​​​​These are the Events going on around Madison and at the Riverboat Inn. The Events that are  Underlined  and Bold  are  Riverboat Inn Events

American Queen

July 16 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
This popular riverboat will be docked on Madison's riverfront from 8am-5pm No public tours.


Summer Sidewalk Sale

July 20 - July 22
Join Main Street merchants for the biggest sale of the season! Free lemonade and treats too! Begins 10am Thursday and ends at 8pm Saturday, downtown merchants.  812-493-4984


Fourth Friday Downtown

July 28 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Participating stores have extended hours, music, fun. 5pm-8/9pm


Indiana Artisan Weekend

July 29 - July 30
11am-5pm.  Tour all six Southeast Indiana Wineries, food and wine pairings.  Featuring at least two local crafts or Artisans are at each winery.

August

​​French America Line’s Louisiane

August 1 @ 11:15 pm - August 2 @ 6:00 pm
This brand new riverboat will be making a stop in Madison arriving on 8/1/17 and departing on 8/2/17 at 6pm.


​Music in the Park

August 11 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Broadway Fountain
Local and regional bands rock out downtown Madison's historic district! Local food vendors and family friendly atmosphere. 5pm-9pm Bring your lawn chair!


​French America Line’s Louisiane

August 11 @ 11:15 pm - August 12 @ 6:00 pm
Madison’s Riverfront,
This brand new riverboat will be making a stop in Madison arriving on 8/11/17 and departing on 8/12/17 at 6pm.


​French America Line’s Louisiane

August 13 @ 11:15 pm - August 14 @ 6:00 pm
Madison Boat Ramp,
This brand new riverboat will be making a stop in Madison arriving on 8/13/17 and departing on 8/14/17 at 6pm.


​Madison RibberFest BBQ & Blues

August 18 - August 19
Madison's Indiana State Barbecue Cook-off held along the Riverfront. Music, food, races, boat rides. Fun for the entire family. 800-559-2956 or 812-265-2956. Annual Event www.madisonribberfest.com


​Architectural Walking Tour

August 19 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Guided walking tour begins begins & ends at Broadway Fountain, 10am-12pm. HMI- 812-265-2967, donations accepted.


​French America Line’s Louisiane

August 23 @ 11:15 pm - August 24 @ 6:00 pm
This brand new riverboat will be making a stop in Madison arriving on 8/23/17 and departing on 8/24/17 at 6pm.


​Neavill’s Grove “Old Settlers Meeting”

August 25 - August 27
Old Settler's Meeting has been held annually on the last Saturday in August since 1885. Antique machinery display, good food, entertainment and fellowship. NO ALCOHOL  and free admission. Deputy Pike, Smyrna Township. 812-866-2891 or 812-701-5834.


​Fourth Friday Downtown

August 25 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Participating stores have extended hours, music, fun. 5pm-8/9pm

September

Chelsea Jubilee

September 1 - September 2
Indiana's oldest continuous festival. A Harvest Festival giving thanks to the Creator for his many blessings. Music, tractor parade, games, arts/crafts, flea market, food, fun.  Saluda Township Park, Hwy 62.  812-866-4178


​Rockin’ on the River

September 2 @ 10:00 am
Car show & concert charity event. 10am-12pm  812-265-4133


​Canaan Fall Festival and Pony Express Mail Run

September 8 - September 9
51st Pony express mail run between Canaan and Madison.  Food, stage entertainment, kid's games, exhibits , flea market, arts/crafts.   Admission Free. Friday - 3pm - 10pm; Saturday 8am-10:00pm.  


​Music in the Park

September 8 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Local and regional bands rock out downtown Madison's historic district! Local food vendors and family friendly atmosphere. 5pm-9pm Bring your lawn chair!    


​Architectural Walking Tour

September 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Guided walking tour begins begins & ends at Broadway Fountain, 10am-12pm. HMI- 812-265-2967, donations accepted.


​Hispanic Cultural Awareness Day

September 16 @ 4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cultural appreciation of Hispanic traditions w/food, dance, and music from various Latin American Countries. Broadway Fountain, 4:00-8:30 pm. 812- 701-2821


Fourth Friday Downtown

September 22 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Participating stores have extended hours, music, fun. 5pm-8/9pm


​5 to the 5 Vintage Hydros Presents Madison Vintage Thunder

September 23 - September 24
Vintage race boat event to be held on the Ohio River. A family friendly event. See 30-50 vintage hydroplanes all of varying sizes and power.  10am-5pm both days. Free admission!


​Fall Old Court Days

September 29 - October 1
Unique handmade items, crafts, antiques, collectibles and delicious food selections around the courthouse square, Jefferson & Second St. and the city parking lot. All proceeds go back to the community. Free admission.  Saturday Fish Fry at Fairplay Fire Co. Sponsored by the Madison Pilot Club, 812-493-2024. Fri 11am-6pm Sat - 9am-6pm Sun 10am-4pm


​Madison Chautauqua Festival of Art

September 30 - October 1
Enjoy Southern Indiana's premier outdoor juried fine arts & crafts show featuring artists & craftsmen from across the nation. Riverfront food fest, entertainment, and children's activity tent. Historic neighborhood between Broadway & Vine Streets and along Ohio Riverfront. 10-5 p.m. Sat (9/30) & Sun (10/1). Free admission. 800-559-2956/812-265-2956.  Annual Event www.madisonchautauqua.com


​Harvest Celebration Festival

September 30 - October 1
10am-6pm daily.  A grand gathering of artists and crafters showcased in the winery's beautiful gardens.  Enjoy wine tasting, garden tours, live music, strolling the outdoor galleries.


​​Madison Municipal Airport Air Show

September 30 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Main air show comprised of aerial demonstration by various performers and air craft. Prior to the show ther will be static aircraft displays and exhibitors. Food concessions. 10am-5pm Rain date 10/1/17


October

Madison Chautauqua Festival of Art

October 1 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Enjoy Southern Indiana's premier outdoor juried fine arts & crafts show featuring artists & craftsmen from across the nation. Riverfront food fest, entertainment, and children's activity tent. Historic neighborhood between Broadway & Vine Streets and along Ohio Riverfront. 10-5 p.m. Sat(9/30) & Sun (10/1) Free admission. 800-559-2956/812-265-2956.  Annual Event www.madisonchautauqua.com


​Madison Main Street Downtown Loft Tour

October 7 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Enjoy a self-guided tour of downtown loft spaces in varying stages of development. For more info 812-493-4984


​Hunter’s Moon Celebration

October 14 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Fall gardening and plant give away.  The big bulb drop and fall divide mix.


​Soup, Stew, Chili & Brew

October 14 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
On Madison's Main Street. The event features music, food, fun activities, live music and shopping and all the great tastes of fall!  11am to 5pm. Call 812-265-3135. Sponsored by the Madison Area Chamber of Commerce. Free admission. Tickets available for tasting & games. Family Friendly!


​Belle of Louisville Visit

October 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Moonlight cruise on the Belle. This is a tentative event and a minimum number of reservations will be required. 7pm-8:30pm, boarding at 6:30pm. $15/ adults and seniors $10/child ages 4-12


​Architectural Walking Tour

October 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Guided walking tour begins begins & ends at Broadway Fountain, 10am-12pm. HMI- 812-265-2967, donations accepted.


​French American Line’s Louisiane

October 21 @ 11:15 pm - October 22 @ 6:00 pm
This brand new riverboat will be making a stop in Madison arriving on 10/21/17 and departing on 10/22/17 at 6pm.


​Belle of Louisville Visit

October 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Moonlight cruise on the Belle. This is a tentative event and a minimum number of reservations will be required. 7pm-8:30pm, boarding at 6:30pm. $15/ adults and seniors $10/child ages 4-12


​Fourth Friday Downtown

October 27 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Participating stores have extended hours, music, fun. 5pm-8/9pm


​Red, White and Boo!

October 31 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free, safe community Halloween Party. Treat bags, games and activities for kids of all ages.

November

Indiana Wine Trail Fall Haul

November 4 - November 5
11am-5pm.  Tour all six Southeast Indiana Wineries, food and wine pairings.


​Downtown Holiday Open House

November 10 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Main Street's Signature Event!  Elaborate holiday displays, new releases of holiday items, special promotions, and goodies for customers.


​Madison Craft Show

November 11 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
9am-3pm  Exhibitors from across Kentuckiana featuring floral, home decor, jewelry, baskets handcrafted items, and primitives at the Madison Armory. For more info 812-273-3756 Lunch and baked good available.


​Deck the Halls

November 12 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Learn the "how to" of holiday splendor and tree trimming during this interactive event.  Pre-release holiday wine access.


​Deck the Halls

November 19 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Learn the "how to" of holiday splendor and tree trimming during this interactive event.  Pre-release holiday wine access.


​Nights Before Christmas Candlelight Tour of Homes

November 24 - November 25
Fridays 5-9pm and Saturdays 3-9pm.  Celebrate the Christmas season while touring public sites and historic private homes. Adult tickets $20, children (5-12) $5.  Sponsored by the Visit Madison, 800/559-2956 or 812/265-2956.


​Nights Great Cookie Caper

November 24 - November 25
Fridays and Saturdays tour weekends, at the Visitors Cener, times TBD Purchase homemade cookies and treats.  All proceeds benefit local charity.


​Festival of Trees & Host of Angels

November 24 - December 24
10am-6pm November 24 - December 24; extended hours until 8pm during Thanksgiving weekend and first weekend of December. A forest of glittering, gleaming trees.  Children must be accompanied by adult.  Midwest's largest private collection of angels.


​Fourth Friday Downtown

November 24 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Participating stores have extended hours, music, fun. 5pm-8/9pm

December

Nights Great Cookie Caper

December 1 - December 2
Fridays and Saturdays tour weekends at the Visitors Center.  Time TBD.   Purchase homemade cookies and treats.  All proceeds benefit local charity.


Nights Before Christmas Candlelight Tour of Homes

December 1 - December 2
Fridays 5-9pm and Saturdays 3pm-9pm.  Celebrate the Christmas season while touring public sites and historic private homes. Adult tickets $20, children (5-12) $5. Sponsored by the VisitMadison, Inc., 800/559-2956 or 812/265-2956.


A Very Merry Madison Christmas Parade

December 2 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Annual Christmas parade.  Downtown Madison begins at Jefferson, ends at Mill Street.


Sugarplum Celebration

December 9 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
12pm-2pm  A "sweet holiday vision" dancing with complimentary samples of fudge, cookies, candies and sugarplums.  Families welcome.


Madison Indiana and Riverboat Inn Festivals and Events

There are many weekend events and annual festivals held in downtown Historic Madison as well as many nearby towns. Madison is a beautiful place to visit for the day or for the week or even the summer! Plan to stay with us at the Riverboat Inn and Suites- enter as guests, leave as family!

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