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Event Calendar | August 2017
Earlier events have been archived. If this is your first visit, be sure to check back often to see
the diverse listings of activities promoted to meet a wide variety of interests & locations!
August 1st
Build a Better Word: Read! Concert and Picnic
6 PM - 8 PM at Olbrich Botanical Gardens
August 4
PBS Kids Get Up & Go Day
10 AM - Noon at Gordon Dining & Event Center, UW-Madison
August 4 - 6
Friday - Sunday
Utica Festival   *Fireworks at dusk on Sunday, 6th
Weekend activities at Utica Community Association Park*
* Located between Stoughton & Cambridge
August 5
Home Depot Kids Workshop
9 AM - Noon at Home Depot Stores (enter zip & confirm w/ your store)
August 5
Saturday Science at Discovery: Solar Eclipse Edition
10 AM - Noon at WI Institute for Discovery, UW-Madison Campus
August 5
National Mustard Day Street Festival
10 AM - 4 PM at National Mustard Museum, Middleton
August 5
Story Saturday with WI Historical Museum
11 AM at Wisconsin Historical Museum
August 5
Crime Prevention Picnic  
Noon - 3 PM at McKee Farms Park, Fitchburg
August 11
Fitchburg's Pack 'n the Park
6 PM at McKee Farms Park, Fitchburg
August 12
RiverFest and Steak & Lobster Dinner
9 AM - 7 PM at Fireman's Park, Marshall
August 17 - 20
Thurs - Sunday
Sweet Corn Festival
Weekend festival at Angell Park, Sun Prairie * Parade Thursday 6 PM
August 19
Tri 4 Kids - Middleton Kids Triathlon
Bauman Aquatic Center, Middleton
August 19
Madison Mini Marathon Kids Run
10 AM Race at Park St & University Ave (Registration is limited!)
August 19
Kickin It for Kids: Reach-a-Child's Kickball Tournament
10 AM - 8 PM at McGaw Park, Fitchburg
August 19
Africa Fest
11 AM - 10 PM Central Park, Madison
August 19
Monona Food Cart Cinema w/ The Force Awakens
6 PM (8:45 PM Movie) at Winnequah Park, Monona
August 20
Makeshift Festival
3 PM - 8 PM at Olbrich Park
August 22
Little Splashers Pool Party
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM at Bauman Aquatic Center, Middleton
August 24 - 25
Thurs & Friday
CTM's Shrek Jr
7 PM Thursday & Friday at The Playhouse, Overture Center
August 24 - 27
Thurs - Sunday
Orton Park Festival
Weekend activities at Orton Park (Marquette Neighborhood), Madison
August 25 - 27
Friday - Sunday
Good Neighbor Festival
Fireman's Park Shelter, Middleton  *Parade Sunday at 12 PM
August 25 - 27
Friday - Sunday
Just Between Friends Consignment Sale Event
Alliant Energy Center
Sept 2
Saturday Science at Discovery
10 AM - 12 PM at WI Institutes for Discovery, UW-Madison Campus
Sept 2 -3
Saturday - Sunday
Taste of Madison
Opens 2 PM Saturday & 11 AM Sunday at Capitol Square
Sept 8 - 10
Friday - Sunday
Wild West Days   
Lions Park, Mazomanie   *Fireworks on Friday & Parade Sunday at 12
Sept 9
Yahara River Fest
Noon - 5 PM at Conservancy Commons Park, DeForest
Sept 9 - 10
Saturday - Sunday
Half Pint Resale Event
Madison Curling Club, McFarland
Sept 15 - 17
Friday - Saturday
McFarland Family Festival
Weekend Activities at McFarland Ice Arena - new location!
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Summer Exclusive Fun

Pools & Splash Pads
This list was first gathered & published in a 2010
issue of Preschool Life (now Madison with Kids).
Organically researched & built, this is the original &
most complete list you'll find of outdoor pools &
splash pads in Dane County.

Outdoor Music Concerts
Being the wife of an active musician, and fan of
relaxing summer nights with music in the air, this list
was organically built because I love that events such
as Concerts on the Square & now so many other
outdoor music venues are an enjoyable activity for
ADULTS to relax - with kids in tow! (In other words,
this is how we sneak in our adult time; bubbles &
snacks make fantastic "baby sitters" as kids hang out
in kid-size camp chairs, or spread out on a picnic

Summer Camp Listings
Whether you're needing full-time care for children all
summer long, or looking for part-day, regular or
occasional programs to provide structure and
activities for your kids while school is out, you'll find a
variety of options to meet different interests,
schedules and locations around the community.

Recurring Summer Activities for Kids
& Families
The list usually found here has been revised each
summer & fall for many years. Ideas you'll find
include descriptions and links to summer-exclusive
programs, including:

  • Lakeside Kids at Monona Terrace
  • MMOCA Art Cart program
  • Marcus' Kids Dream Summer Film Series

More Information on year-round activities, including:

  • Michaels Kids Club
  • Saturday Science at Discovery

Play/Learn/Shop Directory
This is a directory (from the main navigation menu)
including classes, shopping links and other activity

Other Directories on this site:

  • Attractions
  • Open Gym Schedules
  • Library Links to Program Schedules
  • Story Time Events
  • Go ahead & explore!!
  • Additional Resource Listings Coming Soon

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