Other Activities

Canoe Rides




Canoe Rides will be provided by Wilderness Inquiry on Saturday and Sunday from open until dusk. Rides start at the North dock on the lagoon. Cost is $5 per person and children must be accompanied by an adult.



Cooking Demonstrations



Saturday and Sunday on the Eagles Nest Stage, join chefs as they demonstrate traditional dishes as well as contemporary recipes using classic Native ingredients. Download the recipes.



1:30    Wild Rice Crusted Pork Chops with Joe Parajecki, Kettle Range Meat Co

2:30   Wojapi Native American Pudding with Ron Greiger of White Feather Restaurant

3:30   Duck Confit & toasted farro salad w/honey grain vinaigrette with Lucas Lonzo, Potawatomi Hotel & Casino



1:30  Buffalo Stew with Bruce Evans of Slow Food Wisconsin Southeast

2:30  Duck Tacos and Wild Rice Fried Rice with Tai Tok, Potawatomi Hotel & Casino

3:30 Cooking Demo, Mark Shoup with Potawatomi Hotel & Casino



Plant Walks



Naturalists from Lakeshore State Park will be leading informational walks discussing native plant life. Two walks are offered, a longer walk out to the tee-pee on the island and a shorter “Garden Walk”.  Walks leave from the North gate inside the Indian Summer grounds.


Saturday September 8

12:30pm – Long Walk to Tee-Pee Hill

2:30pm – Accessible Garden Walk


Sunday Sept 9

12:30pm – Long Walk to Tee-Pee Hill

2:30pm – Accessible Garden Walk




Join us in the Miller Brew House (next to the Miller Stage) for Bingo all weekend long! Great prizes such as overnight hotel stays and food & beverage vouchers donated by Potawatomi Bingo and Casino will be featured along with other items. Bingo is FREE to play for anyone on the festival grounds (over 18 only). Click here for the schedule and games to be played.


Friday September 7th: 5:30, 7:30, & 9:00
Saturday September 8th: 1:30, 3:30, 5:30, 7:30, & 9:30
Sunday September 9th: 12:00, 2:00, & 4:00





On Sunday, Sept 9 at 11:30 on the Native Hearts Stage, MKE Yoga will be providing an hour class to get you stretching by the lake. They do yoga events all over Milwaukee and are excited to lead a special class for Indian Summer. Classes are free but we will accept donations to help our scholarship program.