|Upcoming Family-Friendly Events & Activities|
|August 24 | Sunday
@ Warner Park, Madison
|CurdFest is hosted by the Madison Mallards, free admission.
Family-friendly activities include a petting zoo, inflatables and
kids games. Also enjoy live music, and sampling cheese curds
to help vote for the best cheese curds in Wisconsin.
|Ride the Drive
@ Eastside, Madison
[Activity stops at Olbrich
Park & OB Sherry Park]
|Ride the Drive-Eastside is 2.2 miles of car-free, care-free fun! We
are bringing the festival atmosphere to East Madison this year
with activities, entertainment, music and vendors in "villages"
along the route. Ride the Drive villages are stopping points that
include all kinds of family friendly activities, food, information
booths, merchandise tents, and bouncy houses. Route/Info:
@ Heistand Park
[Milwaukee St], Madison
|Bugs Bunny Roadrunner Movie will be showing 8:00 p.m. at
Heistand Park on Madison's east side, part of the Madison
Parks Moonlight Movie series. www.cityofmadison.com
@ 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 disorders.
|August 30 - 31 | 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.
|September 1 - 7 | Monday - Sunday
|Try the Y Week
All week | All branches
@ YMCA of Dane Couny
|The Y will be open to the community throughout the week, to Try
the Y for FREE! Refer to the schedule at your local Y (East, North
or West) for drop-in programs, open swim, demonstrations and
class introductions. www.ymcadanecounty.org
|September 5 - 7 | Friday - Sunday
|Wild West Days
@ Lions Park, Mazomanie
*Parade Sunday @ Noon!
|Wild West Days is the annual community festival in Mazomanie,
complete with a carnival, live entertainment, kickball &
horseshoe tournaments, truck & tractor pulls; youth western
contest & more; plus parade at Noon on Sunday beginning at
Saint Barnabas Church & ending at Walking Iron Park.
|September 6 | Saturday
10:00 a.m. - Noon
@ Wisconsin Institute for
|"Healthy from Head to Toe"
Saturday Science at Discovery is a monthly series that consists of
free science exploration and education programs aimed at
families and learners of all ages. www.discovery.wisc.edu
|September 10 | Wednesday
|Free Family Night
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
@ Madison Children's
|Enjoy the Madison Children’s Museum with free admission
during the monthly recurring Free Family Night, usually offered
the 1st Wednesday each month from 5pm – 8pm. This month,
this free night is scheduled the 2nd week, on September 10th.
|September 13 | Saturday
1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
@ Conservancy Commons
|Activities include a fishing clinic, a rubber duck race,
horse-drawn wagon rides, 5K run/walk, games and other kids
entertainment & activities. [Run/walk registration opens 12pm]
@ Monroe St, Madison
|This annual block party offers entertainment for kids and adults,
including live entertainment, bouncy house & several other kids
activities sponsored by local businesses & organizations. Have a
fun time shopping Monroe Street featuring many sidewalk sales,
library book sale, restaurants & other merchants.
|Trucks & Treasures
9:00 a.m. - Noon
@ Warner Park, Madison
|Madison Parks combined the Big Rig Gig and Kids to Kids
Garage Sale into one fun event, hosted in May (Elver Park) &
September (Warner Park). www.cityofmadison.com/parks
|September 14 | Sunday
|Walk for Wishes
8:30 a.m. registration open
@ McKee Farms Park,
|Help make wishes come true [for Wisconsin children with
life-threatening medical conditions] by participating in the 5K,
one-mile or two-mile walk, run, wheelchair race, kids' dash and
family fun day. website/info
|September 20 | Saturday
|Cambridge Fall Fest
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
@ Veterans Park
|Activities are offered for the whole family including tractor
hayrides & scarecrow making, face painting, petting farm, live
music, pie eating contest & more. Info on Fun Run & Family
Wellness Expo [10am - 1pm at Westside Park] click here.
|September 19 - 21 | Friday - Sunday
@ McFarland High School
Parade Sunday @ Noon
|The McFarland community celebration is held annually in
conjunction with Homecoming weekend. Activities include a
carnival, kids triathlon (swim/bike/run), magician performances
& other kid-friendly entertainers, visits from local celebrity
mascots, a street dance & parade at Noon on Sunday.
|September 21 | Sunday
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
@ Schumacher Farm
|Celebrate the end of summer by attending Heritage Fest at
Schumacher Farm Park. Horse drawn wagon rides, crafters and
exhibits, food, music and more.
|September 28 | Sunday
|Zoo Run Run (&
Kids Roo Run Run)
7:45 a.m. registration open
@ Henry Vilas Zoo
|Zoo Runners and walkers of all ages can participate in the 5K
Run/Walk or 10K Run. Kids participating in the Roo Run Run
can choose between a quarter mile, half mile, or a full mile run.
Funds raised benefit Friends of the Henry Vilas Zoo.
[Event Times: 9:00 - 5K/10K; 10:30 a.m. - Roo Run Run]
||Note: Events are posted 30-60 days in advance, but
often revised or late-notice events may be posted days
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