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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November 2019

Festival of Trees & Host of Angels

November 29 - December 31
Lanthier Winery, 123 Mill Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Free

10am-6pm November 29 - December 31 The Midwest's largest collection of Holiday angels are showcased during the Festival of Trees. For more info 812-273-2409

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December 2019

Wonderland in the Park

December 13 @ 4:00 pm - December 14 @ 8:00 pm
Bicentennial Park, 106 West Vaughn Dr.
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Free

Merry Madison's newest Christmas event. Walk through an enchanting festive winter wonderland filled with family-friendly fun on Historic Madison's riverfront & Bicentennial Park! Come back for more details. Friday and Saturday, December 13th & 14th - both days 4pm-8pm FREE ADMISSION, donations accepted. For more information contact 800-559-2956 or email info@visitmadison.org  Interested in being a sponsor? Contact us today!

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Corks & Cookies

December 14 @ 11:00 am - December 15 @ 5:00 pm
Free

Why should MILK have all the fun? A new holiday tradition along the scenic wine trail! Corks & Cookies! 2 more weekends thru Dec 21/22, take to the trail and enjoy delicious pairings of wine and cookies at each of the wineries. A great opportunity to fulfill your trail passport before 12/31/2019 for a chance to win the GRAND PRIZE for the year! Also, pick up those last minute hard-to-buy for friends and family for the holidays! This event is…

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Sugarplum Celebration

December 14 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Lanthier Winery, 123 Mill Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Free

12pm-2pm  A "sweet holiday vision" dancing with complimentary samples of fudge, cookies, candies and sugarplums.  Families welcome. For more info 812-273-2409

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Behind the Scenes Tour

December 14 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Lanier Mansion, 601 West 1st Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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$6 – $13

Lanier Mansion, 4pm.  Exclusive look into all the nooks & crannies.  Tour goers should be prepared to climb stairs & walk on uneven surfaces.  $13 adults, $11 seniors, $6 children, 812-265-3526 There will not be a standard 4pm tour.

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Santa at Lanier Mansion

December 15 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Lanier Mansion, 601 West 1st Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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With Regular Admission

Explore the Lanier Mansion during this festive holiday event. Enjoy reading a copy of a real letter to Santa written by a Lanier descendant and discovered by staff decades later, plus get your photo with Santa! Included with purchase of site admission.

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Corks & Cookies

December 21 @ 11:00 am - December 22 @ 5:00 pm
Free

Why should MILK have all the fun? A new holiday tradition along the scenic wine trail! Corks & Cookies! One more weekend to take to the trail and enjoy delicious pairings of wine and cookies at each of the wineries. A great opportunity to fulfill your trail passport before 12/31/2019 for a chance to win the GRAND PRIZE for the year! Also, pick up those last minute hard-to-buy for friends and family for the holidays! This event is complimentary. Dec.…

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January 2020

Madison Performing Arts Foundation presents Eboneé Davis

January 24, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Madison Presbyterian Church, 202 Broadway Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Free, Donations Accepted

    The Madison Performing Arts Foundation presents Eboneé Davis, soprano artist, for what promises to be a beautifully sung concert.   Sponsored by:

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March 2020

Madison Performing Arts Foundation features concert organist, Nicole Simental

March 6, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
First Baptist Church, 416 Vine Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Free, Donations Accepted

    The Madison Performing Arts Foundation presents Nicole Simental, concert organist The award-winning world-class performer is based in Columbus, Ohio where she serves as principal organist at Saint Joseph Cathedral. Check her out at https://nicolesimental.com/events/list/   Sponsored by:

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Deal with the Dealer & Spring Open House

March 7, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Lumber Mill Antique Mall, 721 West First Street
Madison, 47250 United States
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Deal with the Dealer at the Annual Spring Open House! 1,000's of items available! 9am-6pm at Lumber Mill Antique Mall and Persnickety Antiques & Flea Market. Get the best deal in town! Call 812-273-3040 for details. Look for the ORANGE balloons! Lumber Mill Antique Mall 721 W. First Street Madison, IN 47250 Persnickety Antiques & Flea Market 215 Lagrange Road Hanover, IN 47243

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Madison Performing Arts Foundation Featuring Commonwealth Brass Band

March 22, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Lynn Center for Performing Arts, Hanover College, 484 Ball Drive
Hanover, IN 47243 United States
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Free, Donations Accepted

    The Madison Performing Arts Foundation presents the Commonwealth Brass Band. Established in 1989 and conducted by Jerry Amend, this ensemble from New Albany, Indiana plays the unique instruments found in the British brass bands.   Sponsored by:

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May 2020

Riverfront Run Car Show

May 23, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Madison Riverfront Madison, IN 47250 United States
$20

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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June 2020

RiverRoots Music Festival

June 13, 2020
Bicentennial Park, 106 West Vaughn Dr.
Madison, IN 47250 United States

Featuring traditional folk music, storytelling & crafts. Family friendly.  800-559-2956 Visit www.RiverRoots.org for more details and ticket sales. Ages 13-16 $5 day pass | $10 weekend Kids 12 & under FREE! https://embed.crowdriff.com/js/init?hash=6ce30b43

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Riverfront Wine, Stein & Barrel

June 20, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bicentennial Park, 106 West Vaughn Dr.
Madison, IN 47250 United States
$35.00

Fundraiser for the continued beautification of Madison's riverfront. Music, art, 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 (limited number, must be reserved in advance)

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July 2020

70th Madison Regatta Gold Cup & Roostertail Music Festival

July 2, 2020 - July 5, 2020
Madison Riverfront Madison, IN 47250 United States

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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August 2020

Madison Ribberfest BBQ & Blues

August 21, 2020 - August 22, 2020
Bicentennial Park, 106 West Vaughn Dr.
Madison, IN 47250 United States
$30.00

Madison's Indiana State Barbecue Cook-off held along the Riverfront. Music, food, races, boat rides. Fun for the entire family. Presented by Koehler Tire. 800-559-2956 or 812-265-2956. Annual Event. Check out the NEW website: www.MadisonRibberfest.com

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September 2020

Rockin’ on the River

September 5, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Madison Riverfront Madison, IN 47250 United States
Free Admission to Public

Rockin' on the River presented by German American Bank River Run XXIII Car Show - 10:00 a.m. Featuring classic cars, muscle cars, street rods, antique cars, restored originals, motorcycles, and special interest vehicles. Over 350 machines exhibited. Car Show Awards - 4:00 p.m. Best of Show Trophy; Best Class Trophy; Traveler's Award; Fabulous 50 Opening Act TBD - 6:00 p.m. TBD - 8:00 p.m. Food Concessions Available Live Music All Day at Bicentennial Park - Bring a lawn chair or…

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5 to the 5 Vintage Hydros Presents Madison Vintage Thunder

September 19, 2020 - September 20, 2020
Madison Riverfront Madison, IN 47250 United States
$5

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. $5 admission. For more information call 812-701-1073.   $5 per person admission

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50th Madison Chautauqua Festival of Art

September 26, 2020 @ 10:00 am - September 27, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
Historic Downtown, Main Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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FREE

CELEBRATING 50 YEARS in 2020! 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. Saturday and Sunday 10-5 p.m.  Free admission. 800-559-2956/812-265-2956.  Annual Event www.madisonchautauqua.com

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Madison Airshow and Fly-In 2020

September 26, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Madison Municipal Airport (KIMS), 3919 W Ims Ln
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Free, donations appreciated

Airshow and Fly-In at Madison's Municipal Airport. Free Admission, donations appreciated. Food Vendors, and more.  

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October 2020

Tri Kappa Tour of Homes

October 2, 2020 @ 10:00 am - October 4, 2020 @ 6:00 pm
Historic Downtown, Main Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
$18 – $20

Biennial tour of Historic sites in downtown Madison. Hours Friday and Saturday 10am-6pm and Sunday, 12pm-5pm. For more information call: 812-599-2638 or email: nadjaboone@yahoo.com

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Soup Stew Chili & Brew

October 10, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Main Street Madison, IN 47250 United States + Google Map
FREE

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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Historic Belle of Louisville Sunset Cruise

October 19, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$15

Historic Belle of Louisville 2020 Sunset Cruise! Cruise 7pm-8:30pm, boarding at 6:30pm. TICKET PRICES (per person): $15/ adults and seniors $10/child ages 3-12 Advance reservations are recommended. This cruise sells out early. For more information or to make a reservation: Call 502-574-2992 or (toll free) 866-832-0011 or check out www.belleoflouisville.org https://starling.crowdriff.com/js/crowdriff.js

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November 2020

Deal with the Dealer & Christmas Open House

November 7, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Deal with the Dealer at the Annual Christmas Open House! 1,000's of items available! 9am-6pm at Lumber Mill Antique Mall and Persnickety Antiques & Flea Market. Get the best deal in town! Call 812-273-3040 for details. Look for the ORANGE balloons! Lumber Mill Antique Mall 721 W. First Street Madison, IN 47250 Persnickety Antiques & Flea Market 215 Lagrange Road Hanover, IN 47243  

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Nights before Christmas Candlelight Tour of Homes

November 27, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Historic Downtown, Main Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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$20

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. Pre-sale tickets $15 for adults (this price ends 2 weeks before the first night of the tour). For groups of 20 or more call 812-265-2956 or 800-559-2956  for discount pricing. Online and phone orders are subject to a $1 handling fee per ticket

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Nights before Christmas Candlelight Tour of Homes

November 28, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Historic Downtown, Main Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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$20

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. Pre-sale tickets $15 for adults (this price ends 2 weeks before the first night of the tour). For groups of 20 or more call 812-265-2956 or 800-559-2956  for discount pricing.   Online and phone orders are subject to a $1 handling fee per ticket

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December 2020

Nights before Christmas Candlelight Tour of Homes

December 4, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Historic Downtown, Main Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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$20

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. Pre-sale tickets $15 for adults (this price ends 2 weeks before the first night of the tour. For groups of 20 or more call 812-265-2956 or 800-559-2956  for discount pricing. Online and phone orders are subject to a $1 handling fee per ticket

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Nights before Christmas Candlelight Tour of Homes

December 5, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Historic Downtown, Main Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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$20

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. Pre-sale tickets $15 for adults (this price ends 2 weeks before the first night of the tour) Online and phone orders are subject to a $1 handling fee per ticket. For groups of 20 or more call 812-265-2956 or 800-559-2956  for discount pricing.

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