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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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09-19-2014

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 >

Greater Tuna

September 19, 2014
821 University Ave, Madison, WI 53706
Starting: 7:30 PM
Special Event
Photo credit Jim Stauffer. This fall, take a trip to the third-smallest town in the Lone Star State – Tuna, Texas! “Where the Lion’s Club is too liberal and Patsy Cline never dies!” Two ac... more >

Madison Symphony Orchestra - Orchestral Splendor Concert

September 19, 2014
201 State St., Madison, WI 53703
Overture Center for the Arts
7:30 PM
Special Event
Photo credit Greg Anderson. Conductor John DeMain and the musicians of the Madison Symphony Orchestra perform: Strauss’ Also sprach Zarathustra, Martin’s Concerto for Seven Winds, and Saint-Saën’s ... more >

Madison Symphony Orchestra Orchestral Splendor

Recurring daily until September 21, 2014
201 State St., Madison, WI 53703-2214
Overture Center for the Arts
7:30 (19th), 8:00 p.m. (20th), 2:30 p.m. (21st)
Special Event
John DeMain and the Madison Symphony Orchestra present three shows to kick off their 2014-15 season. Shows times: Friday, September 19 at 7:30pm; Saturday, September 20 at 8pm; Sunday, September 21 at 2:30pm. more >

Much Ado About Nothing at American Players Theatre

September 19, 2014
5950 Golf Course Rd., Spring Green, WI 53588
American Players Theatre
Starting: 10:30 AM
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 >

Romeo and Juliet at American Players Theatre

September 19, 2014
5950 Golf Course Rd., Spring Green, WI 53588
American Players Theatre
Starting: 8:00 PM
Special Event
Photo credit Carissa Dixon. The love between Juliet and her Romeo is an epiphany. Perfect. Euphoric in that shiny, first-love fashion. But the world beyond the balcony is not nearly so warm, as familial war games pla... more >

Ongoing Events

"The American Landscape: Seven Perspectives" art exhibit

Recurring daily until October 01, 2014
610 Langdon St., Madison, WI 53703
The Lowell Center - Conference & Lodging Facility
Ongoing Events
Exhibitors include Carl Bowser, Wayne Brabender, Marcia Getto, James Meldrum, Don Mendenhall, David Peterson, and Paul Thoresen. more >

Atlas Improv Co. TheatreSports Show

July 25, 2014
609 E. Washington Ave, Madison, WI 53703
8:00pm
Ongoing Events
Two teams of performers face off through fast-paced comedy improv. Audience members fuel the show by yelling out suggestions and participating onstage, so no two shows are alike. It's appropriate for all ages and is a sur... 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 Friday, Saturday until September 27, 2014
116 W. Mifflin St. or 111 State Street, Madison, WI 53703
Starting: 8:00 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 >

Live German Music at Essen Haus

Every Friday, Saturday until September 27, 2014
514 E. Wilson St., Madison, WI 53703
Essen Haus German Restaurant
From: 8:30 PM to 12:30 AM
Ongoing Events
Photo credit Alex Lahti. Dance the night away to live bands performing spirited German drinking hall songs at the Essen Haus! Live music most Thursdays, and every Friday and Saturday. Check our website for performa... more >

Live Traditional Irish Music: The Currah

Every Friday until September 26, 2014
7 W. Main St., Madison, WI 53703
Brocach Irish Pub
Starting: 5:30 PM
Ongoing Events
Enjoy Live Traditional Irish Music w/ The Currach at Brocach Irish Pub in downtown Madison WI every Friday. 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 >

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 >

09-20-2014

Special Event

Arboretum Ecological Restoration Work Party: Grady Tract

September 20, 2014
SE corner of Seminole Hwy & Beltlne frontage road, Madison, WI 53711
From: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Special Event
Photo credit Molly Fifield-Murray. Volunteer for restoration activities and learn about prairies and savannas. Tools and training are provided, and groups are welcome with advance notice. Meet at the parking lot at... more >

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 >

Cambridge Fall Fest

September 20, 2014
100 East Main Street, Cambridge, WI 53523
From: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Special Event
Fall in downtown Cambridge has unique activities that are fun for the whole family. Enjoy antique shopping, live music, craft beer tent, tractor hayrides, horse-drawn carriage rides, a bouncy house, face painting, famil... more >

Country Roads Brewery Bus Tour

September 20, 2014
674 S. Whitney Way, Madison, WI 53711
Vintage Brewing Co.
From: 10:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Special Event
Country Roads Brewery Bus Tour 10:30 am – 4:00 pm Departs the Vintage Brewing Co. 674 Whitney Way Transportation: 14 passenger shuttle bus. Join us for a brewery bus tour visiting three of Wisconsin's finest bre... more >

Fall Leaf Mulch Sale

September 20, 2014
3330 Atwood Ave., Madison, WI 53704
Olbrich Botanical Gardens
From: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Special Event
Leaf Mulch is made from leaves collected by the City of Madison that are delivered to Olbrich where they're composted outside during the winter. Starting in March, the leaves are shredded and bagged. Leaf mulch is benefic... more >

FAMILY EVENT - Kids Candle Making

September 20, 2014
One N. Pinckney, Madison, WI 53703
DreamBank
From: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Special Event
Looking for an imaginative outlet for the kiddos? Step into DreamBank for a whimsical, hands-on workshop led by Lyschel Berch of Karner Blue Candle where little ones will learn how to make their own candle from granulated... more >

Greater Tuna

September 20, 2014
821 University Ave, Madison, WI 53706
Starting: 2:00 PM
Special Event
Photo credit Jim Stauffer. This fall, take a trip to the third-smallest town in the Lone Star State – Tuna, Texas! “Where the Lion’s Club is too liberal and Patsy Cline never dies!” Two ac... more >

Greater Tuna

September 20, 2014
821 University Ave, Madison, WI 53706
Starting: 7:30 PM
Special Event
Photo credit Jim Stauffer. This fall, take a trip to the third-smallest town in the Lone Star State – Tuna, Texas! “Where the Lion’s Club is too liberal and Patsy Cline never dies!” Two ac... more >

Madison Symphony Orchestra - Orchestral Splendor Concert

September 20, 2014
201 State St., Madison, WI 53703
Overture Center for the Arts
8:00 PM
Special Event
Photo credit Greg Anderson. Conductor John DeMain and the musicians of the Madison Symphony Orchestra perform: Strauss’ Also sprach Zarathustra, Martin’s Concerto for Seven Winds, and Saint-Saën’s ... more >
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