednesday evening starting at 7pm. The Pewaukee Lake Water Ski Club performs on Pewaukee Lake every Thursday night at 6:45pm.
- Get in some water time on Pewaukee Lake or one of the surrounding lakes in Waukesha County. Or, if rivers are more your speed, check out Frame Park along the Fox River in Waukesha.
- Dance and listen to live outdoor music at Pewaukee Lake Waterfront Wednesdays, Waukesha Friday Night Live or Tribute Tuesdays. Waterfront Wednesdays are held along the shores of Pewaukee Lake at Lakefront Park from 6-9pm on Wednesdays, June 8 – August 8 with a wide variety of music genres each week. Held in Historic Downtown Waukesha, Friday Night Live offers ten stages of live music and dozens of downtown businesses open to offer food, drinks, artwork, gifts and more. Tribute Tuesdays are held at the Les Paul Performance Center in Cutler Park in Waukesha from 7-9pm.
- Golf at championship golf courses in our area or travel just a short drive to get your tee time in at Erin Hills, home to the 2017 U.S. Open. For family golfing fun, try mini golf at Prairieville Park or Swing Time. Plus you get practice inside at Wisconsin Indoor Golf if the weather isn’t cooperating.
- Experience Ten Chimneys. Ten Chimneys was the home of Broadway actors Lynn Fontanne and Alfred Lunt. Located on 60 acres in Genesee Depot, this amazing National Historic Landmark has a great story and tours of the property offer one-of-a-kind collections, unique interior design and architecture. Reservations recommended for those 12 and older.
- Explore the many stunning parks in our area. There is a little bit of something for everyone at these parks – hike, boat, bike, run, swim, picnic, camp, bring your dog and more.
- Travel back in time and experience what life was like in rural 19th century Wisconsin at Old World Wisconsin. With 65 historic buildings and many family-friendly hands-on activities, this open-air museum in Eagle is just a short drive from our area.
- Take in the sights at Lapham Peak during the day and a live theatrical performance at night at Summer Stage. Lapham Peak is part of the amazing Kettle Moraine State Forest in Delafield (just 15 minutes from Waukesha Pewaukee). The glacial landscape at Lapham Peak offers great hiking, plus you cannot beat the view from the highest point in Waukesha County at the 45-foot observation tower. Summer Stage offers outdoor theater, music, comedy and dance from June through August.
- Check out the oldest county fair in Wisconsin, the Waukesha County Fair – July 20-24. See livestock, goats, cows and more, take a ride on the midway and enjoy live music and food while at the fair. Featured musical performers include: Skid Row, Foreigner, Thompson Square and Blood Sweet and Tears featuring Bo Bice.
- There are plenty of indoor fun options if the weather isn’t that great outside or you want a break from the summer heat. Be sure to check out Adventure Rock for indoor rock climbing, play laser tag or games at Lasertag Adventure, experience The Springs Water Park, ride go-karts at Veloce Indoor Speedway or jump at SkyZone Indoor Trampoline Park.