World’s Largest Brat Fest

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May 27-May 29 at the Alliant Energy Center, Willow Island

Presented by Johnsonville and Produced by Metcalfes

Music, Magical Midways Carnival, Vietnam Memorial, Climbing Wall, Bounce Zone, sports zone, Kid’s art zone and brats, brats and more brats!

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Madison Classic Horse Show

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Thursday, May 26-29 at the Alliant Energy Center

A great lineup of classes and hospitality galore, the show has returned bigger and better than ever. World and Regional Champions will be among the approximately 300 head of American Saddlebred and Hackney Ponies attending from all over the United States including Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, Virginia, California, New Jersey and more. Come and learn about the American Horse AdoptionTM organization. This rescue, operated by Saddlebred Rescue, Inc. (SBR), saves unwanted horses and places them through a nationwide adoption program. The Madison Classic has won the UPHA Chapter Honor Show of the Year for three of its past four events.



Isthmus Food Cart Festival

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Sunday, May 22nd at Central Park from 2:00pm-6:00pm

Madison’s finest food cart festival offers a taste of new and favorite food cart fare, musical entertainment and a selection of craft beer in the sun.  30 carts.  More info visit


The Color Run

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Madison Color Run, Saturday, May 21st

Starting at Willow Island at the Alliant Energy Center at 9:00am


Greenway Station Farmers Market

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Greenway Station Farmers Market, Every Thursday, May 14th- Oct. 8th from 8:00am-1pm

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South Madison Farmers’ Market

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Madison Labor Temple, 1602 South Park St.GrandOpening2016-4[1]Every Tuesday, 2-6pm, June 9th-Oct.27

Every Sunday, 11am-3pm, April 26-Oct. 25

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Westside Community Market

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Saturday, April 18-Nov.14dane-county-farmers-market-madison-wisconsin-bell-peppers




Madison Area Farmers

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Dane County Farmers’ Market

Every Saturday, starting April 18th



Fitchburg Days Festival

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A celebration of Irish heritage, the Fitchburg Days Festival includes a carnival, great music, awesome food, and fun for the whole family!

Date: May 20-22, 2016
Location: McKee Farms Park

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The University of Wisconsin Varsity Band Concert

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The annual UW Varsity Band Spring Concert continues! Join Conductor Mike Leckrone and University of Wisconsin Varsity Band at the Kohl Center for a night to be remembered. Signature UW favorites will be belted out along with some new tunes too adding to the more than four decade long tradition.

Date: April 14-16, 2016
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: Kohl Center
Admission: $18.00 to $23.00, $11.00 students week before concert

Please visit for more information.