The Fun Page: Family Friendly Fun in Madison

The Fun Page is your one-stop-shop to find family friendly events in the Madison area! You’ll also find “ongoing” events towards the bottom of the page. To find more “to-do” themed resources, click here!

SEPTEMBER
Aug. 28-Oct. 26 GLEAM – Madison/Olbrich Botanical Gardens
17-22 The Book of Mormon – Madison/Overture Center
21 Farm Aid Tour – Elkhorn/Alpine Valley
21 Margarita Crawl Madison – Madison/various locations
21 Market Day Verona – Verona/Harriet Park
21 DiaperDash 5K Run/Walk – Fitchburg/McKee Farms Park
22 Forward Madison – Madison/Breese Stevens Field
27-29 Warrens Cranberry Festival – Warrens, Wisc.
28 Art Walk Stoughton – Stoughton/various locations
28 Uncorked 5K – Barneveld/Botham Vineyards Wine
28 Fall Harvest Festival – Madison/Madison Children’s Museum
28 Conquer Chiari 5K Walk – Middleton/Lakeview Park
28 Pajama Jam – Madison/Henry Vilas Zoo
29 Java Jive – Madison/Brink Lounge
29 3rd Annual Waggin’ Wine Tour – Sauk City/Park & Ride
29 Toto – Madison/Orpheum Theater
29 Zoo to Run Wild – Madison/Henry Vilas Zoo
29 Chili Cook-Off – Marshall/Holy Trinity Lutheran Church

OCTOBER
Aug. 28-Oct. 26 GLEAM – Madison/Olbrich Botanical Gardens
4 Gio’s Garden Gala – Madison/The Edgewater
4 Gallery Night and After Party – Madison/Madison Museum of Contemporary Art
4 15th Annual Harvest Moon Festival – Madison/Lussier Family Heritage Center
4 Moon Over Monona Terrace – Madison/Monona Terrace
5 Abbey Road 50th Anniversary – Madison/Barrymore Theater
6 Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Madison/James Madison Memorial High School
6 NAMIWalks – Madison/Olin-Turville Park
8-13 The Spongebob Musical – Madison/Overture Center
11 Warner Park Family Fun Night – Madison/Warner Park
11-27 Matilda The Musical – Madison/Children’s Theater
12 Latino Art Fair – Madison/Overture Center
13 Gilda’s Run 2019 – Madison/Mead & Hunt
13 Mary Chapin Carpenter & Shawn Colvin – Madison/Capitol Theater
18-20 Monona Fall Festival – Monona/various locations
19-20 Spooktacular Vendor & Craft Fair – Madison/Exhibition Hall at Alliant Energy Center
23 Petal It Forward – Madison/Klein’s Floral and Greenhouses
23 Halloween Hayrides around Capitol Square – Madison/Capitol Square
23 Halloween at Overture – Madison/Rotunda Lobby
24 Chris Stapleton – Madison/Alliant Energy Center
25-27 Wizard World Madison – Madison/Alliant Energy Center
26 Hayrides & Hikes at Cherokee Marsh – Madison/Cherokee Marsh
26 Agrace Butterfly Gala – Madison/The Sylvee
27 Boo! at the Zoo – Madison/Henry Vilas Zoo

NOVEMBER
2 Celine Dion– Milwaukee/Fiserv Forum
2 Jim Breuer – Madison/Barrymore Theater
2-3 ArtWorks: Holiday Art & Gifts Show – Madison/Klein’s Floral and Greenhouses
5-6 Diversity Forum – Madison/Union South
8 Warner Park Family Fun Night – Madison/Warner Park
8 Alabama’s 50th Anniversary Tour – Madison/Alliant Energy Center
9 The Chainsmokers with 5 Seconds of Summer – Madison/Alliant Energy Center
10 Wisconsin Dog Fair 2019 – Madison/Alliant Energy Center
9 Winter Art Fair off the Square – Madison/Monona Terrace
9-10 Hayrides at Holiday Fantasy in Lights – Madison/Olin Park
14 Kris Kristofferson – Madison/Barrymore Theater
15 Classic Albums Live performs Pink Floyd’s The Wall – Madison/Capitol Theater
15 Cocktails in the Conservatory – Madison/Olbrich Botanical Gardens
16 Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical – Madison/Overture Hall
19 Marc Cohn – Madison/Barrymore Theater
19-Dec. 8 Hamilton – Madison/Overture Center
23-24 Madison Women’s Weekend 2019 – Madison/Alliant Energy Center
24 Christmas by the Creek – Lodi/Lodi Elementary
30 Shop Small This Fall Vendor & Craft Fair – Dodgeville/Masonic Lodge

DECEMBER
1 5th Annual Jolly Holiday Vendor & Craft Fair – Sun Prairie/Prairie View Middle School
6 Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra presents Handel’s Messiah – Madison/Blackhawk Church
7 Tea & Trains – Madison/Madison Children’s Museum
7 Wintersong – Madison/Barrymore Theater
7 Fair Trade Holiday Festival – Madison/Monona Terrace
7-31 Olbrich’s Holiday Express – Madison/Olbrich Botanical Gardens
7-22 A Christmas Carol – Madison/Capitol Theater
8 3rd Annual Pop Up Market & Cookie Walk – Madison/OccuPaws Guide Dog Association
13 Warner Park Family Fun Night – Madison/Warner Park

ONGOING
MSCR Art Cart
– Madison/various locations
Bucky on Parade Public Buckys
– Madison/various locations
Madison Museum of Contemporary Art Events – Madison/MMoCA
Forward Madison Games – Madison/Breese Stevens Field – Madison/Madison College
Warner Park Family Fun Nights – Madison/Warner Park
Badger Sports (schedules for all sports) – Madison/various locations
Kids in the Rotunda – Madison/Overture Center
Madison Children’s Museum Special Events – Madison/Capitol Square
UW Space Place – Madison/UW-Campus (2300 Park St.)
Saturday Science – Madison/Discovery Bldg (330 N. Orchard)
History Sandwiched In – Madison/Wisconsin Historical Museum
Current Exhibits – Madison/Monona Terrace
Health and Wellness Programs – Madison/Monona Terrace
$5 Tuesdays at Marcus Theaters – Madison/Sun Prairie
Walking and Bike Tours (Madison Trust for Historic Preservation) – Madison/various locations
Olbrich Gardens – Madison
American Players Theatre – Spring Green
Events and Classes – Madison Public Library
Red Cross Blood Drives – Madison area/various locations
Volunteers Needed – Monona Terrace
Jelly Belly Warehouse Tours – Pleasant Prairie/10100 Jelly Belly Ln.
Michaels Kids Club – Madison
American Family Dream Bank Events – DreamBank/Capitol Square