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Downtown Winter Events to Warm Your Spirit

'Tis the season to head to downtown Madison for the perfect winter celebration and holiday shopping. From holiday lights and the famous tree in the Capitol to carolers and a holiday trolley, plan for a festive frolic right in the heart of the city with these upcoming events. Holiday Fantasy in…

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Winter Activities for Kids

Days might be the shortest in the winter, but they can feel like the longest for parents or caregivers trying to keep kids active and engaged while cooped up inside the house. Fortunately, the Madison, WI, area has a wide range of family-friendly adventures for kids and parents alike to keep their…

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Frozen Festivals Worth a Trip to Madison

In Madison, winter is another season full of outdoor adventure. The lakes freeze over and are transformed into a cold weather playground and festivals pop up along the shoreline (and even on the ice!). Bundle up and join us outside for magical, snow-covered fun. Frozen Assets Festival A 5K held…

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7 Pumpkin Patches for the Whole Family

It’s fall (in Madison), y’all! That means it’s time to deck out your digs with pumpkins, gourds and fall-flavored treats. Hit the highway or cruise the back roads to get the family to a pumpkin patch. Many offer hayrides and pick-your-own. At some of the spots, you can energize with an apple cider…

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6 Fun Fall Activities for Families

Fall in Madison means fun for the whole family. From taking in the fall colors on hikes to running through corn mazes and pumpkin picking, local flavors and fun are a must this season. These 6 activities are perfect for little ones (and pretty fun for parents, too!). 1. Fall Flavors at the Farmers'…

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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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Things To Do For Earth Day 2022

It's wild to think that an internationally celebrated day like Earth Day got its start right here in Wisconsin. Madison has so much to do and so many ways to celebrate Earth Day (this Friday!), that you'll find yourself making plans even longer than a day. Take your pick. Free e-bikes. Park…

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