Judging by how packed September’s event calendar is, we’re trying to eke out every last drop of Summer, 2016.

September 3 and 4

A Taste of Madison

If it’s Labor Day Weekend, it’s time for A Taste of Madison. Now in its 33rd year, it’s your chance to enjoy bargain-priced menu items from more than 80 local caterers and restaurants. The two date fete also offers three stages, hosting live music all weekend. Who needs to travel on Labor Day Weekend? A Taste of Madison runs from Saturday (2 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.) and Sunday from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m., in Downtown Madison. Find details online at tasteofmadison.com.

September 10

Ironkids Fun Run

This is Ironman Wisconsin weekend and one of the events is set aside especially for kids – age 3 through 15. A tad over ½ mile, the run takes place around Capitol Square. At the finish, each child receives a t-shirt, backpack filled with goodies and a medal. Admission is only $15 and you can learn more online, here.

September 10 and September 17

UW Football

Ok, so you’re not an Iron Man or Woman, there are still ways to get your sports fix in Madison in September. Take in a UW football game, or two. On the 10th they take on Akron and then on the 17th they meet Georgia State. Get tickets online here.

September 15 - 18

Wisconsin Futurity Horse Festival

For 41 years, the residents of Madison have been treated to the annual Wisconsin Futurity Horse Festival. This year, it’s being held at the New Holland Pavilion at Alliant Energy Center, with a whopping 600 horse stalls! You’ll see weanlings through 3-year olds and a variety of classes of performance horses. 125 in all. You can learn more about this event by clicking here.

September 23 – 25

Madison Symphony Orchestra

Experience high-definition film set to Holst’s masterpiece as the Madison Symphony Orchestra presents “The Planets.” The program also includes Enescu’s “Roumanian Rhapsody No. 1” and the award-winning John Corgliano’s “Chaconne from the Red Violin.” To attend, be at the Overture Center, downtown at 201 State St. Learn more online at madisonsymphony.org.

September 24

Isthmus OktoBEERfest

What a way to wrap up Summer 2016! Billed as a “hip interpretation of the Classic German-style fest,” it includes more than 40 “Wisconsin-focused” brewers, local cheese and sausage shopkeepers and more. The event opens at 3 p.m. and wraps up at 7 p.m. Tickets are $40 for adults. Learn more online, by clicking here.

Walk to end Lupus

Fireman's Park in Middleton is the site for this year’s Walk to End Now™. The ultimate goal is to find a cure for lupus so each event you attend helps the group get there. Get the details at lupus.org.




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