Family Day


Family Day Returns in 2023!  First 250 kids through the Festival Foods Main Gate on Sunday, June 11th starting at 11am receive a free gift from Walleye Weekend!


There will be a Sword in the Stone Photo Op, Bubble Mania, and Face Painting on Imagination Island (Fountain Island), a Fondy Football Challenge, a Fond du Lac Dock Spiders Weaver appearance, Wisconsin Herd & Pointer appearance, Prizes & Ticket Giveaways, Balloon Animals & so much more to go along with the Burke Scavenger Hunt, 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 44 beds for the 44th 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.

Interested in volunteering?  Choose a day that works best for you, your family, or your friends, click the link, then choose a 30 minute time slot to complete a bed. Families, couples, or groups of 2-5 people are encouraged to sign up!


Friday, June 9th        3:00 pm – 6:00 pm (CLICK HERE to sign up for Friday)
Saturday, June 10th   10:00 am – 6:00 pm
(CLICK HERE to sign up for Saturday)
Sunday , June 11th      11:00 pm – 4:00 pm
(CLICK HERE to sign up for Sunday)


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Echoes of Camp Randal Marching Band

Join Echoes of Camp Randal Marching Band from UW Madison on Mercury Marine Family Day for a 30-minute showcase march through the park leading up to the Closing Ceremony.


Time: Sunday June 11th 12:00pm start time

Location: Promen Drive

Family Day Bike Ride

Explore Walleye Weekend on Family Day by bike with a 0.4 mile Little Riders Route or a 2.5 mile Family Route. Rides Start at Denveu Shelter at 9:30 am


Register in advance at Fond du Lac Cyclery, Day of at Walleye Weekend, or online.


For online registration click here


$5 Per Person or $10 Per Family


Proceeds benefit Fond du Lac Area Women’s Fund and Boys and United Way of Fond du Lac.


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Sunday Bean Bag Tournament (Family – Friendly)

For Family Day, we’ve added a brand new Family – Friendly Bean Bag Tournament to this year’s schedule.  This event is for 2-person teams with one adult and one child and will be split into 3 separate groupings, based on skill.  There are lots of winners with this new format.


For registration and more information click here


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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 11th.  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 ’23 are eligible to sign-up.  Limited spots available.

Sunday, June 11th  10am – 2pm (by grade level, see below)

  • 1st/2nd grade 10am – 11am (Awards to follow)
  • 3rd/4th grade 11am – 12pm (Awards to follow)
  • 5th/6th grade 12pm – 1pm (Awards to follow)
  • 7th/8th grade 1pm – 2pm (Awards to follow)

For registration and more information, CLICK HERE


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