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Event Calendar | June 2016
May 10th thru June 5th - Recurring show times >>>
Disney's The Lion King
Various show times
@ Overture Center for the Arts
Winner of six Tony Awards®, including Best Musical, this
landmark musical event brings together one of the most
imaginative creative teams on Broadway.
1st | June
MCM Free Family Night
5 PM to 8 PM
@ Madison Children's
Enjoy free museum admission from 5pm to 8pm, the first
Wednesday of each month.
2 - 5 | June
Thursday thru Sunday
Verona Hometown Days
All Weekend | See full
@ Hometown USA Community
Verona's annual festival provides activities and
entertainment all weekend, including a carnival, raffles,
live music, softball tournaments & more! Event highlights
fireworks on Friday; a Fun Run/Walk and
Pancake breakfast Sunday morning, and large
parade at Noon on Sunday on Verona Ave &
South Main St.
3 - 5 | June
Friday thru Sunday
Festa Italia
@ McKee Farms Park,
Festa Italia, held annually by the Italian Workmen's Club,
serves up a variety of live music, italian cuisine and bocce
ball tournament; along with a raffle, children's entertainment,
pasta eating contest, and a Flags of Italy parade &
presentation (2:30 PM Saturday).
4 | June
Susan G Komen Race for
the Cure
6 AM | Registration opens
8:20 AM - 8:35 AM | 5K start
8:45 AM | 1.25 Mile Fun
@ Alliant Energy Center -
Willow Island
1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their
This is just one of many statistics being fought
through participation and fundraising efforts when you join
with Race for the Cure to fight breast cancer. The event
includes a 5K run and walk, along with a 1.25 mile fun
course. On line registration closes June 1st, but you can
register on event day as well.
Cows on the Concourse
8 AM to 1 PM
@ Martin Luther King Jr Blvd &
Main St at Capitol Square
Cows on the Concourse is a celebrated tradition that
kicks off June Dairy Month in Dane County. At this free
and family-friendly event, kids and adults can meet and
greet cows and baby calves from local dairy farms.
Sawyer Crossen
Memorial Triathlon
8 AM
@ Monona Community Pool
Participants, ages 4-17, will swim, bike and run, all within the
area of downtown Monona. Each participant will receive a
race day bag with an event t-shirt and a water bottle, and
rewarded with a bracelet at the finish line. Top finishers in
each age group will receive a medal.
Saturday Science at
10 AM to Noon
@ WI Institute for Discoveries
June theme: "Farms in Wisconsin"
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.
Family Opera Day
Noon - Activities
1:30 PM - Performance
@ Overture Center for the Arts
Join Opera for the Young for its 6th annual Family Opera
Day, featuring The Magic Flute. Come for preshow activities
where your family can make props and learn the shows
choruses so you can sing a long from  your seats. Partners of
this event include Madison Youth Choirs and the Madison
Children's Museum.
9 - 12 | June
Thursday thru Sunday
Mount Horeb Summer
All Weekend
@ Grundahl Park, Mt Horeb
The Mount Horeb Summer Frolic consists of carnival
rides, live entertainment, a bean bag toss tournament, a
dog show & more!
Fireworks display is Saturday at
, and a parade travels down Main Street at
Noon on Sunday.
10 | June
Catch & Reel (Fish Fry &
Movie): The Incredibles
7 PM opens | 8:30 PM movie
@ Breese Stevens Field
The 1st Catch & Reel is Friday, June 10th, with The
& a Wisco style Fish Fry, presented by Lauer
Realty Group. Gates will be open at 7:00 PM, with kids
games, beverages, fish fry & several other menu items
available for purchase. Admission to the event is free & open
to the public, movie starts at 8:30 PM.
10 - 12 | June
Friday thru Sunday
St John's Parish Festival
Friday at 5:30 PM to Midnight
Saturday at 5 PM to Midnight
Sunday at 9 AM to 3 PM
Several kid-friendly activities, from inflatable fun & photo
booths, to art stations & music by a DJ; also food tents,
game tent, a Fun Run, live music, craft fair & bake sale.
Deerfield Firemen's
Carnival opens 5 PM Friday
@ Firemen's Park, Deerfield
Activities include a carnival midway, kiddie tractor pull,
softball & baseball games, live music in the evening, a
kids water fight.
11 | June
Dane County Breakfast on
the Farm
7 AM to 11:30 AM
Hi-Way Holstein Ranch, Blue
This annual event is hosted at a different farm each year.
Proceeds are managed by the Dane County Dairy
Promotions Committee, who helps to fund scholarships and
other dairy promotions throughout Dane County.
> See website for ticket prices, location/parking info, activity
schedule and other FAQs.
Safety Saturday
8 AM to 1 PM
@ Capitol Square
The City of Madison Fire Department, in collaboration of
over 25 public and private organizations throughout
Dane County hosts the Safety Saturday event each year.
Interactive displays and exhibits provide attendees with
hands-on learning opportunities.
MCM SummerPalooza
10 AM to 2 PM
@ Madison Children's
Hosted by Madison Children’s Museum and Rotary Club of
Madison, the SummerPalooza festival features free museum
admission all day, free performances outside the museum,
and a block party on N. Hamilton Street with games and
strolling entertainment. See website for complete schedule
of activities.
12 | June
Arboretum Family Walk
1:30 PM
@ UW Arboretum
Family Walk: Who's that buzzing in your ear?
On the 2nd Sunday of the month, the Arboretum offers a
family walk with topics that are especially appealing to
Movie at the Duck Pond:
Inside Out
3 PM
@ Madison Mallards Baseball
Inside Out will be featured at this outdoor movie event, picnic
blankets are encouraged. Gates will be open at 2:30 PM.
(Information may not be listed on line, you can confirm event
info by calling the Mallards office at 608-246-4277.)
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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,

  • 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

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!!