Schedule of Festival Events


2400 Block

Madison Theater Guild at 2410 Monroe Street

10:00 - 2:00  

Madison Theater Guild Costume Shop Garage Sale

2500 block

10:30-12:30 Children’s Mask Making art activity by the Monroe Street Fine Arts Center

Sponsored by the Dudgeon-Monroe Neighborhood Association

11:30 Henry the Lion, Mascot of the Henry Vilas Zoo

12:30-2:30 Children’s Art Activities by Wingra School and an appearance by the Wingra Duck mascot

1:00 Cashel Dennehy Irish Dancers

2:00 Tom Greenhalgh, bagpiper, sponsored by Brocach on Monroe

3:00 Mideast by Midwest

Jewish and Arabic Music and Middle Eastern Belly Dancing

2600 block

10:00am The Ens - Acoustic Duo

11:00pm Flash Drive with Isabel Roden - Local Youth Pop Rock Band

12:00am Lewis Street Band with

Jackson Lee - Local Youth Alternative Rock Band

1:00pm Small Blind Johnny with Mark Shanahan

2:00pm Gabe Burdulis -

Alt Rock Singer/Songwriter

3:30pm Granite - Local Youth Contemporary Rock Band

2700 block

10:00 - 4:00

Monroe Street Wellness Fair

Featuring fitness, health and safety activities including free health screenings and virtual bike racing -- also a Bouncy Castle and a Fire Engine from Station #4

3500 block

Mallatt Pharmacy and Costume

10:00-4:00: Mallatt Pharmacy Sidewalk Sale

Please note that the entertainment schedule is subject to change due to weather or other unforeseen problems....for last minute questions call 608-255-8211


Announcing the Monroe Street Festival Coloring Contest!  Kids 12 and under are invited to pick up an entry form at Orange Tree Imports, 1721 Monroe Street. Contest deadline is 5:30 the night before the Festival.



Saturday, September 28

1600 Block

HotelRED, 1501 Monroe Street

12:00 - 5:00  Open House with room tours

Free red popcorn & $3.00 Spotted Cow tap beer in The Wise


1700 Block

Monroe Street Library,

1705 Monroe Street


Monroe Street Library League

30th Annual Book Sale

1700 - 1900 Blocks

10:30 - 11:30 Fairy Stilts Walker (1700-1900 blocks)

Sponsored by Orange Tree Imports

1800 Block

Monroe Commons Plaza

by Trader Joe’s

10:00 Capoeira Omulu Guanabara

Afro-Brazilian Dance/Martial Arts

Sponsored by Art Gecko

11:00  Mr. G. Bilingual Children’s Singer/Songwriter from Boston

12:30  The Mighty Groove Masheen - Local Funk, Jazz & Blues

2:00 Northern Comfort: Vintage Country, Bluegrass & Gospel. 

3:00  State Street Jazz Collective

NEW! Monroe Street Festival After-Party at Brocach on Monroe

5:00 - 7:00 The Kissers

Monroe Street at  Harrison Street by Neuhauser Pharmacy

10:00-4:00: Bouncy Castle

Sponsored by Associated Bank

Free Face Painting by Neuhauser Pharmacy

10:00 - 2:00 Penny’s Balloon Animal Artistry

Sponsored by Orange Tree Imports

12:00-2:00: Zoo-to-You Animals from the Henry Vilas Zoo Education Department

12:30 Henry the Lion, Mascot of the Henry Vilas Zoo

12:00-2:00: Madison Police Department community education officers, squad car and motorcycle

2:00 Geswerk Windows of Worlds

free art activity for all ages