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Labor Day Weekend: 3 Things To Do In Madison

Make the most of Labor Day in Madison by checking out these awesome local events over the long weekend.

MADISON, WI — Make the long weekend count by checking out one of these Labor Day events happening in your area.

Bounce between local breweries on a bus, enjoy some live, free local jazz or explore the great outdoors during a free guided hike.

Create lasting Labor Day memories with these local events on the Madison Calendar and learn how to post your own event to the Patch Calendar.


Happy Hour Brewery Bus Tours

Start your holiday weekend off right with a brewery bus tour of the best local beer spots in Madison. Happy Hour Brewery Bus Tours wheel you around Madison in style, making sure to stop at the most popular breweries and alehouses along the way. Participants can choose between throwing back three full pints of specialty beer or sampling from three flights to try as many brews as possible. Tickets for the brewery bus tours are $55 each.

Make a point of stopping by one of Madison's most historic local spots: The Rigby Pub. This watering hole becomes a hub for area jazz musicians to jam on Sunday evenings, and the result is extraordinary. Jazz jam is free to attend and open to the public — no cover charge or drink minimum, just three hours of jazz.

Soak up the last drops of sunshine over the holiday weekend with a family-friendly event presented by the Friends of the Lakeshore Nature Preserve. This guided hike leads participants through some of Madison's most gorgeous natural viewpoints. Bring the whole family for a free, educational experience to wrap up your Labor Day weekend in Madison.

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Want to post your next neighborhood event on the Patch? We want you to, too! No matter how big or small it may be, if it's local, it has a place on the Patch calendar.


Posting an event is as simple as 1, 2, 3. Here's how to do it:

  1. Create a Patch account and sign up to post your own local content on Patch, totally free. It's probably the easiest thing you'll do all day.
  2. Make a Calendar Event and fill it with all the awesome info that people need to add it to their list of things to do in their neighborhood. Choose a fun image to upload and most importantly, have fun with it! It's your event, and the possibilities are endless.
  3. Post it on Patch! That's it. Get ready for RSVPs.

You can share your event for free to three Patches, or if you really want to get the community's attention, you can pay $20 to feature your event. When an event is featured, it receives priority placement on the local calendar as well as on your Patch's homepage, article pages and in the daily newsletter (if available) the week before the event.


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