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1. Thunder Country 2022 — Thursday-Sunday, July 21-24, 1359 Lance Drive, Twin Lakes, countrythunder.com/wi. General admission tickets $150 for one day, $245 for four days. Visit the site for more information on ticket prices.
The country music festival is set to return this year with headliners Morgan Wallen, Florida Georgia Line, Chris Young and Lee Brice. See the article in this week’s Resorter for more information.
2. Town of Delavan 125th Anniversary Dinner and Fundraiser — Friday, July 22, 6-9:30 p.m., Lake Lawn Resort, 2400 E. Geneva St., Delavan. Tickets: $80. Visit the event page on Facebook for updates, menu and more details. Cash bar, plated dinner, live music, silent auction and programming are planned for the event. Appetizer options: New York Strip, chicken, or vegetable lasagna.
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3. Brick Street Day — Saturday, July 23, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Downtown Delavan. Visit the event page on Facebook for more information.
A celebration of Delavan’s roots and vibrant culture, coinciding with Delavan’s 125th anniversary celebration. There will be live entertainment, children’s activities, vendors, food and more at various locations.
Main Stage: Unveiling of Brick Street Red Ale by Duesterbeck’s Brewing Company, 10:45-11 a.m.; The Delavan-Darien High School Orchestra and Chorus perform from 11 a.m. to noon; Cream City Circus 12:30-1:15 p.m.; and Gebel Girls 1:30-4pm
Terrace Street: Second Annual Downhill Derby from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
South 2nd & Walworth Avenue: Walldog Mural Wagon Tours at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Tower Park: treasure hunt 10am-4pm; birthday cake 1:30 p.m.; and stroll through the historic park throughout the day.
Children’s Stage: Chris Fascione’s Juggling Funny Stories 10:30-11 a.m. and 1:30-2 p.m.; The Dance Factory 12:45 p.m.-1:15 p.m.; Magic Morgan & Liliana with sign language interpreter 2:30-3:15 p.m.
Aram Public Library: Exploring the Delevanites Take-home photo essay and crafts both 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Beautiful motorcycle program 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
4. Mr. Lincoln on the patio — Wednesday, July 20, 6:30-8pm, Lake Geneva Public Library, 918 W. Main St., Lake Geneva, best suited to adults but ages 12 and up are welcome. Free, open to the public. Visit the library’s Facebook page for more details.
Guests can bring picnic blankets and lawn chairs to join US President Abraham Lincoln on the library patio as he shares the nation’s story and himself. In the event of inclement weather, the event will take place in the Smith Meeting Room.
5. Wine dinner cruise: the Hess collection — July 20, 6-8 p.m., Lake Lawn Resort, 2400 E. Geneva St., Delavan, lakeawnresort.com. Tickets: $99. Cruise Lake Delavan aboard the Lake Lawn Queen while enjoying a gourmet four-course meal paired with specialty wines from the Hess Collection.
6. Joe Diamond — Saturday, July 23, 9 p.m. to midnight, Maxwell Mansion, 304 S. Wells St., Lake Geneva, staymaxwell.com.
The “Official Thought Reader” hosts 10-15 minute shows for two to four Mansion guests at a time in the Cognac Parlor. Diamond holds the world record for solving the biggest corn maze while blindfolded.
7. “Pure Genuine Lake Geneva” by Neal Aspinall — From July 29 to 31, The Geneva Room at the Landmark Center, 772 Main St, Suite 202, Lake Geneva, genevaroom.com. Tickets: $68 for the July 29 VIP Opening Night Collectors Preview Experience, $8 for the general show.
Aspinall presents his works and begins with the VIP experience on July 29, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The general exhibition will take place on July 30 and 31, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. See the article in this week’s Resorter for more details.
8. Big Foot Lions Club Lobster Boil-Steak Fry – Saturday, July 30, noon-11:30 p.m., Reid Park, Fontana, www.bigfootlionsclub.org. Tickets: $60 for lobster, $30 for steak. Buy online or at Daniels Foods in Walworth, Chuck’s Lakeshore Inn in Fontana or from any Lions Club member. The 38th annual event features drive-thru, live music, a beer tent and more. See the article in this week’s Resorter for more information.
9. 46th Annual Festival of Fine Arts and Crafts — Saturday July 30, 9am-5pm; and Sunday, July 31, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Edgewater Park, Williams Bay. Visit the event’s Facebook page for updates and more details.
The Williams Bay Cultural Arts Alliance presents a two-day event featuring arts, crafts, food and music. This year the festival is celebrating local artist Anthony Soskich, whose work is featured on a promotional t-shirt for the event.
10. Summer Fridays — every Friday, Downtown Lake Geneva, networksoflakegeneva.com. Check the Streets of Lake Geneva Facebook page for updates.
Every Friday in June and July, participating Downtown Lake Geneva restaurants, shops and other businesses will stay open late to offer sales, demos, promotions with live music and other activities.
11. Farmers Markets — various days and times in Lake Geneva, Williams Bay, Delavan and the city of Geneva.
Goods, crafts, and more can be found at weekly market events.
Lake Geneva Farmer’s Market: every Thursday, rain or shine, 8am-1pm, Halle de l’horticulture, 330 rue Broad, Lac Léman, horticulturalhall.com.
Geneva Outdoor Market: Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., N3252 Route départementale H, City of Geneva, genevaoutdoormarket.com.
Williams Bay Farmers’ Market: Fridays, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Edgewater Park, Williams Bay, santacauses.org or visit the Williams Bay Farmers’ Market Facebook page.
Delavan Fresh Market: Every Thursday, 3-6 p.m., Tower Park, 107 E. Walworth Ave., Delavan. Visit the event’s Facebook page.
Art Appreciation Program — Monday, July 25, 10-11 a.m., Chapel on the Hill Community Church Parish Hall, N2482 Cisco Road, www.chapelonthehill.net. Email email@example.com or call 262-245-9122 for more information.
The church runs a free program for primary school-age participants on five consecutive Mondays. A Picture Lady will give an interactive presentation on a famous artist each week. On July 25, the focus will be on the works of Grandmother Moses. Future programs will focus on Norman Rockwell, August 1; Claude Monet, August 8; and Pablo Picasso, August 15. An adult must be present and can enjoy the presentation. Story time will be available for younger children.
red light festival — Saturday July 30, 9 p.m. to 2:30 a.m., Thumbs Up, 260 rue Broad, Lac Léman, thumbsuplakegeneva.com.
Those who wear green are single and ready to mingle. Wearing yellow means it’s complicated, while red means taken. Thumbs Up will be handing out free glow-in-the-dark bracelets and drink specials during the event.
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