Madison has a vibrant social life with many citywide events taking place throughout the year. Every Saturday, approximately 300 local vendors set up a Farmer's Market where you can find fresh vegetables, flowers, baked goods, and various specialty products. During the summer the Farmer's Market stretches around the Capitol Square and, is a great way to spend a Saturday morning in the sun surrounded by students and families alike.
Book lovers will enjoy the annual Book Fest featuring readings, lectures, book discussions, writing workshops, live interviews, children's events, and more. In January, Madison celebrates the ice and snow with Winterfest, during which the Capitol Square is converted into a skiing circuit. And of course, it wouldn't be Wisconsin without the annual Brat Fest in which you can enjoy delicious brats while listening to the best local and regional bands.