Festivals in Green Lake, WI

Are you looking to see what happens in Green Lake? We are not what you would call an “inactive” town. Quite the opposite! We always have something happening, whether our huge 4th of July celebration, Waterski Show, or renowned Harvest Fest. For detailed information, please visit our calendar.


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Farmers Market | Friday Nights from June 2, 2017 until September 29, 2017

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New Location for 2016 ! Town Square Lawn/Mill St. , The Market will feature Local farmers and Artisans. The Market hours are 3 pm-6:30 pm.


Concerts in the Park | Wednesday Nights from June 14, 2017 until August 16, 2017

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Featuring music from many different genres, come on down to Deacon Mills Park and enjoy some live music next to our beautiful wharf!


Chalk Walk | June 10, 2016

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Chalk Walk is a fantastic family friendly event where artists of all ages and skill level decorate the sidewalks with wonderful chalk art. New this year is a collaboration with some local businesses that will only make this event more fun, at Chalk Walk you can really “splash into summer!”


Fourth of July | July 4, 2017

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Every year we celebrate our independence with old and new events and activities throughout Downtown Green Lake. The celebration begins bright and early with a fantastic pancake breakfast served by the American Legion’s Auxiliary branch. After breakfast, the great festivities continue and include:

  • Food and treats from 12 pm to 9 pm featuring brats, burgers, beer and soda sold by the Green Lake Rotary Club; Summer soda Splashers by Sassafrass; and sweet treats and popcorn by Guth’s End of the Trail Candy Shop.
  • Buy a Duck: If you’re looking for an exciting way to win Chamber Bucks, be sure to buy a duck at the Chamber Booth in Deacon Mills Park for the 3 pm Duck Race out of Playground Park. Ducks can also be purchased at Adam’s Rib, Sassafras Coffee, and the Green Lake Area Chamber of Commerce office prior to the 4th of July. The Chamber will also be selling 4th of July novelty items at the Chamber booth during the festival.
  • Musical Entertainment: Local folk/country/jazz/blues/rock musician Dan Braaksma will take the stage in Deacon Mills Park from 12 pm to 4 pm followed by rock/pop/alternative rock/country band Stereotype from 5 pm to 9 pm.
  • Games and Activities: Bring the whole family to Playground Park from 12 pm to 3 pm for games and activities including a bounce house, candy guess games, children’s fishing game, and the American Legion’s annual Sink the Bismarck golf game.
  • Parade: The annual Green Lake 4th of July Parade will head down South and Mill streets featuring acts, music, local organizations, local emergency services, and so much more!
  • Fireworks: Be sure to stay in Green Lake until dusk to witness one of the most spectacular fireworks displays in the area over Dartford Bay.


Water Ski Show | July 29, 2017

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Can you say ” Fun “. This event promises to bring it all to you ! Enjoy Swimming, a Picnic, Live Music and a Free Waterski Show. So grab your beach blankets and Chairs and come out for a fun filled day.


Harvest Fest | September 23-24, 2017

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No matter what time of year it is, everyone looks forward to Harvest Fest. This two-day celebration transforms downtown Green Lake into a haven for all things fall! With a craft faire, farmers market, food vendors and live entertainment… what more could you ask for?

See our Schedule of Events here: HarvestFestPoster2017 


Community Sponsored Festivals

For more information on these festivals, feel free to call us at 920-294-3231 or consult the event’s website.


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The Green Lake Area Half Marathon and Fun Run is a event that provides a great opportunity for a picturesque run through the City of Green Lake and west along wooded lanes and the breath-taking shoreline of Green Lake.

Angler Young Angler

Angler Young Angler

For the eighth consecutive year Norton’s Dry Dock will be sponsoring AYA this is an opportunity for the whole family to spend the day together on Green Lake, while giving youth an introduction to competitive sport fishing in a fun, friendly and family oriented atmosphere.

Boat Jam

Boat Jam

It’s the party of the summer: Boat Jam on Norwegian Bay! Every year, Shoreline Boat Center puts a band on a barge, puts the barge on the bay, and celebrates the lake lifestyle. Bring your boat or walk the boardwalk to join in the fun. There’s never a cover charge so bring the whole crew!

Brew Fest

Brew Fest

Heidel House Resort & Spa’s 5th annual beer tasting event will feature over 100 different Wisconsin microbrews to choose from! Mingle among representatives from the state’s finest craft breweries and sample their newest and most beloved flavors in your souvenir tasting glass.

Fine Arts Fair

Fine Arts Fair

The Green Lake Fine Arts Fair is heralded as one of the best art shows in the Midwest.  Taking place in beautiful Playground Park, vendors have a variety of beautiful products and visitors will certainly connect with one vendor’s products…if not them all!

Green Lake County Fair

Green Lake County Fair

The Green Lake County Fair is a county-supported Fair that offers a fun, safe, family-friendly event. It is held annually the first weekend of August. The Fair is a long tradition that locals and visitors wait for.  Known as “the best little fair around,” bring your family and see why!

Green Lake Festival of Music

Green Lake Festival of Music

Since its founding in 1979 the Green Lake Festival of Music has proudly presented world-class artists from throughout the U.S. and abroad. Audiences love the intimate and relaxed nature of performances at the historic Thrasher Opera House in Green Lake, Wisconsin and in Demmer Hall at Rodman Auditorium at Ripon College.  The GLFM boasts a reputation of discovering rising stars and featuring artistic talent of the highest quality.

Green Lake Tour of Homes

Green Lake Tour of Homes

Local builders and homeowners alike graciously open their doors to the public to showcase the beautiful landscapes, architecture, and natural beauty of our Green Lake.   Kick off your shoes and make yourself “at home” with us for a day!

Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest

Join the Heidel House Resort and Spa for traditional German-style food, beer, live music and activities. Take in the festive atmosphere as you indulge in a mouth-watering schnitzel and allow the beer maidens to fill up your stein or commemorative boot in the Beer Tent. Activities throughout the afternoon and night will add to the excitement including Klement’s Sausage Races, a polka dancing contest and the ever-popular Das Boot Relay.

Sunsplash

Sunsplash

Hosted by Heidel House Resort and Spa, gather your family and friends together for this summer party on the lake. Delicious food, specialty drinks and live music by two renowned bands highlight this crowd-favorite event.

Whooping Crane Festival

  Whooping Crane Festival

An exciting fun-packed weekend full of festivities along with exploring nature at it’s finest are all part of the Whooping Crane Festival, located in Princeton, Wisconsin. Cranefest is a one-of-a-kind event families and festival goers and nature lovers do not want to miss.

Wine Fest

Wine Fest

Sip and swirl your way through Wisconsin-made wines at Heidel House Resort & Spa’s second annual Wine Fest. Experience an incredible selection of flavorful varieties as live music accompanies your visits to the winery representatives. Between samples, relax and enjoy a delicious array of hors d’oeuvres and the beautiful views of Green Lake.

State Chili Cook-off

Wisconsin State Chili Cook-off

The Wisconsin State Chili Cook-Off has grown from a few dozen people partying in the park into one of those can’t miss events that brings people back to Green Lake year after year. Hot chili, live music and cold beverages on the waterfront—what more could you need?

Wooden Boat Show

Wooden Boat Show

At the Annual Wooden Boat Show in Green Lake, there are no judging or awards, just fellowship with other wooden boat enthusiasts, and sharing the workmanship of these classic boats with the public. This show is open with free admission to the public.