7 Last-Minute Madison Summer Events
Summer is quickly coming to a close, but Madison’s event calendar still has many outdoor events to offer for friends and family. Madison always has recurring events like different farmers’ markets, reggae nights, and even ghost walks. Here are some non-recurring last-minute Madison summer events that you simply do not want to miss:
Are you an IRONMAN? Come to Madison, Wisconsin, on September 12th for your 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike ride, and 26.2-mile marathon.
IRONMAN 70.3 Wisconsin:
Are you an IRONMAN 70.3? Also happening on September 12th, athletes will start their day with a 1.2-mile swim in Lake Monona, bike 56-miles around Dane Country, and run 13.1-miles along the shorelines of Lake Monona.
Bring your kids downtown Madison on September 11th for the IRONKIDS Fun Run. Kids ages 3-17 can participate in a 0.5-mile run of 1-mile run around Capitol Square.
Madison Bike Week 2021:
Madison Bike Week is back! Pump up your bicycle tires and prepare to participate in the bike week spanning September 12th through the 18th. There will be several different scheduled rides, performances, areas for tuneups, and food and beverages throughout the week.
Madison Fall Restaurant Week:
Attention Madison foodies: Madison Restaurant Week is back! Come sample some of what Madison has to offer from September 19th through the 24th. Starting at just $25, individuals can enjoy some delicious three-course meals. Just want some lunch? Some restaurants offer a lunch menu as well for $15! This seems like a great last-minute Madison summer event to me.
Art Fair On The Square:
Presented by the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, the 2021 Art Fair On The Square will be on September 25th-26th! As one of MMoCA’s biggest fundraisers, be prepared to immerse yourself in some 500 artists’ works.
World Dairy Expo:
Are you a Dairyland lover? If the answer is yes, you must visit Madison’s World Dairy Expo from September 28th through October 2nd. The largest convention in Madison, this expo attracts upwards of 67,000 visitors to check out the 2,500 head of cattle, exhibitions, educational sessions, and different contests.
The city of Madison indeed loves its events! Fair warning: downtown Madison parking can get tricky, especially with thousands of people visiting for these different events. Do not find yourself without parking. Book your parking way ahead of time with ParqEx. Don’t let parking troubles get in the way of you attending your last-minute Madison summer events.