Orton Park Festival

Join Marquette Neighborhood in celebrating the 45th Annual Orton Park Festival Thursday, Aug 26 – Sunday, Aug 29.

The Orton Park Festival is held three days in August every year. Both the Orton Park Festival and the Waterfront Festival (held every year in May) are held to celebrate Marquette Neighborhood’s community and businesses.

“Each festival is held in a park that is within the geographical area of the neighborhood. Local community businesses – particularly from the Williamson Street business district – and local non-profit organizations providing services that are of benefit to community residents have booths at the festivals. The festivals keep neighborhood residents connected to community services and expose community residents to services that are available in their neighborhood.”

This year’s Orton Park Festival begins tonight, August 26, at 6:30 pm with a family night. Ice cream and soft drinks will be for sale while you enjoy Daithi Wolfe & Company and later Cycropia Aerial Dance Theater.

The rest of the weekend’s activities include:

Friday, August 27th
5:00 – 8:00 p.m. – International Dinner with Vendors
5:45 p.m. – The Tony Castañeda Latin Jazz Sextet
6:45 p.m. – MNA Auction
7:15 p.m. – Razia Said (NYC/Madagascar)
8:45 p.m. – Cycropia Aerial Dance Theater

Saturday, August 28th
Noon – Whitney Mann
1:30 p.m. – Robert J and the Rowdy Prairie Dogs
3:00 p.m. – Cris Plata and Extra Hot
4:15 p.m. – MNA Auction
5:15 p.m. – Monika and Christian Nieves (Puerto Rico)
7:00 p.m. – The Carolina Chocolate Drops
9:00 p.m. – Curley Taylor and Zydeco Trouble

Sunday, August 29th
9:00 a.m. – Jazz Brunch with The Randall Harrison Trio
11:30 a.m. – The Rohnalleros
1:00 p.m. – The Getaway Drivers
2:00 p.m. – Orton Cake Walk
2:30 p.m. – Kings Go Forth
3:45 p.m. – MNA Auction
4:45 p.m. – The Rousers
6:45 p.m. – Dave Alvin & the Guilty Women

For more information on the event and activities, visit the Marquette Neighborhood’s website!

Orton Park is located at 601 South Ingersoll Street, Madison.

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