We’re so excited to host you in Madison for the NOBULL CrossFit Games. Grab tickets to the Games here, then round out your visit with the info below.
Madison is a fun, welcoming city, relatively casual with farm-fresh food and countless ways to be active (200 miles of biking and hiking trails!) — all surrounded by 5 beautiful lakes. Plus, we’re Wisconsin’s State Capitol, that also happens to be home to the University of Wisconsin-Madison and its 40,000+ students. From Capitol to campus, lakes to landscapes, and a craft culture that extends beyond foodies to breweries, wineries and distilleries, we hope you enjoy our destination while you're here! See more of Madison by browsing the digital visitors guide.
Temperatures in late July/early August will see highs around 80 degrees and lows around 60 degrees, so it’s best to bring some cool, breathable clothing for the warmer days and a light jacket or sweatshirt for the cooler nights. Rainfall commonly occurs this time of year, so come prepared with a rain jacket or poncho.
We recommend sticking these items in your suitcase:
- Waterproof sunscreen
- Insect repellent
- Face mask
No, face masks are not required in Madison or Dane County.
However, Madison is a mask-friendly destination, and we do recommend bringing a mask with you. Because masks provide another layer of protection, we ask that everyone respect the choices of others during this time.
Sampling cheese curds and farm-fresh food are a must. Luckily, you’ll find those on most Madison menus. Browse restaurants by location or cuisine, and make reservations ahead of time.
Where do we start? Cool off on our beautiful lakes, sample fresh, local food at the Saturday morning Dane County Farmers’ Market on the Capitol Square or shop local on State Street in Downtown Madison — just to name a few ideas. If you have time, check out our Top 8 Madison Must-Dos!
Yes! Everything from farmers' markets and concerts to baseball games. Visit our event calendar for a full list.
We have over 13 local CrossFit boxes ready and waiting for you!
Making your way around Madison is easy, and the Alliant Energy Center (where the CrossFit Games are held), is only 2.5 miles from Downtown Madison! Read about your transportation options here.