|August 2015 | Events | Dane County, WI|
|July 15 - August 9 | Daily Recurring Event
|Olbrich Butterflies in
10am - 4pm Daily
@ Olbrich Botanical Gardens
|Witness butterflies emerging daily and floating around the
gardens. Kids can complete the passport scavenger hunt in
the outdoor gardens and earn a certificate for free custard at
Michael's Frozen Custard.
|August 1st | Saturday
|Saturday Science at
10am - 12pm
@ WI Institutes for Discovery,
|Free, monthly drop-in program consists of free science
exploration and education programs aimed at families and
learners of all ages. August program: Rainbows, Waves,
Lights & Magnets
|Nat'l Mustard Day
10am - 4pm
@ National Mustard
|This annual celebration of National Mustard Day offers music,
games, free hot dogs, free mustard sampling & other
|August 2 - 16 | National Night Out Week of Community Events|
|Celebrate America's National Night Out Against Crime! Many communities in Dane County
host these very family-friendly neighborhood/community events with emergency vehicles on
display, exhibits, kids activities, visit with local law enforcement, free refreshment & more.
See 'Notes' on our Facebook Page for details (if you have trouble finding, search for timeline
post on July 30)
|Free Family Night @
5pm - 8pm
@ Madison Children's
|Free Family Night at Madison Children's Museum recurs the
first Wednesday each month offering anyone in the
community to opportunity enjoy the interactive exhibits & art
stations within the museum. This month is Circus Night with
Wild Rumpus Circus. Learn circus skills and hang out to
watch a mini aerial circus performance.
|PBS Get Up & Go Day
10am - Noon
@ Gordon Dining & Event
Center, 770 W Dayton St
|Activities with local exhibitors, visit with PBS characters,
including a performance by Mr Steve.
|Pack 'N the Park
6pm activities | 8pm movie
@ McKee Farms Park,
|Come early for games & activities, play at the Dream Park,
then get cozy for a showing of Big Hero 6 at 8:15pm.
|August 7 - 8 | Friday - Saturday
@ Utica Community Park
|The annual community festival offers a weekend of softball,
tractor pulls, live music & more! A fireworks display is
scheduled at dusk Sunday.
|August 8 | Saturday
|Food Allergy Awareness
9am | registration/activities
10:30am | walk start
@ Warner Park, Madison
|Walk to support food allergy awareness. This FREE event
includes a 1.5 mile walk on a paved, stroller-friendly course.
Come early to enjoy kid-friendly activities as well as vendors
and exhibits to browse.
|August 9 | Sunday
|Schumacher Farm Park's
12pm - 4pm
@ Schumacher Farm Park,
|Join us for demonstrations of our steam-powered antique
threshing machine, kitchen & farm crafts, live music, games
and fun for the whole family. Some food & drink will be sold,
or bring a picnic lunch. $ Admission fees apply, see website
|UW Football Family Fun
3pm - 5pm
@ Camp Randall Stadium
|Bring the kids for a chance to meet members of the UW
Football team, coach Paul Chryst and Bucky Badger. The UW
Spirit Squad will also be in attendance. Admission is FREE.
Event will be moved to the McClain Center if inclement
@ The Duck Pond [Warner
|How to Train Your Dragon 2 (PG) will be showing as part of
the Moonlight Movie Series. This is a FREE event for the
whole family, gates open 30 minutes before showing.
|Gandy Dancer Festival
@ Westland Promenade,
|A variety of music throughout the day is the main attraction of
this annual event; while plenty of kids activities are sure to
entertain the whole family. Activities include horse-drawn
wagon rides, mini train rides, face painting, children's shows
11am - 10pm
@ Central Park, Madison
|Learn about Africa from local African immigrants through
demonstrations, songs, stories, food & more.$2 admission
adults, children 12 & under are free.
10am - 11am
@ Bruce Company, Middleton
|Learn how plants use sunlight and how they adapt, while
making a suncatcher to take home. Junior Gardener
Workshops recur monthly, best for ages 3 - 10. $5 first child,
$3 for each additional child.
|August 20 - 23 | Thursday - Sunday
|Sweet Corn Festival
@ Angell Park, Sun Prairie
Parade Thurs, Aug 20
6pm @ Main St
|This event features a carnival-midway complete with rides
and games, food booths, live bands, craft show, petting zoo,
"kiddie korner" with large inflatables, family entertainment
and much more. See more info here on admission/parking
and other important event details.
|August 22 | Saturday
|Tri 4 Schools Kids
@ Bauman Aquatic Center
|This swim-bike-run event is for kids, ages 3-14 and proceeds
are divided and benefit all schools listed by participants.
|August 27 | Thursday
|Fitchburg Back to School
5pm - 9:30pm
@ 2690 Research Park Dr,
|Grab the entire family to celebrate the end of summer and the
begining of a new school year with Avante Properties at their
Back to School Block Party! Enjoy live music from, “The Stu
Stoinski Trio”, a raffle fundraiser for the Fitchburg Public
Library, catch a flick, and much more! See facebook event
page for updates.
|August 28 - 30 | Friday - Sunday|
|Good Neighbor Fest
@ Fireman's Park, Middleton
Parade Sun, Aug 30th
12pm @ University Ave,
|Carnival, live music, children's performances &
entertainment, kids run, games, food & parade at Noon on
Sunday, Aug 23rd. Parade route is University Ave from Maple
St to Fireman's Park
|Walk & Roll (Formerly
'Ride the Drive')
10am - 2pm
|Walk & Roll is a community event that turns a 3-mile loop of
Madison's neighborhood streets and parks into a public
promenade that is open to bikers, walkers and rollerbladers.
The Eastside route will be using some main streets, including
Acewood Blvd, Cottage Grove Rd & Buckeye Rd.
@ Keva Sports, Middleton
8:30 [registration opens]
9:50 [Kids Fun Run]
10:00 [5k, 10k, 2 mi walk]
|Help to raise critical funds for the Badger Childhood Cancer
Network’s programs providing information, emotional
support, emergency financial aid, and transportation
assistance for families of children with cancer and blood
|September 5 -6 | Saturday - Sunday|
|Taste of Madison
2pm - 8:30pm [Saturday]
11am - 7pm [Sunday]
@ Capitol Square
|Music stages, entertainment and nearly 100 food vendors
selling portions of popular menu items for typically $2 - $4.
||Note: Events are posted approximately 30 days in
advance, but often revised or late-notice events
may be posted days ahead.
|Search Madison with Kids on FACEBOOK! Often last-minute reminders and added events |
are posted, and an easy way to share with your family & friends!