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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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07-30-2015

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 >

APT's A Streetcar Named Desire

July 30, 2015
5950 Golf Course Rd., Spring Green, WI 53588
American Players Theatre
Starting: 7:30 PM
Special Event
Photo by Carissa Dixon. "New Orleans is a city of hardcore survivors. And for survivors, love is a beast of a different sort. Not moonlight and magnolias but gas lamps and whiskey. It’s sexy and it&... 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 >

Bluegrass Series - Sparetime Bluegrass

July 30, 2015
800 Langdon St., Madison, WI 53706
Memorial Union
From: 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Special Event
Enjoy this weekly tradition of bluegrass and Americana on the Terrace. Schedule may change.  See website for latest updates.  more >

Bringing Bliss Back and Harnessing Harmony with Kristy Blattner

July 30, 2015
One N. Pinckney, Madison, WI 53703
DreamBank
From: 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Special Event
Close your eyes. When was the last time you felt joyous, harmonized and utterly content? Join Kirsty Blattner for a revitalizing workshop to explore simple and creative techniques to achieve balance and bliss. From removi... more >

Fitchburg Center Farmers Market

Every Thursday until October 29, 2015
5500 E. Cheryl Pkwy., Fitchburg, WI 53711
Agora at Fitchburg Center
From: 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Special Event
Market Season is here! Vendors will be arriving weekly as the season starts to wind up. Shoppers can find a host of Wisconsin grown produce, fruits, flowers, cheese, meats, organic options, baked goods, preserves, fiber ... more >

Greenway Station Farmers' Market

Every Thursday until October 08, 2015
1650 Deming Way, Middleton, WI 53562
From: 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Special Event
Greenway Station makes it easy to enjoy farm fresh goodness throughout the growing season. Shop the Greenway Station Farmers' Market every Thursday, rain or shine, for locally grown fruits, vegetables, and flowers, plus h... more >

Hi-Tech Happy Hour on The Plaza

July 30, 2015
1001 Wisconsin Pl., Madison, WI 53703
From: 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Special Event
Photo credit Bill Fritsch. High Tech Happy Hour is the premiere networking event in Madison. Since 2001, it's been the goal of Hi-Tech Happy Hour to bring people in the community together, to make connec... more >

Morning Play Date

Recurring every 2 weeks Thursday until July 30, 2015
One N. Pinckney, Madison, WI 53703
DreamBank
From: 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Special Event
Enjoy a morning of meeting new friends and dreaming at DreamBank. While kids enjoy interactive story time and crafts, grown-ups can explore our new exhibits and enjoy a cup of coffee in our inspiring space. Free snacks, f... 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 >

Westmorland Neighborhood Historic Architecture Walking Tour

July 30, 2015
3742 Speedway Rd., Madison, WI 53705
From: 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Special Event
Photo credit: Madison Trust for Historic Preservation. The Westmorland neighborhood was first platted as farmland in 1916, and expanded through 1960. Westmorland features cutting-edge housing options of the period,... more >

Wisconsin Author Series: Let Talk History! "Life, Death, and Archaeology at Fort Blue Mounds"

July 30, 2015
30 on the Square, 100 N. Carroll St., Madison, WI 53703
From: 5:00 PM to 6:15 PM
Special Event
Enjoy summer and discover Wisconsin History through outdoor author talks with the Wisconsin Historical Museum. (Rain Location: Wisconsin Historical Museum, 30 N. Carroll St.) Archaeologist and author Robert A. Birmingham... more >

WUD Music Presents: Hembree with TBA

July 30, 2015
800 Langdon St., Madison, WI 53706
Memorial Union
Starting: 9:00 PM
Special Event
The Americana and folk inspired band, Hembree, hails from Kansas City, MO. Schedule may change.  See website for latest updates.  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 >

Kilkenny Traditional Irish Music

January 29, 2015
1611 Aspen Commons, Middleton, WI 53562
Claddagh Irish Pub
From: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Ongoing Events
Traditional Irish band Kilkenny performs at the Claddagh restaurant/pub in Middleton every Thursday. Food and drink specials. more >

Live Music: Johnny Chimes

Every Thursday until September 24, 2015
117 S. Butler St., Madison, WI 53703
The Bayou: A New Orleans Style Tavern
From: 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Ongoing Events
Johnny will play great NOLA music to enhance your dinner/happy hour experience at the Bayou. more >

Pump Boys and Dinettes

Every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday until September 06, 2015
1131 Janesville Ave., Fort Atkinson, WI 53538
Fireside Dinner Theatre
Arrival times 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday, 5:00 p.m. Thursday and Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday
Ongoing Events
This Broadway hit is a mix of country, rock, western-swing and folk music. The singing sisters from the Double Cupp Diner and the Pump Boys next door will serenade you with hits like “The Night Dolly Parton Was Almo... 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 >

07-31-2015

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 >

APT's Private Lives

July 31, 2015
5950 Golf Course Rd., Spring Green, WI 53588
American Players Theatre
Starting: 8:00 PM
Special Event
From the American Players Theatre website: "Elyot and Amanda have a way of making people fall in love with them; their charisma a force matched only by their egos. Not necessarily a solid foundation for marriage, but... 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 >

Behind the Beat Alison Margaret Jazz Quintet

July 31, 2015
800 Langdon St., Madison, WI 53706
Memorial Union
From: 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Special Event
Enjoy an evening of jazz on the Terrace. Schedule may change.  See website for latest updates.  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 >

Friday Live Music & Fish Fry on The Plaza

Every Friday until August 28, 2015
1001 Wisconsin Pl., Madison, WI 53703
From: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Special Event
Photo credit Bill Fritsch. Every Friday enjoy great fried fish, fabulous views, & live music. See website for the weekly performance schedule. more >
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