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, Water Ski Show, or renowned Harvest Fest. For detailed information, please visit our calendar.


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The Market at Town Square | Friday Nights from May 25 until September 28, 2018

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The Farm Market is located on 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 12, 2019 until August 14, 2019

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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!

Concerts in the Park Line-up

 


Chalk Walk & Splash into Summer | June 8, 2019

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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. This event is held in collaboration with the Green Lake community’s Splash into Summer in Playground Park where local businesses and organizations lead a family-fun event featuring games, prizes, food, a fishing contest, and so much more!


Fourth of July | July 4, 2019

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 the Legion’s Sink the Bismarck golf game, live music, delicious food sold all day, the much-anticipated 4th of July parade, and more! Check out the full schedule here! 


Water Ski Show | July 28, 2018

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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 29 & 30, 2018

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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, a parade, car show, and live entertainment… what more could you ask for?

SATURDAY, SEPT. 29
8-4 Book Sale Caestecker Public Library
10-3 Taste of Green Lake (service groups) Mill Street
10-3 Harvest of Bargains Thrasher Opera House
10-4 Farmers Market Water Street
Craft Faire Festival Grounds
Haven’s Petting Farm Playground Park
Games & Activities Playground Park
Face Painting Playground Park
Silent Auction Festival Square
Sink the Bismarck Playground Park
Mad Dog & Merrill Deacon Mills Park
11 Cornhole Tournament (Registration 10am) Goose Blind
11-3 Music by Remington’s Ride Festival Square
12-3 Music by Dan Braaksma Deacon Mills Park
1:30 HF 30th Birthday Celebration Deacon Mills Park
4 Parade Downtown
5 Fed. Church Chicken/Pork Roast Playground Park
6-10 Street Dance – Music by No Vacancy Goose Blind
6:30 BINGO Town Square

SUNDAY, SEPT. 30
6:30-11 Pancake Breakfast American Legion Post 306
9 Outdoor Church Service Deacon Mills Park
10-3 Harvest of Bargains Thrasher Opera House
10-3 Jack Taylor Memorial Car Show Downtown
10-4 Taste of Green Lake (restaurants) Mill Street
10-4 Farmers Market Water Street
Craft Faire Festival Grounds
Haven’s Petting Farm Playground Park
Games & Activities Playground Park
Face Painting Playground Park
Silent Auction Festival Square
Sink the Bismarck Playground Park
Strolling Musician Paul Imholte
Mad Dog & Merrill Deacon Mills Park
11-3 Music by BackDraft Festival Square
12-3 Music by Steve Arnold Deacon Mills Park
2 Silent Auction Closes Festival Square
3 Raffle Drawing Festival Square
Car Show Awards Festival Square


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 6th 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!

Freeland Film Festival

Freeland Film Festival

A fun weekend that includes films, panels, live music, local food, and workshops presented to the public, critics, students, aspiring filmmakers, and activists. This event is a global storytelling platform featuring films about people, wild animals and ecosystems that are facing daunting challenges. These are stories of hope and inspiration. Freeland is a frontline, counter-trafficking organization working for a world that is free of wildlife trafficking and human slavery. Freeland’s team of law enforcement, development and communications specialists work alongside partners in Asia, Africa and the Americas to build capacity, raise awareness, strengthen networks and promote good governance to protect critical ecosystems and vulnerable people.

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!

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 its 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 third 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.