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Memorial Day – Lake Geneva Style

Flag Flying over Black Point

Flag Flying over Black Point

Memorial Day – a time to bust out your white pants, crack open a Summer Shandy, and welcome back all things summer, and lucky for us, there are a ton of fun events taking place this weekend in and around Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.  Whether you’re looking to relax by the lake with a beer or out to find fun activities for the whole family – we’ve got all bases covered with our roundup of events.

Per usual, our local resorts are offering a bevy of entertainment for the holiday weekend.  Lake Lawn Resort will host a Lawn Party and Pig Roast Sunday May, 24th where guests can enjoy great food and live music.

The Abbey Resort will also host a week full of live bands and barbecues sure to please the whole family.

If you’re looking for more of an adventure, Grand Geneva has you covered.  They are offering Memorial Day golf specials, a magician sure to entrance kids and parents alike.

The fun extends far beyond the resorts – below are some other ways to ring in the summer moths:


Burlington Chocolate Fest, at the Burlington Festival Grounds (May 21 – 24, all day)

Morel Mushroom Mania, at the Lake Geneva School of Cooking (May 22 – 24, 6pm)

Meet & Greet with Illustrator Neal Aspinall, at Cornerstone Shoppe (May 23, 1pm)

Blacksmithing Workshop, at Old World Wisconsin (May 23, 10am)

Change to the Weather Party, at Evergreen Country Club (May 23, 6pm)

Roaring 20’s Speakeasy Party, Geneva Lake Museum (May 22, 6pm)

Botanical Watercolor Class with Lynne Railsback, Geneva Lake Art Foundation Gallery (May 22, 9am)

Fontana Garden Club Fair, Mills Street Plaza Fontana (May 23-25, 9am)

Drawing Class with Jack Nichols, Geneva Lake Art Foundation Gallery (May 25, 9am)

East Troy Corn & Brat Roast, East Troy Village Square (May 22-25, 12pm)

Oil Painting with Ken Cottingham, Geneva Lake Art Foundation Gallery (May 25, 6pm)


For a list of Memorial Day Parades and services, click HERE.



Beat the Heat at Great Lakes Dragway

Officer Giovannoni

Officer Giovannoni

Here is another great event that I would like to share. A great program for our kids. Here are the details from the City of Lake Geneva Police Departments Facebook page:

SE Wisconsin Beat the Heat and Great Lakes Dragway invite you to come down to Union Grove, WI to race your friends and the local law enforcement officers at the track. If you’re 16 – 20 years old & hold a valid drivers license, bring your car, truck or motorcycle at the track to race Officer Giovannoni.

This is stay racing on a 1/4 mile track so you don’t have to have the fastest car to win. There is a driver’s meeting each night before the elimination races begin so any questions from first time racers can be answered.

The racing is for fun but safety is a concern so all vehicles will be given a safety inspection and helmets and seat belts must be worn.

Race Schedule:

Friday May 1st & 29th

Friday June 5th, 12th & 26th

Friday July 3rd & 31st

Friday August 7th & 28th

Friday September 4th

Gates Open at 5:00pm

Time Trials at 5:30pm

Races at 7:30pm

Winner and runner up both receive trophies!

Top point finishers will be invited to attend the Nationals in Indianapolis

Admission Price:

Student Driver and Vehicle …. $25

Student Spectator with ID……..$7

Parents and Spectators……$12

Prices Subject to Change

Great Lakes Dragaway is located on County Road KR just east of highway 45 in Union Grove. Any questions please call Officer Tom Giovannoni, Lake Geneva P.D. (262) 949-5155 or Great Lakes Dragaway at (262) 878-3783.


Parental Consent form and waiver must be signed for all racers under age 18 per NHRA Requirements.


Share and get the word out!

Top 10 Lake Geneva Area Condos Under $200,000.

Are you in the market for a condominium home in the Lake Geneva area? Here is a list of my top 10 under $200,000. Give me a call if you would like more details on these properties or if you would like to set up a showing. Consider the maintenance free aspect of living in Lake Geneva. Joel Reyenga Keefe Real Estate 262-325-9867

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Things to Do in Lake Geneva

Lake Geneva Riverea

Lake Geneva Riverea

Here is a great list of Things to do this Weekend in the Lake Geneva Area, compiled by our friends at the Walworth County Visitors Bureau .

Come on out and enjoy the great spring weather and local events around the neighborhoods this weekend.


Friday May 1, 2015

GLAF “Out of Gallery” Exhibitions – Walworth County

Throughout Walworth County – (262) 249-7988,

Botanical Watercolor With Lynne Railsback Class – Lake Geneva ~ 9 am – 12 pm

Geneva Lake Art Foundation Gallery, 647 W. Main St., Lake Geneva – (262) 249-7988,

Geneva Lake Tours – Lake Geneva ~ 1 – 4:15 pm

Lake Geneva Cruise Line, Wrigley Dr., Lake Geneva – (262) 248-6206,

Cinco De Mayo Festival – Delavan ~ 5 – 9:30 pm

Tower Park, Downtown Delavan

Student Art Exhibit Opening Reception – Lake Geneva ~ 6 – 8 pm

GLAF Gallery, 647 Main St., Lake Geneva – (262) 249-7988,

Lake Geneva House Of Music: Junior Varsity & Varsity – Lake Geneva ~ 6 – 10 pm

Hemingway’s, N3270 Co. Hwy. H, Lake Geneva – (262) 248-0606,

The Furies – Whitewater ~ 7:30 – 9:30 pm

Barnett Theatre, Greenhill Center of the Arts, 800 W. Main St., Whitewater – (262) 472-2222,

Karaoke – Delavan ~ 9 pm – 1 am

Lake Lawn Resort – The Lookout, 2400 E. Geneva Street, Delavan – (262) 728-7950,

Ron Payton (50’s, 60’s, and country) – Lake Geneva ~ 9 pm – 12 am

Geneva Ridge Resort – Lakeview Lounge, W4240 State Hwy. 50, Lake Geneva – (262) 249-3800,

Saturday May 2, 2015

GLAF “Out of Gallery” Exhibitions – Walworth County

Throughout Walworth County – (262) 249-7988,

Volunteer Saturday – Williams Bay

Historic Belfry Music Theatre, Hwy. 67 & Bailey Rd., Williams Bay – (262) 744-0982,

Farmers’ Market – Whitewater ~ 8 am – 12 pm

1415 W. Main St., Whitewater – (262) 473-3221

Spring Scramble – Elkhorn ~ 9 am – 6 pm

Evergreen Golf Club, N6246 US Hwy. 12, Elkhorn – (262) 723-5722,

Cinco De Mayo Festival – Delavan ~ 10 am – 8 pm

Tower Park, Downtown Delavan

Grand Reopening Sale – Elkhorn ~ 10 am – 3 pm

Little Miss Sweet Pea, 431 E. Geneva Street, Elkhorn – (262) 348-6443

Springtime @ Old World Wisconsin – Eagle ~ 10 am – 5 pm

Old World Wisconsin, W372 S9727 Hwy. 67, Eagle – (262) 594-6300,

Paddle Demo Days – Lake Geneva ~ 10 am – 2 pm

Riviera Beach, 812 Wrigley Drive, Lake Geneva – (262) 348-2420,

Tail Waggin’ Tutors With Divot – Delavan ~ 10 – 11 am

Aram Public Library, 404 E. Walworth Avenue, Delavan – (262) 728-3111,

Geneva Lake Tours – Lake Geneva ~ 10:30 am – 7:45 pm

Lake Geneva Cruise Line, Wrigley Dr., Lake Geneva – (262) 248-6206,

Ecology in the Garden with Chris Felhaber – Burlington ~ 10:30 am – 12 pm

Northwind Perennial Farm, 7047 Hospital Road, Burlington – (262) 248-8229,

All Shook Up – Fort Atkinson ~ 10:30 am – 3 pm

The Fireside Dinner Theatre, 1131 Janesville Avenue, Fort Atkinson – (800) 477-9505,

Derby Party – Lake Geneva ~ 3 – 8 pm

The Geneva Inn, N2009 South Lake Shore Dr., Lake Geneva – (262) 248-5690,

Paint N’ Sip – Fontana ~ 4 – 6:30 pm

The Abbey Resort & Avani Spa, 269 Fontana Boulevard, Fontana – (262) 275-9000,

Hobie (blues & funk) – Lake Geneva ~ 4 – 8 pm

Studio Winery, 401 Sheridan Springs Rd., Lake Geneva – (262) 348-9100,

All Shook Up – Fort Atkinson ~ 4:45 – 9 pm

The Fireside Dinner Theatre, 1131 Janesville Avenue, Fort Atkinson – (800) 477-9505,

Lake Geneva House Of Music: Junior Varsity & Varsity – Lake Geneva ~ 6 – 10 pm

Hemingway’s, N3270 Co. Hwy. H, Lake Geneva – (262) 248-0606,

Domenic DiCello (piano) – Lake Geneva ~ 6:30 – 10 pm

The Grandview Restaurant and Lounge, N2009 South Lake Shore Dr., Lake Geneva – (262) 248-5690,

Vegas Legends – A Tribute to Frank & Dean – Delavan ~ 6:30 – 10 pm

Lake Lawn Resort, 2400 E. Geneva St., Delavan – (262) 725-9155,

The Furies – Whitewater ~ 7:30 – 9:30 pm

Barnett Theatre, Greenhill Center of the Arts, 800 W. Main St., Whitewater – (262) 472-2222,

The Eddie Cash Show – Genoa City ~ 8 – 10 pm

Eddie Cash Music Hall, N1530 Powers Lake Road, Genoa City – (262) 378-4656,

Karaoke – Delavan ~ 9 pm – 2 am

Snug Harbor, W7772 Wisconsin Pkwy (on Turtle Lake), Delavan – (608) 883-6999,

D’Lite Due (fun vibes, covers from all types of music) – Lake Geneva ~ 9 pm – 12 am

Geneva Ridge Resort – Lakeview Lounge, W4240 State Hwy. 50, Lake Geneva – (262) 249-3800,


Sunday May 3, 2015

GLAF “Out of Gallery” Exhibitions – Walworth County

Throughout Walworth County – (262) 249-7988,

Bustle Hustle 5K Run/Walk – Eagle ~ 8:15 am – 12 pm

Old World Wisconsin, W372 S9727 Hwy. 67, Eagle – (262) 594-2922,

Spring Scramble – Elkhorn ~ 9 am – 6 pm

Evergreen Golf Club, N6246 US Hwy. 12, Elkhorn – (262) 723-5722,

Springtime @ Old World Wisconsin – Eagle ~ 10 am – 5 pm

Old World Wisconsin, W372 S9727 Hwy. 67, Eagle – (262) 594-6300,

Geneva Lake Tours – Lake Geneva ~ 10:30 am – 5:30 pm

Lake Geneva Cruise Line, Wrigley Dr., Lake Geneva – (262) 248-6206,

All Shook Up – Fort Atkinson ~ 10:30 am – 3 pm

The Fireside Dinner Theatre, 1131 Janesville Avenue, Fort Atkinson – (800) 477-9505,

Carolyn Wehner (pianist and vocalist) – Lake Geneva ~ 11:30 am – 2 pm

The Grandview Restaurant and Lounge, N2009 S. Lake Shore Drive, Lake Geneva – (262) 248-5690,

Wine & Dine – Delavan ~ 12 – 3 pm

Staller Estate Winery, W8896 County Rd. A, Delavan – (608) 883-2100,

All Shook Up – Fort Atkinson ~ 2:30 – 6:30 pm

The Fireside Dinner Theatre, 1131 Janesville Avenue, Fort Atkinson – (800) 477-9505,

Choral Ensembles Concert – Whitewater ~ 3 – 4:30 pm

Greenhill Center of the Arts – Light Recital Hall, 950 W. Main St., Whitewater – (262) 472-2222,

Whitewater Symphony Orchestra & Chamber Orchestra Concert – Whitewater ~ 7:30 – 9 pm

Young Auditorium, 950 W. Main St., Whitewater – (262) 472-2222,


Day Lilly

Day Lilly

Here is a Great Way to support our Lake Geneva High School. The local FFA chapter is hosting the 23rd Annual spring greenhouse sale.

These plants are in superior condition and will make your gardening this spring a thing of beauty. Opening Day Sale Hours ONLY: May 1st from 7:45 am to 4:30 pm

OPEN SATURDAYS MAY 2nd 9th, 16th FROM 9 am to 3pm

Final Day: Saturday May 23rd from 9AM to Noon

Open regular school days EVERYDAY beginning May 4th through 22nd from 3:15 to 4:30 pm

Check out our website: for last minute information.

Annuals in this section NOT in bold or italics are in 6-PACKS and priced at $2.75 pack or $22 for a flat of 48 plants!

Plants in this section that are in ITALICS are in 3″ pots (1-2 plants per pot) are priced at $3.75 each or $3.50 for 10 or more. (Mix/match)

Annuals in the section that are in BOLD are in 4″ square (1 per pot) are priced at $4.00 each or $3.75 for 10 or more


Ageratum—Blue Hawaii 5.0

Asters—Pot and Patio Mix—Bright colors for late summer

Asparagus Fern—Green Standard

Alyssum- -White and Purple

Alyssum—(Lobularia) Proven Winner —Giant

White and Purple fragrant flowers—for bigger pots!

Begonia-Rieger Begonia—Beautiful Plants for Shade

Begonia—NEW—Big Rose-Bronze Leaf

Begonia—Bronze Leaf Wax Variety

Celosia—Plumed Mixes

Cleome– NEW- Queen Mix

Coleus—(Shade) NEW—Kong Jr.

Coleus for Sun—Several NEW Varieties in 4″ pots

Cordyline –“Redline” (A Red Spike!)

Cosmos—Sonata Mix

Cuphea—NEW Mexicana

Dahlia—NEW—Hypnotica –3 versions-Neat!

Datura-Blackberry Swirl–Moonflower

Dianthus-Telstar Mix and NEW: Dash Crimson

Digiplexis—NEW—Illumination Raspberry or Illumination Flame—Hybrid Digitalis

Dorotheanthus-Mezoo- Glossy Vine with pink flower

Dusty Miller—Silver Dust

English Ivy-Gold Ingot- Variegated Leaf

Euphorbia—Great small white “filler” flowers for containers

Evolvulus—Dark Blue (Dwarf Mini-Morning Glory)

Flowering Kale: NEW Variety: Osaka Mix

Fountain Grass–Fireworks Purple and Pink—Bright!

Gazania— Yellow and White Flame—Hot weather lover!

Heliotrope—Sweet Fragrance…Old school flower!

Geraniums— Pink, Red, White, Salmon, and many others Geranium (Regal)—Regal Orchid and Red Velvet

Gerbera Daisy—Assorted Colors

Gomphrena—Zazzle—Giant Fuzzy Pink Gomphrena

Impatiens (Standard)-Sunrise, lipstick, red, salmon, white, paradise, violet, pastel, apricot, violet star and others.

Impatiens: SUNPATIENTS—for the sun—red, pink, and magenta

Impatiens: Double (Various Colors)

Impatiens: New Guinea—Divine—New Guinea in a 6 pack!

Lisianthus—NEW—ABC Misty Pink and NEW-MistyBlue

Lobelia: Upright Purple

Lophospermum—beautiful red flower…under-utilized

Vine for drawing bees or hummingbirds

Marigolds (French and African Varieties)

Mimosa—Sensitive Plant—Fun for kids!

Nasturtium Jewel Mix (Dwarf)—Edible flowers!

Pansy—Coolwave Mix—A Trailing Pansy!

Pansy—Black—Black goes with everything!

Petunia—Basic reds, Purples, Pinks, Bi-Colors, in 6 packs.

Petunia: WAVE in 4″ pots: NEW COLORS Burgundy Velour, Velour Red and Purple Improved

NEW—Specialty Vegetative Petunia: Lots of unique colors—Look at these! Most in 4″ pots with 2 PLANTS in each for quick color!

Black Samba—A true black color!

Cherry Cheesecake—White with Red Stripes

 Johnny Flame—Pink with Red Star. Wow!

Kermit-Rose—Rose with lime green borders!

Lemon Slice—Tiny yellow petunia with white stripes

Indian Summer—Fall yellow and bronzes

Rim Magenta—Distinct white rim on a rich red/pink flower

Orange Flash—Unique color to Petunias!

Ray Bordeaux—Rich Purple with some white

Ray Purple

Raspberry Lemonade—pink base/yellow hue

Yellow Slice—Yellow with White Star

Portulaca (Moss Rose)—Sundial Mix and Peppermint

Portulaca—Jumbo Yellow and Red Flare for Containers

Salvia—Red and Burgundy AND NEW-Giant Tabasco Salvia

Snapdragons-Mix and Burgundy Bi-color

Snapdragon: Burgundy Showers—Vine type Snapdragon for containers

Spikes—the standard centerpiece for pots

Succulent Mix Container—5 Different Plantsin a

Beautiful bowl $20—GREAT DEAL!

Sweet Potato Vines– All colors

Torenia— Blue/White (Instead of Impatiens)

Verbena—Wicked Purple and Wicked Pink—Cool Color and Patterns

Vinca Vine (standard for flower boxes)

Zinnias—Profusion Cherry, Yellow and Coral

Zinnia—Green Envy: Unusual lime green flower

Odds and Ends

Please park near the greenhouses on the west side of Badger. You do not need to park in the student lot. Plants grown by the Badger Agriculture Greenhouse Mgt class.

We accept cash, checks and common credit/debit cards. If you use the debit/credit card, a convenience fee is accessed by the credit card company that the school uses. We do not have control over this anymore.

All proceeds after all expenses of plants, soils, seeds, etc benefit members of the Badger FFA Chapter members with monies toward conferences and scholarships. Please email Larry Plapp at should you have any questions or call 262-348-2000 x2332.

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A Kentucky Derby Celebration at Geneva Inn

Kentucky DerbyWanting to experience some Southern hospitality and Kentucky Derby fun without leaving Lake Geneva? We have you covered. Geneva Inn is hosting their annual Kentucky Derby Party on Saturday May 3rd, 2014 at 3:00 pm. There is no better place to spend a spring afternoon in Lake Geneva – while placing bets and enjoying frosty mint juleps guests will have an unparalleled view of the lake in a restaurant so swanky and plush, you might just think you’re in a luxury suite at Churchill Downs. Feast on classic Southern fare, bid in a silent auction, and buy raffle tickets for an afternoon and evening . The cost is $30 per person and proceeds benefit Partners for Progress.

And now, so you can make educated bets and looks your best, some top picks for your perfect Derby day.

WHO TO WAGER ON-  The undefeated California Chrome with odds of 7-4 is the obvious favorite.  If you’re wanting to take a risk Danza with odds of 8-1 might have a chance at the roses as well.  My personal pick is Wicked Strong who won the Wood Memorial and has odds of 8-1.  For a complete list of contenders, go HERE.

LADIES, GRAB YOUR HATS- Nothing tops off a derby day outfit like the perfect hat.  THIS website has some of my favorites (and they understand the importance of rush delivery).  If you’re looking for some fashion inspiration, check THIS out.

SOME DINNER CONVERSATION- With a tradition as old as the Derby, there are bound to be lots of interesting stories and history.  HERE is a good recap on some of the basics.


Geneva Ridge hosts the Geneva Lakes Burger Throwdown


Geneva Lakes Hamburger Throwdown

Geneva Lakes Hamburger Throwdown

Hungry for some live entertainment, great company and a mouthwatering event of massive proportions? Then you’re in luck! The 3rd Annual Geneva Lakes Burger Throwdown at Geneva Ridge Resort is just days away. This ultimate food competition, which officially throws down Sunday, April 6th, features:

-FREE soda and water

-chips and cookies

-a complimentary photo booth

-a cash bar

-Live music and entertainment

-all you can eat burger samples, prepared by over 10 local restaurants!


The History:

Wondering how this epic event began? It all started three years ago as a way to showcase the culinary skills of local chefs and restaurants in the Lake Geneva area. The grills were lit in April, 2012, the crowds gathered, the competition kicked off, and this open-to-the public, all-you-can-eat, stomach-busting extravaganza became an instant classic. If you’ve never attended a previous Throwdown, now’s your chance to get in on the food and fun.


The Time:

The Geneva Lakes Burger Throwdown officially opens at 12:00 p.m., April 6th.

Awards for Judges’ Choice and People’s Choice are handed out at 3:00 p.m.

The event ends at 4:00 p.m.


The Place:

The Burger Throwdown will take place at Geneva Ridge Resort, located in beautiful Lake Geneva: one of Southern Wisconsin’s most scenic and luxurious locales. The Geneva Ridge Resort area enjoys fine dining from some of the best restaurants Lake Geneva has to offer—and 10 of those restaurants will be serving up samples at the Burger Throwdown!

Find the Geneva Ridge Resort here:

W4240 Wisconsin 50

Lake Geneva, WI  53417


Current List of Teams Taking Part in the Competition (as of 3/25/14):

-Big Foot Country Club (2013 Judges’ Choice Winner)

-Badger H.S. ProStart (2013 People’s Choice Winner)

-Baker House

-Covenant Harbor

-Speedo’s Harborside Pub & Grill

-Hunt Club Steakhouse

-The Waterfront Restaurant & Bar

–Lake Lawn Resort


-Chuck’s Lakeshore Inn

-Abby Springs


-Hawks View Golf Club


Ticket Prices:

$15.00 in advance per person for adults 14 and older, $20.00 at the door

$10.00 in advance per person for children ages 6-13, $15.00 at the door


Tickets are limited, and last year’s Burger Throwdown sold out! Click here to purchase your advance tickets:


The Burger Throwdown only comes once a year. Eat, enjoy the festivities and cast your vote for the best burger in town!


*Proceeds of The Geneva Lakes Hamburger Throwdown benefit the Badger ProStart Culinary Program.

Brews and Blues at Lake Lawn Resort

Brews-&-BluesLake Lawn Resort will come alive with the Blues on Saturday March 15, 2014 from 1-5 featuring Chicago Blues master Michael Coleman. This is the ultimate beer tasting and music event in the Lake Geneva area with unlimited sampling of over 100 craft beers featured from 25 different brewers.

Michael Coleman    has been voted as one to the top 50 bluesmen by Guitar World magazine. Coleman has released 5 solo albums to date and with his band the Backbreakers have been featured at Buddy Guys blues club, Legends, in Chicago.

Unlimited sampling will be offered by brewers many known for their great craft beers including, Anchor from San Francisco, Breckenridge from Colorado, Kentucky Ale, New Glarus, Sprecher, Sierra Nevada, and our own Geneva Lake Brewing Company.

A silent Auction benefiting Lake Animal Shelter   also will be taking place. Donations are welcome. 

This event is limited to the first 500 attendees and you must be 21 to be admitted. Tickets are can be purchased here, or by calling 262-245-1000.  

2014 AMSOIL Championship Snocross Series


Grand Geneva AMSOIL Championship

Grand Geneva AMSOIL Championship

Grand Geneva Resort and Spa in Lake Geneva WI  is hosting the 2014 AMSOIL Championship Snocross Series Friday thru Sunday March 14-16, 2014.

The ISCO National Snowcross Nielsen Enterprises Grand Finale will bring a ton of action to Lake Geneva. This weekend will feature all of the top Pro Teams in a 3 day event. For the first time in ISOC history the final race will be broadcast on national TV. CBS Sports Network will broadcast the event starting at 1 p.m. CST

3 packed days of racing will be featured on the snow packed circuit. This year mother nature has cooperated with plenty of cold weather and snow. A complete race schedule is available with the first practice on Friday at *:30 to the big final  on Sunday at 2:30.

Monster Energy/Artic Cats’ Tucker Hibbert brings a comfortable 120-point lead to town. Hibbert could clinch the championship on Friday night with a good run. The 12times  X games medalist when asked last week how it felt said, “This year has been incredible and it’s hard to believe the season is almost done. I’m looking forward to wrapping up the championship in Lake Geneva and celebrating months of hard work with my team”

Local Boy Ross Martin of Burlington,  will be competing. Martin currently is 10 points in the Pro Division and is coming in with some momentum.  Martin won the last race in the AMSOIL series on March 7th in Glyndon, Minn.  

Tickets to watch the Top Pros and Freestylers in Snocross are available at Amsoil Champion Snowcross.   


Delavan’s Sky Circus on Ice

Delavan Lake Sky Circus

Delavan Lake Sky Circus

Delavan’s 1st ever Sky Circus on Ice has all the ingredients for a perfect winter weekend in Wisconsin.  Professional kite performances, ice sculptures, snowman building and great food and drinks are only a few of the things you will find when you attend this weekend long celebration taking place Friday February 14th through Monday February 17th at Lake Lawn Resort.


As mesmerizing as a ballet in the sky, professional kite performances are sure to be the highlight of this years event.   Presented by Gift of Wings, this event brings in professional kite fliers from all over the world, as they dazzle spectators with a choreographed display of kites and music.  Spectators will also have the opportunity to try their hand at kite flying in different demonstrations set up around Lake Lawn and attendees are encouraged to bring their own kites as well.    This is an event you won’t want to miss – and although the displays will be visible for miles around, experiencing the kites up close makes for an experience that is truly unique.  Those who have seen the kite performances in the past have described them as being similar to the Blue Angels Air Show, only with kites.   Kite performances will take place both Saturday and Sunday and begin at 10 am and last until about 5 pm.

Guests will even get a chance to take lessons from the “Kite Whisperer” himself Brett Williams in one on one lessons.  Different experts will be on hand letting kite enthusiasts in on tricks of the trade.  There will also be kites on hand provided by Gift of Wings for those who do not have their own.

Finally, prepare to be amazed by Connor Doran, a top 12 finalist on the tv show America’s Got Talent.  Doran captivates audiences with his indoor kite flying, in which he creates an air flow for the kites with only body movements.  Doran, who was diagnosed with epilepsy at age four has been touting the therapeutic benefits of kite flying his entire life.  His performance is an eyeopening one you’ll have to see to believe.



If your neck gets tired from looking up at beautiful kites – don’t fret.  Their will be plenty of beauty to take in at ground level as well.  Presented by WinterFun Inc., the top ice sculptors from Illinois and Wisconsin will be creating magnificent works of art using only ice, snow, and water.  The 300 pound blocks of ice will be transformed into beautiful circus themed sculptures.  Get an up close look at how these intricate piece of art are made.  Sculpting will take place Friday through Monday, with an award given to the best sculpture on Monday.

There will also be ice sculpting demonstrations taking place in Downtown Delavan from Tower Park to the Delavan Post Office.



Attendees of this years Sky Circus on Ice are going to have plenty to do – while not taking in art and kites, participants will be able to snowshoe and cross country ski around beautiful Lake Lawn.  There will also be an area designated for snowman building.   Plenty of concessions will be set up around Lake Lawn so guests can warm up with hot cocoa and their favorite foods.    Make sure you contact Lake Lawn for their special hotel packages for those wishing to attend the Sky Circus on Ice – call 262-728-5095.


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