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Includes events, activities & listings relevant to all communities in Dane County, WI
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Recurring Activities
This list includes regularly, recurring, free or
minimal cost, seasonal (or year-round)
programs for children in Dane County. This
section is updated for the school year, and
again for summer when a few programs
suspend until September.
American Family Dream Bank
DreamBank is a one-of-a-kind dream exploration
space on the square in Downtown Madison.
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Home Depot Kids Workshops
Drop-in 9am to Noon the 1st Saturday every month for
a FREE "how-to" clinic for kids, ages 5 to 12.
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Kids in the Rotunda
Enjoy free performances in a relaxed, kid-friendly
environment every Saturday from the end of Sept.
through April.  
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Michael's Kids Club
From 10 AM - 12 PM most Saturdays, 30 minute
sessions are open for a make & take craft, geared
towards children 3 & up. $2 fee includes supplies.
Sign-up online or in stores, where you can find a
schedule of seasonal themed projects.  
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Rocky Rococo's for Family Movies
Rocky's Party Pizzeria's East & West show movies on
their big screen throughout the week, daytime &
evening options.  
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Saturday Science at Discovery
A monthly series that consists of free science
exploration and education programs aimed at families
and learners of all ages.
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Saturday Science at UW Space Place
Space Place family workshops are offered every other
Saturday at 10 a.m. for children
ages 6-10 and their
parents. The workshops are free and open to the
public. No registration required, but sessions are
limited to first 50 children.  
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UW Arboretum Family Programs
The Arboretum hosts a Family Walk the 2nd Sunday
each month, where families explore something within
the arboretum. Family Nature Programs are held the
4th Sunday each month, and include a naturalist-led
nature walk, followed by activities inside the visitor
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Waisman Center Children's Theatre
WCCT features a variety of performers - magicians,
singers, dancers, musical groups, "learning is fun"
educators, performers, and professional theatrical
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Event Calendar | May - June 2018
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!
May 18 - 20
Friday - Sunday
Fitchburg Days
Weekend festival at McKee Farms Park, Fitchburg
May 18 - 20
Friday - Sunday
Syttende Mai
Weekend festival at Stoughton
* 2-Mile Community Run/Walk on Saturday | Norwegian Parade at 1:30 PM on Sunday
May 19
Saturday | 8:30 AM
Waunakee Kids Triathlon (Ages 3 to 14)
8:30 AM at Waunakee High School Campus & Neighborhood
May 19
Saturday | 10 AM
Saturday Science at UW Space Place
@ UW Space Place, 2300 S Park St, Madison
May 25 - 28 *
Friday - Monday
World's Largest Brat Fest
Weekend festival at Alliant Energy Center
* Bun Run 5K/10K on Saturday | Fireworks at 9 PM on Sunday
May 26
Saturday | 6:30 PM
Madtown Kids Race (Approx .6 mile run around the Square)
@ Capitol Square
May 26
Saturday | 10 AM
Saturday Science at UW Space Place
@ UW Space Place, 2300 S Park St, Madison
May 27
Sunday | 1:30 - 3:30 PM
Arboretum Family Nature Program: Wetlands
@ UW Arboretum
May 28
Monday | 10 AM
Monona Memorial Day Parade
@ Monona Dr (MG High School to Owen Rd/Village Lanes)
May 28
Monday | 10:30 AM
Memorial Day Parade (& Fireman's Breakfast)
@ Downtown Cambridge
May 28
Monday | 10:30 AM
Waunakee Memorial Day Parade
@ Main St (Fire Station to American Legion, via Cross St)
May 28
Monday | 11 AM
Memorial Day Parade Parade (& Chicken BBQ)
@ Park Street, Cross Plains & American Legion Post (BBQ)
June 1st - 3rd *
Fri - Sunday
Verona Hometown Days
Weekend festival activities at Hometown USA Park, Verona
* Fireworks at 9:30 PM on Friday | Parade at 12 PM on Sunday
June 1st - 3rd
Friday - Sunday
Festa Italia
Weekend Fest at McKee Farms Park, Fitchburg
June 2
Saturday | 8 AM - 1 PM
Cows on the Concourse
@ 200 block of Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
June 2
Saturday | 9 AM
Girls on the Run 5K
@ Middleton High School
June 2
Saturday | 10 AM
Saturday Science at Discovery
@ Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, UW-Madison Campus
June 2
Saturday | 10 AM - 3 PM
Cars on State Classic Car Show
@ State Street, Madison
June 2 - 3
Saturday & Sunday
Free Admission & Free Fishing in WI State Parks
@ All Wisconsin State Parks
June 3
Sunday | 11 AM - 3 PM
Ride the Drive
John Nolen Dr, nearby parks and designated 4-mile area
June 7 - 10 *
Thur - Sunday
Mount Horeb Summer Frolic
Weekend activities at Grundahl Park
* Norsk Run/Walk at 8:30 AM on Saturday | Parade at 12 PM on Sunday
June 8 - 10
Friday - Sunday
St John's Fest
Saint John the Baptist Parish Grounds, Waunakee
June 8 - 10
Friday - Sunday
Deerfield VFD Festival
Deerfield Volunteer Fire Department
June 9
Saturday | 10 AM - 2 PM
MCM SummerPalooza
@ Madison Children's Museum
June 9 - 10
Saturday - Sunday
Marquette Waterfront Festival
Weekend activities at Yahara Place Park
June 14 - 17 *
Thur - Sunday
Cottage Grove Firemen's Festival
Weekend activities at Cottage Grove
* Hot 2 Trot Half-Marathon, 5K & Kids Run on Saturday | Parade at 11:30 on Saturday
June 15
Friday | 7:15 PM
Camp Randall Movie Night: Despicable Me 3
@ Camp Randall Stadium
June 16
Saturday | 8 AM - 1 PM
Copps & Bobbers (formerly 'Kids Fishing Day')
@ Lakeview Park, Middleton
June 16
Saturday | 12 PM - 6 PM
Juneteenth Day Celebration
@ Penn Park, Madison (Parade at 10:45 AM @ W. Badger Rd)
June 23
Saturday | 5 PM - 11 PM
Shake the Lake Fireworks Festival
@ John Nolen Dr
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