Family Fun Guide

Play. Discover. Explore. Madison with Kids has partnered with us to provide you and your family fun and interesting ways to spend time together each week.

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Concerts on the Square

The weekly Madison tradition of Concerts on the Square is back! Starting Wednesday June 28 and continuing every Wednesday until August 2. Pack a picnic, bring a blanket and enjoy performances from the Madison Symphony Orchestra with your family and most  of Madison. Performances start at 7 pm and notice of rain cancellation will be available on their website if the weather is bad.

WHERE: King Street corner of the Capitol Square, Madison, WI

WHEN: Every Wednesday from June 28–August 2

COST: FREE with food available for purchase

 Camp Randall Movie Night

On Thursday, June 29, Gate 1 of Camp Randall Stadium will open at 6:00 pm. The feature presentation, Sing, will begin at approximately 7:15 pm Admission is free and open to the public. Families will have the option to sit on the field (space permitting) or sit in the south end zone stands. Accessible seating will be available. While sealed bottled water will be permitted to be brought in to the event, no other food or beverages may be carried into Camp Randall Stadium. Limited concessions will be available for purchase.

WHERE: Camp Randall, 1440 Monroe St, Madison, WI 53711

WHEN: Thursday June 29

COST: FREE with food available for purchase

Saturday Science: More Than Fireworks

More Than Fireworks: Science from 1776 to Today is free and open to the public. It features interactive exploration stations for kids and families.
Explore changes in science and technology during this free event held on the first Saturday of every month! Race to communicate by pony, Morse code, walkie-talkie and the internet; discover energy sources from the last 200+ years; use scientific tools from the past and today; learn about medical breakthroughs; explore light bulbs from Edison to LEDs; and more.

WHERE: Discovery Building, 330 N. Orchard St. Madison, WI 53715

WHEN: Saturday, July 1 10 am


Monona Community Festival

The Monona Community Festival is an annual event to celebrate our country’s birthday with great food, great friends, and of course great fireworks! Over the two day festival, July 3 & 4, we have several events and activities for the whole family! Enjoy hours of live music with no cover charge. There are plenty of activities for you to enjoy at the festival, from our Art Fair and Car Show, to the Hole-in-One Contest, and of course the Wisconsin Wife Carrying Championship Race. We have fun for the whole family as well with our Kids & Family Activities plus our Carnival. The Fourth of July wouldn’t be complete without our Fireworks display, starting at 9:20 pm.

WHERE: Winnequah Park, 1055 Nichols Road Monona, WI 53716

WHEN: July 3 & 4

COST: FREE with food and rides available for purchase


Come and celebrate Independence Day at this free event, while experiencing the fun, food, music, family activities, volunteer firefighter recognition, F-16 flyover and fireworks display. This wouldn’t be possible without the support of our generous sponsors, volunteers and the Waunakee Area Chamber of Commerce.

WHERE: Ripp Park, 213 Dorn Dr. Waunakee, WI 53597

WHEN: Tuesday, July 4, 2–10:30 pm


Art Fair on the Square

One of the Midwest’s most popular and highly regarded outdoor celebrations of the arts will return to the Capitol Square July 8 and 9, 2017 as MMoCA presents the 59th annual Art Fair on the Square. With its mix of music, entertainment, and outdoor dining, as well as nearly 500 artists exhibiting paintings, prints, photographs, sculpture, jewelry, handmade clothing and accessories, and fine craft, the fair draws nearly 200,000 visitors to Madison’s Capitol Square.

WHERE: Capitol Square, Madison, WI

WHEN: July 8 & 9


Mazo Motion Car & Bike Show

Check out cool cars and bikes with your family! There will be a DJ and good food for a day of activities!

WHERE: Downtown Mazomanie

WHEN: Saturday, July 22, 10 am–2 pm


For other FREE events, visit the Greater Madison Convention & Visitors Bureau’s ‘Free Things To Do