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Your SummerStage Experience

Planning Your Experience


SummerStageThe SummerStage of Delafield is located in Lapham Peak Unit of the Kettle Moraine State Forest in Delafield, WI. Lapham Peak is 25 miles west of Milwaukee and 1 mile south of Interstate 94, on County Highway C.

Kettle Moraine State Forest—Lapham Peak Unit
W329 N846 County Highway C
Delafield, WI 53018

Location map and directions.

Lapham Peak Unit Map

For more information on the park’s amenities and the Friends of Lapham Peak visit the following website:

Note that there is a vehicle fee to enter the park.  A daily pass is $7.  When you enter the park for a SummerStage event, let the ranger know, and you will be charged $5.  It’s best to buy an annual state park sticker.  The cost is $25 per calendar year ($10 for seniors 65 & over).  This sticker allows you access to all of the parks in the state.  You may buy a park sticker from the ranger, or through the DNR website (see link below).

ss-gazeboPurchase Tickets

Tickets may be purchased at our box office (at 412 Genesee Street, Delafield, WI),  or online through our buy ticketspage on our website, or at our admissions gazebo at the stage.  which will be open at least one hour prior to the performance.

Gift Certificates (Ticket Vouchers)

Gift certificates may be purchased by emailing us at or stopping by our store.

When to Arrive

ss-exp-cartArrive at least one-half hour early in order to secure a place to sit and get comfortable. It’s a 300 yard walk from the Evergreen Parking lot to the stage area. There will be a transport cart available to ride to the stage area if needed. If you come to picnic, arrive an hour and 1/2 early to either use the picnic area at the Evergreen or picnic area near the stage. Remember there will be refreshments available at our concession stand. The stand will be open one hour prior to the start of the performance.


What to Bring

  • SEATING: Bring blankets and lawn chairs. Seating is unassigned (festival-style) and available on a first come, first served basis.Chairs and tables are also available for rent.
  • CLOTHING: Be prepared for the weather. Bring extra layers of clothing for changing weather conditions.We do spray for mosquitos each week, but Insect repellent may be a good idea.
  • REFRESHMENTS: Bring food and beverages for a picnic if you wish or purchase snacks at the concession stand. Alcohol is permitted, but grills are not.
  • TRASH: As a courtesy to our patrons we have trash and recycling bins near the concession stand.  Please put your trash in the appropriate bin or carry out your trash.
  • Please – NO SMOKING or DOGS (except guide dogs) are allowed in the audience area.

Picnic TentCome Early and picnic.  Our admissions tent and concession stand open one hour before the event start time. However, the area around the stage area is always open, so come early and picnic. Either use some of the available picnic tables, or bring your own table or use a blanket to picnic prior to our event. You may also purchase food and drink at our concession stand.

Changed or Cancelled Performances

Please check with the event sponsor regarding changed or cancelled performances.

For SummerStage sponsored events, we will never cancel in advance.  If there is inclement weather during a performance:

  • We will always do our best to complete the show even if there is light rain.
  • In the case of heavy rain, high wind, or lightning, we will hold the show no longer than 30 minutes for a play and 45 minutes for a music event.
  • If the show is canceled, your ticket will be good for any remaining dates of that show.
  • If there are no remaining dates available, you may exchange your ticket for another SummerStage event during the season or request a refund.
  • If requesting a refund, please send your ticket stub to or stop by our office in downtown Delafield.

Go to our Frequently asked questions page.


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You may bring in food and beverages. Make a picnic out of your visit. Please note that grills are not allowed. Note that refreshments are also available at the venue. Remember, carry out what you carry in.

Park Procedures

Park policy will be followed: There is a special $5.00 per car parking fee for SummerStage events, or free with a state park sticker, which is good for the calendar year.

Carry in, carry out

Food and beverages (including wine and beer) may be brought into the park. Grilling facilities are available in the park, and can be reserved free of charge by calling (262) 646-3025.  Most Wisconsin state park and forest picnic areas, shelters, beaches, and other day-use areas have no garbage or recycling bins.  When you visit the park, remember, you’ll need to take your garbage and recyclables home with you.