The 53rd Annual Oak Creek Lionsfest Runs from Friday – Aug. 31st thru Monday - Sept. 3rd. Come on out and enjoy the music, food, rides, fun & games for all ages.
Festival kicks off Friday Aug 31st with Senior’s Day.
Senior citizens are invited from 11AM until
3PM for food, games, prizes and dancing with lunch served from noon – 2:00 PM.
Polka and Dance music by the ever popular Michael Schneider will be on the inside stage from Noon – 3:30 PM.
for this year will be a special Veteran’s Recognition and Appreciation Day on
Monday, Sept. 3rd , from Noon – 6 PM, with a free food voucher for
all Veterans showing a qualifying Veteran’s card.
Also new this year will be the appearance of the KOHL’s WILD Theater during the Kids and Family event on Saturday from 11 AM – 3 PM.
entertainment on the Indoor & Outdoor stages will be available all weekend
long as more than 20 bands play your favorite music.
Kicking things off on Friday will be “The Band that Milwaukee made Famous” – BAD BOY (www.badboyrock.com) on the outdoor stage at 3 PM followed by “One of the midwest's best Southern Rock groups” - the Sociables (www.thesociables.com) as the headliner from 8 PM to Midnight. Things keep rocking on Saturday, as “Wisconsin’s most acclaimed Band” - The Toys (thetoysband.com) take the stage at 8PM. Sunday night is Tribute Band night as the band Bad Medicine (http://www.badmedicinelive.net/) – Bon Jovi Tribute Band - takes the stage at 7:30 PM followed by last year’s Oak Creek Lionsfest hit Dr. Love - the Kiss Tribute Band (www.talentassoc.com/drlove/index.html) at 9:30 PM. Monday begins with special Guest Kevin Brant and Mary Carlson (WKLH Radio – Milwaukee Classic Rock) on the outdoor stage at Noon. Then, the ever popular Pat McCurdy (www.patmccurdy.com) entertains the crowd at 3:30 PM. The Led Zeplin Tribute Band – Kashmir (http://kashmirchicago.com/) finishes things off on the outdoor stage, from 7PM – 9PM. That’s just the outdoor stage. There’s also a full lineup of bands playing on the indoor stage all weekend as well and it all concludes with the Lions festival favorite the Nashville Rejects from 7PM – 10 PM.
For Fun & Games, Calkins Midway will be here once again with all of your favorite carnival rides. Discounted ride tickets for the midway are available for advanced purchase at the following Oak Creek locations: Ace Hardware, the American Legion Post, the Butcher Block, Gary’s Beer & Liquor, M&I – BMO Bank, North Shore Bank, the Oak Creek Community Center, Piggly Wiggly and Walgreens. Discounted ride tickets are also available at Muskies in South Milwaukee and the Johnson Bank in Franklin. Advance, Discounted ride tickets may also be purchased from any Oak Creek Lion member. Don’t miss out, the Discounted ride tickets sales, including the “wrist bands” for unlimited rides, end at 5 PM on Friday Aug. 311st. No discounted tickets will be sold after that time. The unlimited ride “wrist band” is valid from 1:00 PM until 11:00 PM on Saturday or Sunday or from Noon to 8:00 PM on Monday.
The Festival grounds open to the general public on Friday August 31st @ 3PM and we’ll be serving our Fish Fry promptly at 4 PM.
Saturday morning will be a craft fair in the upper parking lot (9AM – 3PM) and the kids and family featured tent activities begin at 11 AM with Clowns, magic, coloring and the Kohl’s WILD Theater. Saturday’s Meal special will be the Steak Sandwich.
Sunday the grounds open @ 10AM with a Car show on the Upper Legion baseball diamond/field until 3PM. Also Sunday morning is our revered Polka Mass, starting @ 10:30 AM – Inside the Lower Legion. Our famous beef or pork BBQ sandwiches, brought to you by the Butcher Block of Oak Creek, with all the fix’ins will be served Sunday and Monday from Noon until 5:30 PM or while supplies last.
Increased cash prizes, Brewers Tickets and a Ron Dayne Autographed Helmet highlight this year’s Oak Creek Lions raffle drawing, which will be held Monday evening @ 7PM, inside the Lower Legion building. You do not have to be present to win.
So don’t forget – Friday Aug. 31st thru Monday Sept. 3rd, the 52nd Annual Oak Creek Lionsfest. 9327 S. Shepard Avenue – approximately 2 Miles east of I-94. From I-94, take Ryan Road East to Shepard Avenue, then Left ½ mile and look for the Ferris wheel. You may also arrive at the festival grounds from the North by heading South on Shepard Avenue off of Puetz Avenue.
Thank you and hope to see you there!
Cash Bar available
Oak Creek Community Center
8580 So Howell Avenue Oak Creek WI 53154
Some of the events supported or run by The Oak Creek Lions Club and
The Oak Creek Lions Club Community Foundation:
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Arsand, Lois M. Formerly of Racine, WI. Lois passed away, surrounded by her family on Monday, November 14, 2011. Reunited with her parents: Marie and Godfrey Nelson, husband: Marvin and daughter: Gail. Survivors include her daughter: Patti (Jim) Holzman; brother: Robert (Arline) Nelson; grandchildren: Kelly Voss, Nathan, Dustin and Johanna Holzman; great-grandchildren: Tristan Stieber Voss and Aubrey Holzman; dear friend: Al Cobbs; cousins and many dear friends. A long-time resident of Oak Creek, Lois was a very active charter member of All Saints Lutheran Church, the Oak Creek Lionettes (received the Melvin Jones Fellow Award for dedication to service), A.S.W.A., Cudahy B.P.W. and the Oak Creek and Caledonia Historical Societies. She gave generously of her time and resources. Lois was an avid golfer, bicyclist and hiker who completed many sections of the Appalachian Trail. She enjoyed attending Wisconsin Badger football games. Visitation Saturday 11AM-1:00PM at ALL SAINTS LUTHERAN CHURCH (9131 S Howell Av, Oak Creek) with Memorial Service 1:00PM. Private interment. In lieu of flowers, memorials to All Saints Lutheran Church appreciated.
Thursday, October 27, 2011
5:30pm - 7:30pm.
The Oak Creek Lions will once again be participating in the Halloween Trick-or-Treat for Special Needs Kids held annually at the Country Inn and Suites Milwaukee Airport. The event is being held this year on Thursday, October 27th with the Trick-or-Treat starting about 5:30PM.
Along with handing out candy to the special needs participants, the Oak Creek Lions decorate the room and have a wonderful time interacting with the kids and adults. Special guest Milfred McGillicutte is regular at the event and loved by all. Halloween event coordinator (Lion Clark Smith) has received confirmation from an annonomous source that says she "spoke to Milfred several days ago, and Milfred promised to be at the party again this year. Milfred is now 263 years old, but still can come out of the cemetery for this special party".
Wisconsin Lions Foundation representative Dave Hemple will also be at the event to talk about and distribute flyers on the Wisconsin Lions camp.
Please share this information with any and all special needs kids and their families and invite them out to this year's event.
Have a Great Day
Lion Clark Smith
See the attached flyer for full details
The new Lions International Video and TV commercials are finished, approved and set for International release!
Lions of our District have been working with LCI on this project for 6 months and now it is ready for a public premiere!
These are not your ordinary "bees knees, cat's pajamas, far out, take a nap in your chair during training" Lions productions... these are "fresh, jammin, rockin" ads that are going "viral" on YouTube, and will hopefully open the eyes of the X generation to the wonderful things that Lions do. Most important, the spots are filmed with dozens of Lions you know and love from right here in our District!! Due to our Districts hard work and dedication, LCI has approved our exclusive Premiere Party.
You are invited to walk the red carpet and attend the Lions Club International Video Premiere Party on Friday, September 30th to celebrate the launch of the LCI advertizing campaign. Please join us to preview these terrific ads and meet the professionals (writers, producers, editors, etc) and local Lions who volunteered their time to produce these great membership tools for use by Lions around the world.
The party will be held at the Oak Creek American Legion Hall at 9327 South Shepard Avenue, Oak Creek 53154, in the Lower Hall. The fun starts at 7:00 pm. At 8pm, there will be a brief program with introductions of LCI and production staff volunteers and the premiere viewing. The party and viewings will continue until 11pm. Please feel free to bring your family and guests. Food and beverages will be available and dress is casual.
We look forward to seeing you at this unique and fun event. We understand this is short notice, however the premiere needed to coincide with LCI approvals, schedules and several local events. We hope that the timing of the party activities will allow you to attend and enjoy all the events in the District.
IPDG Karla and The Yellow Vest Posse
Lion Karla Nimphius Harris
27 A1 Immediate Past District Governor
Congratulations to all our raffle winners!
You've probably the seen the signs around town for the 52nd-annual Oak Creek Lionsfest, which will be held Sept. 2 through Sept. 5 at American Legion Park, 9327 S. Shepard Ave., and features great performers and activities for all ages.
Though the event lasts only four days out of the year, the Oak Creek Lions Club spends a lot more time bringing the festival to life.
"The organizing of the festival never ends," Lions President Nancy Finch said. "Once the festival has ended for the current year, we begin planning for next year. We spend countless hours planning and organizing to make the event the best it can be."
So what are the fruits of their labors? This year, more than 20 bands are playing on indoor and outdoor stages, including favorites like The Britins and The Toys. Local funnyman Pat McCurdy will also make an appearance at 2 p.m. Monday.
All of your favorite festival rides will be there again, along with raffles, a car show and the much-loved Polka Mass.
Finch promises much more in the way of family-friendly events this year, including an arts-and-craft show and a special children's area - free of charge.
"We want the community to know that 'family comes first,'" Finch said.
Known for their charitable pursuits, the Oak Creek Lions will put the proceeds from the festival to good use. With money raised at the event, the club is able to assist with many deserving community projects and families needing help in tough times.
The festival grounds are open to the public starting at 3 p.m. Friday. Discounted carnival ride tickets can be purchased at the Legion, Ace Hardware, Butcher Block, Gary’s Beer & Liquor, North Shore Bank, the Oak Creek Community Center, Walgreens and M&I Bank.
Click here for more on Lionsfest and a detailed schedule of activities.
Thursday September 1, 2011
1:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Oak Creek Community Center
8580 S. Howel Ave.
Appointments encourages. walk-ins welcome.
To make an appointment go to:
Or contact Lions Peter Hillringhouse: