Join us for the August Biergarten at San Damiano on Thursday, August 11th from 5:00 to 8:00 pm hosted by the City of Monona Parks and Rec and Friends of San Damiano. You do not want to miss this event! Not only will there be beer, live music, house tours, food trucks, and yard games, but we will be celebrating the City of Monona’s purchase of this amazing property with a ribbon cutting and a Friends of SanDamiano check presentation that the City will use to fund the community engagement and master planning process. All funds raised at this Biergarten event by Friends of San Damiano will be used to support the conservation of the San Damiano property for public use and enjoyment. We look forward to seeing you!
5:00pm – Beer, Food, and House Tours Begin
6:00pm – Live Music Begins – SunSpot
6:40pm – Mayor O’Connor’s Comments, Ribbon Cutting, Friends of Damiano Check Presentation
8:00pm – Biergarten ends
Small Group House Tours
House tours will be provided by Friends of San Damiano volunteers from 5:00 to 8:00. For safety reasons, these are small group tours of 26 people total – space is limited. Due to popular demand, we recommend signing up for the house tours at the Friends of San Damiano table at the event starting at 4:45pm for tours that begin at 5:00, 5:15, 5:30, 6:00, 7:00, and 7:15pm. If you do not secure a tour at the event, there will be more opportunities in September. Please sign up for our newsletter and follow us on social media for updates.
Food and Beer
Several food trucks and a brat/hotdog stand will be available for purchasing food and water.
The beer will be flowing! You may purchase beer tickets for $6 each in advance and redeem your tickets for beers at a will-call area. Purchase beer tickets HERE.
Ribbon Cutting & Check Presentation
The City of Monona Mayor, Mary O’Connor, will provide comments and perform a ribbon cutting to commemorate the historic purchase of the San Damiano property that now provides public access to 10 acres of land and 1,500 feet of Lake Monona frontage. Andy Kitslaar, Friends of San Damiano Board President, will present a $150,000 check to Mayor O’Connor from funds raised by our community to finance the community engagement and master planning process.
Sunspot is a rock band that embodies the spirit of pushing the edge of entertainment and technology while creating big fun rock anthems. This band has won numerous Madison and Wisconsin awards and is sure to get us rockin’! Check out their Facebook page for more information.
What to Bring
Lawn chairs or blankets. Cash for food and beer.
Parking at San Damiano is very limited and will be reserved for handicapped parking. We recommend walking or biking. If you drive, please drop off guests and materials, then park on Winnequah Rd or local streets, and walk to the San Damiano entrance at 4123 Monona Drive.