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Maple Bluff Beach    Burrows Park    Tenney Park    James Madison Park    Edgewater Hotel    UW Memorial Union


Parade Map

Parade Map


Prime Viewing Areas

Please respect park rules, no pets, no alcohol, no glass and please dispose of all trash in the proper containers.


1.) Maple Bluff Beach Park - BIG BAND/CROONER HITS by Buzz Kemper of Audio for the Arts


2.) Burrows Park - CLASSIC ROCK (please bring your portable music for Classic Rock 101.5 FM)


3.) Tenney Park - COUNTRY HITS (please bring your portable music for Star Country 96.3)


4.) James Madison Park - TODAYS HITS (please bring your portable music for Z104 FM)


5.) Edgewater Hotel (Temporarily closed for remodel.)


6.) UW Union Terrace - LIVE JAZZ by Ben Ferris and Friends (local jazz musicians)


Parade Arrival Times (estimate)

7:55 PM - Maple Bluff Beach
8:05 PM - Burrows Park
8:15 PM - Tenney Park
8:35 PM - James Madison Park

8:45 PM - Edgewater Hotel

9:00 PM - UW Union Terrace


IMPORTANT MESSAGE to all Captains Spectating on Lake Mendota:


This area gets very congested, so we kindly request only Parade Boats and Parade Officials be in this area during formation.


We also ask that all spectating Captains help us in our timeliness by staying clear of the parade route.  Feel free to cross the parade route, but please wait until well after our last parade boat has gone by.

Please anchor in front of vacant shoreline areas so you do not block the view of shoreline spectators for the parade and fireworks.

FIREWORKS TIME (9:15 PM - estimate)
In past years, we have experienced a delay in fireworks due to spectators being within 750 feet of Spectrum Pyrotechnics’ fireworks barges.  Due to our unique fireworks display, it is imperative to maintain a 1,500’ diameter of “no man’s land” around each barge (See photo to left).  Please join our Parade Officials in reminding spectators of our Safety Zone to avoid future delay in fireworks.


Please donate now (on our home page) to help pay for fireworks!