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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January 2020

Clifty Falls State Park January Interactive Programs

January 1 - January 31
Clifty Falls State Park, 2221 Clifty Drive
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Click on this link to view the January 2020 Programs Check out the Winter Weekend Getaway flier!

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February 2020

Schocolade Celebration

February 9 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Lanthier Winery, 123 Mill Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Free

Schocolade Celebration - Always Valentines Day or the Saturday Before! Saturday, February 9, 2020 The great chocolate fest returns to Lanthier Winery.  Join us for “sweet indulgence.”  Bring your sweetheart for cocoa treats of all types and tastes.  Gather friends, family or someone special for a sweetly fun day of chocolate, wine and laughter.  Discover this tantalizing, chocolate frenzy just in time for a valentine getaway. Call 1-800-41 WINES or 812-273-2409 at our Mill Street location. Free admission-event open noon…

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3rd Annual Stupid Cupid Bad Apple Mac’s Anti Valentine’s Day Dinner

February 14 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bad Apple Mac’s, 605 W. Main Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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3rd Annual Bad Apple Mac's Anti Valentine’s Day Dinner Serving 5:00 - 10:00 PM Registration Encouraged.

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Shop ‘Til You Drop…Dead: Murder Mystery Dinner Theater

February 14 @ 5:30 pm - February 16 @ 4:00 pm
Elks Lodge, 1251 W. Main St. United States + Google Map
$30

Can you guess who killed the game show host? Interactive dinner theater. Audience members chosen each performance and clues will be scattered throughout the venue. Full dinner buffet included. Cash bar available. MUST RSVP by 2/9/2020 to attend. $30 Tickets available at the Elk's Club or call 812-493-3357. Fri., February 14 - 5:30 - 9:00 pm Sat., February 15 - 5:30 - 9:00 pm Sun., February 16 - 1:00 - 4:00 pm

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‘Til Death Do Us Part: A 1920s Murder Mystery (Valentine’s Day)

February 14 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Lanier Mansion, 601 West 1st Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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$20 – $25

Travel back to 1920 for a night of intrigue and deceit. Channel your inner detective and search for clues around the mansion, all while dressed in your favorite 20s duds – from flapper dresses and sequin headbands, to zoot suits and fedoras. This event is for adults ages 21+. Registration is required by Feb. 13 by calling 812.265.3526. Ticket price includes hors d’oeuvres and batch cocktails.

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Valentine Tea at Shrewsbury-Windle

February 16 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Shrewsbury-Windle House, 301 W. First Street
Madison, IN 78641 United States
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In the tradition of Ellen Shrewsbury and Ann Windle, graciously welcoming Madisonians into their home since 1849–come enjoy the 1st in the 2020 Hats & High Tea Series at the award-winning, restored Shrewsbury-Windle House, a National Historic Landmark. Valentine Tea Ticket includes a four-course tea featuring delicious sweets and savories served on fine china, a selection of excellent teas, period music, fresh flowers, photo-ops, free gifts and fun for all. Limited seating. Call 812-265-2967 for cash/check tickets or below link for online. Hats, dresses,…

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Souper Saturday @ Holtkamp Winery

February 22 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Holtkamp Winery, 10868 Woliung Rd
Sunman, IN 47041 United States
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Free

Come out for the 10th Annual Souper Saturday! Holtkamp Winery and Vineyards in New Alsace/Sunman, Indiana will be the host of the Trail's popular winter event. Warm up and enjoy samplings of their special soup with wonderful wine pairings, and collect the recipe. This is a one-day event, Saturday, February 22, 2020 from 11:00AM - 5:00PM. Visit www.IndianaWineTrail.com for more information on other Trail and winery events.

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March 2020

Ladies of Lanier Tour

March 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lanier Mansion, 601 West 1st Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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$12 – $15

Celebrate Women’s History Month with a tour focused on the lives of the wives and daughters of James Lanier on Wednesdays in March. Learn about the ideology of “separate spheres,” women’s fashion, personal hygiene and women’s suffrage. Price: $12/members, $15/non-members Tickets: Registration required by Feb. 26 | Member tickets | Non-member tickets | Call 812.265.3526 Questions? Call us at 812.265.3526 or email laniermansionshs@indianamuseum.org.

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Girl’s Weekend!

March 6 @ 8:00 am - March 8 @ 5:00 pm
Historic Downtown, Main Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Gather together for a weekend of fun in beautiful downtown Madison, In. For more info visit www.madisonmainstreet.com

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Madison Performing Arts Foundation features concert organist, Nicole Simental

March 6 @ 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 @ 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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Ladies of Lanier Tour

March 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lanier Mansion, 601 West 1st Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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$12 – $15

Celebrate Women’s History Month with a tour focused on the lives of the wives and daughters of James Lanier on Wednesdays in March. Learn about the ideology of “separate spheres,” women’s fashion, personal hygiene and women’s suffrage. Price: $12/members, $15/non-members Tickets: Registration required by March 4th | Member tickets | Non-member tickets | Call 812.265.3526 Questions? Call us at 812.265.3526 or email laniermansionshs@indianamuseum.org.

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Ladies of Lanier Tour

March 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lanier Mansion, 601 West 1st Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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$12 – $15

Celebrate Women’s History Month with a tour focused on the lives of the wives and daughters of James Lanier on Wednesdays in March. Learn about the ideology of “separate spheres,” women’s fashion, personal hygiene and women’s suffrage. Price: $12/members, $15/non-members Tickets: Registration required by March 11th | Member tickets | Non-member tickets | Call 812.265.3526 Questions? Call us at 812.265.3526 or email laniermansionshs@indianamuseum.org.

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Madison Performing Arts Foundation Featuring Commonwealth Brass Band

March 22 @ 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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Ladies of Lanier Tour

March 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lanier Mansion, 601 West 1st Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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$12 – $15

Celebrate Women’s History Month with a tour focused on the lives of the wives and daughters of James Lanier on Wednesdays in March. Learn about the ideology of “separate spheres,” women’s fashion, personal hygiene and women’s suffrage. Price: $12/members, $15/non-members Tickets: Registration required by March 18th | Member tickets | Non-member tickets | Call 812.265.3526 Questions? Call us at 812.265.3526 or email laniermansionshs@indianamuseum.org.

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April 2020

Eggstravaganza

April 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Lanier Mansion, 601 West 1st Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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$5 – $6

Enjoy Easter fun with storytelling, crafts, face painting, historical games and visits with the Easter Bunny. Egg hunts will take place on the grounds of the mansion beginning at 1 p.m. (Ages 3-10) Price: $5/member child, $6/non-member child; adults free with paid child Tickets: Registration required by Jan. 23 | Member tickets | Non-member tickets | Call 812.265.3526 Questions? Call us at 812.265.3526 or email laniermansionshs@indianamuseum.org.

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24th Annual Hot Luck & Fiery Foods Marketplace

April 17 - April 20
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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Fourth Friday Downtown

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

Participating stores have extended hours, great shopping, awesome restaurants, family activities, live music, and FREE trolley rides. 5-8/9pm 812-274-0195.

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American Duchess Visit

April 26 @ 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Madison Riverfront Madison, IN 47250 United States + Google Map

Take a stroll on Madison, Indiana's beautiful riverfront and enjoy the sights of the American Duchess Steamboat docked on our shores. 7:00-4:00 pm (No public access) The American Duchess is the first all-suite paddlewheeler on U.S. rivers, a floating, intimate masterpiece that can carry up to 166 guests through America's heartland. The paddlewheeler, created from a 1995 hull, was completely reconstructed to become one of the most luxurious river cruising vessels in the country, featuring single-seating main dining and entertainment…

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Sweet Springtime Tea | A Hats & High Tea Series Event

April 26 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Shrewsbury-Windle House, 301 W. First Street
Madison, IN 78641 United States
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$45.00

In the tradition of Ellen Shrewsbury and Ann Windle, graciously welcoming Madisonians into their home since 1849--come enjoy the 2nd in the 2020 Hats & High Tea Series at the award-winning, restored Shrewsbury-Windle House, a National Historic Landmark. SWEET SPRINGTIME TEA Ticket includes a four-course tea featuring delicious sweets and savories served on fine china, a selection of excellent teas, period music, fresh flowers, photo-ops, free gifts and fun for all. Limited seating. Call 812-265-2967 for cash/check tickets or below link…

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American Duchess Visit

April 28 @ 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Madison’s Riverfront, Vaugh Drive
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Take a stroll on Madison, Indiana's beautiful riverfront and enjoy the sights of the American Duchess Steamboat docked on our shores. 7:00-7:00 pm (No public access) The American Duchess is the first all-suite paddlewheeler on U.S. rivers, a floating, intimate masterpiece that can carry up to 166 guests through America's heartland. The paddlewheeler, created from a 1995 hull, was completely reconstructed to become one of the most luxurious river cruising vessels in the country, featuring single-seating main dining and entertainment…

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May 2020

Molly Datillo 5K Run/Walk & Elementary Races

May 9 @ 7:45 am - 10:30 am
Crystal Beach, 400 West Vaughn Drive
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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$6 – $20

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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Madison’s Treasures Walking Tour

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

Guided walking tour of Madison's Downtown Treasures. Includes Architecture, Art and History. Tour begins & ends at Broadway Fountain, 10am-12pm. Enjoy a self-guided tour by downloading the PocketSights Free APP. Historic Madison, Inc. (HMI) 812-265-2967, donations accepted. (Formerly the Architectural Walking Tour)

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Fourth Friday Downtown

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

Participating stores have extended hours, great shopping, awesome restaurants, family activities, live music, and FREE trolley rides. 5-8/9pm 812-274-0195.

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Riverfront Run Car Show

May 23 @ 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

New American Countess Visit

June 5 @ 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Madison Riverfront Madison, IN 47250 United States + Google Map

Take a stroll on Madison, Indiana’s beautiful riverfront and enjoy the sights of the New American Countess Steamboat docked on our shores. 7:00-6:00 pm (No public access) Built from an existing hull, the American Countess is undergoing significant reconstruction, including lengthening the boat by 60 feet. The paddle-wheeler boasts 4 decks, including a sun deck, cabins with modern design, and all of the features guests have come to expect on other American Queen Steamboat Company cruises.

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New American Countess Visit

June 8 @ 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Madison Riverfront Madison, IN 47250 United States + Google Map

Take a stroll on Madison, Indiana’s beautiful riverfront and enjoy the sights of the New American Countess Steamboat docked on our shores. 7:00-6:00 pm (No public access) Built from an existing hull, the American Countess is undergoing significant reconstruction, including lengthening the boat by 60 feet. The paddle-wheeler boasts 4 decks, including a sun deck, cabins with modern design, and all of the features guests have come to expect on other American Queen Steamboat Company cruises.

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Music in the Park

June 12 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Broadway Fountain Madison, IN 47250 United States + Google Map

Local and regional bands rock out downtown Madison at the Historic Broadway Fountain! Free! Local food vendors and family friendly atmosphere. 5pm-9pm Bring your lawn chair! 812-274-0195 | www.madisonmainstreet.com

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Madison River Jam Music Festival

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

Stay tuned for more information on this event. Thank you for your patience.

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Outdoor Women at Big Oaks

June 13 @ 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. (*Date subject to change.)  

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New American Countess Visit

June 20 @ 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Madison Riverfront Madison, IN 47250 United States + Google Map

Take a stroll on Madison, Indiana’s beautiful riverfront and enjoy the sights of the New American Countess Steamboat docked on our shores. 7:00-6:00 pm (No public access) Built from an existing hull, the American Countess is undergoing significant reconstruction, including lengthening the boat by 60 feet. The paddle-wheeler boasts 4 decks, including a sun deck, cabins with modern design, and all of the features guests have come to expect on other American Queen Steamboat Company cruises.

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Madison’s Treasures Walking Tour

June 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Broadway Fountain Madison, IN 47250 United States + Google Map
Free

Guided walking tour of Madison's Downtown Treasures. Includes Architecture, Art and History. Tour begins & ends at Broadway Fountain, 10am-12pm. Enjoy a self-guided tour by downloading the PocketSights Free APP. Historic Madison, Inc. (HMI) 812-265-2967, donations accepted. (Formerly the Architectural Walking Tour)

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Riverfront Wine, Stein & Barrel

June 20 @ 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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New American Countess Visit

June 22 @ 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Madison Riverfront Madison, IN 47250 United States + Google Map

Take a stroll on Madison, Indiana’s beautiful riverfront and enjoy the sights of the New American Countess Steamboat docked on our shores. 7:00-6:00 pm (No public access) Built from an existing hull, the American Countess is undergoing significant reconstruction, including lengthening the boat by 60 feet. The paddle-wheeler boasts 4 decks, including a sun deck, cabins with modern design, and all of the features guests have come to expect on other American Queen Steamboat Company cruises.

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Fourth Friday Downtown

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

Participating stores have extended hours, great shopping, awesome restaurants, family activities, live music, and FREE trolley rides. 5-8/9pm 812-274-0195.

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FREE Tours at National Historic Landmark Eleutherian College

June 27 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Historic Eleutherian College, 6927 W. SR 250
Madison/Lancaster, IN United States
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Free

Don't miss this rare opportunity to tour the Historic Eleutherian College, a National Historic Landmark in Jefferson County, IN. Go back in history and explore the first college in the U.S. state of Indiana to admit students without regard to race or sex, founded in 1848. Tours are from 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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July 2020

70th Madison Regatta Gold Cup & Roostertail Music Festival

July 2 - July 5
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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Music in the Park featuring the Doctors Band

July 10 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Broadway Fountain Madison, IN 47250 United States + Google Map
Free

Local and regional bands will rock out downtown Madison at the Historic Broadway Fountain! Tonight is brought to you by Madison Ribberfest BBQ & Blues, listen to The Doctors Band, and bring your appetite for the "Good to the Bone" rib-eating contest - WIN Tickets and more! Free! Local food vendors and family friendly atmosphere. 5pm-9pm Bring your lawn chair! 812-274-0195 | www.madisonmainstreet.com

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Madison’s Treasures Walking Tour

July 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Broadway Fountain Madison, IN 47250 United States + Google Map
Free

Guided walking tour of Madison's Downtown Treasures. Includes Architecture, Art and History. Tour begins & ends at Broadway Fountain, 10am-12pm. Enjoy a self-guided tour by downloading the PocketSights Free APP. Historic Madison, Inc. (HMI) 812-265-2967, donations accepted. (Formerly the Architectural Walking Tour)

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Fourth Friday Downtown

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

Participating stores have extended hours, great shopping, awesome restaurants, family activities, live music, and FREE trolley rides. 5-8/9pm 812-274-0195.

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FREE TOURS at Historic Eleutherian College

July 25 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Historic Eleutherian College, 6927 W. SR 250
Madison/Lancaster, IN United States
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FREE

The Historic Eleutherian College on State Road 250 near Lancaster will be open for tours Saturday, July 25th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Also Saturday August 22nd This National Historic Landmark was built in 1848 and the auditorium recently restored.   It is part of the NPS Network to Freedom.

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August 2020

Music in the Park

August 14 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Broadway Fountain, N. Broadway Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Free

Local and regional bands rock out downtown Madison at the Historic Broadway Fountain! Local food vendors and family friendly atmosphere. 5pm-9pm Bring your lawn chair! 812-274-0195 | www.madisonmainstreet.com

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Madison’s Treasures Walking Tour

August 15 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Broadway Fountain Madison, IN 47250 United States + Google Map
Free

Guided walking tour of Madison's Downtown Treasures. Includes Architecture, Art and History. Tour begins & ends at Broadway Fountain, 10am-12pm. Enjoy a self-guided tour by downloading the PocketSights Free APP. Historic Madison, Inc. (HMI) 812-265-2967, donations accepted. (Formerly the Architectural Walking Tour)

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Madison Ribberfest BBQ & Blues

August 21 - August 22
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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FREE TOURS at Historic Eleutherian College

August 22 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Historic Eleutherian College, 6927 W. SR 250
Madison/Lancaster, IN United States
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FREE

The Historic Eleutherian College on State Road 250 near Lancaster will be open for tours Saturday, August 22nd from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This National Historic Landmark was built in 1848 and the auditorium recently restored.   It is part of the NPS Network to Freedom.

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Fourth Friday Downtown

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

Participating stores have extended hours, great shopping, awesome restaurants, family activities, live music, and FREE trolley rides. 5-8/9pm 812-274-0195.

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September 2020

American Duchess Visit

September 1 @ 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Madison Riverfront Madison, IN 47250 United States + Google Map

Take a stroll on Madison, Indiana's beautiful riverfront and enjoy the sights of the American Duchess Steamboat docked on our shores. 7:00-6:00 pm (No public access) The American Duchess is the first all-suite paddlewheeler on U.S. rivers, a floating, intimate masterpiece that can carry up to 166 guests through America's heartland. The paddlewheeler, created from a 1995 hull, was completely reconstructed to become one of the most luxurious river cruising vessels in the country, featuring single-seating main dining and entertainment…

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Rockin’ on the River

September 5 @ 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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Music in the Park

September 11 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Broadway Fountain, N. Broadway Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Free

Local and regional bands rock out downtown Madison at the Historic Broadway Fountain! Free! Local food vendors and family friendly atmosphere. 5pm-9pm Bring your lawn chair! 812-274-0195 | www.madisonmainstreet.com

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American Duchess Visit

September 13 @ 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Madison Riverfront Madison, IN 47250 United States + Google Map

Take a stroll on Madison, Indiana's beautiful riverfront and enjoy the sights of the American Duchess Steamboat docked on our shores. 7:00-6:00 pm (No public access) The American Duchess is the first all-suite paddlewheeler on U.S. rivers, a floating, intimate masterpiece that can carry up to 166 guests through America's heartland. The paddlewheeler, created from a 1995 hull, was completely reconstructed to become one of the most luxurious river cruising vessels in the country, featuring single-seating main dining and entertainment…

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Gatsby Glamour Tea

September 13 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
IN United States
$35

Gatsby Glamour Tea at the fabulously restored, award-winning Shrewsbury-Windle House A National Historic Landmark – 301 W. First Street, Madison, In 47250 Sunday, September 13, 2:00-4:00pm - $35 a guest SAVE $10 when you purchase tickets before October 1st. For more information contact: sw@historicmadisoninc.com Champagne toast in vintage glasses – spectacular sweets & savories – live jazz – stunning architecture – hats, dresses, feathers, jackets & bow ties encouraged. Proceeds benefit ongoing are of the Shrewsbury-Windle house. Next Hats &…

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5 to the 5 Vintage Hydros Presents Madison Vintage Thunder

September 19 - September 20
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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Madison’s Treasures Walking Tour

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

Guided walking tour of Madison's Downtown Treasures. Includes Architecture, Art and History. Tour begins & ends at Broadway Fountain, 10am-12pm. Enjoy a self-guided tour by downloading the PocketSights Free APP. Historic Madison, Inc. (HMI) 812-265-2967, donations accepted. (Formerly the Architectural Walking Tour)

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Hispanic Cultural Awareness Day

September 19 @ 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Broadway Fountain Madison, IN 47250 United States + Google Map
Free

Cultural appreciation of Hispanic traditions w/food, dance, and music from various Latin American Countries. Broadway Fountain, 4:00-8:30 pm.  For more information 812- 701-2821 or 812-493-5062

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Fourth Friday Downtown

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

Participating stores have extended hours, great shopping, awesome restaurants, family activities, live music, and FREE trolley rides. 5-8/9pm 812-274-0195.

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50th Madison Chautauqua Festival of Art

September 26 @ 10:00 am - September 27 @ 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 @ 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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Harvest Celebration Festival

September 26 @ 10:00 am - September 27 @ 6:00 pm
Lanthier Winery, 123 Mill Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Free

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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October 2020

Tri Kappa Tour of Homes

October 2 @ 10:00 am - October 4 @ 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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Historic Eleutherian College Fall Festival – Free Public Tours

October 3 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Historic Eleutherian College, 6927 W. SR 250
Madison/Lancaster, IN United States
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FREE

The Historic Eleutherian College, is having a Fall Festival and sharing with the public history, archeology, and the renovations of this National Historic Landmark. From 10:00 am until 4:00 pm, come out and see the preservation progress of this great treasure and grab lunch ($). https://starling.crowdriff.com/js/crowdriff.js

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Soup Stew Chili & Brew

October 10 @ 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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Madison’s Treasures Walking Tour

October 17 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Broadway Fountain Madison, IN 47250 United States + Google Map
Free

Guided walking tour of Madison's Downtown Treasures. Includes Architecture, Art and History. Tour begins & ends at Broadway Fountain, 10am-12pm. Enjoy a self-guided tour by downloading the PocketSights Free APP. Historic Madison, Inc. (HMI) 812-265-2967, donations accepted. (Formerly the Architectural Walking Tour)

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Historic Belle of Louisville Sunset Cruise

October 19 @ 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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Fourth Friday Downtown

October 23 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Main Street Madison, IN 47250 United States + Google Map
Free

Participating stores have extended hours, great shopping, awesome restaurants, family activities, live music, and FREE trolley rides. 5-8/9pm 812-274-0195.

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November 2020

Deal with the Dealer & Christmas Open House

November 7 @ 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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Downtown Holiday Open House

November 13 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Main Street Madison, IN 47250 United States + Google Map
Free

Main Street's Signature Event!  Elaborate holiday displays, new releases of holiday items, special promotions, and goodies for customers. For more info go to www.madisonmainstreet.com

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Festival of Trees & Host of Angels

November 27 - December 31
Lanthier Winery, 123 Mill Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Free

10am-6pm November 27 - 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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Nights Great Cookie Caper!

November 27 @ 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Madison Visitor’s Center, 601 W. First Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Fridays and Saturdays of the Nights before Christmas Candlelight Tour of Homes weekends, at the Visitors Center.  Purchase homemade cookies and sweet treats WHILE THEY LAST!  All proceeds benefit local charity.

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Nights before Christmas Candlelight Tour of Homes

November 27 @ 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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Fourth Friday Downtown

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

Participating stores have extended hours, great shopping, awesome restaurants, family activities, live music, and FREE trolley rides. 5-8/9pm 812-274-0195.

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Light Up Madison!

November 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Broadway Fountain Madison, IN 47250 United States + Google Map
FREE

6pm at Historic Broadway Fountain.  Bring your family and join the community in lighting up Madison at the Historic Broadway Fountain, listen to music provided by Trinity United Methodist and see Santa! Caroling & Cookies at the Madison Library from 5-6PM. Start the holiday season in Madison.

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Small Business Saturday

November 28 @ 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating indefinitely

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

Shop Small. Shop Local. Shop Madison's downtown.  Holiday shopping at its best!

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Nights before Christmas Candlelight Tour of Homes

November 28 @ 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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Nights Great Cookie Caper!

November 28 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Madison Visitor’s Center, 601 W. First Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Fridays and Saturdays of the Nights before Christmas Candlelight Tour of Homes weekends, at the Visitors Center.  Purchase homemade cookies and sweet treats WHILE THEY LAST!  All proceeds benefit local charity.

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December 2020

Nights Great Cookie Caper!

December 4 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Madison Visitors Center, 601 W. First St.
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Fridays and Saturdays of the Nights before Christmas Candlelight Tour of Homes weekends, at the Visitors Center.  Purchase homemade cookies and sweet treats WHILE THEY LAST!  All proceeds benefit local charity.

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Nights before Christmas Candlelight Tour of Homes

December 4 @ 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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A Very Merry Madison Christmas Parade

December 5 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Main Street Madison, IN 47250 United States + Google Map
Free

Join amazing floats, marching bands, favorite characters, and giant helium balloons as they usher in the season! Main St., Jefferson to Mill. For more information contact pkelsey@madison.k12.in.us Presented by GermanAmerican Bank

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Nights Great Cookie Caper!

December 5 @ 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Madison Visitors Center, 601 W. First St.
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Fridays and Saturdays of the Nights before Christmas Candlelight Tour of Homes weekends, at the Visitors Center.  Purchase homemade cookies and sweet treats WHILE THEY LAST!  All proceeds benefit local charity.

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Nights before Christmas Candlelight Tour of Homes

December 5 @ 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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Wonderland in the Park

December 11 @ 4:00 pm - December 12 @ 8:00 pm
Bicentennial Park, 106 West Vaughn Dr.
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Free, donations appreciated

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 11th & 12th - 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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A Merry Christmas Tea

December 13 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Shrewsbury-Windle House, 301 W. First Street
Madison, IN 78641 United States
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$35

In the tradition of Ellen Shrewsbury and Ann Windle, graciously welcoming Madisonians into their home since 1849--come enjoy the 4th in the 2020 Hats & High Tea Series at the award-winning, restored Shrewsbury-Windle House, a National Historic Landmark. A MERRY CHRISTMAS TEA Enjoy four courses of spectacular sweets & savories, live music, vintage china, stunning architecture — includes house tour. Hats, dresses, coats, jackets and ties recommended; ABSOLUTELY no jeans or stilettos, please. Sunday, December 13, 1—3 p.m.— $35 per ticket…

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