Experience Alumni Park, the Wisconsin Alumni Association's new campus lakefront greenspace, where the Badger Spirit meets the Wisconsin Idea. Discover the park's gardens, sweeping views of Lake Mendota, and more than fifty artful exhibits with inspiring stories of alumni who have used their University of Wisconsin education to change the world. Enjoy musical performance from the UW Marching Band, UW Klezmer All Stars and more, arts activities, featured alumni, "Meet the Makers" artisan demonstrations, a visit from UW-Madison mascot Bucky Badger plus unveiling of a bronze statue of Bucky with remarks from artist Douwe Blumberg, and dining specials, beverages and a new Babcock Ice Cream flavor at the neighboring Memorial Union. The opening celebrations continue on Sat.-Sun. Oct. 7-8 p.m., with family-friendly arts activities, a "Meet the Artist" talk with sculptor Douwe Blumberg, and guided tours of the park and exhibits. Alumni Park is located on the UW-Madison campus in between Memorial Union and the historic Red Gym.
- Times: 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM
- Admission: Free