• Local Events

    What’s Happening Around Madison

    Dane County Farmers Market Saturdays on the Square Starting April 16 thru Nov. 12 6:15am-1:45pm On the Capitol Square, Downtown Madison https://dcfm.org/markets/saturday-on-the-square   Kids In The Rotunda- Overture Center Offering in-person and Live Stream Performances https://www.overture.org/programs/kids-in-the-rotunda   American Players Theater -Spring Green Full line-up of Plays including Love’s Labour’s Lost by William Shakespeare Art in the woods installations throughout the grounds July-October Midsummer Music and Tours  https://americanplayers.org/   Devil’s Lake State Park Hiking, camping fishing, spectacular scenery, and more! Devilslakewisconsin.com     Biking in Madison Parks Biking in and around Madison, Adventure Trails, Mountain Biking and more https://www.cityofmadison.com/parks/biking   Ice Age Trail – Runs through 30 counties https://www.iceagetrail.org/ice-age-trail/   Get Ready…

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    Your Neighborhood Farmers’ Markets

    Dane County Farmers’ MarketSaturday on the Square, April 16 – Nov. 126:15am-1:45pmhttps://dcfm.org/markets/saturday-on-the-square Hilldale Farmers MarketHilldale Shopping CenterWed. and Sat, May 7 -Oct 298:00am to 1:00pmhttps://hilldale.com/about/farmers-market/ Northside Farmers’ MarketNorthside Town CenterSundays 8:30am-12:30pm May 8- Oct 23 www.northsidefarmersmarket.org/ East Side Farmers’ MarketMcPike Park, 202 S. Ingersoll St., MadisonTuesdays: 4:00pm-7:00pmApril -Octoberhttp://www.eastsidefarmersmarket.org/ Westside Community Market750 University Row, UW Health Digestive Health Parking LotSaturdays, April 16-Nov. 127:00am-12:30pmwww.westsidecommunitymarket.org/ Fitchburg Center Farmers’ MarketAgora Pavilion – 5500 East Cheryl Parkway May–OctoberEvery Thursday 3pm–6pmwww.fitchburgmarket.com Full list of local farmers markets:https://www.cityofmadison.com/live-work/neighborhoods/farmers-markets Madison offers over 4000 community garden plots:https://danegardens.net/

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    Wisconsin’s Winter Wonderland!

    Just Because It’s Winter Doesn’t Mean We Can’t Play Outside! From Ice Fishing and Ice Climbing to SnowShoeing and Mini-Golfing,  3D Snowflake Making, Free Snowshoe Rentals, Frozen Luminaries,  and so much more. Not up for the tundra? No worries! We also have movies, art projects, live music, and more for you to enjoy.    Dane County Farmers’ Market IndoorsSat., Jan. 8 – Sat. April 9th, Garver Feed Mill 8amhttps://dcfm.org/fresh Frozen Assets FestivalDaily Events Jan. 31-Feb 5https://www.cleanlakesalliance.org/frozen-assets/ NARI Remodeling ExpoJan 29-30, Madison Marriott Convention Centerhttps://nariexpo.com/show-information/ Winter Carnival-MadisonPresented by: Wisconsin Union Feb. 7-12 Wisconsin Fishing ExpoFebruary 25- Feb 27Alliant Energy Center, Madisonhttps://wifishingexpo.com/ Play Madison ParksIce Skating, Cross-Country skiing, Disc Golf, Sledding Hills,…

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    Madison is Magical During the Holidays!

    Holiday Fantasy in Lights, Madison Tradition. Dusk till Dawn at Olin Park, Drive-thruhttp://www.fantasyinlights.com/ Henry Vilas Zoo Lights Now- Dec. 30th https://www.henryvilaszoo.gov/home/lights/ Holiday Song Walk – Olbrich Botanical Gardens Featuring local musicians offering a GPS activated Holiday Song Walk featuring a mix of holiday classics and original tunes as you work through the many gardens that you can listen to on your phone or headphones. Through the month of December. Learn more http://www.olbrich.org/events/holidayconcert.cfm A Madison Symphony Christmas- Fri. Dec. 3 – Sun., Dec 5Beginning with caroling in the lobby, and ending with the entire audience singing your Christmas favorites, this beloved Madison tradition launches the holiday season with our company of…

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    Your Neighborhood Farmers’ Markets

    Dane County Farmers’ MarketStarting June 19 back on the Capitol SquareDay: SaturdaysTime: 6:15am-1:45pm, on the Capitol Squarewww.dcfm.org Fitchburg Center Farmers’ MarketLocation: Agora PavilionDay: Thursday’s, now -Oct.Time: 3-6pmwww.fitchburgmarket.wordpress.com Greenway Station Farmer’s Market, MiddletonLocation: 1650 Deming Way, Parking Lot Greenway StationDay: Thursday’s, now- Oct.Time: 8am-1pmVisitmiddleton.com/farmers-market-guide Hilldale Farmers MarketLocation: Hilldale Shopping Center-parking lot behind L.L. Bean, off of Segoe Rd.Days: Wed and Sat.Time: 8am-1pmwww.hilldale.com Northside Farmers’ MarketLocation: Northside Town Center, 1865 Northport Dr., MadisonDay: Sundays, now-Oct. Time: 8:30am-12:30pmNorthsidefarmersmarket.org Westside Community Market Location: UW Health Digestive Health CenterDay: Saturdays, now-Nov. 6Time: 7am-12:30pmWestsidecommunitymarket.org

  • Lifestyle,  Local Events

    Madison Area Lakes

    Whether this is your first visit to the Madison area, or you’ve resided here forever, there are always new Summer activities to experience.   For example, how many times have you heard family or friends ask about going boating, fishing, or just hanging out at a lake?   Well, did you know that there are over 100 lakes in Dane County?  With this abundance of resources, we thought it would be helpful to list out some of the top ways to access our largest and most popular lakes.   You can then enjoy the day fishing, swimming, water skiing, or just cruising around the lake.  Just don’t forget to bring along your sunscreen, favorite snacks…

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    What’s Happening in March

    Multimedia Planetarium Gig March 6-7 with 8pm MindStorm performance – visuals and music performed live. Location – the MMSD Planetarium on Gammon Rd. https://planetarium.madison.k12.wi.us/mindstorm Madison Kids Expo March 7-8 from 10am – 4pmAt the Alliant Energy Center Learn, Explore, and Play Together! https://madisonkidsexpo.com/ Top Shelf Winter Taste 2020 March 9 from 6-9pmThe Edgewater Enjoy an evening of unlimited sampling of spirits, beer, wine, hors d’oeuvres, and desserts. Complimentary tasting glass! Tickets are $25 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/top-shelf-winter-taste-2020-tickets-87814522601 Spring Flower Show at Olbrich March 7-22 at Olbrich Botanical Gardens Springtime is blooming at Olbrich, as the atrium is transformed into an oasis of colorful fragrant flowers. http://www.olbrich.org/events/calendar20/ March2020.cfm Wicked Broadway March 11-29 at the…

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    What’s Happening in February

    Frozen assets festival Saturday, Feb 8th from 10am – 4pm The Edgewater and Lake Mendota FREE – Open to the public! Kites on Mendota, sleigh rides, snowshoeing, ice skating, hot chocolate and more! https://www.cleanlakesalliance.org/frozen-assets/ Madison Children’s Museum Wednesday, Feb 5th from 5-8pm FREE Family Night! www.madisonchildrensmuseum.org Garden & Landscape Expo 2020 February 7-9 Alliant Energy Center – Exhibition Hall Seminars, make and take workshops, Nature Cat’s Backyard for kids and families, and more! https://www.wigardenexpo.com/ Mad City model railroad show and Sale February 15-16 Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum One of the Midwest’s best model railroad events! https://www.nmra-scwd.org/ Saturday Science: secret science of sports February 8th at 10am Discovery Building – 330 N…

  • 2019,  Local Events

    What’s Happening in December

    Olbrich’s Holiday Express December 7-24. Closed on December 25. Open from 10am – 4pm daily. Large scale model trains wind through an enchanted land of colorful poinsettias and holiday trees. Fun for all ages. http://www.olbrich.org/events/holidayexpress.cfm Zoo Lights Henry Vilas Zoo Now – December 29, 2019 Hours Thursday- Sundays: 5:30pm-9:00pm Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with one of the most unique events in Madison! This is one-of-a-kind festival of lights! Sip on hot chocolate and stroll through the zoo at night while seeing over 800,000 holiday lights! Come see the zoo like you’ve never seen it before! https://www.henryvilaszoo.gov/event/lights/ Holiday Fantasy Lights The lights go on each evening at…

  • 2019,  Local Events

    Madison: A Great Place to Live!

    Madison consistently ranks as a top community in which to live, work, play, and rise a family. We’re also recognized as a premier meeting and convention destination. Check our which lists we’ve topped and why here: Madison Rankings and Awards