Thursday, July 7: Music in the Grove
The Music in the Grove concert series, hosted by the Cottage Grove Parks and Recreation Department, continues on Thursday, July 7 at Bakken Park, 4064 Vilas Road from 6-7:30 p.m. The Waunakee Big Band will perform.
Thursday, July 14: Farmers Market
Drumlin Reserve will host a bi-weekly outdoor farmers market at 139 E. Reynolds Street. The market will run every other Thursday from June 2 to Oct. 6, from 3:30-6 p.m.
Saturday, July 16: Marketplace Dayz
The annual Marketplace Dayz festival, hosted by the Cottage Grove Chamber of Commerce, will be held July 16 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Piggly Wiggly Shopping Center, 421 W. Cottage Grove Road. The festivities will include live music, food and beverages, games for families and booths hosted by local community organizations.
Saturday, July 16: Benefit
There will be a benefit to fundraise for purchasing a service animal for a Stoughton resident on Saturday, July 16 at 9 a.m. at Oakstone, 304 Commerce Parkway.
Thursday, July 7: Back Porch Concert
The Historic Blooming Grove Historical Society will hold its annual Back Porch Concerts this summer, the longest-running concert series in the Madison area. The concerts will be July 7 (Big Squeezy Accordian Band), July 14 (Curley and the Key), July 21 (Second Swing Around), July 28 (Sparetime Bluegrass) and Aug. 4 (Moldy Jam). Concerts start at 7 p.m. at 4718 Monona Drive.
Thursday, July 7: Sounds of Summer
The Sounds of Summer Concert Series will continue on Thursday, July 7 at 5:30 p.m. at Grand Crossing Park, 6320 Inland Way. Concessions by Below Deck Concession Stand and Buck & Honey’s. The Evan and Tom Leahy Band will perform.
June 10-July 15: Friday Fun Days
The Monona Community Pool is holding Friday Fun Days on June 10, June 17, July 1, July 8 and July 15 this summer, from 12:30-3 p.m. Staff will plan water games, activities for children of all ages, and allow participants to bring their own floaties.
Saturday, July 9: MMOCA Art Cart
The MMOCA Art Cart, a mobile art program run by the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, will visit the Monona area on July 9 at Schluter Beach, 4511 Winnequah Road., from 2-4 p.m. Children three and above are welcome with an adult to do art at the site. No registration required.
Thursday, July 14: Biergarten at the Beach
There will be beer, live music and community at Schluter Park on Thursday, July 14 from 5-8:30 p.m. at the Biergartens at the Beach, hosted by the Monona Parks and Recreation department. Mark Croft will perform at 4511 Winnequah Road.
Thursday, July 7: Historic McFarland Walking Tour
Local historian Ron Larson will lead historical walking tours about two topics around the village throughout the summer. The tours will be Thursday July 7, Thursday July 28, Tuesday Aug. 9 and Thursday Aug. 25. Tours kick off at 6:30 p.m. from in front of the E.D. Locke Public Library, 5920 Milwaukee Street. Larson will offer two types of tours – one sharing McFarland’s 170-year railroad history, and one sharing the history of important figures in McFarland by examining their history in local cemeteries.
Thursday, July 7: Farmers Market
The weekly McFarland Farmers Market will be held on Thursday nights at the Pick N Save parking lot, 5709 U.S. Highway 51, from 2-6 p.m.
Thursday, July 7: Juggling show
The E.D. Locke Public Library will hold a performance on July 7 at 2 p.m. at Lewis Park on Highland Way. Juggler Milwaukee Steve will perform juggling, music and comedy.
Friday, July 8: Fridays on the Farm
Vitruvian Farms, 2727 U.S. Highway 51, is holding guided tours of the farm on Fridays this summer on Friday, July 8 at 4 p.m. and 5 p.m.
Saturday, July 9: Bands by the Boardwalk
The McFarland Chamber of Commerce is hosting a new summer concert series every Saturday from June 11 to Sept. 17, with live music, food and drinks. The next concert will be July 9 from 12-6 p.m. at McDaniel Park, 4806 McDaniel Lane. Music at 12:30 p.m. from greenTone a cappella and 3 p.m. Ryan Casey.
Thursday, July 14: Coffee, Art and Conversation
Farwell Gallery, 4721 Farwell Street, holds a morning coffee event for art lovers on the second Thursday of each month. The next event is Thursday, July 14 from 9-11 a.m.
Thursday, July 14: Hula hooping performance
The E.D. Locke will hold a hula hoop dancing workshop with Danielle of Hoop Elation on July 14 at 2 p.m. ant 6 p.m. Event includes a performance from Danielle, followed by a workshop where participants learn beginner moves.
Saturday, July 16: Officer Ryan Copeland Memorial Golf Outing
The sixth-annual Officer Ryan Copeland Memorial Golf Outing is set for July 16 beginning at 7 a.m. at Door Creek Golf Course, 4321 Vilas Road in Cottage Grove. The annual outing fundraises for the McFarland k-9 unit. Preregistration is required.
Saturday, July 16: Cherry and Jerry concert
The E.D. Locke Public Library will hold an outdoor concert with St. Louis duo Cherry and Jerry on July 16 at 7 p.m. at 5920 Milwaukee Street. Concert will move indoors if weather requires.
Saturday, July 16: Bands by the Boardwalk
The McFarland Chamber of Commerce is hosting a new summer concert series every Saturday from June 11 to Sept. 17, with live music, food and drinks. The next concert will be July 16 from 12-6 p.m. at McDaniel Park, 4806 McDaniel Lane.