Summer weather is here, so that means it’s time to get out and enjoy all that Fitchburg has to offer. Centrally located in southern Wisconsin, Fitchburg is an easily accessible summer getaway destination that’s home to great biking, tasty restaurants, fun events and so much more.
Here are four things to add to your to-do list for your next summer getaway to Fitchburg:
Grab a Bite
When you’re headed to Fitchburg, be sure to pack your appetite. The city is home to dozens of delicious places to find a snack, a sit-down dinner and everything in between. Need some more suggestions? Take a look at these helpful guides:
In the mood for fresh food? Fitchburg’s farmers market runs from 3 to 6pm every Thursday in the summer at the Agora Pavilion. Shoppers will find everything from fruits and veggies to flowers and baked goods sold by more than two dozen vendors from across southern Wisconsin.
Sip Back and Relax
If you’re looking for a happy hour spot, head to Yahara Bay Distillery, which offers $3 cocktails from 4 to 6pm on Thursdays and Fridays. The distillery’s Public House is open from 4 to 10pm Thursdays and Fridays and 11am to 10pm Saturdays, with live music on Friday nights. You can also schedule a tasting tour for the full experience.
One of the newer additions to the Madison area’s craft beer scene, Delta Beer Lab has become a popular spot among beer lovers. Stop by their tap room to sample their latest creations or join one of the brewery’s running or biking groups to combine a little activity with your ales.
Fitchburg serves as the cycling hub for exploring Madison and south-central Wisconsin, allowing riders to pedal some of the best bike trails in the state. Designated as a Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists, Fitchburg offers access to fantastic trails, including the Badger State Trail, the Capital City State Trail and the Military Ridge State Trail.
Once a month in the summer, McKee Farms Park hosts a live music series called Concerts at McKee. On the third Monday of June, July and August, crowds bring their blankets and chairs and settle in for a beautiful evening of live music. Bring a picnic basket and bottle of wine or grab a bite and a drink from the food and drink vendors on-site. There’s one more concert left this season—Orquesta Salsoul brings their Latin-Soul music to McKee on August 19. Learn more about Concerts at McKee here.
Celebrating its 11th year in 2019, the Agora Art Fair draws thousands of people to the Agora campus every August to peruse works from dozens of local and state artists. There are also plenty of activities on tap, including a hands-on art experience and a Children’s Art Yard. Local restaurants and vendors will also be on hand selling food and refreshments. This year’s Agora Art Fair takes place August 17. Learn more about the fair here.