We know how to throw a party! We’ve been doing this since 1809….there is ALWAYS something to do when you come to Madison. There are home tours, music events, garden tours, holiday events, parades, arts/crafts shows, 5Ks, car shows, food & wine tastings, and beer on tap – just to name a few.

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

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Madison Riverfront

Madison, IN 47250 United States

September 2020

American Duchess Visit

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

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

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POSTPONED UNTIL 2021 – Rockin’ on the River

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

Due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) this event is postponed until 2021.  Rockin' on the River presented by German American Bank River Run XXIII Car Show - 10:00 a.m. Featuring classic cars, muscle cars, street rods, antique cars, restored originals, motorcycles, and special interest vehicles. Over 350 machines exhibited. Car Show Awards - 4:00 p.m. Best of Show Trophy; Best Class Trophy; Traveler's Award; Fabulous 50 Opening Act TBD - 6:00 p.m. TBD - 8:00 p.m. Food Concessions Available Live Music All…

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American Duchess Visit

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

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

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5 to the 5 Vintage Hydros Presents Madison Vintage Thunder

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

Vintage race boat event to be held on the Ohio River. A family friendly event. See 30-50 vintage hydroplanes all of varying sizes and power.  10am-5pm both days. $5 admission. For more information call 812-701-1073.   $5 per person admission

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