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!

****NOTE: several events/activities have been canceled or postponed for 2020, please consult hyperlink to web pages listed below for up-to-date information on events and attractions. ****

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 (UPDATE: Shows have been canceled for 2020)
  • The Pewaukee Lake Water Ski Club performs on Pewaukee Lake Thursday night at 6:45pm starting July 9, 2020

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 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 July 8 through August 26 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.

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.

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.

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8. See unique classic boats and cars



Enjoy family-friendly activities, food, music and more at the Pewaukee Antique & Classic Boat Show in August at Pewaukee Lakefront Park, north of the beach in Pewaukee.  Or if you enjoy classic cars, stop by the Frame Park Old Car Show.

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