Back, back, back again! The first Madison Night Market of 2023 is Thursday, May 11, along State Street – the vibrant, quirky hub of downtown Madison. The night market serves up all the big energy of the farmers’ market but in a more chill, maker-and-craft-centric way.

Great ready for eclectic street food, 90+ local vendors and makers with hand-crafted clothes, candles and jewelry, all canopied by live museum. Plus, over 50 of the restaurants and shops on State Street are participating in the market by staying open later and having specials and sales. (Learn more about vendors and businesses.)

Dates & Times

  • Held the second Thursday of the month, rain or shine: May 11, June 8, Aug. 10, Sept. 14 and Oct. 19. From 5-9 p.m. 


  • State Street and on Gilman Street.
  • Information, performances and more are located at Lisa Link Peace Park at 452 State Street.
  • Google Map



Attendees can meet the 2023 featured artist Xizhou Xie at her booth located near the intersection of State & Gilman Street.

She is a professional artist who pours her heart into every detail of her work. Whether it's hand-painted jewelry, original paintings, or prints of paintings on a coaster or tote bag, everything that she creates starts from paint. Check out her vibrant art and meet the artist herself at the Night Market!


The main stage at Lisa Link Peace Park features: 


5-6:30 p.m.  

CumbiaCachaca is an electronic Cumbia duet. They start from the investigation in traditional music and reinterprets them according to it's urban vision. CumbiaCachaca strives to bring others closer to traditional musics of Colombian Carribean.

Cash Box Kings 

7-9 p.m.  

An American blues band from Chicago, IL, co-led by Oscar Wilson and our very own Madison based singer-songwriter, Joe Nosek. Alligator Recording artists the Cash Box Kings are bona fide blues royalty. They mix tough Chicago and Delta Blues and attack their songs with contemporary authenticity. 

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