Shake the Lake 2016

January 15, 2016 3:48 PM

I was really happy to join Festival Foods and the Madison Mallards as they announced this week that they are   continuing  their commitment to community involvement in the Madison area by sponsoring Festival Foods Shake the Lake, our celebration of Independence Day.

Shake the Lake press conference

Festival Foods Shake the Lake is set for Saturday, June 25, 2016 and will feature live music, food and family activities beginning at 4 p.m. on John Nolen Drive between Broom St and Blair St.  The event will conclude with Wisconsin's largest fireworks display, the Festival Foods Fireworks show, starting at 10 p.m. Festival Foods Shake the Lake is a partnership between the Wisconsin-based family grocer, the Madison Mallards and the Madison Parks Foundation.  Last year's event resulted in a $3,000 donation to the Madison Parks Foundation. Rain date is Sunday, June 26, 2016.

The Madison Mallards are also committed to addressing parking concerns that arose in 2015. The Mallards will be working with area lot owners and the city of Madison to ensure safe exit procedures from all Festival Foods Shake the Lake approved parking lots. An updated parking map will be released as the event gets closer. Event attendees are also encouraged to bike to the event, as adequate bike parking will be provided.

As more details on the event become available they will be available at



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