We know how to throw a party! We’ve been doing this since 1809….there is ALWAYS something to do when you come to Madison. There are home tours, music events, garden tours, holiday events, arts/crafts shows, 5Ks, car shows, food & wine tastings – just to name a few.

Our largest events include RiverRoots Music and Folk Arts Festival, Madison Regatta, Madison Ribberfest BBQ & Blues, Madison Chautauqua Festival of Art, Soup, Stew, Chili & Brew Festival and Nights Before Christmas Candlelight Tour of Homes.

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November 2016

Jefferson Bluegrass Jamboree

November 5, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Jefferson County 4-H Fairgrounds, 3852 Indiana 256
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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FREE

4-H Fairgrounds, Open Jam 4-6; 6-9pm, 812-346-2550

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Flashlight Hike on the Heritage Trail

November 13, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Heritage Trail, Vaughn Drive
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Free

Join us on the full moon night with your flashlight to hike the trail.  Bonfire & drinks provided at the Welcome Center.

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Optical Exploration-Hot to Cold Glass

November 18, 2016 - December 31, 2016
West Street Center for New Art, 301 West Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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FREE

Experience a wide range of hot to cold glass work examples by local glass artisans Seth Bickis and Rhonda L. Deeg. This exhibit runs from Nov. 18- Dec. 31 at the West Street Center for New Art, 301 West St.

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December 2016

Jefferson Bluegrass Jamboree

December 3, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Jefferson County 4-H Fairgrounds, 3852 Indiana 256
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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FREE

4-H Fairgrounds, Open Jam 4-6; 6-9pm, 812-346-2550

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Christmas at the Lanier Mansion

December 17, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Lanier Mansion, 601 West 1st Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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FREE

Enjoy Victorian Christmas activities for children and their families. There will be crafts, refreshments, stories, a gift shop and a Victorian Santa Claus   Gift wrapping station for will help support Madison High School Band Uniforms.  Donations accepted.  

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Welcome Winter Walk

December 18, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Heritage Trail, Vaughn Drive
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Free

Hot drinks, bonfire, walk at your own pace.  Heritage Trail Welcome Center.  812-701-0284

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February 2017

Dinner Theater-Francine’s Will

February 10, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - February 11, 2017 @ 10:00 pm
$30.00

A funny who-done-it rife with loyal servants and money grabbing relatives, counter plots and mixed-up romance. Madison Community Players.   For more info 812-701-9449

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Saturday Afternoon Valentine Tea

February 11, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

At Gallery 115 Madison Cafe'. Featuring Harney & Sons hot teas, tea sandwiches, cakes, scones, jams and other treats. 812-274-4371. Reservations are preferred.

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Matinee Theater- Francine’s Will

February 12, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
$30.00

A funny who-done-it rife with loyal servants and money grubbing relatives, counter plots and mixed up romances   For more info 812-701-9449

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Freethinkers Book Club

February 17, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Freethinkers from the region discuss The God Argument: The Case Against Religion and for Humanism, by A. C. Grayling.

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Village Lights Salon Concert Series

February 19, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
$15.00

Cirque des Animaux: A Musical Soirée with Zoological Array Village Lights presents a salon concert for kids of all ages. Starla Hibler Raley, pianist, and Jack Ramey, narrator, will perform The Story of Babar: The Little Elephant, by Jean de Brunhoff, set to music by Francis Poulenc, and The Carnival of the Animals, by Camille Saint-Saëns, with poems by Ogden Nash. Canapés and a cash wine bar by Madison Vineyards. Juice and cookies for the younger set. Limited seating. Reservations…

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March 2017

Rainer Maria Rilke: A Bohemian Rhapsody

March 10, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

  Village Lights Poetry Café Rainer Maria Rilke: A Bohemian Rhapsody Who'd think serious poetry could be so much fun? In a relaxed, informal setting, Village Lights Poetry Café approaches poetry one poet at a time. The artistry of each poet is interwoven with their life, their time, and their world. The Café explores this with coffee, insightful conversation, and even a few poems. Recommended reading for this meeting of the Café is Rilke: Poems from Knopf (Everyman's Library Pocket Poets edition).

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Live Music-John Sheckler, dulcimer

March 11, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Village Lights Bookstore, 110 East Main Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Free

Live Music – John Sheckler, dulcimer “Not your granny’s dulcimer.” Local folk musician John Sheckler plays original and traditional songs on a mountain lap dulcimer crafted with his own hands. Seasonal sing-alongs for the kids.

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Frog Day at Big Oaks

March 22, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Big Oaks National Wildlife Refuge, 1661 West Jpg Niblo Road
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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 Jefferson County’s Krueger Lake,  Family-friendly, hands-on learning about frogs.

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Village Lights Poetry Nights

March 24, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Village Lights Bookstore, 110 East Main Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Free

  Village Lights Poetry Nights (with special guest, Kyle Craig) Open sign-up; open mic. Everyone is invited to participate. Read your own work or that of a favorite poet. Readers are welcome to draw from our shelves. MC for Village Lights Poetry Nights is well-known Madison poet, Jill Kelly Koren. We are pleased to feature special guest poet Kyle Craig, who will be reading from and signing his new book of haiku, Invisible Tea published by Red Moon Press.  

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Fossils Rock!

March 25, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Clifty Falls State Park, 1501 Green Rd.
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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$2.00

 Fossils Rock! Workshops & Exploration at Clifty Falls State Park Touch fossils from all around the world, play fossil games, get your personal fossils identified, ask geology questions to experts, and go on a fossil hike. For more info 812-273-8885.

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Live Music in the Twain Room

March 25, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Village Lights Bookstore, 110 East Main Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Free

  Live Music in the Twain Room – Tom Schneider, piano Cincinnati’s Tom Schneider offers a festive array of seasonal American Songbook standards, Broadway show tunes, bossa-nova/Latin, blues, and jazz on the Steinway grand. He’s got the white beard thing going and has promised to wear his Santa hat.  

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Rock’n’ Read Around the Clock!

March 31, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - April 1, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
Village Lights Bookstore, 110 East Main Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Free

As part of the NEA's Read Across America campaign, Village Lights will host our annual 24-hour reading marathon and children’s book drive to promote literacy and benefit The Clearinghouse. The marathon will kick off with an aloud reading for kids of The Lorax, by Dr. Seuss. Rock ‘n’ Read has become a Madison favorite. So run, don’t walk, to Village Lights to sign up for one or more 30-minute intervals to sit in a rocking chair in our front window and silently…

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April 2017

Work Day + Nature Walk at OHC’s Webster Woods Preserve

April 15, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Free

  Meet at the Pride Super Market in Hanover, caravan to the woods to help get the trail in shape for the season and enjoy a nature hike led by Paul Carmony. Bring your own picnic.  

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America’s Best Communities Grand Prize Parties

April 19, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Free

Join us for the Grand Prize Parties on Wednesday evening to watch live and see who brings home $3 Million! There are two locations for the Grand Prize Parties: Boneyard Grill (513 Clifty Drive) and Red Bicycle Hall (125 E Main Street) Both locations will have complimentary hors d'eouvres and a cash bar. We'll also be giving away our remaining "America's Hometown" t-shirts (while supplies last). We want the whole community to come together for this. All are welcome. Meet…

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Birding Tour of Big Oaks, National Wildlife Refuge

April 21, 2017 @ 7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Big Oaks National Wildlife Refuge, 1661 West Jpg Niblo Road
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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$3.00

  Pack and lunch and your binoculars – it’s time to go birding.

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Earth Day Pedal and Picnic

April 22, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Clifty Falls State Park, 1501 Green Rd.
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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 Earth Day Pedal & Picnic at Clifty Falls State Park A leisurely four mile ride and a group picnic (Bring Your Own picnic) to celebrate Earth Day.

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Bicentennial Barn Project

April 24, 2017 @ 10:00 am - May 23, 2017 @ 4:30 pm
Jefferson County Historical Society, 615 W. First Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Now through the end of June the 2016 Bicentennial Barn Project is on display at the Jefferson Co. Historical Society's History Center.  Working in conjunction with Indiana Landmarks, Dorrel Harrison has created a variety of barn plaques crafted from weathered barn board. "I take barn board that is going to be thrown away or burned and I redeem it-a second chance, a new life. Sometimes it is the actual wood from the barn that I use to handcraft the plaque."…

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Poetpalooza 2017

April 28, 2017 - April 29, 2017
Village Lights Bookstore, 110 East Main Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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A Tri-State Poetry Summit, Friday evening, April 28, through Saturday, April 29th. Village Lights Bookstore will host hourly reading and signings by acclaimed published poets from Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio, including Poets Laureate of Indiana and Kentucky. Friday 5pm-10pm Saturday 10am-10pm

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Meet the Artists at Rembrandt’s Gallery and Wine Bar

April 28, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Rembrandts, 323-325 E. Main St.
MADISON, IN 47250-3145 United States
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Rembrandt's Gallery & Wine Bar will be hosting a Meet the Artists night featuring Bill and Gean Bowen, ceramics artisans from Charlestown, IN. This is a free event for the public. Doors open at 5:00p.m. at 323-325 East Main Street in Madison.

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May 2017

Bicentennial Barn Project

May 2, 2017 @ 10:00 am - July 1, 2017 @ 4:30 pm
Jefferson County Historical Society, 615 W. First Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Free

Now through the end of June the 2016 Bicentennial Barn Project is on display at the Jefferson Co. Historical Society's History Center.  Working in conjunction with Indiana Landmarks, Dorrel Harrison has created a variety of barn plaques crafted from weathered barn board. "I take barn board that is going to be thrown away or burned and I redeem it-a second chance, a new life. Sometimes it is the actual wood from the barn that I use to handcraft the plaque."…

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Indiana Campfire: Hike + Literature at Hanover College

May 3, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$15.00

Moderately rugged hike in Happy Valley led by a humanities scholar and a naturalist. Ticket includes meal around a campfire and a beer for those 21 and over. Must RSVP to (317) 258-5217. Space is limited.

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The Savannah Sipping Society

May 12, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
$10.00

Four women discover lasting friendships and renewed determination to live in the moment in this play presented by the Madison Community Players.  Cheers to strong Southern women! For more info 812-493-3357.  Old Masonic Lodge at 217 E. Main St. May 12 & 13 from 7pm-9:30pm  

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A Royal Occasion Concert: Henry XVIII to Louis XIV

May 12, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Donation

A Royal Occasion: Chamber Music from the Courts of Henry VIII to Louis XIV.   Les Ordinaires will perform a concert of music from the courts of Henry XVIII through Louis XIV in a program entitled "A Royal Occasion". Set in the elegant grandeur of the Lanier Mansion on Friday, May 12 at 7 p.m.  Audiences can "take off their wigs", sit back, and let Les Ordinaires tantalize the senses, soothe conflicting emotions and uplift spirits in an evening of royal chamber…

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The Savannah Sipping Society

May 13, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
$10.00

Four women discover lasting friendships and renewed determination to live in the moment in this play presented by the Madison Community Players.  Cheers to strong Southern women! For more info 812-493-3357.  Old Masonic Lodge at 217 E. Main St. May 12 & 13 from 7pm-9:30pm

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The Savannah Sipping Society

May 14, 2017 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
$10.00

Four women discover lasting friendships and a renewed determination to live life in the moment. Presented by Madison Community Players at the Old Masonic Lodge at 217 E. Main St. For more info 812-493-3357.   Sunday, May 14 from 2:30-4pm

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Architectural Walking Tour

May 20, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Broadway Fountain Madison, IN 47250 United States + Google Map
Free

Guided walking tour begins begins & ends at Broadway Fountain, 10am-12pm. HMI- 812-265-2967, donations accepted.

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Movies in the Park

May 26, 2017 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Bicentennial Park, 106 West Vaughn Dr.
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Free

Free movie in Bicentennial Park. Movie to be announced.

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June 2017

Bicentennial Barn Project

June 1, 2017 @ 10:00 am - June 30, 2017 @ 4:30 pm
Jefferson County Historical Society, 615 W. First Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Free

Now through the end of June the 2016 Bicentennial Barn Project is on display at the Jefferson Co. Historical Society's History Center.  Working in conjunction with Indiana Landmarks, Dorrel Harrison has created a variety of barn plaques crafted from weathered barn board. "I take barn board that is going to be thrown away or burned and I redeem it-a second chance, a new life. Sometimes it is the actual wood from the barn that I use to handcraft the plaque."…

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Hike the New Trail at Hall-Carmer Wetlands

June 3, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Free

Hike OHC’s New Trail at Hall-Carmer Wetlands National Trail Day is a great excuse to explore our new trail through the wetlands and woods! Hike led by Paul Carmony. Meet at the Dupont Post Office at 9am.

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Madison Alley Tour

June 3, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
City Hall, 101 W. Main Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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$20.00

This tour begins at City Hall. After a short program you will board the trolleys and travel along Madison's back streets. Limited seating is available. Tickets are $15/person for city employees or members of participating organizations, $20 for non-members.

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Tales of Scales, Hands-on-fun!

June 9, 2017 @ 11:00 am - June 11, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
Clifty Falls State Park, 1501 Green Rd.
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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 Tales of Scales Hands-on fun – Clifty Falls State Park 11-4pm each day. Broaden your appreciation and knowledge for all that scaled in this fun weekend dedicated to reptiles!

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Architectural Walking Tour

June 17, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Broadway Fountain Madison, IN 47250 United States + Google Map
Free

Guided walking tour begins begins & ends at Broadway Fountain, 10am-12pm. HMI- 812-265-2967, donations accepted.

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2017 HPOCA National Summer Show

June 22, 2017 @ 9:00 am - June 24, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Jefferson County 4-H Fairgrounds, 3852 Indiana 256
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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$5.00

This event is hosted by the Ohio River Valley Oliver Collectors at the Jefferson Co. Fairgrounds. The Three Beauties, vendors, swap meets, tractor ride through Historic Madison (Friday @1:00), tractor pull, auction, working demonstration and toy show. Exhibitors are free. For more information 812-871-6452.   $10 pass good for all three days or $5 per day

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Movies in the Park

June 27, 2017 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Bicentennial Park, 106 West Vaughn Dr.
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Free Movie in Bicentennial Park. Movie to be announced.

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July 2017

Take a Kid Fishing

July 8, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Big Oaks National Wildlife Refuge, 1661 West Jpg Niblo Road
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Take a Kid Fishing – Big Oaks NWR Free fishing day at Big Oaks

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American Queen

July 16, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

This popular riverboat will be docked on Madison's riverfront from 8am-5pm No public tours.

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Movies in the Park

July 29, 2017 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Bicentennial Park, 106 West Vaughn Dr.
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Free

Free movie in Bicentennial Park. Movie to be announced.

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August 2017

Movies in the Park

August 12, 2017 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Bicentennial Park, 106 West Vaughn Dr.
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Free

Free movie in Bicentennial Park. Movie to be announced.

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Architectural Walking Tour

August 19, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Broadway Fountain Madison, IN 47250 United States + Google Map
Free

Guided walking tour begins begins & ends at Broadway Fountain, 10am-12pm. HMI- 812-265-2967, donations accepted.

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September 2017

Architectural Walking Tour

September 16, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Broadway Fountain Madison, IN 47250 United States + Google Map
Free

Guided walking tour begins begins & ends at Broadway Fountain, 10am-12pm. HMI- 812-265-2967, donations accepted.

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Movies in the Park

September 22, 2017 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Bicentennial Park, 106 West Vaughn Dr.
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Free

FREE movie in Bicentennial Park. Movie begins at dusk. Showing: Disney's Live Action Beauty and the Beast. This movie is part of 5 to the 5 vintage hydro event and American Cancer Society Relay For Life. Please thank our sponsors who make these movies possible: TITLE SPONSOR Sedam Contracting Corp. Supporting sponsors North Madison Christian Church, Madison Precision, Pilot Club Of Madison, IN., and Commonwealth Engineers, Inc.

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October 2017

Movies in the Park

October 6, 2017 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Bicentennial Park, 106 West Vaughn Dr.
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Free

FREE Movie in Bicentennial Park. SING! Movie in the Park begins at dusk. This movie is part of a celebration for Friends of Hargan Matthews Park. Please thank our sponsors who make these movies possible: TITLE SPONSOR Sedam Contracting Corp. Supporting sponsors North Madison Christian Church, Madison Precision, Pilot Club Of Madison, IN., and Commonwealth Engineers, Inc.

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Belle Of Louisville Fall Foliage Cruise

October 17, 2017
$97.20

Enjoy a cruise from Madison to Louisville to see the fall colors. Transportation provided back to Madison. $97.20 per person For more info 502-574-2992 10:30am-5pm Approximate arrival time back in Madison 6:30pm

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Night Spirits

October 20, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lanier Mansion, 601 West 1st Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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$10.

Reservations recommended. Costumed actors portray "spirits" dramatically telling true, 19th century stories of disastrous events in the beautiful Lanier Mansion. $10 in advance, $12 at the door, $5 for children under 18 in advance, $7 at the door. 812-273-0556 Last tour begins at 9:00pm.   MADISON, Ind. – The public is invited to the 11th annual Night Spirits at the Lanier Mansion State Historic Site on Friday, Oct. 20 from 7 to 9 p.m. Costumed actors portraying ‘spirits’ will recount…

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Lanier/Madison Ghost Walk

October 21, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Lanier Mansion, 601 West 1st Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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$7 – $15

The first stop on the walk will be the Lanier Mansion itself.  A costumed guide will recount some of the ghost tales related to Lanier as the guests walk throughout the home, including its eerie basement.  Then, the group will take to the streets of downtown Madison and stop outside several locations that are rumored to host paranormal activity. Guests should be prepared to go up and down stairs and walk on uneven surfaces around downtown Madison. Tickets for the…

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French American Line’s Louisiane

October 21, 2017 @ 11:15 pm - October 22, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
Madison’s Riverfront, Vaugh Drive
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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This brand new riverboat will be making a stop in Madison arriving on 10/21/17 and departing on 10/22/17 at 6pm. This visit has not been confirmed.

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Belle of Louisville Fall Foliage Cruise

October 24, 2017
$97.20

Enjoy a cruise from Madison to Louisville to see the fall colors. Transportation provided back to Madison. $97.20 per person For more info 502-574-2992 10:30am-5pm Approx. arrival time back in Madison 6:30pm

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November 2017

Madison Craft Show

November 11, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Madison Armory, 1533 Clifty Dr.
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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9am-3pm  Exhibitors from across Kentuckiana featuring floral, home decor, jewelry, baskets handcrafted items, and primitives at the Madison Armory. For more info 812-273-3756 Lunch and baked good available.

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December 2017

Scrooge Macbeth

December 1, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - December 2, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Democratic Headquarters, 408 E. Main St. United States + Google Map
$10.00

By special arrangement with Heuer Publishing, LLC Cedar Rapids, Iowa. This takes the meaning of "the show must go on" to a whole new level. When food poisoning sidelines most of the cast on opening night, the actors who remain standing present a collision of everything Christmas and everything Shakespeare! December 1 & 2 at 7pm at Democratic Hdqtrs.

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Scrooge Macbeth

December 2, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Democratic Headquarters, 408 E. Main St. United States + Google Map
$10.00

By special arrangement with Heuer Publishing, LLC Cedar Rapids, Iowa. This takes the meaning of "the show must go on" to a whole new level. When food poisoning sidelines most of the cast on opening night, the actors who remain standing present a collision of everything Christmas and everything Shakespeare!

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Scrooge Macbeth

December 3, 2017 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Democratic Headquarters, 408 E. Main St. United States + Google Map
$10.00

By special arrangement with Heuer Publishing, LLC Cedar Rapids, Iowa. This takes the meaning of "the show must go on" to a whole new level. When food poisoning sidelines most of the cast on opening night, the actors who remain standing present a collision of everything Christmas and everything Shakespeare! Sunday Matinee at 2:30pm at Democratic Hdqtrs.

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Christmas Cheer from the Old World: Traditional music from Spain and France

December 10, 2017 @ 2:00 pm
Lanier Mansion, 601 West 1st Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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$5.00

On December 10, the Lanier Mansion State Historic Site will present a holiday concert, Christmas Cheer from the Old World: Traditional music from Spain and France. Guests will enjoy an intimate afternoon in the elegant atmosphere of the Lanier Mansion parlors, listening to music and stories from the old world. Tomás Lozano and Erica Rubis will share Christmas songs, ballads and festive traditional dance tunes, sung and played on guitar, treble, bass viol and the rarely-heard hurdy-gurdy – a stringed…

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January 2018

Ohio Theatre Winter Film Series featuring Annie

January 14, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Ohio Theatre, 105 E. Main Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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$5

Enjoy this 2018 Winter Film Series at the historic Ohio Theatre, 105 East Main Street. Sunday, January 14th will feature the classic 1982 film Annie, sponsored by Lyle Funeral Homes & Cremation Service.

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Ohio Theatre Winter Film Series featuring The Good The Bad and the Ugly

January 20, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Ohio Theatre, 105 E. Main Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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$5

Enjoy this 2018 Winter Film Series at the historic Ohio Theatre, 105 East Main Street. Saturday, January 20th will feature the classic 1966 film The Good The Bad and the Ugly, sponsored by Laurie & Mike Dorsey.

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Ohio Theatre Winter Film Series featuring Airplane!

January 27, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ohio Theatre, 105 E. Main Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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$5

Enjoy this 2018 Winter Film Series at the historic Ohio Theatre, 105 East Main Street. Saturday, January 27th will feature the classic 1980 film Airplane!, sponsored by Furniture & Things.

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February 2018

Ohio Theatre Winter Film Series featuring Groundhog Day

February 2, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ohio Theatre, 105 E. Main Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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$5

Enjoy this 2018 Winter Film Series at the historic Ohio Theatre, 105 East Main Street. Friday, February 2nd will feature the classic 1993 film Groundhog Day, sponsored by Bob & Tammy Courtney with the Fountain Building.

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Ohio Theatre Winter Film Series featuring Sleepless in Seattle

February 10, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ohio Theatre, 105 E. Main Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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$5

Enjoy this 2018 Winter Film Series at the historic Ohio Theatre, 105 East Main Street. Saturday, February 10th will feature the classic 1993 film Sleepless in Seattle, sponsored by The White Barn Venue.

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The Book of Murder

February 16, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Elks Lodge, 1251 W. Main St. United States + Google Map
$30.00

Murder Mystery Dinner Theater at the Elks Lodge, 1251 W. Main St. February 16 and 17

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The Book of Murder

February 17, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Elks Lodge, 1251 W. Main St. United States + Google Map
$30.00

Murder Mystery Dinner Theater at the Elks Lodge, 1251 W. Main St. February 16 and 17

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The Book of Murder

February 18, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Elks Lodge, 1251 W. Main St. United States + Google Map
$30.00

 Sunday Matinee the Elks Lodge, 1251 W. Main St.

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March 2018

Ohio Theatre Winter Film Series featuring Paper Moon

March 3, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ohio Theatre, 105 E. Main Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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$5

Enjoy this 2018 Winter Film Series at the historic Ohio Theatre, 105 East Main Street. Saturday, March 3rd will feature the classic 1973 drama/crime film Paper Moon, sponsored by Steve Joslin with Sticks Interior Decoration.

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Madison’s St. Paddy’s Party Line-up

March 11, 2018 - March 18, 2018
Historic Downtown, Main Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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A week long celebration of this Irish holiday.

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Instrumental Visions Film Fest | A RiverRoots Event

March 13, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - March 18, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Free, Donations Accepted

The Ohio River Valley Folk Society is presenting a four-part film series called Instrumental Visions: A Continuing History of the Music Festival. The Folk Society is a Madison non-profit dedicated to cultural offerings and music education. It is a tax deductible means of supporting the annual RiverRoots Festival and produces the annual RiverRoots Music Series, featuring both regional and national touring Americana acts. Hosted by Grammy award-winning artist and local resident, Robert Reynolds, the Instrumental Visions series seeks to bring…

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Blush Pre-Derby Fashion Show

March 30, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Rembrandt’s Gallery & Wine Bar, 323 East Main Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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$30 – $50

Preview party with fabulous "big brim hats" and "fascinators". Hors D'oeuvres and wine go hand & hand with great style! $30 per person or $50 for 2 tickets

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April 2018

A Garden Affair

April 7, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Richwood on the River, 1233 KY-36
Milton, KY 40045 United States
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$35.00

Luncheon at Richwood on the River. Live auction. Proceeds benefit the Lanier Mansion Gardens. For more information 812-265-3526

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22nd Annual Hot Luck & Fiery Foods Marketplace

April 14, 2018 - April 15, 2018
Thomas Family Winery, 208 East Second Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Spicy gathering of Chiliheads, Foodies, & Cooks! Taste and trade recipes, buy sauces, salsas & other ingredients. Salsa contest and music. Hot Luck on Friday from 7:00 pm - ?; Spicy Food Marketplace and cooking demonstration Saturday from 12:00 - 6:00 pm; Bagel Brunch Sunday at 10:00 am and 1:00 pm. Sponsored by Big Green Egg. Open to the public.

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Tulips & Juleps

April 17, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
River Terrace Health Campus, 120 Presbyterian Avenue
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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$40.00

Expand your horticultural knowledge and share spirits and giggles by participating in our First Annual Tulips and Juleps class at River Terrace Campus.

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American Duchess

April 28, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Take a stroll on Madison, Indiana's beautiful riverfront and enjoy the sights of the American Duchess Steamboat docked on our shores. 8:00-5:00 pm (No public access) The American Duchess is the first all-suite paddlewheeler on U.S. rivers, a floating, intimate masterpiece that can carry up to 166 guests through America's heartland. The paddlewheeler, created from a 1995 hull, was completely reconstructed to become one of the most luxurious river cruising vessels in the country, featuring single-seating main dining and entertainment venues,…

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Spring Celebration Festival

April 28, 2018 @ 11:00 am - April 29, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
Lanthier Winery, 123 Mill Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Free

11am - 2pm daily at Lanthier Winery. Discover one of the nation's few outdoor fine art galleries amidst abundant spring blossoms. Join Master Gardeners for free garden tours , workshops and wine tasting. For more info 812-273-2409  

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May 2018

Celebrate Visit Madison | Free Trolley Tour

May 10, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Madison Visitors Center, 601 W. First St.
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Free

In honor of National Travel & Tourism Week explore downtown Madison, Indiana on one of two FREE Trolley Tours. Learn about our beautiful historic river town and enjoy a short hour of fun. LIMITED SEATS | FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE Please arrive to the Visitors Center - 601 W. First St. at 5:45 p.m., the first 25 guests will enjoy a free trolley tour. (Next tour is Friday, May 11th @ 10:00 a.m.)

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Celebrate Visit Madison | Free Trolley Tour

May 11, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Madison Jefferson County Public Library, 420 W. Main Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Free

In honor of National Travel & Tourism Week explore downtown Madison, Indiana on one of two FREE Trolley Tours. Learn about our beautiful historic river town and enjoy a short hour of fun. LIMITED SEATS | FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE Please arrive to the Visitors Center - 601 W. First St. at 9:45 a.m., the first 25 guests will enjoy a free trolley tour.

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Molly Datillo 5K Run/Walk & Elementary Races

May 12, 2018 @ 7:45 am - 10:30 am
Crystal Beach, 400 West Vaughn Drive
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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$6 – $20

This event is to honor Molly Dattilo and promote family health. There are five races, a walk, and a bike rally.  Visit www.mollydattilorunwalk.com for details. Walk and Run $20.00, Elementary Races $6 & $12.

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Madtown 5K Mud Climb

May 19, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Madison Visitor’s Center, 601 W. First Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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$50

Intense 5K mudder with up to 20 challenging obstacles, 6-16% incline. This course provides obstacles of all kinds along the Heritage Trail and a fun way to challenge yourself while supporting Lide White Boys & Girls Club. The course begins downtown and ends at the Boys & Girls Club on the hill. For more information contact 812-265-5811.  

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Golf Cart Parade | Benefitting United Way

May 25, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Madison’s Riverfront, Vaugh Drive
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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$20

Summer Fun Golf Cart Parade May 25th | Memorial Day Weekend | 7PM on Riverfront Decorate your Golf Cart, RZR, or UTV! Parade ends at Bicentennial Park where you can purchase tickets for $1 to vote for your favorite! All proceeds go to the Jefferson County United Way Winners will be announced at Bicentennial Park during the Movie in the Park. PRIZES: Most Creative - $300 Most Enthusiastic  - $300 Best Theme - $300  People's Choice - $300 Cunningham's Gift…

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Mayor’s Movies in the Park

May 25, 2018 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Bicentennial Park, 106 West Vaughn Dr.
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Free

FREE Movie in the Park begins at dusk. Wizard of Oz. Concessions available for purchase from Kona Ice of Madison/Columbus Indiana and CARE for KIDS INC. In case of inclement weather, movie will be moved indoors OR rescheduled. Stay tuned to this page and City of Madison IN - City Hall for updates.

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Rockin’ Thunder River Tours Season Opening!

May 26, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 7:00 pm

The only Jet Boat tours of the Ohio River and Kentucky River. 5 tours to choose from. $29-$199 five different tours to choose from. Call for details 812-701-1155

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Author Event and Book Signing at Village Lights – Summer Wind: A Soldier’s Road from Indiana to Vietnam

May 26, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Village Lights Bookstore, 110 East Main Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Village Lights Bookstore will host an author event and book signing on Saturday, May 26th. Authors, Randy and Roxanne Mills will give a presentation in the second floor Reading Room at 1:00pm and again at 2:00pm. Each presentation will be followed by Q&A. The authors will then sign copies of their book on the main floor of the store. Summer Wind: A Soldier’s Road from Indiana to Vietnam, tells the heartbreaking story of Richard “Dick” Wolfe, a Princeton, Indiana youth…

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June 2018

Always a Bridesmaid

June 8, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Jefferson County Historical Society, 615 W. First Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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$10.00

By special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc. Four friend have sworn to keep the promise they made on the night of their Senior Prom: to be in each other's weddings...no matter what. More than thirty years later, these Southern friends-for-life are still making "the long walk" for each other, determined to honor that vow. June 8 & 9 at the Jefferson Co. Historical Society's History Center

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Always a Bridesmaid

June 9, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Jefferson County Historical Society, 615 W. First Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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$10.00

By special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc. Four friend have sworn to keep the promise they made on the night of their Senior Prom: to be in each other's weddings...no matter what. More than thirty years later, these Southern friends-for-life are still making "the long walk" for each other, determined to honor that vow. June 8 & 9 at the Jefferson Co. Historical Society's History Center

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Always a Bridesmaid

June 10, 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Jefferson County Historical Society, 615 W. First Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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$10.00

By special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc. Four friend have sworn to keep the promise they made on the night of their Senior Prom: to be in each other's weddings...no matter what. More than thirty years later, these Southern friends-for-life are still making "the long walk" for each other, determined to honor that vow. Matinee at 2:30pm  at the Jefferson Co. Historical Society's History Center.

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Mayor’s Movies in the Park | Secret Life of Pets

June 22, 2018 @ 9:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Bicentennial Park, 106 West Vaughn Dr.
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Free

RESCHEDULED for Friday 6/29 same time due to inclement weather. FREE Movie in the Park begins at dusk. Secret Life of Pets. In case of inclement weather, movie will be moved indoors OR rescheduled. Stay tuned to this page and City of Madison IN - City Hall Facebook event for updates.

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FREE Tours at National Historic Landmark Eleutherian College

June 23, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Historic Eleutherian College, 6927 W. SR 250
Madison/Lancaster, IN United States
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Free

Don't miss this rare opportunity to tour the Historic Eleutherian College, a National Historic Landmark in Jefferson County, IN. Go back in history and explore the first college in the U.S. state of Indiana to admit students without regard to race or sex, founded in 1848. Tours are from 10 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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FREE Family Day @ Dr. Hutchings’ Office & Museum

June 24, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Dr. Hutchings Office & Museum, 120 W. Third Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Free

Enjoy a FREE family day at one of Historic Madison, Inc. owned properties: Dr. Hutchings' Office & Museum. Learn how Dr. William Hutchings practiced medicine in the 19th century, fun for the family.

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July 2018

Mayor’s Movies in the Park (Tuesday) | The movie Madison

July 3, 2018 @ 9:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Bicentennial Park, 106 West Vaughn Dr.
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Free

FREE Movie in the Park begins at dusk. The movie MADISON will be shown. Concessions available for purchase from Kona Ice of Madison/Columbus Indiana and CARE for KIDS INC. In case of inclement weather, movie will be moved indoors OR rescheduled. Stay tuned to this page and City of Madison IN - City Hall Facebook event for updates. Please thank our sponsors who make these movies possible: TITLE SPONSOR: Sedam Contracting Supporting sponsors: North Madison Christian Church, Madison Precision, Commonwealth Engineers,…

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American Legion Post 9 Fireworks Extravaganza!

July 7, 2018 @ 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Madison’s Riverfront, Vaugh Drive
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Free

Free fireworks display on Madison's Riverfront during the Madison Regatta weekend. Fireworks begin at dark.

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Mayor’s Movies in the Park | The Love Bug

July 27, 2018 @ 9:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Bicentennial Park, 106 West Vaughn Dr.
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Free

FREE Movie in the Park begins at dusk. The movie THE LOVE BUG will be shown. Thanks to River Valley Community Church! They will be serving snacks and drinks! In case of inclement weather, movie will be moved indoors OR rescheduled. Stay tuned to the City's Facebook page for updates: City of Madison IN - City Hall. Please thank the rest of our season sponsors who make these movies possible: Sedam Contracting, North Madison Christian Church, Madison Precision, Commonwealth Engineers, Inc.,…

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Eleutherian College – Free Public Tours

July 28, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Historic Eleutherian College, 6927 W. SR 250
Madison/Lancaster, IN United States
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FREE

Join us Saturday, July 28 from 10-3 for free tours of Eleutherian College! https://starling.crowdriff.com/js/crowdriff.js

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August 2018

Neavill’s Grove “Old Settlers Meeting”

August 24, 2018 - August 26, 2018
Free

Old Settler's Meeting has been held annually on the last Saturday in August since 1885. Antique machinery display, good food, entertainment and fellowship. NO ALCOHOL  and free admission. Deputy Pike, Smyrna Township. 812-866-2891 or 812-701-5834.

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Eleutherian College – Free Public Tours

August 25, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Historic Eleutherian College, 6927 W. SR 250
Madison/Lancaster, IN United States
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FREE

Join us Saturday, August 25th from 10-3 for free tours of Eleutherian College! https://starling.crowdriff.com/js/crowdriff.js

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1st Annual Riverfront Bike Show

August 26, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Madison Riverfront Madison, IN 47250 United States + Google Map
Free

THORNTON'S END OF SUMMER BIKE SHOW! Wrap up your summer with a week of excitement starting with this chance to show off your sweet ride and do some drooling at the 1st Annual Riverfront Bike Show. They will be showcasing dozens of showroom and vintage motorcycles, featuring numerous pieces from John Thornton's legendary personal collection. Do you own a vintage motorcycle? Be apart of the show! Email: sales@thorntoncycle.com Come back the following weekend for the Annual Rockin' on the River…

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September 2018

Dallas Moore Band & Sunday Poker Run

September 14, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Moose Lodge 765, 340 Michigan Road
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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$15

Moose Lodge 765 presents recording artist Dallas Moore Band Friday September 14th - Doors open at 7:00 PM - $15 Admission LIMITED SEATING | 400 Tickets Available                       Moose Riders Charity Poker Run Benefit Ride for H.O.P.P.S Helping Our Pediatric Patients Smile Sponsored by Madison Lodge #765 Sunday September 16th, 2018 | Sign-Up at Noon Kick Stands Up: 1:00 P.M. Entrance Fee: $20 single/ $30 couple - Meal included For…

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Eleutherian College Fall Festival – Free Public Tours

September 15, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Historic Eleutherian College, 6927 W. SR 250
Madison/Lancaster, IN United States
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FREE

The Historic Eleutherian College, is having a Fall Festival and sharing with the public history, archeology, and the renovations of this National Historic Landmark. From 10:00 am until 4:00 pm, come out and see the preservation progress of this great treasure and grab lunch ($). https://starling.crowdriff.com/js/crowdriff.js

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Mayor’s Movie in the Park | Jumanji

September 21, 2018 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Bicentennial Park, 106 West Vaughn Dr.
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Free

CANCELLED DUE TO POTENTIAL INCLEMENT WEATHER  FREE Movie in the Park begins at dusk. Jumanji (original) will be shown. Concessions available for purchase from Kona Ice of Madison/Columbus Indiana and CARE for KIDS INC. In case of inclement weather, movie will be moved indoors OR rescheduled. Stay tuned to this page and City of Madison IN - City Hall Facebook event for updates. Please thank our sponsors who make these movies possible: TITLE SPONSOR: Sedam Contracting Supporting sponsors: North Madison Christian Church,…

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October 2018

Mayor’s Movies in the Park | The Lion King

October 5, 2018 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Bicentennial Park, 106 West Vaughn Dr.
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Free

FREE Movie in the Park begins at dusk. THE LION KING will be shown. Concessions available for purchase from Kona Ice of Madison/Columbus Indiana and CARE for KIDS INC. In case of inclement weather, movie will be moved indoors OR rescheduled. Stay tuned to this page and City of Madison IN – City Hall Facebook event for updates. Please thank our sponsors who make these movies possible: TITLE SPONSOR: Sedam Contracting Supporting sponsors: North Madison Christian Church, Madison Precision, Commonwealth Engineers, Inc.,…

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Tri Kappa Tour of Homes

October 6, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Historic Downtown, Main Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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$18 – $20

Biennial tour of Historic sites in downtown Madison. Hours Friday and Saturday 10am-6pm and Sunday, 12pm-5pm. Presale until Sept 21st: Adults are $18 Child (5-10) are $6 Under 5 free   After Sept 21st: Adults are $20 Child (5-10) are $8 Under 5 free

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Tri Kappa Tour of Homes

October 7, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Historic Downtown, Main Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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$18 – $20

Biennial tour of Historic sites in downtown Madison. Hours Friday and Saturday 10am-6pm and Sunday, 12pm-5pm. Presale until Sept 21st: Adults are $18 Child (5-10) are $6 Under 5 free   After Sept 21st: Adults are $20 Child (5-10) are $8 Under 5 free

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WWI Medal of Honor Centennial Celebration

October 12, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 1415 North Gate Road
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Free

Join us on October 12th, 2018, for a WWI Medal of Honor Centennial Celebration to honor one of Jefferson County’s own and Indiana’s only Medal of Honor recipient in WWI, Major Samuel Woodfill. The event will take place exactly 100 years to the day when Woodfill's actions earned him the Medal of Honor. A bronze bust of Samuel Woodfill, sculpted by local artist Donna Weaver, will be unveiled at the event, where it will permanently reside. The WWI Medal of Honor…

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Hunter’s Moon Celebration

October 13, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Lanthier Winery, 123 Mill Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Free

Fall gardening and plant give away.  The big bulb drop and fall divide mix. For more info 812-273-2409

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Mayor’s Movies in the Park | Toy Story (Rescheduled from 8/31)

October 13, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bicentennial Park, 106 West Vaughn Dr.
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Free

FREE Movie in the Park begins at dusk. Toy Story will be shown. Concessions available for purchase from Kona Ice of Madison/Columbus Indiana and CARE for KIDS INC. In case of inclement weather, movie will be moved indoors OR rescheduled. Stay tuned to this page and City of Madison IN - City Hall Facebook event for updates. Please thank our sponsors who make these movies possible: TITLE SPONSOR: Sedam Contracting Supporting sponsors: North Madison Christian Church, Madison Precision, Commonwealth Engineers, Inc.,…

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REIMAGINE MADISON

October 26, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - October 28, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
Main Street Parking Lot, 226 West Main Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Free

REIMAGINE PLAYBILL Cornerstone Society's REIMAGINE MADISON THREE NIGHTS ONLY. Re-imagine Main Street in Madison, Indiana as it once was with this unique 3-Day event. Visualize each of the 3 significant buildings that once stood in the parking lot on Main Street. Photographers, painters, and musicians will capture the essense in their own style each day.   FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26th | MADISON THEATRE FOURTH FRIDAY! Silent movies, artists, music. Experience the Main Street Parking Lot as it was - Madison’s Main Entertainment…

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Ghost Walk

October 27, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Lanier Mansion, 601 West 1st Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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$7 – $15

SOLD OUT. Lanier Mansion State Historic Site will conduct ghost walks beginning at 7 p.m. that will start at the Lanier/Madison Visitor Center.  The first stop on the walk will be the Lanier Mansion itself.  A costumed guide will recount some of the ghost stories related to Lanier as the guests walk throughout the home, including its eerie basement.  Then, the group will take to the streets of downtown Madison and stop outside several locations that are rumored to be…

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World Renown Performance: Pianist Kirill Gliadkovsky

October 27, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Madison Presbyterian Church, 202 Broadway Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Free

Madison Performing Arts Foundation will host the world renown Russian Pianist, Kirill Gliadkovsky. Saturday, October 27, 2018 - 7:00 p.m. at the Madison Presbyterian Church. Gliadkovsky will be performing a program called A Viennese Salon Concert consisting of works by Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms and Schubert. Josef Woodard, a critic at the Los Angeles Times, wrote: "...the intensity and a nicely honed musicality left the audience stunned...enthralling...all in all, a gripping and masterful performance" Madison Performing Arts Foundation annual concert series is supported…

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November 2018

An Evening with the Hoosier Songbook

November 2, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lanier Mansion, 601 West 1st Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Free

RESERVATIONS REQUIRED by Nov 1st. Join us for An Evening with the Hoosier Songbook featuring compositions by Indiana-born composers Hoagy Carmichael, Cole Porter, Albert Von Tilzer and Paul Dresser, as well as a few of performer Tom Roznowski's original songs. Roznowski will be singing and sharing stories on both the compositions and the songwriters. This event is FREE, but donations are encouraged. Reservations are REQUIRED by Nov. 1 and can be made by calling (812) 273-0556. This event is open…

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Veteran’s Day Program

November 8, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Free

This program recognizes those who have served and are serving in attendance at Brown Gym. Enjoy songs and dancing from different eras. For more information call (812) 265-4758.

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Deck the Halls

November 11, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Lanthier Winery, 123 Mill Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Free

Learn the "how to" of holiday splendor and tree trimming during this interactive event.  Pre-release holiday wine access. For more info 812-273-2409

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Baroque Ensemble

November 16, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Trinity Methodist Church, 412 W. Main Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Free

Baroque Ensemble - Recorder, Violins, Cello & Harpsichord Ralph & Theodora Morris and Tess Remy-Schumacher from the University of Central Oklahoma, with perform a program of early music on historic instruments. They will talk about the unique quality of these early instruments and play works by Vivaldi, Loeillet, Handel, and Fasch. They will be joined by Madison musician, Starla Raley, at the harpsichord. Friday, November 16th, 2018, 7:00 p.m. Trinity Methodist Church, 412 West Main St., Madison, IN Free -…

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Deck the Halls

November 18, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Lanthier Winery, 123 Mill Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Free

Learn the "how to" of holiday splendor and tree trimming during this interactive event.  Pre-release holiday wine access. For more info 812-273-2409

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Spirit of the Season

November 23, 2018 @ 10:00 am - December 31, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every year that begins at 10:00 am on of January, repeating until December 31, 2018

Lanthier Winery, 123 Mill Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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FREE ADMISSION

Lanthier Winery's much anticipated holiday wine release. Rudolph Red, Snowflake White and St. Nick Blush arrive! This event runs through New Year's Eve. For more information 812-273-2409 or info@lanthierwinery.com

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Light Up Madison (Sat 11/24)

November 24, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Broadway Fountain Madison, IN 47250 United States + Google Map

6pm at Historic Broadway Fountain.  Bring your family and join the community in lighting up Madison at the huge City Christmas Tree, listen to music provided by Trinity United Methodist and see Santa! Caroling & Cookies at the Madison Library from 5-6PM. Start the holiday season in Madison. For more info 812-493-4984   (Note: this event was switched to Saturday to follow "Small Business Saturday" on Main Street.)

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December 2018

Christmas Craft Show

December 1, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Brown Gym, 100 Broadway St
Madison, 47250 United States
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Free

Annual Christmas show featuring hand-crafted decorations and gifts, plus food and a live music performance by Madison Community Band featuring Christmas music. For more info 812-265-4758.

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Madison Handmade Market

December 1, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Little Golden Fox, 602 W. Main St.
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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10am-5pm   A juried shopping experience featuring a variety of goods by local artisans at Little Golden Fox. for more info 812-274-1080

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Wonderland in the Park

December 8, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - December 9, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Bicentennial Park, 106 West Vaughn Dr.
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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FREE, Accepting donations

Sat. & Sun, Dec 8th & 9th come to "Wonderland in the Park", the newest addition to Merry Madison at Bicentennial Park. Take a ride on the Holiday Train, walk through an enchanting Snow Globe, go Ice-Skating, visit and take pictures with Santa, and enjoy treats and music around campfire. The lights and atmosphere will be simply magical. A $5 per person donation is suggested and appreciated, not required. This event wouldn’t be made possible without its amazing sponsors: Visit…

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Lanier Christmas Open House

December 9, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Lanier Mansion, 601 West 1st Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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$3 – $5

Guests have the opportunity to explore the Lanier Mansion decorated for the holiday season. The tours are not guided but docents and volunteers will be on hand to answer questions. On display will be the "Santa Claus Letter," an artifact found in the fireplace and written by one of the Lanier children. Light concessions will be available at the Visitors Center and the gift shop will be fully stocked for Christmas purchases. There will be a letters to Santa writing…

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New Year’s Eve at Clifty Inn

December 31, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - January 1, 2019 @ 1:00 am
Clifty Inn, 1314 Clifty Hollow Road
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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$140

Ring in the New Year with Clifty Inn and the Falls Restaurant! $140 per couple or $275 for an overnight package. For more info 812-265-4135 or hhall@dnr.in.gov

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January 2019

Behind the Scenes Tour

January 12 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Lanier Mansion, 601 West 1st Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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$6 – $13

Lanier Mansion, 4pm.  Exclusive look into all the nooks & crannies.  Tour goers should be prepared to climb stairs & walk on uneven surfaces.  $13 adults, $11 seniors, $6 children, 812-265-3526 There will not be a standard 4pm tour.

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FREE ADMISSION to LANIER MANSION on MLK DAY

January 21 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Lanier Mansion, 601 West 1st Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Free

Enjoy FREE admission to the Lanier Mansion State Historic Site on January 21, 2019 in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. We'll be open for tours from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with the last tour beginning at 4 p.m.

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Magic at the Mansion

January 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lanier Mansion, 601 West 1st Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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$30.00

Experience a night of magic in the mansion. This event will be a show by magician Richard E. Darshwood, an interactive entertainer with quite literally, a few tricks up his sleeve. His performance will take place in the Lanier Mansion's Double Parlor. There will be a cocktail hour while he does table side tricks during the mingling portion of the event, as well as a full sit down performance. Guests will also have a chance to walk through the mansion…

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February 2019

Schocolade Celebration

February 9 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Lanthier Winery, 123 Mill Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Free

Don't miss this chocolate celebration lover's celebration. Gather someone special for a tastefully fun afternoon. Join us for Lanthier Winery's Ultimate Chocolate, Wine and Laughter.   Schocolade is an adult friendly event from 12pm to 3pm.  Reservations are suggested for those persons wanting table seating.

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Behind the Scenes Tour

February 9 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Lanier Mansion, 601 West 1st Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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$6 – $13

Lanier Mansion, 4pm.  Exclusive look into all the nooks & crannies.  Tour goers should be prepared to climb stairs & walk on uneven surfaces.  $13 adults, $11 seniors, $6 children, 812-265-3526 There will not be a standard 4pm tour.

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Rembrandt’s Romantic Valentine’s Day Dinner

February 14 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Rembrandt’s Gallery & Wine Bar, 323 East Main Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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$40 – $60

Reserve a romantic 4 Course Valentine's Day Dinner at Rembrandt's Gallery & Wine Bar. Two (2) seatings that evening to accommodate everyone who would like to attend. The first will start seating at 5:00pm; dinner will be served at 5:30pm. The second will start seating at 7:30pm with dinner at 8:00pm. Tickets are $59.95 for the filet mignon or $39.95 for the eggplant parmesan. (Please indicate which you would like when making the reservation.) Make your reservations NOW by calling 812-273-5050... the seats…

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Madison Community Players: Dead to the Last Drop

February 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Elks Lodge, 1251 W. Main St. United States + Google Map
$30

Dead To the Last Drop A comedy murder mystery by Ken Jones Produced by special arrangement with Heuer Publishing, LLC of Cedar Rapids, Iowa Dead to the Last Drop is a hilarious interactive murder mystery that takes place in a coffeehouse and bookstore called “Café Caffeine.” The crazy cast of characters leads the audience through a maze of funny twists and turns. Opportunities for audience and cast interaction reach a peak when the audience is allowed to vote on the…

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Valentines Clue Party: A Murder Mystery at Lanier Mansion

February 15 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Lanier Mansion, 601 West 1st Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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$25 – $30

Bring your special someone to this Valentine’s murder mystery, where you’ll make your way through Lanier Mansion and discover clues to reveal the killer. Wear your favorite Clue costumes and enjoy cocktails and appetizers. Prizes will be awarded for solving the mystery and for best costume. This event is for adults ages 21+. Registration is required by Feb. 14 by calling 812.265.3526. Ticket price includes hors d’oeuvres and batch cocktails. Learn more: http://bit.ly/2C88Rsy

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Madison Community Players: Dead To The Last Drop

February 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Elks Lodge, 1251 W. Main St. United States + Google Map
$30

Dead To the Last Drop A comedy murder mystery by Ken Jones Produced by special arrangement with Heuer Publishing, LLC of Cedar Rapids, Iowa Dead to the Last Drop is a hilarious interactive murder mystery that takes place in a coffeehouse and bookstore called “Café Caffeine.” The crazy cast of characters leads the audience through a maze of funny twists and turns. Opportunities for audience and cast interaction reach a peak when the audience is allowed to vote on the…

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Madison Community Players: Dead To The Last Drop

February 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Elks Lodge, 1251 W. Main St. United States + Google Map
$30

Dead To the Last Drop A comedy murder mystery by Ken Jones Produced by special arrangement with Heuer Publishing, LLC of Cedar Rapids, Iowa Dead to the Last Drop is a hilarious interactive murder mystery that takes place in a coffeehouse and bookstore called “Café Caffeine.” The crazy cast of characters leads the audience through a maze of funny twists and turns. Opportunities for audience and cast interaction reach a peak when the audience is allowed to vote on the…

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Souper Saturday

February 23 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Free

The Indiana Wine Trail presents the 9th Annual Souper Saturday! Seven Wineries along the Indiana Wine Trail will have samplings of their special soup while you enjoy wonderful wines along the Trail. Enjoy wine parings with soup and collect some recipes. This is a complimentary event courtesy of the 7 Indiana Wine Trail participating wineries! Warm yourself with 7 great soups from 7 great Wineries! Ertel Cellars Winery - Batesville, IN Holtkamp Winery and Vineyards - Sunman (New Alsace), IN…

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March 2019

Girl’s Weekend!

March 1 @ 8:00 am - March 3 @ 5:00 pm
Historic Downtown, Main Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Gather together for a weekend of fun in beautiful downtown Madison, In. For more info visit www.madisonmainstreet.com

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Celtica

March 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Trinity Methodist Church, 412 W. Main Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Free, Donations Accepted

Celtica, brought to you by Madison Performing Arts Foundation Celtica is a progressive Celtic band consisting of musical founder Tammera Lane and guitarist Tim Dooley who create a sound that is uniquely their own. Tammera uses a mix of different instruments including vocals, keyboard, hammered dulcimer, field organ, hurdy gurdy, bowed psaltery and harp, backed by the guitar, Irish bouzouki, bodhran drum and mandolin work of Tim Dooley. Also included in the Celtica line up is guitarist Jeff Foster, fiddler Carolyn Dutton, on…

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Behind the Scenes Tour

March 9 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Lanier Mansion, 601 West 1st Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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$6 – $13

Lanier Mansion, 4pm.  Exclusive look into all the nooks & crannies.  Tour goers should be prepared to climb stairs & walk on uneven surfaces.  $13 adults, $11 seniors, $6 children, 812-265-3526 There will not be a standard 4pm tour.

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“On the Rocky Road to Dublin” by Kevin Carlson

March 10 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Carlson Art Studio and Fine Art Gallery, 301 Jefferson Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Free

The Ohio Valley Celtic Society (OVCS) is proud to present Kevin Carlson.  Join us Sunday, March 10th, at the Carlson Art Studio and Fine Art Gallery at 301 Jefferson Street, Madison.  Irish step dancing demonstrations and lessons!  Tea, lemonade and refreshments will be provided and served by the OVCS from 2-5 pm.

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A Celtic Symposium at The History Center

March 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Jefferson County Historical Society, 615 W. First Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Free

Settle into your seats for a light-hearted, fun and educational evening of topics presented by experts of Celtic life and history. Topics will touch on local influence on architecture and culture, food and drink, etc. Free to public, light refreshments at 6:00 pm, program begins at 6:30 pm. For more information, please call 812-265-2744.  

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OVCS Movie Night at Thomas Family Winery featuring “How Green was my Valley”

March 14 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thomas Family Winery, 208 East Second Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Free, donations appreciated

OVCS Movie Night at Thomas Family Winery featuring “How Green was my Valley” Circa 1941 Maureen O'Hare & Roddy McDowall,   A Depiction of a Welch mining family living in South Wales during the 19th century.  Selected for preservation in the US National Film Registry in 1990 for being  "culturally, historically, and aesthetically significant" and preserved in the Academy Film Archive in 1998. Donations at the  Door, Adult Beverages! 6:30 pm doors open and 7:00 pm start. Free popcorn provided by…

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A Taste of Ireland Trolley Crawl | Madison’s St. Patrick’s Party

March 15 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thomas Family Winery, 208 East Second Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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$30.00

Madison salutes its Irish heritage with an evening of downtown entertainment in classic “pub crawl” form! “A Taste of Ireland” passport, Irish dishes at local restaurants, contests, dancers, and much more. For information, Tickets, please visit or call Visit Madison at 1-800-559-2956. DON'T FORGET TO WEAR YOUR IRISH or GREEN WEAR! BEGIN at Thomas Family Winery at 5:00 PM (Park at Mulberry & Second Street) - TROLLEY LEAVES at 5:30 PM for the NEXT STOP. These are the Trolley stops…

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Deal with the Dealer & Spring Open House

March 16 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Lumber Mill Antique Mall, 721 West First Street
Madison, 47250 United States
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Deal with the Dealer at the Annual Spring Open House! 1,000's of items available! 9am-6pm at Lumber Mill Antique Mall and Persnickety Antiques & Flea Market. Get the best deal in town! Call 812-273-3040 for details. Look for the ORANGE balloons! Lumber Mill Antique Mall 721 W. First Street Madison, IN 47250 Persnickety Antiques & Flea Market 215 Lagrange Road Hanover, IN 47243

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Irish Road-bowling | Madison’s St. Patrick’s Party

March 16 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Heritage Trail, Vaughn Drive
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Free

Irish Road-bowling! Madison's Irish heritage continues with this classic game for the whole family - Downtown road course starts at Heritage Trail at Vaughn Drive, finishes on W. Second St.  Prizes, instruction, lots of fun! 2-5 pm.  Call 812-801-7572 for information.  

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St. Patrick’s Day

March 17
Historic Downtown, Main Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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The Ohio Valley Celtic Society (OVCS) Sunday Afternoon Tea at the Red Bicycle Hall - 125 E. Main Street. Enjoy a selection of Irish Teas served alongside classic tea time snacks. Open to the public, no charge but donations are appreciated. 1pm-4pm. Adult beverages, cash bar! Bring you darts! For more info on this event call 812-274-2707.   Check local establishments and FACEBOOK for more St. Patrick's events around town! For information, please call Visit Madison at 1-800-559-2956. | www.facebook.com/visitmadisonindiana

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OVCS Sunday Afternoon Tea

March 17 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Red Bicycle Hall, 125 E. Main Street
Madison, Indiana 47250
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Free, donations appreciated

The Ohio Valley Celtic Society (OVCS) Sunday Afternoon Tea at the Red Bicycle Hall – 125 E. Main Street. Enjoy a selection of Irish Teas served alongside classic tea time snacks. Open to the public, no charge but donations are appreciated. 1pm-4pm. Adult beverages, cash bar! Bring you darts! For more info on this event call 812-274-2707.

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April 2019

Bits and Pieces Quilt Show

April 12 @ 10:00 am - April 13 @ 5:00 pm
Jefferson County 4-H Fairgrounds, 3852 Indiana 256
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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$5.00

10am-5pm daily, 4-H Fairgrounds, 812-273-2288  

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Spring into the Valley

April 13 - April 14
Free

11am - 5pm  All seven wineries on the Indiana Wine Trail will offer special tastings, food & fun.

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Eggstravaganza

April 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Lanier Mansion, 601 West 1st Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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$3.00

Children ages 3-10 can enjoy Easter fun with storytelling, historical games, old toys, making a dragon egg, and a visit with the Easter Bunny. Age appropriate Easter egg hunts will take place on the grounds of the Lanier Mansion beginning at 12:20 pm. $3 per child (adults with paid child are free) For more info 812-265-3526  

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Behind the Scenes Tour

April 13 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Lanier Mansion, 601 West 1st Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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$6 – $13

Lanier Mansion, 4pm.  Exclusive look into all the nooks & crannies.  Tour goers should be prepared to climb stairs & walk on uneven surfaces.  $13 adults, $11 seniors, $6 children, 812-265-3526 There will not be a standard 4pm tour.

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Fourth Friday Downtown

April 26 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Main Street Madison, IN 47250 United States + Google Map

Participating stores have extended hours, great shopping, awesome restaurants, family activities, live music, and FREE trolley rides. 5-8/9pm 812-274-0195.

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Sweet Springtime Tea | A Hats & High Tea Series Event

April 27 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Shrewsbury-Windle House, 301 W. First Street
Madison, IN 78641 United States
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$45.00

In the tradition of Ellen Shrewsbury and Ann Windle, graciously welcoming Madisonians into their home since 1849--come enjoy the 1st in the Hats & High Tea Series at the award-winning, restored Shrewsbury-Windle House, a National Historic Landmark. SWEET SPRINGTIME TEA Ticket includes a four-course tea featuring delicious sweets and savories served on fine china, a selection of excellent teas, period music, fresh flowers, photo-ops, free gifts and fun for all. Limited seating. Call 812-265-2967 for cash/check tickets or below link for…

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Violin Virtuosi, Young Violinists from the IU Jacobs School of Music

April 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Trinity Methodist Church, 412 W. Main Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Free, Donations Accepted

Violin Virtuosi - Exceptional Young Violinists from the IU Jacobs School of Music under the direction of Mimi Zweig. Brought to you by the Madison Performing Arts Foundation. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=108&v=cuUi4dYSkcY Sponsored in part by Indiana Arts Commission and Community Foundation of Madison & Jefferson County Free, Donations Accepted For more information contact: Starla Raley (812) 265-3225   BY JANET MANDELSTAM These musical ambassadors from Indiana University have performed — and been cheered — all over the world, most recently in Argentina and…

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May 2019

Celebrate Visit Madison! National Tourism Week (May 5-11)

May 5 @ 9:00 am - May 11 @ 5:00 pm
Madison Visitors Center, 601 W. First St.
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Free

Check back for details of Tourism Week Activities! Monday May 6th, TBD Tuesday May 7th, TBD Wednesday May 8th, TBD Thursday May 9th, TBD Friday May 10th, TBD All of the above will take place at the Visitors Center. We will also announce our 2019 HOSTS (Honoring Our Super Tourism Stars) Award Winner during Tourism Week! Free Admission to Indiana State Parks and Historic Madison Museum Properties on Sunday May 5th!

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Flo & Edna Quilt Exhibit & Trail Stop

May 10 @ 10:00 am - June 10 @ 4:30 pm
Jefferson County Historical Society, 615 W. First Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Free, donations appreciated

Walk through forty years of quilt making, from Depression Era everyday quilts to top-of-the-bed applique quilts of the 1960's. See how fabric availability, color, patterns, and applique kits changed the look and purpose of quilt making for mid-century grandmothers Flo Askin and Edna George. The exhibit will be on display in Madison from MAY 10-June 10, 2019 at the Jefferson County Historical Society History Center 615 W. First Street | Madison, IN - Monday -Saturday 10am - 4:30 pm FREE…

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Madison in Bloom

May 11 @ 10:00 am - May 12 @ 4:00 pm
The History Center, 615 West First Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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$20.00

Spring garden tour, featuring beautiful and unique private gardens with the historic district. Biennial tour held in odd years. Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 12pm-4pm. $20, 812-265-2335

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Behind the Scenes Tour

May 11 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Lanier Mansion, 601 West 1st Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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$6 – $13

Lanier Mansion, 4pm.  Exclusive look into all the nooks & crannies.  Tour goers should be prepared to climb stairs & walk on uneven surfaces.  $13 adults, $11 seniors, $6 children, 812-265-3526 There will not be a standard 4pm tour.

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Madison Community Players: Don’t Talk To the Actors

May 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Livery Stable, 313 Broadway Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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$10

Don’t Talk To the Actors a comedy by Tom Dudzick By Special Arrangement with Playscripts, Inc. (www.playscripts.com) The best laid plans go awry when the cast and crew of a Broadway-bound play resort to manipulation, diva-like behavior, and chaotic abandon to get what they want. Fledgling playwright Jerry Przpezniak and his fiancee are a couple of Buffalo greenhorns suddenly swept up in the whirlwind of New York's theater scene when Jerry's play is optioned for the big money, ego-driven world…

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Madison Community Players presents: Don’t Talk to the Actors

May 17 @ 7:00 pm - May 18 @ 8:30 pm
Democratic Headquarters, 408 E. Main St. United States + Google Map
$10

Don't Talk to the Actors, a comedy and special arrangement produced by Playscripts, Inc. Friday, May 17th - 7 p.m. Saturday, May 18th, 7 p.m. Sunday, May 19th, 2:30 p.m.

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Madison in Bloom

May 18 @ 10:00 am - May 19 @ 4:00 pm
The History Center, 615 West First Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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$20

Spring garden tour, featuring beautiful and unique private gardens within the historic district. Biennial tour held in odd years. Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 12pm-4pm. $20, 812-265-2335

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Madison’s Treasures Walking Tour

May 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Broadway Fountain Madison, IN 47250 United States + Google Map
Free

CANCELLED, we apologize for the inconvenience, the next one will be Saturday June 15th. Guided walking tour of Madison's Downtown Treasures. Includes Architecture, Art and History. Tour begins & ends at Broadway Fountain, 10am-12pm. Enjoy a self-guided tour by downloading the PocketSights Free APP. Historic Madison, Inc. (HMI) 812-265-2967, donations accepted. (Formerly the Architectural Walking Tour)

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Madison Community Players Matinee: Don’t Talk to the Actors

May 19 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Democratic Headquarters, 408 E. Main St. United States + Google Map
$10

Don't Talk to the Actors, a comedy and special arrangement produced by Playscripts, Inc. Sunday Matinee, May 19th, 2:30 p.m.

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Fourth Friday Downtown

May 24 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Main Street Madison, IN 47250 United States + Google Map

Participating stores have extended hours, great shopping, awesome restaurants, family activities, live music, and FREE trolley rides. 5-8/9pm 812-274-0195.

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Spring Old Court Days

May 25 - May 26
Jefferson County Courthouse, 300 East Main Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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FREE

Unique handmade items, crafts, antiques, collectibles and delicious food selections around the courthouse square, Jefferson & Second St. and the city parking lot. All proceeds go back to the community. Free admission.  Saturday Fish Fry at Fairplay Fire Co. Sponsored by the Madison Pilot Club, www.pilotclubofmadison Sat - 9am-6pm Sun - 10am-4pm

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June 2019

Outdoor Women at Big Oaks

June 8 @ 7:45 am - 4:45 pm
Big Oaks National Wildlife Refuge, 1661 West Jpg Niblo Road
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Big Oaks National Wildlife Refuge. Call 812-273-0783. This outdoor learning event just for women offeres multiple classes from which to choose. We recommend your register early as this is a popular event. 7:45 AM to 4:45 PM $35-$70 depending on age and date of registration. (*Date subject to change.)  

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Behind the Scenes Tour

June 8 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Lanier Mansion, 601 West 1st Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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$6 – $13

Lanier Mansion, 4pm.  Exclusive look into all the nooks & crannies.  Tour goers should be prepared to climb stairs & walk on uneven surfaces.  $13 adults, $11 seniors, $6 children, 812-265-3526 There will not be a standard 4pm tour.

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Music in the Park

June 14 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Broadway Fountain Madison, IN 47250 United States + Google Map

Local and regional bands rock out downtown Madison at the Historic Broadway Fountain! Free! Local food vendors and family friendly atmosphere. 5pm-9pm Bring your lawn chair! 812-274-0195 | www.madisonmainstreet.com

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Madison’s Treasures Walking Tour

June 15 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Broadway Fountain Madison, IN 47250 United States + Google Map
Free

Guided walking tour of Madison's Downtown Treasures. Includes Architecture, Art and History. Tour begins & ends at Broadway Fountain, 10am-12pm. Enjoy a self-guided tour by downloading the PocketSights Free APP. Historic Madison, Inc. (HMI) 812-265-2967, donations accepted. (Formerly the Architectural Walking Tour)

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Music at the Mansion | Featuring Walnut St. Blues

June 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Brown Gym, 100 Broadway St
Madison, 47250 United States
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Free

Due to the potential inclement weather Music at the Mansion has been moved inside to the Brown Gymnasium - 100 Broadway Street. Walnut St. Blues will perform on the Lanier Mansion grounds. Originally formed by patriarch Foree Wells in 1989, along with sons Michael, Greg, and Foree III, this rhythm and blues family band now features the incredible lead vocals of Artie Wells. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and picnic baskets. This concert, in part, is made possible by the Indiana…

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2019 IHSBCA North-South All Star Series

June 21 @ 8:00 am - June 23 @ 5:00 pm
Madison Consolidated High School, 743 Clifty Drive
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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$5,

  Madison will host the Indiana High School Baseball Coaches Association (IHSBCA) annual North South All-Star Series for the first time. Join in the fun and watch these young men from across the state compete. In coordination with Madison Consolidated High School, Hanover College, the City of Madison, and Visit Madison, Inc.. All Games will take place at the Gary O'Neal Field at Madison Consolidated High School. SATURDAY GAMES: Game 1 - Delayed to 2:00 p.m. Game 2 - Immediately…

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Fourth Friday Downtown

June 28 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Main Street Madison, IN 47250 United States + Google Map

Participating stores have extended hours, great shopping, awesome restaurants, family activities, live music, and FREE trolley rides. 5-8/9pm 812-274-0195.

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Runway Alley Fashion Show

June 28 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
IN United States + Google Map
Free

Come enjoy a Free “Runway Alley Fashion Show” of the latest trends for June's 4th Friday (June 28th) on Central Ave. & Main Street.  Bring lawn chairs and a cool drink~ music & entertainment provided. See the latest trends and sales racks! Presented by Blush on Main & Blush Salon

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July 2019

Roostertail Music Festival

July 4 @ 5:00 pm - July 6 @ 11:30 pm
Bicentennial Park, 106 West Vaughn Dr.
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Indiana's newest music festival becomes part of our oldest boat racing tradition! Roostertail Music Festival. See a number of great Rock, Reggae and Country artists. Enjoy Food Trucks, Breweries, Fireworks, Racing and the best music acts you will see all SUMMER! FREE Thursday night concert, more to come! Kid-friendly, come after the City of Madison/Madison Regatta Parade or come on down early, gates open at 4:30 p.m. Tickets Not For Sale At This Time.

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City of Madison/ Madison Regatta Parade

July 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Street Madison, IN 47250 United States + Google Map
Free

Celebrate the Independence Holiday with the City of Madison/Madison Regatta Parade sponsored by German American Bank on Main Street. Parade is on Friday, July 5th. Starts at Jefferson Street at 7:00 p.m. Head over to the Roostertail Music Festival at Bicentennial Park after the parade.

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Jefferson County 4H Fair

July 8 - July 13
Jefferson County 4-H Fairgrounds, 3852 Indiana 256
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Exhibits, music, rides and more. For more info 812-265-8919. $2/car, $2 walk-in.

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American Queen

July 10 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Madison’s Riverfront, Vaugh Drive
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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This popular riverboat will be docked on Madison's riverfront from 8am-1pm   No public tours.

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Music in the Park featuring Rusty Bladen & the Unstoppables

July 12 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Broadway Fountain Madison, IN 47250 United States + Google Map
Free

Rusty Bladen and the Unstoppables will rock out downtown Madison at the Historic Broadway Fountain! Free! Local food vendors and family friendly atmosphere. 5pm-9pm Bring your lawn chair! 812-274-0195 | www.madisonmainstreet.com

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Behind the Scenes Tour

July 13 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Lanier Mansion, 601 West 1st Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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$6 – $13

Lanier Mansion, 4pm.  Exclusive look into all the nooks & crannies.  Tour goers should be prepared to climb stairs & walk on uneven surfaces.  $13 adults, $11 seniors, $6 children, 812-265-3526 There will not be a standard 4pm tour.

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American Duchess Visit

July 14 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Madison’s Riverfront, Vaugh Drive
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Take a stroll on Madison, Indiana's beautiful riverfront and enjoy the sights of the American Duchess Steamboat docked on our shores. 8:00-5:00 pm (No public access) The American Duchess is the first all-suite paddlewheeler on U.S. rivers, a floating, intimate masterpiece that can carry up to 166 guests through America's heartland. The paddlewheeler, created from a 1995 hull, was completely reconstructed to become one of the most luxurious river cruising vessels in the country, featuring single-seating main dining and entertainment venues,…

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Madison’s Treasures Walking Tour

July 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Broadway Fountain Madison, IN 47250 United States + Google Map
Free

Guided walking tour of Madison's Downtown Treasures. Includes Architecture, Art and History. Tour begins & ends at Broadway Fountain, 10am-12pm. Enjoy a self-guided tour by downloading the PocketSights Free APP. Historic Madison, Inc. (HMI) 812-265-2967, donations accepted. (Formerly the Architectural Walking Tour)

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Music at the Mansion | Featuring Nobody’s Bizzness

July 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lanier Mansion, 601 West 1st Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Free

Nobody’z Bizzness Featuring Leo Night will perform on the Lanier Mansion grounds. This R&B/Soul band is based out of Louisville and is made up of talented musicians, including Leo Night, Richard Malone, and Eddie Emily. Be sure to bring those dancing shoes because it’s going to be a party!! Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and picnic baskets. This concert, in part, is made possible by the Indiana Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.For more…

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Summer Sidewalk Sale

July 26 - July 27
Main Street Madison, IN 47250 United States + Google Map

Join Main Street merchants for the biggest sale of the season! Free lemonade and treats too! Begins 11am Friday and ends at 8pm Saturday, downtown merchants.  812-274-0195. Fri. 11:00am -8:00pm Sat. 11:00am - 6:00pm  

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Fourth Friday Downtown

July 26 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Main Street Madison, IN 47250 United States + Google Map

Participating stores have extended hours, great shopping, awesome restaurants, family activities, live music, and FREE trolley rides. 5-8/9pm 812-274-0195.

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Indiana Wine Trail Artisan Weekend

July 27 - July 28

11am-5pm.  Tour all seven Southeast Indiana Wineries, food and wine pairings.  Featuring at least two local crafts or Artisans are at each winery. For more info call 888-473-6500.

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Trio Tour of Stellar Projects: New Use for Old Buildings

July 27 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
IN United States + Google Map
FREE

Visit three exciting Madison "Indiana Stellar Designated" transformations in three stages of development. The Tack Factory, the former Elks Building and the Eagle Cotton Mill. No charge to "Look See". Visit any building between 9am & 12 noon, in any order. Cornerstone representatives will welcome you. A representative of the building construction team or owners will also be there for this exciting peek into the future of Madison.  

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FREE TOURS at Historic Eleutherian College

July 27 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Historic Eleutherian College, 6927 W. SR 250
Madison/Lancaster, IN United States
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FREE

The Historic Eleutherian College on State Road 250 near Lancaster will be open for tours Saturday, July 27th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Also  Saturday August 24th. This National Historic Landmark was built in 1854 and the auditorium recently restored.   It is part of the NPS Network to Freedom.

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American Queen & American Duchess Visit

July 28 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Madison’s Riverfront, Vaugh Drive
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Take a stroll on Madison, Indiana's beautiful riverfront and enjoy the sights of not one but two steamboats at the Port of Madison. The American Queen and American Duchess Steamboats will be docked from 8:00am-5:00 pm (No public access) The American Duchess is the first all-suite paddlewheeler on U.S. rivers, a floating, intimate masterpiece that can carry up to 166 guests through America's heartland. The paddlewheeler, created from a 1995 hull, was completely reconstructed to become one of the most…

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August 2019

Music in the Park featuring The Doctors Band

August 9 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Broadway Fountain, N. Broadway Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Free

Local and regional bands rock out downtown Madison at the Historic Broadway Fountain! Tonight is brought to you by Madison Ribberfest BBQ & Blues, listen to The Doctors Band, and bring your appetite for the "Good to the Bone" rib-eating contest - WIN Tickets and more! Free! Local food vendors and family friendly atmosphere. 5pm-9pm Bring your lawn chair! 812-274-0195 | www.madisonmainstreet.com

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Behind the Scenes Tour

August 10 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Lanier Mansion, 601 West 1st Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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$6 – $13

Lanier Mansion, 4pm.  Exclusive look into all the nooks & crannies.  Tour goers should be prepared to climb stairs & walk on uneven surfaces.  $13 adults, $11 seniors, $6 children, 812-265-3526 There will not be a standard 4pm tour.

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Movie in the Park: Featuring Finding Dory

August 10 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Bicentennial Park, 106 West Vaughn Dr.
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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FREE Movie in the Park begins at dusk. Concessions available for purchase from Kona Ice of Madison/Columbus Indiana! In case of inclement weather, movie will be moved indoors OR rescheduled. Stay tuned to this  EVENT and the city page: City of Madison IN - City Hall  Please thank our sponsors who make these movies possible: TITLE SPONSOR: Sedam Contracting Supporting sponsors: North Madison Christian Church, F.C. Tucker/Scott Lynch Group - Madison, The Friendship State Bank, Madison Precision, Eye Care Group Madison,…

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Madison’s Treasures Walking Tour

August 17 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Broadway Fountain Madison, IN 47250 United States + Google Map
Free

Guided walking tour of Madison's Downtown Treasures. Includes Architecture, Art and History. Tour begins & ends at Broadway Fountain, 10am-12pm. Enjoy a self-guided tour by downloading the PocketSights Free APP. Historic Madison, Inc. (HMI) 812-265-2967, donations accepted. (Formerly the Architectural Walking Tour)

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Music at the Mansion | Featuring The Rigbys

August 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lanier Mansion, 601 West 1st Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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The Rigbys will perform on the Lanier Mansion grounds. The Rigbys, one of the finest Beatles celebration bands in the entire Midwest. Entertaining audiences with the legendary band’s many hits, as well as their solo work, The Rigbys are sure to transport our guests back to the height of Beatlemania and the British Invasion. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and picnic baskets. This concert, in part, is made possible by the Indiana Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the…

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Fourth Friday Downtown

August 23 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Main Street Madison, IN 47250 United States + Google Map

Participating stores have extended hours, great shopping, awesome restaurants, family activities, live music, and FREE trolley rides. 5-8/9pm 812-274-0195.

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I Spy Greek Revival: Madison’s Great Greek Walking Tour

August 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
IN United States + Google Map
$25 – $30

Are you a fan of GREEK REVIVAL Architecture? Wonder why its so relevant in Madison? Find out when you join other adults for a journey through Madison's National Historic Landmark District to tour the Francis Costigan House, Lanier Mansion, Shrewsbury-Windle House and Holstein-Whitsitt House, a private residence. TOUR STARTS at the Francis Costigan House at 408 W. 3rd. Street, Madison, Indiana Presented by: Historic Madison, Inc. and Lanier Mansion State Historic Site. PRICES: $25 members / $30 non-members Refreshments will…

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FREE TOURS at Historic Eleutherian College

August 24 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Historic Eleutherian College, 6927 W. SR 250
Madison/Lancaster, IN United States
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FREE

The Historic Eleutherian College on State Road 250 near Lancaster will be open for tours Saturday, August 24th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This National Historic Landmark was built in 1854 and the auditorium recently restored.   It is part of the NPS Network to Freedom.

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Movie in the Park: Featuring Ralph Wrecks the Internet

August 24 @ 8:45 pm - 11:00 pm
Bicentennial Park, 106 West Vaughn Dr.
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Free

FREE Movie in the Park begins at dusk. Concessions available for purchase from Kona Ice of Madison/Columbus Indiana! In case of inclement weather, movie will be moved indoors OR rescheduled. Stay tuned to this page and City of Madison IN - City Hall for updates. Please thank our sponsors who make these movies possible: TITLE SPONSOR: Sedam Contracting Supporting sponsors: North Madison Christian Church, F.C. Tucker/Scott Lynch Group - Madison, The Friendship State Bank, Madison Precision, Eye Care Group Madison,…

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Madison Art Club 21st Regional Art Show

August 29 @ 11:00 am - September 14 @ 5:00 pm
Art on Main, 309 W. Main Street
Madison, 47250 United States
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The Madison Art Club holds an annual regional art show at Art on Main in Madison, Indiana. 2019 commemorates the 21st year of showcasing local and regional art. The show will be judged by John Michael Carter and monetary prizes will be awarded. For more information contact Pat Newman 812-265-2923

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September 2019

Shawe Memorial & Pope John Summer Festival

September 6 @ 5:00 pm - September 7 @ 11:59 pm
IN United States + Google Map
Free Admission, Rides require purchased wristband

Always the weekend after Labor day, enjoy this community festival open to all. Festival includes carnival rides, live music featuring The Crashers, food, and games for all ages. Free admission, must purchase wristband for carnival rides. 221 W. State Street | 5pm-Midnight each night.  

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Chelsea Jubilee

September 7
Saluda Township Park, Highway 62
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Free

Indiana's oldest continuous festival. A Harvest Festival giving thanks to the Creator for his many blessings. Music, tractor parade, games, arts/crafts, flea market, food, fun.  Saluda Township Park, Hwy 62.  812-866-4178

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Canaan Fall Festival and Pony Express Mail Run

September 13 - September 14
Canaan Restoration Council, Main Street
Canaan, IN 47224 United States
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FREE

Pony express mail run between Canaan and Madison.  Food, stage entertainment, kid's games, exhibits , flea market, arts/crafts.   Admission Free. For more info 812-839-6855 Friday - 3pm - 10pm; Saturday 8am-10:00pm.

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Music in the Park

September 13 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Broadway Fountain, N. Broadway Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Free

Local and regional bands rock out downtown Madison at the Historic Broadway Fountain! Free! Local food vendors and family friendly atmosphere. 5pm-9pm Bring your lawn chair! 812-274-0195 | www.madisonmainstreet.com

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Saddles & Spurs | Free! | The Pony Express Visit

September 14 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Saddletree Factory, 106 Milton Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Free, donations appreciated

The Pony Express will visit the Saddletree Factory Saturday, September 14th FREE Admission to the Saddletree Factory 2PM - "Greet the Pony Express Riders" Enjoy - Brats, hot dogs, and Root Beer! Open to the Public. Donations Accepted.  

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Behind the Scenes Tour

September 14 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Lanier Mansion, 601 West 1st Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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$6 – $13

Lanier Mansion, 4pm.  Exclusive look into all the nooks & crannies.  Tour goers should be prepared to climb stairs & walk on uneven surfaces.  $13 adults, $11 seniors, $6 children, 812-265-3526 There will not be a standard 4pm tour.

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Lanier/Madison Ghost Walk

September 14 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Lanier Mansion, 601 West 1st Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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$7 – $15

Venture inside the Lanier Mansion to enjoy a nighttime, behind-the-scenes tour of the home and hear spooky stories related to the house and its former inhabitants. Journey on to the nearby streets of downtown Madison and stop outside three other locations that are rumored to be haunted. The last stop will be the Broadway Tavern, where those ages 21+ can enjoy an additional “spirit” if they wish. Tours are offered from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. and 9:30 to 11 p.m.…

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