Waukesha County

Waukesha County Park System is proud to partner with local breweries to host a variety of beer gardens. These family-friendly events travel to many of our county parks throughout the year as both Special Event Beer Gardens and the Pop-Up Beer Gardens.

While attending many of our Waukesha County Park System special events, you can also enjoy family friendly beer gardens in partnership with Delafield Brewhaus! Appreciate the apple ale at Retzer Nature Center's autumn festival; stroll about with a stout during a guided hike; linger with a lager in nature's beauty during a winter beer garden.

  • Delafield Brewhaus

    Apollopalooza Beer Garden
    Retzer Nature Center
    July 19, 4:00 - 9:00 p.m.

    Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11, the first manned mission to land on the moon during this Apollopalooza celebration! Activities include a beer garden, planetarium show, silent auction, hikes, sky watch (if weather permits), and indoor exhibits!

    4:00 - 8:30p.m. Delafield Brewhaus Beer Garden Enjoy a variety of Delafield Brewhaus beers and light food. 
    4:00 - 8:30p.m. CapCom Go: The Apollo Story planetarium show An immersive, historical documentary that showcases the achievements of the Apollo program and what it took to put the first human on the moon. It introduces a new generation to the immense challenges the program overcame and will inspire them to become the explorers, designers, engineers, thinkers, and dreamers of the future.

    $3 per person.
    6:00 - 6:45p.m. Vista Hike Learn about the unique landscape while hiking to the vista during this scenic hike led by a Retzer Nature Center naturalist.
    8:00 - 8:45p.m. Bat Hike Hit the trails with a Retzer Nature Center naturalist for a bat survey using high-tech detectors, which identify bats by recording their ultrasonic calls.
  • FAQs

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Can I bring my own alcohol?
    No, you are not allowed to bring alcohol. Non-alcoholic beverages are permitted.

    Can I reserve a table?
    No, we are currently not taking reservations for tables. We will have a limited number of picnic tables available, and we encourage you to bring your own lawn chairs and blankets.

    Can I bring my dog to the beer garden?
    Yes, well behaved dogs are permitted within our 8 Waukesha County Parks, unless otherwise noted. Dogs must be kept on a maximum 6' leash at all times. Please reference our dog rules for more information.

    Dogs are not permitted at Retzer Nature Center.

    What are the smoking rules?
    There is no smoking/vaping allowed within 100 feet of the beer garden. We ask that you are considerate of those around you and dispose of cigarette butts properly.

    When do you stop serving beer?
    Last call is half hour prior to the end of the event.