Cave of the Mounds offers a variety of events year ’round. From family events like HOLLOWeen to our popular Cave After Dark events for adults, there is something for everyone!
Experience the cave in a way not featured on regular tours – by handheld light only! Learn a bit about the properties of light such as fluorescence, phosphorescence and triboluminescence along the way.
Enhance your Cave Tour by learning even more about Wisconsin geology and Cave of the Mounds! FUN for all ages, these programs are open to the public. Above ground hikes and storytime programs are FREE. For programs with a fee tickets can be purchased in advance online. Tickets may also be purchased in person the day of your visit.
Click on a month below to view the events for that month.
Boy Scout Diggings to Discovery Overnight – Nov. 2 to 3 5PM to 9AM
NOVEMBER 16, 2019
CAVE AFTER DARK – “Underground and Uncorked”: A unique event for adults 21 and older including cheese and wine tasting INSIDE the Cave.
NOVEMBER 28, 2019
Cave of the Mounds is CLOSED for Thanksgiving
DECEMBER 6-8, 2019
CAROLING IN THE CAVE: Experience holiday performances by local groups INSIDE the Cave! This charity event is an intimate concert with limited seating options so reservations are required. READ MORE
DECEMBER 7, 2019
KIDS JINGLE and ROCK: Family event including photos with Santa and holiday music INSIDE the Cave, holiday crafts, snacks and activities in the Visitor Center, Secret Santa shopping and more.
DECEMBER 14, 2019
CAVE AFTER DARK – “UNDERGROUND COCKTAIL LOUNGE”: A unique event for adults 21 and older including specialty cocktail tasting and live “lounge” music INSIDE the Cave with holiday music, tasty treats and cash bar in the Visitor Center.
DECEMBER 24 AND 25, 2019
Cave of the Mounds is CLOSED for Christmas Eve Day and Christmas Day
JANUARY 18, 2020
CAVE AFTER DARK – “40 BELOW BLUES and BREWS”: A unique event for adults 21 and older including beer tasting and live blues music INSIDE the Cave with live blues and cash bar in the Visitor Center.
FEBRUARY 1, 2020
SCANDIHOOVIAN WINTER FESTIVAL – FREE Family Movie, Animal Tracks Snow Hike and More at Cave of the Mounds.
FEBRUARY 15, 2020
CAVE AFTER DARK – “LOVE ON THE ROCKS”: Valentine’s event for couples 21 and older. Romantic, at-your-own-pace candlelit Cave Tour with live music above and below ground. Tasty treats and cash bar in our beautiful Visitor Center. Reservations required.
MARCH 14, 2020
CAVE AFTER DARK – “HOOLEY IN THE HOLLOWS”: A unique event for adults 21 and older celebrating St. Patrick’s Day! Go on an underground “treasure” hunt for beer and wine sample tokens, geodes and gemstone mining bags and enjoy live traditional Irish music!
April 4-5, 2020 GSUSA Overnight 5PM-9AM
APRIL 10-12, 2020
GLOW QUEST UNDERGROUND EGGSTRAVAGANZA at CAVE OF THE MOUNDS – National Natural Landmark, Blue Mounds. A special family event. Walk through a passage INSIDE the Cave called “The Meanders” which will be filled with OVER 300 GLOWING EGGS! See if you can find all of the special glowing bunny eggs!
April 25, 2020 GSUSA Caves ROCK Program Event Day 10AM-2PM
April 26, 2020 GSUSA Naturalist Program Event Day 10AM-2PM
May 2, 2020 BSA Geology Merit Program Event Day 10AM-2PM
JUNE 20, 2020
CAVE AFTER DARK – “SUMMER TROLLSTICE”: Celebrate the summer solstice in style featuring food, beverages and live music from Mt. Horeb, the Troll Capital of the World!
JULY DATE TO BE DETERMINED
CAVE AFTER DARK – “SUMMER SOIREE”: Featuring performances by Cycropia Aerial Dance, live music and food and wine tastings in the gardens.
AUGUST 1-4, 2020
DISCOVERY DAYS: Annual family event celebrating the discovery of Cave of the Mounds and featuring special flashlight tours and a variety of above ground activities.
AUGUST 15, 2020
CAVE AFTER DARK – “JUICE JOINT JIVE”: Travel back in time to the 1920s and 30s, sample some distilled spirits and tasty treats and enjoy live swing music!
Girl Scout Fall 2020 Event Days
More information coming soon!