Events

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Chamber Annual Holiday Party
The Madison Chamber of Commerce rings in the new year with their Annual Holiday Party, hosted by a local Chamber restaurant. The event is open to both Chamber and non-Chamber members.
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Taste of Madison
Gary's Wine and Marketplace presents Taste of Madison! At Taste of Madison, over 30 local eating establishments gather to showcase Madison's finest in food and wine! This year's event will be held on Monday, March 20, 2017.
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Easter Fun Fest
The Madison Chamber of Commerce celebrates Easter downtown with their annual Easter Fun Fest. Children and parents can collect stuffed Easter eggs at participating downtown businesses. There will also be an opportunity to visit the Easter Bunny and enter to win special prizes.
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May Day In Madison
May Day in Madison is a townwide beautification event, where 800+ volunteers fan out across our town to help clean up and improve our downtown, parks, and other public spaces. For more information, please call the DDC at 973-593-3042 ext. 3101.
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Memorial Day Ceremony
Every year, Madison holds a ceremony in James Park to commemorate Memorial Day, featuring speeches from noteworthy individuals as well as musical performances. A parade processes from James Park to Hartley Dodge Memorial for a brief closing ceremony.
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Bicycle Tour
The annual Morris Area Freewheelers Revolutionary Ramble Bicycle Tour starts at Drew University and is open to riders of all abilities.

Choice of 5 routes through scenic and historic areas:
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Giralda Music & Arts Festival
Arts Council of the Morris Area's fabulous Giralda Music and Arts Festival is held in Madison in June on the gracious lawns of Giralda Farms Corporate Park (the former Geraldine R. Dodge estate) and features a spectacular outdoor concert by The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra. For more information, please visit the Morris Arts website.
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Sidewalk Art Gallery 

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The Madison Sidewalk Gallery is a collaborative project of the Madison Arts and Culture Alliance (MACA) and the DDC to exhibit original artwork of local artists on banners in the downtown district. For more information, please visit the MACA website. Download the 2016 Artist Prospectus here. In the fall a Gala is held at which the original art banners are auctioned to the highest bidder. 
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Farmers Market
The Madison Farmers Market is every Thursday from June 2 - October 13 between 2 - 7 p.m. and is located on Central Avenue between Main Street and Cook Avenue in the heart of downtown Madison.

Every week 500+ residents come into town to see their neighbors, support New Jersey agriculture and see what the local merchants have to offer.
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Madison's Downtown Concert Series
We close off the street in front of the museum and bring great musical acts right to our downtown on Friday evenings over the summer, showcasing the best of local blues, jazz, rock, and folk. This is a great family event.
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Walking Tour of Downtown
At the beginning of each school year, Drew University welcomes all of its incoming freshmen with a walking tour of downtown Madison. The students are introduced to Madison's local businesses and Borough staff.
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Bottle Hill Day
Bottle Hill Day is the first Saturday in October and is Madison's biggest event, drawing over 10,000 people into the downtown for a day of fun, exhibits, crafts, activities and community.

If you have questions or need additional information, please call the DDC at 973-593-3042, ext. 3101.
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Restaurant Week
Madison restaurants offer special lunch/dinner menus at a special price to promote dining locally.

If you have questions or need additional information, please contact the Madison Chamber of Commerce at 973-377-7830 or by email.
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Halloween Hoopla
Every Halloween, the Madison Chamber of Commerce hosts "Halloween Hoopla", an annual Halloween parade in downtown Madison, followed by a magic show and trick-or-treating for children at all of the local businesses.
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Madison Holiday Arts Festival
The Madison Arts and Culture Alliance hosts the Madison Holiday Arts Festival, an annual festival in downtown Madison the Friday after Thanksgiving featuring performances and art exhibits at storefronts, restaurants, and businesses.

Enjoy art and music from local musicians, visual artists, actors, dancers and more!
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Holiday Parade
On the Friday after Thanksgiving, Madison celebrates the holidays with a parade and Christmas tree lighting beginning at 5:30 p.m. Residents gather downtown to catch a glimpse of Santa and enjoy live music and extended shopping hours.
Other December Events
  • Home for the Holidays
  • Holiday Gift Certificate Program
  • Christmas Parade and Christmas Tree Lighting
  • Christmas Walk
  • The "Meet the Merchants" Holiday Scavenger Hunt
  • Santa Village
  • Chamber Holiday Shopping Days