Chain O’Lakes Summer Events for 2016
If you are looking to stretch your summer fun for 2016 the Waupaca’s Chain O’ Lakes is the place to be.
Clearwater Harbor will be hosting over 60 events to entertain guests this summer.
Clearwater Harbor will be sponsoring live music every Saturday and Sunday with both daytime and evening performances. Be sure to plan to visit during your vacation as Clearwater Harbor also has booked entertainment for select weekdays throughout the summer and into September. Of course, the harbor’s great Food is back, so stop in for lunch, dinner or a Paddlewheel cruise.
Are you planning a family reunion, birthday or anniversary party in the future? Clearwater Harbor has remodeled “The Boathouse” and can even accommodate family and friends arriving by boat as the venue overlooks the lake. Stop in and check out the rustic elegance of “The Boathouse” adjacent to Taylor Lake marine and next door to Clearwater Harbor.
Speaking of Taylor Lake Marine, should you find you are in need of parts and accessories for your boat, Keith Pruist is on deck to help you service and maintain your boats at Taylor Lake Marine. You can also rent watercraft of any kind from Keith. Keith even has gifts and accessories for your boat as well as you cabin. Enjoy an ice cream cone from Moo’s Dairy Bar next to the harbor. For additional information about Clearwater harbor and all it has to offer visit www.clearwaterharbor.com
The summer music and grilling events schedules are now available at The Wheelhouse Restaurant across from Becker Marine on Waupaca’s beautiful Chain O’ Lakes. The Wheelhouse has become famous for many things including their summer events. Since the 7 summer events take place, (beginning at Noon) on Saturday’s, you can still have your evenings free to relax and enjoy the beautiful Sunsets.
Owner “Chef Jeff” has spent the winter developing new recipes to compliment his already extensive menu. One of the most popular additions is the Wednesday Traditional Wisconsin Fish Fry. Customers have been raving about the delicious lake perch and bluegill platters. Of course, besides the “best pizza on the planet”, Jeff has added select items. Be sure to pickup a “to go” menu for the cottage when you pick up the 2016 music schedule. Jeff has done some remodeling and updating, the most obvious being the well stocked outdoor deck bar. The award winning local brewery, Central Waters Brewing Company continues to win awards for many their locally brewed and bottled beer selections. These winning recipes are now available on tap.
Summer outdoor music, wings, ribs, steaks and more on the grill and ice cold tap beer on the deck. Who could ask for a better summer destination?!
Just across the channel at Indian Crossing you will find the historic Indian Crossing Casino. Never a gambling establishment “Casino” used to refer to any venue that held large crowds for big band performances as well as dance contests.
The Indian Crossing Casino has hosted concerts and performances from Louie Armstrong to The Beach Boys to Eddie Money. Under the guidance of Bill and Maria Behlke from Ding’s Dock (home of the famous Crystal River Canoe Trip)” The “Casino” is being managed this summer by Mike Pribbernow. Mike or “Pribbe” as the locals know him, has arranged for Live Music to return to the Historic Indian Crossing Casino.
On June 8th, Del Weed and Jeff Cutts will be performing as their new duo “Weed Cutts” From rock to folk to country, they offer something for everyone who loves live music. June 11th “Raised Reckless” brings their hard driving country sound to the ICC. June 15th and the 22nd the talented singer/songwriter Rob Anthony performs fresh from his tour with national recording act “The Bodeans” Rob is so talented you will want to catch both performances. On June 29th, Adam from Horseshoes and Hand Grenades” performs his solo act at the casino and July 3rd Waupaca welcomes back a Midwest favorite, The Spicy Tie Band to The ICC. You can catch the lighted boat parade on July 3rd from the deck of the casino as the contestants navigate their lighted watercraft through the adjoining channel. Then on July 9th a recreation of “Woodstock” featuring area “hippie musicians” will perform all day and night at the casino. Labeled “Oldstock” the bands are still inviting other musicians to round out the day. So stop in for a history lesson and a cold beverage and introduce yourself to “Pribbe” for more details. You can also rent a pontoon boat or take a canoe trip at Ding’s Dock located right next door.
And if your boat should need some serious attention, the dock is also home to Petersen Marine. Just ask for Corey or his Dad.
The Chain O’Lakes is technically located in King, Wisconsin. “The Strip” in King, Hwy Q, is home to many unique shops and businesses. Under the shadow of the newly painted water tower, is the Wisconsin Veterans Home. Home to The Chain Skiers waterski show. Each Saturday Night the chain skiers perform on beautiful Rainbow Lake. Just follow the signs on the grounds of The Veterans Home.
Just “kitty corner” from the vet’s home, on Q towards Hwy 22 you will find another of the area’s fine eating and entertainment establishments.
The Chain Bar has been gradually expanding and now offers a lengthened menu – great food and fun indoors as well as out. And remember, the Chain Bar food delivery service is quick and easy after you have been out enjoying the Chain area all day.
The Chain Bar has a huge deck which is great for summer time gatherings of almost any size and is a great place to watch sporting events on the outdoor TVs. And, the Chain Bar is well known for their eat in, pick up or home delivered pizza.
Sand Volleyball Courts are located behind the bar where a new event hall has been added with beverage service and room for up to 125 people. So you can book a gathering for on the deck at the Chain Bar or in the new Party Room.
The food at The Chain Bar has grown so popular that they have added catering to their list of services. And, now they are servicing The Waupaca Country Club, where you can enjoy their same great food, even if you don’t golf. It’s a beautiful location and the food can’t be beat!
At their King Location there will be Live Music throughout the summer. And remember, you can order food to be delivered right to your home from their “to go” menu via Chain O’ Lakes Bar Delivery Service.
They also support the “Safe Ride Home” program with taxi service as needed from the bar. Stop in for more information or visit www.ChainOLakesBar.com
Visit the Waupaca Chain O’Lakes area in 2016 to see all that’s new for you!