Aug
4
Sugar Maple Music Festival

Presented by the Four Lakes Traditional Music Collective, the Sugar Maple Traditional Music Festival is a two-day outdoor festival in Madison that celebrates traditional music and dance through performances, educational workshops, and interactive jam sessions. This family-friendly festival offers entertainment for people of all ages. The diversity of performances invites people of all backgrounds and ages to enjoy and learn about the performing arts in the beautiful setting of a county park. Local vendors sell concessions, and local, non-profit organizations display information.

Performances, workshops, and jams are held concurrently at three stages. Formal performances take place on the main stage. Artists hold educational workshops and jams in a more intimate setting on the Roots and Reasons stage. This stage provides an unique opportunity for festival attendees to interact with the artists through interviews, discussions, workshops, demonstrations, and interactive jam sessions. Interviews with performers allow festival attendees to learn about the history, culture, and techniques of the traditional arts. Workshops, demonstrations, and jam sessions provide Dane County residents an opportunity to integrate the knowledge and skills of these artists into to our own community.

Aug
5
Bike MS: TOYOTA Best Dam Bike Tour 2017

Bike MS: TOYOTA Best Dam Bike Tour is a two-day cycling event that will take you farther than you’ve ever gone before. What makes this ride so special? This all-inclusive, fully-supported cycling event travels from the Milwaukee area to Madison with an overnight stay in Whitewater and features multiple route options each day. No matter which route you choose, you’ll experience the thrill of Wisconsin’s spectacular terrain and memories you’ll never forget. In addition, you’ll experience an incredible level of camaraderie as you embark on a journey filled with laughter, excitement, support and a profound sense of accomplishment.

Your participation will drive MS research forward faster, and deliver services to those who face the challenges of MS every day so they can live their best lives.

Ride Details and Registration

Aug
5
Sugar Maple Music Festival

Presented by the Four Lakes Traditional Music Collective, the Sugar Maple Traditional Music Festival is a two-day outdoor festival in Madison that celebrates traditional music and dance through performances, educational workshops, and interactive jam sessions. This family-friendly festival offers entertainment for people of all ages. The diversity of performances invites people of all backgrounds and ages to enjoy and learn about the performing arts in the beautiful setting of a county park. Local vendors sell concessions, and local, non-profit organizations display information.

Performances, workshops, and jams are held concurrently at three stages. Formal performances take place on the main stage. Artists hold educational workshops and jams in a more intimate setting on the Roots and Reasons stage. This stage provides an unique opportunity for festival attendees to interact with the artists through interviews, discussions, workshops, demonstrations, and interactive jam sessions. Interviews with performers allow festival attendees to learn about the history, culture, and techniques of the traditional arts. Workshops, demonstrations, and jam sessions provide Dane County residents an opportunity to integrate the knowledge and skills of these artists into to our own community.

Aug
6
Bike MS: TOYOTA Best Dam Bike Tour 2017

Bike MS: TOYOTA Best Dam Bike Tour is a two-day cycling event that will take you farther than you’ve ever gone before. What makes this ride so special? This all-inclusive, fully-supported cycling event travels from the Milwaukee area to Madison with an overnight stay in Whitewater and features multiple route options each day. No matter which route you choose, you’ll experience the thrill of Wisconsin’s spectacular terrain and memories you’ll never forget. In addition, you’ll experience an incredible level of camaraderie as you embark on a journey filled with laughter, excitement, support and a profound sense of accomplishment.

Your participation will drive MS research forward faster, and deliver services to those who face the challenges of MS every day so they can live their best lives.

Ride Details and Registration

Aug
19
Restoration Work Day at Pheasant Branch Conservancy

9:00am - 12:00pm

Help the prairies to flourish! The Pheasant Branch prairies are relatively young, and the work we do gives a competitive advantage to the natives we’re working to establish.  Come for all or part of the time. No experience needed. Dress for the prairie; closed-toe shoes, long pants, a hat and work gloves (if you have some favorites).

Regular workdays are 9:00am to noon on the third Saturday of each month
April 15
May 20
June 17
July 15
August 19
September 16
October 21

Meet at the parking lot in the Dane County Part of Pheasant Branch Conservancy, 4864 Pheasant Branch Road - 1.2 miles north of Century Avenue. (This parking lot is just after the large Dane County Parks sign.)

We hope you can join us in the Conservancy!

Sep
16
Restoration Work Day at Pheasant Branch Conservancy

9:00am - 12:00pm

Help the prairies to flourish! The Pheasant Branch prairies are relatively young, and the work we do gives a competitive advantage to the natives we’re working to establish.  Come for all or part of the time. No experience needed. Dress for the prairie; closed-toe shoes, long pants, a hat and work gloves (if you have some favorites).

Regular workdays are 9:00am to noon on the third Saturday of each month
April 15
May 20
June 17
July 15
August 19
September 16
October 21

Meet at the parking lot in the Dane County Part of Pheasant Branch Conservancy, 4864 Pheasant Branch Road - 1.2 miles north of Century Avenue. (This parking lot is just after the large Dane County Parks sign.)

We hope you can join us in the Conservancy!

Oct
7
Indian Lake Trail Run

7:00am Packet pick up
8:30am Kids 1k funrun start
9:00am 7k and 12k start

Welcome to the 8th annual Indian Lake Trail Run, featuring a 7k, 12k, and 1k Kids' Fun Run. 100 percent trail!

The event is limited to 400 runners. Early entry is encouraged as we anticipate closing out. There will be no race-day registration. The Kids' Fun Run is free and there is no need to pre-register.

Register online or by mail starting June 3rd. 

All proceeds from the race will go to restoring Indian Lake's fishery and the park's prairie and savanna. Race funds also support trail maintenance and Dane county's efforts to build a new shelter.

For more information, including directions to the park, course maps, updates, and other news, visit the official race website.

Oct
21
Restoration Work Day at Pheasant Branch Conservancy

9:00am - 12:00pm

Help the prairies to flourish! The Pheasant Branch prairies are relatively young, and the work we do gives a competitive advantage to the natives we’re working to establish.  Come for all or part of the time. No experience needed. Dress for the prairie; closed-toe shoes, long pants, a hat and work gloves (if you have some favorites).

Regular workdays are 9:00am to noon on the third Saturday of each month
April 15
May 20
June 17
July 15
August 19
September 16
October 21

Meet at the parking lot in the Dane County Part of Pheasant Branch Conservancy, 4864 Pheasant Branch Road - 1.2 miles north of Century Avenue. (This parking lot is just after the large Dane County Parks sign.)

We hope you can join us in the Conservancy!