Madison’s Brat Fest isn’t just an over-indulgent weekend to stuff your face with brats of every size, shape and flavor. Activities range from a sack race for kids and a climbing wall to a brat toss and fireworks. All four days will feature live music from artists such as Ryan Corn, the Madison Jazz Orchestra and Emperors and Elephants. Brat Fest will also partner with The Compassion Experience, an interactive exhibit that offers an immersive look at what it’s like to live in poverty.
May 27 to May 30 at the Alliant Energy Center, Madison. Free. bratfest.com.