From ski shows to classic cars and dancing in the streets to concerts in the park, take in these fun ideas to enjoy summer in Waukesha Pewaukee!
1. Catch thrill-filled waterski shows
The Badgerland Water Ski Show Team and the Pewaukee Lake Water Ski Club perform from Memorial Day to Labor Day and are always fun to watch.
- Badgerland performs at Frame Park on the Fox River in Waukesha every Wednesday evening starting at 7pm.
- The Pewaukee Lake Water Ski Club performs on Pewaukee Lake every Thursday night at 6:45pm.
Make a day of it and enjoy all that Pewaukee Lake offers for watersports fun before a show.
2. Dance & listen to live outdoor music
At Pewaukee Lake Waterfront Wednesdays, Waukesha Friday Night Live or Tribute Tuesdays enjoy live outdoor music.
- Waterfront Wednesdays are held along the shores of Pewaukee Lake at Lakefront Park from 6-8:30 pm on Wednesdays June 5 – August 27 with a wide variety of music genres each week.
- Held in Historic Downtown Waukesha, Friday Night Live offers eight stages of live music and dozens of downtown businesses open to offer food, drinks, artwork, gifts and more.
- Tribute Tuesdays are held once a month at the Les Paul Performance Center in Cutler Park in Waukesha.
4. Experience Ten Chimneys
Ten Chimneys was the home of Broadway actors Lynn Fontanne and Alfred Lunt. Located on 60 acres in Genesee Depot, this amazing National Historic Landmark has a great story and tours of the property offer one-of-a-kind collections, unique interior design and architecture. Reservations recommended for those 12 and older.
5. Visit Lapham Peak & Summer Stage
Take in the sights at Lapham Peak during the day and a live theatrical performance at night at Summer Stage of Delafield. Lapham Peak is part of the amazing Kettle Moraine State Forest in Delafield (just 15 minutes from Waukesha Pewaukee). The glacial landscape at Lapham Peak offers great hiking and gorgeous views. Summer Stage offers outdoor theater, music, comedy and dance June – August.
7. Travel back in time at Old World Wisconsin
Learn what life was like in rural 19th century Wisconsin at Old World Wisconsin. With 65 historic buildings and many family-friendly hands-on activities, this open-air museum in Eagle is just a short drive from our area.
8. Check out the oldest county fair in Wisconsin
Waukesha County Fair is the oldest county fair in Wisconsin and will be held July 15-19. See livestock, goats, cows and more, ride the rides on the midway and enjoy live music and food while at the fair. Featured musical performers include Aaron Lewis, Vince Neil with special guest Firehouse, Mudfest featuring Puddle of Mudd and more plus Jefferson Starship.
10. Experience Celtic fun and games at the Wisconsin Highland Games
The Wisconsin Highland Games are held Aug. 30 – Sept. 1 at the Waukesha County Expo Center. Watch athletes perform amazing feats hurling heavy items and cabers, see and pet Scottish dogs, enjoy live music and Irish dancers, plus taste an array of Irish food.