Downtown Madison

Madison, Alabama’s, largest event is the Madison Street Festival. It happens each year the first Saturday in October in Madison’s historic old town district.  Admission is free to this family-friendly event.


Photo Credit: Madison Street Festival Facebook page


The Festival kicks off at 9 am with parade from Insanity Skate Park to Madison Elementary School.  Park for free at the Madison City Schools Football Stadium or Crosspoint Church and ride the complimentary shuttle in.


Photo Credit: Madison Street Festival Facebook page


The Festival also offers:

  • A car show with a wide variety of cars, trucks and motorcycles
  • 2 music stages with 8 entertainers
  • A community showcase stage featuring 12 local groups demonstrating their talents
  • Children’s area with free arts & crafts for kids under 12, face painting, games and more
  • Artist Alley juried art festival with 30 local fine artists
  • Crafter’s Cove with over 40 crafters
  • Student Art Tent
  • Information Booth zone with dozens of local businesses, clubs & organizations, parks and city and county departments
  • 25 food vendors
  • And more!

If that’s not enough, Downtown Madison’s local businesses and restaurants will also be open for the event.


Photo Credit: Madison Street Festival Facebook page


The 39th annual Madison Street Festival is at 101 Main Street in Madison, Alabama on October 5th, 2019 from 9 am to 4 pm, rain or shine. Entrance and parking is FREE, and parking shuttles begin running at 6 am.  Pets on leashes are welcome, and be sure to bring cash.  Free public Wi-Fi is available.  Check their website for more information!



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