We know how to throw a party! We’ve been doing this since 1809….there is ALWAYS something to do when you come to Madison. There are home tours, music events, garden tours, holiday events, parades, arts/crafts shows, 5Ks, car shows, food & wine tastings, and beer on tap – just to name a few.

Our largest events include Madison River Jam (formerly RiverRoots), Madison Regatta, Madison Ribberfest BBQ & Blues, Madison Chautauqua Festival of Art, Soup, Stew, Chili & Brew Festival, Nights Before Christmas Candlelight Tour of Homes, and Wonderland in the Park.

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Madison Riverfront

Madison, IN 47250 United States

July 2015

Queen of the Mississippi

July 26, 2015 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Madison Riverfront Madison, IN 47250 United States + Google Map

Queen of the Mississippi will be docked on the riverfront from 8-12 pm (arriving 7/25@ 10 pm).  No public tours but great photo op.

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October 2015

Madison Trolley Haunted Tours

October 16, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Madison Riverfront Madison, IN 47250 United States + Google Map
$15

Meet at the gazebo at the riverfront.  Two days, two tours each day - 7 & 8:30 pm Call to reserve 812-701-4013

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Madison Trolley Haunted Tours

October 17, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Madison Riverfront Madison, IN 47250 United States + Google Map
$15

Meet at the gazebo at the riverfront.  Two days, two tours each day – 7 & 8:30 pm Call to reserve 812-701-4013

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August 2018

1st Annual Riverfront Bike Show

August 26, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Madison Riverfront Madison, IN 47250 United States + Google Map
Free

THORNTON'S END OF SUMMER BIKE SHOW! Wrap up your summer with a week of excitement starting with this chance to show off your sweet ride and do some drooling at the 1st Annual Riverfront Bike Show. They will be showcasing dozens of showroom and vintage motorcycles, featuring numerous pieces from John Thornton's legendary personal collection. Do you own a vintage motorcycle? Be apart of the show! Email: sales@thorntoncycle.com Come back the following weekend for the Annual Rockin' on the River…

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June 2020

CANCELLED – New American Countess Visit

June 6, 2020 @ 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Madison Riverfront Madison, IN 47250 United States + Google Map

Take a stroll on Madison, Indiana’s beautiful riverfront and enjoy the sights of the New American Countess Steamboat docked on our shores. 7:00-6:00 pm (No public access) Built from an existing hull, the American Countess is undergoing significant reconstruction, including lengthening the boat by 60 feet. The paddle-wheeler boasts 4 decks, including a sun deck, cabins with modern design, and all of the features guests have come to expect on other American Queen Steamboat Company cruises.

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CANCELLED – New American Countess Visit

June 8, 2020 @ 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Madison Riverfront Madison, IN 47250 United States + Google Map

Take a stroll on Madison, Indiana’s beautiful riverfront and enjoy the sights of the New American Countess Steamboat docked on our shores. 7:00-6:00 pm (No public access) Built from an existing hull, the American Countess is undergoing significant reconstruction, including lengthening the boat by 60 feet. The paddle-wheeler boasts 4 decks, including a sun deck, cabins with modern design, and all of the features guests have come to expect on other American Queen Steamboat Company cruises.

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CANCELLED – New American Countess Visit

June 20, 2020 @ 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Madison Riverfront Madison, IN 47250 United States + Google Map

Take a stroll on Madison, Indiana’s beautiful riverfront and enjoy the sights of the New American Countess Steamboat docked on our shores. 7:00-6:00 pm (No public access) Built from an existing hull, the American Countess is undergoing significant reconstruction, including lengthening the boat by 60 feet. The paddle-wheeler boasts 4 decks, including a sun deck, cabins with modern design, and all of the features guests have come to expect on other American Queen Steamboat Company cruises.

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CANCELLED – New American Countess Visit

June 22, 2020 @ 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Madison Riverfront Madison, IN 47250 United States + Google Map

Due to COVID-19 crisis, this visit is cancelled. Take a stroll on Madison, Indiana’s beautiful riverfront and enjoy the sights of the New American Countess Steamboat docked on our shores. 7:00-6:00 pm (No public access) Built from an existing hull, the American Countess is undergoing significant reconstruction, including lengthening the boat by 60 feet. The paddle-wheeler boasts 4 decks, including a sun deck, cabins with modern design, and all of the features guests have come to expect on other American…

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April 2021

American Duchess Visit

April 25 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Madison Riverfront Madison, IN 47250 United States + Google Map

Take a stroll on Madison, Indiana's beautiful riverfront and enjoy the sights of the American Duchess Steamboat docked on our shores. 7:00-4:00 pm (No public access) The American Duchess is the first all-suite paddlewheeler on U.S. rivers, a floating, intimate masterpiece that can carry up to 166 guests through America's heartland. The paddlewheeler, created from a 1995 hull, was completely reconstructed to become one of the most luxurious river cruising vessels in the country, featuring single-seating main dining and entertainment…

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May 2021

Riverfront Run Car Show

May 28 @ 8:00 am - May 29 @ 4:30 pm
Madison Riverfront Madison, IN 47250 United States
$20

Over 150 trophies, open show, cars, trucks and motorcycles.  Veteran's Memorial service at noon. $20 to register a car.  Food, music & fun! 812-599-6635 8am-4:30pm  Rain or Shine

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June 2021

American Duchess Visit

June 8 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Madison Riverfront Madison, IN 47250 United States + Google Map

Take a stroll on Madison, Indiana's beautiful riverfront and enjoy the sights of the American Duchess Steamboat docked on our shores. 7:00-6:00 pm (No public access) The American Duchess is the first all-suite paddlewheeler on U.S. rivers, a floating, intimate masterpiece that can carry up to 166 guests through America's heartland. The paddlewheeler, created from a 1995 hull, was completely reconstructed to become one of the most luxurious river cruising vessels in the country, featuring single-seating main dining and entertainment…

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American Duchess Visit

June 20 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Madison Riverfront Madison, IN 47250 United States + Google Map

Take a stroll on Madison, Indiana's beautiful riverfront and enjoy the sights of the American Duchess Steamboat docked on our shores. 7:00-6:00 pm (No public access) The American Duchess is the first all-suite paddlewheeler on U.S. rivers, a floating, intimate masterpiece that can carry up to 166 guests through America's heartland. The paddlewheeler, created from a 1995 hull, was completely reconstructed to become one of the most luxurious river cruising vessels in the country, featuring single-seating main dining and entertainment…

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July 2021

Madison Regatta Gold Cup & Roostertail Music Festival

July 2 - July 4
Madison Riverfront Madison, IN 47250 United States

Annual running of the World's fastest Race Boats-racing deck-2-deck at over 200MPH, 4th of July Fireworks display, music, Vintage boat exhibitions,, Limited boat Class Racing, food and much more!  Admission Charged. 812-274-0400 (June 7-July). Annual Event www.madisonregatta.com    

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Madison Cars & Coffee

July 31 @ 8:00 am - 11:30 am
Madison Riverfront Madison, IN 47250 United States + Google Map

A joint project between Kentuckiana Camaro & Firebird AND the Central Indiana Camaro Club! Join us as we bring a organized Cars & Coffee Event to the AWESOME Madison Indiana Riverfront Park, come show off that ride and then enjoy all the historic town has to offer!! Coffee and food available at Chillbilly Treats - 115 E. Vaughn Dr. Free participation | 8am - 11:30am Click here for Facebook Event

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September 2021

Rockin’ on the River Car Show & Concert

September 4 @ 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Madison Riverfront Madison, IN 47250 United States
Free Admission to Public

Rockin' on the River presented by German American Bank River Run XXIII Car Show - 10:00 a.m. Featuring classic cars, muscle cars, street rods, antique cars, restored originals, motorcycles, and special interest vehicles. Over 350 machines exhibited. Car Show Awards - 4:00 p.m. Best of Show Trophy; Best Class Trophy; Traveler's Award; Fabulous 50 Opening Act: The Doctors Band - 6:00 p.m. The Monarchs - 8:00 p.m. Food Concessions Available Live Music All Day at Bicentennial Park - Bring a…

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National Boat Racing Heritage Center Presents Madison Vintage Thunder

September 18 @ 10:00 am - September 19 @ 5:00 pm
Madison Riverfront Madison, IN 47250 United States
Free

Vintage race boat event to be held on the Ohio River. A family friendly event. See 30-50 vintage hydroplanes all of varying sizes and power.  10am-5pm both days. FREE. For more information call 812-701-1073.   FREE

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