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 2016

Mayor’s Movies in the Park

September 17, 2016 @ 9:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Free

The movie "Hoosiers" will be shown in Bicentennial Park. The movie begins at dusk and is free to the public.

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Music at the Mansion – State Bicentennial Celebration

September 18, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lanier Mansion, 601 West 1st Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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donation

Ice Cream Social and concert on the mansion’s north lawn featuring Conch Republic from Lexington, Ky. They will perform beach tunes from artists like the Beach Boys, Jimmy Buffett, Bob Marley and Zac Brown.  Bring lawn chairs and blankets; picnic baskets are welcome. Concert is free/ donations encouraged. Sponsored by the Indiana Arts Commission. Also, a Traditional Arts Indiana Exhibit, Indiana Folk Arts: 200 Years of Tradition and Innovation, an Indiana Bicentennial Legacy Project funded by the IHC & IAC.

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Art in the Garden – Fall

September 23, 2016 - September 25, 2016
Art in the Garden, 509 Jefferson Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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A group of 20 area artists/crafters working in a variety of mediums offer their creations along with plants & edibles.  Beautiful, useful and delicious things for you, your home, and gifting.  Tea and cookies in the garden each day. September 23-25 Friday 4-7pm Sat & Sun 9am-5pm

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October 2016

Jefferson Bluegrass Jamboree

October 1, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Jefferson County 4-H Fairgrounds, 3852 Indiana 256
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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FREE

4-H Fairgrounds, Open Jam 4-6; 6-9pm, 812-346-2550

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Spooky Mansion

October 22, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lanier Mansion, 601 West 1st Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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$3

Spooky (not scary) children's Halloween Program.  Candy, ghost stories, spooky decorations, crafts.  Lanier Mansion, 812-273-4531 Kids $3, One free adult per child

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November 2016

Jefferson Bluegrass Jamboree

November 5, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Jefferson County 4-H Fairgrounds, 3852 Indiana 256
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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FREE

4-H Fairgrounds, Open Jam 4-6; 6-9pm, 812-346-2550

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Flashlight Hike on the Heritage Trail

November 13, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Heritage Trail, Vaughn Drive
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Free

Join us on the full moon night with your flashlight to hike the trail.  Bonfire & drinks provided at the Welcome Center.

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Optical Exploration-Hot to Cold Glass

November 18, 2016 - December 31, 2016
West Street Center for New Art, 301 West Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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FREE

Experience a wide range of hot to cold glass work examples by local glass artisans Seth Bickis and Rhonda L. Deeg. This exhibit runs from Nov. 18- Dec. 31 at the West Street Center for New Art, 301 West St.

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December 2016

Jefferson Bluegrass Jamboree

December 3, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Jefferson County 4-H Fairgrounds, 3852 Indiana 256
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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FREE

4-H Fairgrounds, Open Jam 4-6; 6-9pm, 812-346-2550

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Christmas at the Lanier Mansion

December 17, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Lanier Mansion, 601 West 1st Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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FREE

Enjoy Victorian Christmas activities for children and their families. There will be crafts, refreshments, stories, a gift shop and a Victorian Santa Claus   Gift wrapping station for will help support Madison High School Band Uniforms.  Donations accepted.  

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Welcome Winter Walk

December 18, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Heritage Trail, Vaughn Drive
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Free

Hot drinks, bonfire, walk at your own pace.  Heritage Trail Welcome Center.  812-701-0284

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February 2017

Dinner Theater-Francine’s Will

February 10, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - February 11, 2017 @ 10:00 pm
$30.00

A funny who-done-it rife with loyal servants and money grabbing relatives, counter plots and mixed-up romance. Madison Community Players.   For more info 812-701-9449

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Saturday Afternoon Valentine Tea

February 11, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

At Gallery 115 Madison Cafe'. Featuring Harney & Sons hot teas, tea sandwiches, cakes, scones, jams and other treats. 812-274-4371. Reservations are preferred.

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Matinee Theater- Francine’s Will

February 12, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
$30.00

A funny who-done-it rife with loyal servants and money grubbing relatives, counter plots and mixed up romances   For more info 812-701-9449

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Freethinkers Book Club

February 17, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Freethinkers from the region discuss The God Argument: The Case Against Religion and for Humanism, by A. C. Grayling.

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Village Lights Salon Concert Series

February 19, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
$15.00

Cirque des Animaux: A Musical Soirée with Zoological Array Village Lights presents a salon concert for kids of all ages. Starla Hibler Raley, pianist, and Jack Ramey, narrator, will perform The Story of Babar: The Little Elephant, by Jean de Brunhoff, set to music by Francis Poulenc, and The Carnival of the Animals, by Camille Saint-Saëns, with poems by Ogden Nash. Canapés and a cash wine bar by Madison Vineyards. Juice and cookies for the younger set. Limited seating. Reservations…

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March 2017

Rainer Maria Rilke: A Bohemian Rhapsody

March 10, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

  Village Lights Poetry Café Rainer Maria Rilke: A Bohemian Rhapsody Who'd think serious poetry could be so much fun? In a relaxed, informal setting, Village Lights Poetry Café approaches poetry one poet at a time. The artistry of each poet is interwoven with their life, their time, and their world. The Café explores this with coffee, insightful conversation, and even a few poems. Recommended reading for this meeting of the Café is Rilke: Poems from Knopf (Everyman's Library Pocket Poets edition).

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Live Music-John Sheckler, dulcimer

March 11, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Village Lights Bookstore, 110 East Main Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Free

Live Music – John Sheckler, dulcimer “Not your granny’s dulcimer.” Local folk musician John Sheckler plays original and traditional songs on a mountain lap dulcimer crafted with his own hands. Seasonal sing-alongs for the kids.

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Frog Day at Big Oaks

March 22, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Big Oaks National Wildlife Refuge, 1661 West Jpg Niblo Road
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Free

 Jefferson County’s Krueger Lake,  Family-friendly, hands-on learning about frogs.

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Village Lights Poetry Nights

March 24, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Village Lights Bookstore, 110 East Main Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Free

  Village Lights Poetry Nights (with special guest, Kyle Craig) Open sign-up; open mic. Everyone is invited to participate. Read your own work or that of a favorite poet. Readers are welcome to draw from our shelves. MC for Village Lights Poetry Nights is well-known Madison poet, Jill Kelly Koren. We are pleased to feature special guest poet Kyle Craig, who will be reading from and signing his new book of haiku, Invisible Tea published by Red Moon Press.  

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Fossils Rock!

March 25, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Clifty Falls State Park, 1501 Green Rd.
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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$2.00

 Fossils Rock! Workshops & Exploration at Clifty Falls State Park Touch fossils from all around the world, play fossil games, get your personal fossils identified, ask geology questions to experts, and go on a fossil hike. For more info 812-273-8885.

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Live Music in the Twain Room

March 25, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Village Lights Bookstore, 110 East Main Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Free

  Live Music in the Twain Room – Tom Schneider, piano Cincinnati’s Tom Schneider offers a festive array of seasonal American Songbook standards, Broadway show tunes, bossa-nova/Latin, blues, and jazz on the Steinway grand. He’s got the white beard thing going and has promised to wear his Santa hat.  

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Rock’n’ Read Around the Clock!

March 31, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - April 1, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
Village Lights Bookstore, 110 East Main Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Free

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

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

April 15, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Free

  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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America’s Best Communities Grand Prize Parties

April 19, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Free

Join us for the Grand Prize Parties on Wednesday evening to watch live and see who brings home $3 Million! There are two locations for the Grand Prize Parties: Boneyard Grill (513 Clifty Drive) and Red Bicycle Hall (125 E Main Street) Both locations will have complimentary hors d'eouvres and a cash bar. We'll also be giving away our remaining "America's Hometown" t-shirts (while supplies last). We want the whole community to come together for this. All are welcome. Meet…

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Birding Tour of Big Oaks, National Wildlife Refuge

April 21, 2017 @ 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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$3.00

  Pack and lunch and your binoculars – it’s time to go birding.

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Earth Day Pedal and Picnic

April 22, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Clifty Falls State Park, 1501 Green Rd.
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Free

 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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Bicentennial Barn Project

April 24, 2017 @ 10:00 am - May 23, 2017 @ 4:30 pm
Free

Now through the end of June the 2016 Bicentennial Barn Project is on display at the Jefferson Co. Historical Society's History Center.  Working in conjunction with Indiana Landmarks, Dorrel Harrison has created a variety of barn plaques crafted from weathered barn board. "I take barn board that is going to be thrown away or burned and I redeem it-a second chance, a new life. Sometimes it is the actual wood from the barn that I use to handcraft the plaque."…

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Poetpalooza 2017

April 28, 2017 - April 29, 2017
Village Lights Bookstore, 110 East Main Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Free

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, 2017 @ 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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Meet the Artists at Rembrandt’s Gallery and Wine Bar

April 28, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Rembrandts, 323-325 E. Main St.
MADISON, IN 47250-3145 United States
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Free

Rembrandt's Gallery & Wine Bar will be hosting a Meet the Artists night featuring Bill and Gean Bowen, ceramics artisans from Charlestown, IN. This is a free event for the public. Doors open at 5:00p.m. at 323-325 East Main Street in Madison.

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May 2017

Bicentennial Barn Project

May 2, 2017 @ 10:00 am - July 1, 2017 @ 4:30 pm
Free

Now through the end of June the 2016 Bicentennial Barn Project is on display at the Jefferson Co. Historical Society's History Center.  Working in conjunction with Indiana Landmarks, Dorrel Harrison has created a variety of barn plaques crafted from weathered barn board. "I take barn board that is going to be thrown away or burned and I redeem it-a second chance, a new life. Sometimes it is the actual wood from the barn that I use to handcraft the plaque."…

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Indiana Campfire: Hike + Literature at Hanover College

May 3, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$15.00

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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The Savannah Sipping Society

May 12, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
$10.00

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.  Old Masonic Lodge at 217 E. Main St. May 12 & 13 from 7pm-9:30pm  

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A Royal Occasion Concert: Henry XVIII to Louis XIV

May 12, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Donation

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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The Savannah Sipping Society

May 13, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
$10.00

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.  Old Masonic Lodge at 217 E. Main St. May 12 & 13 from 7pm-9:30pm

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The Savannah Sipping Society

May 14, 2017 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
$10.00

Four women discover lasting friendships and a renewed determination to live life in the moment. Presented by Madison Community Players at the Old Masonic Lodge at 217 E. Main St. For more info 812-493-3357.   Sunday, May 14 from 2:30-4pm

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Architectural Walking Tour

May 20, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Broadway Fountain Madison, IN 47250 United States + Google Map
Free

Guided walking tour begins begins & ends at Broadway Fountain, 10am-12pm. HMI- 812-265-2967, donations accepted.

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Fourth Friday Downtown

May 26, 2017 @ 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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Movies in the Park

May 26, 2017 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Bicentennial Park, 106 West Vaughn Dr.
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Free

Free movie in Bicentennial Park. Movie to be announced.

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June 2017

Bicentennial Barn Project

June 1, 2017 @ 10:00 am - June 30, 2017 @ 4:30 pm
Free

Now through the end of June the 2016 Bicentennial Barn Project is on display at the Jefferson Co. Historical Society's History Center.  Working in conjunction with Indiana Landmarks, Dorrel Harrison has created a variety of barn plaques crafted from weathered barn board. "I take barn board that is going to be thrown away or burned and I redeem it-a second chance, a new life. Sometimes it is the actual wood from the barn that I use to handcraft the plaque."…

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Hike the New Trail at Hall-Carmer Wetlands

June 3, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Free

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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Madison Alley Tour

June 3, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
City Hall, 101 W. Main Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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$20.00

This tour begins at City Hall. After a short program you will board the trolleys and travel along Madison's back streets. Limited seating is available. Tickets are $15/person for city employees or members of participating organizations, $20 for non-members.

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Tales of Scales, Hands-on-fun!

June 9, 2017 @ 11:00 am - June 11, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
Clifty Falls State Park, 1501 Green Rd.
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Free

 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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Behind the Scenes Tour

June 10, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Lanier Mansion, 601 West 1st Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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$5 – $12

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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Architectural Walking Tour

June 17, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Broadway Fountain Madison, IN 47250 United States + Google Map
Free

Guided walking tour begins begins & ends at Broadway Fountain, 10am-12pm. HMI- 812-265-2967, donations accepted.

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2017 HPOCA National Summer Show

June 22, 2017 @ 9:00 am - June 24, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Jefferson County 4-H Fairgrounds, 3852 Indiana 256
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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$5.00

This event is hosted by the Ohio River Valley Oliver Collectors at the Jefferson Co. Fairgrounds. The Three Beauties, vendors, swap meets, tractor ride through Historic Madison (Friday @1:00), tractor pull, auction, working demonstration and toy show. Exhibitors are free. For more information 812-871-6452.   $10 pass good for all three days or $5 per day

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Fourth Friday Downtown

June 23, 2017 @ 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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Movies in the Park

June 27, 2017 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Bicentennial Park, 106 West Vaughn Dr.
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Free

Free Movie in Bicentennial Park. Movie to be announced.

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July 2017

Take a Kid Fishing

July 8, 2017 @ 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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Free

Take a Kid Fishing – Big Oaks NWR Free fishing day at Big Oaks

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Music at The Mansion

July 8, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lanier Mansion, 601 West 1st Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Donation

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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Music in the Park

July 14, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Broadway Fountain Madison, IN 47250 United States + Google Map
Free

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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American Queen

July 16, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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, 2017 - July 22, 2017
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, 2017 @ 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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Movies in the Park

July 29, 2017 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Bicentennial Park, 106 West Vaughn Dr.
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Free

Free movie in Bicentennial Park. Movie to be announced.

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August 2017

Music in the Park

August 11, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bicentennial Park, 106 West Vaughn Dr.
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Free

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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Music at the Mansion

August 12, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lanier Mansion, 601 West 1st Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Donation

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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Movies in the Park

August 12, 2017 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Bicentennial Park, 106 West Vaughn Dr.
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Free

Free movie in Bicentennial Park. Movie to be announced.

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Architectural Walking Tour

August 19, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Broadway Fountain Madison, IN 47250 United States + Google Map
Free

Guided walking tour begins begins & ends at Broadway Fountain, 10am-12pm. HMI- 812-265-2967, donations accepted.

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Fourth Friday Downtown

August 25, 2017 @ 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

Music in the Park

September 8, 2017 @ 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's historic district! Local food vendors and family friendly atmosphere. 5pm-9pm Bring your lawn chair!    

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Music at the Mansion

September 9, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Lanier Mansion, 601 West 1st Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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donation

Zercussion. Light jazz. Bring a picnic, bring a chair, bring a friend!

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Architectural Walking Tour

September 16, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Broadway Fountain Madison, IN 47250 United States + Google Map
Free

Guided walking tour begins begins & ends at Broadway Fountain, 10am-12pm. HMI- 812-265-2967, donations accepted.

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Fourth Friday Downtown

September 22, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Main Street Madison, IN 47250 United States + Google Map
Free

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

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Movies in the Park

September 22, 2017 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Bicentennial Park, 106 West Vaughn Dr.
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Free

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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October 2017

Madison Chautauqua Festival of Art

October 1, 2017 @ 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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Movies in the Park

October 6, 2017 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Bicentennial Park, 106 West Vaughn Dr.
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Free

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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Madison Main Street Downtown Loft Tour

October 7, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Main Street Madison, IN 47250 United States + Google Map
$15

Enjoy a self-guided tour of downtown loft spaces in varying stages of development. For more info 812-493-4984

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Belle Of Louisville Fall Foliage Cruise

October 17, 2017
$97.20

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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Night Spirits

October 20, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lanier Mansion, 601 West 1st Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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$10.

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.   MADISON, Ind. – The public is invited to the 11th annual Night Spirits at the Lanier Mansion State Historic Site on Friday, Oct. 20 from 7 to 9 p.m. Costumed actors portraying ‘spirits’ will recount…

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Madison’s Downtown Treasures Walking Tour

October 21, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Broadway Fountain, N. Broadway Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Free

Join us for a walking tour of Madison's Downtown Treasures. Take a guided or self-guided tour with your family and friends through our historic district to learn about Madison's rich architecture, art, and history. Tour begins at the Broadway Fountain. First 100 will receive a "gift bag"! For more info 812-265-2967

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Lanier/Madison Ghost Walk

October 21, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Lanier Mansion, 601 West 1st Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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$7 – $15

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, 2017 @ 11:15 pm - October 22, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
Madison’s Riverfront, Vaugh Drive
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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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 Fall Foliage Cruise

October 24, 2017
$97.20

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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Fourth Friday Downtown

October 27, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Main Street Madison, IN 47250 United States + Google Map
Free

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

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November 2017

Madison Craft Show

November 11, 2017 @ 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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Fourth Friday Downtown

November 24, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Main Street Madison, IN 47250 United States + Google Map
Free

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

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December 2017

Scrooge Macbeth

December 1, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - December 2, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Democratic Headquarters, 408 E. Main St. United States + Google Map
$10.00

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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Scrooge Macbeth

December 2, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Democratic Headquarters, 408 E. Main St. United States + Google Map
$10.00

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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Scrooge Macbeth

December 3, 2017 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Democratic Headquarters, 408 E. Main St. United States + Google Map
$10.00

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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Christmas Cheer from the Old World: Traditional music from Spain and France

December 10, 2017 @ 2:00 pm
Lanier Mansion, 601 West 1st Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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$5.00

On December 10, the Lanier Mansion State Historic Site will present a holiday concert, Christmas Cheer from the Old World: Traditional music from Spain and France. Guests will enjoy an intimate afternoon in the elegant atmosphere of the Lanier Mansion parlors, listening to music and stories from the old world. Tomás Lozano and Erica Rubis will share Christmas songs, ballads and festive traditional dance tunes, sung and played on guitar, treble, bass viol and the rarely-heard hurdy-gurdy – a stringed…

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January 2018

Ohio Theatre Winter Film Series featuring Annie

January 14 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Ohio Theatre, 105 E. Main Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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$5

Enjoy this 2018 Winter Film Series at the historic Ohio Theatre, 105 East Main Street. Sunday, January 14th will feature the classic 1982 film Annie, sponsored by Lyle Funeral Homes & Cremation Service.

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Ohio Theatre Winter Film Series featuring The Good The Bad and the Ugly

January 20 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Ohio Theatre, 105 E. Main Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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$5

Enjoy this 2018 Winter Film Series at the historic Ohio Theatre, 105 East Main Street. Saturday, January 20th will feature the classic 1966 film The Good The Bad and the Ugly, sponsored by Laurie & Mike Dorsey.

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Ohio Theatre Winter Film Series featuring Airplane!

January 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ohio Theatre, 105 E. Main Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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$5

Enjoy this 2018 Winter Film Series at the historic Ohio Theatre, 105 East Main Street. Saturday, January 27th will feature the classic 1980 film Airplane!, sponsored by Furniture & Things.

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February 2018

Ohio Theatre Winter Film Series featuring Groundhog Day

February 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ohio Theatre, 105 E. Main Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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$5

Enjoy this 2018 Winter Film Series at the historic Ohio Theatre, 105 East Main Street. Friday, February 2nd will feature the classic 1993 film Groundhog Day, sponsored by Bob & Tammy Courtney with the Fountain Building.

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Schocolade Celebration

February 10 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Lanthier Winery, 123 Mill Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Free

Don't miss this chocolate celebration lover's celebration. Gather someone special for a tastefully fun afternoon. Join us for Lanthier Winery's Ultimate Chocolate, Wine and Laughter.   Schocolade is an adult friendly event from 11am to 3pm.  Reservations are suggested for those persons wanting table seating.

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Ohio Theatre Winter Film Series featuring Sleepless in Seattle

February 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ohio Theatre, 105 E. Main Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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$5

Enjoy this 2018 Winter Film Series at the historic Ohio Theatre, 105 East Main Street. Saturday, February 10th will feature the classic 1993 film Sleepless in Seattle, sponsored by The White Barn Venue.

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The Book of Murder

February 16 @ 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Elks Lodge, 1251 W. Main St. United States + Google Map
$30.00

Murder Mystery Dinner Theater at the Elks Lodge, 1251 W. Main St. February 16 and 17

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The Book of Murder

February 17 @ 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Elks Lodge, 1251 W. Main St. United States + Google Map
$30.00

Murder Mystery Dinner Theater at the Elks Lodge, 1251 W. Main St. February 16 and 17

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The Book of Murder

February 18 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Elks Lodge, 1251 W. Main St. United States + Google Map
$30.00

 Sunday Matinee the Elks Lodge, 1251 W. Main St.

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Souper Saturday

February 24 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Free

Visit all seven Trail wineries for a taste of warm soups, breads and snacks. Contact for details.

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March 2018

Ohio Theatre Winter Film Series featuring Paper Moon

March 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ohio Theatre, 105 E. Main Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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$5

Enjoy this 2018 Winter Film Series at the historic Ohio Theatre, 105 East Main Street. Saturday, March 3rd will feature the classic 1973 drama/crime film Paper Moon, sponsored by Steve Joslin with Sticks Interior Decoration.

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Deal with the Dealer

March 10 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Lumber Mill Antique Mall, 721 West First Street
Madison, 47250 United States
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9am-6pm at Lumber Mill Antique Mall.  Get the best deal in town! Call 812-273-3040 for details.

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Behind the Scenes Tour

March 10 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
$5 – $12

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), 812-265-3526 There will not be a standard 4 p.m. tour.

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Madison’s St. Paddy’s Party Line-up

March 11 - March 18
Historic Downtown, Main Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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A week long celebration of this Irish holiday.

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International Folk Band of the Year “Calan”

March 11 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Thomas Family Winery, 208 East Second Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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The Ohio Valley Celtic Society and Thomas Family Winery are proud to present the Neo-Traditional Welsh Band "Calan" from 5-7 pm. Highly popular throughout the British Isles and Europe. this band has appeared with "Sting," won the prestigious "International Folk Band of the Year Award," and many other honors among its 6 albums. Thomas Family Winery, 208 E. Second St.

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A Celtic Symposium at The History Center

March 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Settle into your seats for a light-hearted, fun and educational evening of topics presented by experts of Celtic life and history. Topics will touch on local influence on architecture and culture, food and drink, etc. Free to public, light refreshments at 6:00 pm, program begins at 6:30 pm. For more information, please call 812-265-2744.

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Instrumental Visions Film Fest | A RiverRoots Event

March 13 @ 7:00 pm - March 18 @ 4:00 pm
Free, Donations Accepted

The Ohio River Valley Folk Society is presenting a four-part film series called Instrumental Visions: A Continuing History of the Music Festival. The Folk Society is a Madison non-profit dedicated to cultural offerings and music education. It is a tax deductible means of supporting the annual RiverRoots Festival and produces the annual RiverRoots Music Series, featuring both regional and national touring Americana acts. Hosted by Grammy award-winning artist and local resident, Robert Reynolds, the Instrumental Visions series seeks to bring…

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OVCS Movie Night at The Ohio Theatre featuring “The Commitments”

March 15 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The History Center, 615 West First Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Free, donations appreciated

A group of young Irish musicians decide to form an R&B band, right out of Detroit! Complications, hilarity and Wilson Pickett! Donations at Door, Adult Beverages! 6:30 pm doors open and 7:00 pm start. For more information, please call 812-273-3755!

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City of Madison’s Kick-Off to St. Patrick’s Day

March 16 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thomas Family Winery, 208 East Second Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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$30.00

Madison salutes its Irish heritage with an evening of downtown entertainment in classic “pub crawl” form! “A Taste of Ireland” passport, Irish dishes at local restaurants, contests, dancers, and much more. A Taste of Ireland Trolley Crawl begins at 5 pm at the Mulberry & Second Street Parking Lot (Across from Thomas Family Winery). For information, Tickets, please visit or call Visit Madison at 1-800-559-2956!

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St. Patrick’s Day

March 17
Historic Downtown, Main Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Check local establishments and FACEBOOK for St. Patrick's events! For information, please call Visit Madison at 1-800-559-2956! | www.facebook.com/visitmadisonindiana

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OVCS Sunday Afternoon Tea

March 18 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free, donations appreciated

Enjoy a selection of Irish teas served alongside classic tea time snacks. Open to the Public, no charge but donations are appreciated. 2-5pm. For more information, please call 812-265-2967. West Street Art Center, 301 West St.

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CANCELLED | Eggstravaganza

March 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Lanier Mansion, 601 West 1st Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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$3.00

Due to inclement weather, Eggstravaganza has been cancelled. 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 12:20 pm. $3 per child (adults with paid child are free) For more info 812-265-3526  

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Blush Pre-Derby Fashion Show

March 30 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Rembrandt’s Gallery & Wine Bar, 323 East Main Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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$30 – $50

Preview party with fabulous "big brim hats" and "fascinators". Hors D'oeuvres and wine go hand & hand with great style! $30 per person or $50 for 2 tickets

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April 2018

A Garden Affair

April 7 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Richwood on the River, 1233 KY-36
Milton, KY 40045 United States
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$35.00

Luncheon at Richwood on the River. Live auction. Proceeds benefit the Lanier Mansion Gardens. For more information 812-265-3526

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Bits and Pieces Quilt Show

April 13 - April 14
Jefferson County 4-H Fairgrounds, 3852 Indiana 256
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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$5.00

10am-5pm daily, 4-H Fairgrounds, 812-273-1223  

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22nd Annual Hot Luck & Fiery Foods Marketplace

April 14 - April 15
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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Behind the Scenes Tour

April 14 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Lanier Mansion, 601 West 1st Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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$5 – $12

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), 812-265-3526

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Tulips & Juleps

April 17 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
River Terrace Health Campus, 120 Presbyterian Avenue
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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$40.00

Expand your horticultural knowledge and share spirits and giggles by participating in our First Annual Tulips and Juleps class at River Terrace Campus.

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Spring into the Valley

April 21 - April 22
Free

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

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Fourth Friday Downtown

April 27 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:00pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until November 23, 2018

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 812-493-4984

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American Duchess

April 28 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Take a stroll on Madison, Indiana's beautiful riverfront and enjoy the sights of the American Duchess Steamboat docked on our shores. 8:00-5:00 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 venues,…

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Spring Celebration Festival

April 28 @ 11:00 am - April 29 @ 2:00 pm
Lanthier Winery, 123 Mill Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Free

11am - 2pm daily at Lanthier Winery. Discover one of the nation's few outdoor fine art galleries amidst abundant spring blossoms. Join Master Gardeners for free garden tours , workshops and wine tasting. For more info 812-273-2409  

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May 2018

Celebrate Visit Madison! National Tourism Week ( May 6-12)

May 6 @ 9:00 am - May 12 @ 5:00 pm
Madison Visitors Center, 601 W. First St.
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Free

Check back for details of Tourism Week Activities! Monday May 7th, TBD Tuesday May 8th, TBD Wednesday May 9th, TBD Thursday May 10th, TBD Friday May 11th, TBD All of the above will take place at the Visitors Center. We will also announce our 2018 HOSTS (Honoring Our Super Tourism Stars) Award Winner during Tourism Week! Free Admission to Indiana State Parks and Historic Madison Museum Properties on Sunday May 6th!

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Celebrate Visit Madison | Free Trolley Tour

May 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Madison Visitors Center, 601 W. First St.
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Free

In honor of National Travel & Tourism Week explore downtown Madison, Indiana on one of two FREE Trolley Tours. Learn about our beautiful historic river town and enjoy a short hour of fun. LIMITED SEATS | FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE Please arrive to the Visitors Center - 601 W. First St. at 5:45 p.m., the first 25 guests will enjoy a free trolley tour. (Next tour is Friday, May 11th @ 10:00 a.m.)

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Celebrate Visit Madison | Free Trolley Tour

May 11 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Madison Jefferson County Public Library, 420 W. Main Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Free

In honor of National Travel & Tourism Week explore downtown Madison, Indiana on one of two FREE Trolley Tours. Learn about our beautiful historic river town and enjoy a short hour of fun. LIMITED SEATS | FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE Please arrive to the Visitors Center - 601 W. First St. at 9:45 a.m., the first 25 guests will enjoy a free trolley tour.

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Molly Datillo 5K Run/Walk & Elementary Races

May 12 @ 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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Behind the Scenes Tour

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

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), 812-265-3526

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Madtown 5K Mud Climb

May 19 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Madison Visitor’s Center, 601 W. First Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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$50

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. The course begins downtown and ends at the Boys & Girls Club on the hill. For more information contact 812-265-5811.  

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Madison’s Treasures Walking Tour

May 19 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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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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Spring Old Court Days

May 25 - May 27
Jefferson County Courthouse, 300 East Main Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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FREE

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 25 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:00pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until November 23, 2018

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 812-493-4984

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Golf Cart Parade | Benefitting United Way

May 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Madison’s Riverfront, Vaugh Drive
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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$20

Summer Fun Golf Cart Parade May 25th | Memorial Day Weekend | 7PM on Riverfront Decorate your Golf Cart, RZR, or UTV! Parade ends at Bicentennial Park where you can purchase tickets for $1 to vote for your favorite! All proceeds go to the Jefferson County United Way Winners will be announced at Bicentennial Park during the Movie in the Park. PRIZES: Most Creative - $300 Most Enthusiastic  - $300 Best Theme - $300  People's Choice - $300 Cunningham's Gift…

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Mayor’s Movies in the Park

May 25 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Bicentennial Park, 106 West Vaughn Dr.
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Free

FREE Movie in the Park begins at dusk. Wizard of Oz. Concessions available for purchase from Kona Ice of Madison/Columbus Indiana and CARE for KIDS INC. In case of inclement weather, movie will be moved indoors OR rescheduled. Stay tuned to this page and City of Madison IN - City Hall for updates.

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Riverfront Run Car Show

May 26 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Madison Riverfront Madison, IN 47250 United States + Google Map
$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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Rockin’ Thunder River Tours Season Opening!

May 26 @ 11:00 am - 7:00 pm

The only Jet Boat tours of the Ohio River and Kentucky River. 5 tours to choose from. $29-$199 five different tours to choose from. Call for details 812-701-1155

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Author Event and Book Signing at Village Lights – Summer Wind: A Soldier’s Road from Indiana to Vietnam

May 26 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Village Lights Bookstore, 110 East Main Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Village Lights Bookstore will host an author event and book signing on Saturday, May 26th. Authors, Randy and Roxanne Mills will give a presentation in the second floor Reading Room at 1:00pm and again at 2:00pm. Each presentation will be followed by Q&A. The authors will then sign copies of their book on the main floor of the store. Summer Wind: A Soldier’s Road from Indiana to Vietnam, tells the heartbreaking story of Richard “Dick” Wolfe, a Princeton, Indiana youth…

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June 2018

RiverRoots Music & Folk Arts Festival

June 8 - June 9
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.   Weekend Pass Jan 26th - Feb 2nd -$20 (Limited quantities) Feb 3rd - May 7th -$30 May 8th - June 7th -$35 Day of Show at Gate -$40 Day Passes Friday $15 pre-sale | $25 Day of Show at Gate Saturday $25 pre-sale | $35 Day of Show at Gate Ages 13-16 $5 day pass | $10 weekend Kids 12 &…

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Always a Bridesmaid

June 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$10.00

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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Outdoor Women at Big Oaks

June 9 @ 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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Behind the Scenes Tour (SOLD OUT)

June 9 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Lanier Mansion, 601 West 1st Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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$5 – $12

SOLD OUT, NEXT Behind the Scenes Tour is July 14th. 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), 812-265-3526 There will not be a standard 4 p.m. tour.

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Music at the Mansion

June 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lanier Mansion, 601 West 1st Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Free

Sycamore Community Band 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. for more info 812-265-3526. Donations encouraged.

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Always a Bridesmaid

June 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$10.00

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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Always a Bridesmaid

June 10 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
$10.00

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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Music in the Park

June 15 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until September 14, 2018

Broadway Fountain, N. Broadway Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Free

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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Madison’s Treasures Walking Tour

June 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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Riverfront Wine, Stein & Barrel

June 16 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bicentennial Park, 106 West Vaughn Dr.
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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$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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Fourth Friday Downtown

June 22 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 5:00pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until November 23, 2018

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 812-493-4984

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Fourth Friday Downtown

June 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 812-493-4984

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Mayor’s Movies in the Park | Secret Life of Pets

June 22 @ 9:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Bicentennial Park, 106 West Vaughn Dr.
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Free

RESCHEDULED for Friday 6/29 same time due to inclement weather. FREE Movie in the Park begins at dusk. Secret Life of Pets. In case of inclement weather, movie will be moved indoors OR rescheduled. Stay tuned to this page and City of Madison IN - City Hall Facebook event for updates.

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FREE Tours at National Historic Landmark Eleutherian College

June 23 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 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 3:00 p.m.

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FREE Family Day @ Dr. Hutchings’ Office & Museum

June 24 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Dr. Hutchings Office & Museum, 120 W. Third Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Free

Enjoy a FREE family day at one of Historic Madison, Inc. owned properties: Dr. Hutchings' Office & Museum. Learn how Dr. William Hutchings practiced medicine in the 19th century, fun for the family.

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July 2018

Mayor’s Movies in the Park (Tuesday) | The movie Madison

July 3 @ 9:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Bicentennial Park, 106 West Vaughn Dr.
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Free

FREE Movie in the Park begins at dusk. The movie MADISON will be shown. Concessions available for purchase from Kona Ice of Madison/Columbus Indiana and CARE for KIDS INC. In case of inclement weather, movie will be moved indoors OR rescheduled. Stay tuned to this page and City of Madison IN - City Hall Facebook event for updates. Please thank our sponsors who make these movies possible: TITLE SPONSOR: Sedam Contracting Supporting sponsors: North Madison Christian Church, Madison Precision, Commonwealth Engineers,…

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Madison Regatta

July 6 - July 8
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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Quaff On! Roostertail Music Festival

July 6 @ 5:00 pm - July 7 @ 11:30 pm
Bicentennial Park, 106 West Vaughn Dr.
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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See Ticket Combos

Indiana's newest music festival becomes part of our oldest boat racing tradition! Quaff On! Roostertail Music Festival presented by Belterra Casino. See The Turnpike Troubadours The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band, Quiet Hollers, JD Shelburne, Nick Dittmeier & the Sawdusters, Rusty Bladen and a number of great Rock, Reggae and Country artists. Enjoy Food Trucks, Breweries, Fireworks, Racing and the best music acts you will see all SUMMER! Kid-friendly, come after the City of Madison/Madison Regatta Parade or come on…

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City of Madison/ Madison Regatta Parade

July 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
United States + Google Map
Free

Celebrate the Independence Holiday with the City of Madison/Madison Regatta Parade sponsored by German American Bank on Main Street. Parade is on Friday, July 6th. Starts at Jefferson Street at 7:00 p.m. Head over to the Roostertail Music Festival at Bicentennial Park after the parade.

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American Legion Post 9 Fireworks Extravaganza!

July 7 @ 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Madison’s Riverfront, Vaugh Drive
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Free

Free fireworks display on Madison's Riverfront during the Madison Regatta weekend. Fireworks begin at dark.

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Jefferson County 4H Fair

July 9 - July 14
Jefferson County 4-H Fairgrounds, 3852 Indiana 256
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Exhibits, music, rides and more. For more info 812-265-8919.

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American Queen

July 10 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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This popular riverboat will be docked on Madison's riverfront from 8am-5pm   No public tours.

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Music in the Park

July 13 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until September 14, 2018

Broadway Fountain, N. Broadway Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Free

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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Behind the Scenes Tour

July 14 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Lanier Mansion, 601 West 1st Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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$5 – $12

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), 812-265-3526

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Music at the Mansion

July 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lanier Mansion, 601 West 1st Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Free

Juggernaut Jug Band 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.For more info 812-265-3526 Donations encouraged.

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Madison’s Treasures Walking Tour

July 21 @ 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 27 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 5:00pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until November 23, 2018

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 812-493-4984

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Mayor’s Movies in the Park | The Love Bug

July 27 @ 9:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Bicentennial Park, 106 West Vaughn Dr.
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Free

FREE Movie in the Park begins at dusk. The movie THE LOVE BUG will be shown. Thanks to River Valley Community Church! They will be serving snacks and drinks! In case of inclement weather, movie will be moved indoors OR rescheduled. Stay tuned to the City's Facebook page for updates: City of Madison IN - City Hall. Please thank the rest of our season sponsors who make these movies possible: Sedam Contracting, North Madison Christian Church, Madison Precision, Commonwealth Engineers, Inc.,…

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Indiana Artisan Weekend

July 28 - 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. For more info call 888-473-6500.

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Eleutherian College – Free Public Tours

July 28 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Historic Eleutherian College, 6927 W. SR 250
Madison/Lancaster, IN United States
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FREE

Join us Saturday, July 28 from 10-3 for free tours of Eleutherian College! https://starling.crowdriff.com/js/crowdriff.js

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August 2018

Music in the Park

August 10 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Broadway Fountain, N. Broadway Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Free

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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Behind the Scenes Tour

August 11 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Lanier Mansion, 601 West 1st Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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$5 – $12

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, 812-265-3526

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Music at the Mansion

August 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lanier Mansion, 601 West 1st Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Free

 Lick Creek Band 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.812-265-3526 Donations encouraged.

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Madison RibberFest BBQ & Blues

August 17 - August 18
Bicentennial Park, 106 West Vaughn Dr.
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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$30.00

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 $30 Pre-sale on sale June 15, 2018, while supplies last (these include $10 in food and beverage coupons) $30 *Advance wristband sales begin after pre-sale is over (no food coupons) and will only be available until August 16th online and by phone *You may still purchase them in person (while supplies last) at the Visitor’s Center…

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Madison’s Treasures Walking Tour

August 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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Neavill’s Grove “Old Settlers Meeting”

August 24 - August 26
Free

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 24 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 5:00pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until November 23, 2018

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 812-493-4984

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Eleutherian College – Free Public Tours

August 25 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Historic Eleutherian College, 6927 W. SR 250
Madison/Lancaster, IN United States
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FREE

Join us Saturday, August 25th from 10-3 for free tours of Eleutherian College! https://starling.crowdriff.com/js/crowdriff.js

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1st Annual Riverfront Bike Show

August 26 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Madison Riverfront Madison, IN 47250 United States + Google Map
Free

THORNTON'S END OF SUMMER BIKE SHOW! Wrap up your summer with a week of excitement starting with this chance to show off your sweet ride and do some drooling at the 1st Annual Riverfront Bike Show. They will be showcasing dozens of showroom and vintage motorcycles, featuring numerous pieces from John Thornton's legendary personal collection. Do you own a vintage motorcycle? Be apart of the show! Email: sales@thorntoncycle.com Come back the following weekend for the Annual Rockin' on the River…

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Chelsea Jubilee

August 31 - September 1
Saluda Township Park, Highway 62
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Free

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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September 2018

Rockin’ on the River

September 1 @ 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Madison Riverfront Madison, IN 47250 United States + Google Map
Free Admission to Public

Rockin' on the River presented by German American Bank River Run XXII 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 The Doctors Band (Opening Act) - 6:00 p.m. The Monarchs - 8:00 p.m. Food Concessions Available Live Music All Day at Bicentennial Park - Bring a…

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Canaan Fall Festival and Pony Express Mail Run

September 7 - September 8
Canaan Restoration Council, Main Street
Canaan, IN 47224 United States
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FREE

Pony express mail run between Canaan and Madison.  Food, stage entertainment, kid's games, exhibits , flea market, arts/crafts.   Admission Free. For more info 812-839-6855 Friday - 3pm - 10pm; Saturday 8am-10:00pm.  

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Behind the Scenes Tour

September 8 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Lanier Mansion, 601 West 1st Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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$5 – $12

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), 812-265-3526 There will not be a standard 4 p.m. tour.

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Music at the Mansion

September 8 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Lanier Mansion, 601 West 1st Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Free

Small Time Napoleon 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. 812-265-3526. Donations encouraged.

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Music in the Park

September 14 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until September 14, 2018

Broadway Fountain, N. Broadway Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Free

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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Dallas Moore Band & Sunday Poker Run

September 14 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Moose Lodge 765, 340 Michigan Road
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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$15

Moose Lodge 765 presents recording artist Dallas Moore Band Friday September 14th - Doors open at 7:00 PM - $15 Admission LIMITED SEATING | 400 Tickets Available                       Moose Riders Charity Poker Run Benefit Ride for H.O.P.P.S Helping Our Pediatric Patients Smile Sponsored by Madison Lodge #765 Sunday September 16th, 2018 | Sign-Up at Noon Kick Stands Up: 1:00 P.M. Entrance Fee: $20 single/ $30 couple - Meal included For…

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Madison’s Treasures Walking Tour

September 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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Eleutherian College Fall Festival – Free Public Tours

September 15 @ 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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Hispanic Cultural Awareness Day

September 15 @ 4:00 pm - 8:30 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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Lanier/Madison Ghost Walk

September 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Lanier Mansion, 601 West 1st Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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$7 – $15

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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Mayor’s Movie in the Park | Jumanji

September 21 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Bicentennial Park, 106 West Vaughn Dr.
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Free

CANCELLED DUE TO POTENTIAL INCLEMENT WEATHER  FREE Movie in the Park begins at dusk. Jumanji (original) will be shown. Concessions available for purchase from Kona Ice of Madison/Columbus Indiana and CARE for KIDS INC. In case of inclement weather, movie will be moved indoors OR rescheduled. Stay tuned to this page and City of Madison IN - City Hall Facebook event for updates. Please thank our sponsors who make these movies possible: TITLE SPONSOR: Sedam Contracting Supporting sponsors: North Madison Christian Church,…

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5 to the 5 Vintage Hydros Presents Madison Vintage Thunder

September 22 - September 23
Madison Riverfront Madison, IN 47250 United States + Google Map
FREE

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO UNFAVORABLE AND UNSAFE RIVER CONDITIONS. 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! For more information call 812-701-1073.  

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Lanier/Madison Ghost Walk

September 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Lanier Mansion, 601 West 1st Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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$7 – $15

SOLD OUT!   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…

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Fall Old Court Days

September 28 - September 30
Jefferson County Courthouse, 300 East Main Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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FREE

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

September 28 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 5:00pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until November 23, 2018

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 812-493-4984

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Madison Chautauqua Festival of Art

September 29 - September 30
Historic Downtown, Main Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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FREE

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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Harvest Celebration Festival

September 29 @ 10:00 am - September 30 @ 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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17th Annual Madison Air Show

September 29 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Madison Municipal Airport, 3919 West Ims Lane
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Donation

Join us for the 17th Annual Madison Municipal Airport Air Show! https://www.madisonmunicipalairport.com/airshow.html Admission: Monetary Donation Times: Gates open at 10am. Air Show will portion will start at 1pm. RAIN DATE is September 30th

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Lanier/Madison Ghost Walk

September 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Lanier Mansion, 601 West 1st Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
+ Google Map
$7 – $15

SOLD OUT!   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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October 2018

Tri Kappa Tour of Homes

October 5 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Historic Downtown, Main Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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$18 – $20

Biennial tour of Historic sites in downtown Madison. Hours Friday and Saturday 10am-6pm and Sunday, 12pm-5pm. Presale until Sept 21st: Adults are $18 Child (5-10) are $6 Under 5 free   After Sept 21st: Adults are $20 Child (5-10) are $8 Under 5 free For more information call: 812-599-2638 or email: nadjaboone@yahoo.com

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Mayor’s Movies in the Park | The Lion King

October 5 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Bicentennial Park, 106 West Vaughn Dr.
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Free

FREE Movie in the Park begins at dusk. THE LION KING will be shown. Concessions available for purchase from Kona Ice of Madison/Columbus Indiana and CARE for KIDS INC. In case of inclement weather, movie will be moved indoors OR rescheduled. Stay tuned to this page and City of Madison IN – City Hall Facebook event for updates. Please thank our sponsors who make these movies possible: TITLE SPONSOR: Sedam Contracting Supporting sponsors: North Madison Christian Church, Madison Precision, Commonwealth Engineers, Inc.,…

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Hanover College Homecoming Weekend

October 6 - October 7
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Tri Kappa Tour of Homes

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

Biennial tour of Historic sites in downtown Madison. Hours Friday and Saturday 10am-6pm and Sunday, 12pm-5pm. Presale until Sept 21st: Adults are $18 Child (5-10) are $6 Under 5 free   After Sept 21st: Adults are $20 Child (5-10) are $8 Under 5 free

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2nd Annual Madison RDC UTV/Golf Cart Poker Run

October 6 @ 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
IN United States + Google Map
$25

2nd ANNUAL MADISON RDC UTV/GOLF CART POKER RUN Sponsored by SuperATV Saturday, October 6, 2018 Tailgate & Party presented by SuperATV - 10:00 a.m. - noon. Registration from 11:00 a.m. to noon at the Gazebo on Vaughn Drive. $25 per hand, play as many hands as you wish. High hand wins. $1000 Grand Prize, $300 2nd Place, $100 3rd Place Drive your UTV, ATV or Golf Cart to 5 designated stops along the riverfront, pick a card at each stop. You have 4 hours to make five stops. Return…

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Tri Kappa Tour of Homes

October 7 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Historic Downtown, Main Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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$18 – $20

Biennial tour of Historic sites in downtown Madison. Hours Friday and Saturday 10am-6pm and Sunday, 12pm-5pm. Presale until Sept 21st: Adults are $18 Child (5-10) are $6 Under 5 free   After Sept 21st: Adults are $20 Child (5-10) are $8 Under 5 free

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WWI Medal of Honor Centennial Celebration

October 12 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 1415 North Gate Road
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Free

Join us on October 12th, 2018, for a WWI Medal of Honor Centennial Celebration to honor one of Jefferson County’s own and Indiana’s only Medal of Honor recipient in WWI, Major Samuel Woodfill. The event will take place exactly 100 years to the day when Woodfill's actions earned him the Medal of Honor. A bronze bust of Samuel Woodfill, sculpted by local artist Donna Weaver, will be unveiled at the event, where it will permanently reside. The WWI Medal of Honor…

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Hunter’s Moon Celebration

October 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Lanthier Winery, 123 Mill Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Free

Fall gardening and plant give away.  The big bulb drop and fall divide mix. For more info 812-273-2409

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Soup Stew Chili & Brew

October 13 @ 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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Behind the Scenes Tour

October 13 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Lanier Mansion, 601 West 1st Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
+ Google Map
$5 – $12

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), 812-265-3526 There will not be a standard 4 p.m. tour.

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Lanier/Madison Ghost Walk

October 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Lanier Mansion, 601 West 1st Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
+ Google Map
$7 – $15

SOLD OUT! 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…

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Mayor’s Movies in the Park | Toy Story (Rescheduled from 8/31)

October 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bicentennial Park, 106 West Vaughn Dr.
Madison, IN 47250 United States
+ Google Map
Free

FREE Movie in the Park begins at dusk. Toy Story will be shown. Concessions available for purchase from Kona Ice of Madison/Columbus Indiana and CARE for KIDS INC. In case of inclement weather, movie will be moved indoors OR rescheduled. Stay tuned to this page and City of Madison IN - City Hall Facebook event for updates. Please thank our sponsors who make these movies possible: TITLE SPONSOR: Sedam Contracting Supporting sponsors: North Madison Christian Church, Madison Precision, Commonwealth Engineers, Inc.,…

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Historic Belle of Louisville Sunset Cruise

October 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$15

Historic Belle of Louisville 2018 Sunset Cruise! Cruise 7pm-8:30pm, boarding at 6:30pm. TICKET PRICES (per person): $15/ adults and seniors $9/child ages 4-12 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 NEXT CRUISE IS MONDAY OCTOBER 22, 2018 https://starling.crowdriff.com/js/crowdriff.js

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