Madison Events | 2021

Upcoming Events in Madison, WI

Aug
24
FAMILY: Adventure Under the Sea
Make a splash in a fun morning with DreamBank! Join us for a virtual, interactive tour of the award-winning Texas State Aquarium! Together we’ll explore a variety of habitats and vibrant wildlife th...
Aug
24
Lift Leopold Community Summer Series
Leopold Neighborhood Resource Team presents a summer series every Tuesday From July 20 through August 24th. Free Food, YMCA flag football for the children, and free bike repairs! Every week will highl...
Aug
25
Olbrich Botanical Gardens: Little Sprouts Story + Stroll
Classes include a story, theme-related learning activities that engage your child while getting them ready for school, and stroll through the outdoor gardens or conservatory. Ages 2-5 years with an ad...
Aug
25
Middle School Rowing Program
The Mendota Rowing Club, located in the heart of Madison at James Madison Park, is hosting a learn to row program for middle school students in 6th-8th grade. This program is ongoing all spring, summe...
Aug
26
Yappy Hour at Hilldale
Stroll Hilldale with your four-legged friend and enjoy “Yappy Hour” activities, plus specials from your favorite shops and restaurants. • The first 100 dogs to register on Eventbrite and make a ...
Aug
27
Friday AM outdoor Musikgarten classes for ages 2-4!
Come on Fridays at 11:30 -12:00 and let your child explore the joy of music by playing drums, dancing with ribbons and a parachute, and much more! Adults can chat afterwards while kids play on our pla...
Aug
28
Acrylic Pour
PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED, don’t wait! Booking closes 2 hours prior the event. Sign up, Show up, Sip up, PAINT! No artistic talent needed, just the desire to have fun! We take the time to guide ...
Aug
28
Taylor’s Sunflower
PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED, don’t wait! Booking closes 2 hours prior the event. Sign up, Show up, Sip up, PAINT! No artistic talent needed, just the desire to have fun! We take the time to guide ...
Aug
28
Date Night: L.O.V.E.
PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED, don’t wait! Booking closes 2 hours prior the event. Join us for Date Night! 1 ticket includes 2 seats-one for you and one for your date! This is two canvases that come...
Aug
29
CultivARTE: A New Latino Community Pop-up Art festival
CultivARTE, a new local artist collective, presents Allegories from Latin America: Stories from our Mother Earth A Latino Community Pop-up Art festival. On August 28th, 2021 at 3705 N Sherman Avenue f...
Aug
29
Mint Gnome
PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED, don’t wait! Booking closes 2 hours prior the event. Sign up, Show up, Sip up, PAINT! No artistic talent needed, just the desire to have fun! We take the time to guide ...
Aug
30
Middle School Rowing Program
The Mendota Rowing Club, located in the heart of Madison at James Madison Park, is hosting a learn to row program for middle school students in 6th-8th grade. This program is ongoing all spring, summe...
Sep
1
Middle School Rowing Program
The Mendota Rowing Club, located in the heart of Madison at James Madison Park, is hosting a learn to row program for middle school students in 6th-8th grade. This program is ongoing all spring, summe...
Sep
2
Friends of the CCBC Book Sale
Thousands of newer books for sale. Hours: Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021 (noon – 8 pm); Friday, Sept. 3, 2021 (noon – 6 pm); Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021 (8 am – 12 pm)
Sep
2
Friends of the CCBC Book Sale
Thousands of newer books (usually within the last three years) for sale by the Friends of the CCBC. The sale runs from Thursday, September 2 (12-8); September 3 (12-6); and September 4 (8-12). Direct ...
Sep
2
Brews & Bites
Join us for our Brews & Bites series that takes place at Fireman’s Park. Brews & Bites features an evening of live music and a variety of family friendly yard games. Along with food vend...
Sep
3
Friends of the CCBC Book Sale
Thousands of newer books for sale. Hours: Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021 (noon – 8 pm); Friday, Sept. 3, 2021 (noon – 6 pm); Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021 (8 am – 12 pm)
Sep
3
Friends of the CCBC Book Sale
Thousands of newer books (published within the last 3 years) for sale. The sale runs Thursday, Sept. 2 (12 – 8); Friday, Sept. 3 (12 – 6); and Saturday, Sept. 4 (8 – 12).
Sep
3
Verona Hometown Days
Verona Hometown Days is an Annual Festival held in the city of Verona, Wisconsin. Verona is a thriving, growing, economic juggernaut of a city in Dane County. Verona is also a city that always puts co...
Sep
4
Friends of the CCBC Book Sale
Thousands of newer books for sale. Hours: Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021 (noon – 8 pm); Friday, Sept. 3, 2021 (noon – 6 pm); Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021 (8 am – 12 pm)
Sep
4
Friends of the CCBC Book Sale
Thousands of newer books (published within the last 3 years) for sale. The sale runs Thursday, Sept. 2 (12 – 8); Friday, Sept. 3 (12 – 6); and Saturday, Sept. 4 (8 – 12).
Sep
6
Shifting Gears Bike Path Dance Festival
Grab your bike, your scooter, roller skates, or just put on your favorite walking shoes! There’s a new summer tradition in Madison, one where you can enjoy dance and celebrate the last days of summe...
Sep
6
Middle School Rowing Program
The Mendota Rowing Club, located in the heart of Madison at James Madison Park, is hosting a learn to row program for middle school students in 6th-8th grade. This program is ongoing all spring, summe...
Sep
8
Parent & Baby Group
A weekly Parent & Baby Group inclusive of all gender identities. Becoming a parent is life changing. It can feel blissful, intimidating, easy, and hard. The Madison Doula Collective doulas facilit...
Sep
8
Middle School Rowing Program
The Mendota Rowing Club, located in the heart of Madison at James Madison Park, is hosting a learn to row program for middle school students in 6th-8th grade. This program is ongoing all spring, summe...
Sep
9
FAMILY: Morning Play Date -Jugando por la Mañana (English and Spanish Speaking Families Welcome
We’re welcoming all English and Spanish- speaking families to join us for a bilingual play date via Zoom! We will be demonstrating and learning the importance of play in early childhood development ...
Sep
10
Petting Zoo! Holy Cross Lutheran Church & School & Kids Crossing Early Learning Center
Join us for our FREE Petting Zoo! Petting zoo to include 4 lambs, 4 goats, bunnies, chicks, duck, goose, alpaca or llama, mini potbelly pig, mini donkey, and a calf. We will also provide free sub sand...
Sep
11
Fall Migration Birding Tour at Pope Farm Conservancy
A family-fun event! Join Mike McDowell and other birding enthusiasts on a hike through Pope Farm Conservancy to observe the behavior of birds preparing for or already involved in fall migration. Every...
Sep
11
Fall Fun at Enchanted Valley Acres!
Join us for Fall Fun at Enchanted Valley Acres! Zip down the GIANT SLIDES (each over 200 feet long), get lost in the corn mazes, enjoy a wagon ride, and try out the numerous activities such as magneti...
Sep
11
Fall Fun at Enchanted Valley Acres!
Join us for Fall Fun at Enchanted Valley Acres! Zip down the GIANT SLIDES (each over 200 feet long), get lost in the corn mazes, enjoy a wagon ride, and try out the numerous activities such as magneti...
Sep
12
Fall Fun at Enchanted Valley Acres!
Join us for Fall Fun at Enchanted Valley Acres! Zip down the GIANT SLIDES (each over 200 feet long), get lost in the corn mazes, enjoy a wagon ride, and try out the numerous activities such as magneti...
Sep
12
Heritage Fest
Keeping true to our heritage and mission of preservation and education, this year’s Heritage Fest at Schumacher Farm Park will be a fun-filled event for all-ages! There will be various historica...
Sep
12
12th Annual Yahara Riverfest
A fun-filled day of family-friendly activities! Rubber Duck Decoration & Race on the Yahara River Wagon Rides Herpetology Society Amphibian Exhibit Fishing Games Youth Fishing Tournament (Sunfish ...
Sep
13
FAMILY: See the Stars with the Smithsonian Museum
Ready to see the stars in a whole new light? Journey with educators from the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum to explore the sky! Together, we will discover how patterns and motions of the so...
Sep
13
Middle School Rowing Program
The Mendota Rowing Club, located in the heart of Madison at James Madison Park, is hosting a learn to row program for middle school students in 6th-8th grade. This program is ongoing all spring, summe...
Sep
15
Parent & Baby Group
A weekly Parent & Baby Group inclusive of all gender identities. Becoming a parent is life changing. It can feel blissful, intimidating, easy, and hard. The Madison Doula Collective doulas facilit...
Sep
15
Middle School Rowing Program
The Mendota Rowing Club, located in the heart of Madison at James Madison Park, is hosting a learn to row program for middle school students in 6th-8th grade. This program is ongoing all spring, summe...
Sep
17
Jumperoo!
Jumperoo is a special time where the park is open only for children 5 & under! We open up the park just for the little ones and their parents to jump, bounce and crawl around safely! Also a great ...
Sep
18
Fall Fun at Enchanted Valley Acres!
Join us for Fall Fun at Enchanted Valley Acres! Zip down the GIANT SLIDES (each over 200 feet long), get lost in the corn mazes, enjoy a wagon ride, and try out the numerous activities such as magneti...
Sep
18
FAMILY: Discovering Dinosaurs with the Royal Tyrell Museum
Is your child fascinated by dinosaurs? Travel back to prehistoric times at the world-renowned galleries of the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology. In this interactive, virtual visit, you’ll marvel...
Sep
18
FAMILY: Discovering Dinosaurs with the Royal Tyrell Museum
Is your child fascinated by dinosaurs? Travel back to prehistoric times at the world-renowned galleries of the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology. In this interactive, virtual visit, you’ll marvel...
Sep
19
Fall Fun at Enchanted Valley Acres!
Join us for Fall Fun at Enchanted Valley Acres! Zip down the GIANT SLIDES (each over 200 feet long), get lost in the corn mazes, enjoy a wagon ride, and try out the numerous activities such as magneti...
Sep
19
Fall Mini Photo Session – J Vod Photography
Apple cidar, pumpkins, fall colors, Halloween….fall is coming soon! My Fall 2021 Mini Session will take place at Hermanson’s Pumpkin Patch in Edgerton, WI: the perfect backdrop for all thi...
Sep
20
Middle School Rowing Program
The Mendota Rowing Club, located in the heart of Madison at James Madison Park, is hosting a learn to row program for middle school students in 6th-8th grade. This program is ongoing all spring, summe...
Sep
21
Mommy and Me Craft Time
Come join us while we all do a craft that your young kids will definitley enjoy. It’ll be an hour spent making memories with your kids and new freindships with those others mommas that come out....
Sep
21
Sun Prairie Mops Meeting
Come join the MOPS group located in Sun Prairie. We are a group of Moms with children 6 and under. Expecting Moms are welcome too! The group is located at Bethlehem Lutheran Church (300 Broadway Dr, S...
Sep
22
Parent & Baby Group
Becoming a parent is life changing. It can feel blissful, intimidating, easy, and hard. Connie Lambeth (a student midwife, experienced doula, and parent of two!), facilitates a weekly parent-baby grou...
Sep
22
Parent & Baby Group
A weekly Parent & Baby Group inclusive of all gender identities. Becoming a parent is life changing. It can feel blissful, intimidating, easy, and hard. The Madison Doula Collective doulas facilit...
Sep
22
Middle School Rowing Program
The Mendota Rowing Club, located in the heart of Madison at James Madison Park, is hosting a learn to row program for middle school students in 6th-8th grade. This program is ongoing all spring, summe...
Sep
23
Family Night
Come make memories with the whole family every Thursday! An event for a family that includes four (4) attractions passes, four (4) drinks, and one (1) large pizza.
Sep
23
Brews & Bites
Join us for our Brews & Bites series that takes place at Fireman’s Park. Brews & Bites features an evening of live music and a variety of family friendly yard games. Along with food vend...
Sep
25
Fall Fun at Enchanted Valley Acres!
Join us for Fall Fun at Enchanted Valley Acres! Zip down the GIANT SLIDES (each over 200 feet long), get lost in the corn mazes, enjoy a wagon ride, and try out the numerous activities such as magneti...
Sep
25
FAMILY: Songwriting with the Country Music Hall of Fame
Does your little one have big music dreams? Join members of the Country Music Hall of Fame to teach your little musician the basics of how to write a song! This virtual trip to Nashville, Tennessee wi...
Sep
25
Main St. Mania
Dancing in The Streets! Come to this FREE event with stuff for all ages! Food Vendors: 11-6 Kids Zone:11:30 – 4 Hay Rides: 12- 5pm BINGO: 11-4 Silent Auction: Last Bid at 5:00 PM Cork Pull: 11:0...
Sep
26
Fall Fun at Enchanted Valley Acres!
Join us for Fall Fun at Enchanted Valley Acres! Zip down the GIANT SLIDES (each over 200 feet long), get lost in the corn mazes, enjoy a wagon ride, and try out the numerous activities such as magneti...
Sep
26
Paint LEGO Portrait
What kind of LEGO would you be? Enjoy this artsy bonding experience for ages 7 and up. Lego character is custom drawn on for you to add your personality too. Items are sanitized and seated at a safe d...
Sep
27
Middle School Rowing Program
The Mendota Rowing Club, located in the heart of Madison at James Madison Park, is hosting a learn to row program for middle school students in 6th-8th grade. This program is ongoing all spring, summe...
Sep
29
Parent & Baby Group
A weekly Parent & Baby Group inclusive of all gender identities. Becoming a parent is life changing. It can feel blissful, intimidating, easy, and hard. The Madison Doula Collective doulas facilit...
Sep
29
Middle School Rowing Program
The Mendota Rowing Club, located in the heart of Madison at James Madison Park, is hosting a learn to row program for middle school students in 6th-8th grade. This program is ongoing all spring, summe...
Sep
30
Sphinx Virtuosi
The self-conducted, professional chamber orchestra of Black and Latinx musicians aspires to advocate for diversity in the arts, transforming lives through the power of inclusion and a commitment to so...
Oct
1
Fall Fun at Enchanted Valley Acres!
Join us for Fall Fun at Enchanted Valley Acres! Zip down the GIANT SLIDES (each over 200 feet long), get lost in the corn mazes, enjoy a wagon ride, and try out the numerous activities such as magneti...
Oct
1
Verona Fall Fest
Join us at Hometown USA Festival Park on Friday, October 1 at 4 pm for Verona’s third Fall Fest, celebrating all things Autumn! Beer Tent Live Acoustic Music Special Artist’s & Farmer&...
Oct
2
Fall Fun at Enchanted Valley Acres!
Join us for Fall Fun at Enchanted Valley Acres! Zip down the GIANT SLIDES (each over 200 feet long), get lost in the corn mazes, enjoy a wagon ride, and try out the numerous activities such as magneti...
Oct
3
Fall Fun at Enchanted Valley Acres!
Join us for Fall Fun at Enchanted Valley Acres! Zip down the GIANT SLIDES (each over 200 feet long), get lost in the corn mazes, enjoy a wagon ride, and try out the numerous activities such as magneti...
Oct
4
Middle School Rowing Program
The Mendota Rowing Club, located in the heart of Madison at James Madison Park, is hosting a learn to row program for middle school students in 6th-8th grade. This program is ongoing all spring, summe...
Oct
6
Parent & Baby Group
A weekly Parent & Baby Group inclusive of all gender identities. Becoming a parent is life changing. It can feel blissful, intimidating, easy, and hard. The Madison Doula Collective doulas facilit...
Oct
6
Middle School Rowing Program
The Mendota Rowing Club, located in the heart of Madison at James Madison Park, is hosting a learn to row program for middle school students in 6th-8th grade. This program is ongoing all spring, summe...
Oct
8
Fall Fun at Enchanted Valley Acres!
Join us for Fall Fun at Enchanted Valley Acres! Zip down the GIANT SLIDES (each over 200 feet long), get lost in the corn mazes, enjoy a wagon ride, and try out the numerous activities such as magneti...
Oct
9
Fall Fun at Enchanted Valley Acres!
Join us for Fall Fun at Enchanted Valley Acres! Zip down the GIANT SLIDES (each over 200 feet long), get lost in the corn mazes, enjoy a wagon ride, and try out the numerous activities such as magneti...
Oct
10
Fall Fun at Enchanted Valley Acres!
Join us for Fall Fun at Enchanted Valley Acres! Zip down the GIANT SLIDES (each over 200 feet long), get lost in the corn mazes, enjoy a wagon ride, and try out the numerous activities such as magneti...
Oct
11
Middle School Rowing Program
The Mendota Rowing Club, located in the heart of Madison at James Madison Park, is hosting a learn to row program for middle school students in 6th-8th grade. This program is ongoing all spring, summe...
Oct
13
Parent & Baby Group
A weekly Parent & Baby Group inclusive of all gender identities. Becoming a parent is life changing. It can feel blissful, intimidating, easy, and hard. The Madison Doula Collective doulas facilit...
Oct
13
Middle School Rowing Program
The Mendota Rowing Club, located in the heart of Madison at James Madison Park, is hosting a learn to row program for middle school students in 6th-8th grade. This program is ongoing all spring, summe...
Oct
15
Fall Fun at Enchanted Valley Acres!
Join us for Fall Fun at Enchanted Valley Acres! Zip down the GIANT SLIDES (each over 200 feet long), get lost in the corn mazes, enjoy a wagon ride, and try out the numerous activities such as magneti...
Oct
16
Fall Fun at Enchanted Valley Acres!
Join us for Fall Fun at Enchanted Valley Acres! Zip down the GIANT SLIDES (each over 200 feet long), get lost in the corn mazes, enjoy a wagon ride, and try out the numerous activities such as magneti...
Oct
17
Fall Fun at Enchanted Valley Acres!
Join us for Fall Fun at Enchanted Valley Acres! Zip down the GIANT SLIDES (each over 200 feet long), get lost in the corn mazes, enjoy a wagon ride, and try out the numerous activities such as magneti...
Oct
18
Middle School Rowing Program
The Mendota Rowing Club, located in the heart of Madison at James Madison Park, is hosting a learn to row program for middle school students in 6th-8th grade. This program is ongoing all spring, summe...
Oct
19
Sun Prairie Mops Meeting
Come join the MOPS group located in Sun Prairie. We are a group of Moms with children 6 and under. Expecting Moms are welcome too! The group is located at Bethlehem Lutheran Church (300 Broadway Dr, S...
Oct
20
Parent & Baby Group
A weekly Parent & Baby Group inclusive of all gender identities. Becoming a parent is life changing. It can feel blissful, intimidating, easy, and hard. The Madison Doula Collective doulas facilit...
Oct
20
Middle School Rowing Program
The Mendota Rowing Club, located in the heart of Madison at James Madison Park, is hosting a learn to row program for middle school students in 6th-8th grade. This program is ongoing all spring, summe...
Oct
21
Fall Fun at Enchanted Valley Acres!
Join us for Fall Fun at Enchanted Valley Acres! Zip down the GIANT SLIDES (each over 200 feet long), get lost in the corn mazes, enjoy a wagon ride, and try out the numerous activities such as magneti...
Oct
22
Fall Fun at Enchanted Valley Acres!
Join us for Fall Fun at Enchanted Valley Acres! Zip down the GIANT SLIDES (each over 200 feet long), get lost in the corn mazes, enjoy a wagon ride, and try out the numerous activities such as magneti...
Oct
23
Fall Fun at Enchanted Valley Acres!
Join us for Fall Fun at Enchanted Valley Acres! Zip down the GIANT SLIDES (each over 200 feet long), get lost in the corn mazes, enjoy a wagon ride, and try out the numerous activities such as magneti...
Oct
23
Halloween at the Farm
Join us at the farm or some spooky fun for the whole family! There will be a campfire with s’mores, storytelling at the chicken coop, fortune telling in the hog house, live music, concessions, f...
Oct
24
Fall Fun at Enchanted Valley Acres!
Join us for Fall Fun at Enchanted Valley Acres! Zip down the GIANT SLIDES (each over 200 feet long), get lost in the corn mazes, enjoy a wagon ride, and try out the numerous activities such as magneti...
Oct
25
Middle School Rowing Program
The Mendota Rowing Club, located in the heart of Madison at James Madison Park, is hosting a learn to row program for middle school students in 6th-8th grade. This program is ongoing all spring, summe...
Oct
27
Parent & Baby Group
A weekly Parent & Baby Group inclusive of all gender identities. Becoming a parent is life changing. It can feel blissful, intimidating, easy, and hard. The Madison Doula Collective doulas facilit...
Oct
27
Middle School Rowing Program
The Mendota Rowing Club, located in the heart of Madison at James Madison Park, is hosting a learn to row program for middle school students in 6th-8th grade. This program is ongoing all spring, summe...
Oct
28
Fall Fun at Enchanted Valley Acres!
Join us for Fall Fun at Enchanted Valley Acres! Zip down the GIANT SLIDES (each over 200 feet long), get lost in the corn mazes, enjoy a wagon ride, and try out the numerous activities such as magneti...
Oct
29
Fall Fun at Enchanted Valley Acres!
Join us for Fall Fun at Enchanted Valley Acres! Zip down the GIANT SLIDES (each over 200 feet long), get lost in the corn mazes, enjoy a wagon ride, and try out the numerous activities such as magneti...
Oct
30
Fall Fun at Enchanted Valley Acres!
Join us for Fall Fun at Enchanted Valley Acres! Zip down the GIANT SLIDES (each over 200 feet long), get lost in the corn mazes, enjoy a wagon ride, and try out the numerous activities such as magneti...
Oct
31
Fall Fun at Enchanted Valley Acres!
Join us for Fall Fun at Enchanted Valley Acres! Zip down the GIANT SLIDES (each over 200 feet long), get lost in the corn mazes, enjoy a wagon ride, and try out the numerous activities such as magneti...
Nov
16
Sun Prairie Mops Meeting
Come join the MOPS group located in Sun Prairie. We are a group of Moms with children 6 and under. Expecting Moms are welcome too! The group is located at Bethlehem Lutheran Church (300 Broadway Dr, S...
Nov
19
Kids Consignment Sale – Madison, WI
Join us for Dane County’s Large Kids Consignment Sale! Just Between Friends hosts pop-up kids consignment sales, providing a marketplace for families to buy (at 50-90% below retail price) and sell (...
Nov
25
Berbee Derby
NOVEMBER 25, 2021 • THANKSGIVING MORNING 10K & 5K RUN/WALK • FITCHBURG BUSINESS PARK • 8:30AM The Berbee Derby is a fun-filled community event that has been running 18 years strong! Our dedi...
Nov
28
Winter Mini Photo Session – J Vod Photography
Time to prep for Christmas card season! J Vod Photography will hold two winter holiday mini sessions, in Mauston and in Madison. The theme options will include pine trees/cutting down Christmas trees,...
Dec
11
Concert Series: Gil Shaham with Akira Eguchi
Enjoy the power, vitality, and rhapsody of violinist Gil Shaham and pianist Akira Eguchi.
Dec
21
Sun Prairie Mops Meeting
Come join the MOPS group located in Sun Prairie. We are a group of Moms with children 6 and under. Expecting Moms are welcome too! The group is located at Bethlehem Lutheran Church (300 Broadway Dr, S...
Jan
27
Concert Series: Third Coast Percussion + Movement Art Is
Witness the power of uniting physical and musical expression through percussion and movement.
Feb
10
Concert Series: Brentano String Quartet
The lavish sounds of four stellar artists seamlessly entwined, create something close to perfection.
Mar
5
Concert Series: Pacho Flores with UW Symphony Orchestra
Trumpeter Pacho Flores brings an innovative, fresh sound to a traditional style.
Apr
30
Concert Series: Renée Fleming
Opera legend Renée Fleming beguiles audiences with her sumptuous voice and compelling stage presence.

This is by no means a comprehensive list. If you know of any fun family activities or Madison events, please add it here.

Many of the events are added by third party users – please verify the event details on the event hosts website prior to heading out!

Madison Moms Blog is written by and for moms who live in the Madison Area. We strive to connect local moms by sharing personal experiences, fun ideas and useful information as well as promoting local businesses. Our community begins online, but doesn't stop there! We offer Mom's Night Out events, play groups and other opportunities to connect offline, with and without kids.

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