Independence Day Celebrations
Let Freedom Ring
July 4 | 7 am - 10:30 pm

Throughout Delavan

Begin the morning with the 16th annual pancake breakfast at the Fire Station (811 Ann St.) with AYCE pancakes, french toast, sausage, orange juice, milk, and coffee. Admission is by donation and raffle tickets are available for the 5 cash prizes being given away. Click here for details.

Knowing that the weather will be awesome, enjoy swimming and sunning at the Mill Pond, which opens from noon - 2 pm.

Head to the Downtown (E. Walworth Ave.) to watch the parade that begins at 4 pm. The Parade route is from 6th Street / E. Walworth Ave. to Phoenix Park on Wisconsin St.

Once at Phoenix Park, enjoy the activities, including UW Marching Band performance, Flying Dragons Martial Arts demo, and Delavan Youth Cheer performance, from 4 - 5 pm.

Enjoy the concert in the park with the high energy stage show inspired by the original SNL 'Blues Brothers' with the Booze Brothers Review from 5 - 8:30 pm at the Phoenix Park Bandshell. Click here for details.

Round out the day's celebration with the flag ceremony at 9 pm and fireworks at 9:30 pm, held in Veteran's Park, N. Terrace St.
All American Grill-out Lawn Party Buffet
July 4 | 4:30 - 7 pm

Lake Lawn Resort
2400 E.Geneva St., Delavan

Dine lakeside on the lawn, enjoying the traditional summer offerings of brats, bbq grilled chicken, hamburgers, hot dogs, sweet corn, baked beans, variety of salads, and desserts.

For Classic Car Enthusiasts, Gear Heads,
and Anybody Really...!
Cars that Time Forgot Car Warm-up
July 7 | 10 am - 10 pm

Lake Lawn Resort
2400 E. Geneva St., Delavan

As a warm-up to The Cars Time Forgot Car Show, enjoy a day full of roadworthy activities and a Lakeside BBQ Buffet with live entertainment!

Back Road Tour - line up at 10:30 am, leave at 11 am; guided tour through the scenic back roads on the way to Staller Estate Winery, ending with a complimentary wine tasting.

Fun Run Gimmick Rally - follow the clues that will take you through the scenic local area, ending up back at the Resort, with the winner being whomever is closest to the official time and mileage. Departure between 2 - 3:30 pm, registering your departure time/mileage and getting your clue sheet.

Poker Run - new this year, head to designated spots, with the driver drawing a playing card, hoping for the best poker hand to win a prize at the end. Register, get your map and depart any time between 1 - 3 pm.

Participate in one or all of the day's activities and wrap it up with the Lakeside BBQ Buffet and live entertainment. Cash bar opens at 6 pm, Buffet served at 7 pm, with entertainment from 6 - 10 pm.

Driving activities are free, with tickets to purchase for the Lakeside BBQ Buffet. Registration is strongly encouraged for all of it.

Cars Time Forgot Car Show
July 8 | 8 am - 3 pm

Lake Lawn Resort
2400 E. Geneva St., Delavan

Come enjoy the 15th annual The Cars Time Forgot Car Show, set along the shores of Delavan Lake at Lake Lawn Resort.

Over 1,000 cars in one location, with awards given, including the coveted President's Choice Award Trophy.

Ghostbusters Ecto-1 from Volo Auto Museum will be on display, as will Super Late Model Race Car driver, Jake Zellmer, displaying his car.

Meet Capt'n Bob & Arlo of Wisconsin Hot Rod Radio.

See Wounded Warrior Mustang and owner, Andrew Tully.

2017 brought over 1,100 show cars to the shores of beautiful Delavan Lake, and the car show only continues to get bigger and better!

Spectator parking is at the Lake Lawn Airport with shuttle service to bring you across to the Resort and Car Show.

Music Lovers Unite!
Shake The Lake Music Festival
July 27 | 5 - 11:30 pm
July 28 | 2 - 11:30 pm
July 29 | 11:30 am - 6 pm

Lake Lawn Resort
2400 E. Geneva St., Delavan

Shake the Lake Music Festival returns better than ever, bringing you 3 Days of FUN, FOOD, and DRINK! With a lineup of retro rock Friday, Saturday & Sunday, there will also be fun activities such as a KISS inspired costume contest, the 3rd Annual Walworth County Bags Championship, carnival games, food trucks, kids’ activities and much more! Proceeds from the event will go to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Walworth County.

Opening the festival will be the areas best Led Zepplin Tribute band, Kashmir. Strutter, the nation’s top touring KISS tribute band will headline the night. A KISS costume contest will take place before they go on with a $100 Lake Lawn gift card going to the winner based off crowd reaction!

Expect a fun filled day rocking to the best decade’s rock. From 2pm to 8pm we will feature additional kids activities including a rock climbing wall, wrecking ball & obstacle course inflatables, bubble soccer, human foosball and many more games! On Saturday we will also have the 3rd annual Walworth County Bags Championship. The nation’s best Tom Petty cover band, Free Fallin, will headline the night playing the best hits.

The day will get started with the great cover hits from Triple D and finish off with the Midwest’s premier Beatles tribute band, BritBeat.

Ticket Pricing: 
Day Pass $10 | 3-Day Pass $20 if purchased between June 18 - July 21
Day Pass $15 | 3-Day Pass $35 if purchased after July 22 / at the door

There will be free parking adjacent to the festival grounds.
Attendees may bring their own chairs, but no outside food and beverages are allowed.
Kids 10 or younger will get in free.
Pets are not allowed in to the festival or on resort grounds.
Phoenix Park Bandshell
Thursdays - July 5, 12, 19, 26 | 7 - 9 pm
Fridays - July 6, 13 | 7 - 9 pm
Saturdays - July 7, 14, 21, 28 | 7 - 9 pm
Sunday, July 22 'Blues Fest' | 12 - 6 pm
Sunday, July 29 'Cruisin' Car Show | 1 - 5 pm

Phoenix Park
111 E. Wisconsin St., Delavan

Kick off your shoes and dance to your favorites, or just sit back and listen. Bring your chairs or blankets and enjoy the music! All shows are free and open to the public, with food available for purchase.

Music genres cover Americana, Classic Rock, Blues, Country, Jazz, Classical, Tex-Mex, Spiritual, Big Band, Soul, Polka, Bluegrass, and the list goes on!

Rosewood Welcomes AOC!
July 22 | 7:30 - 9:30 pm

2484 County O S., Delavan

Three of the top bluegrass musicians in the Chicago area, Rob Anderlik, Pat Otto and Mike Church, first met at a late night jam session and felt a deep musical connection from the moment they played together. Even better, they discovered they shared a wide range of musical interests, ranging from Southern and Classic Rock, to Blues, Swing, Jazz Standards, Cinematic Instrumentals, Folk Music and of course, Bluegrass. They formed a trio in 2015 and quickly built a reputation as one of the most versatile acoustic bands in the Midwest.

There is SO MUCH going on, way beyond what's listed here -
For more happenings ...
Check the Visit Delavan calendar of events for the most up-to-date information!

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