Madison Area Events

Fall in Madison 2016

 

Fall is a fantastic time of the year here in Madison!  Enjoy what is going on around town and we'll see you out and about!

 

 

 

OCTOBER

October 4-8 - World Dairy Expo - Alliant Energy Center, Madison

October 7 - Harvest Moon Festival - Lussier Family Heritage Center, Madison

October 7 - Latino Art Fair - Overture Center for the Arts, Madison

October 8 - Downtown Baraboo Fair on the Square - Baraboo

October 13 - Dane Arts Buy Local - 1 S Pinckney St, Madison

October 14-15 - Fall Festival Weekend - Wisconsin Dells

October 20-23 - Wisconsin Book Festival - Madison

October 21 - Harry Potter Festival 2016 - Edgerton

October 21-23 - Wisconsin Science Festival - Madison/statewide

October 22 - Halloween Mystery Hike - Baraboo

October 27 - HOLLOWeen at Cave of the Mounds - Blue Mounds

October 29 - UFO Days - Belleville

October 29 - Freakfest - State Street, Madison

October 30 - Halloween at the Zoo - Vilas Zoo, Madison

 

NOVEMBER

November 3-December 22 - A Fireside Christmas - Fort Atkinson

November 5-12 - Homecoming at UW-Madison - Madison

November 6 - Swissfest - Monroe

November 12 - Holiday Craft Bonanza - Mount Horeb

November 13 - Madison Marathon - Madison

November 19 - Madison Women’s Expo - Alliant Energy Center, Madison

November 19-20 - Winter Art Fair Off the Square - Capitol Square, Madison

November 19-January 2 - Holiday Fantasy in Lights - Olin Park, Madison

November 24 - Madison Turkey Trot - Madison

November 25 - Black Business Expo on Black Friday - Villager Mall, Madison

 

DECEMBER

December 10-11 - Madison Holiday Market - Alliant Energy Center, Madison

December 3-31 - Olbrich’s Holiday Express - Olbrich Botanical Gardens, Madison

 

 

ALVARADO GROUP OPEN HOUSES SUNDAY, AUGUST 7

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Open House in Nakoma Sunday, August 7th - 1:30-3:30 pm at 4109 Yuma Dr.
3 bedroom, 1.5 baths, 2004 SqFt. Great traditional floor plan with fireplace and hardwood
floors in the living room and formal dining room. The kitchen that opens to the family room.
LL rec room w/fireplace and hardwood floors for extra entertaining space.  Price reduced!
$390,000

Open House in Nakoma Sunday August 7th 11-1pm at 722 Seneca Place.
5 bedroom, 2.5 baths, 3312 SqFt   Light-filled 1928 Nakoma colonial home. New kitchen
with cherry cabinets, quartz counters, SS appliances and eat-in kitchen. Screened porch
overlooking the beautifully landscaped backyard with stone patio. Price reduced!
$650,000

NEW LISTING!  4233 Beverly Road, Madison.  Open August 7th 12-2pm.  
3 bedroom, 1 bath, 1178 SqFt Charming near west-side home with hardwood floors and
open floor plan.  A wood-burning stove in living room will keep you toasty (and save on
heating costs) all winter! New energy-efficient Anderson windows throughout including
the addition of a large, sunny, bow window in back.  A back yard oasis has mature trees,
herb/flower gardens with native perenials, fish pond, fire pit, cedar fence, and fieldstone
patio. Two car detached garage. $250,000.

NEW LISTING  2002 Sundstrom  Open Sunday, August 7th 1-3 pm.
2 bedroom, 1 bath, 1012 SqFt.  Cozy and private bungalow in serene, tucked-away setting
just south of Quann Park, Goodman Pool, bike path, and community gardens is a hidden
and affordable gem! Spacious screen porch greets you upon entering the versatile open
living space with hardwood floors and a wood-burning fireplace. Patio doors from the living
room lead to a brand new deck over-looking large, mature fully-fenced lot surrounded by trees. 
Two-car garage! $160,000

Looking for a Farmers' Market in the Madison WI area?

We have the best Farmers' Markets around. There is NO question about it. Madison WI Farmers' Markets are incredibly well attended and the number of neighbors that visit and purchase food, flowers, plants and more are growing each year. If you are like many of us and committed to providing healthy, local and organic food for your family than you need to know all of the places you can visit during the week to ensure your home is full of the right foods.

In an effort to support our local Farmers' Markets and encourage all to shop there more frequently, here is an easy schedule for Madison neighborhoods.

Sunday

Northside:      2817 N. Sherman Ave., 8:30am-12:30pm

Monona:          Ahuska Park, E. Broadway, 9am-1pm

Westside:       Edgewood High School, 2219 Monroe St., 9am-1pm

Southside:      Labor Temple, 1602 S. Park St., 11am-3pm

Monday

Southside:      2524 Rimrock Rd., 2pm-6pm

Tuesday

Southside:      Labor Temple, 1602 S. Park St., 2pm-6pm

Middleton:     Greenway Station, 3pm-6pm

Eastside:         Wil-Mar Center, 953 Jenifer St., 4pm-7pm

Wednesday

Westside:       Hilldale Mall, Segoe Rd., 7am-2pm

Downtown:   City-County Building, 215 MLK Jr. Blvd., 8:30am-2pm

Thursday

Middleton:      Greenway Station, 8am-1pm

Southside:      The Villager Mall, 2300 S. Park St., 2pm-6pm

Fitchburg:       Agora Pavilion, 5511 E. Cheryl Pkwy., 3pm-6pm

Friday

Southside:      The Villager Mall, 2300 S. Park St., 2pm-6pm

Saturday

Downtown:    Capitol Square, 6am-2pm

Westside:        Hill Farms DOT, 4802 Sheboygan Ave., 7am-1pm

Westside:        Hilldale Mall, Segoe Rd., 7am-2pm

 

TOP THREE reasons to buy local at the Farmers' Market:

  1. Buying Fresh, Eating Healthy. When you buy fresh produce based on the season you have the opportunity to eat foods that are harvested at their peak and the fresher the produce, the better it is for you!
  2. From the Farm to your Table. Buying directly from a Farmer is a good way to learn about what you are buying, how it was grown and it is the best way to support our local Farmers.
  3. Help the Environment. When you buy in a store that gets their produce from another state please remember that the cost to the environment includes the transportation, packaging and energy costs to keep the food fresh. When you buy from the Farmers you are helping save in many ways.

Summer in Madison 2015

 

 

Sunny, warm days in Madison are our favorites! Enjoy what is going on around town and we'll see you out and about!

 

 

JUNE EVENTS

June 4 - Concerts on the Monona Terrace Rooftop 7-9pm Rabid Aardvarks

June 4-5 - Verona Hometown Days

June 6 - Cars on State Street

June 6 - Cows on the Concourse

June 7 - Ride the Drive

June 13 - Summerpalooza at the Children's museum 

June 13-14 - The Waterfront Festival in Yahara Place Park

June 16 - Lunchtime Live, a free outdoor lunchtime concert on the square for 8 consecutive Tuesday's. All dates and bands are on the link.

June 19 - Concerts on the Monona Terrace Rooftop 7-9pm, The Boogie Men

June 20 - Jazz in the Park, Wingra Park

June 20-21 - Isthmus Jazz Festival

June 24 - Concerts on the Square, a Madison favorite starting at 7pm.

June 26 - Concerts on the Monona Terrace Rooftop 7-9pm, The Jimmys

June 26 - Live on King Street

June 27 - Shake the Lake

June 25-28 - Bhakti Fest

JULY

July 1 - Concerts on the Square, a Madison favorite starting at 7pm.

July 2-5 - National Women's Music Festival

July 8 - Concerts on the Square, a Madison favorite starting at 7pm.

July 9 - Concerts on the Monona Terrace Rooftop 7-9pm, Madison County

July 9-12 - La Fête de Marquette, Central Park

July 11-12 - Art Fair on the Square

July 15 - Concerts on the Square, a Madison favorite starting at 7pm.

July 15-19 - Dane County Fair 

July 16 - Concerts on the Monona Terrace Rooftop 7-9pm, Start Making Sense (Talking Heads Tribute)

July 17 - Live on King Street

July 17-19 - Maxwell Street Days

July 17-18 - Paddle & Portage

July 22 - Concerts on the Square, a Madison favorite starting at 7pm.

July 23 - Concerts on the Monona Terrace Rooftop 7-9pm, ABBA Salute

July 25 - Opera in the Park, Garner Park at 8pm

July 25-26 - Atwood Fest

July 29 - Concerts on the Square, a Madison favorite starting at 7pm.

July 31 - Live on King Street

AUGUST

Aug 7 - Dane Dances, Monona Rooftop Terrace, 5:30 - 9:30, see link for bands

Aug 7 - Live on King Street

Aug 8 - Great Taste of the Midwest

Aug 14 - Dane Dances, Monona Rooftop Terrace, 5:30 - 9:30, see link for bands

Aug 20-23 - Sun Prairie's Sweet Corn Festival 

Aug 21 - Dane Dances, Monona Rooftop Terrace, 5:30 - 9:30, see link for bands

Aug 21 - Live on King Street

Aug 22 - Madison Mini Marathon

Aug 27-30 - Orton Park Festival

Aug 28 - Dane Dances, Monona Rooftop Terrace, 5:30 - 9:30, see link for bands

Aug 28-30 - Middleton Good Neighbor Festival 

SEPTEMBER

Sept 5-6 - Taste of Madison

Sept 18 - Live on King Street

Sept 19-20 - Willy St Fair 

Sept 20 - Bike the Barns ride

 

Madison Fall Fun for Kids 2013

We love this time of year at Alvarado Real Estate Group.  Here is a list of some of our favorite fall fun for kids (& families) taking place around the area!

Fall Fun for Kids, Madison, WI

Saturday, October 5th

Madison Parks Fall Festival Craft Fair - 10am-3pm Elver Park

The Fall Festival Craft Fair will be an event the whole family can enjoy with many types of art and handmade items on display, activities and food. Admission is free to the public and will be held outdoors rain or shine.

Friday, October 11th

University of Wisconsin Homecoming Parade - 6pm State Street

Enjoy the UW Marching Band, Spirit Squad and of course Bucky Badger as they march down State Street.

Saturday, October 19th

Pumpkin Decorating - 10:30am Bruce Company

Bring the kids out for a class on pumpkin decorating, and then watch them put their skills to work while decorate their own!

Sun Prairie Fall Festival - 11am-4pm Downtown Sun Prairie

Celebrate fall with horse-drawn wagon rides, chili cook off, games, treats and other activities.

Hartland Farm Festival Barn Dance - 4-7pm Full Compass Systems

Spend the evening enjoying live music, a delicious dinner and an array of kids activities.  Wear your best country fare or come dressed in your Halloween costume... There will be prizes for best Halloween costume!

Friday, October 25th

Downtown Madison Family Halloween - 2-5pm State Street and Capitol Square

Bring the family and enjoy craft projects, Halloween stories, magic & ventriloquist shows, hay rides around the Capitol Square and of course trick-or-treating at participating businesses.

Beakers & Broomsticks - 6-8:30pm Madison Children's Museum

Annual family fundraiser with an Alice and Wonderland Theme. Wear your costumes and partake in a Madhatter tea party, watch live science shows, check out some creepy crawly visitors and much more. Tickets on sale.

Saturday, October 26th

Make Your Own Trick-or-Treat Bags - 8am-5pm American Family Dream Bank (Capitol Square)

Supplies will be provided, all you need to bring is your kids creativity and get ready to craft.

 

36th Annual Willy Street Fair - September 21 and 22, 2013

Willy street fair 2013Come celebrate the end of summer with The Alvarado Real Estate Group at this year's Willy Street Fair.

Willy Street will once again be transformed into the city's largest block party. The Willy Street fair will feature five music stages, street performances, fantastic foods and drinks from across the globe, fabulous arts and crafts, a legendary parade and community raffle with over 150 prizes.

Saturday, September 21 - 1:30 pm to 9:00 pm

MAIN STAGE 1:30 Dakha Brakha (Ukarine) 3:30 Ami Koita (Mali) 5:30 Monsieur Perrine (Columbia) 7:30 Joan Soriano (Dominican Republic)

FOLK STAGE 2:00 Acoustic Alloy 3:00 Ida Jo 5:00 Brother Rye

ELECTRONIC/DJ STAGE 1:30 -8:00 Madison's All-Star Electronic Music Artists: including: DJ Cosmic, Wyatt Agard, Mike Carlson, VPS, Prognition, Niki Kitz & More 8:00 Quebec Canada's Sensational Recording Artist, Fred Everything

Demos and Expos 1:30 Roller Derby expo by Mad Rollin Dolls 2:30 and 6:00 Hooping exhibition by Sarah Sparkles of Burn Hoop Dance and Breezi of Gnar Hoops 3:00 Skateboarding demo by Freedom and Alumni 4:00 Breakdancing Demo by Madcity Breakers, Dance Maniacz and the East Madison Community Center Graffiti demo throughout the day by Kilroy OG

 

Sunday, September 22 - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm

11:00 Willy Street Fair Parade

MAIN STAGE 1:00 Earl Foss & the Brown Derby 2:30 Megan Bobo & the Lux 4:00 Primitive Culture 5:45 the Jimmys

KID'S STAGE 12:00 Black Star Drum Line 1:15 Madison Unicyclists 2:15 TBA 3:15 TBA 4:30 Kiddyoke with the Gomers! 6:30 Willy Street Fair Raffle

CULTURE STAGE 11:45 Yid Vicious 1:30 The Dang-Its Trio 2:30 Sadira and the Riad Dance Co. 3:30 TBA 4:45 Atimevu Drum and Dance 6:00 Charanga Agoza

WORT UNDERGROUND STAGE 12:00 Oedipus Tex 1:10 Cowboy Winter 2:20 4 Aspirin Morning 3:30 Dick the Bruiser 4:40 Venus in Furs 5:50 White Mystery (Chicago)

FOLK STAGE 12:00 SONiA of disappear fear 2:00 A Round of Horseshoes fea. Russell Pedersen, Adam Greul & Hand Grenades 3:30 Charlie Parr 5:00 Whitney Mann

48th Annual Orton Park Festival - August 22-25, 2013

Orton Park Festival, Madison, WIThe Alvarado Real Estate Group will again be a proud sponsor of this year's Orton Park Festival August 22 - 25 in Orton Park. The 48th annual Orton Park Festival will again be hosted by the Marquette Neighborhood Association.

The festivities begin with Family Night on Thursday featuring kid's activities and a family oriented performance by the Cycropia Aerial Dance Team.  The rest of the weekend is going to be filled with a variety of musical performances, so don't forget to wear your dancing shoes!

We hope to see you there!

Thursday, August 22nd

Family Night

  • 5:30 - Snacks, kid's activities, parade
  • 7:45 - Cycropia Aerial Dance "Circus Quercus"

Friday, August 23rd

  • 5:15 - The California Honey Drops
  • 7:00 - Paul Cebar
  • 8:30 - Cycropia Aerial Dance "Circus Quercus"

Saturday, August 24th

  • 12 - Pioneer
  • 1:30 - Count This Penny
  • 3:00 - The Midwesterners
  • 4:15 - MNA Auction
  • 5:15 - The Kissers
  • 6:45 - Jon Dee Graham & The Fighting Cocks
  • 8:30 - The Bottle Rockets

Sunday, August 25th

  • 9:00 - Jazz Brunch
  • 12:00 - Black Marigold
  • 1:00 - Mini Art Auction
  • 1:30 - Chicago to Madison Blues Jam with John Primer
  • 2:45 - Orton Cake Walk (Near Playground)
  • 3:00 - MNA Auction
  • 4:00 - Lake St. Dive
  • 5:45 - Big Sam's Funky Nation

Jazz in the Park, Lake Wingra - Saturday June 15th, 2013

Jazz in the Park, Madison, WI

Once again the Alvarado Real Estate Group will turn out as one of the proud sponsors of this year's Jazz in the Park at Lake Wingra on Saturday, June 15th, 2013. Sara, Carlos, Julie and Brett will be giving away balloons around 5pm so please come say hi! The Dungeon Monroe Neighborhood  will host this annual celebration in the midst of one of Madison's most magnificent parks. The day kicks off with a 5k run and a chance to clean up the beautiful Lake Wingra alongside your fellow Madisonians.  We hope you'll stay for the afternoon to spread out a blanket and picnic lunch or dance in the grass to four bands playing some of the area's best jazz music.

Jazz in the Park activities will run as follows:

9:00 AM - 5K Run for Wingra - Cancelled

10:00 - 12:00 - Lake Wingra Clean Up

3:00 - 5:30 - Family Fun

  • Fire Truck visit
  • Log Rolling
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Kite Flying
  • Lake Education

3:00 - 9:00 - Four Bands

  • 3:00 - Jazz All Stars
  • 4:00 - Edgewood Jazz Ensemble
  • 5:30 - Clif Frederickson
  • 7:30 - Madisalsa

Photo courtesy of www.dmna.org/?

7th Annual La Fête de Marquette - July 12-15 2012

One of our favorite events of the year is almost here! We hope to see you there.

La Fete de Marquette in Madison WI

Alvarado Real Estate Group is a proud sponsor of the 7th Annual La Fête de Marquette again this year! Come join the fun July 12-15.  The free music event located on Madison's Eastside (intersection of E. Washington Ave and South Dickinson St.) attracts thousands, celebrates French culture and benefits the Wil-Mar Neighborhood Center. The French-themed event occurs on or near Bastille Day (July 14th), the French national holiday.  The event will include live music, food, Willy Street Co-op Annual Meeting & Party, Acoustic Café Breakfast, Festival Auction & the 1930's era Ferris Wheel!

We love co-sponsoring this event because not only does it help our Wil-Mar neighborhood center but it brings together our community in such a positive and FUN way!

For more information check out the La Fête de Marquette Event Schedule; it is jammed packed with greatness!

Jazz in the Park, Lake Wingra Park, Madison WI 2012

Jazz in the Park, Lake Wingra, Madison, WI

We are proud to be one of the sponsor's of this year's 21st Annual Jazz in the Park music festival at Wingra Park on Saturday, June 16, 2012 hosted by Dudgeon Monroe Neighborhood. Since opening our second office on Monroe Street we have been looking forward to being involved in all the amazing events that strengthen this vibrant community. This event is an opportunity to celebrate the neighborhood by bringing everyone together to spend time in one of the most beautiful Madison area parks, honor the natural beauty and give time cleaning up Lake Wingra, dancing, playing and visiting with old and new friends. We hope to see you there!

The day includes an array of events including:

The event is made possible by many members' donations and over 20 local businesses. Tyler Leeper (owner of Wingra Boats) is the main organizer and without his passion and commitment it wouldn't be as fun! Thanks Tyler for all your work.