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Event Calendar | July 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Earlier events have been archived.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!
July 12 - 15
Thursday - Sunday
La Fete De Marquette
Wil-Mar neighborhood fest at McPike Park, Madison
July 13 - 15
Saturday - Sunday
AlbertFest
@ Saint Albert the Great Catholic Church, Sun Prairie
July 14 - 15
Saturday | 9 AM - 6 PM
Sunday | 10 AM - 5 PM
Art Fair on the Square
@ Capitol Square
July 14
Saturday | 12 PM - 6 PM
Whiskey River Railway Day
@ Little Amerricka, Marshall
July 19 - 22
Thursday - Sunday
Dane County Fair
@ Alliant Energy Center
July 19 - Aug 12  
Daily | 10 AM - 4 PM
Olbrich's Butterflies in Bloom - Recurring thru Aug 12th
@ Olbrich Botanical Gardens
July 21
Saturday | 9 AM - 2 PM
Cottage Grove Marketplace Dayz
@ Piggly Wiggly Lot, Cottage Grove
July 21
Saturday | 12 PM - 5 PM
Unity Picnic & Black Expo
@ Village Park
July 21 - 22
Saturday | 9 AM - 5 PM
Sunday | 10 AM - 4 PM
Mount Horeb Art Fair
@ Main Street, Mt Horeb
July 20
Thursday
Zoovies: Jumanji
at Henry Vilas Zoo - admission applies
July 20
Friday | 5 PM - 7 PM
BECM $5 Family Date Night
@ Black Earth Children's Museum
July 20 - 22
Friday - Sunday
Maxwell Street Days
@ State Street
July 21
Saturday | 11 AM
Baraboo Big Top Parade & Circus Celebration
@ Downtown Baraboo
July 21 - 22
Saturday (Ticket
required) & Sunday
(Public)
American Girl Benefit Sale
Pre-ordered tickets required for Saturday; Free entry on first-come
basis Sunday 9 AM to 12 PM (Tickets handed out beginning 7 AM)
Located at 8830 N Greenview Dr, Middleton
July 26
Thursday | 7:15 PM
Movin' Shoes Full Moon 5K and Kids Run
@ Olin Park (5K starts at Bernie's Beach)
July 26- 29
Thursday  - Sunday
WaunaFest   *Parade at 11 AM Sunday
@ Centennial Park, Waunakee
July 27
Friday | 7 PM
Zoovies: Moana    FB Event Page >>
@ Henry Vilas Zoo
July 27 - 29
Friday - Sunday
Saint Dennis Festival
@ Saint Dennis Catholic Parish, Dempsey Rd, Madison
July 27 - August 5
Daily | 10 AM
Sunflower Days at Eugster's     FB Info Page >>
@ Eugsters Farm Market
July 28 - 29
Saturday & Sunday
Atwood Fest
@ Atwood Avenue, Madison
August 1st
Wednesday | 6 - 8 PM
UW Football Family Fun Day
6 PM - 8 PM at Camp Randall Stadium
August 2
Thursday | 9 AM - 12 PM
Mallards Kids Day at the Duck Pond
@ The Duck Pond
August 3
Friday | 10 AM - 12 PM
PBS Kids Get Up & Go Day
10 AM - Noon at Breese Stevens Field
August 3 - 5
Friday - Sunday
Utica Festival   *Fireworks at dusk on Sunday, 5th
Weekend activities at Utica Community Association Park*
* Located between Stoughton & Cambridge
August 4
Saturday | 9 AM - 12 PM
Home Depot Kids Workshop
@ Home Depot Stores (enter zip & confirm w/ your store)
August 4
Saturday | 10 AM - 12 PM
Saturday Science at Discovery
@ Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, UW-Madison Campus
August 4
Saturday
National Mustard Day Street Festival
10 AM - 4 PM at National Mustard Museum, Middleton
August 5
Saturday
Story Saturday with WI Historical Museum
11 AM at Wisconsin Historical Museum
August 10
Friday | 6 PM
Kids Night at Madison International Speedway
Gates open @ 6 PM (Kids 11 & under FREE), Oregon
August 10
Friday | 6 PM - 10 PM
Fitchburg's Pack 'n the Park
@ McKee Farms Park, Fitchburg
August 11
Saturday | 7 AM - 11 PM
RiverFest and Steak & Lobster Dinner
@ Fireman's Park, Marshall
August 18
Saturday | 11 AM - 10 PM
Africa Fest
@ Central Park, Madison
August 18
Saturday | 11 AM - 8 PM
Gandy Dancer Festival     FB Event Page >>
@ Brodhead Street, Mazomanie
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Summer Exclusive Fun

Pools & Splash Pads
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
blanket. Many of these venues have playgrounds too!)

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, including:

  • 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

Play/Learn/Shop Directory
This is a directory (from the main navigation menu)
including classes, shopping links and other activity
ideas.

Other Directories on this site:

  • Attractions
  • Open Gym Schedules
  • Library Links to Program Schedules
  • Story Time Events
  • Go ahead & explore!!
  • Additional Resource Listings Coming Soon