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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September 2017
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 begins at dusk. Showing: Disney's Live Action Beauty and the Beast. This movie is part of 5 to the 5 vintage hydro event and American Cancer Society Relay For Life. Please thank our sponsors who make these movies possible: TITLE SPONSOR Sedam Contracting Corp. Supporting sponsors North Madison Christian Church, Madison Precision, Pilot Club Of Madison, IN., and Commonwealth Engineers, Inc.

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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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PLEASE NOTE THIS YEAR'S DATE CHANGES-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. Stop in for food by Hoboken Eddies and enjoy the sites and sounds of all kinds of aircraft. Pilots will enjoy a fuel discount for the day and we will have aircraft on display along with vendors, hot air balloons, and helicopter rides. Come see your City owned and operated airport! 10:00 - 5:00 pm. RAIN DATE is Oct 1, 2017 10a-5pm.

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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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PLEASE NOTE THIS YEAR'S DATE CHANGES- 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. SING! Movie in the Park begins at dusk. This movie is part of a celebration for Friends of Hargan Matthews Park. Please thank our sponsors who make these movies possible: TITLE SPONSOR Sedam Contracting Corp. Supporting sponsors North Madison Christian Church, Madison Precision, Pilot Club Of Madison, IN., and Commonwealth Engineers, Inc.

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$15

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, beer and wine gardens, carnival rides 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

SOLD OUT! Another Cruise will be offered on 10/23. Sunset cruise on the Belle.    7pm-8:30pm, boarding at 6:30pm. $15/ adults and seniors $10/child ages 3-12 For more info 502-574-2992  

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$97.20

Belle Of Louisville Fall Foliage Cruise

October 17

Enjoy a cruise from Madison to Louisville to see the fall colors. Transportation provided back to Madison. $97.20 per person For more info 502-574-2992 10:30am-5pm Approximate arrival time back in Madison 6:30pm

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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. This visit has not been confirmed.

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Belle of Louisville Visit

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

Sunset Cruise (open to the public) 7-8:30 pm, boarding at 6:30 pm. $15 for seniors and adults $10 for children ages 3-12 *Cruise will be cancelled if a minimum number tickets are not sold. For tickets or more info call 502-574-2992

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$97.20

Belle of Louisville Fall Foliage Cruise

October 24

Enjoy a cruise from Madison to Louisville to see the fall colors. Transportation provided back to Madison. $97.20 per person For more info 502-574-2992 10:30am-5pm Approx. arrival time back in Madison 6:30pm

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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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$10.00

Scrooge Macbeth

December 1 @ 7:00 pm - December 2 @ 5:00 pm
Democratic Headquarters, 408 E. Main St. United States + Google Map

By special arrangement with Heuer Publishing, LLC Cedar Rapids, Iowa. This takes the meaning of "the show must go on" to a whole new level. When food poisoning sidelines most of the cast on opening night, the actors who remain standing present a collision of everything Christmas and everything Shakespeare! December 1 & 2 at 7pm at Democratic Hdqtrs.

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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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$10.00

Scrooge Macbeth

December 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Democratic Headquarters, 408 E. Main St. United States + Google Map

By special arrangement with Heuer Publishing, LLC Cedar Rapids, Iowa. This takes the meaning of "the show must go on" to a whole new level. When food poisoning sidelines most of the cast on opening night, the actors who remain standing present a collision of everything Christmas and everything Shakespeare!

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$10.00

Scrooge Macbeth

December 3 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Democratic Headquarters, 408 E. Main St. United States + Google Map

By special arrangement with Heuer Publishing, LLC Cedar Rapids, Iowa. This takes the meaning of "the show must go on" to a whole new level. When food poisoning sidelines most of the cast on opening night, the actors who remain standing present a collision of everything Christmas and everything Shakespeare! Sunday Matinee at 2:30pm at Democratic Hdqtrs.

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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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February 2018
$30.00

Red Herring

February 16, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Elks Lodge, 1251 W. Main St. United States + Google Map

By special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc. Three love stories, a murder mystery, and a nuclear espionage plot converge in this noir comedy about marriage and other explosive devices. Dinner Theater at the Elks Lodge, 1251 W. Main St. February 16 and 17

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$30.00

Red Herring

February 17, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Elks Lodge, 1251 W. Main St. United States + Google Map

By special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc. Three love stories, a murder mystery, and a nuclear espionage plot converge in this noir comedy about marriage and other explosive devices. Dinner Theater at the Elks Lodge, 1251 W. Main St. February 16 and 17

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$30.00

Red Herring

February 18, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Elks Lodge, 1251 W. Main St. United States + Google Map

By special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc. Three love stories, a murder mystery, and a nuclear espionage plot converge in this noir comedy about marriage and other explosive devices. Dinner Theater at the Elks Lodge, 1251 W. Main St. Sunday Matinee

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June 2018
$10.00

Always a Bridesmaid

June 8, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

By special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc. Four friend have sworn to keep the promise they made on the night of their Senior Prom: to be in each other's weddings...no matter what. More than thirty years later, these Southern friends-for-life are still making "the long walk" for each other, determined to honor that vow. June 8 & 9 at the Jefferson Co. Historical Society's History Center

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$10.00

Always a Bridesmaid

June 9, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

By special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc. Four friend have sworn to keep the promise they made on the night of their Senior Prom: to be in each other's weddings...no matter what. More than thirty years later, these Southern friends-for-life are still making "the long walk" for each other, determined to honor that vow. June 8 & 9 at the Jefferson Co. Historical Society's History Center

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$10.00

Always a Bridesmaid

June 10, 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

By special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc. Four friend have sworn to keep the promise they made on the night of their Senior Prom: to be in each other's weddings...no matter what. More than thirty years later, these Southern friends-for-life are still making "the long walk" for each other, determined to honor that vow. Matinee at 2:30pm  at the Jefferson Co. Historical Society's History Center.

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October 2018
$15 - $18

Tri Kappa Tour of Homes

October 5, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Historic Downtown, Main Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Biennial tour of Historic sites in downtown Madison. Hours Friday and Saturday 10am-6pm and Sunday, 12pm-5pm. Adults $18, children(5-10) $7.

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$15 - $18

Tri Kappa Tour of Homes

October 6, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Historic Downtown, Main Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Biennial tour of Historic sites in downtown Madison. Hours Friday and Saturday 10am-6pm and Sunday, 12pm-5pm. Adults $18, children(5-10) $7.

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$15 - $18

Tri Kappa Tour of Homes

October 7, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Historic Downtown, Main Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Biennial tour of Historic sites in downtown Madison. Hours Friday and Saturday 10am-6pm and Sunday, 12pm-5pm. Adults $18, children(5-10) $7.

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