In the heart of the city, where State Street meets the Capitol Square, you will find the area's best destination for shopping, dining, entertainment and events: Downtown Madison!

Downtown Madison

Spring Wine Walk

Explore the shops and businesses in Downtown Madison as you taste a variety of wines, beer and specialty beverages.

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James Watrous Gallery/Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters

Contemporary Wisconsin artists, Wisconsin art and craft history, and works owned by Wisconsin collectors. Free and open to the public. Located on the third floor of the Overture Center for the Arts.

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Handmade and Handcrafted 2019

When it comes to gift-giving, it pays to shop — and craft — local. “…Shopping local directly supports your community,” says Kira Rosenstiel, manager of Art Gecko, 510 State Street.
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Your Holiday Traditions Start Downtown

Start your season of celebration in Downtown Madison, WI. Holiday Lights, A Winter Night Market, A Holiday Open House and a Cookie Walk...
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Perfect Fall Day

Here, three individuals with roots in Downtown Madison share what’s on their respective itineraries for a perfect fall day in downtown.
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Take a family-friendly foray in Downtown Madison

Downtown Madison isn’t just for college students and office workers. It’s a welcoming atmosphere for all, children and families included.
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BID Renewed for 5 MORE Years!

The property owners in Madison's Central BID have voted to renew the district for 5 more years.
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Downtown Madison Businesses

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