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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. 👋

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.