Madison Central Business Improvement District
Sat, Aug 19, 2017
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Going on Downtown

  • Jazz at Five Wednesdays in August
  • Dane Dances Fridays, August 4 - 29
  • Madison Mini Marathon August 19
  • Madison Pride Weekend August 18-20
  • Madison Pride Parade August 20


  • YOUR Lunchtime Live Tuesdays, June 6 - August 29
  • Orpheum Summer Movie Series Fridays and Sundays
  • Live & Local Concert Series Thursdays, May - September
  • Outdoor Dane County Farmer's Market (Saturdays on the Capitol Square, Wednesdays on Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.) April 15 - November 11

    Community and Partner Calendars

  • Summer in YOUR City Programming May - September
  • Monona Terrace Community Events
  • Wisconsin State Capitol events
  • Majestic Theater events
  • Orpheum Theater events
  • Overture Center for the Arts events
  • Wisconsin Union Theater events
  • Other arts, culture & museums

    Visit our facebook page for more event ideas, or see what our partners have going on.
    Downtown Madison Events on Facebook
    GMCVB Event Listings
    Isthmus Events

    Coming Up Downtown

  • Badger Football v. Utah State (Home Opener) September 1
  • Taste of Madison September 2-3
  • UW Fall Semester Begins September 5
  • Badger Football v. Florida Atlantic September 9
  • Ironman Wisconsin September 10
  • World Music Festival September 15-16
  • Badger Football v. Northwestern September 30


  • World Dairy Expo Ocober 3-7
  • MMoCA Gallery Night Ocober 6
  • 14 Last day for Downtown Info Booth at the Capitol Square
  • Badger Football v. Purdue Ocober 14
  • UW Homecoming Ocober 15-21
  • Badger Football v. Maryland Ocober 21
  • Downtown Madison Family Halloween Ocober 25
  • FreakFest TBA (Likely October 28)


  • Wisconsin Book Festival November 2-5
  • Wisconsin Science Festival November 2-5
  • UW Family Weekend November 3-5
  • Badger Football v. Iowa November 11
  • Winter Art Fair off the Square November 11-12
  • Madison Marathon November 12
  • WIAA State Football Championships November 16-17
  • DCFM Winter Market at Monona Terrace November 18 - December 16
  • Badger Football v. Michigan November 18
  • MMoCA Art & Gift Fair November 18-19
  • Olin Fantasy in Lights TBA
  • Downtown Madison Holiday Open House November 24-26
  • MSO Community Carol Sing November 27

    For Kids & Families
  • DreamBank-American Family Insurance
  • Madison Children's Museum
  • Overture Center Kids in the Rotunda, free performances, every Saturday during the school year.
  • Kid Art Adventures, Madison Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Madison Central Library programs and events.
  • Madison Children's Activity Calendar
  • Family Fun in Greater Madison

    Book your own gig downtown!
    How to book the downtown public performance spaces (Peace Park, 30 on the Square, and Rotary Plaza) for music, crafts, art, performance, dance, or community events.