Bucky on Parade Finale Party

You’ve never seen Bucky, or a party, like this before!

Saturday, September 29
6:00–11:30 PM
Kohl Center, 601 W Dayton St, Madison
Tickets: $125 per person

All summer, Bucky on Parade has marched into the hearts of thousands of people in Madison and beyond. Now it’s time to celebrate with the biggest, boldest Badger party of the year, dare we say decade?! What’s a Badger party without the Spirit Squad, UW Marching Band, MadHatters, great food, Babcock Hall ice cream… and of course, Bucky Badger himself?

Best of all, here’s your opportunity to take home your very own Bucky on Parade statue – 30 of the one-of-a-kind statues will be on display that night for all to enjoy and also up for auction. To top things off, one special statue will be raffled off—buy a golden ticket for your chance to win the Golden Bucky!

After the thrill of the auction, dance the night away with the Joe Hite Orchestra at an after party like none other.

And it’s all for a good cause—event proceeds benefit Garding Against Cancer, the Madison Area Sports Commission and other community charities.

Wear your best red attire and get ready to party with Bucky and his statue friends!

Tickets for this once-in-a-lifetime Bucky on Parade Finale Party are $125 per person.


Browse the 30 Bucky statues that will be present at the event and up for auction. 20 of the statues will be auctioned off live at the Finale Party and 10 will be available through an online auction.

We’ll be selling golden raffle tickets for your chance to win the Golden Bucky! One for $50, and three for $100.


Looking for an exciting way to impress your employees or clients? Invite them to the best Badger party in the city! To learn more about sponsoring the Finale Party and attending a private meet & greet with Greg and Michelle Gard, visit buckyonparade.com/sponsorship.

The event is produced by the Madison Area Sports Commission, with support from the Greater Madison Convention & Visitors Bureau. Event proceeds will support Garding Against Cancer, the Madison Area Sports Commission and other community charities.

Garding against Cancer was founded in 2016 by University of Wisconsin basketball head coach, Greg Gard, and his wife Michelle as a way to honor Greg’s father who passed away in 2015 after battling brain cancer. Garding Against Cancer supports cancer research and patient care around the state of Wisconsin.

MASC is Greater Madison’s official sports marketing organization with the goal of growing our sports destination. We bring sporting events like Ironman, CrossFit Games and the WIAA high school state championship to the Madison area which has a positive impact on sports tourism and the regional economy.