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The Edgewater is abuzz with activity all year long – whether it is a live music concert series in the summer months, or open ice skating on The Edgewater Ice Rink in the winter months. View our in-house events below and click through to learn more about each one. We are excited to be Madison’s place for entertainment, for community events, for live music, for Badger fun and so much more. We hope you join us, every time, and experience The Edgewater for yourself!

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4th Annual Kentucky Derby Party

May 4, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Save This Derby Date!!

Join us May 4th on The Grand Plaza at The Edgewater for Madison’s 4th Annual Kentucky Derby Party, sponsored by Maker’s Mark and benefiting Community Around the Children’s Hospital (CATCH).

The outdoor event will feature Madison favorite The Big Payback and our video wall will have a live broadcast of the 145th Kentucky Derby. Put on your Derby best and snap a few party pics on our red-carpet step-and-repeat. Sip on Mint Juleps, Basil Bourbon Lemonades, Kentucky Mules, beer samples and nosh on great derby inspired fare.

Derby attire is not required, but certainly encouraged as we continue our tradition of best hat and best dressed competitions at this year’s celebration. Don’t miss the ‘Pick Your Pony’ competition for a chance to win Milwaukee Brewer tickets, a custom Basil Hayden golf bag, or Grand Prize, a Shinola Detroit Arrow bike! So grab your seersucker blazer and  best brimmed hat and join us on the infield for Madison’s best derby party!

No reservations required, event free and open to the public. 

Community Around the Children’s Hospital (CATCH) is a membership-based group of professionals and local advocates making a difference in children’s lives. They dedicate their time, talents and energy to collaborate, engage and support the American Family Children’s Hospital (AFCH). Please join us in supporting CATCH. Visit to learn more.


May 4, 2019
2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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The Edgewater
1001 Wisconsin Place
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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