Additional Events in the Area

Outside of the city events that are organized in our office, there are countless other festivals and events going on in our community! Live music played in the park, seasonal farmers markets, and yearly art festivals surround Madison with life and make it the vibrant city it is. 


"On the last full weekend in September of each year, thousands of visitors journey to Madison, Indiana for Southern Indiana’s premier outdoor juried arts and fine crafts festival, Madison Chautauqua Festival of Art. This festival is free to the public and designed for the whole family to enjoy. Visit the Facebook page HERE

Nestled among the tree lined streets of Madison’s National Landmark Historic District, more than 200 artisans and fine craftsmen showcase their painting, drawing, sculpture, wood carving, basket weaving, mixed media, jewelry, glass, textiles, pottery, artisan foods, soap, leather, and more. No matter what your budget is, you can find something at the Madison Chautauqua Festival of Art. Attendees can grab a wide variety of festival foods or delicious treats from one of the more than 20 food vendors at the Riverfront FoodFest. After you grab your meal, find a shady spot at one of our picnic tables along the Ohio river and watch the boats go by."

- Chautauqua festival website - about page


"The Madison Regatta has been held annually for 71 years along the Ohio River & is one of the largest hydroplane races in the United States. The festival also consists of numerous other events including the Roostertail Music Festival, Regatta Pageants, & more." 

- Madison Regatta website

Ribberfest BBQ & Blues

"Madison’s Indiana State Barbecue Cook-off held along the Riverfront. Music, food, bbq competitions, and more. Fun for the entire family."

- Visit Madison's website

Air Show

Madison Municipal Airport's annual Air show! See a show in flight as planes soar in scrip fall air; this yearly event is a show-stopper and a fun time for the whole family. Food vendors are present and attendance is free! 

Nights Before Christmas Candlelight tour of Homes 

Get a chance to look inside some of Madison's finest homes when they are decked-out for the Christmas season! Taking you through a variety of historic homes, this tour event is a city favorite and perfect event for the holiday season. 

Madison Music movement: 

The Madison Music Movement is a group that intentionally orchestrates a variety of musical events and concerts in our city.  The foundation of the group is to focus on using music as an economic driver for the City. You can visit their website or go to their Facebook page HERE to learn more about their efforts and to stay updated on what is going on. One ongoing music event is our Music in the Park  

Soup, Stew, Chili & brew

A cook-off of the Autumn season, held annually on the second Saturday of October this event takes place right on Main Street and is run by Madison Area Chamber of Commerce. Featuring delicious foods, live music, activities for the whole family, shopping, and beer & wine gardens, this festival serves as a fundraiser for many non-profits in the area and is estimated to attract 7,ooo people to the city! Learn more about this fun and festive seasonal event by visiting their Facebook page or the Madison Area Chamber of Commerce website (listed below)

Even more...

There are countless festivals and events going on - more than we can list here! Visit the websites below to find event schedules, festival details, and more information about each event going on in our Madison area! 

Visit Madison 

Madison Main Street Program 

Madison Area Chamber of Commerce

Madison Music Movement