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There's plenty going on in the Fox Cities every month of the year. The events calendar is packed with live Broadway Theater, art exhibits, family events, community festivals, or museum exhibits. Come see all that's happening!

If you are an event organizer and would like to submit information to our Events Calendar, please complete our event submission form.

Nearby CommunitiesThe Nearby Communities include the City of Seymour, the Towns of Freedom and Mackville and the Villages of Black Creek, Shiocton and Wrightstown. These communities are located outside of our Fox Cities, but offer many fun, family-friendly annual events.

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Play: The Golden Age of Toys

August 18, 2016 - August 31, 2018

11am-4pm Tuesday through Sunday

History Museum at the Castle
330 E. College Ave.
Appleton, WI 54911

Explore the history of classic and locally-made toys in a whimsical exhibit about the golden age of toys. Play offers children, parents, and grandparents an opportunity for intergenerational learning and fun!

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Asylum Out of the Shadows Exhibit

November 18, 2016 - June 03, 2018

Tuesday - Sunday 11am-4pm

History Museum at the Castle
330 E. College Ave.
Appleton, WI 54911

Features the history of the Outagamie County Asylum.
It focuses on the people who lived and worked at the facility.
The exhibit shows the evolution of mental health treatment going back more than a century.

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Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides

October 27, 2017 - May 31, 2018

Fridays- 5:30pm and 6:15pm
Saturdays- 5:30pm and 6:15pm
Sundays- 10:00am and 10:45am

Best Western Premier Bridgewood Resort Hotel
1000 Cameron Way
Neenah, Wisconsin 54956

Come enjoy a relaxing horse-drawn wagon ride around the Bridgewood Resort grounds and golf course every Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Cost is $10/person (children under 2 years are free)

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Spring Exhibitions - Wriston Art Galleries

March 29, 2018 - May 06, 2018

Tuesday-Friday 10am-4pm
Saturday-Sunday Noon-4pm

Wriston Art Center
613 E. College Ave.
Appleton, WI 54912-0599

Opening Reception & Lecture
Thursday, March 29 at 6:00 p.m.

Featuring 3 Exhibitions:
Art of the Book, Unto Itself: New work by Zina Mussman, and Anna Campbell: Apparatus for a Dream Sequence

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School of Rock

April 24, 2018 - April 29, 2018

April 24 - 27: 7:30 p.m.

April 28: 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

April 29: 1:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Fox Cities Performing Arts Center
400 W. College Ave.
Appleton, WI 54911

Based on the hit film, this hilarious new musical follows Dewey Finn, a wannabe rock star posing as a substitute teacher who turns a class of straight-A students into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band.

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Wisconsin Timber Rattlers Game - Umbrella Giveaway

April 27, 2018

Gates open at 5:00 and game begins at 6:35

Fox Cities Stadium
2400 N. Casaloma Dr.
Appleton, WI 54913

The first 1,000 fans will receive an Timber Rattlers umbrella; presented by ABT Foundation Solutions, Inc.  Kids Run the Bases after the game!

$3 Arty's Old Fashioned Friday!

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Guitar Restring and Recycle Event

April 27, 2018

10:00AM - 6:00PM

Heid Music
308 E College Ave
Appleton, WI 54911

Musicians can bring any old instrument strings for recycling and get their electric or acoustic guitars restrung with D’Addario NYXL or Nickel Bronze Acoustic strings. Old strings collected during the event will be recycled through Playback, D’Addario’s free, national recycling program.

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HATS OFF! 2018 Awards and Recognition Event.

April 27, 2018


Radisson Paper Valley Hotel & Conference Center
333 W. College Ave.
Appleton, WI 54911

B.A.B.E.S., Inc. Lip Sync Challenge and the HATS OFF! 2018 Awards and Recognition Event.
Reception & Raffle Tickets for Valuable Prizes
Heavy Hors ‘d oeuvres Buffet, Cupcake Challenge and Live Auction.
$75/person or $450 for a table of 8. Seating limited! Reserve today!

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Bowl for Kids' Sake

April 27, 2018 - April 28, 2018

April 27th: 6:00 - 8:00 PM

April 28th: 1:00 - 3:00 PM

Sabre Lanes
1330 Midway Rd
Menasha, WI 54952

Bowl for Kids’ Sake is Big Brothers Big Sisters’ signature fundraiser where each year hundreds of people in our community come together to have fun and raise money to support BBBS as we change how children grow up!
Please contact us if you'd like to volunteer for the event.

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Wisconsin Timber Rattlers: Caillou Appearance

April 28, 2018 - April 29, 2018

Gates open at 11:30 and first pitch is 1:05 (both days)

Fox Cities Stadium
2400 N. Casaloma Dr.
Appleton, WI 54913

Caillou from PBS Kids will be here for two days to say hi and take pictures! Saturday is also Yooper Day and Sunday is Girls Scout Day and a Domingo Santana Bobblehead giveaway for the first 1,000 fans.

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Fox Cities Visitor Guide

Fox Cities Visitor Center

3433 W. College Avenue, Appleton, WI 54914


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