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

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Harvest Fest  |  September 25 & 26, 2021


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 fair, market, food vendors, a parade, car show, and live entertainment…what more could you ask for!

CRAFT FAIR:  Print out the application here: 2021 HF Craft Vendor App
FARMERS MARKET: Print out the application here: 2021 HF Farmers Market App
CLASSIC CAR SHOW: Print out the application here: 2021 Classic Car Show 
HARVEST FEST PARADE: Print our application here: 2021 HF Parade 
All information below is subject to change – please check back often.
6-10 Oktoberfest at The Tap | Featuring live music by Tuba Dan’s famous polka band on Mill Pond Terrace from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Other activities include a brat fry, stein holding contest, polka competition, and fastest pint-drinking contest!
9-3 Book Sale | Caestecker Public Library
9-2 Wooden Boat Tours | Deacon Mills Park
10-7:30 Taste of Green Lake | Festival Square
10-3 Harvest of Bargains | Thrasher Opera House
10-3:30 NEW Antique Tractor Show | Mill St.
10-4 Farmers Market | Water Street
10-4 Craft Faire | Festival Grounds
10-4 Sink the Bismarck | Playground Park
11 Cornhole Tournament | Goose Blind
11-2 Swing Crew-Dennis | Mill St. & Hill St.
11:30-3:30 Live Music | Remington’s Ride | Festival Square
11:30-3:30 NEW Betsy Cow Chip BINGO | GL Chamber Lawn
12-3 Live Music TBD | Deacon Mills Park
1-4 Bahama Bob | Mill St.
4 Parade | Downtown Green Lake
5-7:30 Live Music | The Del Rays | Festival Square
6-10 Street Dance | Presented by Goose Blind
6:30 BINGO | Town Square
6:30-11 Pancake Breakfast | American Legion Post 306
9 Outdoor Church Service | Deacon Mills Park
10-4 Book Sale | Caestecker Public Library
10-3 Harvest of Bargains | Thrasher Opera House
10-3 Classic Car Show | Downtown Green Lake
10-4 Taste of Green Lake | Festival Square
10-4 Farmers Market | Water Street
10-4 Craft Faire | Festival Grounds
10-4 Sink the Bismarck | Playground Park
11:30 Kid Show | Playground Park
11-2 Live Music | Whiskeybelles | Festival Square
12 Carshow Awards | Festival Square
12-3 Live Music | Hannah Rose | Deacon Mills
1 Raffle Drawing | Festival Square
1 Kid Show | Playground Park
12-3 Live Music | Deacon Mills Park
2:30 Kid Show | Playground Park

Thank You, Sponsors!

Adashun Jones Real Estate | Special Properties| Green Lake Title & Abstract Co., Inc | Heidel House Hotel & Conference Center

KDR Wood Design Co. | Fortifi Bank | Generac | Noton’s Dry Dock

Mike & Jill Havey | The Wave – Hometown Broadcasting | Horicon Bank | Kinas Excavating | Design Specialty Builders, LLC | Alliance Laundry Systems

Hummingbird House | The Collection | Lake Street Marina | McConnell Inn | Greenway House Bed & Breakfast | The 300 Club of Green Lake | Hoekstras Market & Green House LLC | Adams Rib | Hillside Dental Associates | The Diedrich Agency

Save the Date! Bike 100 June 4, 2022!

Community Sponsored Festivals

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


Angler Young Angler

Angler Young Angler

For the ninth 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!

Fine Arts Fair

Fine Arts Show – canceled for 2020

The Green Lake Fine Arts Show 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 – held virtually for 2020

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 – August 2021

The Green Lake County Fair is a county-supported Fair that offers a fun, safe, family-friendly event. It is held annually on 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 the artistic talent of the highest quality.

Green Lake Half Marathon

Green Lake Half Marathon

The Green Lake Area Half Marathon and Fun Run is an 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.

Green Lake Tour of Homes

Green Lake Tour of Homes – canceled for 2020

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!

Market at Town Square

Market at Town Square | Friday Nights

The Market at Town Square is located on Town Square Lawn/Mill St. Homegrown, handmade and organic, the Market at Town Square offers a festive atmosphere with the best in fresh-from-the-farm produce, meats, and one-of-a-kind, handmade items from area artisans. The Market hours are 3 pm-6:00 pm on Fridays.

Splash Into Summer

Splash Into Summer

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

Whopping Crane Festival

Whooping Crane Festival – canceled for 2020

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.

Wisconsin State Chili Cook-off

Wisconsin State Chili Cook-off – canceled for 2020

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.