Madison Living - Events - Periodic - Madison, Wisconsin, USA

Annual festivals, special events, and ongoing events throughout the year
  • Art Fair on the Square: organized by the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art; features music, entertainment, outdoor dining, artists exhibiting mixed media, ceramics, drawings, graphics, prints, fiber, leather, furniture, glass, jewelry, metal works, paintings, photographs, sculpture, 3D mixed media, and wood
  • Bock Fest: Capital Brewery's celebration of beer
  • Book Fest: Wisconsin Book Festival; annual October celebration of reading, writing, and the written word; events in Madison, Milwaukee, and throughout the state; a year-round, statewide series of public programs about reading, writing, and literacy
  • Brat: World's Largest Brat Fest; eat one of Wisconsin's signature foods; particpants consumed over 28 km of brats, over 85 metric tons, in a past fest
  • Celebrating Youth: youth stage performances
  • Community: Monona Community Festival
  • Crazy Legs Classic: run/walk fundraiser; University of Wisconsin Department of Intercollegiate Athletics
  • Dane County Fair: celebration of agriculture and industry
  • Dances: Dane Dances; music, dancing, and fun to help break down barriers of race
  • Dairy Expo: World Dairy Expo; a dairy industry tradeshow held in Madison
  • Fair: Dane County Fair; youth exhibits, barns, animals, carnival rides, live music, and entertainment
  • Farmer's Mkt: Dane County Farmer's Market on the Square; an open-air food, produce, and flower market held at The Square, the area round the Capitol dome in downtown Madison on Saturdays and Wednesdays; this counter-clockwise walking ritual is one of Madison's most noted features
  • Festivals: events
  • Film Fest: Wisconsin Film Festival; an annual film series program by the University of Wisconsin--Madison Arts Institute
  • Fireworks: Rhythm & Booms; an Independence-day celebration highlighted by fireworks in Warner Park in Madison
  • Fishing: Madison Fishing Expo; fishing tackle, equipment, boats, leading manufacturers, and dealers
  • Garden Expo: presented by Wisconsin Public Television
  • Great Taste: Great Taste of the Midwest; fermented malt beverages
  • Homecoming: University of Wisconsin Alumni Association
  • Horse Fair: Midwest Horse Fair
  • International Fest: Overture Center for the Arts International Festival; Dane County artists. Featurng arts, crafts, food, and performances
  • Jazz @ 5: Summer weekly Jazz concert series at State Street and the Capitol Square
  • Jazzfest: Capital City Jazz Fest
  • Jazz Isthmus: Isthmus Jazz Festival; celebration of America's homegrown art form; at the Memorial Union Terrace
  • Marathon: Madison Marathon; foot race that snakes through the isthmus; also half marathon, 10 km, and 5 km races
  • Sprints: Capitol Square Sprints; foot races throughout town
  • St Pat's Parade: St. Patrick's Day parade
  • Taste: Taste of Madison; an annual food festival with live music on Capitol Square
  • Whad'Ya Know: Michael Feldman's public radio show; taped live in Madison as well as occasionally at some remote locations
  • Willy St: Willy Street Fair
  • Winter Fest: on Madison's Capitol Square
  • WisCon: Annual feminist science fiction convention held in Madison
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