Love a morning jog? You’re about to get tens of thousands of running buddies.
The 2022 NOBULL Crossfit Games are coming to Alliant Energy Center this Wed., Aug. 3-Sun., Aug. 7, culminating a year of qualifying competitions in eight cities nationwide. The so-called “Woodstock of fitness” will bring a runner’s contact high to Madison — not to mention all sorts of closures + traffic.
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🏃 The Games
Events will kick off right at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, and continue through the closing ceremony at Alliant’s Beer Garden on Sunday afternoon. Workouts can be found on the CrossFit Games website.
Tickets come in two flavors: Festival Only tickets get you access to outdoor events, while the Colosseum packages get you a seat inside the colosseum. Festival day passes start at $25, while all-week Colosseum packages are on resale starting at $400. Plus, you can watch from home.
Three themed appreciation days will grant community members free Festival tickets:
Wed., Aug 3 | Firefighters, healthcare + law enforcement
Roads around Alliant will be… what’s a nice way to say “pandemonium?” Expect heavy traffic near Rimrock Road, Alliant Energy Center Way, Olin Avenue, John Nolen Drive, and Rusk Avenue. Plus, CrossFit teased an offsite event that will close the 100 block of State Street on Thurs.-Fri.
Quann Park will be closed for the CrossFit campground + overflow parking until Aug. 14. Need a place to take your dog in the meantime?We’ve got you.
A handful of gyms will also be taken over by CrossFit, but will offer classes, seminars + walk-ins for fans and locals alike.
Lastly, if all this activity has you in the orange zone already, just take a deep breath and count back from $12 million — the local economic impact Madison can expect from the event.
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Moana on the Lakeshore | Mon., Aug. 1 | 9-11 p.m. | Memorial Union Terrace | Free | What can I say except you’re welcome for letting you know about this movie night on the water. 🎥
Madison Mallards: Star Wars Night | Mon., Aug. 1 | The Duck Pond, 2920 N. Sherman Ave. | Gates open at 5:35 p.m., game starts at 6:35 p.m. | $13+ | Travel to a galaxy far far away with Star Wars trivia, character appearances + themed jerseys for auction. ⭐ *
The Mark Croft Band | Tues., Aug. 2 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Winnequah Park Gazebo, Nichols Rd & near Winnequah Rd., Monona | Free | Local music, food trucks, and the Traveling Biergarten. 🎸
Concerts on the Square | Wed., Aug. 3 | 7 p.m. | Capitol Square | Free | Join the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra for their final concert of the summer with guest and double bassist Xavier Foley. 🎻
Pizza Night with Origin Breads | Wed., Aug. 3 | 5-8 p.m. | Giant Jones Brewing Company, 931 E. Main St. | Free+ | Pre-order your pizza for pickup at Giant Jones Brewing Co. accompanied by local brews.
Sunset Paddle | Thurs., Aug. 4 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Rutabaga Paddle Sports, 220 W. Broadway | $35 | Get out on the water and experience some of the best sunsets Madison has to offer.
Sugar Maple Music Festival | Fri., Aug. 5-Sat., Aug. 6 | 5-10:30 p.m. | W.G. Lunney Lake Farm County Park, 4330 Libby Rd. | $35 | A two-day celebration of traditional music and dance. 🍁
We have amonthly guide filled with events + activities you can plan for in advance. Click the button below to bookmark ideas for upcoming date nights, family outings, and time with friends.
Channel 3000, in partnership with Boys and Girls Clubs of Dane County, will host its Back to School Drive on Fri., Aug 5. Local partners will host events surrounding the drive, like Wingra Boats’ “Music on the Water” from 6-9 p.m. (Channel 3000)
Milwaukee-based Wheel & Sprocket opened its second location in the area, adding a new Fitchburg store to the existing Middleton store. The bicycle retailer sells major brands + e-bikes, and includes a repair shop. (Madison.com)
The Cardinal Bar may be getting new life as a Latin jazz + electronica club. Five partners from the local bar and events scene have taken interest in reviving the community hub, which could reopen as soon as October. (Madison.com)
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources reminds Madisonians to boat sober while you soak up those last rays of sun before the long winter. Don’t forget a stylish life jacket, either. (WKOW)
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