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!

Syttende Mai Festival – May 19-21
Stoughton, WI

Kids Building Wisconsin – May 20
McKee Farms Park | Fitchburg, WI

Brat Fest – May 26-28
Allianz Energy Center | Madison, WI

Green County Breakfast on the Farm – May 27
DeVoe Farm | N266 Twin Grove Road – Monroe, WI 53566

Festa Italia – June 2-4
McKee Farms Park – Fitchburg

Verona Hometown Days – June 2-4
Verona, WI

Mount Horeb Summer Frolic – June 8-11
Mount Horeb, WI

Dane County Breakfast on the Farm – June 10
Kahl Family Farm | 8385 County Highway A – Verona, WI

Polka Fest – June 9-10
New Glarus, WI

Marquette Waterfront Festival – June 10-11
Madison, WI

Cottage Grove Festival – June 15-18
Cottage Grove, WI

Beer, Bacon & Cheese Fest – June 10 (SOLD OUT)
New Glarus, WI

Milwaukee Summerfest – June 22-June 24; June 29- July 1; July 6-8
Milwaukee, WI

Blues, Brews & Food Truck Festival – June 24
New Glarus, WI

Stoughton Fair – July 4-July9
Stoughton, WI

Monona Community Festival – July 2-4
Monona, WI

WaunaBoom – July 4
Ripp Park | Waunakee, WI

Fitchburg Festival of Speed – July 8
Agora Pavilion | Fitchburg, WI

Art Fair on the Square – July 8-9
Capitol Square

Dane County Fair – July 20-23
Alliant Energy Center | Madison, WI

WaunaFest – July 27-30
Waunakee, WI

Atwood Fest – July 28-30
Madison, WI

German Fest – July 28-30
Milwaukee, WI

Verona Police Department National Night Out – August 1
Festival Park | Verona, WI

Wisconsin State Fair – August 3-13
Milwaukee, WI

North Star Fest – August 5
Grandview Commons, Pocket Park – Madison

Folk Music Festival – August 11-13
Dodgeville, WI

Great Taste of the Midwest – August 12
Olin Park | Madison, WI

Sweet Corn Festival – August 16-20
Sun Prairie, WI

Irish Fest – August 17-20
Milwaukee, WI

Middleton Good Neighbor Festival – August 25-27
Middleton, WI

Orton Park Festival– August 25-27  
Madison, WI

Taste of Madison – September 2-3
Madison, WI

Wauktoberfest – September 15-17
Waunakee, WI

Willy Street Fair – September 16-17
Madison, WI

New Glarus Oktoberfest – September 21-24
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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