|Upcoming Family-Friendly Events & Activities|
|July 1st | Wednesday
|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
|July 1 - 5 | Wednesday - Sunday
@ Mandt Park, Stoughton
|Annual community festival offering many family-friendly
activities & entertainment over several days, including a
carnival & two fireworks displays: Friday, 3th & Sunday, 5th.
|July 2 | Thursday
|Elver Park Fireworks
9:30 p.m. (opens 7:00 p.m.)
@ Elver Park, Madison
|Families are welcome to picnic after 7pm, food vendors will
also be available. No rain date scheduled.
|July 3 - 4 | Friday - Saturday
|DeForest Area 4th of
@ Fireman's Park, DeForest
|Annual community festival, includes carnival & other activities;
parade at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, July 4th; fireworks at dusk.
Open complete schedule here: www.deforestarea.com
|July 3 - 4 | Friday - Saturday
@ Winnequah Park, Monona
|Annual community festival, includes carnival & other
scheduled entertainment, kids activities, plus fireworks at dusk
on July 4th. www.mononafestival.com
|July 4 | Saturday
|Mazomanie 4th of July
3pm - 10pm @ Lion's Park,
|Annual celebration includes a band concert, ball games, food
& concludes with fireworks at dusk!
|Token Creek Parade &
@ Token Creek
|This unique parade exhibits more quirkiness than your usual
parade; complete with water squirting at the audience
(participation optional), parade entry contest and traditional
bribing the contest judges. Stay after the parade for a street
dance party with music by DJ. (Route is on Portage Rd, from
Rattman/Token Rd to Mary Ida)
|July 10 | Friday
|Flick 'n' Float: LEGO
@ Monona Community Pool
|The Monona Community Pool will host two separate Flick ‘n’
Floats at the pool: July 10 & Aug 21, 2015. There will be
games and prizes for the kids, music for everyone, concession
specials, and when the sun goes down, we’ll show a movie on
our inflatable big screen! Flick ‘n’ Float movie nights require an
admission fee of $2 per person or season pass.
|July 11 | Saturday
|Puzzling Pond Critters
10am - 12pm
@ Aldo Leopold Nature Ctr
|Spend the morning at the pond learning how to use nets to
catch & identify the critters that live, breathe & eat underwater.
$8 person/$29 family non-member.
|July 11 - 12 | Saturday - Sunday
@ St Albert Catholic Church,
|Annual community celebration and fundraiser for St Albert the
Great Catholic Church Parish. Includes games, entertainment,
kids fun run, animal show & more.
|Art Fair on the Square
@ Capitol Square
9am - 6pm | Saturday
10am - 5pm | Sunday
|Artists/vendors, plus live music & performance stages make for
a variety of reasons to check out this iconic event in downtown
Madison. A special kids area is set up at the King Street corner
for families to drop by and enjoy games & art projects. Kids
Area schedule >>
|July 15 - 19 | Wednesday - Sunday
|Dane County Fair
@ Alliant Energy Center
|Carnival rides, games, live music, entertainment, 4-H displays
and entertainment & other vendors and indoor activities. See
website for admission rates. Parking is free.
|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.
|July 17 - 19 | Friday - Sunday
9am - 5pm Fri/Sat
@ Wisconsin Aviation,
|Historic aircraft ground tours ($15 individual/$25 family); static
displays, WWII reenactors, and air-rides available by
reservation. Food vendors, including Famous Dave's BBQ.
New in 2015 >> Admission tickets good for all 3 days!
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
@ Bruce Company,
|Learn about native bees and why we want them in our
gardens, play a pollination game and make a craft to take
home. $5.00 for first child, $3.00 for each additional child
This event is for kids from 3 to 10, accompanying adult must
|Bike for Boys & Girls
@ McKee Farms Park
See website for registration
& start times for each ride.
|Bike through a picturesque area of Madison, routes are 8 mile,
25 mile & 50 mile. Pledges raised support the ongoing
mission of the Boys & Girls Club of Dane County to provide
programs that inspire and enable our youth to realize their full
|July 23 - 26 | Thursday - Sunday
4pm Thurs Carnival Opens
@ Centennial Park,
|Annual community festival includes a carnival midway, softball
tournaments, food vendors & other entertainment. The
WaunaFest Run includes a 5K, 10K, and 2 mile fun walk &
kiddie run. Parade is 11am on Sunday on Main St.
|July 25 - 26 | Saturday - Sunday|
12pm Saturday, music &
@ Atwood Avenue, Madison
|AtwoodFest is a neighborhood celebration with music stages,
a KidsFest area with activities and entertainment, a
Convergence (parade) at 11am Saturday, food carts, street
vendors and entertainment for the whole family.
|Clean Lakes Festival
See scheduled activities
@ Law Park, Madison
|This annual festival along the shore of Lake Monona aims to
raise donations and awareness for the cause of clean lakes in
Dane County. There will be activities in and out of the water for
the entire family; stay for the Mad-City Water Ski Show,
beginning at 3pm.
|Moonlight Movie: Frozen
4:00 p.m. (gates open 3:30)
@ The Duck Pond
|Madison Parks Moonlight Movie series offers a free movie
each month this summer, see website for line-up.
Note: Events are posted 30-60 days in advance, but
often revised or late-notice events may be posted
|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!