We know how to throw a party! We’ve been doing this since 1809….there is ALWAYS something to do when you come to Madison. There are home tours, music events, garden tours, holiday events, arts/crafts shows, 5Ks, car shows, food & wine tastings – just to name a few.

Our largest events include RiverRoots Music and Folk Arts Festival, Madison Regatta, Madison Ribberfest BBQ & Blues, Madison Chautauqua Festival of Art, Soup, Stew, Chili & Brew Festival and Nights Before Christmas Candlelight Tour of Homes.

 

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July 2017

Fourth Friday Downtown

July 28 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Main Street, Madison, IN 47250 United States + Google Map

Participating stores have extended hours, music, fun. 5pm-8/9pm

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Indiana Artisan Weekend

July 29 - July 30

11am-5pm.  Tour all seven Southeast Indiana Wineries, food and wine pairings.  Featuring at least two local crafts or Artisans are at each winery.

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Free

Movies in the Park

July 29 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Bicentennial Park, 106 West Vaughn Dr.
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Free movie in Bicentennial Park. Movie to be announced.

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August 2017
Free

Music in the Park

August 11 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Broadway Fountain, Madison, IN 47250 United States + Google Map

Local and regional bands rock out downtown Madison's historic district! Local food vendors and family friendly atmosphere. 5pm-9pm Bring your lawn chair!

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$5 - $12

Behind the Scenes Tour

August 12 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Lanier Mansion, 601 West 1st Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Exclusive look into all the nooks & crannies.  Tour goers should be prepared to climb stairs & walk on uneven surfaces.  $12 adults, $10 seniors, $5 children, 812-273-0556

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Music at the Mansion

August 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lanier Mansion, 601 West 1st Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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The Lick Creek Band from Paoli, Indiana play "eclectic acoustic music."  Sixties, rock, pop tunes and jazz standard. Bring a picnic, bring a chair, bring a friend!

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Free

Movies in the Park

August 12 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Bicentennial Park, 106 West Vaughn Dr.
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Free movie in Bicentennial Park. Movie to be announced.

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Madison RibberFest BBQ & Blues

August 18 - August 19
Bicentennial Park, 106 West Vaughn Dr.
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Madison's Indiana State Barbecue Cook-off held along the Riverfront. Music, food, races, boat rides. Fun for the entire family. 800-559-2956 or 812-265-2956. Annual Event www.madisonribberfest.com

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Free

Architectural Walking Tour

August 19 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Broadway Fountain, Madison, IN 47250 United States + Google Map

Guided walking tour begins begins & ends at Broadway Fountain, 10am-12pm. HMI- 812-265-2967, donations accepted.

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Free

Neavill’s Grove “Old Settlers Meeting”

August 25 - August 27

Old Settler's Meeting has been held annually on the last Saturday in August since 1885. Antique machinery display, good food, entertainment and fellowship. NO ALCOHOL  and free admission. Deputy Pike, Smyrna Township. 812-866-2891 or 812-701-5834.

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Fourth Friday Downtown

August 25 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Main Street, Madison, IN 47250 United States + Google Map

Participating stores have extended hours, music, fun. 5pm-8/9pm

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September 2017
Free

Chelsea Jubilee

September 1 - September 2
Saluda Township Park, Highway 62
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Indiana's oldest continuous festival. A Harvest Festival giving thanks to the Creator for his many blessings. Music, tractor parade, games, arts/crafts, flea market, food, fun.  Saluda Township Park, Hwy 62.  812-866-4178

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Rockin’ on the River

September 2 @ 10:00 am
Madison Riverfront, Madison, IN 47250 United States + Google Map

Car show & concert charity event. 10am-12pm  812-265-4133

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FREE

Canaan Fall Festival and Pony Express Mail Run

September 8 - September 9
Canaan Restoration Council, Main Street
Canaan, IN 47224 United States
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51st Pony express mail run between Canaan and Madison.  Food, stage entertainment, kid's games, exhibits , flea market, arts/crafts.   Admission Free. Friday - 3pm - 10pm; Saturday 8am-10:00pm.  

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Free

Music in the Park

September 8 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Broadway Fountain, N. Broadway Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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  Local and regional bands rock out downtown Madison's historic district! Local food vendors and family friendly atmosphere. 5pm-9pm Bring your lawn chair!    

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$5 - $12

Behind the Scenes Tour

September 9 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Lanier Mansion, 601 West 1st Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Exclusive look into all the nooks & crannies.  Tour goers should be prepared to climb stairs & walk on uneven surfaces.  $12 adults, $10 seniors, $5 children (3-17), 812-273-0556 There will not be a standard 4 p.m. tour.

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donation

Music at the Mansion

September 9 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Lanier Mansion, 601 West 1st Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Zercussion. Light jazz. Bring a picnic, bring a chair, bring a friend!

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Free

Architectural Walking Tour

September 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Broadway Fountain, Madison, IN 47250 United States + Google Map

Guided walking tour begins begins & ends at Broadway Fountain, 10am-12pm. HMI- 812-265-2967, donations accepted.

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Hispanic Cultural Awareness Day

September 16 @ 4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Broadway Fountain, Madison, IN 47250 United States + Google Map

Cultural appreciation of Hispanic traditions w/food, dance, and music from various Latin American Countries. Broadway Fountain, 4:00-8:30 pm. 812- 701-2821

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$7 - $15

Lanier/Madison Ghost Walk

September 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Lanier Mansion, 601 West 1st Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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The first stop on the walk will be the Lanier Mansion itself.  A costumed guide will take guests throughout the house, including its eerie basement, and recount stories about spirits that many believe inhabit the home. Then, the group will take to the nearby streets of downtown Madison and stop outside three other locations that are rumored to be haunted. Guests should be prepared to go up and down stairs and walk on uneven surfaces around downtown Madison. Tickets for the…

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Free

Fourth Friday Downtown

September 22 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Main Street, Madison, IN 47250 United States + Google Map

Participating stores have extended hours, music, fun. 5pm-8/9pm

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Free

Movies in the Park

September 22 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Bicentennial Park, 106 West Vaughn Dr.
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Free movie in Bicentennial Park. Movie to be announced.

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FREE

5 to the 5 Vintage Hydros Presents Madison Vintage Thunder

September 23 - September 24
Madison Riverfront, Madison, IN 47250 United States + Google Map

Vintage race boat event to be held on the Ohio River. A family friendly event. See 30-50 vintage hydroplanes all of varying sizes and power.  10am-5pm both days. Free admission!

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$7 - $15

Lanier/Madison Ghost Walk

September 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Lanier Mansion, 601 West 1st Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Reservations required. The first stop on the walk will be the Lanier Mansion itself.  A costumed guide will take guests throughout the house, including its eerie basement, and recount stories about spirits that many believe inhabit the home. Then, the group will take to the nearby streets of downtown Madison and stop outside three other locations that are rumored to be haunted. Guests should be prepared to go up and down stairs and walk on uneven surfaces around downtown Madison. Tickets…

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FREE

Fall Old Court Days

September 29 - October 1
Jefferson County Courthouse, 300 East Main Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Unique handmade items, crafts, antiques, collectibles and delicious food selections around the courthouse square, Jefferson & Second St. and the city parking lot. All proceeds go back to the community. Free admission.  Saturday Fish Fry at Fairplay Fire Co. Sponsored by the Madison Pilot Club, 812-493-2024. Fri 11am-6pm Sat - 9am-6pm Sun 10am-4pm

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FREE

Madison Chautauqua Festival of Art

September 30 - October 1
Historic Downtown, Main Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Enjoy Southern Indiana's premier outdoor juried fine arts & crafts show featuring artists & craftsmen from across the nation. Riverfront food fest, entertainment, and children's activity tent. Historic neighborhood between Broadway & Vine Streets and along Ohio Riverfront. 10-5 p.m. Sat (9/30) & Sun (10/1). Free admission. 800-559-2956/812-265-2956.  Annual Event www.madisonchautauqua.com

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Free

Harvest Celebration Festival

September 30 - October 1
Lanthier Winery, 123 Mill Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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10am-6pm daily.  A grand gathering of artists and crafters showcased in the winery's beautiful gardens.  Enjoy wine tasting, garden tours, live music, strolling the outdoor galleries.

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Donation

Madison Municipal Airport Fly-In | Aviation Day

September 30 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Madison Municipal Airport, 3919 West Ims Lane
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Celebrate Aviation Day at the Madison Municipal Airport! Fly-In's, Open House and static aircraft displays and exhibitors. Food concessions. 10am-5pm Rain date 10/1/17

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$7 - $15

Lanier/Madison Ghost Walk

September 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Lanier Mansion, 601 West 1st Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
+ Google Map

The first stop on the walk will be the Lanier Mansion itself.  A costumed guide will take guests throughout the house, including its eerie basement, and recount stories about spirits that many believe inhabit the home. Then, the group will take to the nearby streets of downtown Madison and stop outside three other locations that are rumored to be haunted. Guests should be prepared to go up and down stairs and walk on uneven surfaces around downtown Madison. Tickets for the…

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October 2017

Madison Chautauqua Festival of Art

October 1 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Historic Downtown, Main Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Enjoy Southern Indiana's premier outdoor juried fine arts & crafts show featuring artists & craftsmen from across the nation. Riverfront food fest, entertainment, and children's activity tent. Historic neighborhood between Broadway & Vine Streets and along Ohio Riverfront. 10-5 p.m. Sat(9/30) & Sun (10/1) Free admission. 800-559-2956/812-265-2956.  Annual Event www.madisonchautauqua.com

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Free

Movies in the Park

October 6 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Bicentennial Park, 106 West Vaughn Dr.
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Free Movie in Bicentennial Park. Movie to be announced.

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$10

Madison Main Street Downtown Loft Tour

October 7 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Main Street, Madison, IN 47250 United States + Google Map

Enjoy a self-guided tour of downtown loft spaces in varying stages of development. For more info 812-493-4984

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Free

Hunter’s Moon Celebration

October 14 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Lanthier Winery, 123 Mill Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Fall gardening and plant give away.  The big bulb drop and fall divide mix.

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FREE

Soup, Stew, Chili & Brew

October 14 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Main Street, Madison, IN 47250 United States + Google Map

On Madison's Main Street. The event features music, food, fun activities, live music and shopping and all the great tastes of fall!  11am to 5pm. Call 812-265-3135. Sponsored by the Madison Area Chamber of Commerce. Free admission. Tickets available for tasting & games. Family Friendly!

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$5 - $12

Behind the Scenes Tour

October 14 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Lanier Mansion, 601 West 1st Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
+ Google Map

Exclusive look into all the nooks & crannies.  Tour goers should be prepared to climb stairs & walk on uneven surfaces.  $12 adults, $10 seniors, $5 children (3-17), 812-273-0556 There will not be a standard 4 p.m. tour.

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$15

Belle of Louisville Visit

October 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Moonlight cruise on the Belle. ONLY 100 TICKETS LEFT, CALL TODAY TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT 502-574-2992 7pm-8:30pm, boarding at 6:30pm. $15/ adults and seniors $10/child ages 4-12  

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$10.

Night Spirits

October 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lanier Mansion, 601 West 1st Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Reservations recommended. Costumed actors portray"spirits" dramatically telling true, 19th century stories of disastrous events in the beautiful Lanier Mansion. $10 in advance, $12 at the door, $5 for children under 18 in advance, $7 at the door. 812-273-0556   Last tour begins at 9:00pm.

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Free

Architectural Walking Tour

October 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Broadway Fountain, N. Broadway Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Guided walking tour begins begins & ends at Broadway Fountain, 10am-12pm. HMI- 812-265-2967, donations accepted.

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$7 - $15

Lanier/Madison Ghost Walk

October 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Lanier Mansion, 601 West 1st Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
+ Google Map

The first stop on the walk will be the Lanier Mansion itself.  A costumed guide will recount some of the ghost tales related to Lanier as the guests walk throughout the home, including its eerie basement.  Then, the group will take to the streets of downtown Madison and stop outside several locations that are rumored to host paranormal activity. Guests should be prepared to go up and down stairs and walk on uneven surfaces around downtown Madison. Tickets for the…

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French American Line’s Louisiane

October 21 @ 11:15 pm - October 22 @ 6:00 pm

This brand new riverboat will be making a stop in Madison arriving on 10/21/17 and departing on 10/22/17 at 6pm. Visit subject to change.

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Belle of Louisville Visit

October 23 @ 12:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Time of visit is tentative.

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Free

Fourth Friday Downtown

October 27 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Main Street, Madison, IN 47250 United States + Google Map

Participating stores have extended hours, music, fun. 5pm-8/9pm

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$7 - $15

Lanier/Madison Ghost Walk

October 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Lanier Mansion, 601 West 1st Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Lanier Mansion State Historic Site will conduct ghost walks beginning at 7 p.m. that will start at the Lanier/Madison Visitor Center.  The first stop on the walk will be the Lanier Mansion itself.  A costumed guide will recount some of the ghost stories related to Lanier as the guests walk throughout the home, including its eerie basement.  Then, the group will take to the streets of downtown Madison and stop outside several locations that are rumored to be haunted. The…

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$7 - $15

Ghost Walk

October 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Lanier Mansion, 601 West 1st Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Lanier Mansion State Historic Site will conduct ghost walks beginning at 7 p.m. that will start at the Lanier/Madison Visitor Center.  The first stop on the walk will be the Lanier Mansion itself.  A costumed guide will recount some of the ghost stories related to Lanier as the guests walk throughout the home, including its eerie basement.  Then, the group will take to the streets of downtown Madison and stop outside several locations that are rumored to be haunted. The…

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Free

Red, White and Boo!

October 31 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Brown Gym, 100 Broadway St
Madison, 47250 United States
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Free, safe community Halloween Party. Treat bags, games and activities for kids of all ages.

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November 2017

Indiana Wine Trail Fall Haul

November 4 - November 5

11am-5pm.  Tour all seven Southeast Indiana Wineries, food and wine pairings.

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Free

Downtown Holiday Open House

November 10 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Main Street, Madison, IN 47250 United States + Google Map

Main Street's Signature Event!  Elaborate holiday displays, new releases of holiday items, special promotions, and goodies for customers.

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Madison Craft Show

November 11 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Madison Armory, 1533 Clifty Dr.
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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9am-3pm  Exhibitors from across Kentuckiana featuring floral, home decor, jewelry, baskets handcrafted items, and primitives at the Madison Armory. For more info 812-273-3756 Lunch and baked good available.

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Deal with the Dealer

November 11 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

9am-6pm at Lumber Mill Antique Mall. Get the best deal in town! Call 812-273-3040 for details.

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Free

Veteran’s Day Parade & Program

November 11 @ 3:00 pm - 6:30 pm

The City of Madison will honor our veterans and active military with a parade on Veteran's Day starting at Vaughn Drive at 3:00 p.m.. Following the parade join for a light meal and program recognizing those who have served and are serving in attendance at Brown Gym. Enjoy songs and dancing from different eras. For more information call (812) 265-4758.

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$5 - $12

Behind the Scenes Tour

November 11 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Lanier Mansion, 601 West 1st Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Exclusive look into all the nooks & crannies.  Tour goers should be prepared to climb stairs & walk on uneven surfaces.  $12 adults, $10 seniors, $5 children(3-17) , 812-273-0556 There will not be a standard 4 p.m. tour.

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Free

Deck the Halls

November 12 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Lanthier Winery, 123 Mill Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Learn the "how to" of holiday splendor and tree trimming during this interactive event.  Pre-release holiday wine access.

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Free

Deck the Halls

November 19 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Lanthier Winery, 123 Mill Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Learn the "how to" of holiday splendor and tree trimming during this interactive event.  Pre-release holiday wine access.

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$20

Nights Before Christmas Candlelight Tour of Homes

November 24 - November 25
Historic Downtown, Main Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Fridays 5-9pm and Saturdays 3-9pm.  Celebrate the Christmas season while touring public sites and historic private homes. Adult tickets $20, children (5-12) $5.  Sponsored by the Visit Madison, 800/559-2956 or 812/265-2956.

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Nights Great Cookie Caper

November 24 - November 25
Madison Visitor’s Center, 601 W. First Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Fridays and Saturdays tour weekends, at the Visitors Cener, times TBD Purchase homemade cookies and treats.  All proceeds benefit local charity.

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Free

Festival of Trees & Host of Angels

November 24 - December 24
Lanthier Winery, 123 Mill Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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10am-6pm November 24 - December 24; extended hours until 8pm during Thanksgiving weekend and first weekend of December. A forest of glittering, gleaming trees.  Children must be accompanied by adult.  Midwest's largest private collection of angels.

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Free

Fourth Friday Downtown

November 24 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Main Street, Madison, IN 47250 United States + Google Map

Participating stores have extended hours, music, fun. 5pm-8/9pm

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December 2017

Nights Great Cookie Caper

December 1 - December 2
Madison Visitor’s Center, 601 W. First Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Fridays and Saturdays tour weekends at the Visitors Center.  Time TBD.   Purchase homemade cookies and treats.  All proceeds benefit local charity.

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$20

Nights Before Christmas Candlelight Tour of Homes

December 1 - December 2
Historic Downtown, Main Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Fridays 5-9pm and Saturdays 3pm-9pm.  Celebrate the Christmas season while touring public sites and historic private homes. Adult tickets $20, children (5-12) $5. Sponsored by the VisitMadison, Inc., 800/559-2956 or 812/265-2956.

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Free

7th Annual Christmas Craft Show

December 2 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Brown Gym, 100 Broadway St
Madison, 47250 United States
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Annual Christmas show featuring hand-crafted decorations and gifts, plus food and a live music performance by Madison Community Band featuring Christmas music. For more info 812-265-4758.

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Free

A Very Merry Madison Christmas Parade

December 2 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Main Street, Madison, IN 47250 United States + Google Map

Annual Christmas parade.  Downtown Madison begins at Jefferson, ends at Mill Street.

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Free

Sugarplum Celebration

December 9 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Lanthier Winery, 123 Mill Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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12pm-2pm  A "sweet holiday vision" dancing with complimentary samples of fudge, cookies, candies and sugarplums.  Families welcome.

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$5 - $12

Behind the Scenes Tour

December 9 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Lanier Mansion, 601 West 1st Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
+ Google Map

Exclusive look into all the nooks & crannies.  Tour goers should be prepared to climb stairs & walk on uneven surfaces.  $12 adults, $10 seniors, $5 children (3-17), 812-273-0556 There will not be a standard 4 p.m. tour.

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