Next Meeting

CLAA Officers

Carl Rickmeier

Tom Quasius
Vice President

Tom Dinolfo

Sherry Payne

CLAA Board

Art Diedrich
Dr. Jeff Hansmann
Aron Jarr
Sharon Kudirko
Patrick Noonan
Kim Saeger
Tim Schweitzer
Carrie Sommersberger


Join us for the below Elkhart Lake community events. If you have an event you wish to add, please email us.

** Please visit our Meeting Info page for CLAA Events.


June 5-7

Rockerbox Motofest Motorcycle Races

This event at Road America features an unique mix of Euro, Japanese and American vintage café racers, choppers, sport bikes, racing machines, supermotos, scooters, and sidecars. A ride-in bike show and competition takes place on Saturday. Award winning entrants come from all over the country. Local and national vendors, live music, food, refreshments, road course tour, stunt shows, kart racing, and a slow speed sunset cruise of the road course. More info.

June 11-14

WeatherTech Chicago Region SCCA June Sprints

Road America will host race cars from nine race groups for four days of practice, qualifying and racing. Visitors enjoy track side viewing, up-close access to drivers and teams, and legendary cuisine. More info.

June 13

Elkhart Lake Triathlon

Olympic distance (1 mile swim, 25 mile bike, 6.2 mile run) and Sprint distance (400 yard swim, 12.4 mile bike, 3.1 mile run). Start and Finish at The Osthoff Resort. KidZ triathlon takes place on Sunday for children 6-11 (pool swim, closed course within village). Distances vary by age. More info.

June 14

Father's Day - Vintage Base Ball

Take dad to a vintage base ball game at the Wade House! With an unkempt field, underhand pitching and no gloves, the scores can be extremely high. Call for game time. More info.

June 26

Pirelli World Challenge

The world’s top sports cars and drivers compete in several battles headlined by separate GT and GTS races at Road America. The Pirelli World Challenge consists of seven classes. Races are run in a timed, sprint format. More info.

June 27

Dairy Day at the Wade House

Help Wade House staff make ice cream, butter and cheese in the fashion of the 1860s with cranking and churning. More info.


July 3

Elkhart Lake Fireworks

A fantastic display of fireworks will be shot off at Elkhart Lake Fireman's Park on the lakefront at 9:30 p.m. Rain date is Saturday at 9:30 p.m.

July 4

CLAA Venetian Night and Fireworks

Accept the challenge! Roll up your sleeves, dust off your twinkle lights and get to work decorating your water vessel. A fantastic boat parade starts at 7:30 p.m. All parade boats should gather at the big isalnd for staging at 7:15 p.m.

July 5

Elkhart Lake Fireman's Parade

Beginning at 11:30 a.m., follow the parade to Fireman’s Park for games, activities, beach fun and polka music. For other picnic/parade information, call (920) 876-3333.

July 12

Vintage Base Ball Game

Cheer on the Wade House Red Jackets as the players defend their home turf against another historic team, playing by the rules of 1860. Game time is 1:30 pm. Fans will be invited to join team members for interactive play following the game. Game included with general admission to Wade House. More info.

July 16-19

The Hawk with Brian Redman (Vintage Races)

One of America's largest vintage racing event, The Hawk features over 400 cars competing in several groups. The four-day weekend showcases a historic CAN-AM race. More info.

July 17

Vintage Race Car Concours d'Elegance

Vintage race cars roar into town with a police escort to compete for best in show! Parade departs Road America’s Gate 5 at approximately 6:00 p.m. Race cars are on display on Lake Street in the Village of Elkhart Lake from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Live entertainment and dancing under the stars.

July 18

Vintage Sports Car Concours d'Elegance

Vintage sports cars on display on Lake Street in Elkhart Lake from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Live entertainment and dancing under the stars.

July 24

CLAA Mid-Summer Party

CLAA's mid-summer party is a great chance to socialize with your lake friends and neighbors. Party will be held at Victorian Village's Lower Level Tiki Bar. Details to follow.

July 25

Midwest Acoustic Music Festival

Musicians perform from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. in Lake Street Cafe's beer garden. Attendance averages 650+ per year! Free admission.


August 6-9

Continental Tire Road Race

Held at Road America, the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge race takes place on Saturday. The TUDOR United Sports Car Championship event will be held on Sunday. Races from the IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge and IMSA Prototype Lites will be all weekend. Fan activities include an open grid, autographs, tech talks, fan forums, car corrals, and Tour de RA bike event. More info.

August 10

Elkhart Lake's Downtown Night

Fun for all ages. Try restaurant favorites all evening long. Events runs from 5:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Live music runs from 5:30 to 9:30 pm. Family activities abound including Shetland pony rides, rock climbing wall, horse-drawn wagon and stagecoach rides, dunk tank and kids games. Free shuttle service from Anchor Lanes from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. No pets please. More info.

August 10-16

PGA Championship

The PGA Championship will be held at Whistling Straits in Haven. More info.

August 15

Lake Street Run

The run benefits Big Brothers. Cost is $15 advance, or $20 the day of race.

August 27-29

NASCAR / Pro Trans-Am Races

Watch NASCAR’s future stars as they compete on Road America's 4-mile, 14-turn road circuit. Additional activities include big screens, fan activities, camping and more! More info.

August 30

Optima Faceoff

The Road America event includes autocross, road course, braking and acceleration challenges, plus style and design competition and road rally – a must see! More info.


September 6

CLAA Bust Up Party

Details pending.

September 7

Labor Day

Enjoy your day off - you earned it!

September 12-13

Tough Mudder

Held at Road America, the Tough Mudder is one of the most intense endurance course challenges! It includes a 10- to 12-mile obstacle course that involves diving into ice-cold water, crawling through mud and running through bursts of fire. More info.

September 26-27

Civil War Weekend

Experience hundreds of soldiers as they reenact the 1860s clash between the North and South. Civil war related items will be available for sale. View period demonstrations on setting up camp and drills. Hands-on experiences abound! Event held at the Wade House in Greenbush. Saturday hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sunday hours are 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. More info.


November 26

Thanksgiving Day

Enjoy fine dining with family and friends at The Osthoff.