Bored? Here’s how to find fun events in Madison
With concerts, sporting events, movies, festivals and more, there’s almost always something to do in Madison.
But if you’re coming to campus for the first time, it can be hard to find events beyond what your house fellow tells you. And even if you’ve been in Madison for a while now, you still might not know about all the different things happening on and around campus.
When you run out of club meetings to get free pizza from, here’s how you can find new things to experience in the city.
How to look for events
There are a number of different organizations that have calendars of all the events happening in Madison. Just click on one of the following links, select the day you want something fun to do and browse through your options. It’s that easy.
- City of Madison events page
- UW-Madison events calendar
- Isthmus events
- Wisconsin Union event calendar
- Madison.com events calendar
If you’re still looking for more options, you can click on the “events” tab in Facebook, then select events near Madison.
Concert venues to check out
Concerts are usually listed on the event pages mentioned above, but if you’re looking strictly for music, it’s probably easiest to look at the schedules for these popular concert venues.
If you need something to do and can’t find an event that sparks your interest, there are still plenty of things to do around Madison. The following options are fun things you can almost always explore in Madison.
Ways to appreciate the arts
- Comedy Club
- Overture Center for the Arts
- Mead Witter School of Music events
- Arts on Campus
- UW-Madison Gallery Guide
- Henry Vilas Zoo
- UW-Madison Arboretum
- Olbrich Botanical Gardens
- Picnic Point
- Madison bike paths
- Join Hoofers
- Visit one of Dane County’s many parks, nature areas
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