Waukesha Janboree

34th annual Waukesha Janboree

The dates for the 34th annual Waukesha Janboree have been announced: January 25, 26, & 27, 2019! 

Bring the family and enjoy more than 35 events throughout Waukesha all weekend long…. Most are FREE!

From families, to adults, to children, there’s fun for everyone. Get to the Waukesha JanBoree and check out the carnival!

friday at the waukesha janboree

Kick-off your family’s weekend fun with the Waukesah Janboree!
Friday, January 25, 2019

Opening Ceremonies

  • There will be live broadcasts from Today’s TMJ4

Ice Sculpting Demo

Arctic Avalanche

JanBoree Beer Garden

Carnival of Curiosities

Fireworks Extravaganza

  • 8:00 pm
  • Lowell Park

Saturday at the waukesha janboree

Sunday at the Waukesha Janboree

Find so much winter fun on the final day of the carnival!
Sunday, January 27, 2019

Head to the Planetarium for “Cosmic Colors”

“Discover why the sky is blue, Mars is red and why things appear the colors they do. Step into the invisible universe to investigate the electromagnetic energy all around us, from the infrared light of a roaring fire, to the X-rays emitted by a black hole. 

Shows are every half hour and run 20 minutes. Last show is at 3:30 pm.”

Ice Fishing Clinic, Minooka Park

“Free park entry all day!

Join the Muskellunge Club of Wisconsin for this hands-on ice fishing clinic! You will learn the skills and ethics of fishing. Equipment and bait will be provided. This clinic is on-going; stop by anytime 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.”

Friends of Retzer Nature Center Nature Carnival

Winter Wildlife Hike departing at 10:30 am, Noon, 1:30 pm & 3:00 pm

Family Carnival

“Celebrate diversity while having fun at our inclusive event.  Play games, make and take rhythm sticks and shakers, create music, watch theater, participate in a wheelchair obstacle course and play progressive tennis.  

Activities made possible through:  WPRF, ACAP, Broadscope, Easter Seals and Giggly Hugs Child Care”

Horse Drawn Wagon Rides, Minooka Park 

“Enjoy a scenic horse-drawn wagon ride around Waukesha County’s Minooka Park. Sponsored by Town Bank.”

Alaskan Malamute Dog Pull Event, Minooka Park

“Check out an official Alaskan Malamute Club of Wisconsin Dog Pull in Waukesha County’s Minooka Park – Picnic Area 3. Watch an open competition of dogs pulling up to 3,000 pounds on a wheeled cart. Snow is not needed for this event.

Brought to you by:  Waukesha County Park System – Major Partner & Alaskan Malamute Club of Wisconsin”

Arctic Avalanche

Ride the 350 foot lighted toboggan run!

“Carnival of Animals” Family Concert 

“Lions, kangaroos and pianists, Oh My! Enjoy Saint-Saens’ THE CARNIVAL OF THE ANIMALS performed by the Wisconsin Philharmonic and guest pianist at St. Luke’s Lutheran in Waukesha. 

An array of activities for families will be happening beforehand, including an instrument petting zoo. 

2:00 pm – Instrument Petting Zoo
3:00 pm – Concert

Price: $10 Adults, kids are free!

Cookies and cider will be provided after the concert.”

Indoor Ice Skating, Nagawaukee Park Ice Arena

“Bring your family and friends to Waukesha County’s Naga-Waukee Ice Arena for FREE public skating! Limited skate rentals ($2.50/pair) or bring your own! 

For more information, please call Naga-Waukee Park Ice Arena at (262) 646-7072.

Brought to you by:  Waukesha County Park System – Major Partner”

Candlelight Hike & Beer Garden

“Join Delafield Brewhaus in the enclosed shelter at Picnic Area 3, while taking in Minooka Park’s winter beauty. Keep warm by the campfire and enjoy a self-guided candlelight hike. Chili and beverages available for purchase.

Brought to you by: Waukesha County Park System – Major Partner & Delafield Brewhaus”