Family Day Returns in 2024!  First 250 kids (12 and under) through the Festival Foods Main Gate on Sunday, June 9th starting at 11am receive a free gift from Walleye Weekend!


There will be  Face Painting on Imagination Island (Fountain Island), a Fondy Football Challenge, a Fond du Lac Dock Spiders Weaver appearance, Prizes & Ticket Giveaways, Balloon Animals & so much more to go along with the Wild World of Animals show, Pier Pups jumping dogs, Family Fishing Tournament, and FamilyLand activities.



Sleep In Heavenly Peace Bed Build


Come help Sleep in Heavenly Peace build 45 beds for the 45th Annual Walleye Weekend! Sleep in Heavenly Peace’s goal is to provide beds for children in the community who may not have one by building them. This year, Sleep In Heavenly Peace invites you and your family to join them in their mission and give the gift of a good night’s sleep to children in your community. Participation includes sanding and assembling headboards with some power tool use required. Safety materials and tools provided. Children must be 10+ to use power tools.


No need to sign up, just walk up to the SHP tent, sign a waiver, and get started!


If you are a previous SHP volunteer and would like to guide visiting families through the process, click here


Friday, June 7th: 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Saturday, June 8th: 10:00 am – 5:30 pm

Sunday, June 9th: 11:00 am – 3:30 pm


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Bags & Littles Cornhole Tournament (Family – Friendly)


For Family Day, we’ve bringing back the Family – Friendly Bean Bag Tournament to this year’s schedule. This year, this event will be supported by Big Brothers Big Sisters! There will be an open play portion of the day, a tournament, and plenty of prizes for everyone! For the tournament portion, teams should consist of one “Big” (16 and over) and one “Little” (Under 16). See hours listed below!


Sunday, June 9th:

Open Throw: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Tournament: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm



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Fondy Football Challenge


Join the Fond du Lac Family YMCA, the Fondy Junior Football League (JFL) and Fond du Lac Football in the first ever Fondy Football Challenge at Walleye Weekend on Sunday, June 9th.  Part of Walleye Weekend Family Day, this event is designed to promote the sport of football in our community.  Kids entering 1st – 8th grades in Fall of ’24 are eligible to sign-up.  Limited spots available.

Sunday, June 9th  11:00 am – 4:00 pm (by grade level, see below)

  • 1st/2nd grade 11:00 am – 12:00 pm (Awards to follow)
  • 3rd/4th grade 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm (Awards to follow)
  • 5th/6th grade 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm (Awards to follow)
  • 7th/8th grade 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm (Awards to follow)




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Family Day Free Train Rides


Come to Walleye Weekend for Free Train Rides on Sunday, June 9th, Mercury Marine Family Day!


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Princess Bubble Party


Coming to Walleye Weekend are two snow sisters! During their performance, they will entertain their audience with dancing, bubble activities, story telling, and enchanting entertainment!


Sunday, June 9th: 11:00 am – 2:30 pm


Come on Saturday, June 8th at the same time for a Snow Sister Sing-A-Long (see above).


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Henna on Imagination Island


New in 2024, Henna comes to Imagination Island. Henna is a reddish dye drawn on skin in beautiful patterns that take about 30 minutes to 1 hour to dry. After that, henna can last up to one week!

Designs start at $5.


Sunday, June 9th: 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm


Also available Saturday, June 8th (10:00 am – 6:00 pm)