7 Can’t-Miss April Events

By Lily Mihelich | Photo courtesy Monroe Street Arts Center

“What the Constitution Means to Me”

April 5-7, 10-14 & 17-21, Overture Center

Playwright and screenwriter Heidi Schreck wrote this production about what citizenship means as a woman living in the U.S. in the 21st century. In this show, she asks, “What does it mean to be an American?” Actor Colleen Madden plays the role of Schreck, who explores these questions about Americannes. forwardtheater.com/show/what-the-constitution-means-to-me

Taste the Future 2024

April 5, Warner Park Community Recreation Center

The Northside Planning Council and FEED Kitchens will host this free ticketed tasting event, featuring 10 FEED chefs. FEED Kitchens offers kitchen space, training programs and equipment to individuals running small specialty food businesses. Stop by to try some diverse offerings. bravamagazine.com/event/taste-the-future-2024 

Dane County Farmers’ Market

April 13-Nov. 9, Capitol Square

The 2024 outdoor Dane County Farmers’ Market returns on April 13! This producers-only market hosts 150-plus vendors. Shop fresh produce from local and statewide growers and browse the creations of local artisans each Saturday from 6:15 a.m.-1:45 p.m. dcfm.org/markets/saturday-on-the-square

Collectibles Flea Market

April 14, Barrymore Theatre

Come and spend a pleasant Sunday at this east side market which features artwork, vintage accessories, concert posters, furniture, jewelry, antiques, pottery and more. barrymorelive.com/event/collectibles-flea-market-2/

Arty Party

April 19, Monroe Street Arts Center

This youth arts nonprofit will throw its 18th annual Arty Party, which raises funds for art education, scholarships and free community programming. The celestial soirée-themed event will have live entertainment, art making, a silent auction, appetizers and desserts.

Throughout the year, the Monroe Street Art Center offers youth classes, including art, music, yoga and summer camps. monroestreetarts.org/arty-party-2024

Midwest Horse Fair

April 19-21, Alliant Energy Center

This perennial favorite is back with a three-day extravaganza of horse-filled fun. The fair includes PRCA rodeos with bulls and broncos; a stallion horse show; a liberty run; world champion blacksmiths; networking with fellow horse lovers and riders; and specialty product exhibitors. midwesthorsefair.com

Crazylegs Classic

April 27, Library Mall

Wisconsin Athletics is hosting its 42nd annual Crazylegs Classic in celebration of UW–Madison’s 175th anniversary. Choose an 8K run or 2-mile walk. This event brings together current, former and future Badgers, as well as the Madison community at large. The race supports UW Athletics and has brought together over 365,000 runners and walkers throughout the years.


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