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.
Includes Pub Crawl on March 12th, for only $35, you’ll visit 5 of Madison’s favorite establishments on the Madison Trolley. Tickets are on sale now at the Madison Visitors Center, 601 West First St. or by calling 800-559-2956. Try Irish Road Bowling beginning at 3pm on a short urban course, Irish music and more. Festivities begin March 8 and go through March 17. Check out the full schedule of events.Find out more »
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 5th. Starts at Jefferson Street at 7:00 p.m. Head over to the Roostertail Music Festival at Bicentennial Park after the parade.Find out more »
Due to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) this event has been switched Virtual. From 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. look for Madison Main Street businesses to go live and encourage online shopping. Follow Facebook event. . Fourth Friday traditionally is held on Madison Main Street and participating stores have extended hours, great shopping, awesome restaurants, family activities, live music, and FREE trolley rides. 5-8/9pm 812-274-0195.Find out more »
UPDATE November 13, 2020: We are disappointed to announce the City of Madison “A Very Merry Christmas Parade” and “Christmas Festival on Main” are canceled. The lights at the Broadway Fountain will still be illuminated to kick off the season, but the city will not host this year’s “Light Up Madison” event. The Parks Department “Christmas Craft Show” is also canceled. “This was a difficult decision for us to make, but the health of our community must come first. Unfortunately,…Find out more »
Fourth Friday for the month of May is back! Shop local on May 28th for the chance to win a gift card to a Madison restaurant. - Make a purchase with a participating business on May 28th to get a stamp on your Fourth Friday pass! Fourth Friday passes with stamps will be entered into a drawing the following Monday. - Current participating businesses you can shop with for a chance at a gift card: Betty Jefferies Madison Buy, Sell,…Find out more »
If you have an Event or Festival that is not listed here, or if you see a date that is incorrect, contact us.
Dates & Times subject to change. Please call ahead.