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Announcing the 2018 Madison Night Market Dates

DOWNTOWN MADISON, WI – After a successful launch last spring, Madison’s Central Business Improvement District (BID) is pleased to announce the return of the Madison Night Market for 2018!

Madison is famous for great shopping, amazing food and a talented art scene and now these three community assets come together for a unique urban experience. The 2nd Annual Madison Night Market is a celebration of Madison’s unique and inspiring creative culture. Vendors showcase handmade products, local art, artisan gifts, prepackaged foods and fresh produce. The event includes live music, special visiting food carts and pop-up restaurant experiences.

Held the 2nd Thursday of the month, more than 5,000 attendees made it out to each of the 3 markets last year. This year the market expands to 4 markets! The dates for 2018 are May 10, June 14, August 9 and September 13.

BID Executive Director Tiffany Kenney explained the project is designed to bring people downtown, “We are thrilled to welcome everyone downtown to celebrate our City. Our retail stores will be opened late, our restaurants will have special offers and we anticipate 40 – 60 unique vendors joining us again on Gilman Street. ”

The Market is presented by the BID in partnership with the City of Madison. Businesses within the Central District are again encouraged to participate at the Night Market or in their own place of business with a special event or attraction that evening like a trunk show, sample sale, visiting artist, etc. A monthly print guide and a website will cross promote these specials.

The Market, located along Gilman Street in the heart of downtown Madison will be held the second Thursday of the months of May, June and August, September in 2018. From 6pm – 11pm visitors and residents are invited to come celebrate all things Madison.

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Media Contact:
Tiffany Kenney, Executive Director
Madison’s Central Business Improvement District (BID)
t: (608) 512-1340


2018 Madison Night Market

There will be 4 markets! The 2018 Markets will be held the 2nd Thursday of the Months of May, June, August & September

  • May 10
  • June 14
  • August 9
  • September 13

Application materials are available here.