The 42nd Annual Willy Street Fair

Saturday, September 14, 2019 | 2:00 to 10:00
Sunday, September 15, 2019 | 11:00 to 7:00

Benefitting the work of Wil-Mar Neighborhood Center and Common Wealth Development.

Raffle drawing: Sunday, September 15 at 6:30 pm, Third Lake Market lot, 944 Williamson Street in Madison. A complete listing of prizes will become available in August 2019. For a complete listing of last year’s raffle prizes, click here. Purchase tickets at Common Wealth Development, 1501 Williamson St. between 9:00 and 5:00 M-F or at our booth at the Willy Street Fair.

Willy Street Fair Parade: Sunday, September 15th at 11:00 am from Prism.

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2019 information will become available soon. In the meantime, here is the 2018 line-up!

Saturday, September 15  |  2:00 pm to 9:00 pm, 900/1000 block of Williamson Street


Madison World Music Festival presents:

2:00              Tani Diakite and the Afrofunkstars  (Mali/Madison)

4:00              Aynur (Turkey)

5:45              La Misa Negra (Latin America)

7:45              Gili Yalo  (Isreal/Ethiopia)



Madison Sourdough presents:

2:00              Robert J

3:30              Josh Harty and Blake Thomas

5:00              Peter & Lou Berryman

Produced by Madison Folk Music Society



MadCat Pet Supply presents:

4:00              Berndt (Twin Cities)

6:00              Byron The Aquarius (San Francisco)

8:00              Jon Hester (Berlin)

Produced by: Madison Music Review, Foshizzle Family, & Prognition Productions


Sunday, September 16  |  11:00 am to 7:00 pm
800, 900 and 1000 blocks of Williamson Street

Willy Street Fair parade starts at 11:00 am at Plan B. Line up along Willy Street to see! Sponsored by Heartland Credit Union & GWABA



1:00              Get Back Wisconsin

2:30              WheelHouse

4:00              Safety Squad

5:45              The Kissers

Sponsored by:  MG & E, Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream, Plan B, and the Willy Street Co-op.



Madison Sourdough presents:

12:00           Common Chord

2:00             Kendra Swanson

3:30             Ken Lonnquist

5:00             The North Code

Produced by: Madison Folk Music Society


Presented by: Tone Madison

Noon            Yid Vicious

1:00              Scottish and English Folk Dancing

2:30              Saint Saunter

4:00              Cap Alan

5:00              Cop Circles

6:00              His & Her Vanities



Coming soon!



Noon           Gender Confetti

1:10              Straka & Sphynx

2:20              Bird’s Eye

3:30              Los Meskales

4:40              The Grovelers (Milwaukee)

5:50              The Bad Companions (Minneapolis)


The Willy Street Fair is sponsored by: Aprilaire, Chocolate Shoppe, CMI Management LLC, Dane County Airport, GWABA, Heartland Credit Union, Just Coffee, Lakepoint Realty, Lauer Realty Group, Mad Cat Pet Supplies, Madison Folk Music Society, Madison Sourdough, Madison World Music Festival, MG&E, Mother Fool’s, Pines Bach LLC, Plan B, RP’s Pasta, Union Cab, Waunakee Remodeling, Wegner CPAs, Willy Street Co-op, and Wisconsin Union Theater. THANK YOU!

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2018 WSF Poster (.PDF 10MB)
Download WSF Parade map (.PDF)
Watch videos from the 2016 Willy Street Fair Parade!
“There is something marvelous and dreamlike about the Willy Street Fair— for the make-believe seems real.”Isthmus
“A hip dose of Madison.”Chicago Tribune
“Children…traipse about happy, in an environment of camaraderie and splendor, removed from the digital grind of video games and the judgment of schoolyard bullies. They can be who they want to be and indulge in the imagination.”Isthmus

Did you know?

The Willy Street Fair generates tens of thousands of dollars to support programming at Common Wealth and the Wil-Mar Neighborhood Center.

Contact us

To learn more about the Willy Street Fair and how it helps fund our programs, please email