Calendar of Events Index

Click here for the list of ALL events happening in and around Madison, Wisconsin.

Isthmus Picks

A curated events list, chosen with prescience, passion and a critical eye by Isthmus staff and contributors.


Openings, exhibitions, gallery walks, craft fairs, and varied announcements from museums and galleries throughout Wisconsin.

Civics, Politics and Activism

Public notices, government meetings, public hearings, activist meet-ups, interest group gatherings, good works, volunteerism, and fundraisers for a cause.

Community Calendar

Broad list of meet-ups and other wide-ranging activities, including health, wellness, careers, family life, and identity group happenings.

Expand Your Mind

Readings, lectures, seminars, literary events, networking, user groups, meet-ups, and other learning opportunities that might make you think, or help you build productive business relationships.

Get Active: Sports and Recreation

Sports, recreation, games, dancing, runs, rides, and other happenings for both participants and spectators.

Isthmus Events

Events hosted and sponsored by Isthmus, including Isthmus Live Sessions, Brews & Bands, Isthmus Paddle & Portage, Beer & Cheese Fest, Food Cart Fest, a slew of summer concerts, and much more. Have a good time!

Kids and Family

Family-friendly fun, festivals, story times and educational activities, and other events in support of the next generation.

Markets, Gardens, Food and Drink

Events and activities focused on all that is fresh, seasonal, verdant, floral and edible.

Music Calendar

Concerts and shows in clubs and venues large and small, throughout the Madison area, even the restaurant gigs!

Restaurants, Bars and Food Carts

The big list of dining and drinking establishments throughout the Madison metro region. Search by cuisine and location.

Theater, Dance and Other Stage Performances

Theater, dance, comedy, spoken word, and other performance listings.

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Click here for the list of ALL events happening in and around Madison, Wisconsin.