6 Memorable Things to Do This Memorial Day Weekend in Elkhart Lake

May 23, 2024

The weather is warm, smells of a sizzling barbecue float through the air, and the sweet sounds of an Elkhart Lake summer echo throughout the village…It’s Memorial Day Weekend. The three-day unofficial kick off of summer is right around the corner, so we’ve put together a few ways you can dive into the festivities of this special holiday weekend.

1 | Listen to Live Music

Summer. Live. Music. Those words are like music to our ears. It’s more than just the music, it’s the way that people come together, whether you’re visiting for the day, the week, or you live here. The Tiki Bar and The Osthoff Lake Deck are the perfect venues to sip on a drink, take in the beautiful views, and enjoy the sweet sounds of summer.

2 | Get on the Water

Grab a kayak and go! It’s your first opportunity of the summer season to rent watersports and soak up the blue, green waters. Check out Elkhart Lake Watersports on the lakefront of The Shore Club Resort or Osthoff Watersports on the lakefront of The Osthoff Resort. Heads up, the water still might be a bit cold, but we know some of you can’t wait to jump in.

4 | Browse the Farmers & Artisans Market

There is nothing quite like strolling through the first farmers market of the year on a sunny Saturday morning. Pick up fresh produce from local farmers, unique crafts from local artists, and, of course, the fan favorite spring rolls. Check out the variety of vendors that will be there this Saturday, May 25th from 8am to 12pm.

3 | Grab a Brat at Memorial Park

Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and snag a spot for The Village’s annual Memorial Day program at Memorial Park. Take a moment during this holiday weekend to remember the thousands that have given their lives in honor of our country. After the ceremony, grab a brat or burger from the The Lions Club Brat Fry — 10am to 1:30pm.
The Memorial Day Program will be held Saturday, May 25th at 11am at Memorial Park on the corner of Chicago Street and South Lincoln Street.

5| Soak Up the Sunset at Road America

Even though it’s not a major race weekend at Road America, you can still get on the track! Check out their Sunset Cruises which are a leisurely, low-speed, 3 lap experience of the 4-mile track at sunset. Space is limited for for each of these activities, so make sure to sign up ahead of time.

6 | Find a Spot at Fireman’s Park & Beach

The weather for Memorial Day Weekend is shining bright just in time for the official opening of Fireman’s Park & Beach. Snag a picnic table or two, fire up the grill, and gather with friends and family.

There is no shortage of memories to be made this Memorial Day. For more vacation ideas and fun things to do, follow along with the Elkhart Lake Life Blog all summer long.