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From sunup to well after sunset, Madison, WI events will keep you engaged all summer long. Simply search by date, category, or keyword to discover your Madison "must-do!" 

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07-24-2014

Special Event

Boat Rentals on Madison Lakes

Recurring daily until October 01, 2014
5381 Westport Rd., Madison, WI 53708
SkipperBud's
From: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Special Event
Enjoy boating Madison on a Pontoon or Sport Boat from Skipper Buds. We offer Hourly, Half Day and Full Day boat rentals 7 days a week, April 15th through October 1st. Boats leave from our docks on Lake Mendota. We provi... more >

Capitol City Band Concert

July 24, 2014
115 N. Eau Claire Ave., Madison, WI
From: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Special Event
Enjoy free concerts at Rennebohm Park on Thursday evenings in the summer. more >

Concerts on the Rooftop

Every Thursday until July 24, 2014
One John Nolen Dr., Madison, WI 53703
Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center
7:00pm-9:00pm
Special Event
Photo courtesy Monona Terrace. A truly unique Madison experience! Enjoy spectacular local bands accompanied by the best views in the city! Concerts on the Rooftop offer a wonderful opportunity for networking aft... more >

Daniel & The Lion, Cameron McGill, Corey Hart @ High Noon Saloon

July 24, 2014
701A E. Washington Ave., Madison, WI 53703
High Noon Saloon
8:30 PM
Special Event
Photo courtesy High Noon Saloon. Daniel and the Lion is an independent folk-pop duo consisting of Jimmie Linville and Daniel Pingrey. Friends since high school and hailing from the secluded town of Baraboo, WI, the... more >

Greater Tuna

Every Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday until July 27, 2014
821 University Ave, Madison, WI 53705
Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 pm; Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 pm
Special Event
Photo credit Jim Stauffer. This summer, take a trip to the third-smallest town in the Lone Star State – Tuna, Texas! MFA acting students Kailen Fleck and Trevor Rees together play over 20 wild characters in t... more >

Mansion Hill West: Historic Architecture Walking Tour

July 24, 2014
319 N. Henry St., Madison, WI 53703
From: 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Special Event
The story of Madison’s “aristocracy hill” can be seen in buildings spanning nearly 100 years, including early sandstone mansions and many houses by local Prairie School architects Claude & Starck. To... more >

Much Ado About Nothing at American Players Theatre

July 24, 2014
5950 Golf Course Rd., Spring Green, WI 53588
American Players Theatre
7:30 pm
Special Event
Photo credit Carissa Dixon. There is no comedic couple quite as beguiling as Beatrice and Benedick. Wielding words as both weapon and armor (but always with a charming, effervescent glint), their banter is code for... more >

Summer Cinematheque at the Chazen

July 24, 2014
750 University Ave., Madison, WI 53706
Chazen Museum of Art
7:00–8:30 p.m.
Special Event
Photo courtesy Chazen. "Je t'aime je t'aime?," France, 1968, 35mm, 91 min., ?French with English subtitles??, directed by Alain Resnais? After a failed suicide attempt, a broken-hearted man (Rich) is rec... more >

The Inside Scoop on What Colleges Really Care About with Tom Kleese

July 24, 2014
One N. Pinckney, Madison, WI 53703
DreamBank
6:00pm-8:00pm
Special Event
Are colleges just looking for “well-rounded students”? How much do standardized test scores matter? And how much community service does my student need to do? Before you apply to college – and before you... more >

The Year of Magical Thinking at American Players Theatre

July 24, 2014
5950 Golf Course Rd., Spring Green, WI 53588
American Players Theatre
Starting: 7:30 PM
Special Event
Photo credit Zane Williams courtesy APT. When your rational mind is trying to tell you things you don't want to hear, even the toughest of us will go looking for the loophole. You know, the one that gives a fi... more >

Ongoing Events

"Geeks Who Drink" Trivia

Every Tuesday, Thursday until September 30, 2014
115 State St., Madison, WI 53703
Buck & Badger
Starting: 8:30 PM
Ongoing Events
Join us for trivia night, complete with prizes and drink specials. This night is a lot more entertaining than other trivia nights with rounds such as name that tune, picture rounds, and the questions are really funny. &... more >

Art Cart EXTRA! Weekdays

Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday until August 14, 2014
, WI
Ongoing Events
The museum’s free outdoor art programs are on the road again! Art Cart and Art Cart EXTRA! will travel to parks, playgrounds, and beaches across Dane County this summer. As always, the programs bring expert instruct... more >

Basic Stand Up Paddleboard Lesson

Every Thursday until August 28, 2014
1625 Yahara Pl., Madison, WI 53704
Urban Excursions
Starting: 6:00 PM
Ongoing Events
This two hour session covers the basics of SUP. We go over parts of the board and paddle, proper stroke technique, and maneuvering the board. Some off-water instruction, lots of on-water practice. more >

Daily 25-mile Sightseeing Tours of Isthmus

Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday until September 30, 2014
, Madison, WI 53703
Starting: 9:30 AM
Ongoing Events
Daily Highlights Tours of Madison, 2-Hour, 25-mile driving tours encompass the whole of Madison's downtown isthmus. We drive by all 3 lakes, showcase the Square, the best photo stops, Maple Bluff, Mansion Hill, the Univer... more >

Dueling Pianos

Every Tuesday, Thursday until September 25, 2014
116 W. Mifflin St. or 111 State Street, Madison, WI 53703
Starting: 9:00 PM
Ongoing Events
Dueling Pianos non-stop entertainment! Join us nightly request songs and sing along! Perfect for your special occasion or for just a night you won't forget! Dueling Pianos Thurs-Sat nights, solo all request shows Tues &am... more >

Fitchburg Center Farmer's Market

Every Thursday until October 30, 2014
5511 East Cheryl Parkway, Fitchburg, WI 53711
From: 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Ongoing Events
Local Places, Welcoming Faces. Great selection of seasonal produce, bakery, meats, fresh flowers, perennials, herbs, soaps, pasta, poultry, preserves, and honey from local Wisconsin growers/vendors. New this year wil... more >

Greenway Station Farmer's Market

Every Thursday until October 09, 2014
1650 Deming Way, Middleton, WI 53562
From: 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Ongoing Events
Shop for locally grown produce and freshly made products. more >

Live Music: Johnny Chimes

Every Thursday until September 25, 2014
117 S. Butler St., Madison, WI 53703
The Bayou: A New Orleans Style Tavern
From: 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Ongoing Events
Tickling the ivories in the NOLA way. more >

Meriter Hospital Farmers' Market

Every Thursday until October 30, 2014
202 S. Park Street, Madison, WI 53715
3pm - 6pm
Ongoing Events
Photo courtesy Meriter. Stop on by Madison's newest farmer's market, located outside the main entrance of Meriter Hospital. Come get fresh delicious produce from Madison's multi-cultural farm incubator, the Farley ... more >

Old Sugar Distillery Free Tasting and Tour

Every Thursday, Friday, Saturday until September 27, 2014
931 E. Main St., Ste. 8, Madison, WI 53703
Old Sugar Distillery
Thursdays and Fridays 4-10pm, Saturdays noon-10pm
Ongoing Events
Come visit Old Sugar Distillery in downtown Madison. Less than a mile from the Capitol, Old Sugar Distillery produces world class spirits using many local ingredients. Tours are free and last about ten minutes. You can... more >

Smokey Joe's Cafe

Every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday until August 31, 2014
1131 Janesville Ave., Fort Atkinson, WI 53538
Fireside Dinner Theatre
Seven shows weekly Wednesday through Sunday
Ongoing Events
Photo courtesy of The Fireside. This critically acclaimed musical revue is a joyful celebration of the music of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. You may not know the names but we guarantee you know their music. Leibe... more >

Tour Frank Lloyd Wright's Unitarian Meeting House, A National Historic Landmark

Recurring every week day until October 31, 2014
900 University Bay Dr., Madison, WI 53705
Weekdays 10:30 and 2:30
Ongoing Events
The Unitarian Meeting House was completed in 1951 and was designated by the AIA as one of Frank Lloyd Wright's top 17 buildings in 1961. It had a major and lasting impact on church architecture and was designated as a Nat... more >

Wisconsin in Watercolor: The Farmscapes of Paul Seifert

Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday until August 30, 2014
30 N. Carroll St., Madison, WI 53703
Wisconsin Historical Museum
From: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Ongoing Events
German immigrant Paul Seifert came to Wisconsin and lived a varied and creative life on the edges of society but all the while deeply immersed in the Wisconsin River valley landscape of the Driftless Region he called home... more >
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