Weekend Activities

  • Pride Ride, Saturday, June 3, 2023: "Let’s ride for Pride": June is Pride Month! Trek and Forward Madison FC are teaming up once again to celebrate Pride Month and Bike Week with the 2023 Pride Ride. Meet at Breese Stevens Field where you'll head out on a 9-mile no-drop group ride to Olin Park and back. Stick around after the ride to enjoy some block party vibes at the field before Forward Madison takes on the Central Valley Fuego later that evening. 
  • Beaches and Splash Parks Opening for the Season: As warmer temperatures creep into the Madison area, splash parks and beaches officially open for the season on Saturday, May 27. Note that some beaches are closed due to blue green algae blooms. Check the status of area beaches here.
  • Parks Development Plans in the West Area. The parks involved with this planning process are all fully developed and range in size from 0.1 acres to 15.13 acres. You can take the survey on this page to provide your input on our wonderful west area parks. And if you want to attend today’s drop-in session (June 2) at Sequoya Public Library (4340 Tokay Blvd.) between 3 pm and 7 pm, there’s still time as of this post!
  • Weekend Park Events have an excellent line-up this weekend. Check out your choices and join in!
  • Dane County Farmer’s Market – Saturday, June 3, 2023: The Dane County Farmer’s Market is in full swing around the Capitol square.
  • West Side Community Market – Saturday, June 3, 2023: The market is located at 505 S. Rosa Rd. in Research Park and is open every Saturday from 7:30 am – 12:30 pm through November 4, 2023. Food Share is accepted, free parking, and accessible by bus.
  • Take Kids Fishing, Saturday, June 3, 2023: Register today for our annual Take Kids Fishing event! Every kid gets a free fishing pole, T-shirt, and a picnic lunch is being served!
  • Cars on State, Saturday, June 3, 2023: One of Madison's finest downtown summer traditions, the 14th Annual Classic Car Show will be held Saturday, June 3rd. This free show spans six blocks of State Street in Downtown Madison. This family-friendly event offers a perfect day for everyone to come downtown, take a stroll around the Farmers Market on the Square and see a wonderful array of vintage cars. You can talk to the owners, grab a bite to eat, and shop at locally owned downtown businesses. Car enthusiasts can explore the history and unique characteristics of classic cars and trucks.
  • WIARNG, Saturday, June 3, 2023: Meet fellow Wisconsinites serving our community in the Wisconsin Army National Guard. See and touch equipment like helicopters, trucks and special equipment.

Finally, I can't resist sharing a picture of the peonies in bloom in my front yard. Colors are popping everywhere! 

Peonies in bloom
Category: Events, Parks