Back, back, back again! The first Madison Night Market of 2022 is this Thursday, May 12, 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 12, June 9, Aug. 11 and Sept. 9. From 4-8 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 2022 featured artist Esperanza Tyson at her booth located near the intersection of State & Gilman Street.

She’s a local freelance artist who is a fan of up-cycling and combining sustainability with beauty. Recently, she painted a couple murals (one in Sookie's on State St, one in Los Angeles) and does custom art, design and sewing commissions. She also did the Night Market art.


The main stage at Lisa Link Peace Park features: 


4:30-5:30 p.m.  

LINE is a multi-genre, collaborative music project by artist Maddie Batzli. Maddie works as a solo artist and with bandmates to create songs ranging between reflective contemporary folk, moody indie rock and electric synth pop.

Cash Box Kings 

6-8 p.m.  

Alligator Recording artists the Cash Box Kings are bona fide blues royalty.

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