2017 Events

Join us October 28, 2017 at Hoyt Park for the 2nd Annual Picnic in the Park.

For more more information and to register, visit the event website – Madisonpicnicinthepark.com

Register now for Picnic in the Park – only 300 tickets will be sold.



Makeshift is a new food festival that exists to celebrate creativity in the visual & culinary arts and to highlight the rich history of Madison’s Public Spaces. The event features chefs from Madison,

Milwaukee, Minneapolis & Chicago presenting affordably priced tasting dishes in a family-friendly environment created by local designers and visual artists with the natural beauty of Madison’s parks as their canvas.

Makeshift will take place in a different park every year, lending it a fresh feel, while also allowing the Parks Foundation to highlight a different park’s history with each festival.

We are excited to announce that thanks to the generous support of our donors, Makeshift Festival will be free and open to the public!  For video & more information







Renewing the Legacy