|Upcoming Family-Friendly Events & Activities|
|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 13 - 14 | Saturday - Sunday
|Half Pint Resale
8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. [Sat]
8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. [Sun]
@ Madison Curling Club,
|The semi-annual Half Pint Resale is open for their fall/winter
resale event. Volunteers & consignors can shop the pre-sale
event Friday, then the sale opens to the general public all day
Saturday, and most items remaining Sunday are half-price
(unless noted on tag). Take a moment to read helpful shopping
tips, then be prepared for a bargain shopping excursion!
|Willy Street Fair
2:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. [Sat]
11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. [Sun]
|The annual Willy Street neighborhood celebration includes
several music stages, a Kids Stage, food & beverage vendors,
arts & crafts, and a "colorful & eclectic parade" at 11am Sunday.
See website for detailed line-up of entertainment.
|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 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 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.
|Try Dance for FREE
@ Kanopy Dance,
Located at 341 State St,
Madison [above The Gap]
|Girls and boys can try out free classes on Sept 20th.
Early Ballet [Ages 4-6] at 9:45 - 10:45; Creative Movement [Ages
5-6] at 10:15 - 11:15; Creative Movement [Ages 3-4] at 11:30 -
12:15 >> More info >> www.kanopydance.org
|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
|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!