A wide view of the Madison skyline featuring Monona Terrace and the Capitol building in the background.
Photo by Cassius Callender

How To Do Concerts on the Square Like a Local

For six glorious evenings every summer, Madison locals slow down to sip, savor, and soak up some of the most beautiful live orchestral music you’ve ever heard. This is the magic known as Concerts on the Square, put on by the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra and going strong since 1983. If you could…

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How to Enjoy an Outdoor Getaway in Monona

What makes the Greater Madison Area a great place to visit? Our surrounding communities. Each has its own personality and they come together to make Greater Madison a must-experience travel destination. In Monona, that personality is centered around access to some of the region's most impressive…

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SPORTS EVENTS IN MADISON: THE UNEXPECTED SPECS

Madison has most certainly earned its reputation as a sports destination: Big Ten college town. Growing pro team scene. High profile host history with repeat visits from world-class competitions. While it’s true that our passion for sports shines through from national TV and media mentions to…

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MPO: CREATING IMPACT THROUGH SIGNATURE EVENTS

The year was 2020. As the world sought new ways to stay social safely, who knew that pickleball would emerge as such a strong national pastime? The Madison Area Sports Commission did. “We were on hiatus from hosting IRONMAN Wisconsin, a world-class event we’d welcomed since 2002,” says Brandon…

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Why You Need to Check Out Maxwell Street Days

Open-air shopping at deep discounts is the name of the game in downtown Madison each year on the third weekend of July during Maxwell Street Days. The epic sidewalk sale has been a Madison tradition on State Street for more than 45 years and continues to uphold the expectation of being Madison's…

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Hidden Gem Gardens to Discover in Madison

Gardens have held spaces as special places throughout time and culture. Consider Monet's gardens that inspired some of the greatest Impressionist art of all time, Victory Gardens that kept families fed during World War II or the use of gardens in literature like Pride and Prejudice or Alice in…

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