With over 400 acres of open recreational space on the south end of Lake Winnebago, Lakeside Park is a great place to visit. Summertime brings impressive flower displays, boating of all kinds, picnics, and children of all ages to the many playgrounds.
Summer also the marks the opening of the Lakeside Park Lighthouse and its observation tower, open April 15 - October 15, 8am to dusk, weather permitting. Visitors can take nostalgic rides on the miniature train and enjoy the antique carousel. Two separate launches; one with a four-lane concrete ramp, loading piers and parking for 20 rigs and the other launch with two concrete ramps,loading piers and large black and top parking. Canoe rentals and covered bridge.
555 N. Park Avenue, Fond du Lac, WI
Symphonic Band Americana Concert & Fireworks
Saturday, July 4, 2015
The Fond du Lac Symphonic Band, under the direction of Ray Wifler and Jill Wagner, will present its traditional Americana Concert in the bandstand at Lakeside Park in Fond du Lac on Saturday, the 4th of July, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Erected and donated to the community by William McDermott, the bandstand has been home to Fourth of July band concerts since 1901. It was named in honor of longtime Military Band leader Joseph Schmitz in 1968 and placed on the local registry of historic landmarks in 1973.
Vocalist Katherine Gilliland will be featured singing Chatanooga Choo Choo, America the Beautiful, and Armed Forces: the Pride of America. Patriotic selections by the band include American Civil War Fantasy, A Lincoln Suite (four songs from the Civil War era), and Battle Hymn of the Republic. American popular music is represented with Beale Street Blues, selections from West Side Story, and The Golden Touch of Gus Kahn and Friends: a medley including Love Me or Leave Me, Makin' Whoopee, and Nobody's Sweetheart. Also on the program are the circus march Barnum and Bailey's Favorite, and two Sousa marches: Fairest of the Fair and Stars and Stripes Forever.
The Band's performance will be followed by fireworks on the lakefront at 9:45 p.m.. The Symphonic Band's summer concerts in Fond du Lac are sponsored by the City of Fond du Lac, and a free-will offering will be received to assist with summer concert expenses.
Sunday, July 26, 2015
Car-A-Funda Charity Car Show. No Entry Fee for Show Cars! All Show Vehicles Welcome! Shady Park on Lake Winnebago! Food & Refreshments on Grounds. Raffles & Prize Drawings All Day Long. Oldies Music during the show. Great Cars, Great People. This is a Good Old Time Charity Event Sponsored by members of the Fondy Vintage Auto Club.