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Arts + Literature Library

  Don’t miss this non-profit organization, where holistic arts including visual, performing and literary come together in an exciting showcase where idea exchange is paramount. There’s a variety of educational programming to explore along with exhibits of both emerging and established creatives. It’s a community project that has thrived thanks to the support of visitors…

Visit Madison’s Only Ethiopian Restaurant

  It’s shocking that in a foodie town like Madison, there’s only one Ethiopian restaurant—and that means the menu has to be amazing. At Buraka, you get a taste of the real deal along with a full bar and special Fish Fry Friday where two succulent cuts of cod are spiked in a beer batter…

July Races

  Nothing compares to exploring Madison by foot, and in July there are plenty of races ranging from 5ks to marathons that’ll have you lacing up your shoes. The Boom Boom Triathlon on July 4th is a great way to celebrate the holiday and get a chance to cool off during the swimming portion. Held…

Madison’s Fourth of July Celebrations

  Madison is full of celebrations for the Fourth, starting with the northern side of the city in Bayfield and La Pointe. Watch the ‘works over the Great Lakes at the Bayfield Fourth of July event, where boating lovers undertake a blindfolded dinghy race, the food vendors whip up delights and you can berry pick…

Indian Cuisine in Madison

  Summer pairs perfectly with a little spice, and Madison has the best Indian cuisine in Wisconsin. Try out the curries at Swagat, part restaurant and part grocer (so you can easily take your favorites to go). Their generous lunch buffet is a favorite, where you can get pakoras, aloo tikkas, a selection of dahls…

Walnut Grove Park

  Madison is full of gorgeous parks, and June is the perfect month to explore some of the city’s gems. Walnut Grove Park is located at 202 North Westfield Road and is open from 4 a.m. – 10 p.m. Nestled on just over 20 acres, it’s a favorite location for picnics, outdoor recreation, running, hiking,…

Don’t Miss the SuicideGirls

  Heat up your summer with the SuicideGirls Blackheart Burlesque on June 7th. You’ve never seen a burlesque act like this, brimming with pop culture and incredible energy all set to an indie playlist and the most provocative choreography. Hosted by the Majestic, it’s where geek meets sexy in a one-of-a-kind tribute to Donnie Darko,…

Visit the Robert M. Lamp House

  Located at 22 North Butler Street and built in 1903, the Lamp House is a quintessential Frank Lloyd Wright creation. Commissioned by “Robie” Lamp (1866 – 1966), a Madison realtor and city treasurer, Lamp lived here with his parents and extended family in the early years—and later with his wife. He chose the location…

Owen Conservation Park

  Head to the hills! Owen Conservation Park overlooks the west side of Madison, and it’s the perfect place for a hike, picnic, or simply taking in the beauty of the region. Originally a personal retreat of University of Wisconsin professor Edward T. Owen, as well as a farm, this now-prairie is full of oak…

Here to Run Madtown?

  One of the best races of the year takes place Memorial Day weekend, with “a great race in a capital place” beginning and ending at Madison’s Capitol Square. Runners zip through a number of iconic areas and landmarks. The mission? Highlight the beauty of Madison and all it has to offer all while supporting…