Big event blog: A weekend's worth of festivals
What are your plans this weekend? With summer in full gear, take in Venetian Festival in Lake Geneva, Heritage Festival in Delavan or the 18th annual Prairie Parade in Clinton.
Fairy Garden workshop, Aug. 14, at 6:30 p.m. Create a miniature world of wonder. Reseervations to Burlington Garden Center, 5205 Mormon Road, Burlington. 262-763-2153, BurlingtonGardenCenter.com
Get Moving with UW-Extension community walking program, Aug. 14, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., Wildwood Park, corner of Lucas Lane and Wildwood Drive, Darien. For a complete schedule of events, or to register, visit GetMovingWalworthCounty.com or call Jenny at 262-741-4962.
Heritage Fest, Aug. 14-17, downtown Delavan, the library and various locations, plus live music at the Phoenix Park Bandshell, West Washington and South Second streets in Delavan. PhoenixParkBandshell.com, DelavanHeritageFest.com
Hike with Harold at Kishwauketoe Nature Center, Aug. 15, from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., at the main entrance on Wisconsin Highway 67, Kishwauketoe Nature Center, Williams Bay. 262-903-3601, Kishwauketoe.org
KISS and Def Leppard perform Aug. 15 at 7 p.m., Alpine Valley Music Theatre,
Cat judging for the Walworth County Fair, Aug. 16 at the Wiswell Center, Walworth County Fair Grounds, 411 E. Court St, Elkhorn. 262-723-3228, WalworthCountyFair.com
Taste of the Garden: Herbs, Aug. 16, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sample recipes with herbs, Burlington Garden Center, 5205 Mormon Road, Burlington. 262-763-2153, BurlingtonGardenCenter.com
Wine Tasting, Aug. 16, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Lake Geneva Country Meats, 5907 State Highway 50, Lake Geneva. 262-248-3339, Lake GenevaCountryMeats.com
Open Mic Night, Aug. 16, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, 319 N. Broad St., Elkhorn, 262-723-7440. Sing or play a tune or just listen. Refreshments served.
Craft fair at Venetian Fest, Aug. 16-17, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, Library Park, Main Street along the lakefront, Lake Geneva.
Maxwell Street Days, Aug. 16-17, Field Park, highways 83 and NN, Mukwonago. Flea market, free admission, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. rain or shine. More than 650 sellers, food and refreshments. 262-363-1501, MaxwellStreetDays.net
18th annual Clinton Prairie Parade, Aug. 17, with non-motorized entries including horses, mules, donkeys, oxen. June 16 2012, Clinton, Wis.
Venetian Masquerade Ball, Aug. 17, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Baker House, 327 Wrigley Drive, Lake Geneva. View the lighted boat parade with a full swing orchestra, dancing and delectable dining under the stars followed by an amazing firework display. Costumes are greatly encouraged. Reservations required:262-248-4700, BakerHouse1885.com