focus on Side trips

June, 2016

Photo of Pewaukee Lake by Dave Wegiel


& pewaukee


Something for Everyone

in Waukesha County


There’s something for everyone this summer in Waukesha County, with the emphasis on family fun.

     The excitement of professional bike racers taking hairpin turns is part of the action at the Waukesha County Carl Zach Cycling Classic, Sunday, June 19, from 11:00am-8:30pm. Part of the Tour of America’s Dairyland series, one of the largest race series in the U.S.

     Free music concerts include the Waukesha Civic Band Concerts, 8-9pm Thursdays, June 16-Aug. 11, at the newly renovated Les Paul Performance Center, Cutler Park, 321 Wisconsin Ave., in Waukesha. Each summer concert includes selections from a Broadway musical, guest soloist, marches and contemporary band arrangements.

     A Tribute Tuesday Concert on June 14, 7-9pm, features a tribute to David Bowie. Monthly concerts from 7-9pm at the Les Paul Performance Center always feature a  different tribute. At the same location, family-friendly flicks under the stars are presented Mondays at 8pm, with June dates of June 13, 20 and 27.

 More info about Waukesha events are at and

      In Pewaukee, Waterfront Wednesdays are free concerts from 6-9pm at Lakefront Park, 222 W Wisconsin Ave. And what says summer more than a water ski show? Downtown Pewaukee’s Lakefront Park is the scene for shows at 6:45pm every Thursday night.

     SummerStage at Lapham Peak, located in Delafield, kicks off this summer with a Party in the Park fundraising concert on June 4, 6:30pm. From June 9-25, The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde  is presented at this wonderful outdoor theater, with all performances at 7:30pm.

Clockwise from top left: Martha Merrells Books and Gifts, Almont Gallery, clothing from Plowshare Fair Trade Marketplace, vintage jewelry from Antiques and Uniques on Main.