Youngsters and the young at heart should get ready to kick up their heels for Green Lake’s annual end-of-summer street dance.
The event, which takes place Saturday, Sept. 4, will include live music, food trucks and lots of dancing to celebrate the end of the Green Lake’s hot summer months.
The community event kicks off at 5:30 p.m. with food, drinks and entertainment.
Food trucks will line up at the street dance so folks can enjoy some food from four vendors while they celebrate.
Food from the Hogfather BBQ, Osori’s and Sweet n’ Saulty Ice Cream Parlor will be available all-night long.
A full bar also will be provided on the American Legion grounds right next to the tennis courts.
Folks attending should make sure to bring their dancing shoes as Chicago group Davidson Country Band will perform the throughout the night and get people up and moving.
“They’re a great band,” organizer Mike Havey said. “They travel up here from Chicago, and they just love Green Lake.”
The annual street dance is organized by local philanthropists Jill and Mike Havey, who also organize Green Lakes’ annual Pewaukee Lake Ski Show.
The intent of the street dance is to celebrate the community by having a fun party that salutes the end of summer and raises funds for local organizations.
Proceeds from food and drink sales during each year’s street dance go to a different not-for-profit organization, Havey said.
Proceeds from this year’s event will be given to the Green Lake Area Chamber of Commerce and American Legion Post No. 306.
“We try to pick different not-for-profit that we can help through these proceeds,” he said. “It puts a little more money in the pockets of great organizations as well as being a great community event.”