Green Lake Festivals and Events for the Entire Family

From film festivals, to live music and Yoga in the Vineyard, Green Lake has a wide variety of activities and events happening year round. Of course the beautiful summer weather in Green Lake make it the perfect getaway for the entire family. So, you will find many great events during those months.

After playing on the lake all day, consider heading into town for an event not to be missed.  There’s always something to keep everyone in your group happy and refreshed during the summer. Here are some of our favorites that are too good to miss.

July 4 | Fourth of July Celebration

Fireworks over the lake? Who could ask for more? Head over to Deacon Mills park for live music, food, games and a plethora of drinks/ Lots of fun and entertainment for the kids. At the park you’ll get a chance to witness a fantastic boat parade as well. The festivities also include an art and vendor fair and duck races. 

Fireworks can be viewed from the park over Dartford Bay or over a glass of wine in the lush gardens of the Greenway House. It’s the perfect way to celebrate your Fourth of July. 

July 21 | Boat Jam

The largest and most anticipated lake event of the year is the annual Boat Jam in Green Lake. The public is invited to pull up in their boat and enjoy a complimentary concert on the water which includes a variety of familiar tunes including rock, pop and country hits. This event is bound to keep you dancing on the water all day.

If you don’t have a boat, no worries. You can still enjoy the concert from the shore. The festival starts approximately around 1:00pm at Norweigian Bay. Enjoy a day of music, boating, barbeque, fun and sun.

August 1 – 4 | Country Fair

This event spans an entire weekend and is loaded with fun for the entire family. Adults and kids from all over Green Lake County come together to compete for blue ribbon prizes in a variety of categories including, animal shows, photography, wood working, botany, and even pie baking. Live music, tractor pulls and a demolition derby will keep you entertained throughout the day.

Attendance and parking is totally Free. That saves a ton of money you can use to enjoy treats at the fair from the many vendors around the fair grounds. The Green Lake County Fair is truly the best little fair around!

Learn more about the Green Lake Country Fair here

August 10-11 | Green Lake’s Annual Fine Art Show

Come to Playground Park at Mill Pond to view beauty at every corner. Several vendors come from all over and host amazing works of sculpture, paintings, bowls and glass pieces along with stunning one of a kind jewelry.

The event starts at 10am on both Saturday and Sunday and runs well into the late afternoon. As with most events in Green Lake, there is live music and food on site all weekend. The event is free to attend. Come make some time to visit this amazing art event and see what makes Wisconsin so very special.

Learn more about the Green Lake Annual Fine Art Show here

September 29-30 | Harvest Fest

A two day event that transforms downtown Green Lake into a haven for those waiting to celebrate the coming of the Fall season. A car show, parade, craft fair and live entertainment make this an event not to be missed. The entire town takes part in this celebration. Be sure to head to Playground Park for face painting and a game of “Sink The Bismarck”. Theres bingo in the town square and a cornhole tournament at The Gooseblind Restaurant. Eat, play and have a great time in Green Lake as the autumn season settles in.

The Autumn and Winters have several events as well including The North Coast Jazz Project or our Christmas Comedy Show just to name a couple.

For more information on events happening in the area, visit the Green Lake Chamber of Commerce event calendar here:

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