Monona Community Festival


Q. Where can I park?
A. There are a few public parking lots near Winnequah Park, but most find free street parking close to the festival.
Check out this parking map!


Q. Do I have to pay for parking?
A. No – all parking is either on the street or in a free public lot.


Q. Do any vendors take credit cards?
A. Yes! The Beer Tent, Hole-In-One, and many of the Art Fair vendors take credit cards. But there are also ATMs available at the park if you want to pay with cash.


Q. Are there ATMs available?
A. Yes. View the activities map.


Q. What happens if it rains?
A. The festival goes on rain or shine, but the fireworks or other events may be canceled in the event of severe weather, check our Facebook or Twitter for up to date information.


Q. Where is the Wife Carrying Competition / carnival / beer tent?
A. View the activities map!


Q. When do the fireworks start?
A. 9:20pm!


Q. Where does the money from the festival go?
A. Other than the operating budget, all the profits go back into the community in many ways. Over the years the Monona Festival Committee has donated significant funds to various sources, including:

  • Monona Police & Fire Departments
  • Monona Public Library Building Fund
  • Monona Dream Park, Winnequah Park Gazebo & Monona Parks Dept donations
  • Construction of the Children’s Pool at the Monona Public Pool
  • Annual scholarship to Monona Grove High School & donations to area high school booster clubs
  • Annual donation to the Monona Senior Center


Q. Does the festival recycle any of the trash after the festival?
A. Yes! In fact, we partner with local Boy Scout troops who sweep the park grounds after the festival and then separate out recyclables from the trash. We are happy to make a yearly donation to these hardworking young men – see just how much they do in the pictures below!

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