Delafield, Wisconsin: A Full Season of Fun in 2012

Festivals, theatre, art fairs and antiques, plus outdoor recreation, shopping and more - find seasons of fun in Delafield, Wisconsin!

Delafield, Wisconsin, April 4, 2012 — Delafield, Wisconsin, which is a charming city just 30 minutes west of Milwaukee, draws visitors year round because of its natural beauty and its vibrant boutiques, retailers, restaurants and hotels. Stay and play in the City of Delafield and enjoy events happening throughout the season!

Delafield Antique Show

(Friday – Sunday) April 27- 29, 2012 

The Delafield Hotel, Downtown Delafield 

At this popular biannual show, 70 dealers from the around the country bring American and English antique furniture from the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries, as well as folk art, paintings, and accessories. Special hotel rates are available for show guests.

Summerfest Music Festival Shuttle 

June 27 – July 8. Closed Monday, July 2 

Shuttle pickup at Highway 83/I-94 – Naga-Waukee Park and Ride

Delafield is a convenient, hassle-free launch point to the world’s largest music festival: Summerfest! Skip the parking and the traffic snarls that lead to Milwaukee’s lakefront and rock out after being dropped off right at the fest’s Main Gate. Summerfest shuttles stopping in Delafield make regular round trips so you can hop aboard throughout the 11-day festival run. Make plans to stay in the nearby Delafield hotels.

Lake County Art Festival

Saturday, July 14, 2012, 9am - 4pm 

Naga-Waukee County Park, Delafield 

Art lovers can shop for unique, custom art at this renowned event that’s held outdoors in Naga-Waukee Park. Over 150 juried exhibitors display and sell their creations: ceramics, pottery, jewelry, wearable art, painting, woodwork, glass art, textiles and more!

Waukesha BluesFest – An American Music and Art Festival

Friday, August 10 and Saturday, August 11, 2012 - Music starts 1pm to 10:30pm each day 
Naga-Waukee County Park, Delafield 

Peaceful Naga-Waukee County Park comes alive with the soulful sounds of the Blues. 14 acts of musicians and bands take the stage at this two-day Blues music festival celebration! Don’t miss the Waukesha BluesFest Art Show, a juried collection of photography, painting, pottery, glass, and jewelry!

Delafield Classic Car Show 

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Downtown Delafield 
Whether you favor hot rods, muscle cards or sleek sports cars, you can indulge your passion at the Delafield Classic Car Show, which celebrates the freedom of the open road and the history and memories of these beautiful automobiles.

Fright Hike at Lapham Peak

Friday, October 27 - Saturday, October 28, 2012

Lapham Peak Unit of the Kettle Moraine State Forest, Delafield 
There’s nothing like a good old-fashioned hike through dark and scary woods to herald in the Halloween season. Brave the 1-mile Fright Hike, filled with scary scenes and performers. Soothe your frazzled nerves afterwards with a stop at one of Delafield’s restaurants, brew houses or coffee shops.


Throughout the Season

Hawk’s Inn Museum Historic Tours 

Saturdays 1-4 pm, May 5 – October 27 
Wells Street, Downtown Delafield

Step inside this 18-room site registered as a National Register of Historic Places. Hawks Inn is a fully restored 1800s stagecoach stop, filled with history and artifacts from the period, including stories from the Hawks who ran the Inn.

SummerStage Outdoor Theatre 
June to September 
Lapham Peak Unit - Kettle Moraine State Forest 

SummerStage is the only outdoor theatre in southeastern Wisconsin. It brings musical performances, comedy, drama, and dance to the woods of the Lapham Peak Unit of the Kettle Moraine State Forest, just 2 minutes from Downtown Delafield.

Ten Chimneys Tours 

Tours Monday through Saturday May 26 – November 10. 

Located just 10 minutes south in Genesee Depot, Wisconsin. See the opulence light up every room as you journey back in time to the summer estate of Broadway legends, Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne. Visit the estate for tours and special events. Advanced reservations recommended.

Old World Wisconsin

Open Daily, May 1 through October 31, 2012.
Museum located just 25 minutes south in Eagle, Wisconsin. Experience a true living museum that recreates life in the 1860s – Laura Ingalls Wilder style! Go to to view upcoming events.


Stay and Play in Delafield, Wisconsin

Delafield is just minutes off the I-94 interstate, making it easy to get here and just as easy to come and go to the area’s best attractions. Kick back and enjoy one of Delafield’s hotels including the upscale Delafield Hotel, popular brands including the Holiday Inn Express and LaQuinta Inns & Suites, as well as the locally owned Country Pride Inn. Delafield is also home to a historic Colonial Williamsburg-styled downtown, lively shopping districts, and dozens of delicious local restaurants.

For guests who enjoy the outdoors, Delafield is just minutes from the finest natural recreational opportunities in the area, including 85+ miles of hiking and biking trails that wind through the nearby the Kettle Moraine State Forest and area trails.

The Delafield Tourism Council staff is happy to provide information on accommodations, transportation, and activities in and around the area. Find more information at: or 888-294-1082.

News Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Luke Kloberdanz, IATA staff (800-227-0046,

The City of Delafield becomes an Ice Age Trail Community

Delafield, WI — When complete, the Ice Age National Scenic Trail will cross approximately 132 communities in 31 of Wisconsin’s 72 counties. Along the way, the Trail takes users to some of the best glacial features in the world, provides opportunities for personal rejuvenation, is an outdoor classroom, and is an economic resource for communities. These assets make the Ice Age Trail a welcome addition to many communities ranging from small roadside stops to bustling metropolises.

The Ice Age Trail Alliance has established the Ice Age Trail Community program, designed to help communities leverage the Trail as an economic and social engine, while promoting the Ice Age National Scenic Trail to community members and visitors alike. Commitment to this program represents an agreement to cross promote one another, building healthy and vibrant communities.

The City of Delafield is the most recent addition to the Ice Age Trail Community roster. Tucked in the heart of the Kettle Moraine, Delafield is rich with outdoor beauty and year-round recreational activities. It offers casual and award-winning dining, lodging, specialty shopping and unique historic sites. Delafield is full of friendly faces and stays true to its small town ideals.

To celebrate this designation the Alliance and City of Delafield plan to host a National Trails Day event on June 3rd, 2017. Details to follow.

The Ice Age Trail, one of only eleven National Scenic Trails, is a thousand-mile footpath highlighting Wisconsin's world-renowned Ice Age heritage and natural resources.

The Ice Age Trail Alliance is a non-profit volunteer- and member-based organization established in 1958 that works to create, support and protect the Ice Age Trail. Visit for hiking information and volunteer opportunities.

Delafield is a vibrant city, nestled in-between Milwaukee and Madison, Wisconsin, and is set among the tranquil waters and rolling hills of Waukesha County’s “Lake Country." For more information, please call the Delafield Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Council at 1-888-294-1082 or visit www.visitdelafield.orgAlso find us on Twitter (@visitdelafield) and Facebook (

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