We are fortunate to live in a city so abundant with outdoor fun, summer festivals and community events. Summer festivals are such a fun way to get out and enjoy the community. Some include parades, some have races, all have FUN!
We organized our list by date; you will want to check the links to confirm activities and times!
Be sure to also check out our content focused on Summer in Madison, WI.

List (by date) of Madison Area Festivals!

Syttende Mai Festival – May 17-19
Stoughton, WI

Kids Building Wisconsin – May 18
McKee Farms Park | Fitchburg, WI

Brat Fest – May 24-26
Allianz Energy Center | Madison, WI

Green County Breakfast on the Farm – May 25
DeVoe Farm | N266 Twin Grove Road – Monroe, WI

Festa Italia – June 1-2
McKee Farms Park – Fitchburg

Verona Hometown Days – May 31-June 2
Verona, WI

Mount Horeb Summer Frolic – June 6-9
Mount Horeb, WI

Dane County Breakfast on the Farm – June 8
Kahl Family Farm | 8385 County Highway A – Verona, WI

Polka Fest – June 7-8
New Glarus, WI

Marquette Waterfront Festival – June 8-9
Madison, WI

Beer, Bacon & Cheese Fest – June 8
New Glarus, WI

Cottage Grove Festival – June 13-16
Cottage Grove, WI

Wood Sculpture Festival – June 14-22
Monona, WI

Blues, Brews & Food Truck Festival – June 29
New Glarus, WI

Stoughton Fair – July 3-7
Stoughton, WI

Monona Community Festival – July 3-4
Monona, WI

WaunaBoom – July 4
Ripp Park | Waunakee, WI

Art Fair on the Square – July 13-14
Capitol Square

Dane County Fair – July 18-21
Alliant Energy Center | Madison, WI

WaunaFest – July 25-28
Waunakee, WI

Atwood Fest – July 27-28
Madison, WI

German Fest – July 26-28
Milwaukee, WI

Wisconsin State Fair – August 1-11
Milwaukee, WI

White Oak Festival – August 9-11
Dodgeville, WI

Great Taste of the Midwest – August 10
Olin Park | Madison, WI

Sweet Corn Festival – August 14-18
Sun Prairie, WI

Irish Fest – August 15-18
Milwaukee, WI

Middleton Good Neighbor Festival – August 23-25
Middleton, WI

Orton Park Festival– August 23-25 
Madison, WI

Taste of Madison – August 31-September 1
Madison, WI

Wauktoberfest – September 12-15
Waunakee, WI

Willy Street Fair – September 21-22
Madison, WI

New Glarus Oktoberfest – September 26-29
New Glarus, WI

**This is intended to be a comprehensive list, so please let us know if we missed any! 


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  1. A great one for families: Sweet Corn Festival – August 17 – 21, 2022 Angell Park – Sun Prairie, WI.
    Parking is $5.00 (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) per vehicle and includes admission.Over 100,000 people from around the Midwest attend the event which serves over 80 tons of sweet corn during the weekend!
    Steamed sweet corn is ONLY available on Saturday and Sunday. * A tote of corn is $10.00


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