Memorial Day Weekend Lake Country Family Fun

Memorial Day Weekend Guide

THE WEEKEND GUIDE FOR LAKE COUNTRY AND THE GREATER WAUKESHA COUNTY AREA HAS ARRIVED FILLED WITH THINGS TO DO THIS May WEEKEND WITH KIDS!!
More and More Businesses are opening and farmers markets are starting, with safety mitigation of course!

The Memorial Day weekend is upon us. However, it won’t likely be the 3 day holiday weekend, kick-off to summer, of past years. True, weather permitting, you could find yourself out on the lake one or more of the days this weekend, but many beaches and pools and the Hartland Splash Pad are not open at this time. Despite this, there is still so much fun to be had with your family! Lake Country Family Fun has so many great ideas for what to do this holiday weekend to keep you entertained while physically distant. 

And it’s important to remember what the Waukesha Salvation Army wrote,

“As is said, “This coming weekend isn’t National Grill Out Day.” Indeed, it’s the national observance of Memorial Day, honoring the memory of all men and women who have sacrificed their lives in our nation’s wars and in military service…Do enjoy the day and the extended weekend, but also, please remember to say a prayer for those serving, for those who have served, and especially for the souls of those who have died serving. Thank you!”

Despite a forecasted chance for rain and thunderstorms, there is SO much to do this Memorial Day weekend as we edge closer to the unofficial start of summer. 

  • On Friday night, attend a local virtual concert such as Catelyn Picco’s Stand Strong concert. Blast the music to enjoy on your deck or patio!
  • Head to a drive-in movie theatre in Franklin. They are showing Disney’s Onward and Fast and Furious: Hobbs and Shaw DETAILS.
  • Nearly all the WI State Parks are open. Take a hike in between the raindrops. 🌳❤️
  • Hike at a local Waukesha County Park.
  • More local farmers markets are opening on Saturday, including Oconomowoc. See which ones HERE.
  • Kona Ice is heading to local neighborhoods. Get the details HERE.
  • Schedule a tee time. See which golf courses are open HERE.
  • Organize your garage. If we are at home and the weather is bad, might as well get all the organizing done to make life easier.
    • While organizing, you may want to donate some items. Please be patient with the donation centers. They have been inundated in the past two weeks. 
  • Check out this zoo.
  • Plant a native tree/shrub or perennial flower.
      • Fleet Farm’s Garden Center is open and offering curbside pickup.
      • We have gardening tips here.
      • *Fleet Farm is a supporting of Lake Country Family Fun.
  • Shop a rummage sale.
  • Rent a kayak, canoe, or paddle boat this weekend from the City of Oconomowoc to use on Lac La Belle. Noon to 5:00 pm. Walk up to the Lifeguard post to reserve. 

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. 

{All things May and Social Distancing friendly in Waukesha County} 

Despite the uncertainty of the world that continues, we at Lake Country Family Fun have been watching all the good happen. We found 10 creative ideas for community in the past few weeks.  On Friday, April 24, we partnered and delivered Chick-fil-A meals to staff at ProHealth Care in Waukesha, Pewaukee, and Oconomowoc. Plus, have you seen Lake Country Giving and Lake Country Strong? What wonderful services to our communities. Let us know what else you saw positive and heartwarming ❤️

Lastly, even with the positive, 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. Please breathe with me (from your house or at least 6 feet away 😉 )

So, we want to see all your physical distancing 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 those who tagged us last weekend!  🤗🥰

Weekend Weather from the National Weather Service:
Friday: Partly Sunny 68 🌞
Saturday: Chance thunderstorms (20-50%) 76 🌧️
Sunday: Chance Showers (40%) 82 🌧️
Monday: Chance Showers (50%) 77 🌧️

Please thank our weekend guide sponsor:

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  • Looking for spring/summer fun?
      • Nature is still open! Just remain 6+ feet away from anyone you might encounter and avoid touching railings.
      • See the Waukesha County Parks and WI State Parks links above for rules on heading out to a local park!
      • Try one of these 3 Spring Hikes for families
  • Looking to connect and network?
      • LAKE COUNTRY CURRENTS: 2019-2020 SEASON has ended! Our last event was on Saturday, May 2.
        • 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.  
        • Follow Lake Country Currents on FACEBOOK for updates and an upcoming August event!
  • Looking for connection?
      • 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! 
          • Join our virtual playdates! We hope you enjoyed the first few. There are more to come through June 1!
          • Join our 40 Day At Home Challenge!
              • Click or tap “announcements” to see the details and how to win!

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 We hope you have an amazing Memorial Day weekend!!

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