Weekend Guide, August 16-18

THE 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: 

 
Join Lake Country Bed Barn on the streets of downtown Hartland, where you can Dine, Shop and Connect with local Downtown Hartland Businesses, Vendors, Crafters & a Farmer’s Market for our 6th Annual Sidewalk Sale. They will be lining Pawling Ave with Vendors along with local retailers to offer you sizzling summer savings! Now offering a free bounce house for the kids!
 

Sidewalk Sale

We have made it to the mid-point of August. Are you feeling summer slip away or are you eagerly anticipating fall? As a work from home mom, I have some mixed feelings. As you all know, summer is my favorite!! So, I’m sad to watch it go so fast, but I’m also craving the routine of school, and my kiddos start in less than a week! If you are having some mixed feelings, too, you’re not alone! Plus, this post that was shared to our Facebook Page really speaks to this. Read it here

Slowing down and just looking out at this weekend, it’s going to be a mixed bag of weather – chance storms, but that also means a chance for NO storms 🙂 I’m praying for no storms, because there is too much summer fun to be had. Head to our SUMMER PAGE for ice cream spots, our beaches guide, our pool guide, our lakes guide and MORE!

Have you checked out our 10 Best August Festivals Guide, yet?  Find the details on Oconomowoc Festival Week, which is going on now and throughout the weekend. Plus, Ixonia Day, MKE Irish Fest, and Zoo A la Carte are all this weekend! 

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

  • LAKE COUNTRY CURRENTS: Summer Mixer Series has ended with our final summer mixer this past Tuesday evening at Bass Bay Brewhouse in Muskego. What a beautiful summer setting, overlooking the water – my favorite view! We unveiled our 2019-2020 schedule, so be on the lookout for that coming up in the next week! 
    • 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 here.  
  • Looking for summer fun? We have ALL THINGS SUMMER in one place, including our SUMMER BINGO CARD!!
    • 10 BEST AUGUST FESTIVALS – Sponsored by Delafield Brewhaus
      • Includes the ZOO A LA CARTE going on this weekend!
    • Outdoor Movies are here, and the next opportunities are this Thursday and Friday nights! Find all of the outdoor movie opportunities here in our OUTDOOR MOVIE GUIDE sponsored by Lovejoy Travel Agency. 
  • 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!
    • Summer Trainfest Builder Clinics – on Sunday!
  • BEER GARDENS can be family friendly (always drink responsibly), but they also make great date nights! Find our guide to find a beer garden this weekend HERE. Find Raised Grain at Fox Brook 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!
  • With hot, HOT temps, come cool treats! Find 16 OTHER MUST-TRY ICE CREAM SPOTS in Waukesha County, too!
    • Plus, our 2019 sponsor, Wholly Cow in Delafield is allergy friendly. See our experience HERE.
  • 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.
  • THE HIGHWAY 18 DRIVE IN MOVIE is open!
    • This weekend see Hobbs and Shaw and Yesterday.
  • 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 in summer!
  • 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
  • Looking for a summer camp? There are still some openings at some camps, while others have sold out. In fact, Petite Pas Summer Camps are SOLD OUT (but they still have summer classes available)! We have published and updated the 2019 SUMMER CAMP GUIDE and we just added new Vacation Bible Schools to it this week! Plan your summer out this weekend 🙂Details HERE.
  • 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: New Berlin Public Library.
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77 Things to Do this SUmmer in Lake Country

It's our summer bucket list in conjunction with the Free Summer Fun guide. We have 77 things to do with your family this summer in the Lake Country area and beyond so you never hear the words "I'm bored!" 🤩 This guide is made possible through our partnership with Postively Pewaukee presenting Taste of Lake Country July 26 - 27 and Waterfront Wednesdays, which start on June 5 and run every Wednesday through August 28, 2019.

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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 in early June!

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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).

 

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Local Farmer Market Guide

Find all the local weekend farmer markets HERE!

COP ON A ROOFTOP

  • Dunkin Donuts in Oconomowoc

THE WISCONSIN MILITARY SHOW

  • Eagle, WI

ZOO A LA CARTE – MILWAUKEE COUNTY ZOO

  • All weekend!

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

LAKE COUNTRY ROTARY SPLASH PAD CELEBRATION

  • Hartland

SASSY COW ICE CREAM SOCIAL

  • Farm tours at 1, 2, 3, 4 pm

FREE FRIDAYS AT CITY BEACH

  • Oconomowoc
  • 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT

  • Elmbrook Lake Country
  • How to Train Your Dragon 3

WAUKESHA’S FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE

  • Downtown Waukesha’s food and music summer event!

CONCERTS AT THE BEER GARDEN, MENOMONEE FALLS

STARRY NIGHTS, WILSON CENTER

  • Brookfield

BANDS AT THE BEACH, OCONOMOWOC

  • Last one of the Summer!!
  • Tony Rocker Elvis Tribute

COMMUNITY MOVIE NIGHT

  • Mukwonago
  • Avengers Endgame

THE BEAT GOES ON FUNDRAISER

  • Featured – Ticketed Event

OUTDOOR MOVIE NEW BERLIN

  • The Lego Movie 2

Enjoy the August weekend!

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

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