Summer Festivals Happening In + Around Madison, WI in 2022

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 Spring and Summer in Madison, WI.

List (by date) of Madison Area Festivals!

Kids Building Wisconsin – May 14
McKee Farms Park | Fitchburg, WI

Green County Breakfast on the Farm – May 28
Green County

Festa Italia – June 3-5
McKee Farms Park – Fitchburg

Verona Hometown Days – June 3-5
Verona, WI

Mount Horeb Summer Frolic – June 9-12
Mount Horeb, WI

Polka Fest – June 10-11
New Glarus, WI

Marquette Waterfront Festival – June 11-12
Madison, WI

Cottage Grove Festival – June 16-19
Cottage Grove, WI

Beer, Bacon & Cheese Fest – June 11 (SOLD OUT)
New Glarus, WI

Milwaukee Summerfest – June 23-June 25; June 30- July 2; July 7-9
Milwaukee, WI

Blues, Brews & Food Truck Festival – June 25
New Glarus, WI

Stoughton Fair – June 39-July 4
Stoughton, WI

Monona Community Festival – July 2-4
Monona, WI

WaunaBoom – July 4
Ripp Park | Waunakee, WI

Art Fair on the Square – July 9-10
Capitol Square

Dane County Fair – July 21-24
Alliant Energy Center | Madison, WI

WaunaFest – July 28-31
Waunakee, WI

Atwood Fest – July 30-31
Madison, WI

Wisconsin State Fair – August 4-14
Milwaukee, WI

Folk Music Festival – August 12-14
Dodgeville, WI

Irish Fest – August 18-21
Milwaukee, WI

Middleton Good Neighbor Festival – August 26-28
Middleton, WI

Taste of Madison – September 3-4
Madison, WI

New Glarus Oktoberfest – September 22-25
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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