Madison Festivals, Inc. (MFI), a recognized 501(c)3 organization, is dedicated to producing events that are the best of Madison - Run Madtown, Madison Marathon and the Taste of Madison.
Taste of Madison
Held since 1983, the Taste is MFI’s flagship event, with over 60 restaurants, 4 entertainment stages and 21 beverage stands drawing over 175,000 to the Capitol Square over Saturday and Sunday of Labor Day weekend. There is no charge for admission or entertainment.Taste of Madison raised $782,000 since 1995 for local non-profit and charitable organizations.
The Madison Marathon Event is held over Veterans Day weekend (Full and Half Marathon). All races begin and finish on Capitol Square. An Expo is held on the Friday and Saturday prior to Sunday's race day. The Madison Marathon benefits nearly 40 local charities and non-profits annually, raising $435,000 since 2001.
Run Madtown is held over Memorial Day Weekend (Twilight 5K, 10K, Kids Race and Half Marathon). Races begin and finish on the Capitol Square. An expo is held on the Friday and Saturday prior to Saturday evening and Sunday's race. Run Madtown also benefits local charities.