HI Madison Hostel

141 South Butler St
Madison, Wisconsin 53703
Call 1 (608) 441-0144

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I’m always on the hunt for live music when I visit a new city. Not only is it affordable entertainment, but a free show is a gre

4 Places to See Free Live Music in Madison This Summer

I’m always on the hunt for live music when I visit a new city. Not only is it affordable entertainment, but a free show is a great place to meet locals and learn what makes a community unique. I’ve hunted out some great places nearby the HI Madison hostel to see FREE live music this summer, but there’s always more to add to the list, so keep your ear to the ground as you walk our city streets!
The Wisconsin State Capitol in Madison, Wisconsin

Things To Do This Winter In Madison

On January 21st the Isthmus will be hosting a Beer & Cheese Fest at the Alliant Energy Center. Just a quick 2 mile bus ride from the hostel will get you to the best beer and cheese Wisconsin has to offer! Henry Vilas Zoo is turned into a winter wonderland every December! For just $7 you can enjoy this festive Madison tradition Thursday - Sunday until January 1st. Madison’s annual Winter Festival is February 18th & 19th.

Madison State Capitol in the Fall

Our Favorite Things To Do During Fall in Madison

Fall is a great time to visit Madison. Our farmers markets are exploding with late season produce, the cool, crisp air makes biking around town truly invigorating, and our favorite team, the University of Wisconsin Badgers, take the field. Here’s a list of some of our favorite things to do during fall in Madison. Dane County Farmers’ Market: just one block from the hostel, enjoy the country’s largest producer-only farmers market!


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