If there ever was a weekend to spend at the Lake, this would be it. Then again, I seem to say that quite often. It’s almost as if I truly believe that every weekend would be best spent at the Lake. The late John Hughes’ (post next week on that sad story) own Williams Bay throws its hat into the ring of summer festivals with the Lions Club corn and brat roast. The event is held at Edgewater (weed) Park on the lakefront in the Bay, and it is indeed a great idea to grab lunch or dinner or both down there this weekend. The event starts today, and will serve grilled chicken and local corn through Sunday afternoon. Williams Bay lights their fireworks this weekend as well, with the pyro-centric festivities kicking off around 9 pm Saturday night. It’s easy to watch from anywhere along the lakefront in Williams Bay, and the Edgewater weeds shouldn’t really be an issue because you’ll be looking up. I’ll be there, but I’ll be the guy nibbling on some lettuce.
If epicurean fun isn’t your thing, you might want to end up at Library Park in Lake Geneva instead. Over 90 artists from around the country will be there on Saturday and Sunday, showcasing their wares. If you’re fond of Lake Geneva style artwork, this is a great place to be. If you don’t like Lake Geneva style art, including things like sailboats, piers, sunsets, etc, then we’d all prefer you spend this weekend at Woodfield Mall. The Art in the Park event is open Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm.
If old things are more your style, Horticultural Hall in Lake Geneva is hosting the Lake Geneva Antique Show and Sale Friday and Saturday 10 am to 5 pm. Be sure to stop in and overpay for some old stuff. I know I will, because overpaying for things is really something I’m quite good at.
The best reason to come to the lake this weekend has something to do with the sun. It’s going to be hot this weekend. So bone meltingly hot that Lake Geneva is just about the only place to be. The water is cool, clean, and it’ll take the edge off better than any air conditioned home ever could. It’s amazing how hot weather is so welcome when you’re on a boat and you know refreshment is just an engine kill and a jump away. As always, I’ll be working, but I’m all ears if anyone wants a boat ride on the house. See you at the lake.