2019 Fools’ Flotilla

SUNDAY, June 9th
Tenney Park to Yahara Place Park
Madison, WI
9:00-10:00am: Check in/Register
10:00am: Parade begins


Get costumed up and put in at Tenney Park, then paddle to Yahara Place Park.

Event Details

Make your grand entrance to the Marquette Waterfront Festival by floating with hundreds of other fools from Tenney Park to Yahara Place Park. Bring your own boat, PFDs and costumes.The more foolish the better! Free event, registration required.

(No registration needed for parade observers.)

– Parking spots along Thornton Ave will be reserved for unloading only. Please stop to drop off your boat and then move your car to a designated parking spot.
– You may also drop your boat off and put in at the City of Madison boat launch on the east side of the river, across from Tenney Park (near the pontoon boats). In order to park your car in this lot you must have a City of Madison boat launch sticker and a boat trailer on your car.
– Parking will be available in the Care Wisconsin parking lot (1617 Sherman Ave). Please be respectful of this donated space.
– Parking is not allowed in the Tenney Park Pavilion parking lot.

9:00-10:00am: Check in and set up
10:00am: Parade begins
11:30am: See the Fools’ Flotilla band, the River Rats, perform on stage at the Marquette Waterfront Festival.

Always assess the safety of a particular waterbody before entering and use caution.
Participation is at your own risk. River Alliance strongly recommends that you wear a personal flotation device.

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