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Special Events & Family Programs

Updated 12/13/23
Winter/Spring 2024
Water Park | Archery | Daddy/Daughter Dance | Mother/Son Bowling| Snowshoeing | Youth & Dog Easter Egg Hunt | Valley of the Kings | Mommy & Me Tea Party | Nature & Outdoors


New Year's Eve Party - The Treasury
Adults 21+
THE spot to ring in 2024! Come ring in 2024 at The Treasury! Theme is “All that Glitters” and is a black tie optional, formal event. Features 1000 balloons dropping at midnight, champagne entry, DJ, photo booth, and dinner catered by Lake Lawn including hors d’oeuvres, dinner & carving stations, desserts & late night snack!

Sunday, December 31 Time: 7:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Fee: $135/person
Location: The Treasury, 303 East Walworth Avenue, Delavan
Please register each person separately in advance
NOON Year's Eve Party - The Treasury
All Ages
Grab the family and celebrate the NOON YEAR! Music, dancing, and fun for ALL Ages! Over 1,000 balloons will drop from the ceiling at noon. Full bar, loaded hot cocoa, and sparkling cider will be available for purchase.

Sunday, December 31 from 11 AM - 1:00 PM
Fee: $10/person - advance| $15/person - door
Location: The Treasury, 303 East Walworth Avenue, Delavan
Advance purchased tickets are available until December 28.
Everyone must have a ticket to enter. Max: 185 Tickets
Family Days at Moose Mountain Falls
Come swim, splash, and slide at Timber Ridge's indoor waterpark: Moose Mountain Falls! With slides, hot tubs, kiddie pools, and more there is fun for the whole family. Access to the lodge and locker rooms begins at 12:00 pm. *Bring your own towel. Limited space available - max 75
Advanced registration required
Location: Timber Ridge Lodge & Waterpark, Lake Geneva
Fee: $15 for all ages (Ages 0 - 11 months free)

Date Time
Sunday, January 21 1:00 - 8:00 PM
Sunday, February 18 1:00 - 8:00 PM
Sunday, March 17 1:00 - 8:00 PM
Fontana Winterfest
Come out and celebrate 100 years of Fontana!!
Party on the Ice!
Saturday, February 3 at Noon
Fontana Lakefront
Fontana Art Show at the Abbey
Saturday, February 3, 10:00 AM- 5:00 PM
Sunday, February 4, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
15th Annual Daddy/Daughter Dance
Friday, February 9, 2024
6:00 - 9:00 PM

We're back inside the Harbor Ballroom for a wonderful night with your princess(es) for a night of dinner, dancing and fun! The Abbey Resort and Scott Thomas Entertainment do an exceptional job making it a night your daughter won't forget.

Firm Registration Deadline: January 26 (this event expects to sell-out. Register early!)
Location: Abbey Resort Harbor Ballroom
$40/person - please register all participants individually
Photo packages are available day-of for an additional fee.
Tip: Don't forget to order corsages and boutonnières from our sponsors:
Walworth Delavan
Daddy/Daughter Dance Makeover
Twisted Scissors Salon & Spa in Walworth is offering professional makeup and hair styling for the dance. It is a fun opportunity to get primped and preened with skilled hair and makeup artists. Call Twisted Scissors at (262) 275-2867 to reserve your appointment. Limited space is available

February 9 - Appointment Times: 3:00 - 6:00 PM
Fee: $35 for hair & makeup
Location: Twisted Scissors Salon & Spa, 541 Kenosha St, Walworth
Advanced Reservations are required
Mother/Son Bowling Night
Hey Moms, looking for a fun night out with your son? Spend the night having tons of fun with us as we bowl the night away. Tasty homemade pizza is included!

Thursday, February 15 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Location: 10 Pin Pub, Walworth
$20/person - please register all participants individually

Archery Clinic
Ages 8 - Adult
Big Foot Archers is hosting their annual FREE "learn to shoot" archery seminar. Young or old, this is a great opportunity to try something new and experience the exhilaration of getting a bull's-eye! Equipment is available at the club or bring your own. No advanced registration is required.
Session 1: Sunday, February 18 from 11:00 - 1:30 PM
Session 2:
Sunday February 25 from 11:00 - 1:30 PM
Location: Big Foot Archers Club, N960 Hillside Rd, Lake Geneva
(262)275-3889
Build A Puppy Love Stuffed Animal
All Ages
Watch your child’s eyes light up as you help them bring their adorable stuffed animal to life. Each child will receive a kit that includes the puppy, the wishing star that goes inside, birth certificate, stuffing, and a bag to bring them home in!
Registration Deadline: February 5
Instructor: Lynette Vyhnanek
Monday, February 12 from 4:00 - 4:45 PM

Location: Big Foot HS, Room E33 (Art Room)
$25/kit - Advanced registration required.
One adult per child may join in on the fun
Professional Cookie Decorating
Teens & Adults
You’ll make your own royal icing to learn about consistency. Decorating techniques such as outlining and flooding, piping rosettes, wet-on-wet designs and royal icing transfers will be taught. You’ll also learn about making cookie dough, preventing spreading of your cookies and will leave with a delicious chocolate brownie cookie recipe and a royal icing recipe.
Instructor: Kim Abell, from Kim's Custom Treats
Saturday, March 9 from 9:00 - Noon
Location: Big Foot HS, E35
$45 per person
Easter Egg Decorating
Come join six different art stations to rotate through at your own pace. Feel free to bring your own hard boiled eggs or we can get them ready for you! You will leave with decorated eggs just in time for Easter while keeping the mess out of the house! Children under 7 must have an adult present. Non-Participating Adult is Free!

Instructor: Lynette Vyhnanek
Tuesday, March 12 from 5:00 - 6:00 PM

Location: Big Foot HS, Room E33 (Art Room)
$15/person; + $10/ dozen hard boiled eggs

St. Patty’s Day Scavenger Hunt
Do you like following clues and completing challenges? This family friendly scavenger hunt will take you throughout the Big Foot community and have you using an app to snap photos and videos as you complete each task. Get ready to find local landmarks, pretend to be a statue, and even do a little Irish jig in front of your friends. Each team will need one member to drive them around and at least one member with a smartphone to download the Goosechase app. Complete all the challenges and win a prize!
Thursday, March 14 from 4:00 - 5:30 PM
Location: BFHS Recreation Office
Fee: $20 per family/team
Mommy & Me Tea Party
Ages 3 - 9
Bring your little one dressed in their fanciest tea party attire and create a day you both will remember forever! In the midst of all the fancy activities, we’ll enjoy snacks and tea. Girls will make a craft and have the opportunity to take photos in the beautiful banquet hall.
Advanced registration required.
Saturday, March 16 from 10:00 - 11:30 AM
Location: The Treasury, Delavan
$15/person

Electronics Recycling Day
Saturday, April 20 from 9:00 -11:00 AM
Have old electronics laying around the house and don’t know what to do with them? Computers, monitors, printers, fax machines, phones, keyboards, wires, etc. will be recycled free of charge! There is a $25 fee for flat screen or tube tvs, and a $55 fee for wood console & projection tvs. Other fees may apply.
Location: BFHS Parking Lot
Full Details and Price List
will be available in March
Bike Tune-Up 101
All Ages
Bring your bicycle and learn the basics to keeping your bike riding smooth all summer! Topics covered will include tire/ tube replacement, brake adjustments, chain repair and regular maintenance. This is a great way to start the riding season! Bring money in case you want to ride with the group to grab ice cream after the clinic. *Children under 10 must have a parent present.
Instructor: Chris Wedell, Oh Wheelie Mobile Bike Service
Thursday, April 25 from 5:00 - 6:00 PM
Location: Big Foot Golf Range, 689 Hwy 67, Walworth
Fee: $10/person | $20 /family


Nature & Outdoor Programs

Snowshoe Hike & Bonfire
Family Friendly - All Ages
Strap on your snowshoes and join us for a full moon hike in the woods. This hike will be at night, but don’t worry… there will be hot chocolate, s’mores, and a bonfire to keep you warm! Snowshoes are provided.
Leader: Dean Connley
January 20 from 9:00 - 11:00 PM
$10 per person - includes snowshoe rental
Location: Kishwauketoe, Williams Bay

Park Highlights
Family Friendly - All Ages - FREE!
Please register in advance
This is fun series where we "re-discover" our parks in the Big Foot community. Everyone will get a Park Passport- collect all the stamps and win prizes! A new park will be highlighted each month.

Ray-Mar Park in Sharon: January 27 at 10:30 AM
Ray-Mar has one of the area’s best sledding hills. We'll have complementary hot chocolate. Don’t forget your sled!

Rotary Park in Walworth: February 24 from 10:00 - 11:00 AM
Rotary Park is great place to play hockey - it has a rink with boards, goals, and lights. We'll be playing family-friendly pick-up games of floor hockey. No equipment required - we'll have everything you need for a great time!

Duck Pond in Fontana: March 16 from 11:00 - Noon
One of Duck Pond's features is a beautiful 9-hole Frisbee Golf Course, where we'll play a round. All equipment will be provided.

Pioneer Park in Fontana: April 11 from 4:00 - 5:00 PM
Join us a a silly good time of rock painting. We'll also have a scavenger hunt as we explore this park by the water.

Devils Lane Park in Walworth: May 23 from 4:00 - 5:00 PM
Devils Lane Park is a great place to gather friends and family. Join us for a water balloon relay and field games.

Ice Fishing Clinic
All Ages
Join local guide Doug Kloet and learn about fish identification, what equipment to use, rod/reel and tip-up set-up and use, lures, bait selection, fish location, jigging skills, and basic knot tying. Geared for the young angler or entry level adult angler. Dress warm as the workshop will be taught on the ice. All gear is provided for the workshop.
Instructor: Captain Doug Kloet, Fishing Guide Service
Location: Kenosha County Veterans Memorial Park, 8697 Co Hwy KD, Burlington, WI
Saturday, February 3 from 9:00 AM - Noon
Fee: $35/person

Valley Of The Kings Tour
All Ages
Join us for an educational tour of this private sanctuary that cares for animals of all sizes. VOTK provides refuge for abused, abandoned or retired bears, lions, tigers, wolves and other animals. Not open to the public, this is an opportunity to learn about these magnificent animals up close.
Advanced Registration Required
Location: Valley of the Kings· W7593 Townhall Road, Sharon
Fee: $20/person
Date Time
Saturday, April 27 2:30 - 4:30 PM
Saturday, May 25 2:30 - 4:30 PM
Doggie Egg Hunt
Saturday, March 16 at 10:00 AM
Join us for our second annual Easter Egg Hunt for Dogs! You and your four legged friends will scour the grasslands to find kibble filled eggs.

Fee: $10.00/dog, proceeds go to the Lakeland Animal Shelter
Location: Fontana Duck Pond
Notes
· Advanced registration required
· Waiver required *link*
· Proof of up-to-date rabies vaccination (rabies tag is acceptable).
· All dogs must remain on a leash and be non-aggressive towards other dogs.
· On-site check-in begins at 9:30 AM
Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, March 30 at 10:00 AM
It's time to celebrate spring with a traditional egg hunt for kids in the Big Foot area. The hunt is sponsored by the Village of Fontana and the Big Foot Recreation District. FREE

Location: Fontana Duck Pond

Hunt Tips
· Arrive early to park & find your age area
· The hunt starts promptly at 10:00 with the arrival of the Easter Bunny.
The fire truck will signal the start.
· Don't forget your basket
· We recycle eggs - please empty them before you leave
· Please leave pets at home. Service dogs are welcome.
·Adults are welcome to help ages 2 & lower,
Please inform supervisors if your older child requires your assistance.



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