Parks & Trails Unite Festival

Help us celebrate our amazing parks and trails at an event designed to bring us ALL together! 

Dane County Parks is teaming up with United Madison, the Village of McFarland and the Friends of Dane County Parks to host a one of a kind Parks & Trails Unite Festival. This FREE community event will encourage unity, give us the opportunity to lift each other up to better understand and learn from one another, and celebrate our amazing parks and trails and the community connections that they provide.

The Festival will take place in BOTH Lake Farm County Park and McDaniel Park, that includes the new Lower Yahara River Trail and a mile-long boardwalk bridge that connects the two parks and provides an off-road trail connection between Madison and McFarland that didn’t previously exist.

This free festival will include live music, food carts, motivational speakers, educational and cultural displays, live demonstrations, local TV and media personalities, activity stations for adults and kids, pontoon rides, a one-day biergarten, and other activities, too numerous to list.

A majority of the proceeds from this event will help build capacity of Dane County volunteers and the sixteen friends groups that support individual county parks. A portion of the proceeds donated by event sponsors will benefit local nonprofit partners as well as support United Madison in their effort to support a unified, thriving community for EVERYONE .

We hope you will join us at this festival to celebrate and support the parks and trails you love and help lift up and unite our community!

Visit our event website to learn more about parking, biking, busing and FREE shuttle options to help you get to the festival.

Full Festival details available on our website:

Ash-Dee Stifter