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Utilize our events calendar below to find summer activities like outdoor concerts, farmers’ markets, and guided garden tours. Simply search by date, category or keyword, and discover unique Madison experiences.


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07-28-2015

Special Event

2015 North American Unicycling Convention & Championships

Recurring daily until August 01, 2015
, Madison, WI 53703
Special Event
The 2015 North American Unicycling Convention and Championships (NAUCC) will be held in Madison, WI. After last hosting in 2011, the Madison Unicyclists are eager to once again host this group, as competitors square off i... more >

Art Cart & Art Cart EXTRA!

Recurring daily until August 01, 2015
, WI
Special Event
Photo credit MMoCA. These 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 e... more >

Artists in the Grove: Steampunk Jewelry and Upcycled Art

July 28, 2015
Philosophers' Grove, 100 W. Mifflin St., Madison, WI 53703
From: 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Special Event
Join in communal outdoor arts and crafts! Hardware/SteamPunk Jewelry with Wisconsin Union's Wheelhouse Studios: Craft funky and fun jewelry from items you could find at a hardware store! Hex nuts, star washers, retaining ... more >

History Sandwiched In: Lessons of the Fox Wars, 1712-1737

July 28, 2015
30 N. Carroll St., Madison, WI 53703
Wisconsin Historical Museum
From: 12:15 PM to 1:00 PM
Special Event
In the early eighteenth century, Wisconsin was contested ground. The French viewed the Pays d’en Haut (Upper Country) as part of their North American empire. Native peoples including the Potawatomi, Ojibwe, Kickapoo... more >

Lunch Time Live

Every Tuesday until August 04, 2015
2 E. Main St., Madison, WI 53702
Wisconsin State Capitol
From: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Special Event
Grab a Friend, Grab a Blanket and Grab a Spot at Lunch Time Live 2015! For eight consecutive Tuesday's between June and August, a free outdoor concert series will be taking place from noon-1pm on the King Street walkway o... more >

Make Your Facebook Posts More Effective

July 28, 2015
One N. Pinckney, Madison, WI 53703
DreamBank
From: 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Special Event
Frustrated with the lack of results on your Facebook page? Dive into the latest small business strategies for designing smart posts and promoting them with American Family Insurance’s social media team and Andrew Fo... more >

Make Your Facebook Posts More Effective

July 28, 2015
One N. Pinckney, Madison, WI 53703
DreamBank
From: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Special Event
Frustrated with the lack of results on your Facebook page? Dive into the latest small business strategies for designing smart posts and promoting them with American Family Insurance’s social media team and Andrew Fo... more >

Piano on The Plaza

July 28, 2015
1001 Wisconsin Pl., Madison, WI 53703
From: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Special Event
Photo credit Bill Fritsch. Join us every second and fourth Tuesday through the summer! Enjoy live music performed on The Plaza by New Orleans blues pianist Johnny Chimes, New Orleans drink specials, and ... more >

Summertime Fun: Natural Disasters

Recurring daily until August 02, 2015
30 N. Carroll St., Madison, WI 53703
Wisconsin Historical Museum
10 am-2 pm Tuesday-Saturday; 11 am-4 pm Sunday
Special Event
Whiteout snow! Torrential rain! Black ice! Gale-force winds! Welcome to Spring in Wisconsin. Learn about some of the natural disasters that shaped and re-shape Wisconsin from feet of snow to massive fires and destructive ... more >

Ongoing Events

"Geeks Who Drink" Trivia

Every Tuesday, Thursday until September 29, 2015
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 >

Shifting Gears Exhibit: A Cyclical History of Badger Bicycling

Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday until October 10, 2015
30 N. Carroll St., Madison, WI 53703
Wisconsin Historical Museum
From: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Ongoing Events
Photo courtesy of Wisconsin Historical Museum. Travel through 130 years of Wisconsin cycling history in the new exhibition Shifting Gears: A Cyclical History of Badger Bicycling. Showcasing the crucial role that Wi... more >

07-29-2015

Special Event

2015 North American Unicycling Convention & Championships

Recurring daily until August 01, 2015
, Madison, WI 53703
Special Event
The 2015 North American Unicycling Convention and Championships (NAUCC) will be held in Madison, WI. After last hosting in 2011, the Madison Unicyclists are eager to once again host this group, as competitors square off i... more >

Art Cart & Art Cart EXTRA!

Recurring daily until August 01, 2015
, WI
Special Event
Photo credit MMoCA. These 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 e... more >

Change Your Perspective, Change Your Life

July 29, 2015
One N. Pinckney, Madison, WI 53703
DreamBank
From: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Special Event
Seeking a more fulfilled, happier you? Tina Hallis of The Positive Edge invites you to DreamBank to discover new methods to expand your perspective and improve your creativity, productivity and relationships. By learning ... more >

Free English Classes

Every Wednesday, Friday until August 14, 2015
19 N. Pinckney St., Madison, WI 53703
WESLI: Wisconsin English as a Second Language Institute
10:30am –12:20pm or 1:00-2:50pm
Special Event
Attend WESLI’s community classes that run twice a week for five weeks. Classes are Wednesdays and Fridays, either from 10:30 – 12:20 or from 1:00-2:50pm, depending on your level. more >

Hilldale Farmer's Market

Every Wednesday, Saturday until October 31, 2015
702 N. Midvale Blvd., Madison, WI 53705
Hilldale Shopping Center
From: 7:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Special Event
Located at the rear of our shopping center where Segoe Road meets Heather Crest, you'll find a wonderful selection of local food purveyors with a delightful array of fresh fruit, vegetables, baked goods, cheese, plants, ... more >

Lakeside Kids! w/ Villari's Kung Fu Kritters

July 29, 2015
One John Nolen Dr., Madison, WI 53703
Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center
From: 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Special Event
Photo courtesy Monona Terrace. Come to Monona Terrace on Wednesday mornings and enjoy this eclectic and educational program designed for children ages four and up. A wide variety of local performers, artists, ... more >

Summer Library Carnival Outdoor Activities at Top of State

July 29, 2015
100 W. Mifflin St., Madison, WI 53703
From: 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Special Event
Enjoy outdoor play and art with bubbles from Madison Public Library (11:30 am - 1:30 pm), as part of the Summer Library Carnival at Central Library and Overture Center (10:30 am – 1:30 pm). Children must be accompan... more >

Summertime Fun: Natural Disasters

Recurring daily until August 02, 2015
30 N. Carroll St., Madison, WI 53703
Wisconsin Historical Museum
10 am-2 pm Tuesday-Saturday; 11 am-4 pm Sunday
Special Event
Whiteout snow! Torrential rain! Black ice! Gale-force winds! Welcome to Spring in Wisconsin. Learn about some of the natural disasters that shaped and re-shape Wisconsin from feet of snow to massive fires and destructive ... more >

WUD Music Presents: Open Mic Night with host, Ben Cameron

May 20, 2015
800 Langdon St., Madison, WI 53706
Memorial Union
7:45 PM
Special Event
Showcase your talents at open mic night on the Memorial Union Terrace. Sign up at the sound board at 7:45pm with Ben Cameron. Performances run 8:00pm-11:00pm. We provide the sound system, mics and monitors. Bring your own... more >

Ongoing Events

1 Million Cups Madison

April 22, 2015
201 W. Mifflin Street, Madison, WI 53703
Madison Public Library
From: 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Ongoing Events
1 Million Cups is a free, weekly opportunity for local entrepreneurs and startups to engage. Its name is based on the idea that it takes one million cups of coffee to launch a startup. Each Wednesday morning, a startup p... more >
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