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The culture of downtown! Imagine cruising in your golf cart or bike to a local bar, park or alley that music is pouring out of. Or come back from floating in your boat on the Ohio and docking to grab dinner from a downtown restaurant. Wake up and walk to your favorite coffee shop or a local festival. It could be because of the night life or the history, but either way, there is plenty to do in downtown Madison!

Night life, Music, Parades & Festivals
  • Madison Main Street's Music in the Park: Second Friday night June-September 

  • Madison River Jam: Second weekend in June

  • Madison Ribberfest BBQ & Blues: Third weekend in August

  • Madison Chautauqua: Last weekend in September

  • Madison Music Movement: Live music every Friday all over town

  • Soup, Stew, Chili and Brew: Second weekend of October

  • Madison Regatta: Fourth of July weekend

  • Light Up Madison: First Friday after Thanksgiving

  • Madison Christmas Parade: First Saturday of December

  • Madison Halloween Festival: Last Saturday of October

  • Fourth of July Parade: Friday of the 4th

  • 4th of July Fireworks: Saturday the week of the 4th

  • Movies in the Park: May through October at Bicentennial park or Jefferson County Fair Grounds

  • 14+ of bars in downtown Madison

  • 200+ known businesses in downtown Madison

  • Visit our interactive map in the tabs listed above, to learn more about contact information, store locations and hours.

  • Holiday Open House: Second Friday of November

  • Small Business Saturday: Last Saturday of November

  • #whatsinyourbag Post and share your experience of supporting downtown businesses with us! Tag @Madison Main Street on Facebook or Instagram and use hashtag #whatsinyourbag to be entered to win a FREE reusable canvas bag with MMSP!

  • Farmers Market:  Summer Market - Saturdays, April through October at the Broadway Fountain

Recreation in Downtown Madison
  • Madison Sport Court: multipurpose recreation court with 2 tennis, 6 Pickleball, 2 shuffleboard courts and bocce ball as well. Located at 1251 Main St, Madison, IN, 47250

  • Boat docs/marina: Rivercrest Marina long term and short term docking services. Learn more about river tours with Rivercrest and Rockin' Thunder Boat Tours.

  • Heritage Trail: trail system for walking, jogging, hiking and biking that overlooks the Ohio River and connects downtown Madison with the hilltop section of town.

  • Hatcher Hill Trail: Hiking and Biking trail that connects downtown Madison with the hilltop

  • Golf Carts: Golf Cart Friendly Community! Register your cart with the Madison Police today. Golf carts can be used in all of downtown except state & federal highways.

  • Madison Parks Department: Learn more about Kiwanis Park, Crystal Beach Pool, Brown Gym, John Paul Park, Madison Riverfront Dog Park, & the many other parks downtown.