Weekend Guide, August 23-25

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, THIS WEEKEND 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

How is your summer going? Is it winding down? Ours ended (sort of). My kiddos started school on Wednesday. ALREADY. And my youngest is 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. I had a lot of emotions yesterday morning. You can read there here: When the Last Baby Starts School and join the conversation on Facebook

But we are still enjoying the summer weather, my favorite! So far it looks like sunny skies all weekend. YAY!! Perfect to get in the last of all the summer fun before Labor Day weekend. Head to our SUMMER PAGE for ice cream spots, our beaches guide, our pool guide, and our lakes guide! Please note that some pools have closed as of August 18th, but Buchner Pool, Horeb Springs Pool, Cool Waters Park, Schulz Aquatic Park, and Watertown Aquatic Center are still open this weekend. 

Have you checked out our 10 Best August Festivals Guide, yet, brought to us by the Dleafield Brewhaus?  Find the details on Dandilion Daze (formerly Muskego Fest) and the Sussex Engine Show, going on 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

  • Come SWIM WITH A MERMAID and Lake Country Family Fun at Goldfish Swim School in Brookfield on September 21. The first 50 families that buy a family ticket, receive a swag bag! Tickets are selling fast!  
  • LAKE COUNTRY CURRENTS: SUMMER MIXER SERIES has ended with our final summer mixer 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!! We just updated ours and have a BINGO!
    • 10 BEST AUGUST FESTIVALS – Sponsored by Delafield Brewhaus
      • Includes Dandilion Daze going on this weekend!
    • Outdoor Movies are here, and the next opportunity is this Tuesday at the Corners of Brookfield. Mark your calendar! Find all of the outdoor movie opportunities here in our OUTDOOR MOVIE GUIDE sponsored by Lovejoy Travel Agency. 
    • There are rummage sales this weekend. Check the sales!
  • 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 our guide to find a beer garden this weekend HERE. Find Raised Grain at Muskego 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.
  • 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
  • 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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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!

TINKERGARTEN- FREE TRIAL CLASS

  • Hartland

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

SASSY COW ICE CREAM SOCIAL

  • Columbus/Sun Prairie

ST. JAMES PARISH FESTIVAL

  • Mukwonago

DANDILION DAZE (MUSKEGO FEST)

  • All weekend!

WAUKESHA’S FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE

  • Downtown Waukesha’s food and music summer event!

CONCERTS AT THE BEER GARDEN, MENOMONEE FALLS

DOUSMAN AREA COMMUNITY RUMMAGE

  • Grab your booklet/map to find all the sales!

FLYING ELECTRONS AIRFEST

  • Menomonee Falls

SUSSEX ANTIQUE POWER ASSOCIATION ENGINE SHOW

  • Huge festival!

GREEN ALLIANCE SUSTAINABILITY FAIR

  • Retzer Nature Center
  • Waukesha

SIDEWALK SALE

  • FEATURED EVENT
  • Hartland 
  • 60+ vendors!

DANDILION DAZE (MUSKEGO FEST)

  • All weekend

ST. JAMES PARISH FESTIVAL

  • Mukwonago

FREE BACKPACK GIVEAWAY

  • Waukesha

LIONS DAY AT THE PARK

  • Okauchee

Enjoy the sunny August weekend!

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

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