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Events

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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Celebrating Picasso: Photographs by David Douglas Duncan

March 01, 2017 - April 30, 2017

Tuesday-Saturday: 10am-4pm
Thursdays: Open until 8pm (except during special events)
Sundays: Noon-4pm

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

The Trout Museum of Art is pleased to present Celebrating Picasso: Photographs by David Douglas Ducan. The photographs in this exhibition are drawn from Duncan’s generous recent gift of 161 Inkjet prints (printed in 2013) of key Pablo Picasso images to The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.

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Ann Herzog Wright: The Artist's View

March 02, 2017 - June 25, 2017

Sunday: Noon-4pm

Tuesday-Saturday: 10am-4pm

Thursday: Open until 8pm, except during special events

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

From sculptures and watercolor to hand-colored etchings and pastel, The Artist's View features artwork by Ann Herzog Wright. The works in the exhibit are tied together by the theme of the simple things, including landscapes, birds, cows and other elements in nature. 

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Family Swim

March 18, 2017 - June 11, 2017

12pm-1:30pm


Swimtastic Swim School
1420 University Drive
Menasha, WI 54952

Every Saturday & Sunday March 18- June 11. Swimtastic Swim School's Family Swim is entertainment for the whole family! Get wet under our palm tree shower, relax in our 90-degree pool, and have a blast going down our water slide! It is summer year around at Swimtastic!

$27/family or $10/person.
New clients call today for a FREE one-time Family Swim Pass!

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NanoDays

March 24, 2017 - April 01, 2017

NanoDays activities are available during regular Discovery Center business hours.

Paper Discovery Center
425 W. Water St.
Appleton, WI 54911

Understand nanoscale science and technology through hands-on activities and experiments. Try the Mitten Challenge, test your sense of smell as you detect nano-sized molecules of scent, and create a sample of the world’s thinnest material. NanoDays is included with your regular museum admission.

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Connect to Courage

March 28, 2017

1:30 PM - 9:00 PM

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

This event is free and open to the public! Join us as we raise awareness and learn about the plight and challenges of our veterans. Find resources and educational tools to assist veterans, their families, and our community. Join us for all or part of the day!1:30pm – 7:30pm - Resource Fair 50 booths

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Rhythms & Brews at Riverview Gardens - Johnny & Molly of Communist Daughter

March 29, 2017

Doors open 7pm
Music at 7:30-9pm

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 (information coming soon!).

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The Slocan Ramblers

March 31, 2017

7:30pm

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

The Slocan Ramblers are Canada’s young bluegrass band to watch. Rooted in the tradition, fearlessly creative, and possessing a bold, dynamic sound, the Slocan Ramblers have quickly become a leading light of Canada’s roots music scene.

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April Fools 5k Run/Walk

March 31, 2017

6pm



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Please join us on Friday March 31st for our night Superhero run at 6pm!! Race & costume awards, family activists & post race buffet all take place inside Appleton North H.S. We then finish at The Stoneyard for our post-race adult party with the band RPM!

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Fox Cities Visitor Guide

Fox Cities Visitor Center

3433 W. College Avenue, Appleton, WI 54914

800-236-6673

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