Madison Festivals – Wisconsin

Your festival event guide for the Madison, Wisconsin Area, including Columbia, Dane, Dodge, Green, Iowa, Jefferson, Lafayette, Rock, and Sauk Counties.

Welcome to a comprehensive festival listing page for Madison, Wisconsin and the greater area. Once area festivals are confirmed on the main Wisconsin Festival Guide, they are copied over to this page to make it easier to plan your weekend festival adventures. Please keep in mind that you should not see area festivals that have been canceled or have not yet been confirmed.

Other areas of Wisconsin with Festival Schedule Pages include Eau Claire and Milwaukee.

Festivals listed here include music festivals, art festivals, food festivals, town festivals, church festivals, cultural festivals and more, but they do not include craft shows, machinery shows, bazaars, county fairs and some other events.

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2022 Madison Festival Schedule

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11/5 – Flannel Fest II – Madison

11/12 – Polish Christmas Bazaar – Madison
11/12-11/13 – Winter Art Fair Off the Square – Madison

11/16-11/20 – Coda Fest – Madison

11/25-11/27 – Rotary Botanical Gardens Holiday Light Show I – Janesville
11/25-11/27 – Henry Vilas Zoo Lights I – Madison


12/1-12/4 – Rotary Botanical Gardens Holiday Light Show II – Janesville
12/2-12/3 – A Classic Christmas in Lake Mills – Lake Mills
12/2-12/4 – Janesville’s Jolly Jingle – Janesville
12/2-12/4 – Henry Vilas Zoo Lights II – Madison
12/2-12/4 – New Glarus Christkindli Market – New Glarus
12/3 – Legendary Lake Mills Winter Market – Lake Mills

12/8-12/11 – Rotary Botanical Gardens Holiday Light Show III – Janesville
12/9-12/11 – Henry Vilas Zoo Lights III – Madison

12/15-12/18 – Rotary Botanical Gardens Holiday Light Show IV – Janesville
12/16-12/18 – Henry Vilas Zoo Lights IV – Madison

12/19-12/25 (Closed 12/24, 12/25) – Rotary Botanical Gardens Holiday Light Show V – Janesville
12/19-12/25 (Closed 12/24, 12/25) – Henry Vilas Zoo Lights V – Madison

12/26-12/30 – Rotary Botanical Gardens Holiday Light Show VI – Janesville
12/26-12/30- Henry Vilas Zoo Lights VI – Madison

JANUARY (2023)

1/21 – Beer and Cheese Fest – Madison


2/3-2/4 – Midwest Gypsy Swing Fest I – Madison


3/25 – Bloody Mary Fest at Doundrins Distilling – Cottage Grove







9/8-9/9 – Midwest Gypsy Swing Fest II – Madison