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Events for "Madison, WI"

January

  • Isthmus Beer & Cheese Fest (Jan. 19)

    Madison, WI

    A celebration of Wisconsin's greatest products at Alliant Energy Center, with plenty to sample. Tickets sell out, so buy early.


February

  • Madison Winter Festival (Feb. 2 – 3)

    Madison, WI

    The annual festival in Elver Park features cross-country skiing, snowboarding and snowshoeing plus music, family games and ice and snow sculptures.


  • International Festival (Feb. 23)

    Madison, WI

    Dancers, musicians, storytellers and puppeteers representing traditions from around the world converge on the Overture Center for the Arts on State Street for this free festival. There's also food and a global bazaar.


March

  • Canoecopia (Mar. 8 – 10)

    Madison, WI

    It's the world's largest paddlesports expo, according to host Rutabaga, with dozens of demonstrations, workshops and presentations plus discounts on boats and gear. Bike-O-Rama, with discounts on bicycles and gear, is next door. At Alliant Energy Center.


  • St. Patrick's Day parade (Mar. 17)

    Madison, WI

    The parade is at 1:30 p.m. and runs from Capitol Square.


April

  • Wisconsin Film Festival (Apr. 4 – 11)

    Madison, WI

    See 150 independent films from Wisconsin and around the world in seven theaters in and around State Street.


  • Midwest Horse Fair (Apr. 12 – 14)

    Madison, WI

    There's a Friday-night rodeo, blacksmith championships, stagecoach rides, Texas trick riders, music and performances, including the Wisconsin Mounted Police Team. At Alliant Energy Center.


May

  • World's Largest Brat Fest (May 24 – 26)

    Madison, WI

    There's music on four stages, plus kids' games, a sports zone, carnival rides and Sunday fireworks. Admission is free. Outside the Alliant Energy Center.