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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March 2017
Free

Rock’n’ Read Around the Clock!

March 31 @ 6:00 pm - April 1 @ 6:00 pm
Village Lights Bookstore, 110 East Main Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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As part of the NEA's Read Across America campaign, Village Lights will host our annual 24-hour reading marathon and children’s book drive to promote literacy and benefit The Clearinghouse. The marathon will kick off with an aloud reading for kids of The Lorax, by Dr. Seuss. Rock ‘n’ Read has become a Madison favorite. So run, don’t walk, to Village Lights to sign up for one or more 30-minute intervals to sit in a rocking chair in our front window and silently…

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April 2017
$30.00

A Garden Affair

April 1 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Market on Main, 801 West Main St.
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Luncheon at the Old Market on Main with complimentary Mimosa. Live auction. Proceeds benefit the Lanier Mansion Gardens. For more information 812-274-0671

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21st Annual Hot Luck & Fiery Foods Marketplace

April 7 - April 9
Thomas Family Winery, 208 East Second Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Spicy gathering of Chiliheads, Foodies, & Cooks! Taste and trade recipes, buy sauces, salsas & other ingredients. Salsa contest and music. Hot Luck on Friday from 7:00 pm - ?; Spicy Food Marketplace and cooking demonstration Saturday from 12:00 - 6:00 pm; Bagel Brunch Sunday at 10:00 am and 1:00 pm. Sponsored by Big Green Egg. Open to the public.

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$3.00

Eggstravaganza

April 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Lanier Mansion, 601 West 1st Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Children ages 3-10 can enjoy Easter fun with storytelling, historical games, old toys, making a dragon egg, and a visit with the Easter Bunny. Age appropriate Easter egg hunts will take place on the grounds of the Lanier Mansion beginning at 1:00 pm. $3 per child (adults with paid child are free)  

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$5 - $12

Behind the Scenes Tour

April 8 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Lanier Mansion, 601 West 1st Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Lanier Mansion, 4pm.  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

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Spring into the Valley

11am - 5pm  All seven wineries on the Indiana Wine Trail will offer special tastings, food & fun.

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Free

Work Day + Nature Walk at OHC’s Webster Woods Preserve

April 15 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

  Meet at the Pride Super Market in Hanover, caravan to the woods to help get the trail in shape for the season and enjoy a nature hike led by Paul Carmony. Bring your own picnic.  

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$5.00

Bits and Pieces Quilt Show

April 21 - April 22
Jefferson County 4-H Fairgrounds, 3852 Indiana 256
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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10am-5pm daily, 4-H Fairgrounds, 812-273-1223  

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$3.00

Birding Tour of Big Oaks, National Wildlife Refuge

April 21 @ 7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Big Oaks National Wildlife Refuge, 1661 West Jpg Niblo Road
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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  Pack and lunch and your binoculars – it’s time to go birding.

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Free

Earth Day Pedal and Picnic

April 22 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Clifty Falls State Park, 1501 Green Rd.
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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 Earth Day Pedal & Picnic at Clifty Falls State Park A leisurely four mile ride and a group picnic (Bring Your Own picnic) to celebrate Earth Day.

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Free

Poetpalooza 2017

April 28 - April 29
Village Lights Bookstore, 110 East Main Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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A Tri-State Poetry Summit, Friday evening, April 28, through Saturday, April 29th. Village Lights Bookstore will host hourly reading and signings by acclaimed published poets from Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio, including Poets Laureate of Indiana and Kentucky. Friday 5pm-10pm Saturday 10am-10pm

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Fourth Friday Downtown

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

Participating stores have extended hours, music, fun. 5-8/9pm 812-493-4984

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Free

Spring Celebration Festival

April 29 - April 30
Lanthier Winery, 123 Mill Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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11am - 2pm daily at Lanthier Winery. Join Master Gardeners for free garden tours,  workshops, and wine tasting. For more info 812-273-2409

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May 2017
$15.00

Indiana Campfire: Hike + Literature at Hanover College

May 3 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Moderately rugged hike in Happy Valley led by a humanities scholar and a naturalist. Ticket includes meal around a campfire and a beer for those 21 and over. Must RSVP to (317) 258-5217. Space is limited.

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$10.00

The Savannah Sipping Society

May 12 @ 7:00 pm - May 13 @ 9:30 pm

Four women discover lasting friendships and renewed determination to live in the moment in this play presented by the Madison Community Players.  Cheers to strong Southern women! For more info 812-493-3357.  Location for this play is TBA. May 12 & 13 from 7pm-9:30pm  

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Donation

A Royal Occasion Concert: Henry XVIII to Louis XIV

May 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

A Royal Occasion: Chamber Music from the Courts of Henry VIII to Louis XIV.   Les Ordinaires will perform a concert of music from the courts of Henry XVIII through Louis XIV in a program entitled "A Royal Occasion". Set in the elegant grandeur of the Lanier Mansion on Friday, May 12 at 7 p.m.  Audiences can "take off their wigs", sit back, and let Les Ordinaires tantalize the senses, soothe conflicting emotions and uplift spirits in an evening of royal chamber…

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Molly Datillo 5K Run/Walk & Elementary Races

May 13 @ 7:45 am - 10:30 am
Crystal Beach, 400 West Vaughn Drive
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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This event is to honor Molly Dattilo and promote family health. There are five races, a walk, and a bike rally.  Visit www.mollydattilorunwalk.com for details. Walk and Run $20.00, Elementary Races $6 & $12.

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$20.00

Madison in Bloom

May 13 @ 10:00 am - May 14 @ 4:00 pm
The History Center, 615 West First Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Spring garden tour, featuring beautiful and unique private gardens with the historic district. Biennial tour held in odd years. Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 12pm-4pm. $20, 812-265-2335

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$5 - $12

Behind the Scenes Tour

May 13 @ 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

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$7 - $15

Lanier/Madison Ghost Walk

May 13 @ 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.…

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$10.00

The Savannah Sipping Society

May 14 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Four women discover lasting friendships and a renewed determination to live life in the moment. Presented by Madison Community Players. For more info 812-493-3357.   Sunday, May 14 from 1:30-4pm

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RiverRoots Music & Folk Arts Festival

May 19 - May 20
Bicentennial Park, 106 West Vaughn Dr.
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Featuring traditional folk music, storytelling & crafts. Family friendly.  800-559-2956 Visit www.RiverRoots.org for more details and ticket sales.   Weekend Pass Feb 1st- Feb 10th -$20 (Limited quantities) Feb 11th- April 30th -$30 May 1st- May 18th-$35 Day of Show -$40 Day Pass Friday $15 pre-sale, $20 Day of Show Saturday $25 pre-sale, $30 Day of Show Ages 13-16-$5 day,   $10 weekend Kids 12 & under FREE!

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$50

Madtown 5K Mud Climb

May 20 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Madison Visitor’s Center, 601 W. First Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Intense 5K mudder with up to 20 challenging obstacles, 6-16% incline. This course provides obstacles of all kinds along the Heritage Trail and a fun way to challenge yourself while supporting Lide White Boys & Girls Club.  

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$20

Madison in Bloom

May 20 @ 10:00 am - May 21 @ 4:00 pm
The History Center, 615 West First Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Spring garden tour, featuring beautiful and unique private gardens within the historic district. Biennial tour held in odd years. Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 12pm-4pm. $20, 812-265-2335

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Free

Architectural Walking Tour

May 20 @ 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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$7 - $15

Lanier/Madison Ghost Walk

May 20 @ 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

Spring Old Court Days

May 26 - May 28
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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Fourth Friday Downtown

May 26 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Main Street, Madison, IN 47250 United States + Google Map

Participating stores have extended hours, music, fun. 5-8/9pm 812-493-4984

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$20

Riverfront Run Car Show

May 27 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Madison Riverfront, Madison, IN 47250 United States + Google Map

Over 150 trophies, open show, cars, trucks and motorcycles.  Veteran's Memorial service at noon. $20 to register a car.  Food, music & fun! 812-599-6635 8am-4:30pm  Rain or Shine

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Rockin Thunder Jet Boat Rides’ Season Opens!

May 27 @ 11:00 am - 7:00 pm

Cal for details 812-701-1155

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June 2017
Free

Hike the New Trail at Hall-Carmer Wetlands

June 3 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Hike OHC’s New Trail at Hall-Carmer Wetlands National Trail Day is a great excuse to explore our new trail through the wetlands and woods! Hike led by Paul Carmony. Meet at the Dupont Post Office at 9am.

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Free

Tales of Scales, Hands-on-fun!

June 9 @ 11:00 am - June 11 @ 4:00 pm
Clifty Falls State Park, 1501 Green Rd.
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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 Tales of Scales Hands-on fun – Clifty Falls State Park 11-4pm each day. Broaden your appreciation and knowledge for all that scaled in this fun weekend dedicated to reptiles!

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Free

Music in the Park

June 9 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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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Outdoor Women at Big Oaks

June 10 @ 7:45 am - 4:45 pm
Big Oaks National Wildlife Refuge, 1661 West Jpg Niblo Road
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Big Oaks National Wildlife Refuge. Call 812-273-0783. This outdoor learning event just for women offeres multiple classes from which to choose. We recommend your register early as this is a popular event. 7:45 AM to 4:45 PM $35-$70 depending on age and date of registration.

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$5 - $12

Behind the Scenes Tour

June 10 @ 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

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Free

Music at the Mansion

June 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lanier Mansion, 601 West 1st Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Sycamore Community Band, a 65 member all volunteer band from Cincinnati will perform on the Lanier Mansion grounds. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and picnic baskets. This concert, in part, is made possible by the Indiana Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. Donations encouraged.

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Free

Architectural Walking Tour

June 17 @ 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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$35.00

Riverfront Wine, Stein & Barrel

June 17 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bicentennial Park, 106 West Vaughn Dr.
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Fundraiser for the continued beautification of Madison's riverfront. Music, food, select wine, bourbon and beer. 812-265-8324 Tickets are $35/person or $60/couple Pre-sale discount through May 31 $30/person, $50/couple Tables for 10 available for $250

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Fourth Friday Downtown

June 23 @ 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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Madison Regatta

June 30 - July 2
Madison Riverfront, Madison, IN 47250 United States + Google Map

Annual running of the World's fastest Race Boats-racing deck-2-deck at over 200MPH, 4th of July Fireworks display, music, Vintage boat exhibitions,, Limited boat Class Racing, food and much more!  Admission Charged. 812-274-0400. Annual Event www.madisonregatta.com

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free

4th of July Parade

June 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
United States + Google Map

Holiday parade on Main Street.

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July 2017

Jefferson County 4H Fair

July 7 - July 15
Jefferson County 4-H Fairgrounds, 3852 Indiana 256
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Exhibits, music, rides and more.

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American Queen

July 8
Madison Riverfront, Madison, IN 47250 United States + Google Map

This popular riverboat will be docked on Madison's riverfront from 8am-5pm No public tours.

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Free

Take a Kid Fishing

July 8 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Big Oaks National Wildlife Refuge, 1661 West Jpg Niblo Road
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Take a Kid Fishing – Big Oaks NWR Free fishing day at Big Oaks

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$5 - $12

Behind the Scenes Tour

July 8 @ 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

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Donation

Music at The Mansion

July 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lanier Mansion, 601 West 1st Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Small Time Napoleon, "one of the most unique and exciting bands." Jazz (ish), swing with modern (ish) roots. Bring a picnic, bring a chair, bring a friend!

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Free

Music in the Park

July 14 @ 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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Free

Architectural Walking Tour

July 15 @ 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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American Queen

July 16 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
United States + Google Map

This popular riverboat will be docked on Madison's riverfront from 8am-5pm No public tours.

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Summer Sidewalk Sale

July 20 - July 22
Main Street, Madison, IN 47250 United States + Google Map

Join Main Street merchants for the biggest sale of the season! Free lemonade and treats too! Begins 10am Thursday and ends at 8pm Saturday, downtown merchants.  812-493-4984

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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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August 2017

French America Line’s Louisiane

August 1 @ 11:15 pm - August 2 @ 6:00 pm

This brand new riverboat will be making a stop in Madison arriving on 8/1/17 and departing on 8/2/17 at 6pm.

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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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French America Line’s Louisiane

August 11 @ 11:15 pm - August 12 @ 6:00 pm

This brand new riverboat will be making a stop in Madison arriving on 8/11/17 and departing on 8/12/17 at 6pm.

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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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Donation

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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French America Line’s Louisiane

August 13 @ 11:15 pm - August 14 @ 6:00 pm

This brand new riverboat will be making a stop in Madison arriving on 8/13/17 and departing on 8/14/17 at 6pm.

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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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French America Line’s Louisiane

August 23 @ 11:15 pm - August 24 @ 6:00 pm

This brand new riverboat will be making a stop in Madison arriving on 8/23/17 and departing on 8/24/17 at 6pm.

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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
+ 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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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

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 Air Show

September 30 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Madison Municipal Airport, 3919 West Ims Lane
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Main air show comprised of aerial demonstration by various performers and air craft. Prior to the show ther will be 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
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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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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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$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
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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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$15

Belle of Louisville Visit

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

Moonlight cruise on the Belle. This is a tentative event and a minimum number of reservations will be required. 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
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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.

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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
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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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