Calendar

Below are the confirmed events for the 2019 Festival. There will be more to come, so check back! Click on the + next to any event to learn more, click “expand all” to see all of expanded descriptions at once or click on “categories” to see only certain types of events, such as live music, or family-friendly activities.

Aug
23
Fri
Carnival
Aug 23 @ 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Carnival

Enjoy our popular carnival, brought to us by Wenzel Amusements! Tickets are $1 each, most rides take 3-4 tickets.

Ultrazone Laser Tag Presented by Spectrum Brands
Aug 23 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Free Laser Tag, courtesy of Ultrazone Laser Tag!  Play as many times as you like during the Festival.  Fun for the entire family!

Kiddie Parade
Aug 23 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Kiddie Parade

Help kick off the 2019 Festival by participating in our traditional Kiddie Parade!  Come dressed as your favorite super hero.

Ryan McGrath Band
Aug 23 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

The Ryan McGrath Band is a Madison, WI-based blues, country and rock band, deeply rooted in class American music.  Enjoy this free show in the Middleton Youth Hockey tent!

Movie – Incredibles 2
Aug 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Enjoy Incredibles 2 under the stars on our big screen!  Bring a chair or blanket, grab some snacks and watch a great film!

Angels & Outlaws
Aug 23 @ 7:45 pm – Aug 24 @ 12:00 am

Angels & Outlaws is a high-energy Top 40 country band dedicated to delivering big performances with full-production stage shows.  Free in the VFW Beer Tent.

Reloaded
Aug 23 @ 8:30 pm – Aug 24 @ 12:00 am

RELOADED is the track of all the best nights of your life.  It’s Rock.  It’s Pop.  It’s Country.  The members of RELOADED have come together for the love of making great music for great people…with a few frosty ones to round out the fun.

Movie – Captain Marvel
Aug 23 @ 9:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Movie - Captain Marvel

Join us for our late show on the big screen! Bring a blanket or chair, a snack and enjoy a free movie under the stars.

Aug
24
Sat
Art and Craft Show
Aug 24 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

The Art and Craft Show is presented by the Middleton Jaycees, and features over 100 booths!  Visit our Art and Craft Show page for full details!

5K Run/Walk and Diaper Dash
Aug 24 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Registration now open for our 5K Run/Walk and Diaper Dash.  Full details here.

Evan Riley Band
Aug 24 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

The Evan Riley Band is a two time award winning folk-rock band from Southern Wisconsin. This five person combo plays a blend of original music and cover tunes that highlight their unique instrumentation and sound. The group often draws comparisons to artists such as Martin Sexton, Eddie Vedder, Glen Hansard, and the Decemberists.

Carnival
Aug 24 @ 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Carnival

Enjoy our popular carnival, brought to us by Wenzel Amusements! Tickets are $1 each, most rides take 3-4 tickets. Purchase an unlimited ride wristband, Saturday afternoon from 1:00PM to 5:00PM only!

Marvel Universe Trivia
Aug 24 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Have a great time playing team trivia, hosted by America’s Pub Quiz! Our first session is for all Marvel fans – with a Marvel Universe theme. A fun atmosphere, with music and an energetic host. Entry fee of $60 includes a team of up to 6 players – click “tickets” above to register. Children welcome with adults, beer is available for purchase. All proceeds benefit the MCPASD Education Foundation.

Ultrazone Laser Tag Presented by Spectrum Brands
Aug 24 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Free Laser Tag, courtesy of Ultrazone Laser Tag!  Play as many times as you like during the Festival.  Fun for the entire family!

General Knowledge Trivia
Aug 24 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Have a great time playing team trivia, hosted by America’s Pub Quiz! Our second session is General Knowledge – something for everyone! A fun atmosphere, with music and an energetic host. Entry fee of $60 includes a team of up to 6 players – click “tickets” above to register. Children welcome with adults, beer is available for purchase. All proceeds benefit the MCPASD Education Foundation.

The Mascot Theory
Aug 24 @ 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

A high-energy dose of toe-tapping Americana folk-country rock drenched in tight harmonies spewing lyrics of love, loss, regret, death, and hope.  They balance on an alternative folk influence and pull it together with a rootsy bluegrass blended Americana feel to give something that fits alongside their counterparts, but also has enough freshness to it to give it a unique spin and create their own sound as well, with a sonic backbone of 4-part harmony swells.

Vehicle 6
Aug 24 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

V6 Group Photo

Plays 60’s, 70’s & 80’s Classic Rock, Pop & Country. 
Beth Kille Band
Aug 24 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Beth Kille is a 22-time Madison Area Music Association (MAMA) award winning artist from Madison, WI who has been cranking out Americana Rock tunes since 2000. From the intimacy of house concerts and coffee houses, to rockin’ out with her band at summer festivals, her love for the stage and genuine passion for performance shine through in all settings.

LUBE
Aug 24 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Rock, Pop, Country and everything in between.

Pilot
Aug 24 @ 8:30 pm – Aug 25 @ 12:30 am

Packing a full light and sound show, Pilot pays tribute to the anthemic fist-pumping hard rock hits of the 70s, 80s and 90s. 

Aug
25
Sun
Art and Craft Show
Aug 25 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

The Art and Craft Show is presented by the Middleton Jaycees, and features over 100 booths!  Visit our Art and Craft Show page for full details!

Middleton Public Library
Aug 25 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Visit the Middleton Public Library in the small pavilion near the basketball court and playground! Library staff will give away free books for all ages, and will have activities for kids like sidewalk chalk and hula hoops.

Wisconsin Remembers Memorial Exhibit
Aug 25 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Experience the Wisconsin Remembers Memorial Exhibit, appearing for the first time on the Festival Grounds.  This moving exhibit features a photo of each of the 1,161 Wisconsin men and women whose names are listed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. and the Highground Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Neillsville.  The exhibit is courtesy of the Wisconsin Veterans Museum, with support of Wisconsin Public Radio and Wisconsin Public Television.  Display of the exhibit is made possible by Madison Power Equipment.

Carnival
Aug 25 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Enjoy our popular carnival, brought to us by Wenzel Amusements! Tickets are $1 each, most rides take 3-4 tickets.

Good Neighbor Parade
Aug 25 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The Good Neighbor Festival Parade begins on University Avenue, turning North on Parmenter Street and ending at the Festival Grounds at Firemen’s Park.  Bring a folding chair and line the parade route!

Red Hot Horn Dawgs
Aug 25 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Perrinneal favorite The Red Hot Horn Dawgs are Madison’s party band.  This 11-piece brass band always entertains the GNF crowd.

 

Ultrazone Laser Tag Presented by Spectrum Brands
Aug 25 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Free Laser Tag, courtesy of Ultrazone Laser Tag!  Play as many times as you like during the Festival.  Fun for the entire family!

Infinity Martial Arts Demonstration
Aug 25 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Enjoy a demonstration of martial arts on the basketball court from Infinity Martial Arts.

Pacific Coast Highway
Aug 25 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) is a band of five seasoned musicians that invite the audience on a road trip back to when music was free and easy. Influenced by the music of the early ‘70s that wafted out of Laurel Canyon in the hills of Los Angeles, PCH plays the hit songs that bring to life that “wind in your hair” spirit embodied by the legendary Pacific Coast Highway that runs along the California shoreline.

The 2019 Good Neighbor Festival is August 23-25, 2019 at Firemen's Park in Middleton, WI!