Wisconsin's Elkhart Lake

2012 Guide for Visitors

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17 Elkhart Lake Event Highlights A variety of special events and programs are held throughout the year. Schnee Day A day of winter fun with various activities for children and families. The annual Schnee Day event and ever-popular Chili Cook-off are a sure cure for cabin fever. Jazz on the Vine A wonderful Mother's Day weekend of dynamic performances by world-renowned jazz musicians, samplings of international and domestic wines and eclectic cuisine. Great Midwest Endurance Festival The first festival of its kind in the Midwest testing the endurance of athletes in running and cycling. Held in May. Road Racing at Road America Site of international motorsports events. Over four hundred events are held each year at Road America, often running multiple activities on the same day incorporating the four mile track, interior Briggs & Stratton Motorplex and scenic property. Major race weekends attract visitors from every corner of the world to experience the thrill of motorcycle, vintage automobile and sports car racing at its best! Farmers & Artisans Market Held every Saturday morning from June through mid-October in downtown Elkhart Lake at the Historic Railroad Depot. Offering fresh seasonal produce, antiques, original arts and crafts. Wade House State Historic Site Hearthside Dinners, 1860s Base Ball Games, Day Camps, Annual Arts and Craft Fair, and the Civil War Weekend are among the annual activities held at Wade House in nearby Greenbush. Elkhart Lake Triathlon Compete with (or observe) hundreds of well-trained athletes at Elkhart Lake's annual triathlon. The June event features the Olympic Triathlon and the Sprint Triathlon. Independence Day Celebration This 3-day family event features music, children's games, food and refreshments at Fireman's Park. Fireworks display on Friday evening. Parade on Sunday at 11:30 am. Downtown Night. A Taste of Elkhart Lake A fun-filled mid-August evening. Get a taste of Elkhart Lake by trying restaurant favorites served all evening long. Event runs from 5 - 9:30 pm. Live music, pontoon boat rides, horse-drawn wagon rides, bingo, dunk tank and kids games. Great family fun. Old World Christmas Market Experience the holiday "gemutlichkeit" of a traditional European Christmas Market. International and regional artisans display their specialty wares at The Osthoff Resort. Elkhart Lake—A Legendary Getaway

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