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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 - September 30, 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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Rhythms & Brews at Riverview Gardens

January 11, 2017 - May 24, 2017

Wednesday Evenings
Doors open 6:15pm
Music at 7pm

Riverview Gardens
1101 S Oneida Street
Appleton, WI 54915

A new weekly music series showcasing top national, regional and state touring artists performing their handcrafted songs and sharing stories from the road in an intimate, music-first setting for FREE!

Stone Arch Brew House and Mile of Music have teamed up to bring you a NEW mid-week concert series featuring a combination of new music AND new beer, as Stone Arch Brew House will feature an exclusive small-batch brew each week made especially for the series!

Rhythms & Brews begins Wednesday, November 9 and runs each Wednesday throughout the winter and spring. Join us for a night of great, original music and handcrafted brews. The music is FREE, with a paid VIP option available. Check website for details and upcoming artists.

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Winter Term Exhibitions

January 13, 2017 - March 12, 2017

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

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

Dreams of the Floating World: 15 Views of Tokugawa Japan
The Fine Print: Women Artists in the Dr. Robert Dickens ’63 Collection of Contemporary Art
Lawrence University Studio Art Faculty Exhibition

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Monday Morning Matinee

February 20, 2017


Appleton Public Library
225 N. Oneida St.
Appleton, WI 54911

Featuring Wild Hearts Can't be Broken. Rated G. Refreshments served. Free admission.

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Studio Art Class: Found Object Treasure Bracelet (ages 15+)

February 21, 2017


Trout Museum of Art, The
111 W. College Ave.
Appleton, WI 54911

February 21, 2017, 6:00-9:00pm (1 session)

Bring your buttons, charms, zipper pulls, nuts or washers, and gizmos, and learn several ways to combine them with colorful beads to create your one-of-a-kind heirloom bracelet. Skill level: All

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Scheels Shop With A Doc

February 23, 2017


4301 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Appleton, WI 54913

Dr. Tougas & Dr. Schinke will be meeting with attendees to review your foot structure & recommend a shoe type that would be best for you. All registered attendees will also receive a great gift bag & special promotions. Please register by calling (920)731-1999 or email office@newfootandankle.com

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Phillip-Michael Scales at Stone Arch Brew House

February 23, 2017


Stone Arch Brew House
Appleton, WI 54919

Chicago's Phillip-Michael Scales is a gifted songwriter who happens to be the nephew of BB King. His sound fits snuggly between folk and soul; demonstrating his knack for thoughtful, catchy melodies. It's no surprise in 2013, he won an International Songwriting Award.

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I AND YOU by Lauren Gunderson

February 23, 2017 - February 25, 2017

7pm Thursday and Friday
2pm Saturday

UW Fox Valley Theater
1478 Midway Rd.
Menasha, WI 54952

Anthony arrives unexpectedly at classmate Caroline's door bearing a beat-up copy of Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass, an urgent assignment from their English teacher.As these two let down their guards and share their secrets, this seemingly mundane poetry project unlocks a much deeper mystery.

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Candlelight Ski and Snowshoe

February 24, 2017


Gordon Bubolz Nature Preserve
4815 N. Lynndale Dr.
Appleton, WI 54913

Enjoy the preserve’s 1 mile snowshoe or 1.5 mile ski trail illuminated by candles and moonlight. Normal trail and rental fees apply.

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Fox Cities Visitor Guide

Fox Cities Visitor Center

3433 W. College Avenue, Appleton, WI 54914


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