How to celebrate 608 day in Madison, WI


Your City Editors, attempting a photoshoot in the iconic Madison wind. | Photo by 608today team

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Happy #608Day, Madison. Today, June 8 (6/08), is a day to appreciate everything that makes the 608 area code worth celebrating. DYK the area code was created in 1955 when it split from the 414 area code + covers Madison, Janesville, and La Crosse? Raise your hand if you rep your 608 phone number with pride. đź‘‹

Live it up with your favorite duck

The Madison Mallards are throwing out the first pitch at 6:08 p.m. tonight in honor of our city’s day. Watch the team take on the Lakeshore Chinooks + check out local artists with a $6.08 ticket.

Cheers to the local beer scene

Garth’s Brew Bar is serving up a limited-edition west coast style pale ale in collaboration with 608 Brewing, a La Crosse-based brewer. The American beer bar also has Door County Brewing Co., Oliphant Brewing, and Wonderstate nitro cold brew on tap.

Shop local + shop savvy

Hilldale is going all out for 608 day with everything from live music to in-store deals from all your favorite shops.

  • 608 Cabaret Series: Local singers raising money for their favorite nonprofits. View the schedule here.
  • Gigi’s Cupcakes: A sweet duo of a cupcake and cake pop for $6.08
  • Metcalfe’s: Rewards Members get $6.08 off a purchase of $30+
  • Farmer’s Market: Shop local produce and makers at the market from 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Instagrammable activities: 608 murals, face painting, and lawn games make for a perfect addition to the feed.

And for even more local shopping, Madison Magazine’s got 10+ businesses with 608 day deals.