Favorite Festivals in WalCo - goWALCO

Favorite Festivals in WalCo

Plan your fun in Walworth County, Wisconsin by enjoying a wide variety of festivals throughout the area all year that celebrate food, traditions, culture and heritage. From enjoying our agricultural roots, to celebrating Wisconsin cheese, to finding special treasures or enjoying all types of music, you’re sure to find festive moments to create memorable experiences.

As new event details become available, more dates and events will be added to the list below. Come back and see what’s new as the season progresses.


May 3-4, 2024
Whitewater Storytelling Festival
The Whitewater Storytelling Festival promises entertainment for attendees of all ages, with talented storytellers and musicians for the young and young-at-heart.

May 3-5, 2024
Delavan Cinco de Mayo

Live music, traditional dancing, car show, food, parade and more.

May 15-19, 2024
Murals in Motion

Join Downtown Lake Geneva for this inaugural event celebrating artistry, music, and local history made for the community; Live art recreated and acted out around town, paint-in from local artists, music serenades on the streets, pop up beer garden, yoga in the park, alley way dinner with creative mocktails.

May 17-19, 2024
Wisconsin Cheese Festival
, Lake Geneva House of Music
A gathering of cheese makers and cheese lovers, farmers, artisans and vendors to celebrate what Wisconsin is best known for – paired with world-class Americana, country, folk and bluegrass music, whiskey, wine and craft-beer.

May 18, 2024
Elkhorn Spring Food Truck Festival

20+ food trucks hit the streets of Elkhorn for a day full of food, games and live music.

May 18, 2024
Downtown Delavan Spring Wine Walk

Sip, stroll, and shop your way through downtown Delavan while tasting wines from Portugal, Spain, Argentina, Chile and more. Enjoy red and white wines along with food samplings as you fill your tasting passport at more than 10 downtown businesses, and maybe do some Spring Shopping!

May 19, 2024
Elkhorn Antique Flea Market
Over 500 dealers! bringing a wide range of merchandise. The pickin’ is great, and so are the people.

May 24-26, 2024
East Troy s 47th Annual Corn & Brat Roast

The Memorial Day weekend event features roasted sweet corn, Hometown Sausage Kitchen brats, hot dogs, burgers, soda and beer, as well as live entertainment.

May 25, 2024
Doom & Bloom: Spring Celebration
, Whitewater
Spend a part of Memorial Day weekend outdoors enjoying amazing live-music spanning rock/country/folk/grass, local merchants/vendors, and BBQ!

May 25, 2024
Fontana Garden Club Garden Fair
Find a wide variety of perennials, annuals, art, baskets, gifts and event baked goods at this fair that supports scholarships and educational programs in local schools.

May 26, 2024
East Troy s Ninth Annual Brewfest

Featuring unlimited samples of over 65 craft beers, ciders, meads, and more from area breweries, including area favorites East Troy Brewery , The Hive Taproom and more!

May 31-June 2
Lake Geneva Bacon Fest

Over 20 vendors serving an array of creative bacon inspired dishes, live music, bar…and BACON! All along the beautiful shores of Geneva Lake.


June 12-15
Destination GN Food & Wine Festival
Savor in four decadent days of walk-around wine tastings at sunset, farm-fresh foodie menus, culinary and libation stations. See the calendar for ticketed events and details.

June 15, 2024
Walworth County Dairy Breakfast
, Sharon
47th Annual “Dairy Breakfast” back ON THE FARM! The Davis Family Farm invites you to join them on their 5-generation family farm for a delightful breakfast from 6-10:30 am. Farm tours are available and kids activities. Ticketed event.

June 28-30, 2024
East Troy Music Festival

Carnival, live music, East Troy Beer Tent (ETBT) and parade on Sunday.


July 6, 2024
39th Annual Whitewater Car Show

Part of Whitewater s Annual Fourth of July Celebration with a kids carnival, live music and fireworks at dark.

July 10-14, 2024
Elkhorn Ribfest

Five days of unbelievably delicious, mouthwatering barbecue and high-quality entertainment located on the beautiful Walworth County Fairgrounds.

July 12-14
Rev-Up Weekend
, Cars Time Forgot Car Show, Delavan
Community Street Dance, Local cars on display, Super Tramp tribute band, 19th Annual Cars Time Forgot Car Show


Aug 2-3, 2024
Neon Nights Music Festival
, Walworth County Fairgrounds, Elkhorn
Featuring Wynonna Judd, Trace Adkins, John Michael Montgomery and more. Reserved 2-Day Passes, Reserved Single-Day Passes, Campsites and Standing 2-Day and Single Day VIP Tickets are available.

Aug 3, 2024
Geneva Lake West Rotary Annual Corn and Bratwurst Festival
, Walworth
The ticket includes two roasted ears of corn & grilled bratwurst, live entertainment, beer tent and more supporting local charities. Drive thru service available.

Aug 14-18, 2024
Lake Geneva Venetian Festival

Enjoy a weekend of great family entertainment including a Craft Fair, Carnival, Water ski show, Traditional festival food and a beer tent featuring live music. This is all capped off on Sunday with a traditional Venetian Style lighted boat parade followed by the area s largest fireworks display over Geneva Lake.

Aug 17, 2024
Roun da Manure Bicycle Tour
, Sharon
A choice of marked routes with over 100 miles of rural routes, no stop lights but lots of cows, around the Illinois and Wisconsin State line.

Aug 28-Sept 2, 2024
Walworth County Fair
, Elkhorn
Experience an abundance of exhibits, sensational concerts, tractor and truck pulls, demolition derby and entertaining performances at one of Wisconsin s oldest and largest County fairs!


Sept 6-8, 2024
Darien Corn Fest

Delicious free sweet corn Saturday and Sun, fireworks, live music, craft fair, Parade, Volleyball tournament, Tri-County Pullers, Softball tournament.


Oct 19, 2024
Downtown Delavan Halloween Brew Walk

Grab your friends and family, wrist band, tasting passport, a tasting glass, and map to take in the fall highlights of Downtown Delavan SIP, STROLL, SHOP while discovering downtown Delavan.

Oct 19, 2024
Elkhorn Oktoberfest

The entire downtown area is filled with bands, brats, and golden beers. Expect to see the park filled with craft and commercial vendors. Enjoy local and German cuisine, All Around Town Beer/Wine Tasting a 5K Run/Walk and the Annual Classic Car Show.


Nov 23, 2024
Downtown Delavan Holiday Wine Walk

Sip, stroll, and shop your way through downtown Delavan while tasting wines. Enjoy red and white wines along with food samplings as you fill your tasting passport at more than 12 downtown businesses and do some Christmas Shopping!


Dec 1-31, 2024
East Troy Lights

A one-of-a-kind experience with dazzling light tunnels, hot chocolate, cookie decorating and holiday performances. Grab a wand and start The Candy Cane Adventure. Watch the lights come to life with a special immersive show.

Dec 6, 2024
Sharon s Old-Fashioned Christmas

Featuring a horse-drawn carriage parade, music, activities and more

Dec 6-8, 2024
Let It Glow
, Elkhorn
A Santa wonderland with pictures, fun games and take-home goodie bag with holiday treats and surprises.

Dec 7, 2024
Christmas Card Town Parade
, Elkhorn
Downtown Elkhorn welcomes families, local organizations and business groups bringing their festive gear and floats and caravan through town as Santa Claus is welcomed to town. Fill your thermos and grab a blanket and enjoy an afternoon of holiday fun.

Dec 7, 2024
VISIT Lake Geneva s 49th Annual Electric Christmas Parade

A joyful celebration of the season as the colorful, light-filled parade moves down Broad and Main Streets in Downtown Lake Geneva. Spectators of all ages will enjoy magical floats and more creative displays.

Dec 14 & Dec 21
Delavan Dasher Days

Explore local businesses with stocking stuffer deals, enjoy joyful caroling, meet Santa Claus, and witness the creativity of our community in the window decorating contest.