If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to get a sense of things happening in Madison, Facebook Groups are a great start. Here are some of our particular favorites, though it’s far from a comprehensive area list so we encourage you to do some exploring of your own. (And don’t worry: none of these are buy/sell/trade groups.)
I Love Madison – We HAD to begin with this one, of course! There’s an assortment of anecdotes about people’s experience of moving to Madison and getting connected, as well as photos of area sights, lists of events & places, and The Game of Magnets. https://www.facebook.com/groups/ilovemadison/
Historic Madison WI Photo – This group is an active community that shares historic Madison photographs and welcomes input from knowledgeable sources. All are invited to explore the archive as well as submit photos, articles, recollections and join in the discussion. https://www.facebook.com/groups/159700503902/about/
Tuesdays Together – Madison, WI – This society of creative area entrepreneurs gathers on the second Tuesday of every month “in the spirit of Community over Competition”, and its Facebook group aims to give all creatives a daily place to check in with colleagues, participate in group discussion, ask questions, and seek positive support. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1587662494824225/
Madison Dog Lovers – If you’ve got dogs (or a passion for them), this is the group for you! You can swap stories with other Madison-area dog-lovers, meet up with your pups, find out about dog-friendly events, or get involved with dog-rescue nonprofits and fundraisers.
Hike it Baby Madison WI – The local chapter of the international non-profit dedicated to encouraging families with children birth to school-age to get outside and connect with nature. Group members can find (or even host) area hikes with other families. https://www.facebook.com/groups/hikeitbabymadison/
Boss Mom – If you’re a professional mom looking to find other moms who get the challenge of juggling family and work, Boss Mom is the place for you. This group offers a place for celebration, encouragement, and even the occasional meet-up with other Boss Moms and their kids. https://www.facebook.com/groups/293426321074605/
Madison Area Vegans – Describing itself as “your lifeboat in a midwestern sea of cheese”, this group welcomes all Madison-area folks interested in veganism, regardless of their current diet. Posts are specific to Madison. https://www.facebook.com/groups/madcityvegans/
Volleyball – Madison, WI – For all you volleyball devotees out there, here’s your way to get connected to other area players. You can join or build a team, find a sub, or show you’re available to sub. https://www.facebook.com/groups/55125914663/about/
Whatever your interests are, you’re sure to find other people in Madison who share them. So go ahead: indulge in a little Facebook-scrolling and get connected to some groups in this thriving community!
Do you know of one that we left out? Please comment below so we can update this list.