Madison Central Business Improvement District
Sun, Oct 22, 2017
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Going on Downtown


  • UW Homecoming October 15-21
  • Badger Football v. Maryland October 21


  • 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


  • Downtown Madison Family Halloween October 25
  • FreakFest October 28


  • Wisconsin Book Festival November 2-5
  • Wisconsin Science Festival November 2-5
  • UW Family Weekend November 3-5
  • Wisconsin State Capitol 100th Anniversary Gala November 8
  • 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
  • Shine on Madison Lighting Celebration November 18
  • MMoCA Art & Gift Fair November 18-19
  • Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas November 21-26
  • Olin Fantasy in Lights TBA
  • Downtown Madison Holiday Open House November 24-26
  • MSO Community Carol Sing November 27


  • A Madison Symphony Christmas December 1-3
  • Wisconsin State Capitol Tree Lighting December 1
  • Run Santa Run 5k December 2
  • Fair Trade Holiday Festival at Monona Terrace December 2
  • MCM Tea & Trains December 2
  • Downtown Holiday Trolley & Caroloers December 2, 9, 16, & 23
  • Madison Ballet Presents The Nutcracker December 9-26
  • CTM Presents A Christmas Carol December 9-23
  • UW Last Day of Class December 13
  • UW Final Exams December 15-21
  • Dance Wisconsin Presents The Nutcracker Ballet December 16-17
  • UW Winter Commencement December 17
  • Madison Public Schools Winter Break December 22 - January 2
  • My Family New Years' Eve December 31

    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.