Hello May! Hopefully, the April showers (and snow) are over, and we can all smell the beautiful May flowers! I love May, because the weather is turning warmer, and it means summer will be here before you know it. Before wishing summer to be here, though, let’s enjoy all the fun that May has to offer and do May right right here in Lake Country and Waukesha County. Find 14 things to do in May with your family below.
PLEASE THANK OUR MAY GUIDE SPONSOR:
- Birthday Parties (see their Birthday listing in the Birthday Guide here)
- Yoga at Faithful Farms (see their May 17th event here)
- Pop-up Saturday Wiggle Worms (dates coming soon!)
- Fresh from Faithful Farms – produce you can buy
14 Things to Do in May 2023
There will be childcare supervisors who will be able to watch your kids while they play and the adults participate in yoga! For the last 15 minutes the goats will be allowed to join in on the yoga fun and you are welcome to bring your phones out and take a selfie or two!! Enjoy “Yoga at Faithful Farms” instructed by Katie from Let your Light Shine Yoga.
Please join us for Wiggle Worms at Faithful Farms on May 20th, where we will learn about Monarch conservation, plant milkweed seeds and even make a butterfly puddler!
Shiitake Log Workshop
This will be a hands-on workshop. We will learn the techniques and inoculate logs to take home. Please register via SignUpGenius. You can do as many logs as you like at $35 a piece (this includes the workshop and all materials).
Busy Barns Adventure Farm happily invites you and your family to join in for their Barnyard Adventures and Lambing & Kidding Days. Make plans to spend the day on the farm and create memories with your family and friends. Spring brings the birthing of all the new baby animals in our petting farm. Come get some cuddling time in with the cutest little lambs, goats, bunnies, kittens, chicks, and all the lovable critters. Grab a little animal feed and you will literally have them eating right out of your hand. Then take a leisurely stroll around the farm and partake in the 40 plus activities in our Acres of Adventures. Play in the straw, race each other on the obstacle courses, test your agility in the ropes maze, dare to defy the giant tunnel slides, spin around in the hamster wheels and so much more. Stomach starting to growl? Grab lunch and a tasty treat. Their warm, scrumptious Apple Cider Donuts are back this spring by popular demand. Get them while they last. Yummy!
2 - Celebrate Children's Book Week (May 1 - May 7, 2023)
Children’s Book Week is the yearly acknowledgement of books for children and the joy of reading. Try visiting your local library and picking out a new children’s book to enjoy. Share it on your social media and tag @lakecountryfamilyfun and #lovelcff
4 - Celebrate May the 4th (be with you)
5 - Visit a Local Preschool in Waukesha County
7 - Celebrate Mom
Have you entered the Mother’s Day Giveaway yet?
Our giveaway items come from 4 amazing local businesses who want to help us celebrate an awesome mom:
- Waukesha Civic Theatre – 2 tickets to a mainstage show*
- Barking Dog Images Pet Photographer – $250 Session **
- Aspire Dance Center – $100 Gift Certificate
- New Heights Physical Therapy – Refresh Recovery Package + a dry needling session; when combined is valued at $160.***
Enter the giveaway here by May 11th at 11:59pm. Duplicate entries will be deleted. See giveaway disclosures on our deals page.
Do you want a spa getaway for Mother’s Day?
Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 14th, 2023!
8 - Celebrate Art
10 - Explore Milwaukee
Visit Milwaukee with kids this May. We love the Milwaukee Public Museum, the Milwaukee Art Museum, the Milwaukee County Zoo, Discovery World and the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum. Find the details on all of these fun family locations HERE.
11 - Get in touch with your inner historian
- May 28- 29: Ixonia Vintage Tractor Expo *Note their location this year again at the Ashippun Fireman’s Park! TBD for 2023
- Starting May 6th, 2023 Visit Old World Wisconsin!
- Moved to June 2023: 1860s Tea in the Afternoon at Elmbrook Historical Society
12 - Enjoy the Outdoors
- May 6: Bark River Bash Hartland
- May 12: Dockhounds Opening Day
- May 13: KIDS FISHING DERBY
- May 20: Be Brave Zone Presented by ULS at Delaspring
- Thursday Night Concert Series at Nixon Park
- May 27: The LUCKY, DUCKY DERBY in Menomonee Falls
- May 27-30: Corn and Brat Roast in East Troy (TBD for 2023)
- Play at a local park. Find the 45 best ones here.
- Hike a spring trail.
- Go Kayaking.
- Visit Retzer Nature Center.
13 - Watch a Ski Show
14 - Observe Memorial Day - May 29, 2023
- 9:00 am Waukesha Ceremony
- 9:15 am Palmyra Ceremony and 10:00 am Parade
- 9:30 am Mukwonago Parade
- 9:30 am/ 10:00 am Merton Parade – includes bike judging!
- 10:00 am Muskego Ceremony
- 10:00 am Delafield Ceremony
- 10:00 am Pewaukee Parade
- 10:00 am Menomonee Falls Memorial Day Parade
- 10:00 am Oconomowoc Celebration
- 10:30 am Sussex Parade
- 10:30 pm Elm Grove Parade
- 11:00 am New Berlin Ceremony
- 11:00 am East Troy Ceremony
- 11:00 am Dousman Ceremony
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