Madison Events | October 2019

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If you are looking for a guide to keep you and your family entertained, we have got you covered with Madison events and happenings!

October in Madison in chock-full of seasonal fun – from family trick-or-treating to hayrides to pumpkin parties galore! Get out your calendars and make a note of all the festive fun – and be sure to let us know if there’s anything we missed!

Guides for area libraries, open swim times, and open play/jump activities can be found near the end of this post. This is by no means a comprehensive list. If you know of any fun family activities or Madison events we have missed, please let us know in the comments or feel free to add it here.



Upcoming Madison Events

Sep
14
Fall Fun at Enchanted Valley Acres!
Fall isn’t complete without a trip to Enchanted Valley Acres to make memories that will last a lifetime! Join us on Saturdays and Sundays beginning, 9/14 through 10/27 and also all Fridays in Oc...
Oct
15
A Madison Scavenger Hunt: Musical Madison
Music floods the streets of Madison. Our scavenger hunt will help you explore the sights and sounds of Wisconsin’s capital! Families, tourist, local, or new to town, this is a lively small group...
Oct
22
Schuster’s Farm Fall Season | Deerfield, WI
Get lost in 8 acres of corn maze, ride the wagon to 14+ acres of pumpkins and explore the dozens of attractions in the barnyard as you laugh and play with your loved ones. Feel the terr...
Oct
22
Tot Time | Madhouse Trampoline Park
Toddler time is the perfect time for little ones aged 6 and under. Kids and moms can play and meet other children for just $10 for parent and child. TUESDAY-FRIDAY 9AM-11AM
Oct
22
Open Play | Keva Sports Center
Don’t you wish you had as much energy as your kids? Well, fuel up with coffee from our concession area and you may have just enough to run around with them during our Open Play time. Open Play is ju...
Oct
22
Big Kids Story Time | Middleton Public Library
Tuesday September 10 at 9:30am    In the downstairs Archer Room (through the lobby stairwell)  Big Kids Storytimes (ages 3-6) Tuesdays @ 9:30am & 10:30am* Books, music, and movement...
Oct
22
Open Play | Keva
Member Play will start back up after Labor Day as we do not run open play at this time Please keep in mind starting in September all participants must be members in order to participate in Member Open...
Oct
22
Everybody Story Time | Verona Public Library
Stories, songs and crafts for children and their caregivers. 30 minutes. No registration. Ages 0 – 5. To request sign language interpretation or other accommodation for special needs, please con...
Oct
22
Open Play | Play N WI
Our all day, unlimited open gym play sessions allow children the benefits of fun-filled physical activity. Toddlers, tweens and even grandparents will enjoy our brightly decorated, 12,000+ square foot...
Oct
22
Playdough Party | Madison Children’s Museum
Join us in the Art Studio Classroom for a play clay party!  We’ll have all sorts of colorful dough, tools, and cookie cutters for some all-ages sensory playtime. This is a time to use your imaginat...
Oct
23
Schuster’s Farm Fall Season | Deerfield, WI
Get lost in 8 acres of corn maze, ride the wagon to 14+ acres of pumpkins and explore the dozens of attractions in the barnyard as you laugh and play with your loved ones. Feel the terr...
Oct
23
Tot Time | Madhouse Trampoline Park
Toddler time is the perfect time for little ones aged 6 and under. Kids and moms can play and meet other children for just $10 for parent and child. TUESDAY-FRIDAY 9AM-11AM
Oct
23
Fall Facial Event
Fall into a new routine, get skin winter prepped and try a new look! CALL TO BOOK: 608.535.8240 Enjoy a mini facial with a skin analysis and skin care plan. Then, your esthetician will color match you...
Oct
23
Little Kids Story Time | Middleton Public Library
In the downstairs Archer Room (through the lobby stairwell) (event is over) Little Kids Storytime (ages 2-3) Wednesdays @ 9:30am & 10:30am* Books, music, and movement activities followed by a craf...
Oct
23
Toddler Story Time | Verona Public Library
Stories, songs, dancing, & crafts for toddlers and their caregivers. 30 minutes. No registration. For ages 1 and 2. To request sign language interpretation or other accommodation for special need...
Oct
23
Open Play | Play N WI
Our all day, unlimited open gym play sessions allow children the benefits of fun-filled physical activity. Toddlers, tweens and even grandparents will enjoy our brightly decorated, 12,000+ square foot...
Oct
23
Stories and Sculpting | Alicia Ashman Library
Preschool Storytime plus sculpting! We’ll start with some books, songs, and an app of the week, then explore different methods of creating sculptures each week. Be sure to wear clothes that can ...
Oct
23
Little Kids Story Time | Middleton Public Library
In the downstairs Archer Room (through the lobby stairwell) (event is over) Little Kids Storytime (ages 2-3) Wednesdays @ 9:30am & 10:30am* Books, music, and movement activities followed by a craf...
Oct
23
Preschool Story Time | Verona Public Library
Verona Public Library Story Time Room Stories, songs and crafts. Child may attend independently or with an adult. 30 minutes. No registration. For ages 3-5. To request sign language interpretation or ...
Oct
23
Wiggle and Jump | Madison Children’s Museum
Join us in exploring active games geared for our youngest visitors! We will have lots of fun with movement: playing games that help evolve those important gross motor skills. This event will take plac...
Oct
23
Downtown Madison Family Halloween
Downtown Madison Family Halloween 🎃 An afternoon of Halloween family fun and free/low cost activities for kids 12 and under! Trick-or-Treat at nearly 70 Downtown Locations and spend time visiting Y...
Oct
23
Halloween Hayrides | Downtown Madison
An afternoon of Halloween family fun at Downtown Madison Family Halloween! Take a haywagon ride around the Capitol Square! Cost: $3/ per person, ages 2 and under FREE Meeting Location: in front of Hom...
Oct
23
Halloween Hayrides | Madison Capitol Square
An afternoon of Halloween family fun at Downtown Madison Family Halloween! Take a haywagon ride around the Capitol Square! Cost: $3/ per person, ages 2 and under FREE Meeting Location: in front of Hom...
Oct
23
Mad Science @ Kids in the Rotunda
“Join us for a Mad Science Halloween Spooktacular! A real Mad Scientist will entertain kids with eyeballs floating in mid-air, melting a green witch and figuring out how to help our friend, Coun...
Oct
23
Free Family Night | Madison Children’s Museum
On the first open Wednesday night of each month, MCM invites our entire community to enjoy the museum for free. Free Family Night is a great time for first-time visitors to enjoy the museum and is a p...
Oct
24
Halloween Camp
Thursday 10/24 & Friday 10/25 8:30-3 | K-5th Grade | $60/day Kids will make a healthy Halloween treat, create a fun Halloween accessory, enjoy volcano pumpkins, pumpkin decorating and play a varie...
Oct
24
Schuster’s Farm Fall Season | Deerfield, WI
Get lost in 8 acres of corn maze, ride the wagon to 14+ acres of pumpkins and explore the dozens of attractions in the barnyard as you laugh and play with your loved ones. Feel the terr...
Oct
24
HOLLOWeen | Cave of the Mounds
Explore a candlelit cavern… where natural wonders await around every corner! Trick-or-Treat for gems and fossils along the warm, lighted pathways. Costumed revelers will also enjoy our Kooky Kar...
Oct
24
Tot Time | Madhouse Trampoline Park
Toddler time is the perfect time for little ones aged 6 and under. Kids and moms can play and meet other children for just $10 for parent and child. TUESDAY-FRIDAY 9AM-11AM
Oct
24
Open Play | Keva Sports Center
Don’t you wish you had as much energy as your kids? Well, fuel up with coffee from our concession area and you may have just enough to run around with them during our Open Play time. Open Play is ju...
Oct
24
Tiny Tots Story Time | Middleton Public Library
In the downstairs New Programming Room (through the lobby stairwell) Tiny Tots Storytime (ages 1-2) Thursdays @ 9:30 & 10:30am* Songs, rhymes, puppets, music, and short books. *No in-library story...
Oct
24
Open Play | Keva
Member Play will start back up after Labor Day as we do not run open play at this time Please keep in mind starting in September all participants must be members in order to participate in Member Open...
Oct
24
Open Play | Play N WI
Our all day, unlimited open gym play sessions allow children the benefits of fun-filled physical activity. Toddlers, tweens and even grandparents will enjoy our brightly decorated, 12,000+ square foot...
Oct
24
Tiny Tots Story Time | Middleton Public Library
In the downstairs New Programming Room (through the lobby stairwell) Tiny Tots Storytime (ages 1-2) Thursdays @ 9:30 & 10:30am* Songs, rhymes, puppets, music, and short books. *No in-library story...
Oct
24
Trick or Treat the Street | Mount Horeb
Kick off Halloween with Mount Horeb’s Trick or Treat the Street! Main Street will be lit with luminaries welcoming kids and adults of all ages to trick or treat at participating businesses on Mo...
Oct
24
Trick or Treat the Street | Mt. Horeb
Kick off Halloween with Mount Horeb’s Trick or Treat the Street! Main Street will be lit with luminaries welcoming kids and adults of all ages to trick or treat at participating businesses on Mo...
Oct
25
Halloween Camp
Thursday 10/24 & Friday 10/25 8:30-3 | K-5th Grade | $60/day Kids will make a healthy Halloween treat, create a fun Halloween accessory, enjoy volcano pumpkins, pumpkin decorating and play a varie...
Oct
25
Schuster’s Farm Fall Season | Deerfield, WI
Get lost in 8 acres of corn maze, ride the wagon to 14+ acres of pumpkins and explore the dozens of attractions in the barnyard as you laugh and play with your loved ones. Feel the terr...
Oct
25
Fall Fun | Enchanted Valley Acres
Join us for fall fun from 9am-6pm every Saturday and Sunday from 9/14 to 10/27 and every Friday in October as well as Thursday, 10/24! Zip down on both Giant Slides (each over 200 feet long), wander i...
Oct
25
HOLLOWeen | Cave of the Mounds
Explore a candlelit cavern… where natural wonders await around every corner! Trick-or-Treat for gems and fossils along the warm, lighted pathways. Costumed revelers will also enjoy our Kooky Kar...
Oct
25
Tot Time | Madhouse Trampoline Park
Toddler time is the perfect time for little ones aged 6 and under. Kids and moms can play and meet other children for just $10 for parent and child. TUESDAY-FRIDAY 9AM-11AM
Oct
25
Baby Lapsit Story Time | Middleton Public Library
Baby Lapsit Storytime (pre-walkers) Fridays @ 9:30am* Songs, rhymes, and short, interactive books specifically designed for young babies. *No storytimes November 29.
Oct
25
Open Play | Play N WI
Our all day, unlimited open gym play sessions allow children the benefits of fun-filled physical activity. Toddlers, tweens and even grandparents will enjoy our brightly decorated, 12,000+ square foot...
Oct
25
Little Sprouts Story and Stroll: Stellaluna the Bat
Join us for our Meeting Mysterious Animals Little Sprouts Story & Stroll classes! Attend one class or more as a series. We will explore animals through fun activities and books by author Janell Ca...
Oct
25
Fun-tastic Friday!
Friday is Funtastic! Join our afternoon Fox Club on Fridays for a bounce house, floor projector games, slime and more to get the weekend started early! *Drop off 12:30-2:30pm **Email us at TreehousePr...
Oct
25
Halloween Spooktacular | Winnequah Park
Join us for an egg hunt – – Halloween style! Bring your flashlight and prepare to hunt for eggs filled with terrifyingly tasty treats! Each participant should bring a trick-or-treat bag to...
Oct
25
Bourbon & Bones
Bourbon lovers rejoice! The Edgewater is celebrating Halloween with our 2nd Annual Bourbon + Bones Festival. The event will feature bourbon sampling, barrel-aged beer, bourbon cocktails, bone-chilling...
Oct
25
Fall Fest
Join us for our annual spectacular spook-tacular when we will celebrate ‘Creatures of the Night’ with an evening of family-friendly, fun-filled activities in not-so-scary style! Enjoy indoor and o...
Oct
26
Dane County Farmers’ Market | Saturday on the Square
The Saturday Dane County Farmers’ Market is conveniently located on the tree-lined grounds surrounding the Wisconsin State Capitol building — otherwise known as “the Square” — in d...
Oct
26
Fall Fun | Enchanted Valley Acres
Join us for fall fun from 9am-6pm every Saturday and Sunday from 9/14 to 10/27 and every Friday in October as well as Thursday, 10/24! Zip down on both Giant Slides (each over 200 feet long), wander i...
Oct
26
HOLLOWeen | Cave of the Mounds
Explore a candlelit cavern… where natural wonders await around every corner! Trick-or-Treat for gems and fossils along the warm, lighted pathways. Costumed revelers will also enjoy our Kooky Kar...
Oct
26
Jerry Ensemble @ Kids in the Rotunda
“Raise your voice! The Jerry Performance Ensemble, a group of high school musical theater students from Southern Wisconsin, will teach some fun vocal warm ups and share their love of musical the...
Oct
26
Kids in the Rotunda | Overture Center
From award-winning folk singers and zany jugglers, to friendly furry animals and traditional Indian dancing, our popular Kids in the Rotunda series for families is sure to engage, educate and entertai...
Oct
26
Schuster’s Farm Fall Season | Deerfield, WI
Get lost in 8 acres of corn maze, ride the wagon to 14+ acres of pumpkins and explore the dozens of attractions in the barnyard as you laugh and play with your loved ones. Feel the terr...
Oct
26
Open Play | Play N WI
Our all day, unlimited open gym play sessions allow children the benefits of fun-filled physical activity. Toddlers, tweens and even grandparents will enjoy our brightly decorated, 12,000+ square foot...
Oct
26
FAMILY: The Magic of Isaiah
Spend quality time with your little ones and prepare to be amazed! DreamBank is hosting entertainer Isaiah Foster for a morning of magic, comedy and mystery. Bring the kids to one of two magic shows f...
Oct
26
Saturday Science Workshop | UW Space Place
Space Place family workshops are offered during the school year on Saturdays at 10 a.m. for children ages 6-10 and their families. The workshops are free and open to the public. No registration is req...
Oct
26
Magic of Isaiah | DreamBank
Spend quality time with your little ones and prepare to be amazed! DreamBank is hosting entertainer Isaiah Foster for a morning of magic, comedy and mystery. Bring the kids to one of two magic shows f...
Oct
26
Treinen Farm Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch
Our Maze Preview Season officially begins on Labor Day weekend. The pumpkin patch, wagon rides, fall vendors and other excitement begin on the last weekend in September, but if you want to try out the...
Oct
26
Kids in the Rotunda | Overture Center
From award-winning folk singers and zany jugglers, to friendly furry animals and traditional Indian dancing, our popular Kids in the Rotunda series for families is sure to engage, educate and entertai...
Oct
26
Spooktacular Family Fun Days at Marcus Theatres
Bring out the whole family to get creepy and kooky at the Addams Family Spooktacular Family Fun Days! On Saturday, October 26, and Sunday, October 27, from noon to 2 p.m. come as you please to enjoy a...
Oct
26
Cherokee Marsh Hayrides | Madison Parks
Tour Cherokee Marsh on a tractor-pulled hay wagon, take a short guided hike, or do both! Plus enjoy free hot cider and marshmallows to roast on the fire. Hayrides are $3/person (Free for children 2 an...
Oct
26
Kids in the Rotunda | Overture Center
From award-winning folk singers and zany jugglers, to friendly furry animals and traditional Indian dancing, our popular Kids in the Rotunda series for families is sure to engage, educate and entertai...
Oct
26
Matilda the Musical | CTM
Matilda is an extraordinary girl, with a vivid imagination, a clever mind and dreams of a better life. With the help of her friends and the support of her kind-hearted teacher, Matilda boldly steps up...
Oct
26
Halloween at the Farm | Schumacher Park
Come to Schumacher Farm for fun the whole family will enjoy at this years Halloween at The Farm. We have family friendly, spooky activities. We will also have activities for those not wanting to be sp...
Oct
26
Pajama Jam | Henry Vilas Zoo
Explore the Zoo at night, but then go home to sleep in your own bed! Join us for our Pajama Jam and meet some zoo animals that start to come alive after the sun goes down! Enjoy an animal encounter, s...
Oct
26
Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga Love
Designed for moms-to-be and new moms (once ready to leave baby at home). Whether you are a new or experienced yoga student, you will be gracefully guided through meditation, breathing, and movement sp...
Oct
26
Great Halloween Hunt | Fitchburg Public Library
It’s the 12th Annual Great Halloween Hunt at the Fitchburg Library! Activities include a scavenger hunt from 6-8:00 p.m.; 2 magic shows, a balloon twister, crafts & activities, treats & ...
Oct
26
Matilda the Musical | CTM
Matilda is an extraordinary girl, with a vivid imagination, a clever mind and dreams of a better life. With the help of her friends and the support of her kind-hearted teacher, Matilda boldly steps up...
Oct
27
Fall Fun | Enchanted Valley Acres
Join us for fall fun from 9am-6pm every Saturday and Sunday from 9/14 to 10/27 and every Friday in October as well as Thursday, 10/24! Zip down on both Giant Slides (each over 200 feet long), wander i...
Oct
27
HOLLOWeen | Cave of the Mounds
Explore a candlelit cavern… where natural wonders await around every corner! Trick-or-Treat for gems and fossils along the warm, lighted pathways. Costumed revelers will also enjoy our Kooky Kar...
Oct
27
BOO! at the ZOO | Henry Vilas Zoo
Join us for a family friendly Halloween event! Come for the trick-or-treating, stay for the Haunted Penguin Train. Who will have the best costume this year? Stay tuned for more details!
Oct
27
Schuster’s Farm Fall Season | Deerfield, WI
Get lost in 8 acres of corn maze, ride the wagon to 14+ acres of pumpkins and explore the dozens of attractions in the barnyard as you laugh and play with your loved ones. Feel the terr...
Oct
27
Sunday Funday: Parents Play Free | Ultrazone Laser Tag
The best deal of the week: Parents play free! With one paying child, one parent can play for free! Take advantage of free laser tag and see what all the hype is about! Laser tag is definitely not just...
Oct
27
Treinen Farm Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch
Our Maze Preview Season officially begins on Labor Day weekend. The pumpkin patch, wagon rides, fall vendors and other excitement begin on the last weekend in September, but if you want to try out the...
Oct
27
Spooktacular Family Fun Days at Marcus Theatres
Bring out the whole family to get creepy and kooky at the Addams Family Spooktacular Family Fun Days! On Saturday, October 26, and Sunday, October 27, from noon to 2 p.m. come as you please to enjoy a...
Oct
27
Matilda the Musical | CTM
Matilda is an extraordinary girl, with a vivid imagination, a clever mind and dreams of a better life. With the help of her friends and the support of her kind-hearted teacher, Matilda boldly steps up...
Oct
27
Halloween Costume Skate
Halloween Costume Skate The Ice Pond Waunakee Come dressed in your favorite Halloween Costume for this Family Friendly Fun on the ice. Baked goods, Halloween Music, Costume Parade and much more. Admis...
Oct
28
Schuster’s Farm Fall Season | Deerfield, WI
Get lost in 8 acres of corn maze, ride the wagon to 14+ acres of pumpkins and explore the dozens of attractions in the barnyard as you laugh and play with your loved ones. Feel the terr...
Oct
28
Open Play | Keva Sports Center
Don’t you wish you had as much energy as your kids? Well, fuel up with coffee from our concession area and you may have just enough to run around with them during our Open Play time. Open Play is ju...
Oct
28
Open Play | Keva
Member Play will start back up after Labor Day as we do not run open play at this time Please keep in mind starting in September all participants must be members in order to participate in Member Open...
Oct
28
Open Play | Play N WI
Our all day, unlimited open gym play sessions allow children the benefits of fun-filled physical activity. Toddlers, tweens and even grandparents will enjoy our brightly decorated, 12,000+ square foot...
Oct
28
Monday Night Kid Music with David Landau
This is a popular kid music series that has been happening every Monday night for several years. You may not think it would be a good idea to have a kid show in an old-school Wisconsin neighborhood ta...
Oct
28
Monday Night Kid Music with David Landau
This is a popular music series for kids age 2-8 and their grown-ups. The kids dance and laugh and have a great time. The parents tolerate it just fine. One would not think that a neighborhood tavern w...
Oct
29
Schuster’s Farm Fall Season | Deerfield, WI
Get lost in 8 acres of corn maze, ride the wagon to 14+ acres of pumpkins and explore the dozens of attractions in the barnyard as you laugh and play with your loved ones. Feel the terr...
Oct
29
Tot Time | Madhouse Trampoline Park
Toddler time is the perfect time for little ones aged 6 and under. Kids and moms can play and meet other children for just $10 for parent and child. TUESDAY-FRIDAY 9AM-11AM
Oct
29
Open Play | Keva Sports Center
Don’t you wish you had as much energy as your kids? Well, fuel up with coffee from our concession area and you may have just enough to run around with them during our Open Play time. Open Play is ju...
Oct
29
Big Kids Story Time | Middleton Public Library
Tuesday September 10 at 9:30am    In the downstairs Archer Room (through the lobby stairwell)  Big Kids Storytimes (ages 3-6) Tuesdays @ 9:30am & 10:30am* Books, music, and movement...
Oct
29
Open Play | Keva
Member Play will start back up after Labor Day as we do not run open play at this time Please keep in mind starting in September all participants must be members in order to participate in Member Open...
Oct
29
Everybody Story Time | Verona Public Library
Stories, songs and crafts for children and their caregivers. 30 minutes. No registration. Ages 0 – 5. To request sign language interpretation or other accommodation for special needs, please con...
Oct
29
Open Play | Play N WI
Our all day, unlimited open gym play sessions allow children the benefits of fun-filled physical activity. Toddlers, tweens and even grandparents will enjoy our brightly decorated, 12,000+ square foot...
Oct
29
Playdough Party | Madison Children’s Museum
Join us in the Art Studio Classroom for a play clay party!  We’ll have all sorts of colorful dough, tools, and cookie cutters for some all-ages sensory playtime. This is a time to use your imaginat...
Oct
30
Schuster’s Farm Fall Season | Deerfield, WI
Get lost in 8 acres of corn maze, ride the wagon to 14+ acres of pumpkins and explore the dozens of attractions in the barnyard as you laugh and play with your loved ones. Feel the terr...
Oct
30
Tot Time | Madhouse Trampoline Park
Toddler time is the perfect time for little ones aged 6 and under. Kids and moms can play and meet other children for just $10 for parent and child. TUESDAY-FRIDAY 9AM-11AM
Oct
30
Little Kids Story Time | Middleton Public Library
In the downstairs Archer Room (through the lobby stairwell) (event is over) Little Kids Storytime (ages 2-3) Wednesdays @ 9:30am & 10:30am* Books, music, and movement activities followed by a craf...
Oct
30
Toddler Story Time | Verona Public Library
Stories, songs, dancing, & crafts for toddlers and their caregivers. 30 minutes. No registration. For ages 1 and 2. To request sign language interpretation or other accommodation for special need...
Oct
30
Open Play | Play N WI
Our all day, unlimited open gym play sessions allow children the benefits of fun-filled physical activity. Toddlers, tweens and even grandparents will enjoy our brightly decorated, 12,000+ square foot...
Oct
30
Stories and Sculpting | Alicia Ashman Library
Preschool Storytime plus sculpting! We’ll start with some books, songs, and an app of the week, then explore different methods of creating sculptures each week. Be sure to wear clothes that can ...
Oct
30
Little Kids Story Time | Middleton Public Library
In the downstairs Archer Room (through the lobby stairwell) (event is over) Little Kids Storytime (ages 2-3) Wednesdays @ 9:30am & 10:30am* Books, music, and movement activities followed by a craf...
Oct
30
Preschool Story Time | Verona Public Library
Verona Public Library Story Time Room Stories, songs and crafts. Child may attend independently or with an adult. 30 minutes. No registration. For ages 3-5. To request sign language interpretation or ...
Oct
30
Wiggle and Jump | Madison Children’s Museum
Join us in exploring active games geared for our youngest visitors! We will have lots of fun with movement: playing games that help evolve those important gross motor skills. This event will take plac...
Oct
30
Free Family Night | Madison Children’s Museum
On the first open Wednesday night of each month, MCM invites our entire community to enjoy the museum for free. Free Family Night is a great time for first-time visitors to enjoy the museum and is a p...
Oct
30
UW Volleyball | UW Madison
2019 Schedule: October 13 at 3:00pm VS Minnesota October 18 at 8:00pm VS Illinois October 19 at 7:00pm VS Northwestern October 30 at 7:00pm VS Maryland November 16 at 7:00pm VS MSU November 22 at 7:30...
Oct
30
UW Women’s Basketball | UW Madison
2019-2020 Schedule: October 30 at 7:00pm VS UW Whitewater November 5 at 7:00pm VS North Florida November 10 at 2:00pm VS Wofford November 17 at 6:00pm VS Milwaukee November 26 at 7:00pm VS Eastern Ill...
Oct
31
FAMILY: Morning Play Date
Spend a morning meeting new friends at DreamBank! While the kids enjoy interactive story time and crafts, grown-ups can explore our exhibit and enjoy a cup of coffee in our inspiring space. Free snack...
Oct
31
Schuster’s Farm Fall Season | Deerfield, WI
Get lost in 8 acres of corn maze, ride the wagon to 14+ acres of pumpkins and explore the dozens of attractions in the barnyard as you laugh and play with your loved ones. Feel the terr...
Oct
31
Tot Time | Madhouse Trampoline Park
Toddler time is the perfect time for little ones aged 6 and under. Kids and moms can play and meet other children for just $10 for parent and child. TUESDAY-FRIDAY 9AM-11AM
Oct
31
Open Play | Keva Sports Center
Don’t you wish you had as much energy as your kids? Well, fuel up with coffee from our concession area and you may have just enough to run around with them during our Open Play time. Open Play is ju...
Oct
31
Tiny Tots Story Time | Middleton Public Library
In the downstairs New Programming Room (through the lobby stairwell) Tiny Tots Storytime (ages 1-2) Thursdays @ 9:30 & 10:30am* Songs, rhymes, puppets, music, and short books. *No in-library story...
Oct
31
Open Play | Keva
Member Play will start back up after Labor Day as we do not run open play at this time Please keep in mind starting in September all participants must be members in order to participate in Member Open...
Oct
31
Open Play | Play N WI
Our all day, unlimited open gym play sessions allow children the benefits of fun-filled physical activity. Toddlers, tweens and even grandparents will enjoy our brightly decorated, 12,000+ square foot...
Oct
31
Morning Play Date | DreamBank
Spend a morning meeting new friends at DreamBank! While the kids enjoy interactive story time and crafts, grown-ups can explore our exhibit and enjoy a cup of coffee in our inspiring space. Free snack...
Oct
31
Tiny Tots Story Time | Middleton Public Library
In the downstairs New Programming Room (through the lobby stairwell) Tiny Tots Storytime (ages 1-2) Thursdays @ 9:30 & 10:30am* Songs, rhymes, puppets, music, and short books. *No in-library story...
Oct
31
Trunk or Treat
No tricks, just treats! Join us for a scare-free evening of trunk or treating at Red Village Church, in Madison on the corner of Whitney Way and Regent St, on October 31st from 5:30-8pm. We’ll h...
Nov
1
Schuster’s Farm Fall Season | Deerfield, WI
Get lost in 8 acres of corn maze, ride the wagon to 14+ acres of pumpkins and explore the dozens of attractions in the barnyard as you laugh and play with your loved ones. Feel the terr...
Nov
1
Tot Time | Madhouse Trampoline Park
Toddler time is the perfect time for little ones aged 6 and under. Kids and moms can play and meet other children for just $10 for parent and child. TUESDAY-FRIDAY 9AM-11AM
Nov
1
Baby Lapsit Story Time | Middleton Public Library
Baby Lapsit Storytime (pre-walkers) Fridays @ 9:30am* Songs, rhymes, and short, interactive books specifically designed for young babies. *No storytimes November 29.
Nov
1
Fun-tastic Friday!
Friday is Funtastic! Join our afternoon Fox Club on Fridays for a bounce house, floor projector games, slime and more to get the weekend started early! *Drop off 12:30-2:30pm **Email us at TreehousePr...
Nov
1
Free Showing of “Spider Man: Far From Home”
Peter Parker returns in “Spider-Man: Far From Home,” the next chapter of the “Spider-Man: Homecoming” series. Our friendly neighborhood superhero decides to join his best frien...
Nov
1
Kidz Bop | The Orpheum
Please Note: Doors open at 6:00 pm. Tickets can be purchased online up to the event start time. Once the event has started, if tickets are still available, they can be purchased at The Orpheum Box Of...
Nov
2
Dane County Farmers’ Market | Saturday on the Square
The Saturday Dane County Farmers’ Market is conveniently located on the tree-lined grounds surrounding the Wisconsin State Capitol building — otherwise known as “the Square” — in d...
Nov
2
FAMILY: Engineering for Kids
Drop into DreamBank and cultivate your child’s innate curiosity about the way things work with fun activities provided by Engineering for Kids of Dane County — a creative organization seeking to e...
Nov
2
Kids in the Rotunda | Overture Center
From award-winning folk singers and zany jugglers, to friendly furry animals and traditional Indian dancing, our popular Kids in the Rotunda series for families is sure to engage, educate and entertai...
Nov
2
Schuster’s Farm Fall Season | Deerfield, WI
Get lost in 8 acres of corn maze, ride the wagon to 14+ acres of pumpkins and explore the dozens of attractions in the barnyard as you laugh and play with your loved ones. Feel the terr...
Nov
2
Saturday Science Workshop | UW Space Place
Space Place family workshops are offered during the school year on Saturdays at 10 a.m. for children ages 6-10 and their families. The workshops are free and open to the public. No registration is req...
Nov
2
Oregon Preschool Carnival
Join us at Netherwood Knoll Elementary (in the big gym/ Door #10) for a day of games (ages 2 – 10), bouncy house, cake walk, face painting, silent auction, raffle, food and more! This carnival b...
Nov
2
Treinen Farm Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch
Our Maze Preview Season officially begins on Labor Day weekend. The pumpkin patch, wagon rides, fall vendors and other excitement begin on the last weekend in September, but if you want to try out the...
Nov
2
Kids in the Rotunda | Overture Center
From award-winning folk singers and zany jugglers, to friendly furry animals and traditional Indian dancing, our popular Kids in the Rotunda series for families is sure to engage, educate and entertai...
Nov
2
Kids in the Rotunda | Overture Center
From award-winning folk singers and zany jugglers, to friendly furry animals and traditional Indian dancing, our popular Kids in the Rotunda series for families is sure to engage, educate and entertai...
Nov
2
Candlelight Hike and Bonfire | Anderson Farm County Park
Anderson Park Friends, Inc. is excited to partner with the Oregon Area Wellness Coalition WI again this year for our 5th Annual Candlelight Hike and Bonfire. Join us for a FREE, Family Fun event at An...
Nov
2
Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga Love
Designed for moms-to-be and new moms (once ready to leave baby at home). Whether you are a new or experienced yoga student, you will be gracefully guided through meditation, breathing, and movement sp...
Nov
3
Sunday Funday: Parents Play Free | Ultrazone Laser Tag
The best deal of the week: Parents play free! With one paying child, one parent can play for free! Take advantage of free laser tag and see what all the hype is about! Laser tag is definitely not just...
Nov
3
Treinen Farm Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch
Our Maze Preview Season officially begins on Labor Day weekend. The pumpkin patch, wagon rides, fall vendors and other excitement begin on the last weekend in September, but if you want to try out the...
Nov
3
Make a Felted Fantasy Garden
Create your own magical land and creatures! We will use needle felting to create a small playscape on a piece of fabric. You decide how it will look – a magic pond, mushroom chairs, flower cover...
Nov
3
Kickoff For Cancer
Watch the Packers take on the Chargers at the Majestic Theatre on the big screen at 3:25pm, enjoy Ian’s Pizza and beverages, bid on great silent auction packages and support cancer research at t...
Nov
3
Kickoff For Cancer
Watch the Packers take on the Chargers at the Majestic Theatre on the big screen at 3:25pm, enjoy Ian’s Pizza and beverages, bid on great silent auction packages and support cancer research at t...
Nov
4
Open Play | Keva Sports Center
Don’t you wish you had as much energy as your kids? Well, fuel up with coffee from our concession area and you may have just enough to run around with them during our Open Play time. Open Play is ju...
Nov
4
Open Play | Keva
Member Play will start back up after Labor Day as we do not run open play at this time Please keep in mind starting in September all participants must be members in order to participate in Member Open...
Nov
4
Little Om / Big Om | Middleton Public Library
Monday September 9 at 10:30am    In the downstairs Archer Room (through the lobby stairwell)  Registration Required   – Click Here to Register Online!  Family ...
Nov
4
Monday Night Kid Music with David Landau
This is a popular kid music series that has been happening every Monday night for several years. You may not think it would be a good idea to have a kid show in an old-school Wisconsin neighborhood ta...
Nov
4
Monday Night Kid Music with David Landau
This is a popular music series for kids age 2-8 and their grown-ups. The kids dance and laugh and have a great time. The parents tolerate it just fine. One would not think that a neighborhood tavern w...
Nov
5
Tot Time | Madhouse Trampoline Park
Toddler time is the perfect time for little ones aged 6 and under. Kids and moms can play and meet other children for just $10 for parent and child. TUESDAY-FRIDAY 9AM-11AM
Nov
5
Open Play | Keva Sports Center
Don’t you wish you had as much energy as your kids? Well, fuel up with coffee from our concession area and you may have just enough to run around with them during our Open Play time. Open Play is ju...
Nov
5
Open Play | Keva
Member Play will start back up after Labor Day as we do not run open play at this time Please keep in mind starting in September all participants must be members in order to participate in Member Open...
Nov
5
Everybody Story Time | Verona Public Library
Stories, songs and crafts for children and their caregivers. 30 minutes. No registration. Ages 0 – 5. To request sign language interpretation or other accommodation for special needs, please con...
Nov
5
Playdough Party | Madison Children’s Museum
Join us in the Art Studio Classroom for a play clay party!  We’ll have all sorts of colorful dough, tools, and cookie cutters for some all-ages sensory playtime. This is a time to use your imaginat...
Nov
5
UW Women’s Basketball | UW Madison
2019-2020 Schedule: October 30 at 7:00pm VS UW Whitewater November 5 at 7:00pm VS North Florida November 10 at 2:00pm VS Wofford November 17 at 6:00pm VS Milwaukee November 26 at 7:00pm VS Eastern Ill...
Nov
6
Tot Time | Madhouse Trampoline Park
Toddler time is the perfect time for little ones aged 6 and under. Kids and moms can play and meet other children for just $10 for parent and child. TUESDAY-FRIDAY 9AM-11AM
Nov
6
Little Kids Story Time | Middleton Public Library
In the downstairs Archer Room (through the lobby stairwell) (event is over) Little Kids Storytime (ages 2-3) Wednesdays @ 9:30am & 10:30am* Books, music, and movement activities followed by a craf...
Nov
6
Toddler Story Time | Verona Public Library
Stories, songs, dancing, & crafts for toddlers and their caregivers. 30 minutes. No registration. For ages 1 and 2. To request sign language interpretation or other accommodation for special need...
Nov
6
Stories and Sculpting | Alicia Ashman Library
Preschool Storytime plus sculpting! We’ll start with some books, songs, and an app of the week, then explore different methods of creating sculptures each week. Be sure to wear clothes that can ...
Nov
6
Little Kids Story Time | Middleton Public Library
In the downstairs Archer Room (through the lobby stairwell) (event is over) Little Kids Storytime (ages 2-3) Wednesdays @ 9:30am & 10:30am* Books, music, and movement activities followed by a craf...
Nov
6
Preschool Story Time | Verona Public Library
Verona Public Library Story Time Room Stories, songs and crafts. Child may attend independently or with an adult. 30 minutes. No registration. For ages 3-5. To request sign language interpretation or ...
Nov
6
Wiggle and Jump | Madison Children’s Museum
Join us in exploring active games geared for our youngest visitors! We will have lots of fun with movement: playing games that help evolve those important gross motor skills. This event will take plac...
Nov
6
Free Family Night | Madison Children’s Museum
On the first open Wednesday night of each month, MCM invites our entire community to enjoy the museum for free. Free Family Night is a great time for first-time visitors to enjoy the museum and is a p...
Nov
6
Open House- Our Redeemer Lutheran School
You are invited to join us for an Early Childhood, K-8 open house. Our Redeemer serves students and families from two years old to eighth grade. New families will have the opportunity to meet teachers...
Nov
7
Tot Time | Madhouse Trampoline Park
Toddler time is the perfect time for little ones aged 6 and under. Kids and moms can play and meet other children for just $10 for parent and child. TUESDAY-FRIDAY 9AM-11AM
Nov
7
Open Play | Keva Sports Center
Don’t you wish you had as much energy as your kids? Well, fuel up with coffee from our concession area and you may have just enough to run around with them during our Open Play time. Open Play is ju...
Nov
7
Tiny Tots Story Time | Middleton Public Library
In the downstairs New Programming Room (through the lobby stairwell) Tiny Tots Storytime (ages 1-2) Thursdays @ 9:30 & 10:30am* Songs, rhymes, puppets, music, and short books. *No in-library story...
Nov
7
Open Play | Keva
Member Play will start back up after Labor Day as we do not run open play at this time Please keep in mind starting in September all participants must be members in order to participate in Member Open...
Nov
7
Tiny Tots Story Time | Middleton Public Library
In the downstairs New Programming Room (through the lobby stairwell) Tiny Tots Storytime (ages 1-2) Thursdays @ 9:30 & 10:30am* Songs, rhymes, puppets, music, and short books. *No in-library story...
Nov
8
Tot Time | Madhouse Trampoline Park
Toddler time is the perfect time for little ones aged 6 and under. Kids and moms can play and meet other children for just $10 for parent and child. TUESDAY-FRIDAY 9AM-11AM
Nov
8
Baby Lapsit Story Time | Middleton Public Library
Baby Lapsit Storytime (pre-walkers) Fridays @ 9:30am* Songs, rhymes, and short, interactive books specifically designed for young babies. *No storytimes November 29.
Nov
8
Little Sprouts Story and Stroll: Because of an Acorn
Join us for our Nature is All Around Little Sprouts Story & Stroll classes! Attend one class or more as a series. Classes are nature and literature-based early childhood programs designed to meet ...
Nov
8
Fun-tastic Friday!
Friday is Funtastic! Join our afternoon Fox Club on Fridays for a bounce house, floor projector games, slime and more to get the weekend started early! *Drop off 12:30-2:30pm **Email us at TreehousePr...
Nov
8
Warner Park Family Fun Night | Warner Park
Join Us •Warner Park Community Recreation Center •5:00 – 8:00 pm, Fridays (dates listed below) •$5 per family •Sign up online for email reminders of monthly themes: https://my.cityofmadi...
Nov
8
Carnivorous Plants Eat What?!
Carnivorous plants are extraordinary! Learn about them by exploring our tropical and native carnivorous plant collection! Class includes hands-on learning activities about what and how carnivorous pla...
Nov
8
Parent’s Night Out at Code Ninjas
DROP THEM OFF. GO HAVE FUN. JUST REMEMBER TO PICK THEM UP. You deserve a night on the town. Meanwhile, your kids want to play and have fun. That’s why we offer Parent’s Night Out – a...
Nov
9
UW Football | Home Game
September 7 vs Central Michigan September 21 vs Michigan September 28 vs Northwestern October 5 vs Kent State October 12 vs Michigan State November 9 vs Iowa November 23 vs Purdue
Nov
9
Badger Bash: Wisconsin vs. Iowa
Join the Wisconsin Union for gameday’s best tailgate, 2 1/2 hours before kickoff, every home football game. Just steps from Camp Randall at Union South, Badger Bash features the full UW Marching...
Nov
9
Dane County Farmers’ Market | Saturday on the Square
The Saturday Dane County Farmers’ Market is conveniently located on the tree-lined grounds surrounding the Wisconsin State Capitol building — otherwise known as “the Square” — in d...
Nov
9
FAMILY: Kids Boxing with Canvas Club
Come glove up at DreamBank! Coaches Jesse and Melissa of Canvas Club will be teaching jabs, hooks, and uppercuts in a series of stations, along with leading boxing classes.
Nov
9
Kids in the Rotunda | Overture Center
From award-winning folk singers and zany jugglers, to friendly furry animals and traditional Indian dancing, our popular Kids in the Rotunda series for families is sure to engage, educate and entertai...
Nov
9
Treinen Farm Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch
Our Maze Preview Season officially begins on Labor Day weekend. The pumpkin patch, wagon rides, fall vendors and other excitement begin on the last weekend in September, but if you want to try out the...
Nov
9
Saturday Science Workshop | UW Space Place
Space Place family workshops are offered during the school year on Saturdays at 10 a.m. for children ages 6-10 and their families. The workshops are free and open to the public. No registration is req...
Nov
9
Free Preschool Playgroup
Saturday Playgroup at University Houses Preschool Come along to play and explore with your little ones. Bring a snack and talk to other families while the kids enjoy the toys and dramatic play area. W...
Nov
9
Kids in the Rotunda | Overture Center
From award-winning folk singers and zany jugglers, to friendly furry animals and traditional Indian dancing, our popular Kids in the Rotunda series for families is sure to engage, educate and entertai...
Nov
9
Kids in the Rotunda | Overture Center
From award-winning folk singers and zany jugglers, to friendly furry animals and traditional Indian dancing, our popular Kids in the Rotunda series for families is sure to engage, educate and entertai...
Nov
9
Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga Love
Designed for moms-to-be and new moms (once ready to leave baby at home). Whether you are a new or experienced yoga student, you will be gracefully guided through meditation, breathing, and movement sp...
Nov
9
Family Overnight at MPM
What comes alive at the Museum at night? Imagination! Give your child a night they’ll never forget at a Family Overnight. These themed evenings include hands-on activities, a show in the Dome Th...
Nov
10
Treinen Farm Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch
Our Maze Preview Season officially begins on Labor Day weekend. The pumpkin patch, wagon rides, fall vendors and other excitement begin on the last weekend in September, but if you want to try out the...
Nov
10
Sunday Funday: Parents Play Free | Ultrazone Laser Tag
The best deal of the week: Parents play free! With one paying child, one parent can play for free! Take advantage of free laser tag and see what all the hype is about! Laser tag is definitely not just...
Nov
10
UW Women’s Basketball | UW Madison
2019-2020 Schedule: October 30 at 7:00pm VS UW Whitewater November 5 at 7:00pm VS North Florida November 10 at 2:00pm VS Wofford November 17 at 6:00pm VS Milwaukee November 26 at 7:00pm VS Eastern Ill...
Nov
11
Open Play | Keva Sports Center
Don’t you wish you had as much energy as your kids? Well, fuel up with coffee from our concession area and you may have just enough to run around with them during our Open Play time. Open Play is ju...
Nov
11
Open Play | Keva
Member Play will start back up after Labor Day as we do not run open play at this time Please keep in mind starting in September all participants must be members in order to participate in Member Open...
Nov
11
Monday Night Kid Music with David Landau
This is a popular kid music series that has been happening every Monday night for several years. You may not think it would be a good idea to have a kid show in an old-school Wisconsin neighborhood ta...
Nov
11
Monday Night Kid Music with David Landau
This is a popular music series for kids age 2-8 and their grown-ups. The kids dance and laugh and have a great time. The parents tolerate it just fine. One would not think that a neighborhood tavern w...
Nov
12
Tot Time | Madhouse Trampoline Park
Toddler time is the perfect time for little ones aged 6 and under. Kids and moms can play and meet other children for just $10 for parent and child. TUESDAY-FRIDAY 9AM-11AM
Nov
12
Open Play | Keva Sports Center
Don’t you wish you had as much energy as your kids? Well, fuel up with coffee from our concession area and you may have just enough to run around with them during our Open Play time. Open Play is ju...
Nov
12
Open Play | Keva
Member Play will start back up after Labor Day as we do not run open play at this time Please keep in mind starting in September all participants must be members in order to participate in Member Open...
Nov
12
Everybody Story Time | Verona Public Library
Stories, songs and crafts for children and their caregivers. 30 minutes. No registration. Ages 0 – 5. To request sign language interpretation or other accommodation for special needs, please con...
Nov
12
Playdough Party | Madison Children’s Museum
Join us in the Art Studio Classroom for a play clay party!  We’ll have all sorts of colorful dough, tools, and cookie cutters for some all-ages sensory playtime. This is a time to use your imaginat...
Nov
13
Tot Time | Madhouse Trampoline Park
Toddler time is the perfect time for little ones aged 6 and under. Kids and moms can play and meet other children for just $10 for parent and child. TUESDAY-FRIDAY 9AM-11AM
Nov
13
Little Kids Story Time | Middleton Public Library
In the downstairs Archer Room (through the lobby stairwell) (event is over) Little Kids Storytime (ages 2-3) Wednesdays @ 9:30am & 10:30am* Books, music, and movement activities followed by a craf...
Nov
13
Toddler Story Time | Verona Public Library
Stories, songs, dancing, & crafts for toddlers and their caregivers. 30 minutes. No registration. For ages 1 and 2. To request sign language interpretation or other accommodation for special need...
Nov
13
Stories and Sculpting | Alicia Ashman Library
Preschool Storytime plus sculpting! We’ll start with some books, songs, and an app of the week, then explore different methods of creating sculptures each week. Be sure to wear clothes that can ...
Nov
13
Little Kids Story Time | Middleton Public Library
In the downstairs Archer Room (through the lobby stairwell) (event is over) Little Kids Storytime (ages 2-3) Wednesdays @ 9:30am & 10:30am* Books, music, and movement activities followed by a craf...
Nov
13
Preschool Story Time | Verona Public Library
Verona Public Library Story Time Room Stories, songs and crafts. Child may attend independently or with an adult. 30 minutes. No registration. For ages 3-5. To request sign language interpretation or ...
Nov
13
Wiggle and Jump | Madison Children’s Museum
Join us in exploring active games geared for our youngest visitors! We will have lots of fun with movement: playing games that help evolve those important gross motor skills. This event will take plac...
Nov
13
Free Family Night | Madison Children’s Museum
On the first open Wednesday night of each month, MCM invites our entire community to enjoy the museum for free. Free Family Night is a great time for first-time visitors to enjoy the museum and is a p...


Ongoing Activities:

Monday Night Kid Music with David Landau – 5:30- 6:15 at the Harmony Bar and Grill | Fun for kids 2 to 8 and totally tolerable for parents of any age! Cover – $3.

$5 Tuesdays at The Movies – All first-run Marcus Theater locations. See the hottest blockbusters for just $5. If you’re a MMR member, the popcorn is on us!

$6 Early Bird Movies – Palace (Sun Prairie) and Point (Madison) Cinemas. Early risers can catch any film for just $6 before 11 a.m. at participating locations.

Craft Making – Daily at JNJ Craftworks. Just walk in any day, you will find a craft and supplies which you can make for $5 – $10. Examples include: scrabble tile desk stand, paper flower, small earring, etc.

Breastmilk Donation – Got extra breastmilk? Swing by the Mother’s Milk Alliance every Thursday from 10 am to 6 pm to donate. Call 608 251 0776 for more details.

little Om Big Om & To the Moon! Yoga for Kids -Yoga for kids and families.

MMoCAkids ArtPack – Families are encouraged to stop by the reception desk in the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art lobby and ask for the MMoCAkids ArtPack, the museum hands-on discovery kit for exploring art. These programs are designed for families with young children.

Car Seat Checks – Car seat checks are available throughout the Madison area, see website for dates and locations. Appointments are required for car seat checks. You can make an appointment by calling (608) 890-8999 or e-mail [email protected].

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