2019 Summer Festival Roundup | Greater Madison Area

Our FAVORITE time of year is finally here! After a long winter we are ready to embrace SUMMER in MADISON!! We are fortunate to live in a city so abundant with outdoors fun and community activities. One of our favorite resources to share with our readers is our comprehensive roundup of Summer Festivals in the Greater Madison Area. And guess what?! It looks like there is something almost every single weekend all.summer.long! Summer festivals are such a fun way to get out and enjoy the community. Some include parades, some have races, all have FUN!
To make it easy, we did the research and have a streamlined list in order by date. You can check the link for each one to confirm the address and activities – but we have the list ready for you so you should be off to a good start. You will want to save this one and check back often so you can take in as many as possible!

Happy Summer!

This Summer Festival Roundup is sponsored by one of our very favorite community events! You will want to save the date for this one:
July 3rd-4th 2019
Winnequah Park
1055 Nichols Rd.
Monona, WI 53716
Started by the Monona Volunteer Firefighters in 1985, the Monona Festival gives back to the surrounding community while celebrating the 4th of July. What started out as just a festival serving the community of Monona, has quickly become a regional destination for the 4th of July. The Monona Community Festival is one of the largest and longest running July 4th celebrations in southern Wisconsin. This two day event held in beautiful Winnequah Park includes a variety of events, music, food and fun for the whole family. Featuring the finest in regional musical entertainment, food, drink & fireworks. Many different activities highlight this event including the Wisconsin Wife Carry Championship, Food Carts in the Park featuring numerous Madison area restaurants & food carts, a family-friendly carnival, magician, kids show, $5000 Hole-in-One Contest, and our famous Art Fair in the Park. And no Independence Day festival is complete without fireworks and our gala show has been rated as one of the best in the state!

List (by date) of Madison Area Festivals!

Brat Fest
 – May 24-26
Green County’s Annual Breakfast on the Farm – May 25
New Glarus
Festa Italia – May 31-June 2
Verona Hometown Days –  May 31-June 2
Cows on the Concourse – June 1
Madison (During Farmers Market)
Mt Horeb Summer Frolic – June 6-9
Mt. Horeb
PolkaFest – June 7
New Glarus 
Beer, Bacon & Cheese (New Glarus) – June 8
New Glarus
Marquette Waterfront Festival – June 8-9
Cottage Grove Festival – June 13-16
Cottage Grove
Oregon Summer Fest – June 20-23
Shake the Lake – June 29
Milwaukee Summerfest – June 26 – July 7
Blues, Brews & Food Truck Festival – June 29
New Glarus
Monona Community Festival –  July 3-4
Stoughton Fair – July 3-7
Art Fair on the Square – July 13-14
Dane County Fair – July 18-21
Waunakee Waunafest – July 25-28
Atwood Fest – July 27-28
Wisconsin State Fair – August 1-11
PBS Kids Get Up and Go! Day – August 2
New Glarus Firefest – August 3-4
New Glarus
Stoughton Coffee Break – August 17
Milwaukee Irish Fest – August 15-18
Sun Prairie Sweet Corn Festival – August 15-18
Sun Prairie
Middleton Good Neighbor Festival –  August 23-25
New Glarus Wilhelm Tell Festival – August 30-September 1
New Glarus
Taste of Madison – August 31-Sept 1
McFarland Family Festival – Sept 20-22
Oktoberfest – Sept 26-29
New Glarus
Interested in a day trip? Milwaukee has some great festivals too — check out this Festival Roundup from MKE Moms Blog!
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