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April 26  MadisonFest 

May 1-3 Spring Tour of Homes 

May 4 Conservancy Derby Day

May 10-11 Mommies & Poppies at the Sunflower Farm

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You have made this part of our trip comfortable, welcoming, and memorable. Every comfort we could need has been thought of and at hand.
  - Queensland, Australia - December 12 2012

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Don't forget that you can golf, canoe, swim, bike, go horseback riding, and play tennis in the area. At the Inn, you can play boccie ball, croquet, badminton, horseshoes, ride our bikes, or just swing in the hammock!

Location! Location! Location!

Have a hankering to explore? Got the time to really tour? Brady Inn is the perfect place to stay while you explore the Antebellum Trail, the Historic Heartland,  Treasures Along I-20 Trail, and Georgia's Lake Country. Of course, you have to experience Madison's breathtaking beauty and history first! You'll need several days to do it all and we'll help plan your itinerary.

FARMeander is a map-based tour guide to farms and farm-related activities in Morgan, Newton, and Walton Counties and includes tours, pick-our-own,  markets and festivals.  706-342-9252  www.mmcgeorgia.org   (April 12-13, 2014)

Take a look on YouTube at what Madison Georgia is all about!

 Budget Travel Online Magazine announced their Top 16 Most Beautiful Villages in the WORLD…and Madison, Georgia made the LIST!

Although we take great care to insure accurate information, events and dates are subject to change. Use the key below for organization names, links, and phone numbers:

CVB - Madison Visitor Center/Chamber 706-342-4454

HLC - Hard Labor Creek State Park  706-557-3001

MAG - Madison Artist Guild 706-752-0137

MCAAM - Morgan County African American Museum 706-342-9191

MMC - Madison Morgan Conservancy 706-342-9252

MMCC-Madison-Morgan Cultural Center 706-342-4743

MMOFA - Madison Museum of Fine Art 706-485-4530

MMS - Madison Mainstreet: City Website  706-342-1251 x 208

STMA-Steffen Thomas Museum of Art 706-342-7557

Recent articles: Arts Alive in Madison: Augusta Magazine; Antebellum Trail: Madison

Weekly Happenings: 

Thursday Nights: Amici Italian Cafe provides a mean game of Trivia and great hot wings -- not to mention their super pizza! 706-342-0000.



Madison  Chophouse Grille  from 6:30-8:30 pm features talented high school student musicians on Thursday evenings. 706-342-9009.


Fridays & Saturdays, Perk Avenue offers up-and-coming talent as well as seasoned performers such as John Berry & Randall Bramlett. Make reservations for dinner and stay for the show or a cover and enjoy libations and entertainment.  

On Tuesday evenings join local Bluegrass pickers at Perk and dine on the Bluegrass special. If you play, pick, or play spoons, you are invited to join in!   706-342-2562


Try Town 220 Restaurant After Dark on Saturday nights - call to make sure of their music schedule! 706-752-1445


 Ricardo's Kouzzina is the newest restaurant in Madison which also hosts live music on occasion.  706-342-0729


If country music is YOUR thing, head on over to Cowboys in the Country located in  Rutledge on Wednesday evening for dinner and line dancing and on Saturday for live music!  Lunch is available on Tuesday through Friday from 11 am - 2 pm.  Come on down! 706-557-1446



Now - April 13     MMCC: Georgia and Beyond. Southern Self-Taught Art, Past and Present. Folk Art curated by Susan Crawley highlights accomplishments of vernacular artists like Thornton Dial, Bill Traylor, Howard Finster, Clemintine Hunter, Nellie Mae Rowe, and George Andrews. 


April 3 - September 29. "Springtime in Madison" Art Exhibition and Show. In the Oak Room at the James Madison Inn, 260 West Washington Street.



17   MAG: "Springtime in Madison" - 6:30 - 8:00 PM. Opening art exhibition. Madison artists Guild at James Madison Inn.  

18   MMS: Gazebo Grooves ~ Craig Niedlinger. 12 PM Lunch time concert. Pennington Gazebo in Town Park!  

18  'Twilight Paddle' - @ Hard Labor Creek State Park - 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm - 706-557-3001

19   NAACP Parade & Festival. Town Park. 706-342-0803.

   25   MMCC: 'Three Paths' Visual Arts Exhibit Opening Reception 6 pm-8 pm;  706-342-4743 or www.mmcc-arts.org. Runs thru August 17, 2014

25   MMS: Gazebo Grooves ~ David Shytle Band. 12 PM Lunch time concert. Pennington Gazebo in Town Park! 

25   Save the Water Wheel Golf Tournament @ Hard labor Creek State Park.678-789-8641

25   MMCC: 'Three Paths' Visual Arts Exhibit- FREE Opening Reception 6pm-8pm. Runs through August 17, 2014.

25  'Viewing the Starry Spring Skies'  @ Hard Labor Creek State Park -9pm  706-557-3001

26   MMS: MadisonFest  More than 50 vendors of gardening, landscape, arts, crafts, and culinary products & services showcasing green & eco-friendly wares. Plant sale. Free lectures. Crafting. Live music. Food, cold beer, fun! All day long! Free admission. Town Park. 10 - 4 PM. 

26  'New Moon Kayak Tour' @ Hard Labor Creek State Park - 8 pm - 10 pm - 706-557-3001



2   MMS: Gazebo Grooves Brown Bag Concert~ The Apostles of Bluegrass. 12 PM Lunch time concert. Pennington Gazebo in Town Park! 

 1-3  MMCC: Madison in May Spring Tour of Homes & Gardens. This three day self-guided tour celebrates southern history, achitecture, and art in one of Georgia's oldest and largest historic districts!  10 am-5 pm. Stay Wednesday and save on lodging; tour Thursday.  Reserve your tickets when you reserve your room. We fill up very early so act quickly! 706-342-4743.


3   MMC: Derby Day. Live horse race at Goose Creek Farm. 4:30. 706-342-9252


9   MMS: Gazebo Grooves Brown Bag Concert~ Bluegrass of Praise. 12 PM Lunch time concert. Pennington Gazebo in Town Park! 

9  Dupree Track: Morgan County 2014 Relay for Life - Beth Bradley 770-377-9244. Starts at 6 PM.

10   Madison in May 5K, 10K, and 1-mile Fun Run through Madison's historic district. Registration required.

10 MMCC: Classical Music that Rocks & Bike Parade- Chamber Music Festival 706-342-47443

10-11   Mommies & Poppies @ Sunflower Farm. 706-557-2870.

11 Town 220: 'Brooklyn Rider Mother's Day Concert' - 5 PM- Chamber Music Festival 706-342-4743

16   MMS: Gazebo Grooves Brown Bag Concert ~ The Skipperdees. 12 PM Lunch time concert. Pennington Gazebo in Town Park! 

16   MMS: Downtown Dance in Town Park. Music by The Grains of Sand band. Bring a picnic and a cooler and enjoy the evening. Ticket required.

17 STMA: Family Workshop- 10am-Noon 706-342-7557

17 HLCSP: Opening day for the Swimming Beach at Hard Labor Creek State Park. Rent Jon Boats, Pedal Boats, & Canoes. Sun on the white sand beach, picnic or grill out. Don't forget the hiking trails, playgrounds, and fishing!

23   MMS: Gazebo Grooves Brown Bag Concert ~ Buckhead Bluegass. 12 PM Lunch time concert. Pennington Gazebo in Town Park! 

24   Rutledge Country Fair.  Parade, crafters, live music, BBQ, car show and more!

26   Memorial Day Ceremony. Annual Ride for America, American Legion, and City of Madison gather in Town Park. 

30   MMS: Gazebo Grooves Brown Bag Concert~ To be announced. 12 PM Lunch time concert. Pennington Gazebo in Town Park! 


6 Bonar Hall: 'Virtuoso Romantics II' 7 PM Chamber Music Festival 706-342-4743

7 Bonar Hall: 'Chopin & Paris' 12 PM Chamber Music Festival 706-324-4743

8 STMA: 'Blockbuster Audio' 7 PM Chamber Music Festival 706-342-4743

13  MMCC: 'Bringing Home Canadian Gold' @ 7:30pm-Chamber Music Festival 706-342-4743

14  MCAAM: Music in the Park 6pm-10pm 706-342-9191

14  MMFA: Birdhouse/Bird Art Contest-1 pm-4 pm 706-340-8395

14   African-American Museum Jazz. Fundraising event in Town Park. Featuring the 2nd To None Band and the 3x Jazz Band. Tickets required.

15 MMCC: 'String Divas' 7:30 PM Chamber Music Festival 706-342-4743

26 Town Park: 'Dixieland Jazz in the Park' 7:30-Chamber Music Festival 706-342-4743

29 MMCC: 'Slavonic Passion & Fire' 5pm-Chamber Music Festival 706-342-4743


 3  MMCC: Independence Day Picnic & Free Concert 7 pm- 706-342-4743

4   Bostwick Bar-B-Que. Downtown Bostwick.  www.bostwickga.com

25   Firefly Festival. Town Park. Family Night on Friday. Ticket includes all activities in the park.

26   Firefly Festival. Date Night! Twilight Concert & Dance featuring The Sounds of Motown Band. Picnics & coolers welcome on Saturday night.


23  14th Annual Festival of Friends  706-752-2237.


21   Fall Car Show. 706-474-1575. Vintage automobiles roll into town.

27-28   Cotton South Fine Arts Festival @ Harbor Club. 706-342-2050


4   10th Annual Downtown Chili Cook-off & Fall Festival. Sample a healthy mix of chili from amateurs and experts from around the southeast. Live entertainment, vendors, and chili make for a great day in Town Park. Free admission. 

11   Firefighters Fall 5K & 10K. An annual fall run through Madison's Historic District benefiting Madison's volunteer fire department. Registration required.

18    MMC: Greenprint Ramble. Tour western slice of Morgan County and explore the history of the families who lived in and built the communities of Rutledge, Dorsey, Fairplay, and Reese.at 2 pm. Supper at 5:30 pm at Ainslie's Ardenlea Farm - the site where General Slocum's Union troops camped on the March to the Sea 150 years ago.