2016 Summer Festivals in the Greater Madison Area

Our FAVORITE time of year is finally here! After a long winter we are ready to embrace SUMMER in MADISON!! We are fortunate to live in a city so abundant with outdoors fun and community activities. One of our favorite resources to share with our readers is our comprehensive roundup of Summer Festivals in the Greater Madison Area. And guess what?! It looks like there is something almost every single weekend all.summer.long! Summer festivals are such a fun way to get out and enjoy the community. Some include parades, some have races, all have FUN!
To make it easy, we did the research and have a streamlined list in order by date. You can check the link for each one to confirm the address and activities – but we have the list ready for you so you should be off to a good start. You will want to save this one and check back often so you can take in as many as possible!
Happy Summer!
Madison Magazine BBQ Fest – May 13-14
Sauk City
Fitchburg Days – May 20-22
Brat Fest
 – May 27-30
Green County’s 37th Annual Breakfast on the Farm – May 28
New Glarus
Festa Italia – June 3-5
Verona Hometown Days –  June 4-5
Cows on the Concourse – June 4
Madison (During Farmers Market)
Fruit Fest – June 4
Mt Horeb Summer Frolic – June 9-12
Mt. Horeb
Green County’s 37th Annual Breakfast on the Farm – June 10-12
New Glarus
Beer, Bacon & Cheese (New Glarus) – June 11
New Glarus
Marquette Waterfront Festival – June 11-12
Cottage Grove Festival – June 16-19
Cottage Grove
Isthmus Jazz Festival – June 17-18
Oregon Summer Fest – June 23-26
New Glarus Music Fest – June 24-26
New Glarus
Fiery Foods Festival – June 24
Sun Prairie
Bacon, Brew & BBQ Fest – June 25
Sun Prairie
World Food Festival – June 26
Sun Prairie
Monona Community Festival –  July 3-4
La Fete de Marquette – July 14-17
Art Fair on the Square – July 9-10
Dane County Fair – July 20-24
Waunakee Waunafest – July 29-31
Atwood Fest – July 30-31
PBS Kids Get Up and Go! Day – August 5
New Glarus Firefest – August 6
New Glarus
Stoughton Coffee Break – August 20
Sun Prairie Sweet Corn Festival – August 19-20
Sun Prairie
Orton Park Fest – August 25-28
Middleton Good Neighbor Festival –  August 26-28
New Glarus Wilhelm Tell Festival – Sept 2-4
New Glarus
Taste of Madison – Sept 3-4
McFarland Family Festival – Sept 16-18
Willy Street Fair – Sept 17-18
Oktoberfest – Sept 23-25
New Glarus


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4 Responses to 2016 Summer Festivals in the Greater Madison Area

  1. Ellen May 17, 2016 at 11:11 am #

    No Sugar Maple Traditional Music Festival? Kids get in free!!! Dave Landau performs a few times and Wild Rumpus Circus is there for kids activities. This is one of the hidden festival gems in Madison: http://sugarmaplefest.org/

  2. Andrea S May 21, 2016 at 10:32 pm #

    Cambridge Arts Council is hosting Cambridge Fire Fest July 23

  3. Gretchen May 23, 2016 at 7:41 am #

    Belleville Community Picnic August 13-14

  4. Rhianon September 1, 2016 at 5:51 pm #

    Wow, great list! Even though we’re nearing the end of festival season, it’s not too late to review festival safety tips! Check out http://weinsteinsecurity.com/blog/2016/04/12/festival-season-safety/ for some great ideas that can reduce stress and make your festival experience even more fun!

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