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, parades, arts/crafts shows, 5Ks, car shows, food & wine tastings, and beer on tap – just to name a few.

Our largest events include Madison River Jam (formerly RiverRoots), Madison Regatta, Madison Ribberfest BBQ & Blues, Madison Chautauqua Festival of Art, Soup, Stew, Chili & Brew Festival, Nights Before Christmas Candlelight Tour of Homes, and Wonderland in the Park.


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Cancelled – Christmas on Main Festival

December 5, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

UPDATE November 13, 2020:
We are disappointed to announce the City of Madison “A Very Merry Christmas Parade” and “Christmas Festival on Main” are canceled. The lights at the Broadway Fountain will still be illuminated to kick off the season, but the city will not host this year’s “Light Up Madison” event. The Parks Department “Christmas Craft Show” is also canceled.
“This was a difficult decision for us to make, but the health of our community must come first. Unfortunately, as temperatures have dropped, individuals have moved to gathering indoors, and we have seen a spike in our COVID-19 cases, as expected. Due to this spike, our county is currently coded orange per ISDH criteria. Our goal is to “Get Back to Blue”, which is why we believe it is best to cancel these events” said Mayor Bob Courtney.
While the annual holiday events will not be happening, the City of Madison will still be filled with holiday joy including visits from Santa.

After ‘A Very Merry Madison Parade’ join us on Main Street from West to Broadway for the “Christmas on Main Festival” – Carolers, Santa, Reindeer, characters, candy, hot cocoa, and more!

For more information about the festival after the parade contact Hannah Fagen: hfagen@madison-in.gov


December 5, 2020
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm


City of Madison


Madison Main Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States + Google Map

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