Spring Adventures in Madison WI

You don’t have to wait for summer to get out there and have some fun- check out all the fun to be had in Madison Wisconsin this Spring; and these are some events you don’t want to miss!

This post is sponsored by Kayser Ford Lincoln.

Share the Love Valentine’s Day Food Tour
Madison Eats Food Tours
Feb 14, 2017

Share The Love this Valentine’s day on our special edition Atwood Brew & Chew tour! All proceeds from this tour will go to the Jewish Social Services refugee resettlement program. Exclusive love-filled food and beverage offerings are generously provided by our partners to make this a very special night for you and our community! Enjoy a chocolate and wine pairing with Gail Ambrosius Chocolatier and Table Wine; a special Valentine’s Sake cocktail at Next Door Brewing and stops at Tex Tubb’s Taco Palace, Monsoon Siam 2 and Chocolaterian Cafe! Learn about this hip eastside neighborhood’s history between bites! Non-alcoholic and vegetarian options always available.

Wisconsin Fishing Expo
Alliant Energy center of Dane County
Feb 24th – Feb 26th

The Wisconsin Fishing Expo is the largest consumer fishing show in the Midwest! Each year, 20,000 attendees pack the Alliant Energy Center Exposition Hall, in Madison, Wisconsin to enjoy this annual fishing tradition. The Expo is, itself, an annual event that helps promote the sport of fishing to enthusiasts of all ages. Today, more than ever, it is important to understand that a fishing rod is a tool that will inspire wholesome family memories in a way that video games or smart phones can’t touch. And, while you will find hundreds of exhibits – including hard to find lures, leading brands in the industry, great deals on boats, and fishing trips of a lifetime- attendees will also have the chance to enjoy one-on-one time with members of the leading nonprofit fishing clubs from across the state, each one eager to help attendees improve their fishing skills for a lifetime. The Wisconsin Fishing Expo experience doesn’t just offer products and services, but an avenue to make fishing a lifetime hobby that will help families stick together. In fact, portions of the proceeds from the show even help fund projects that make fishing better right here in the State of Wisconsin. Hours are: Friday – 4:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M., Saturday – 9:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M., Sunday – 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.

International Festival
Overture Center for the Arts
Feb 25, 2017

Your passport to the arts! Enjoy more than 30 free performances throughout Overture by artists who call Dane County home celebrating the rich cultural heritage within our community. Indulge in cuisines from around the world, browse stunning arts and crafts available for purchase and learn about the many local businesses with global connections.


Madison on Tap
New Holland Pavillion @ the Alliant Energy Center
March 4, 2017

It’s no hoptical illusion, the 3rd annual Madison on Tap is returning this March. Madison’s largest craft beer festival is back and better than ever, serving up samples of 180+ craft beer styles from more than 90 breweries. Soak up samples during the general admission session or hop it up to the VIP level for extra tasting time. We’ll have live music, great vendors, and delicious food available for purchase to ensure a perfectly crafted experience.

GeekCraft Expo
Madison Masonic Center
March 25th & March 26th

The 2nd annual GeekCraft Expo is returning to the Madison Masonic Center spring of 2017! This event will be full of local crafters/artists who make and sell their geeky goods. This a free to the public event that will take place Saturday, March 25th 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. and Sunday, March 26th 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Fun for all ages and a great way to support local crafters!


2017 Wisconsin Film Festival
Select theaters throughout Madison
March 30th – April 6th

The Wisconsin Film Festival is presented by the UW-Madison Arts Institute in association with the Department of Communication Arts. Founded in 199, the Festival presents an average of 150 film screenings over eight days every spring, making it the largest university-produced film festival in the nation.

The Festival is known for its diverse film offerings: American independent, international cinema, documentaries, experimental and avant-garde, classics, the Wisconsin’s Own Competition and Children’s Cinema. The festival strives to make films screened accessible for all audiences. Tickets go on sale to the public March 11th.


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