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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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07-06-2015

Special Event

Art Cart & Art Cart EXTRA!

Recurring daily until July 11, 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 >

Resilience and Flexibility in the Face of Change

July 06, 2015
1919 Alliant Energy Center Way, Madison, WI 53713
Alliant Energy Center of Dane County
From: 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Special Event
Presenter, Heidi Beckman, PhD, Clinical Psychologist, UW Health.  Chronic illness can disrupt relationships. Flexible thinking and the ability to shift roles within your family are two things that help people cope wi... more >

Taliesin Architecture Camp I - Beginners

Recurring daily until July 10, 2015
5607 County Rd. C, Spring Green, WI 53588
Taliesin/Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center
From: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Special Event
Photo courtesy Taliesin Preservation, Inc. (TPI). This day camp, designed for students in grades 5 through 10, will introduce participants to the principles of organic architecture and the work and life of Frank Ll... more >

WUD Film Presents: Up (2009)

July 06, 2015
800 Langdon St., Madison, WI 53706
Memorial Union
Starting: 9:00 PM
Special Event
To avoid the retirement home Carl Fredericksen (Asner), a widowed, grumpy, old man, ties a bunch of balloons (and I mean a bunch) to his house and heads for Paradise Falls in South America, a destination he had promised h... more >

07-07-2015

APT's An Iliad

July 07, 2015
5950 Golf Course Rd., Spring Green, WI 53588
American Players Theatre
Starting: 7:30 PM
Special Event
Photo credit Liz Lauren.  "This is a story you may think you know; a grand classic born on the backs of gods and warriors. But things are different in the Touchstone. Homer’s epic is razed and ... more >

APT's The Merry Wives of Windsor

July 07, 2015
5950 Golf Course Rd., Spring Green, WI 53588
American Players Theatre
Starting: 7:30 PM
Special Event
Photo credit Liz Lauren. "Windsor life is sweet, simple and in a constant state of amicable chaos. A bustling, middle-class burg kept – just barely – in line by the wit of its women, as jubila... more >

Art Cart & Art Cart EXTRA!

Recurring daily until July 11, 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 >

Craft Your Compelling Elevator Pitch with Nancy Depcik

July 07, 2015
One N. Pinckney, Madison, WI 53703
DreamBank
From: 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Special Event
Could you describe your business, your service or yourself in one quick minute? Sharing her flawless formula for creating a compelling elevator speech – and sticking to it – Nancy Depcik of Unshakable Success ... more >

History Sandwiched In: Gaylord Nelson, Earth Day and his Environmental Legacy

July 07, 2015
30 N. Carroll St., Madison, WI 53703
Wisconsin Historical Museum
From: 12:15 PM to 1:00 PM
Special Event
Bill Christofferson, author of The Man from Clear Lake, explores the life of Gaylord Nelson, beginning with Nelson’s time growing up in Wisconsin and his political life in our state, as well as his work as a US sena... 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 >

Summertime Fun: People

Recurring daily until July 12, 2015
30 N. Carroll St., Madison, WI 53703
Wisconsin Historical Museum
Special Event
Photo courtesy Wisconsin Historical Museum. Many internationally-known environmental superstars have called Wisconsin home. Aldo Leopold, John Muir, and Gaylord Nelson helped preserve land, trees, and plants across... more >

Taliesin Architecture Camp I - Beginners

Recurring daily until July 10, 2015
5607 County Rd. C, Spring Green, WI 53588
Taliesin/Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center
From: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Special Event
Photo courtesy Taliesin Preservation, Inc. (TPI). This day camp, designed for students in grades 5 through 10, will introduce participants to the principles of organic architecture and the work and life of Frank Ll... 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 >

07-08-2015

Special Event

APT's Pride and Prejudice

July 08, 2015
5950 Golf Course Rd., Spring Green, WI 53588
American Players Theatre
Starting: 7:30 PM
Special Event
"This play is just about the perfect pairing for a sweet summer night. A rapturous romantic comedy, propelled by Austen’s sparkling characters and blazing wit. With couples to cheer for (and against), and the p... more >

APT's The Island

July 08, 2015
5950 Golf Course Rd., Spring Green, WI 53588
American Players Theatre
Starting: 7:30 PM
Special Event
Photo credit Carissa Dixon. "This play will get under your skin. It’s personal and enormous; two men sentenced to life in the belly of a system stacked against them. But their friendship brings them... more >

Art Cart & Art Cart EXTRA!

Recurring daily until July 11, 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 >

Getting Your Resume & Cover Letter To The Top Of The Pile

July 08, 2015
One N. Pinckney, Madison, WI 53703
DreamBank
From: 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Special Event
Struggling with your job search? You’re not alone! Megan Watt of Dream Catalyst Labs invites you to learn tried-and-true ways to jump to the top of the candidate pile and land an interview. Examine the concept of us... 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 >

Longenecker Horticultural Gardens Tour: Summer Highlights

July 08, 2015
1207 Seminole Hwy., Madison, WI 53711
UW-Madison Arboretum
From: 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Special Event
Led by Jeff Epping, director of horticulture at Olbrich Gardens, this tour will include summer flowering cultivars. more >

Summertime Fun: People

Recurring daily until July 12, 2015
30 N. Carroll St., Madison, WI 53703
Wisconsin Historical Museum
Special Event
Photo courtesy Wisconsin Historical Museum. Many internationally-known environmental superstars have called Wisconsin home. Aldo Leopold, John Muir, and Gaylord Nelson helped preserve land, trees, and plants across... more >

Taliesin Architecture Camp I - Beginners

Recurring daily until July 10, 2015
5607 County Rd. C, Spring Green, WI 53588
Taliesin/Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center
From: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Special Event
Photo courtesy Taliesin Preservation, Inc. (TPI). This day camp, designed for students in grades 5 through 10, will introduce participants to the principles of organic architecture and the work and life of Frank Ll... more >
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