There are tons of ways to get moving in Waunakee this summer!  Here are our top three picks for affordable and active family fun.

We started working with the Waunakee Village Center in 2012, and coming up on our sixth year, it’s still one of our most favorite partnerships.  The leadership and staff are not only high quality, but they’re generous, motivated, friendly, and innovative.  They always work hard to make events successful because they want the best for the community, residents and visitors to Waunakee alike.

Our kids triathlon is just one of many great ways the Village Center works to offer fun, healthy, and creative programming for children.  Why not check out one of these awesome programs for your family this summer?  All this and more can be found in their 2017 Spring/Summer Newsletter.

Big Rig Event

When: Sunday, June 4th 11am-2pm
Cost: FREE

Fire Engines … Dump Trucks … Skid Steers … Tractors … Med Flight! Do your kids get excited when they see a big dump truck rumbling by or the flashing lights of a police car? Put your imagination in gear, grab your Bob the Builder hat and head on down to this awesome event on June 4, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Ripp Park. Kids of all ages can climb on, explore and get up close with their favorite big rigs including a skid steer, snow plow, tractor, Med Flight fire engine, dump truck, police car, construction vehicles and much more! Parents, bring your cameras.  If your kids are anything like mine, you’ll have a hard time getting them OUT of the machines. 🙂


Chalk Walk

waunakee chalk walk tri 4 schools

When: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Cost: Pre-registration is required for the color walk, opens in June

This is an afternoon full of colorful fun.  Join in as an artist and create your art on a square of the sidewalk (chalk is provided)!  Not an artist, but still want to get involved?  Register for the color walk, a one mile walk where you’ll get to view all the creations and get showered with technicolor powder.  After the sun sets, a movie night will be hosted at 7:45pm in Village Park.  This sounds like a slam dunk for families hoping for some active outdoor family fun this summer.

Live Outdoor Music

When: Tuesday and Thursday evenings throughout June and July

Cost: FREE, food carts will be available for those wishing to purchase food

One of the best things about summer is catching outdoor music.  Waunakee has different options on both Tuesday and Thursday nights:

Tuesdays 6:30-8pm – Live from the Park

Thursdays 7pm – Waunakee Community Band Series


On behalf of the Tri 4 Schools staff and Board of Directors, we’d like to thank the Village Center for their unending loyalty and support over the last six years.  We hope you’ll join us as we attempt to break an attendance record at our sixth annual triathlon presented by Waunakee Community Bank on May 20th!