VILLAGE OF PEWAUKEE - A yearly summer tradition returns for its 22nd year to the shores of Pewaukee Lake with food, music and activities throughout its two days, along with a water-related festival.
The Pewaukee Kiwanis Beach Party, started in 1994, is returning this year on Friday and Saturday, June 23 and 24.
From 5 to 11:30 p.m. June 23, food and beverages will be served, and from 7 to 11:30 p.m., the band Alter Ego will perform.
June 24 will see the party start with an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast served by Masonic Lodge 246 from 7 to 11 a.m.
Food and beverages will again be served from 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, including brats, hamburgers, hot dogs and Dickey’s pulled pork served by the Pewaukee Kiwanis and corn on the cob served by the Pewaukee Fire Department.
Activities new to the Beach Party this year include a Robotics Club demonstration, a face painter, library activities and beach fun for younger attendees from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Line dancing will take place again this year from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.
The beach party also has a beer tent, a Leinie® Lodge and a wine bar.
Proceeds from the beach party event are donated to the Pewaukee Food Pantry, the Pewaukee Education Fund and Honors Banquet, the Pewaukee Library, The Robotics Club, the Historical Society, Lake Country Caring, Safe Babies, along with several Pewaukee area programs.
"It's one of the first big events of the year in Pewaukee, which is nice." Pewaukee Beach Party chairwoman Pat Gallagher said. "People have been inside all winter and they're just wanting to get out. They can come down and they can have some drinks and they can dance with the bands. They can walk around. It's just a nice atmosphere down at the lakefront in Pewaukee."
Lake Country Clean Water Festival
The Lake Country Clean Water Festival, which started in 2011, will take place June 24, starting at 8 a.m. and culminating with a show by the Pewaukee Lake Water Ski Club at 5 p.m.
Activities include learn-to-ski lessons, pontoon boat rides, canoe, kayak and paddleboard rides, a kids fishing clinic, adaptive skiing, log rolling, demonstrations and educational offerings from groups such as The Water Council and the Clean Water Association, to which proceeds from the event will go to.
The lakefront on Wisconsin Avenue will be blocked off from Seester's Mexican Cantina to Oakton Street from8 a.m. Friday, June 23, 10 a.m. Sunday, June 25.
The event offers free admission and free parking.
To volunteer for the event, contact Pat Gallagher at (262) 695-1142 or firstname.lastname@example.org.