Labor Day Weekend Guide

THE LABOR DAY WEEKEND GUIDE FOR LAKE COUNTRY

AND THE GREATER WAUKESHA COUNTY AREA HAS ARRIVED

FILLED WITH THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND WITH KIDS!!

PLEASE THANK OUR WEEKEND GUIDE SPONSOR: 

 

Lake Country Playhouse Open House

NOW ENROLLING FALL 2019 THEATRE CLASSES:

Lake Country Playhouse Hartland

Register before SEPTEMBER 6th to get $15 off A CLASS!*

Info & Registration HERE


The Music Man is opening September 27-October 13!

Lake Country Playhouse Hartland

Rated: G 
PERFECT FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY!

There’s trouble in River City when a fast-talking salesman gets his heart stolen by the town librarian. Packed with song after recognizable song, this smash hit musical is absolutely perfect for the whole family.

 
Tickets available HERE.
 

September will be here on Sunday! 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 (or maybe that spring we missed out on this year), 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 or Chicago. Get in that last summer bucket list item. Take the adventure with your family and make some amazing memories!

*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 summer and that you will make over this upcoming holiday weekend will be the perfect sendoff to school if you have school aged kiddos starting school on Tuesday. My youngest is now in full day kindergarten, 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

In other news, we are so excited about continuing two of our partners/sponsors for this fall: Fleet Farm and Old World Wisconsin. Fleet Farm is open for all in Oconomowoc and Delavan and will be opening this October in West Bend. And Old World Wisconsin has year round fun. In fact, we found 5 Things you Didn’t know about Old World Wiscsonsin. Please be sure to check these two places out, because due to them, Lake Country Family Fun can keep bringing you all the family fun! 

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. 

Lake Country Family Fun's Promotions and Announcements

  • Come SWIM WITH A MERMAID and Lake Country Family Fun at Goldfish Swim School in Brookfield on Saturday, September 21. The first 50 families that buy a family ticket, receive a swag bag!
    • And we just announced that Anna Huf, Mrs. Lake Country, will be making an appearance!  
    • Tickets are selling fast! Grab yours before we sell out!
  • LAKE COUNTRY CURRENTS: 2019-2020 SEASON is ready for you! Check out our line up of speakers.
    • There are two ways to take part in the 2019-2020 Lake Country Currents season. We will be offering each event ticket individually as we have done so far, but we will also be offering a membership option, allowing you to learn and save! 
    • 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.
    • Read more about the fun and all the details HERE.  
  • Not ready to let go of summer? We feel you. We have ALL THINGS SUMMER in one place, including our SUMMER BINGO CARD!! We just updated ours and have a BINGO!
    • Outdoor Movies are still here! Find all of the outdoor movie opportunities here in our OUTDOOR MOVIE GUIDE sponsored by Lovejoy Travel Agency. 
    • Find 16 MUST-TRY ICE CREAM SPOTS in Waukesha County, too!
      • Plus, our 2019 sponsor, Wholly Cow in Delafield is allergy friendly. See our experience HERE.
  • If you want to camp yet with your family in September, check out Camp Alice Chester in East Troy. My kiddos and I were invited to visit and tour the location. It is beautiful and conjures up the feelings of “camp”. Book your family camp by August 30 to experience it yourself!
  • Looking to have family pictures taken and don’t know where? Don’t worry! We have a guide for that! Local Photographer extraordinaire, JULIE COLLINS guest authored and updated our BEST LOCAL FAMILY PHOTO LOCATIONS GUIDE to find you to perfect spot! 
  • The EAST TROY RAILROAD MUSUEM is open for the season and you can find more summer train fun through the link!
  • BEER GARDENS can be family friendly (always drink responsibly), but they also make great date nights! Find Raised Grain at Fox River Park this weekend!
  • Looking for more date night ideas? Our SUMMER DATE NIGHT GUIDE has so many ideas!! Book that sitter, stat!
  • Need a sitter? Start the search in our SITTER/CHILD CARE GUIDE. Have more sitter resources? Send them our way and we’ll add them to our guide!
  • Looking for food allergy friendly restaurants? LCFF contributing writer team member Megan wrote a guide. Check it out HERE.
  • Speaking of restaurants, we updated our KIDS EAT FREE GUIDEFind out where the specials are for kids eating free (or cheap) each day of the week. *Sponsored by Chick-fil-A Pewaukee.
  • New things are coming to Brookfield!
  • For those looking for a healthy start to the year, we have some tips and tricks for you – keep your goals as the temperature cools!
  • Looking for a local preschool? We have the lowdown on 25+ reader recommended schools in the Waukesha County area. Skim the newly updated 2019-2020 PRESCHOOL GUIDE HERE. And the PRESCHOOL OPEN HOUSE GUIDE to see when to tour a preschool near you. Open houses have started – don’t miss out! *Sponsored
  • Throwing a birthday party? Check out our newly updated 2019-2020 BIRTHDAY PARTY GUIDE with over 25 unique venues – a collaboration with My Milwaukee Mommy! *Sponsored listings
    • Stephanie recently celebrated her boys’ birthdays at CHUCK E. CHEESE’S in Brookfield, and it brought all the feels. Did you celebrate at Chuck E. Cheese’s as a child?
  • Lake Country Family Fun has updated our INDOOR PLAY GUIDE to categorize the 30+ local play places into 7 categories to help you better find the best fun for your little one! 
    *Sponsored by Chiropractic Company – Oconomowoc.
  • Jann Fujimoto is back with her second series on Lake Country Country Family Fun. Read about her visit to all the Waukesha County Parks in 2017 HERE. The new series is visiting all the Waukesha County Libraries: Menomonee Falls Public Library.
Rock the Burbs 2018

Rock the Burbs at the Corners of Brookfield

Rock the Burbs is back this September! Is your child a singer, dancer or musician that wants to compete in a local, live talent competition with a chance to win a scholarship and open for a national touring band? Get registered and start rehearsing today! Plus, there will be an evening benefit concert, featuring Goran and Moran of the Guffs, Animal Years (who recently opened for The Fray) and Betsy Ade of The Voice!

South East Wisconsin Apple Picking Guide

14 Apple Orchards in South East Wisconsin

Peck & Bushel Organic Fruit Company, our guide sponsor,opens THIS WEEKEND for apple picking! Find 14 you-pick apple orchards in South East Wisconsin here.

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Local Farmer Market Guide

Find all the local weekend farmer markets HERE!

For a full listing of events for the day, check out our CALENDAR. To find out more details, click the link (the title will take you directly to the event).

 

FOOD TRUCK FRIDAY

  • Waukesha County Airport
  • Fan favorite – just look at this FB POST. 
  • We attended this event. Please note that there is 1 food truck, so there will be a line, but the kids can play on the PEDDLE PLANES

OAK CREEK LIONS FESTIVAL

  • 4 Day Festival

SASSY COW ICE CREAM SOCIAL

  • Columbus/Sun Prairie area

PAINTING ON THE FARM EAST TROY

  • Grassway Organic Farms

BE THE MATCH

  • Nixon Park Beer Garden
  • Fundraiser

THE WISCONSIN HIGHLAND GAMES

  • Free entrance and parking on Friday!

CONCERTS AT THE BEER GARDEN, MENOMONEE FALLS

THE WISCONSIN HIGHLAND GAMES

  • Entrance fee required to watch games during the day
  • Waukesha

OPENING WEEKEND AT THE ORCHARD STORE

  • Franksville, WI

HAVEN’S PETTING ZOO AT THE SMILEY BARN

  • 10 am to 4 pm

OAK CREEK LIONS FESTIVAL

  • Day 2 of the 4 day Festival

Reggae Fest at Panga Bar & Grill

  • Oconomowoc/Delafield

LIONS CLUB DELAFIELD CAR SHOW

  • 1st annual event

OPENING WEEKEND AT THE ORCHARD STORE

  • Franksville, WI

THE WISCONSIN HIGHLAND GAMES 

  • Entrance fee required to watch games during the day
  • Waukesha

OAK CREEK LIONS FESTIVAL

  • Day 3 of the 4 day Festival

SULLIVAN-ROME JUNK PARADE

  • Annual tradition
  • Parade starts in Rome, ends in Sullivan

Reggae Fest at Panga Bar & Grill

  • Oconomowoc/Delafield

OAK CREEK LIONS FESTIVAL

  • Day 4 of the 4 Day Festival

LABOR DAY WATER SKI SHOW

  • Pewaukee Lakefront Park

BADGERLAND SKI SHOW, LABOR DAY PERFORMANCE

  • Frame Park Waukesha

Enjoy Your Labor Day HOliday weekend!

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

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