Waukesha Weekend in Spring

Spring is in the air and getting out of the house is top of mind for many people.  If it has been a while since you’ve had some fun on the town, we put together some options for you to consider for an entertaining weekend in Waukesha.


Who Doesn't Love a Good Farmer's Market?

We don’t know either! If you’re visiting May through October, start your weekend at the Saturday morning Waukesha Farmers’ Market. It’s an open-air, producer-only public market with more than 100 vendors. They sell a wide variety of items, like seasonal vegetables, fruits, meats, cheese, arts & crafts, and fresh flowers. You don’t want to miss it.

What if you’re here November – April? No worries, we got you. The Waukesha Winter Farmer’s Market is happening every Saturday from 9 am – 1 pm at Martha Merrell’s Books 231 W. Main Street in downtown Waukesha. Here visitors enjoy homemade artisan bread, all kinds of bakery, meats, delicious wildflower honey, cold-brewed bottle coffee (available in different flavors), fresh locally grown produce, an assortment of cheeses, eggs, pottery, dog care, soaps, lotions, beeswax lip balms, and a knife sharpening service.

While in Waukesha, swing by the Marketplace, located at 280 W. Main Street. Weekend hours are on Saturday from 1 pm – 5 pm. Here you’ll find homemade foods and treats like soups, cookies, and jams prepared by local artisans. Their goodies can also be found around town at Farmer’s markets and grocery stores.

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Cooking Classes at Chef Pam's Kitchen

Take an afternoon or evening class at Chef Pam’s Kitchen. Chef Pam offers all kinds of courses where you can learn a new cooking technique while enjoying a fun time out with friends. She has recently made some exciting changes and added new culinary experiences to spread her love of sharing a meal.

  • A Supper Club Class – Celebrate springtime flavors on Saturday, April 2, 2022. While not a traditional cooking class, this is an evening where you’ll sit back and let Chef Pam and her team cook for you while she shares how they prepared each course as it is served. This delightful six-course meal will have your tastebuds singing and your head brimming with new ideas to make at home. Check out the menu and details.


  • Specialty Cake Decorating with Brittany takes place on Saturday, April 16, 2022. Local cake artist Brittany Wohlfeil from Batter MKE is in the house and will teach attendees how to create a beautiful cake decorated with fresh floral (just in time for Spring!) Everyone will take home their own lemon cake that serves six to eight people. More info here.


  • ‍Join the Brunch Club on Sunday, April 24, 2022. In the business for over 20 years and owner of Good Life Catering, Chef Karen will create a five-course brunch for guests. A mimosa bar with various juices and Italian prosecco will be available to purchase.‍ Come and enjoy – Chef Karen will do all the cooking for you! ‍

Raised Grain Brewery Tours

Consider taking a tour at Waukesha’s Raised Grain Brewery. All tours are on Saturdays at 3 pm or 4:15 pm, last about 45 minutes, and cost $12 a person.

The tour includes:

  • Samples of award-winning beers
  • A keepsake pint glass
  • Your choice of any beer after the tour
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Take in Some Live Music

Live music is all around you on the weekends in Waukesha. Check out one of these spots for bands that will entertain you after the sun goes down.

  • The Mad Steintist offers 24 taps of your favorite beer, mixed drinks, DJs, live bands, and dancing.


  • House of Guinness welcomes visitors into this authentic, wood-lined Irish pub offering draft beers, whiskey, and live Celtic or rock music on weekends.


  • Cue Club of Wisconsin is a sports-centric hangout with TVs, live bands, pool tables, darts, and indoor bocce ball.


  • Boscos Social Club is a casual watering hole featuring live music, quirky drink specials, and bag toss tournaments.
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The Clarke Hotel - a Quaint Place to Stay

After your fun-filled day in Waukesha, nestle into your relaxing overnight accommodations at The Clarke Hotel, in the heart of historic downtown.

This elegant hotel boasts comfy rooms and amenities for the leisure and corporate traveler. The Clarke Hotel provides a boutique hotel experience with unique historic architecture and intimate, charming appeal.

Not ready for bed? Enjoy a nightcap at the Five Points Irish Pub on the hotel’s first floor, where you will take in Ireland’s music, food, and drink.


Bring on the Brunch

Round out your weekend visit on Sunday with a bountiful brunch. You can’t go wrong at any of these places. Be sure to arrive hungry.

  • The Coop – Dig into freshly made omelets with Wisconsin cheese and a variety of hearty meats and vegetables. Have a sweet tooth? Try the PBJ pancakes or the banana pecan crepes. The Reuben benedict and down South chicken’ n waffles are other popular items. Wash it down with a coffee or a mimosa.


  • La Estacion – Set on a train station built in 1881, La Estacion is a full-service Mexican restaurant and bar recognized as a historical landmark. The Sunday brunch is chock-full of authentic Mexican appetizers, soups, and entrees (tip: don’t miss the tortillas made on-site). Guests also enjoy American brunch fares like made-to-order omelets and waffles. Save room for the impressive dessert table with everything from flan to chocolate chip cookies.


  • People’s Park – This hip and happening restaurant proudly offers a delicious and well-loved weekend brunch, serving a wide variety of omelets, eggs benedicts, and French toast. Enjoy their friendly service while sipping on a delicious Bloody Mary, Mimosa, or their bottomless Colectivo Coffee. In the warmer months, enjoy brunch outside on their charming rooftop patio.

After a big brunch, you’ll enjoy hitting the streets to stretch your legs. Several fascinating walking tours are available to you, including checking out the GuitarTown murals, which display 10 ft. guitars made of fiberglass, public art sculptures, and historic architecture. Don’t forget that a trip to Waukesha wouldn’t be complete without taking in the city’s meandering romantic river walk.

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