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, parades, arts/crafts shows, 5Ks, car shows, food & wine tastings, and beer on tap – just to name a few.

Our largest events include Madison River Jam (formerly RiverRoots), Madison Regatta, Madison Ribberfest BBQ & Blues, Madison Chautauqua Festival of Art, Soup, Stew, Chili & Brew Festival, Nights Before Christmas Candlelight Tour of Homes, and Wonderland in the Park.

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May 2021

Celebrate National Travel & Tourism Week (May 2-8)

May 2 - May 8
Madison Visitors Center, 601 W. First St.
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Free

National Travel & Tourism Week (NTTW) the annual celebration of the contributions and accomplishments of the U.S. travel industry, will spotlight resilience and hope in the face of the coronavirus pandemic with this year’s theme: the Spirit of Travel. Celebrated annually the first full week in May, NTTW was created by Congress in 1983 to underscore the economic power of travel in the U.S. The 38th NTTW (May 2-8) arrives at an opportune moment to unite the industry, celebrate its…

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September 2021

50th Madison Chautauqua Festival of Art

September 25 @ 10:00 am - September 26 @ 5:00 pm
Historic Downtown, Main Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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FREE

CELEBRATING 50 YEARS in 2021! - September 25 & 26, 2021 Enjoy Southern Indiana's premier outdoor juried fine arts & crafts show featuring artists & craftsmen from across the nation. Riverfront food fest, entertainment, and children's activity tent. Historic neighborhood between Broadway & Vine Streets and along Ohio Riverfront. Saturday and Sunday 10-5 p.m.  Free admission. 800-559-2956/812-265-2956.  Annual Event www.madisonchautauqua.com

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October 2021

Jack-O-Lantern Walk & Trick or Treat

October 31 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lanier Mansion, 601 West 1st Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Stroll the front lawn of Lanier Mansion Halloween night, Sunday, October 31st, for the 'Jack-O-Lantern Walk and Trick or Treat' event. Enjoy different carved and lit pumpkins lined along the Lanier sidewalks. Trick or treating will be from 6:00-8:00 p.m. for a socially distanced sweet treat, walk ends at 9:00 p.m. Brought to you by Visit Madison, Inc.. . 𝐂𝐀𝐋𝐋𝐈𝐍𝐆 𝐀𝐋𝐋 𝐏𝐔𝐌𝐏𝐊𝐈𝐍 𝐂𝐀𝐑𝐕𝐄𝐑𝐒! Help light up & line Lanier Mansion sidewalks with Jack-O-Lanterns for Halloween night's ‘𝑱𝒂𝒄𝒌-𝑶-𝑳𝒂𝒏𝒕𝒆𝒓𝒏 𝑾𝒂𝒍𝒌 & 𝑻𝒓𝒊𝒄𝒌…

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November 2021

Nights before Christmas Candlelight Tour of Homes

November 26 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Historic Downtown, Main Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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$20

Fridays 5-9pm and Saturdays 3-9pm.  Celebrate the Christmas season while touring public sites and historic private homes. Adult tickets $20, children (5-12) $5.  Sponsored by the Visit Madison, 800/559-2956 or 812/265-2956. Pre-sale tickets $15 for adults (this price ends 2 weeks before the first night of the tour). For groups of 20 or more call 812-265-2956 or 800-559-2956  for discount pricing. Online and phone orders are subject to a $1 handling fee per ticket

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Nights before Christmas Candlelight Tour of Homes

November 27 @ 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Historic Downtown, Main Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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$20

Fridays 5-9pm and Saturdays 3-9pm.  Celebrate the Christmas season while touring public sites and historic private homes. Adult tickets $20, children (5-12) $5.  Sponsored by the Visit Madison, 800/559-2956 or 812/265-2956. Pre-sale tickets $15 for adults (this price ends 2 weeks before the first night of the tour). For groups of 20 or more call 812-265-2956 or 800-559-2956  for discount pricing.   Online and phone orders are subject to a $1 handling fee per ticket

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December 2021

Wonderland in the Park

December 10 @ 5:30 pm - December 11 @ 9:00 pm
Free, donations appreciated

Merry Madison's newest Christmas event. Walk through an enchanting festive winter wonderland filled with family-friendly fun on Historic Madison's riverfront & Bicentennial Park! Come back for more details. Friday and Saturday, December 11th & 12th - both days 5:30pm-9pm FREE ADMISSION, donations accepted. For more information contact 800-559-2956 or email info@visitmadison.org  Interested in being a sponsor? Contact us today!

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