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2022 Hometown USA Parade with the City of Madison.

2022 Hometown Parade

Keeping the kiddos entertained is not an easy task, but there are plenty of family-friendly activities in downtown Madison that can help! Downtown is the home to several local events, festivals, and businesses. You can plan the day around painting pottery and grabbing lunch, or spending the day at a local park and enjoying ice cream. Learn more about annual events and activities in the sections below.


Get Outside

Local residents enjoying Madison's riverfront on their bicycles.

Photo Credit: Ohio River Way

Downtown is great for cruising on your bike, connecting to a local trail, or pushing your stroller! Explore Main Street, the Parks, & the Riverfront this summer.

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Free Music, Movies, & Crafts

Face painting at Music in the Park with friends.

Past Music in the Park

Madison is Indiana's Music City! Find local FREE concerts nearly every Friday and Saturday throughout the summer.

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Learn Your Local History

Get a family photo in front of the Lanier Mansion and other historic sites.

Photo Credit: Kayla Taylor

Historic downtown Madison offers so many learning opportunities! Take the family on a guided tour to learn more about our river town. Schedule a tour today!


Shop with Your Favorite Stores

Who doesn't love chocolate?

Photo Credit: Catherine Evans

Home to the nation's largest, contiguous historic landmark district, Madison's Main Street has a thriving business community. We are a destination for pizza, ice cream, and coffee lovers. Check out the local destinations that the family will love!


Find Community in Festivals & Events

Exploring historic downtown Madison.

Photo Credit: Madison Made by Euclid & Woodland

Festivals, fun, and community! You can find Madison merch at a downtown shop and spend the day at a local festival with friends. Check out the festivals coming up this summer and early fall!

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We can't wait to see you in downtown Madison!


Austin Sims

Madison Main Street Program

Executive Director

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