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Celebrate Oconomowoc at Festival Week

Events, activities kick off annual Festival of the Arts

The 40th annual Oconomowoc Festival of the Arts kicks off on Saturday, Aug. 20, but not without a full week of fun first! Festival Week, sponsored by the Oconomowoc Area Chamber of Commerce, will begin Saturday, Aug. 13 and run right up to the start of the Festival of the Arts. Various events and activities are scheduled for families, adults, and kids of all ages, so check out what's on tap and head out for some summer fun.

Saturday, Aug. 13

Oconomowoc Summer Festival

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Downtown Oconomowoc

What: This daylong event, sponsored by the Downtown Oconomowoc Merchants Association (DOMA), will include live entertainment, food vendors, a Model T car show, Maxwell Street specials, free kids activities and more. For more information, contact DOMA at (262) 567-7114 or visit www.downtownoconomowoc.org

Annual Street Dance

When: 6 to 11 p.m.

Where: East Wisconsin Avenue in downtown Oconomowoc.

What: Immediately after the Summer Festival activities, put on your dancing shoes and finish the day off at the annual street dance. The Old Mil Band will perform from 7 to 11 p.m., and dance sponsorships are available on the chamber's website, www.oconomowoc.org. Contact the Oconomowoc Chamber of Commerce, (262) 567-2666 for details about this event.

Sunday, Aug. 14

Artisan Faire

When: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: Downtown Oconomowoc

What: Get excited for the Festival of the Arts and check out the work of these talented artists in the streets of downtown. This event is sponsored by DOMA.

Monday, Aug. 15

Historic Mail Boat Tours

When: 1 to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, Aug. 19

Where: Tours launch behind Lake Country Life Enrichment (1306 W. Wisconsin Ave., north side of Highway 16)

What: Lutheran Homes of Oconomowoc invites you to enjoy all the beauty Oconomowoc has to offer with boat tours, as well as appetizers, wine and beer for sale for pre- or post-tour sampling. Boats will launch from behind Lake Country Life Enrichment; reservations are required at $10 per person. For more information or to sign up as a volunteer boat driver or historical moderator, contact Sarah Williams-Berg at (262) 560-6907 or swberg@lho.org.

Tuesday, Aug. 16

Historic Mail Boat Tours,

When: 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. (through Friday, Aug. 19)

Where: Tours launch behind Lake Country Life Enrichment (1306 W. Wisconsin Ave., north side of Highway 16)

Kids Fest

When: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Where: Roosevelt Park

What: Come down to the park for games, activities and more. This event is free to the community, with a rain date scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 23. Sponsorships are available, and fliers can be downloaded at www.oconomowoc.org. For more information, contact Angie Bolson at the YMCA Pabst Farms at (262) 567-7251 or abolson@oconymca.org.

Kids Day

When: 1:30 to 5 p.m.

Where: Lac La Belle City Beach

What: Cool off after the park's activities with an afternoon of fun in the sun. For details, contact the Oconomowoc Parks, Recreation & Forestry Department at (262) 569-2199 or visit www.oconomowoc-wi.gov.

Wed., Aug. 17

Historic Mail Boat Tours,

When: 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. (through Friday, Aug. 19)

Where: Tours launch behind Lake Country Life Enrichment (1306 W. Wisconsin Ave., north side of Highway 16)

American Legion Band concert

When: 7:30 to 9 p.m.

Where: Band shell at Oconomowoc City Beach

What: This may be a weekly event, but this is no ordinary week! Watch the band perform and enjoy the sunset. For more information, visit the American Legion Band website at www.oconomowoclegionband.org.

Thursday, Aug. 18

Historic Mail Boat Tours,

When: 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. (through Friday, Aug. 19)

Where: Tours launch behind Lake Country Life Enrichment (1306 W. Wisconsin Ave., north side of Highway 16)

Moonlit Movies

When: 5 to 11 p.m.

Where: Downtown Oconomowoc

What: The last Moonlit Movie event of the summer will take place during Festival Week, with an expanded Pirate Fest theme. The streets of downtown will be closed so moviegoers can spread out blankets, lawn chairs and the like to enjoy a movie with the nights theme of "Pirates .. Arrrrr!" The music main stage will feature American Idol's Naima Adedapo's band, Ras Movement, beginning at 5:30 p.m. The movie will start at about 8 p.m. Activities and vendors open at 5 p.m., including an inflatable pirate ship slide and a Children's Activity Area.

The event is free, but moviegoers are asked to bring a nonperishable food item for the Oconomowoc Food Pantry or make a monetary contribution on-site. For more information, visit www.moonlitmovies.org.

Friday, Aug. 19

Historic Mail Boat Tours,

When: 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. (through Friday, Aug. 19)

Where: Tours launch behind Lake Country Life Enrichment (1306 W. Wisconsin Ave., north side of Highway 16)

Saturday, Aug. 20

Festival of the Arts

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Fowler Park

What: The 40th annual Oconomowoc Festival of the Arts will take place on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 20 and 21. The juried art festival, held on the shores of Fowler Lake in Fowler Park, boasts artists from a variety of media, including photography, painting, drawing, fiber, jewelry, wood, metal, glass and stone. In addition to the artist booths, the festival will also feature live entertainment on three stages, which will run between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. each day. Patrons may also enjoy a Children's Area and treats provided by community organizations at the food pavilion.

The event is sponsored by the Oconomowoc Festival of the Arts Ltd., a nonprofit community organization. For more information and for a complete schedule of events, call (262) 567-1243 or visit www.oconomowocarts.org.

Ice-cream social, American Legion Band, Parade of Lights and fireworks

When: 6:30 to 10 p.m.

Where: Lac La Belle City Beach and band shell

What: Enjoy a night of friends, music and fireworks fun at City Beach. Events will occur in the order listed above. For more information, contact the Oconomowoc Historical Society at (262) 569-0740, visit the American Legion Band website at www.oconomowoclegionband.org or contact Maureen Stapleton at mstapleton@stapletonrealty.com.

Sunday, Aug. 21

Festival of the Arts

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Fowler Park

What: Festivities continue for the 40th annual event. (See above.)

For more general information on Festival Week and the Festival of the Arts, visit www.oconomowocarts.org.

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