June Happenings in the Neighborhood!


Time you get your Mooooo on!  June 2ndCows on the Concourse will be happening at the Farmers Market….

Perhaps you want to get your Vroooom on too…   June 2nd also brings us Cars on State Street.

June 3 @ 11:00am- 3:00 –  some people walk the talk, well today you can “ride the drive”  Ride the Drive is a free, community event and continues to be a celebration of Madison’s commitment to a healthy, active lifestyle.

June 3rd – The Cap East District is the place to be for all the music and festivals – Check out The Pursuit of Happiness Festival at McPike Park (formerly Central Park) 202 S. Ingersoll St.  If you want to see me, the festivities will start right at 11:00 when Josh Harty takes the stage. We are lucky to have this musician call Madison home.

June 9 & 10 – Marquette Waterfront Festival, come by Boat, on foot, or any other method of transportation you like.  Located on the lake front at 1800 Yahara Place.  Folks, this is the 29th year! For crying out loud, any volunteer-run event that sticks around for 29 years has got to be good!

Spring is also bringing us new fruit trees to be planted at Reynolds Park. Don’t forget to attend Party in the Park at Reynolds Park on June 10th from 4 – 7 pm.  There will be horses to pet, food to eat, drums to bang and lots of other fun stuff!  Details can be found at www.Tenneylapham.org

June 14th – Night Market strikes again!    You had so much fun at May market, that you get to do it again!   What… you missed the May market, well here is what you missed…   – the Madison Night Market is a celebration of Madison’s unique and inspiring creative culture! Madison’s Central Business Improvement District hosts this wonderful evening. Vendors showcase handmade products, local art, artisan gifts, prepackaged foods and fresh produce. The event includes live music, artists, retail store specials, visiting food carts and pop-up restaurant experiences. Everyone is invited Downtown to celebrate all things Madison.

June 14th – Monona Terrance Roof Top Concert – (said in my best Brittish accent) “What would you do if I sang out of tune……”  Tonight performing for your enjoyment is BritBeat….. a Beatles Tribute Band.

June 15th – LIVE ON KING STREET!   Cracker w/ Susto & Christopher Gold will be taking the stage for the first concert of many on this street this summer If you have lived in Madison as long as I have, you will know this street has turned in to nothing but fun!  This music series, located On King Street right in front of the Majestic, will give you six FREE outdoor concerts on Friday nights featuring nationally touring artists. These concerts happen because live music, summer, and beer were meant to be together. And more importantly, because we love you, Madison.

June 16th Paddle and Portage  – Isthmus Paddle & Portage is back for its 39th year! – Again folks, this has been going on for 39 years.  Something that has been happening for this long has got to be a good time!  Isthmus will host hundreds of paddlers from across the country as they descend on Madison and its lakes. The race begins at James Madison Park with a 1-mile paddle on Lake Mendota, followed by a 1-mile portage past the Capitol and Dane County Farmers’ Market before heading to the final 2.5-mile paddle across Lake Monona. The finish line is at Olbrich Park with a party to follow. Watch for crazy costumes, paddling fanatics, and fun family teams to set oar.

Racers and spectators are invited to enjoy music from DJ Mike Carlson, delicious food, refreshing craft brews, and an awards ceremony at Olbrich Park for the post race party and annual costume contest!


These are repeating events throughout the summer.

Festival Foods is now hosting a Senior Meal Site every Thursday from 11a.m. – 1p.m. Adults age 60 and older may enjoy a meal from stores salad bar and hot soup selection for the discounted price of $4.00

Dane County Farmers Market is outside around the Capital Square every Saturday

Eastside Farmers Market has opened for the season every Tuesday from 4:00 – 7:00 at  McPike Park (formerly Central Park) 202 S. Ingersoll St.

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