2018 Summer Festival Roundup | 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!
 
Fitchburg Days – May 18-20
Fitchburg
Brat Fest
 – May 25-28
Madison
Green County’s 38th Annual Breakfast on the Farm – May 26
New Glarus
Festa Italia – June 1-3
Madison
Verona Hometown Days –  June 1-3
Verona
Cows on the Concourse – June 2
Madison (During Farmers Market)
Mt Horeb Summer Frolic – June 7-10
Mt. Horeb
Beer, Bacon & Cheese (New Glarus) – June 9
New Glarus
Marquette Waterfront Festival – June 9-10
Madison
Cottage Grove Festival – June 14-17
Cottage Grove
Isthmus Jazz Festival – June 1-10
Madison
Oregon Summer Fest – June 21-24
Oregon
Shake the Lake – June 23
Madison
Milwaukee Summerfest – June 27 – July 8
Milwaukee
Monona Community Festival –  July 3-4
Monona
Stoughton Fair – July 4-8
Stoughton
Blues, Brews & Food Truck Festival – July 14
New Glarus
Art Fair on the Square – July 14-15
Madison
Dane County Fair – July 19-22
Madison
Waunakee Waunafest – July 26-29
Waunakee
Atwood Fest – July 28-29
Madison
Wisconsin State Fair – August 2 – 12
Milwaukee 
PBS Kids Get Up and Go! Day – August 3
Madison
New Glarus Firefest – August 4-5
New Glarus
Music in the Park – August 12
New Glarus
Stoughton Coffee Break – August 18
Stoughton
Milwaukee Irish Fest – August 16-19
Milwaukee
Sun Prairie Sweet Corn Festival – August 16-19
Sun Prairie
Middleton Good Neighbor Festival –  August 24-26
Middleton
New Glarus Wilhelm Tell Festival – August 31-September 1
New Glarus
Taste of Madison – Sept 1-2
Madison
McFarland Family Festival – Sept 14-16
McFarland
Willy Street Fair – Sept 15-16
Madison
Oktoberfest – Sept 28-30
New Glarus
Interested in a day trip? Milwaukee has some great festivals too — check out this Festival Roundup from MKE Moms Blog!

One Response to 2018 Summer Festival Roundup | Greater Madison Area

  1. Lena Olson May 15, 2018 at 5:20 am #

    You missed a seriously good time happening in Stoughton – this weekend (May 18-20) is Syttende Mai! It’s a great weekend with a canoe race, plays, music, parades, 17 mile run and cheese curds! https://www.stoughtonfestivals.com

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