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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Green Lake Area Chamber of Commerce Golf Outing/Annual Meeting

Date:  Wednesday, May 26th

Golf:  Shotgun start at 12:30 p.m.

Annual Meeting Cookout:  4:30 p.m.

Location:  The Golf Courses of Lawsonia

(Members only) REGISTER HERE

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Green Lake BIKE 100

The Green Lake Bike 100 has moved to JUNE 5!
If bicyclists are looking for a challenging, yet fun ride featuring numerous routes of scenic beauty throughout the area, they need to look no further than the third annual Green Lake 100. This event will take place on Saturday, June 5, and offers several routes that take riders on a scenic journey through Green Lake County’s vibrant communities.
The ride officially begins around 7:00 AM from Playground Park, then riders are off to explore the greater Green Lake area at their leisure on whatever scenic route they choose (The Minnow, The Perch, The Lake Trout, or the Muskellunge.)
Rest stops will be loaded with good eats, plenty of water, and sports drinks to fuel you for the rest of your ride. They are spread out approximately every 20 miles and will be listed on the map presented at registration.
Routes will be marked and support vehicles will be available to assist riders.
There is no designated mass start time for participants. Instead, riders need to plan to depart as early as 7:00AM (sunrise) and no later than 10:00AM on the day of the ride, depending on their anticipated pace and planned distance. In order to ensure participants reach rest stops during operating hours, please depart during the specified window. Slower riders and those planning to ride the longer routes with multiple stops should depart earlier in the day.
Registration cost includes a hot meal catered by J’s BBQ, refreshing beverages brewed by Knuth Brewery, and live entertainment by our local favorite, Dan Braaksma, all taking place on Town Square Tap’s terrace. All are welcome to join in on the fun, tickets for dinner only are available to purchase the morning of the bike ride, or by calling the Chamber office at 920-294-3231.

For more information or to register, click here.

 


Concerts in the Park  |  Wednesday Nights from June 9th until August 11th

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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!

Time:  6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Location:  Deacon Mills Park, Green Lake 

2021 Concerts in the Park Schedule:

Jun. 9 – Breakfast Club – Sponsorship Available 

Jun. 16 – Old Soul Society / Presented by The 300 Club Green Lake – More Info 

Jun. 23 – Copper Box / Presented by Green Lake Dentistry & Knuth Brewery – More Info

Jun. 30 – Robert Allen Jr  / Presented by Steve’s Quality Painting & Soft Wash – More Info

Jul. 4 – Dan Braaksma 2-5p, The Bomb 6-9p, Fireworks at dusk

Jul. 7 – Honey Pies / Presented by Green Lake Dentistry – More Info

Jul. 14 – Family Fun Night – UW Marching Band & Jim ‘n’ Nancy / Presented by Green Lake Title & Abstract & Horicon Bank – More Info 

Jul. 21 – Del Rays / Presented by Fortifi Bank – More Info 

Jul. 28 – Remington’s Ride / Presented by Kinas Excavating  & Norton’s Dry Dock – More Info 

Aug. 4 – Northsoul / Presented by Thrivent Financial Mascoutin Valley Associates & Netzow Apartments – More Info

Aug. 11 – Noah John & Ringing Iron / Sponsorship Available – More Info

Interested in sponsoring a concert?  Please contact the Chamber office at 920-294-3231 or click here:  CITP Sponsorship Opportunity

*dates subject to change, please check back often for updates*


Party On The Pond & Fourth of July Celebration  |  July 3 & 4, 2021

July 3rd Party on the Pond 6:00pm – 9:30pm

Town Square’s free family party on Mill Pond Terrace!

Featuring music by Listening Party, food, refreshments, dancing, games, raffles and community fun for the entire family!

July 4th Let’s Celebrate America With Our Family & Friends!
– The Patriotic-Themed Boat Parade, put on by Shoreline Boat Center, will begin at 1:00pm from Sunset Park and will arrive at Deacon Mills Wharf area at approximately 1:45pm – 2:00pm.
– Duck Races and Sink The Bismark will take place at Playground Park. Time is yet to be determined.
– Our Community 4th of July Parade starts at 4:00pm! It will begin from the Green Lake County Fairgrounds, heading south on Lake Street, turning west onto South Street, north on Mill Street, and then south back on Lake Street towards the County Fairgrounds again. No registration is needed.
– From 5:30pm – 9:00pm head down to Deacon Mills Park to hear a live musical performance by The Bomb!
– Fireworks begin at dusk and will be shot off the barge near Hattie Shorewood!
The Green Lake Area Chamber of Commerce would like to send out a big thank you to all those who have donated to the fireworks fund in previous years and look forward to your continued support in 2021!
If you are interested in giving, please call the Green Lake Area Chamber of Commerce at (920) 294-3231 or donate online at: www.visitgreenlake.com/donate/
Hope to see you there!


Harvest Fest  |  September 25 & 26, 2021

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

FRIDAY, SEPT. 24

  • TO BE ANNOUNCED

SATURDAY, SEPT. 25

  • TO BE ANNOUNCED
SUNDAY, SEPT. 26
  • TO BE ANNOUNCED
  • Car Show
Interested in Vending at the Craft Fair?  Print out the application here: 2021 HF Craft Vendor App

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 – canceled for 2020

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.