10 things to do in Summer in Waukesha Pewaukee
From ski shows to classic cars and dancing in the streets to concerts in the park, take in these fun ideas to enjoy summer in Waukesha Pewaukee!
1. 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.
2. Dance & 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 6-8:30 pm on Wednesdays June 7 – August 23 with a wide variety of music genres each week. Held in Historic Downtown Waukesha, Friday Night Live offers eight 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.
4. 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.
5. 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 and the 45-foot observation tower. Summer Stage offers outdoor theater, music, comedy and dance June – August.
6. Enjoy Fiesta Waukesha. Held June 9-11 at Frame Park in Waukesha, Fiesta Waukesha is a three-day music/Hispanic entertainment festival promoting multi-cultural awareness. If you aren’t able to attend Fiesta Waukesha, you must check out Frame Park in Waukesha for a host of recreational opportunities throughout the summer – kayak, bike, walk, pack a picnic lunch and relax.
7. 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.
8. Check out the oldest county fair in Wisconsin: Waukesha County Fair July 19-23. See livestock, goats, cows and more, ride the rides on the midway and enjoy live music and food while at the fair. Featured musical performers include: Bret Michaels, Night Ranger, 1964: The Tribute and more.
9. See unique classic boats and cars and enjoy family-friendly activities, food, music and more at the Pewaukee Antique & Classic Boat Show August 19 from 9am-5pm at Pewaukee Lakefront Park, north of the beach in Pewaukee.
10. Experience Celtic fun and games at the Wisconsin Highland Games held September 1-3 at the Waukesha County Expo Center. Watch athletes perform amazing feats hurling heavy items and cabers, see and pet Scottish dogs, enjoy live music and Irish dancers, plus taste an array of Irish food.