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January 14 @ 8:00 am – January 23 @ 5:00 pm
Celebrate the frosty magic of winter with a mix of family-friendly outdoor and indoor activities at the 37th annual Waukesha JanBoree, Jan. 14-23.
From lumberjack sports to ice sculpting, toboggan rides, a Malamute dog pull, a heated beer garden, and nature hikes, the JanBoree offers an ideal cure for cold-weather cabin fever. Enjoy more than 45 family-friendly activities, almost all free of charge.
Visitors ages 21 and over can imbibe craft beers from Raised Grain Brewing Co. in comfort and style at Lowell Park’s heated Flannel ‘N’ Foam Beer Garden, 5-9pm Jan. 14 and 3-9pm Jan. 16.
The JanBoree features several canine-friendly activities for owners and their pups:
Bark & Brew Beer Garden at Minooka Park, 4-8pm Jan. 22, provides the perfect spot for dogs and their owners to congregate and sip a cold beverage. The first 100 leashed pups to arrive receive a free bandanna. Take a Sunset/Candlelight Hike with your well-behaved, leashed canine companion in the park.
From 11am-3pm Jan. 22 at Picnic Area 3 in Minooka Park, watch the Alaskan Malamute Club of Wisconsin dogs pull up to a staggering 3,000 pounds on a wheeled cart.
For some old-fashioned winter fun, take a ride on a Timber (toboggan) Slide at Lowell Park. Pre-registration is required for 45-minute time slots 5-7:45pm Jan. 14 and 1-4pm Jan. 15-16 and 22-23.
Learn the eco-friendly art of geocaching (hunting for treasure using latitude and longitude coordinates) at the 18th Annual Geocaching Event, 9-noon Sat., Jan. 22 in the Rotary Building, 1150 Baxter St.
Partake in Ancient Snow Snake Games, an American Indian tradition, from 1-4pm Jan. 22 at Lowell Park.
The Wisconsin Philharmonic presents the Prokofiev children’s classic symphony “Peter and The Wolf” from 2-3pm at St. Luke’s Church, with narration in English and Spanish. Children’s activities will precede the concert from 1-2pm. Admission is $10 for guests 19 and over and free for those under 19.
Be sure to catch the Ice Sculpting Competition in downtown Waukesha. Jan. 23, 10am-2pm.