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West Fest is an all-new community event designed with its neighbors in mind. Madison Parks in coordination with co-chairs Alder Barbara McKinney, District 1 and Alder Matt Phair, District 20 along with community members have created a fun-filled day at Elver Park. The all-day lineup of activities and entertainment will encourage the area’s diverse and intergenerational neighbors to gather with a day of festivities. This inaugural, free, Westside event will take place on Saturday, August 27, 2016.
The day of activities and entertainment begins at 7:00am with yoga and boot camp classes, nature-based learning activities and an early morning start for the splash park. Throughout the day other activities include: A senior zone featuring bingo with prizes and other table games, a neighbor to neighbor craft & gift market with a variety of handmade arts and crafts available for purchase, a resource tent providing key neighborhood information from local organizations and businesses, a performance stage with on-going entertainment, a kids zone with a bouncy house, games and prizes, a teen zone scheduled with a DJ spinning the latest beats, and a dunk tank with a chance to soak a few police and fire volunteers, plus a visit from the MPD Mounted Police and a MFD fire truck to explore.
"I am proud to help launch this first West Fest Community Day event that will provide great food, entertainment and fun activities for all ages,” said Alder Barbara McKinney. A variety of food and refreshments will be available for purchase throughout the event which concludes at 7:00pm.
Visit West Fest for activity times and latest event details plus volunteer, vendor and sponsorship opportunities. Elver Park is located at 1250 McKenna Boulevard, 53719.


  • Event Coordinator: Tracey Hartley,
  • Media Contact: Ann Shea,

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