Storytelling Festival

celebrating the magic of storytellers

Celebrate the art of storytelling at this magical festival at Cravath Lakefront Park featuring stories through arts, crafts, tellers, and food!

Grab your imagination and join us in Whitewater, WI for our magical Whitewater Storytelling Festival! Engage with local and regionally-known storytellers, shop local artists’ and crafters’ booths, listen to live music, and enjoy creativity-inspiring activities with your kids!

Nestled in the beautiful and inspiring Kettle Moraine State Forest, Whitewater is home to the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, the Young Auditorium, and a robust artist community supported by the Whitewater Arts Alliance. Our community enjoys entertaining the region with world-class theater productions, innovative art exhibits, and a variety of musical offerings by university students, faculty, and locals alike.

We could not think of a better place to feature the magic of storytelling and our annual Whitewater Storytelling Festival! Stop for the day or stay for the weekend to take in the beauty of our Ice Age Trail community.

Countdown to Festival








The Day Of

Event Details

Date: September 23, 2023
Time: 10a-8p
Location: Cravath Lakefront Park – 341 S Fremont St, Whitewater, WI

10a-12:30p: Children’s Activities, Stories, Music

1-2p & 5-6p: Live Music

2-5p: All Ages Storytelling & Vendor Market

6-8p: Campfire Stories

Food Trucks available for lunch & dinner

Interested in being a storyteller or hosting a children’s activity for Whitewater’s 3rd Annual Storytelling Festival? Please fill out this application before June 15th!

Featured Storytellers

Pictured are storytellers from 2022. We hope to have many return in 2023!

Stay the Night!

Baymont Inn & Suites

(262) 214-0226

Fairfield Inn & Suites

(262) 458-2065

Hamilton House B&B

(262) 473-1900

Victoria on Main B&B

(262) 473-8400

Super 8 Motel

(262) 214-0227