Isthmus Summertimes


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Summer Freebies

Thirteen of our favorite summer activities, all absolutely free, running the gamut from wet and wild to mellow and mild.




Carolyn Fath

It’s always a good time to visit the Duck Pond. But some nights are better than others if you are in the market for swag. more

Jun 2, 2016 4:05 PM Isthmus Summertimes


Jeff Hinchee

There are museums for hammers, for trash, for vacuum cleaners. So of course, there must also be a museum for summer’s most iconic treat: The s’more. more

Jun 2, 2016 11:29 AM Isthmus Summertimes



You know Madison’s lakes. Now give some others a try: Lake Geneva, Lake Koshkonong, Devil’s Lake, Mirror Lake and Lake Delton. more

Jun 2, 2016 11:29 AM Isthmus Summertimes

This season’s summer theater schedule takes on cross-dressers, stripteasers, chaos theory, singing knights and more. Adventuresome audiences can go from William Shakespeare to William Finn. more

Jun 2, 2016 12:00 AM Isthmus Summertimes

Isthmus picks the best of the summer concert lineups — with artists ranging from demigods like Paul McCartney to the up-and-coming jazz/hip-hop of ME eN YOU. more

Jun 2, 2016 12:00 AM Isthmus Summertimes

Summer books up fast. Pencil in your favorite activities now — or better yet set text alerts. Bring an alarm clock. Or have these dates tattooed on your arm. more

May 22, 2015 5:50 PM Isthmus Summertimes


James T. Addis

The best of the Mallards promotions for 2015 more

May 22, 2015 5:40 PM Isthmus Summertimes

Appleton. Chicago. Eau Claire. Madison. Milwaukee. Spring Green. The days when Summerfest was the only game in town are long gone. more

May 22, 2015 5:00 PM , , , Isthmus Summertimes


Bryce Richter / UW-Madison

Though drive-ins are scarce, there is hope, though. A number of local venues are showing movies on the big screen beneath the big sky this summer. more

May 22, 2015 4:40 PM Isthmus Summertimes

For many performing arts organizations, the regular season is over as soon as school’s out for the year. But while a few stages go dark for the summer, many others spring to life. Here are a handful of productions not to miss. more

May 22, 2015 4:30 PM Isthmus Summertimes


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