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Community events: parades, festivals, food drives

Williamson Street Store

November 28, 2023

Stop by and say hello at these upcoming community events! St. Vinny’s Thrift Stores will be at these fall festivals, community parades, block parties, and food drives. See you there!


Syttende Mai

Stoughton’s Syttende Mai festival is a weekend-long celebration of Norwegian heritage featuring fun activities and cultural experience for the whole family. Come join May 17 – May 19, 2024, for three days of parades, amazing food, and drink, arts and music, athletic competitions, and kids’ activities steeped in centuries of Norwegian culture. St. Vinny’s Stoughton will be participating in the parade on Sunday, May 19 from 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm. Come check it out for a special treat!

Walking in a Willy Wonderland

Escape the cold by warming up in local businesses in the Willy Street Neighborhood. Take a stroll and enjoy late shopping hours, special sales, and treats while supporting local businesses!

We will be open until 8 p.m. with our participating neighbors on Saturday, December 9! Stop by and say hello!

Mad Kidney Fest

Indulge in a week of nourishing, local and kidney-friendly dining, October 9-15, 2023! Throughout the Madison area, local restaurants have curated special menus in collaboration with a knowledgeable kidney dietitian. These delectable options cater to individuals undergoing dialysis, those with kidney disease, as well as people managing high blood pressure and diabetes.

The celebratory week aims to: improve access to restaurant food for folks receiving dialysis care, support local businesses, promote education about kidney health and disease, and enjoy food, music and movement together. Proceeds from participating restaurants and community donations will support the St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry, specifically their program providing renal-diet friendly foods to patients on dialysis.

Willy Street Fair

Join Madison’s longest-running neighborhood gathering in the eclectic Willy Street neighborhood. Five stages of entertainment and 150 vendors will keep the good vibes flowing. We will be there with St. Vinny’s swag, prizes, program information, and more! Stop by our booth on Sunday, and say hello!

  • September 17th, 10 am- 6:30 pm
  • Parade starts at 11 am


We “Wauna” see you at the Annual WaunaFest Parade in the only Waunakee in the World! We will be lined up and ready to rock around the block from 11 am to about 12:30 pm. We will be handing out goodies as usual and it would make our day to see you there!

  • July 30th, 11:30- 12:30 pm
  • Parade route:

Sweet Corn Festival

Give St. Vinny’s Thrift Store

  • August 16th, 6:00 pm
  • Parade route: Official route starts at “Interior by JW” on Main Street and finishes at the Market and Linnerud – ish. (halfway down)

Rock the Block

Help us fulfill our mission of serving our neighbors in need and have a little fun this summer! Attend Hausmann Group’s Rock the Block, a family-friendly event, on August 5th! The party will include live music, a dunk tank, a balloon artist, a 50/50 raffle, sports games, inflatable obstacle courses, and unlimited food and drinks. Proceeds will support our programs and the Children’s Theater of Madison.

  • August 5th @ 675 W. Washington Avenue
  • Purchase tickets here:


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November 28, 2023

Williamson Street Store
1309 Williamson Street
Madison, WI 53703


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