Summer Festivals Happening In + Around Madison, WI in 2021

Last year nearly all summer festivals were canceled, but this summer most are back! 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! After last summer – we are thrilled that so many are back in 2021!
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 Spring and Summer in Madison, WI.


List (by date) of Madison Area Festivals!

Green County Breakfast on the Farm – May 29
Green County

Mount Horeb Summer Frolic – June 10-13
Mount Horeb, WI

Polka Fest – June 11-12
New Glarus, WI

Cottage Grove Festival – June 17-20
Cottage Grove, WI

Beer, Bacon & Cheese Fest – June 12 (SOLD OUT)
New Glarus, WI

Blues, Brews & Food Truck Festival – June 26
New Glarus, WI

Stoughton Fair – June 30-July 4
Stoughton, WI

Monona Community Festival – July 2-4
Monona, WI

WaunaBoom – July 4
Ripp Park | Waunakee, WI

Dane County Fair – July 15-18
Alliant Energy Center | Madison, WI

WaunaFest – July 22-25
Waunakee, WI

Atwood Fest – July 24-25
Madison, WI

Festa Italia – July 30 – August 1
McKee Farms Park – Fitchburg

Wisconsin State Fair – August 5-15
Milwaukee, WI

Folk Music Festival – August 13-15
Dodgeville, WI

Irish Fest – August 20-22
Milwaukee, WI

Dane County Breakfast on the Farm – August 21
Cambridge, WI

Cows on the Concourse – August 21
Downtown Madison, WI

Middleton Good Neighbor Festival – August 27-29
Middleton, WI

Verona Hometown Days – September 3-5
Verona, WI

Taste of Madison – September 4-5
Madison, WI

Kids Building Wisconsin – September 11
McKee Farms Park | Fitchburg, WI

Milwaukee Summerfest – September 2-18
Milwaukee, WI

Donut Fest – September 19
Madison, WI

New Glarus Oktoberfest – September 23-26
New Glarus, WI

Art Fair on the Square – September 25-26
Capitol Square

**This is intended to be a comprehensive list, so please let us know if we missed any! We were able to confirm those listed on May 10, 2021!


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