City Events

The City hosts several events and parades throughout the year including; Movies in the Park, the 4th of July Parade and Fireworks, the Halloween Festival, Light up Madison, the Very Merry Christmas Parade and the Very Merry Christmas Celebration.  Scroll down to view a short description of each of these events and click the event titles to learn specific event details and more. 

Summer in Madison

Movies in the Park  & Food Truck Fridays

Each summer and into the fall the city shows free, family friendly movies at Bicentennial Park. Open to the public, all are welcome to come and enjoy the shows! Food Truck Fridays happen in coordination with our Movies in the Park each evening prior to movie showings. Food vendors from our area will be stationed around park.

How movies are selected: Each Spring, the city will post a poll on social media to allow the community to have a voice in which movies are played that year. Movie schedules will be released in April for their respective years.

* Showings are cancelled when there is inclement weather

Hometown USA Parade and Firework Extravaganza

Celebrate Independence Day with the City of Madison and join us for the the Madison Regatta festival, the City of Madison Hometown USA Parade, and the City of Madison Firework Extravaganza. While the festival and races require an admission fee, the parade and fireworks are free to the public for all to join the celebration. The fireworks will show at 10 PM on Madison's riverfront.

The Madison Regatta is an H1 Unlimited hydroplane boat race held annually on Independence Day weekend on the Ohio River.

Halloween in Madison

Halloween Festival

Started in 2001, the City of Madison hosts a free, safe Halloween festival every year. The festival includes; games, costume contests, treat bags, and activities for all ages. 

Christmas in Madison

Light Up Madison

The Friday following Thanksgiving, the City of Madison hosts a celebration at the the Historic Broadway Fountain to illuminate the city Christmas tree and fountain. This is a fun and festive way to kick-start the holiday season.

Very Merry Madison Christmas Parade

The Very Merry Madison Christmas is an annual Madison tradition allowing the community to join amazing floats, marching bands, favorite characters, and giant helium balloons as they usher in the season! Happening on the first Saturday in December, parade entry registration forms will be available ahead of time on October 31st on the City’s website or in-person at City Hall.

The parade route begins at Jefferson & Main Street and continues through Madison’s historic shopping district to Mill Street.  

Very Merry Christmas Celebration

Following the Very Merry Christmas Parade Madison's Broadway Street will be closed off for a Christmas Celebration for those of the community to enjoy holiday festivities. Hot Coco, Reindeer, Santa Clause and more will be open for all the take part of the Christmas Seasons cheer.