8 Things to do in Summer in Waukesha Pewaukee

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 & try watersports activities at Pewaukee Lake

The Pewaukee Lake Water Ski Club performs from Memorial Day to Labor Day and are always fun to watch. They perform on Pewaukee Lake Thursday night at 6:30pm.

Make a day of it and enjoy all that Pewaukee Lake offers for watersports fun before a show, including:

2. Dance & listen to live outdoor music

At Pewaukee Lake Waterfront Wednesdays or Waukesha Friday Night Live enjoy live outdoor music.

  • Waterfront Wednesdays are held along the shores of Pewaukee Lake at Lakefront Park from 6-8:30 pm on Wednesdays starting June 9 through August 11 with a wide variety of music genres each week.
  • Held in Downtown Waukesha, Friday Night Live offers nine stages of live music and dozens of downtown businesses open to offer food, drinks, artwork, gifts, and more.

3. Golf at championship courses in our area

Golfers will enjoy eight golf courses in our area or travel just a short drive to get your tee time in at Erin Hills, home of the 2017 U.S. Open and site of the 2025 U.S. Women’s Open Championship and 2022 U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship.

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

Take in the sights at 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. Learn about upcoming live theatrical performances at Summerstage at Lapham Peak.

6. Enjoy beautiful parks

Waukesha County offers a wide array of parks to bike, camp, hike, horseback ride, play, swim, and take in nature. Within just a half hour, you can also explore the many attractions the Kettle Moraine State Forest –Southern Unit has to offer.

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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. Join the fun at these area events

See unique antique cars and more events this summer!


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