Calling All Kids!
The entire Festival weekend is kicked off by a Kiddie Parade. The popular event is enjoyed by hundreds of kids each year. Some walk, some ride in their stroller or wagon powered by their parents, some ride their decorated bikes or tricycles and some watch the fun from the sidelines. The theme of the Festival this year is “Mardi Gras in Middleton” and participants can have fun incorporating the theme into their own entries. The parade, which lines up at 5 pm in front of Middleton High School and begins promptly at 5:30 pm, is led by Bucky Badger and the Middleton Fire Department. The parade route is south on Bristol Street, west on North, north on Clark and east on Lee Street (the route goes around Middleton High School) where it ultimately ends up on the Good Neighbor Festival grounds. The first 200 parade participants will receive a goodie bag of treats and treasures at the end of the route.
When the parade arrives on the Festival Grounds it will be greeted by face painting, balloon-twisting, a caricature artist, Science is Fun with Shakhashiri, and magic performed to delight kids of all ages. Middleton Good Neighbor Festival with its partner Willy Street Co-op is excited to announce Friday Night Movie Night. Bring a blanket to spread out on the athletic field to watch Princess and the Frog at 6:30 pm and The Incredibles 2 at 8:30 pm. Dinner is available at the Good Neighbor Festival Food Court and the Dessert Court. Treats from Sugar River Kettle Corn and the Mini-Donut stand are also available for a great old-fashioned evening of fun.
Special thanks to Willly Street Coop, Chick Fil A, Menchies, Pizza Hut, I9 Sports, Infinity Marshall Arts, Fleet feet, Culvers, and US Bank.