As summer kicks off in Madison, there is a place where people enjoy each other’s company, try local food, enjoy beautiful scenery, shop, and listen to live music. Where is this magical place? Downtown Madison and the Madison Town Green.

The Farmers Market is currently ongoing every Friday during the summer from 3pm-6pm, and visitors can talk with local vendors about the goods at their tables. The locally sourced offerings include meats, seafood, cheeses, vegetables, baked goods, plants and flowers, snacks and more. Enjoy live music while you decide what to buy first. This is a family-friendly affair!

On Thursday, June 21, the Downtown Madison Merchants will host a Summer Solstice Celebration from 5-8pm. The event will offer food trucks, music, special sales, giveaways, and refreshments in stores!  This event is also the kickoff of Madison’s shops being open on Thursday evenings for the Summer.

On Saturday, June 23 from 9am-3pm, the Green will be taken over by the annual Lions Club Flea Market & Bake Sale. One of the largest events of its kind on the shoreline combines a huge flea market with more than 130 vendors, an offering of home baked goods by spouses of the Lions and some great deals under our tent of tagged merchandise. Lions are pleased to be joined by the famous ABC Tag & Bike Sale. Food and beverages will be available during the day.

The Madison Historical Society’s Tour of Remarkable Homes takes place Sunday, June 24 from 11am to 4pm.

Want a fun way to get around Madison? The Madison Bike Share is back for the summer! The Madison Bike Share program provides local residents and tourists alike the opportunity to explore the town on two wheels. Bicycles, helmets and locks are available to rent for $12 a day at four locations: Creations (712 Boston Post Road), Madison Beach Hotel (94 W. Wharf Road), Scranton Seahorse Inn (818 Boston Post Road), and Tidewater Inn (949 Boston Post Road). Individuals must be 18 or older to rent a bike or accompanied by an adult. The 2017 Bike Share season will run through early October.

Heads up – literally! Here’s what’s coming for Independence Day celebrations… The Cultural Arts Concert on the Green on June 30; Fireworks on July 3; and the Parade on JULY 4!