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Les Paul Exhibit
Artifacts on display tell the story of Les’ career, invention and musical successes; items include a rare 1927 Gibson L5 acoustic guitar and other personal and professional effects-- Tuesday-Saturday:  10am-4:30pm, Waukesha County Museum, Historic Downtown Waukesha, 262-521-2859, waukeshacountymuseum.org

Annual Trailbreaker Marathon
Waukesha tradition consisting of a full marathon, half-marathon and a 5k run/walk; all events begin in downtown Waukesha and running along the Fox River, full marathon continues on the Glacial Drumlim Trail. All races are timed and certified by USATF. Waukesha, 262-524-3737. runthetrailbreaker.com

04/26/14- 04/27/14
Crazy Quilters 27th Annual Quilt Show
Over 300 items on display from quilters with a passion to make quilting an art form; special exhibits, guest speakers, bed turning, quilt raffle and silent auction are also available-- Saturday: 9am-5pm; Sunday: 10am-4pm, Parkview Middle School, Mukwonago, 414-529-2593, mukwonagocrazyquilters.com

Lyric Masters
The Philharmonic closes its season with three of the great masters of the Romantic Era: Wagner, Tchaikovsky, and Saint-Saens.-- 3pm-6pm, The Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts, Brookfield, 262-547-1858, wisconsinphilharmonic.org

05/01/14- 06/14/14
Passage to Freedom: Secrets of the Underground Railroad
Learn about slavery, the Underground Railroad and challenges freedom seekers faced; exhibit includes artifacts, music, dioramas, quotes from conductors and passengers on the Underground Railroad, interactive activities and more-- Tuesday-Saturday: 10:30am-4pm, Waukesha County Museum, Historic Downtown Waukesha, 262-521-2859, waukeshacountymuseum.org

Mother of All Art Crawl
21 galleries and 137 artisans are featured at this seasonal event, walk the downtown streets to discover your next artistic treasure, shop the boutiques, listen to live music, take a trolley or indulge in food and drink-- 4pm-10pm, Historic Downtown Waukesha, 262-542-1522, waukeshaart.com

Waukesha Farmers' Market
Located along the Fox River, over 70 vendors provide products that are homegrown, raised or handmade in Wisconsin; products include in-season fruits, vegetables, meats, cheeses, baked goods and arts & crafts-- 8am-12pm, Riverfront Plaza, Historic Downtown Waukesha, 262-547-2354, waukeshafarmersmarket.com

05/09/14- 05/10/14
Women Run Pewaukee - 5k race
A 5k race where women get to start the race 3 minutes prior to the men!-- tba, Lakefront Park, Pewaukee, 262-695-9735, womenrunpewaukee.com

41st Annual Pewaukee Kiwanis RiverRun
A timed six mile canoe/kayak race from Hammel Machine in Pewaukee to Frame Park in Waukesha--  6:30am-2:30pm, Hammel Machine, Pewaukee, 262-691-2700, pewaukeekiwanis.org

Wednesday Night Classics
A weekly event dedicated to classics, rods, customs and muscle cars, enthusiasts will enjoy their time perusing, exchanging ideas and chatting with car owners; live music, food and beverages also available-- 4:30pm-9pm, Weissgerber's Gasthaus, Pewaukee, 262-544-4460, wednesdaynightclassics.com

Delafield Spring Art Walk
Delafield welcomes visitors to spend the day in our beautiful City and enjoy a variety of artisans who will be located in the downtown district.  Stroll the downtown area with the entire family, visit local artists as they work, then purchase these one-of-a-kind creations. http://www.visitdelafield.org/event-calendar/art-walks/


Wisconsin Zombie Mud Run
*Your mission: successfully navigate the 5K course and all 13 obstacles, while attempting to avoid the multitude of zombies and losing all three of your life lines and cross the finish line with at least 1 life line intact.-- 8am-3pm, Waukesha County Exposition Center, Waukesha, 262-844-5611, wisconsinzombiemudrun.com

Badgerland Water Ski Show Memorial Day Show
Performed weekly on the Fox River watch the themed shows as ballet, bare-footing, doubles, jumping, pyramids, swivel and trios skills and formations are executed by trained skiers-- 5pm-7pm, Frame Park, Waukesha, 414-640-6361, badgerland.org

Pewaukee Lake Ski Show- Memorial Day Show
Entertaining weekly themed shows filled with bare-footing, pyramids and acrobatic skills performed on Pewaukee Lake provide a truly fun experience for the entire family-- 5:30pm, Lakefront Park, Pewaukee, 414-350-8713, plwsc.org

Party in the Park
Come for dinner and stay for the music, a variety of food is available for purchase with a variety of music that includes Nora Collins 2012 WAMI Winner, and Funhouse-- 5pm-9pm, Kettle Moraine State Forest - Lapham Peak Unit, Delafield, 262-337-1560, summerstageofdelafield.org

Fridays, 06/06/14- 09/26/14
Waukesha Freeman Friday Night Live
Multiple stages of live music playing a variety of genres are located throughout the downtown at this weekly event; pull up a chair at any of the stages or stroll the streets to shop and dine. Historic Downtown Waukesha, 262-544-8030, waukeshafreemanfridaynightlive.com

06/20/14- 06/22/14
Fiesta Waukesha
Promoting multi-cultural awareness this festival offers a wide array of Hispanic entertainment, Latin American cuisine, amusement rides, children’s area and more; located along the banks of the Fox River, Waukesha, 262-547-0887, lacasadeesperanza.org

07/11/14- 07/13/14
Pewaukee MultiSport Weekend
Course is ideal for both seasoned veterans and those that are new to the sport; swim Pewaukee Lake, bike around the lake viewing glacial rolling hills and run along a path hugging the shoreline, Pewaukee. 262-695-9735, pewaukeemultisportweekend.com

07/11/14- 07/12/14
Delafield Block Party: Food & Music Festival
This annual Delafield Area Chamber of Commerce summer Festival is held in the City of Delafield, downtown business district.  The municipal parking lot located on Main St/Dopkins is transformed into a food and music lovers delight on both Friday, July 11 and Saturday, July 12 beginning at 5pm each night. 

07/16/14- 07/20/14
Waukesha County Fair
Proud to be the oldest fair in Wisconsin, celebrating over 170 years, and the largest event in Waukesha County featuring barnyard animals, crafts, food, farm displays and the midway. Waukesha, 262-544-5922, waukeshaart.com

07/25/14- 07/26/14
Taste of Lake Country & Fine Arts Festival
Celebrating the food, music and art in Lake Country; sample the best of the area in one place with local restaurants selling signature food items, local musicians rocking out and local artists displaying their work Pewaukee, 262-695-9735, positivelypewaukee.com

"Cars On Main" Car Show/Flea Market
Antiques, Arts & Crafts, Flea Market and Car Show-- 8am-3pm, Main Street. lbalannon@gmail.com

08/23/14- 08/24/14
Wings Over Waukesha
Featuring a variety of nationally-renowned aerobatics acts, wing walkers, sky divers and a host of contemporary and vintage aircraft from both civilian and military aviation on display. Waukesha Airport, 262-424-6747, wingsoverwaukesha.com

08/29/14- 08/31/14
Wisconsin Highland Games
A celebration of all things Scottish, Irish and Celtic with the mighty roar of the bagpipes, kilted athletes performing feats of strength, spinning & leaping Highland dancers, hands-on activities & sports, St. Andrew’s Pub and much more Waukesha Expo, 262-896-8490, wisconsinscottish.org

Pewaukee Celtic Fest
Come celebrate the Irish in all of us along the shorefront of Pewaukee Lake with cultural tent and demonstrations, children’s craft area, marketplace, live music, food and refreshments. Lakefront Park, Pewaukee. 262-695-9735, positivelypewaukee.com

Delafield Fall Art Walk
Delafield welcomes visitors to spend the day in our beautiful City and enjoy a variety of artisans who will be located in the downtown district. Stroll the downtown area with the entire family, visit local artists as they work, then purchase these one-of-a-kind creations. http://www.visitdelafield.org/event-calendar/art-walks/

Halloween in Delafield
Join in on a Community Favorite: Halloween in Delafield, with the famous Grand Pumpkin Illumination!  Business Trick or Treat starts at 5pm and the illumination is at 7pm.  Hundreds of pumpkins carved by area school children become illuminated in front of "The Steeple" in Delafield with fun, non-spooky music in the background to have children feeling comfortable and excited about the Halloween fun! http://www.visitdelafield.org/event-calendar/grand-pumpkin-illumination/

Delafield Tree Lighting
Bring the family to the traditional tree lighting event beginning at 5pm in the City of Delafield, downtown district.  Welcome the holiday season with friends and neighbors.  Tree Lighting will begin at 5:30pm. 

11/27/14- 11/30/14 & 12/05/14- 12/31/14
Country Christmas
Wisconsin’s largest, most spectacular drive-through holiday lights event has over a million lights on display with animated figures and holiday scenes; working model train and near life-size nativity scene displayed too-- Sunday-Thursday: 5pm-9pm; Friday-Saturday: 5pm-10pm, Country Springs Hotel, Waukesha, 262-547-0201, thecountrychristmas.com

Community Holiday Tree Lighting & Party
Join the community for the holiday tree lighting, visit and photos with Santa, and refreshments party-- 6pm, Lannon Village Hall. lbalannon@gmail.com

Breakfast with the Reindeer
Kids will love meeting Santa's amazing flying friends while enjoying a special treat of complimentary doughnut-holes, milk, and hot cocoa at the Delafield Chamber's annual Breakfast with the Reindeer.  Event will be held at Clock Tower Square in Downtown Delafield.  Guests are encouraged to bring their camera to photograph loved ones with Santa, live reindeer, and a magical Elf or two! http://www.visitdelafield.org/event-calendar/breakfast-with-reindeer/

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