Girl swinging on monkey bars at Oconomowoc Imagination Station on the weekend things to do

Labor Day Weekend Guide

Who is looking for things to do this holiday, Labor Day weekend? I’m having mixed feelings about this as longtime readers will know :/ I love summer. I love boating. I love the warm air and the sun. I love the care free schedule and a backyard BBQ. But I also love living in Wisconsin and the changing seasons, and the excitement of the anticipation of each season. And FALL is a close second to summer for me. The weather for the Labor Day weekend looks to be more reflective of fall than summer, so let’s soak in the sunshine and mild temps for the extra long weekend, before fully stepping into the fall season. Are you with me?

In fact, it might be the best time to sneak in one more road trip for your family, maybe to Door County. Get in that last summer bucket list item. Take the adventure with your family and make some amazing memories outdoors!

*Please note that many area beaches and the remainder of pools close this weekend, but the Hartland Splash Pad will remain open through September.  And lake lovers, have no fear – you’ll still be able to enjoy boating/kayaking/paddle boarding on all the lakes in September and throughout fall when weather allows.

The memories you’ve made as a family over the unique summer and that you will make over this upcoming holiday weekend will hopefully bring you joy for years to come until it’s back to the school grind on Tuesday if you have school aged kiddos starting school on Tuesday. My youngest is full day school, so I’ve closed a chapter on having a little one with me at all times, and opened the door to my children growing in so many ways. If you are in the same boat, read When the Last Baby Starts School and join the conversation on Facebook

Lastly, Lake Country Family Fun did our research, like we do, and found all the {other} fun things for you and your family to do this weekend, too. We love seeing families outdoors in the fresh air where we can enjoy these natural resources and still be socially distant from our neighbors. So, if you’re looking for outdoor family fun weekend things to do – you’re in the right spot with the Lake Country Family Fun Weekend Guide!

See below. ⤵️


What to expect this weekend – Sunny skies, giving way to a chance of thunderstorms on Sunday and cooler temps for Monday.  So, lots of families are looking for ways to enjoy the sunshine and outdoors. 🌞💦

  • Will your family find itself out on the lake one or more of the days this weekend?
      • Many lakes have areas to stick your feet in and splash around {non beaches}
      • Note that Nomad Board Sports/Panga has closed the launch for the weekend/rest of summer 2020.
      • When boating on any lakes and taking a boat on and off of different lakes, it is imperative to ensure that the boat is being properly cleaned so no invasive species are being carried from lake to lake. We all love our beautiful lakes. Let’s keep them beautiful! 💦
  • Waukesha has 12 local beaches that are open!
  • The Hartland Splash Pad is open as well as the Sussex Splash Pad!
  • Try a new ice cream spot. We have 18 yummy places to visit!
      • Wholly Cow closes for the season on September 12 – enjoy them this weekend! 
  • Take a kayak ride and dip in the lake/river to cool off!
      • Paddleboarding is another great way to enjoy our lakes and rivers – just watch out for super shallow waters and your fin!
      • Which do you prefer? Kayak or Paddleboard? Join the conversation.
      • Last Sunday, the hubs and I kayak/paddleboarded all 3 of the Genesee Lakes. Highly recommend, especially Lower and Middle Genesee Lakes.

There are many more ways to have family fun this weekend.  Lake Country Family Fun has so many great ideas for what to do this weekend to keep you entertained while physically distant. 

Try out these family fun ideas and suggestions: 

More fun ideas to brighten your weekend:

Also, if you are looking for things to do this weekend with your family check out our events calendar, featuring virtual and COVID-19 friendly in-person events. 

There is a lot of unrest in Wisconsin right now between racial injustice issues and what fall school will look like.  Local Black mother, Ashley, from Waukesha has been sharing so many ideas and resources with us via Instagram stories regarding raising socially conscious children. Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us, Ashley! In fact, Ashley took over the Lake Country Family Fun Instagram on Tuesday, July 14 {link above}. We are listening and learning. Additionally, Lake Country Family Fun team member Shweta has written this article on acceptance

We are actively doing our part to make Lake Country Family Fun and the communities we live in, healthy and safe for Black families and all families. If you’d like to contact us to share your story or be involved in Lake Country Family Fun, please contact us through the contact form below.

Lastly, as always, I say, breathe. I have said it multiple times now in weekend guides, social media posts and our e-newsletters, and I will continue to say it, because it’s something I remind myself daily. When I feel the overwhelm creeping in, when I feel the uncertainty settling in, when I feel unsure of the next move…I stop and breathe. 

So, we want to see all your weekend fun! Turn these lemons into lemonade🍋 Be sure to tag @lakecountryfamilyfun in your weekend fun, your activities, your survival strategies, and we’ll be sure to share in our Facebook or IG stories. Thank you to the many who tagged us last weekend!  🤗🥰

Weekend Weather from the National Weather Service:
Friday: Sunny 75 🌞
Saturday: Sunny 77 🌞
Sunday: Chance Thunderstorms (40%) 78 🌞⛈️
Monday: Mostly sunny 70 🌞

Please thank our weekend guide sponsor:

The sidewalks of downtown Delafield come alive with color and music during the fall art walk. In front of downtown businesses, local artists display their creations at various stops throughout downtown. You’ll also enjoy live music and performances and more! Leisurely stroll through the streets as you browse the art work for sale or be transported around downtown in a horse-drawn carriage. Many of the stores and restaurants nearby offer extended hours of operation Friday evening. Rain or Shine

Join in for the Fall Art Walk on Friday, September 11th from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm!

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        • As part of our mission statement, Lake Country Family Fun is super excited about this networking opportunity for online creatives in the Waukesha County area.
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      • When it gets cold, or the government mandates that we all become socially distant (it’s actually physically distant – not socially distant), people tend to hibernate in their homes, and hibernation can lead to isolation. Please reach out! Please build a group of moms you can call in a pinch. And never hesitate to send an email or private message or comment below to us at Lake Country Family Fun💗
          • Start here: our MOMS GROUPS AND PLAY GROUPS GUIDE to the Waukesha County area for mom groups is a list compiled of 30+ community, church, and library play groups. Look over the list HERE, and know that many of the groups are continuing to meet virtually.
          • Do you have a village of moms/friends/family that you can count on? We posed this question to our Facebook page recently and love the answers coming through from both people seeking a village and those that are so grateful for their village. It’s our goal for everyone to feel connected and a part of a village that fits their lifestyle. 
          • Our Lake Country Family Fun Community Facebook Group is more active than ever. Please drop in any questions, ideas, comments,  or support. Have an idea for a blog post that would resonate with parents in the greater Waukesha County area? We are taking in contributors! 
          • Watch our virtual playdates! We hope you enjoyed them!



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Enjoy Your Labor Day HOliday weekend!

All the best, 
Erin and the Lake Country Family Fun Team

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