What’s the weather like in Madison in August?
Temperatures in 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.
Anything else I should bring?
We recommend sticking these items in your suitcase:
- Waterproof sunscreen
- Insect repellent
What should I check out while I’m here?
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…just to name a few ideas. If you have time, check out our 6 Don't-Miss Experiences!
What’s Madison like?
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!