Family Programs & Special Events

Special Events

Tots-n-Tunes FREE!


        

Tuesdays, 10-11 AM, Various Locations

Your tot will be dancing and singing along as talented children’s performers take the stage! In case of inclement weather, concerts will take place inside the Takiff Center. 

  • July 27: Istvan & His Imaginary Band at Duke Park
  • August 10: Super Stolie at Shelton Park

Kickback at Kalk: Free Concerts FREE!


        

All Ages, Thursdays, July 8, July 15, July 22, July 29, August 12, August 19, 5-7 PM, Kalk Park

Bring a picnic blanket and enjoy an evening of live music! The Ivy Lane String Quartet will perform this free concert. Activities start at 5 pm and the music starts at 6 pm.

National Night Out: Roller Skating NEW!


        

Age 3+, Tuesday, 8/3, 5-6 PM, Watts Center, $15/20, 120863-01
Age 3+, Tuesday, 8/3, 6:15-7:15 PM, Watts Center, $15/20, 120863-01
Age 3+, Tuesday, 8/3, 7:30-8:30 PM, Watts Center, $15/20, 120863-01

Lace-up your roller skates and enjoy an evening of roller skating at the Watts Center for National Night Out. Roller skate rental is included in the price but you are welcome to bring your own roller skates or rollerblades.

Cardboard Regatta Favorite!


        

Ages 6-18, Friday, 8/6, 12:30-2 PM, Glencoe Beach , $10 /15 , 120824

Turn paper into a seaworthy vessel! Build a cardboard boat and bring it to the Glencoe Beach to race against other boats. We will present awards for speed and team spirit. Two (2) team members must navigate the vessel. See website for detailed equipment lists and rules. Must register by August 5. In case of inclement weather, the event will be cancelled.

Summer's Last Blast FREE!


        

All ages, 6-9 PM, Friday, September 3

Watch live music and fireworks at Lakefront Park! This free event starts at 6 PM at Lakefront Park.

Wisconsin Fish Boil NEW!


        

All ages, Friday, September 11, $35 per person
Session 1: 4-6 PM (Doors open at 3 PM, Boil over at 4 PM sharp)
Session 2: 7-9 PM (Doors open at 6 PM, Boil over at 7 PM sharp)

Enjoy a traditional Wisconsin Fish Boil set on Glencoe Beach.

The Great Mud Run Favorite!


        

Ages 7-14, Races Start at 9 AM, Saturday, October 2
Early Bird (8/5-9/1): $30/35
Regular Rate (9/2-9/30): $40/45
Race Day (10/1-10/2): $50/55

Complete all 12 obstacles on our muddy course to win! The Great Mud Run is a 1.25 mile (2k) race through Watts Park, with natural and man-made obstacles throughout the course, challenging your drive and physical stamina. Participants will receive a finisher medal and bragging rights.

Spooky Skate Favorite!


        

Age 3+, Friday, 10/22, 6-7 PM, Watts Center, $15/20, 220823-01
Age 3+, Friday, 10/22, 7:15-8:15 PM, Watts Center, $15/20, 220823-01
Age 3+, Friday, 10/22, 8:30-9:30 PM, Watts Center, $15/20, 220823-01

Lace-up your roller skates and enjoy an evening of chills & thrills at Spooky Skate. Enjoy a ghoulish good time with Halloween-themed decorations and music. Roller skate rental is included in the price but you are welcome to bring your own roller skates or rollerblades.