Meeting and Event Highlights for the Week of July 3, 2023


***City Offices, including the Common Council Office, are closed on Tuesday, July 4, 2023Administrative offices are closed on Tuesday, July 4, 2023, for Independence Day. Emergency services will be open; please call 911. You may use Report a Problem for non-emergencies.***


  • Board of Public Works: The Board of Public Works meeting will take place on Wednesday, July 5, 2023, in virtual format at 4:30 PM. Agenda items include consideration of a report of the City Engineer regarding the results of a review of water resources impacts and the necessity of permits for public works construction projects and consideration of a number of both private and public contracts, and more!

  • Public Market Development Committee: The Public Market Development Committee meeting will take place on Thursday, July 6, 2023, in virtual format at 5:00 PM. Agenda items include allowing the City of Madison to authorize a lease, operating agreement, and responsibility matrix with the Madison Public Market Foundation, as well as an update on the Public Market Project and more!

Events: This Week

  • Dane County Farmers' Market - Wednesday, July 5, 2023The Wednesday Dane County Farmers' Market is located on the 200 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, between the Madison Municipal Building and the City-County Building. While more intimate than the Saturday Market, you will still find many of your favorite Dane County Farmers' Market members, as well as a full array of fruits and vegetables, eggs, cheeses, honey, maple syrup, bakery items, cut flowers, plants, and many specialty items.
  • Parks Alive (Hammersley Park) - Wednesday, July 5, 2023Parks Alive builds stronger neighborhoods and connects neighbors to their parks through fun, family-friendly activities, music, and free food. Events are held in parks across the city and throughout the summer. Connect with your neighbors and engage with your community at a Parks Alive event near you!
  • Capitol City Band Concerts in the Park - Thursday, July 6, 2023: Old-fashioned band concerts in the park, "as American as apple pie." Familiar toe-tapping tunes, songs, polkas, broadway tunes, and the marches of John Philip Sousa. Music for all ages and all cultures. Relax, enjoy the music. Bring a friend. Bring a chair for listening comfort.
  • Concerts on the Rooftop: The Whiskey Farm - Thursday, July 6, 2023The Whiskey Farm is an Americana and folk rock band from Madison. Formed in 2010, they have released five studio albums, including their acclaimed 2022 record, Over These Green Hills. Winners of four Madison Area Music Awards and the national Songs for Social Change Contest, the band is known for their multi-instrumentalists and layered harmonies in lyric-driven songs.
  • Summer Nights at Segoe - Friday, July 7, 2023: Summer Nights at Segoe will feature live music from 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM. Carts in Parks: The City of Madison Carts in Parks program continues in 2022 and will be regularly featured at parks around Madison! Food carts are scheduled at a variety of parks and community events through the summer. Many of the food carts accept credit for payment, but not all. Please plan accordingly. The exact food cart(s) and the schedule are subject to change. Weather may impact or cancel vending activities.
  • Bird & Nature Adventures (Owen Conservation Park) - Saturday, July 8, 2023: History and Ecology with Lois Komai and Chris Sessions ~ Join experienced School Naturalists Lois Komai and Chris Sessions for a free fun, family-friendly guided tour to learn about the natural and social history of Owen Park or take a healthy nature walk on your own any day in July along easy hiking paths. Explore the woodlands and pastures that have been restored to oak openings and native prairies.
  • Art Fair on the Square - Saturday, July 8, 2023, and Sunday, July 9, 2023: Art Fair on the Square is a nationally respected summertime event that attracts some 200,000 Midwestern art lovers each July. The fair features live music, entertainment, a range of dining options, as well as nearly 500 artists exhibiting paintings, prints, photographs, sculpture, jewelry, handmade clothing, accessories, and fine craft.

Events: Save the Date

  • Comprehensive Plan Interim Update (2023) Public Meeting - Thursday, July 13, 2023The City of Madison is currently working on an Interim Update of its 2018 Comprehensive Plan. The Interim Update is focused on the Generalized Future Land Use (GFLU) map. The Goals, Strategies, and Actions as adopted within the original six Elements of the Comprehensive Plan will not be revised. The City is updating the GFLU map to reflect land use recommendations from neighborhood, area, and neighborhood development plans adopted between summer 2018 and summer 2023. In addition to these administrative updates, the public has the opportunity to propose GFLU map amendments through this online application. Learn more about the process to revise the GFLU map by reviewing the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document. A virtual public meeting has been scheduled for July 13 at 6 PM (registration required). Staff will provide an overview of the Comprehensive Plan Interim Update and answer questions.
  • Virtual Public Meeting - West Area Plan - Tuesday, July 18, 2023, and Wednesday, July 26, 2023: Join us at a virtual public meeting to see what we've heard thus far via surveys, interactive mapping, and previous public engagement, and to review and provide feedback on initial plan recommendations. See details for these meetings, also in the Events section of the Planning Division's webpage.
  • In-Person Public Meeting - West Area Plan - Wednesday, August 2, 2023: Join us at Rennebohm Park to see what we've heard thus far via surveys, interactive mapping, and previous public engagement and to review and provide feedback on initial plan recommendations. The meeting at the park will include food for purchase and some fun outdoor activities. We look forward to meeting folks in person and discussing the plan!

West Area Plan Map

  • Community Implementation of the Standard Response Protocol & Standard Reunification Method - Wednesday, August 2, 2023: The Dane County Sheriff's Office will be partnering with Dane County Emergency Management and the Office of School Safety (OSS) for a 2-hour training on Standard Response Protocol (SRP) & Standard Reunification Method (SRM) Incident preparedness overview for Public Private Partners. OSS will present a comprehensive school safety model and introduce SRP & SRM to community members. The training will be held on Wednesday, August 2, 2023, from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM at Blackhawk Church, 9620 Brader Way, Middleton, WI.


Park and Recreation Month

Crossing Guard

  • Have a Say: Help Us Interview Firefighter/EMT Candidates!: The Madison Fire Department seeks community members to serve on our upcoming Firefighter/EMT interview panels. It's our way of giving voice to the community as we seek the best possible individuals to serve our city as a member of the fire department.

Serve on a Firefighter/EMT Interview Panel Flyer

Wild Rumpus Flyer

Spongy Moth Photo

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Alder John W. Duncan

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