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21 Must Do July Events

Ah, July – one of my favorite months. I love summer. I love the 4th of July festivities. I love the warm air. I love beach days. I love Sunday Fundays on the lake. I love dining outside. I love community festivals. I love Hartland Kids Day.

We asked on FACEBOOK what some of your favorite events of the month were, and loved reading the responses. Please continue the conversation THERE or tell us in the comments below what you love about this month.

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21 Must Do July Events

1. Celebrate at the Hartland Hometown Celebration! {Technically, starting in June this year.} They are lighting off fireworks on Friday, June 30th and hosting a parade on Sunday, July 2nd, with all sorts of family fun on Saturday, too! 

4th of July Event Guide Lake Country family Fun fireworks parades celebrations

2 - Celebrate the 4th of July!

Our 4th of July Event Guide gives you all the information on parades, festivities, and fireworks! Sponsored by The Delafield Area Chamber of Commerce

3. Taste out Food Truck Friday at the Waukesha Airport.

  • July 7th: LoLa’s Empanadas and Scrima’s Catering

  • July 14nd: Truck Meister Gourmet Burgers and Sandwich Sisters

  • July 21st: Rose Mob Grill and Mr. P’s Grilled Cheese

  • July 28th: Timber’s BBQ and Marco Pollo

4. Explore Milwaukee with Kids

  • We love visiting the Milwaukee Domes! Check out their summer garden show, “DinoDomes“.
  • We love spending time on the lakefront and perusing the Milwaukee Art Museum ! Their free days are back!
  • The Milwaukee Public Museum is also offering their free days again: July 6!
  • Have you been to the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum recently?!
  • The Zoo is open (Tap the link and scroll to #20)!
    • Visit the Zoo’s 2023 summer exhibit,  DINO DON’S JOURNEY TO THE ICE AGE, and enter a magnificent menagerie of giant mammals who roamed the world during this time. From Saber-tooth tigers to woolly mammoths and giant sloths, trek through the forest to meet these magnificent beasts.
    • $4 entrance fee

5 - Sign up for a Summer Camp

It's not too late to sign up for a late summer camp! Many moved to late summer!

6. Take a road trip and go camping, creating your own family “event”! Make it themed, make it fun – let the kids plan it out OR surprise the kids with their favorite theme!

7. Take in a movie at the Highway 18 Drive in Movie Theater this July!

8. Catch some tunes at Waterfront Wednesdays at Pewaukee Lake at Lakefront Park. See our fun HERE.

9. Sussex Lions Daze will be July 14-16, 2023.

10. If you want to head to the north side of the greater Waukesha County area, check out Ashippun’s Fireman Festival. Yes! It’s still on, but this 3 day festival has been condensed to a two day celebration on July 8th and 9th.

11. Take part in the annual Watershed Paddle on July 8 to support clean waterways in the Oconomowoc area!

12. Catch a Moonlit Movie in Oconomowoc on July 13!

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13 - Delafield Block Party

3 nights of fun in downtown Delafield!

14. Earlier this year, is the Lake Country Art Festival held at Nagawaukee Park. Spend the day on July 8, looking at the various art in the park.

15. Check out Maxwell Street Days in Mukwonago on July 15th and 16th.

16. Bands at the Beach at City Beach in Oconomowoc has been rocking the dock. Take in a concert on July 14!

17. Bring your family to the Hartland Street Dance on Saturday, July 22nd for an evening of music, fun and food! *Will be in the street again this year!!

18. Dousman Derby Days is scheduled for July 27-30th, 2023 in Corey Park. We had so much fun at the Wisconsin State Frog Jump! If you haven’t – try it!

Hartland Kids Day 2018 Recap

19 - Have a blast at Hartland Kids Day!

Lake Country Family Fun has been busy planning Hartland Kids Day!! Mark your calendars for Wednesday, July 26 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm at Nixon Park in Hartland! Tap the image for all the details on our 11TH ANNUAL EVENT!!

20. The Waukesha County Fair will be July 19 – 23, 2023. 

21. The BIG GIG is back in 2023 for the weekends!! Find the second two weekends of Summerfest:

  •  June 22-24
  • June 29-July 1
  • July 6-8

If you are still looking for more family fun in your July - look no further than our summer fun guides below!

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77 Things to Do this Summer

Our Ultimate Summer Bucket List of 77 things to do in and around Lake Country in conjunction with our Free Summer Fun Guide. Sponsored by Positively Pewaukee.

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Free Summer Fun

Find all the FREE fun things to do this summer with your family! Sponsored by Bridges Library Sytem - sign up for your local summer reading program!

5 thoughts on “21 Must Do July Events”

  1. Thank you so much for these July events! I’m loving lake country family fun for everything I need to know ? can’t wait for the chalk your walk event! And hartland kids day!

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