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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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07-26-2014

Special Event

American Buffalo at American Players Theatre

July 26, 2014
5950 Golf Course Rd., Spring Green, WI 53588
American Players Theatre
Starting: 3:00 PM
Special Event
Photo credit Zane Williams. Even the bitterest of plans are fabricated with hope. Hope for luck. For trust. For better things to come. In Mamet's first trip to the Touchstone, he brings us Donnie, Teach and Bobby -... more >

Arboretum Ecological Restoration Work Party: Core Area and Curtis Prairie

July 26, 2014
1207 Seminole Hwy., Madison, WI 53711
UW-Madison Arboretum
From: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Special Event
Volunteer for restoration activities and learn about our native ecosystems. Tools and training are provided, and groups are welcome with advance notice. Meet at the front steps of the Visitor Center. Work parties are ca... more >

Art Cart EXTRA! on Satuday

Every Saturday until July 26, 2014
, WI
Special Event
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 >

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 >

Fit and Healthy Family Living with Isabel Laessig, Family Foodie

July 26, 2014
One N. Pinckney, Madison, WI 53703
DreamBank
From: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Special Event
When you feel your best – you’re better able to go after your dreams! Prepare for delectable tastes and irresistible aromas as Family Foodie Isabel Laessig hosts a cooking demo at DreamBank showcasing simple s... 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 >

Heavy Bombers Weekend

Recurring daily until July 27, 2014
Dane County Regional Airport, Madison, WI 53704
Wisconsin Aviation, Inc.
From: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Special Event
Heavy Bombers Weekend is returning to Madison, WI, July 2014. The 2014 event is shaping up to include air rides and ground tours in the following aircraft: - B-25 Mitchell Miss Mitchell, North American P-51 Gunfighter, C... more >

Madison Brewery Bus Tour

July 26, 2014
674 S. Whitney Way, Madison, WI 53711
Vintage Brewing Co.
From: 5:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Special Event
Departs the Vintage Brewing Co. 674 Whitney Way Transportation: 14 passenger shuttle bus. Join us for a brewery bus tour visiting three of Madison's finest breweries! Itinerary: 5:00 pm: Load bus. 5:30 pm: WI Brewing... more >

Madison Mallards vs. Green Bay Bullfrogs

July 26, 2014
2920 N. Sherman Ave., Madison, WI 53704
Madison Mallards
Starting: 6:05 PM
Special Event
Photo credit James T. Addis. Come on out to the "Duck Pond" and take in a baseball game! Fun for the entire family.  more >

Meet Maynard Mallard

July 26, 2014
One N. Pinckney, Madison, WI 53703
DreamBank
9:00am-10:00am
Special Event
Before heading out to the ball game, stop in and meet Maynard, the Mallards Baseball Club’s biggest fan and mascot. Snap a few pictures, explore our interactive exhibits and enjoy a free treat. more >

Much Ado About Nothing at American Players Theatre

July 26, 2014
5950 Golf Course Rd., Spring Green, WI 53588
American Players Theatre
Starting: 8:00 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 >

Parent/Child Par 3 Tournament at Vitense Golfland

July 26, 2014
5501 Schroeder Rd., Madison, WI 53711
Vitense Golfland
8:00am Shotgun Start
Special Event
Photo courtesy Vitense. Enjoy 18 holes of golf in 3 different formats: scramble, best ball, and modified alternate shot. Team entry fee of $40 includes golf, lunch, and prizes. Open to parents, grandparents, childr... more >

State Street: Historic Architecture Walking Tour

July 26, 2014
114 State St., Madison, WI 53703
From: 11:00 AM to 12:15 PM
Special Event
Photo credit: Madison Trust for Historic Preservation. Tour highlights the historic buildings of Madison's most famous street, as well as the stories of the people who lived and worked between the state Capitol and... more >

The Graffiti Run 5K

July 26, 2014
1919 Alliant Energy Center Way, Madison, WI 53713
Alliant Energy Center of Dane County
Special Event
Oblivious to Labor Day law, you arrive at the starting line in all the white clothing you can find in your closet: white shirt (mandatory), white shorts (not mandatory, yet encouraged), white socks (are there any other ki... more >

The Importance of Being Earnest at American Players Theatre

July 26, 2014
5950 Golf Course Rd., Spring Green, WI 53588
American Players Theatre
Starting: 3:00 PM
Special Event
Photo credit Carissa Dixon. Our very own brand of summer blockbuster: a bountiful crowd-pleaser, complete with mistaken identity, mad extravagance and people who know nothing about love hurtling headlong into it. I... more >

The Year of Magical Thinking at American Players Theatre

July 26, 2014
5950 Golf Course Rd., Spring Green, WI 53588
American Players Theatre
Starting: 8:00 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

Basic Stand Up Paddleboard Lesson

Every Saturday until August 30, 2014
1625 Yahara Pl., Madison, WI 53704
Urban Excursions
Starting: 10:00 AM
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 Sunday, Saturday until September 28, 2014
, Madison, WI 53703
Starting: 1:30 PM
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 >

FREE Drop In Tours

Every Saturday until February 28, 2015
201 State St., Madison, WI 53703
Overture Center for the Arts
Starting: 11:00 AM
Ongoing Events
Come and take a free tour of the Overture Center for the Arts. Tours run Saturday mornings at 11AM. 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 >

Monkey Business Institute Improv Comedy Show (All-Ages)

Every Saturday until September 27, 2014
2916 Atwood Avenue, Madison, WI 53704
5:30pm (Seating starts at 4:45pm)
Ongoing Events
Photo by Amelia John. Madison’s award-winning professional improv group creates a unique comedy show based on audience suggestions. With no sets, props, scripts or line memorization, MBI creates spur-of-the-m... more >
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