Events: August 23-29

Events: August 23-29

Woah woah woah. What is Madison Minutes doing in my inbox on Sunday? Good question, reader.

A while back, we asked you when you start making your weekend plans. The majority of you said you think about your plans early in the week. With that in mind, we're making a significant change to how we share events.

Old way of doing things: Listing events in the morning newsletter every day.

New way of doing things: Sharing events in one post/email at the beginning of the week and linking out to that post in each morning newsletter.

- Sam

Multi-day events

  • Orton-Front Festival will be held Thursday through Sunday on Madison's eastside. This year's event will "combine the flavors and features of both the Marquette Waterfront Festival and Orton Park Festival." Food, aerial dance, drinks, music, and more.
  • Good Neighbor Festival will be held Friday through Sunday in Middleton. This year's theme is “All Together Now.” Food, games, parade, 5k walk/run, art and craft fair, and carnival.







  • World Naked Bike Ride to protest fossil fuels. Gathering starts at 9:00 a.m. for snacks, socializing, body painting. The ride is at 11:00 a.m. Route details will be shared at least one day in advance.
  • Lakeside summer market organized by UpNorth Boutique. Local artists, makers and businesses, lake views, food and drink.10 a.m.- 2 p.m.
  • Burgers & Brew Drive through event at Capital Brewery and Bier Garten to raise funds to support REAP Food Group. 4-7:30 p.m. $25 per person.
  • Curd Fest at Breese Stevens Field. All kinds of cheese curds! 4-8 p.m. No admission fee.
  • Ratboys with Gentle Brontosaurus at Memorial Union Terrace. 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Free.
  • Music video dance party with Nick Nice at Robinia Courtyard. 21+. Starts at 10 p.m. Free.
  • Gallery day: B*TCHES! A celebration of rescue dogs and their owners. Shown at Dulcy Dog Photography studio. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.