Small Businesses to Support in Lake Geneva

Lake Geneva is a hub for many small businesses. Every time you visit, you might find a new small business that you haven’t visited before. All of the small businesses listed on this blog post have supported Women’s Weekend in our goal to raise funds to donate to New Beginnings APFV, so show these places some love the next time you visit. 

  1. Pesche’s Greenhouse

You can find everything you need for springtime at Pesche’s Greenhouse. With a wide variety of gardening must-haves, this is a place gardeners cannot skip. If you’re shopping for birding or beautiful garden decorations, Pesche’s will have what you’re envisioning. Additionally, if you’re looking for the perfect bouquet for any occasion, Pesche’s Greenhouse will provide you with the best customer service to ensure that your bouquet dreams come true. 

  1. The Candle Mercantile 

Not only can you buy candles at The Candle Mercantile, but you can also make them yourself! With a collection of hand-selling oils, you are able to create a signature scent that is specialized to your desires. The Candle Mercantile doesn’t just sell candles though, you can also craft your own room spray, body spray, diffuser, or even a set of wax tarts! They also welcome groups of people for any event, so next time you’re in Lake Geneva, stop in here with a few friends and design the perfect scent! 

  1. C.R. Goodfinds 

C.R. Goodfinds has a little bit of everything for you and your home. Located in historic downtown, this store has home decor, apparel and accessories, art from local and regional artists, antiques, and even gourmet food! So if you’re on the search for a store that will satisfy all of your shopping desires in one stop, C.R. Goodfinds is the place for you. 

  1. Cornerstone Shop & Gallery

The Cornerstone Shop & Gallery is home to the latest in boutique fashion, home decor, and gifts. This shop offers the latest trends from companies like Joseph Ribkoff, Vera Bradley, Frank Lyman, Umgee, Michael Aram, Mud Pie, Demdaco, Mariposa, John Medeiros, Spartina, Hobo, Vietri, K & K Signs, and many more. Next time you visit Lake Geneva, make sure to stop here to see what all of the latest trends in fashion are. 

  1. Allison Wonderland

Allison Wonderland truly is a wonderland for kids. If you’re visiting Lake Geneva with your children or need to pick up a gift, Allison Wonderland should be one of your destinations. This shop has a variety of products ranging from games, art supplies, books, stuffed animals, and so much more that any little one would love to have. 

Restaurants, Bars, and Cafes to Visit in Lake Geneva 

When visiting Lake Geneva, there are so many dining options to choose from. To help you decide where you should go, we’ve compiled a list of restaurants, bars, and cafes that highlight the different experiences you might be seeking in Lake Geneva. Many of the dining and drinking options listed are sponsors or event hosts for Women’s Weekend 2021, so stay on the lookout for special offers and experiences!

  1. Topsy Turvey

This brewery not only has great products, but it also has an amazing atmosphere. For Women’s Weekend 2021, Topsy Turvey will be the host of a cornhole tournament. So grab a partner and sign up for this single-elimination cornhole tournament before the spots fill up! You won’t want to miss out on the grand prize and amazing memories Topsy Turvey has to offer. 

  1. The Baker House

The Baker House has a historical presence in Lake Geneva that you are able to experience in a variety of ways. For this post, we want to highlight the fine dining aspect of The Baker House. Before you even try their food, you will be mesmerized by the historic mansion and lakefront garden. When you register for Women’s Weekend 2021, one of the events you can sign-up for is a Baker House Brunch. Here, you can enjoy your choice of Egg Sardou or Steak and Eggs with unlimited champagne and mimosas. 

  1. Northsiders

Northsides has a variety of dining and drinking options for Lake Geneva visitors. They also have a 6,000 square foot outdoor patio where you can experience the environment of Lake Geneva while enjoying their drinks and food. Additionally, Northsiders will be hosting trivia for Women’s Weekend 2021 on Friday, May 14th. If you register for Women’s Weekend, you can get $1 off drinks all weekend at Northsiders and if you sign up for trivia, you will be treated to a free drink and an appetizer for your team of four. 

  1. Avant Cycle Café

Ever wondered what a café mixed with a cycling shop looks like? You don’t have to wonder anymore! The Avant Cycle Café provides amazing customer service with a great Atmosphere. Their shop and café will also be the check-in location for Women’s Weekend 2021. So when you’re checking in, make sure to grab a cup of coffee and possibly rent a bike for the day! 

  1. Thumbs Up Saloon 

The Thumbs Up Saloon is where you should be if you’re looking for delicious drinks at the best party bar in Lake Geneva. They have a variety of beers and specialty drinks to enjoy while spending time with your friends. They also have special offers for many days of the week, so check them out the next time you visit Lake Geneva!

Reasons to Register for Women’s Weekend 2021

If you didn’t know yet, Women’s Weekend 2021 registration is up and running! We missed you last year, so this year we have plenty of fun-filled events and opportunities to make up for lost time! April 15th is the last day to get our early bird registration fee, so sign up before this deal is gone! Even if you wait, here are some reasons why you should register for Women’s Weekend 2021.  

  1. Events and Workshops 

There are so many fun-filled events and workshops that you can choose from. We have wine tasting, trivia, a fashion show, yogalaties, a cocktail cruise, a cornhole tournament and many more events and workshops to partake in! Check out our Women’s Weekend website for more information on our events and workshops! 

  1. Prizes and Raffles 

This year, we’re giving out hundreds of dollars worth of prizes. These raffles are offered at many of our events, but we also have a raffle for registering! Many of these raffle prizes are provided by our event sponsors, so you may get merchandise and other fun prizes for entering into these raffles. 

  1. Virtual Scavenger Hunt 

We decided to add some covid-friendly fun this year with our virtual scavenger hunt! For this, we will have a variety of locations for you and your friends to visit where you will take pictures of you at each location and post these on Facebook as proof of your involvement. This way, you’ll not only be able to have these fun pictures of the weekend, but you’ll also be eligible to win a prize for participating in the scavenger hunt! 

  1. Special Offers 

During Women’s Weekend, many businesses are joining in on the fun with special deals and offers for Women’s Weekend participants. Our highlighted hotel options included on the website have a variety of deals to take advantage of, as well as a number of our other event sponsors. So check out the Lake Geneva Women’s Weekend website to see what offers are available!

  1. Covid-Friendly Fun 

We want to make sure that you are safe while enjoying our events, so we’ve taken many precautions to ensure a covid-friendly experience. We still want you to have the Women’s Weekend experience that you’ve had years in the past, so bring your friends and enjoy everything Lake Geneva has to offer from May 14th to May 16th!

Fun Activities in Lake Geneva

Lake Geneva has a lot to offer with many historical locations, businesses, and stunning views. To help you decide what you want to do during your next stop in Lake Geneva, we created a list of fun activities that you can try.

  1. Explore downtown Lake Geneva

Downtown Lake Geneva is a place where you can never get bored. At every corner, you’ll find something that you want to try out. Although, it can be hard to choose which boutiques to stop at. Good thing we have a blog post for that as well! 

Boutiques in Lake Geneva 

  1. Go to a brewery or winery

Lake Geneva is home to many breweries and wineries. For a brewery to check out, we recommend Topsy Turvey. They have craft beers that are made with the finest ingredients in small batches. For a winery, we recommend The Bottle Shop. They have over 800 wines from around the world that you can buy or enjoy in-store. 

  1. Visit the Geneva Lake Museum 

Learning can be fun too! The Geneva Lake Museum is home to many artifacts and exhibits that share the long history of Lake Geneva. Learning more about Lake Geneva helps make the town come to life. So next time you’re on main street, take a step back in time at the Geneva Lake Museum.  

  1. Have a spa day

After enjoying everything Lake Geneva has to offer, there’s no better way to relax than with a trip to the spa. One of the most popular spas in town is the Grand Geneva Resort and Spa, although they have many other amenities that might catch your interest. 

  1. Walk around the trails in Lake Geneva

Lake Geneva is home to many stunning views that are best enjoyed on the city’s trails. The most popular trail is of course the Geneva Lake Shore Path that wraps around the lake that the city gets its name from. For more hiking trails near Lake Geneva, check out our past blog post. 

Hiking Trails Near Lake Geneva

Holiday Events in Lake Geneva

With the Holidays coming up soon, there are some events in Lake Geneva that you’ll want to attend before it’s too late! Today, we’ll be going over a few of these events that you won’t want to miss out on. 

  1. Lights and Heated Igloos at Pier 290

If you were sad to hear that the Santa Cruise wasn’t happening this year, then this will raise your spirits! Pier 290 will be displaying lights from the Santa cruise, and while you enjoy the lights, you can enjoy a meal in an igloo or a heated outdoor canopy! Don’t forget to make a reservation to enjoy this opportunity before it ends! 

  1. Brunch With Santa

At The Abbey Resort, they’ll be having Brunch with Santa on December 20th from 10am-1pm. This is the perfect event for any parents that want their kids to meet Santa this year! You’ll want to call in advance to make a reservation to meet Santa while enjoying a nice brunch. 

  1. Sleigh Rides at Dan Patch Stables

Dan Patch Stables has sleigh rides that can comfortably seat 4 adults. To run their sleigh, they need 6-8” of snow, so make sure to keep an eye on the weather! Since reservations fill up quickly, you’ll want to call ahead of time. 

  1. Gingerbread House Walk 

At the Grand Geneva Resort and Spa, there will be a variety of different Gingerbread houses made by area residents for everyone to see! You can vote on which Gingerbread house is your favorite. This Gingerbread House Walk is open Sunday-Thursday from 8am-8pm until December 29th. Make sure you don’t miss out on this fun opportunity!

  1. Parade of Trees

Similar to the Gingerbread House Walk, The Geneva Lake Museum is inviting residents to view a variety of Holiday trees! Guests of all ages will be given a ballot where you can vote for your favorite tree. This event will be ending on January 6th, so you’ll have plenty of time after the Holidays are over to enjoy this event! 

Summer in Lake Geneva, WI

This summer Lake Geneva, Wisconsin has all kinds of fun activities to participate in! Whether you are looking for some family fun or a romantic date night, Lake Geneva has an event for everyone.

Out Of Reality Cartoon Art Exhibit

Come and see hand-drawn sketches, featured Fairytale sketches, and live coloring demonstrations of tips and tricks that help sketches come to life!

When? June 22nd from 9am-6pm & June 23rd from 10am-5pm

Where? Avant Cycle Cafe

Price? FREE

Geneva Outdoor Market

Enjoy a wide variety of vendors and local pop-up shops each week only one mile outside of Lake Geneva!

When? Saturdays from 9am-1pm, June 1st to October 5th

Where? N3252 County Rd H, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin 53147

Price? FREE

VISIT Lake Geneva Concerts in the Park

Relax in the park while listening to live music in Lake Geneva. With a wide variety of genres, there is a weekend that everyone can enjoy!

When? Thursdays from 6pm-8pm, June 13th to August 8th

Where? Flatiron Park

Price? FREE

Take advantage of the fun and free summer events that Lake Geneva, Wisconsin offers and make this summer one to remember!

Women’s Weekend 2019 Is Finally Here!

Lake Geneva Women’s Weekend 2019 is finally here, April 26th to 28th, and we have the inside scoop on all the events, itineraries, store deals, and parties you need!

Registration

This year registration will be held from 1:00pm to 5:00pm at Harbor Shores. Here you will sign in for your weekend of fun, receive your goodie bag, and be able to add additional events to your itinerary. The goodie bag is filled with important information like your map of Lake Geneva, the passport of savings, a list of the stores sponsoring the event, and some fun items that the Women’s Weekend Team and local stores decided to throw in!

If you haven’t signed up for Women’s Weekend yet there is still time to get in on all the fun activities listed! Registration will be open until the event begins on Friday, April 26th so you have plenty of time to register and sign up for the events listed of the itinerary below! Just follow this link to get started!

Kickoff Party

The kickoff party is in the Riviera Ballroom from 7:00pm to 11:00pm and is included in the registration fee that you paid. It will include food, drinks, dancing, raffle items and provide the perfect atmosphere for you to let loose and enjoy your weekend away!

Events/Itinerary

For more information on these events check out our events page on our website with this link!

Downtown Artist Series

This year there will be a Downtown Artist Series that is included with registration! Local businesses will be hosting artists work that you can see during your walk through downtown. For more information about the series follow this link!

If you have any questions during the weekend please feel free to ask the Women’s Weekend Team!

Women’s Weekend Supporter Sponsors

C.R. Goodfinds

C.R. Goodfinds is a store in downtown Lake Geneva, WI that sells affordable home accents, seasonal decor, fashion accessories and uncommon gifts. Whether you are looking for a special piece for your kitchen, a gift for someone special, or summer decor that will radiate the positivity of warm weather, C.R. Goodfinds will have just what you are looking for!

For more information visit there website with this link.

Stop in today to discover your good find!

Allison Wonderland

Located in Lake Geneva, WI Allison Wonderland features a wide selection of toys, games, puzzles, and more! They offer products that appeal to all ages and are sure to bring out the inner child in everyone.

For more information visit there website with this link.

Stop by to find the perfect toy for the child in your life!

Balance Bath and Body

Baance Bath and Body isl an eclectic Bath and Body Store in Lake Geneva, WI. They focus on Aromatherapy, Custom Scenting and have a wide variety of Essential Oils and Fragrance Oils to choose from! In addition to their oils they also sell massage tools, foot care products, Fair Trade handmade gifts and jewelry, a small clothing line, and much more!

For more information visit there website with this link.

Drop by today to enjoy their custom scenting bar!

Bangles & Bags

Bangles & Bags is a store in downtown Lake Geneva, WI that has a wide variety of unique handbags, fashion jewelry and accessories. This cute boutique has been voted Best Women’s Accessories, Best Women’s Boutique, and Best Jewelry Store!

For more information visit there website with this link.

Stop by and pick out your new favorite accessory!

Cornerstone Shop & Gallery

Cornerstone Shop & Gallery is the perfect place to shop in Lake Geneva, WI. They offer a wide variety of products including home décor, high-end giftware, boutique women’s clothing, jewelry and accessories, and artisan products. Their store even features paintings from local and regional artists, ceramics and hand-blown glass!

For more information visit there website with this link.

Visit Cornerstone Shop & Gallery today to pick out the home decor of your dreams!

Fleming’s Ltd.

Fleming’s Ltd is a store in downtown Lake Geneva, WI that provides unique Irish gifts and exceptional men’s, women’s and children’s clothing to visitors and residents of beautiful Lake Geneva. Whether you are looking for a gift for someone special or shopping for your new favorite outfit, Fleming’s has what you are looking for!

For more information visit there website with this link.

Stop by Fleming’s today to pick out the perfect gift!

Twelfth & Brown

Twelfth & Brown is a lifestyle boutique that blends contemporary styles with a vintage touch. They focus on providing affordable on-trend fashions, jewelry and accessories alongside unique home décor and gifts all in one inviting shop in downtown Lake Geneva, WI.

For more information visit there website with this link.

Visit Twelfth & Brown to pick out the perfect outfit for any occasion!

Women’s Weekend Sponsors

Kunes Country – Bronze Sponsor

If you or anyone you know are shopping for a new vehicle, Kunes Country is the perfect place to go! They proudly serve the communities in Southwestern Wisconsin. They offer incredible customer service in both their sales and service departments to give you and your vehicle the best care possible.

Where are they located? Off I-43 on Highway 50 in Delavan, WI.

For more information visit their website with this link.

Stop by today and find the car of your dreams!

Supporter Sponsors

Long Nails

Long Nails is a full service salon in Lake Geneva, WI. Whether you are looking to get your nails done for a special occasion or just want to do something special, Long Nails has exactly what you are looking for. They even offer complimentary wine to customers over 21 years old!

For more information visit their website with this link.

Stop by to relax and get pampered!

Element Massage Studio

Element Massage Studio offers a variety of services to help your relax and be rejuvenated. They offer both indulgent and therapeutic sessions where they provide the expert, specialized therapy you expect and deserve.

For more information visit their website with this link.

Book an appointment today to relax and be pampered!

Thumbs Up

Thumbs Up is one of Lake Geneva’s most well known bars! Visitors enjoy giant Jenga, darts, beer pong, pool, and dance the night away to an incredible DJ mix or live band. Stop by Thumbs Up for a night of fun with friends and try one of their specialty drinks or one of Wisconsin’s legendary craft beers!

Heart & Sol Cafe

Heart & Sol Cafe is a casual health food restaurant in Lake Geneva, WI. Whether you are looking for a refreshing smoothie, gourmet sandwich, or delicious desert, Heart & Sol Cafe has just what your are looking for!

For more information visit their website with this link.

Visit Heart & Sol Cafe and try their healthy and delicious choices!

Popeye’s on Lake Geneva

Popeye’s is a name everyone knows and loves, but the Popeye’s on Lake Geneva takes it to another level. With delicious food, a great view, and outdoor dining in the warm months, Popeye’s on Lake Geneva is the perfect spot for dinner with family and friends!

For more information visit their website with this link.

Stop by today and try their delicious fish fry!

Easter In Lake Geneva

Easter is just around the corner, how will you celebrate? Lake Geneva has some fun events going on that the whole family can participate in!

Easter for Kids

Your kids are sure to enjoy the Easter egg hunt at the First Evangelical Church & School! In addition to the Easter egg hunt, the day will include crafts, the Easter story, and more!

Ages? 3 years old – 5th grade

Where? First Evangelical Church & School

When? April 13th from 9:00AM-11:30AM

For more info follow this link!

Beginner Cookie Decorating Class

This class will familiarize students with the basic cookie decorating techniques! Each student will decorate six cookies and receive Crystal’s sugar cookie and royal icing recipes.

Cost? $50 per student

Where? Crystal’s Custom Cookies

When? April 13th from 10:00AM-12:30PM

For more info follow this link!

Easter Brunch at Grand Geneva

You do not want to miss this extravagant Easter Brunch! It will include malted waffles, rock shrimp summer rolls, unlimited mimosas, and a delicious dessert bar. The Easter Bunny will also be attending to take photos and hiding the eggs for the Easter Egg Hunt at 1PM!

Where? Grand Geneva Resort & Spa

When? April 21st from 10:00AM-3:00PM

For more info follow this link!

Which event will you attend?