Overview of Annual & Special Events
Businesses and nonprofits join GWABA to reach new customers, advocate for issues important to their business, and network with other business owners to build a thriving, diverse community through a variety of annual and special events.
Taste of Willy Street (Spring)
2016 marked its 26th year – this delicious annual fundraiser helps support Common Wealth’s Youth Programs to provide disadvantaged youth in the Greater Madison community with employment and financial education, job placements and mentoring. Check out photos from previous events on our GWABA Facebook Page!
Central Park Sessions (Summer)
GWABA is pleased to help support Central Park Sessions, a fabulous, free summertime concert series. Central Park Sessions bring our business and residential communities together to raise funds for local nonprofits while celebrating music from around the world. In 2014 we raised $17,000 for local nonprofits! Learn more about the exciting Central Park Sessions 2017 lineup...
Annual Membership Luncheon (Fall)
GWABA members gather each fall to enjoy a complimentary annual luncheon at Eldorado Grill to share the exciting new developments going on in the neighborhood and learn from some of our local leading experts on topics like social media.
Willy Wonderland Walk (Winter)
Escape the cold and embrace the holidays "Willy Style"...with an evening of music, treats, drinks, deals, food and more. Just follow the luminaries as you stroll from one participating business to the next. Stay tuned for all of the juicy details regarding what will be offered at each destination.
Mayoral Candidate Forum
In Spring of 2015, GWABA hosted a Mayoral Candidate Forum to find out if the candidates were aligned with members' business goals and priorities.