Hiking Saturday @ Devil’s Lake State Park!

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Join retired Park Naturalist Ken Lange for a geology hike through the park. It’ll begin at the Steinke Basin parking lot with an orientation. The group will hike across the road and walk up onto the end moraine of the Wisconsin glacier and talk about rocks transported by the glacier.

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We’ll follow the trail p onto the top of the south end of the East Bluff, where we’ll see the potholes, Devil’s Doorway, an Indian marker tree, a 200 year old red cedar, a quartzite glade, and pygmy forest unique to Wisconsin.

Date: Sep. 12th, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Address: Devil’s Lake State Park, S5975 Park Road, Baraboo, WI 53913, United States

Contact: 608-356-8301 or VISIT WEB

Art in a New Light — GLEAM!

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GLEAM, Art in a New Light, a cutting-edge exhibition featuring site-specific art and light installations in the outdoor gardens. Local artists and professional lighting designers will collaborate to create sculptural art, featuring light as a major component in each installation.

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GLEAM will be viewable daily, during regular public daytime hours in September and October. When the sun sets, the Gardens will open for extended viewing hours and art installations will be illuminated, inviting visitors to see the Gardens in a whole new light.

Date: September 2nd to October Thursdays and Fridays,

7:30 – 10:30 p.m.

Address: 3330 Atwood Ave.  Madison, WI 53704

Cost: Adult (ages 13 & up): $12.00 Child (ages 3-12): $6.00 2 & Under: FREE

Contact:  (608)246-4550 or Website

Taste of Madison!

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More than 80 local restaurants and caterers serving some 300 menu items for $1-4, there’s something to please every palate! The participating restaurants sell a vast variety of both unique and traditional dishes to attendees over the two-day period. In addition to food, three stages are positioned to provide free live music all weekend long!

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Date: Sep 5th – 2pm to 8:30 pm

Sep 6th – 11am to 7 pm

Address: All around Capitol Square Madison, WI

Contact: (608) 310-7291 or Visit Website

 

Free Family Night Time!

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Location: Madison Children’s Museum, 100 N. Hamilton Street, Madison, WI 53703

Date: September 9th, 5:00 p.m. -8:00 p.m.

Contact: 608-256-6445 or Visit Home Page!

Madison Children’s Museum connects children with their families, their communities, and the world beyond through discovery learning and creative play. Enjoy free admission on the first Wednesday of each month through the museum’s Access for Everyoneprogram. Tonight, we celebrate Madison’s new “Love to Ride” initiative with a celebration of bicycling for all ages.

Flea Market @ Fitchburg

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DATE & TIME
8: 00 A.M. -1:00 P.M. on August 30, Sep 6, Sep 13, Sep 20, Sep 27

Location: McGaw Park, Fitchburg 5236 Lacy Rd., Fitchburg, Wisconsin 53711

Contact: 608-287-8948

Interested in local life? Flea Market would be somewhere to go this weekend! There will be a lot of handcrafting goods from the locals, and foods will sometimes be provided! Famous vendors from Wisconsin area will show you what they’ve got! If you are interested, Visit Their Facebook for more information!

Flavors of Summer

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1Time: Till August 31st

Location: Multiple

Contact: Visit Website

August means it’s time for Madison Originals Flavors of Summer! This In-Restaurant event has kicked off and will be picking up steam as the month goes on. Several of the local, independent restaurants and associate members within the Madison Originals group plan to introduce unique events and menu items as part of Flavors of Summer. No tickets are necessary.

 

Good Neighborhood Middleton!

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Date: August 28-30, 2015

Address: 1811 Parmenter Street, Middleton, WI

Contact: (800) 688-5694 Or Website

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        As the major fundraiser of the year for Middleton’s non-profit organizations, the event supports charities and worthy causes throughout the Middleton area. Event organizers continue to hope that visitors to Good Neighbor Festival attend not only to have a good time, but also to support the Middleton organizations that help our neighbors most in need. Come celebrate the great fest with us together!

Sweet Corn Festival!

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Are you a huge fan of Wisconsin sweet corn? If you are, welcome to your fest! If not, this is your day to be the fan! The Sweet Corn Fest is an annual event that you might not want to miss! It includes craft show, carnival rides, concessions, family stage, beer tent with live bands, kiddie korner activities, petting zoo, and lots of sweet corn on Sat & Sun.

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Date: Aug 20, 2015 – Aug 23, 2015

Thurs & Fri 6-10pm, Sat noon-midnight, Sun noon-10pm.

Address: 100 Park St, Sun Prairie, WI 53590

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Sundae Fundae at Olbrich Botanical Gardens!

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This is Madison’s first ever major Ice Cream Festival featuring samples of ice cream, custard, and fro-yo from local brands such as Schoeps’s Ice Cream, Michaels Frozen Custard, Sassy Cow Creamery, Calliope Ice Cream, Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt, A&W Windsor, and Java Cat Gelato. You’ll also be able to enjoy games, craft activities and entertainment throughout the day, rain or shine.

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Date: Sunday, August 23, 2015 – 12:00pm to 5:00pm

Address: 3330 Atwood Avenue, Madison, WI 53704

Event CostFree

To find out more click HERE!

Market Fair: Taste of Portage

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Come and taste the local food provided by local restaurants and nonprofit groups! While you can sing along with the special music, you will also have a chance to remember the vehicles at the car and truck show in downtown! Bring the kids and they can enjoy the face painting, balloon magician, pedal pull and so much more!

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Address: Market Square, Portage, WI 53901

Date: August 21-22 around 10:00 a.m.

Contact: 608-742-6242