Summer is right around the corner … can you feel it? Here is our annual list of fun civic and cultural events coming up in Madison, a community that Miron helps to build.
Dane County Farmers’ Market
Every Saturday: Apr. 20 – Nov. 9, 2011 (6 a.m. to 2 p.m.)
Every Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. (rain or shine)
Capitol Square (map)
The Dane County Farmers’ Market on the Capitol Square is a tradition in downtown Madison. Visitors can sample some of the best vegetables, flowers, and specialty products from some top local vendors. The agricultural items are produced in Wisconsin and there are approximately 300 vendors who participate throughout the season, with approximately 150 present each Saturday. The Dane County Farmers’ Market is the largest producer-only farmers’ market in the country.
Concert on the Square
Wednesdays: June 26, July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
King Street Corner of the Capitol Square (map)
2013 is Concert on the Square’s 30th season! Another great Madison tradition, the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra‘s Concerts on the Square kicks off on June 26 with Fairytales and Fables. This series of Wednesday evening events features a great mix of orchestral favorites and includes a mix of musical genres – from bluegrass to ragtime to Spanish dances – over the course of six performances throughout the summer. Concerts are held on the King Street corner of the Capitol Square at 7:00 p.m. Bring a cooler or enjoy some of the great food from local vendors.
Rhythm and Booms
Wednesday, July 3
Warner Park (map)
Rhythm & Booms is Madison’s official Independence Day event. Billed as the “largest fireworks display in the Midwest,” it is larger than fireworks events in Chicago, Minneapolis and Milwaukee because of the length of the show (approximately 35 minutes) and the number of shells fired (15,000).
It’s estimated that close to 200,000 people attend the event at Warner Park on Madison’s north side. The fireworks begin at dusk and are choreographed to music, which is broadcast over WOLX-94.9 FM.
Saturday, June 8
Madison Children’s Museum (map)
From 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Enjoy downtown family fun with free Madison Children’s Museum admission, creative and explorative activities and live entertainment at the first annual SummerPalooza. Events run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with a parade around Capitol Square beginning at noon.