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September Festivals


While many may view Labor Day weekend as the unofficial end of summer, September in the Fox Cities is full of summer-like festivals and events that keep the fun going!

Fox Jazz Fest - Kick off the month with great music on Labor Day weekend, September 2 & 3. This is a free, 2-day festival held at Jefferson Park in Menasha featuring music from local, regional and national jazz artists.


Seafood Fest - September 8 & 9 also held at Jefferson Park in Menasha. This legendary event is a fundraiser for several local Rotary clubs. Lobster and salmon plated dinners, live music both nights, Fox Valley Food Truck Rally and fireworks Saturday at dusk. Fun for the whole family!


Hortonville Oktoberfest – September 16 at Alonzo Park in Hortonville. Join their celebration of the harvest season with live music, food, German beers, local craft vendors, Great Harvest Pie Bake-off, apple pie eating contest, kid’s activities, pumpkin train and more!


Bazaar After Dark – September 20 on Wisconsin Ave in Appleton. This special night market will feature live music, art vendors, food truck rally, family activities and some fun quirky surprises.


The Fox Cities Marathon - September 16 through 18, UW Fox Valley Campus. Not just for racers, this event is great for spectators too! The Guardian Kids Run & the Kimberly Clark Diaper Dash & Toddler Trot take place at the Fox Cities Stadium.  A 5k course starts and finishes at Riverside Park in Neenah on Saturday.  The main marathon, half-marathon and relay races start at UW Fox Valley and finish at Riverside Park. If you're not a runner, not a problem! There's plenty of fun to be had by spectators with the Network Health, Health & Wellness Expo and live music and DJ’s along the entire course.


Lions Tail Brewing Co. Oktoberfest – September 22-23 at Lion’s Tail Brewing Company in Neenah. The festival will feature live music, festival games, fall favorite food from local restaurants, a variety of German-style draught beers and Lions Tail’s very own Oktoberfest Marzen Lager.


License to Cruise & Octoberfest – The biggest “fest” of all, wraps up the September fun on the 29th -30th. This community-driven festival provides family-friendly events for all ages while raising funds for more than 100 local nonprofit organizations. License to Cruise happens Friday evening with more than 400 classic cars on display lining up and down College Ave. The fun continues Saturday from 9am-6pm with 100+ food booths, live music and arts & crafts.

These signature festivals plus many other events make September a great time to #ExlporeFoxCities! Plan your visit today!

FOr A full list of more area events CLICK HERE




Posted on August 23, 2017 at 10:13

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