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Waukesha JanBoree is called “Wisconsin’s Premier Winter Festival” and runs the last weekend of January every year. This year, it’s “Game On!” for the 34th annual JanBoree from Friday, January 25th through Sunday, January 27th.
JanBoree includes over 35 events throughout Waukesha, most of which are free. Events include disc golf, hockey, bocce ball, trivia and ComedySportz performances, a “Cosmic Colors” planetarium show, a variety of games, and more!
Opening Ceremonies are held Friday from 4-9pm at Waukesha’s Lowell Park, complete with fireworks. Details on this and other events below.
Events are held at various locations around the city, including Lowell Park, Minooka Park, the Waukesha Transit Center downtown, North High School, and more. See event pages here for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday for specifics and maps.
Friday, 4pm – 9pm: Opening Ceremonies:
Local TV station WTMJ (TODAY’S TMJ4) will broadcast live all afternoon as JanBoree opens. A favorite Wisconsin meteorlogist, Brian Gotter, will be there. Meanwhile, enjoy and celebrate winter by sliding down hills on a zipfy sled, take in the glow trail (4:30 to 7:30 pm), toboggan the hill or the 350’ lighted toboggan run. There’s broom ball and ice skating too. Warm up by the fire, dance to the sounds of the DJ, and check out a new activity this year: Glow Frisbee Golf!
Educators Credit Union will be on hand with FREE hot chocolate and popcorn. Texas Roadhouse will be serving up their famous chili and Toppers Pizza will be on hand with hot slices, at a nominal cost.
Check out the Ice Sculpting Demo at Lowell Park from 4pm – 6:30pm (weather permitting, it’s supposed to be fairly mild.)
Or check out the Put Me In Coach – ComedySportz Show at Waukesha North High School (2222 Michigan Street), with family-friendly improv comedy shows that last 30 minutes and start at 5:45 and 7pm!
A fireworks extravaganza tops it all off Friday night at 8pm at Lowell Park.
On Saturday, check out trolley rides, a pancake breakfast that you can burn off with the Frosty 5K Walk/Run at Frame Park, geocaching, ice sculpting, Frozen FootGolf & S’Moorball at Moor Downs, Ice Bocce Ball, a penguin egg hunt, and plenty more all day!
Sunday features the “Dinosaurs Alive” Planetarium Show, an ice fishing clinic, horse-drawn wagon rides, or the Alaskan Malamute Dog Pull at Minooka Park, and of course the Arctic Avalanche and family ice skating continues.
Get all the details at the main JanBoree website. Waukesha can be a tricky city to navigate, but getting to it is easy. Follow U.S. 18, Highway 59, or Highway 164 to get there. I-94 and Highway 16 also bring you close to the city and all the fun JanBoree events.