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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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Searching for Excellence

September 09, 2017 - February 11, 2018

Monday Closed
Tuesday 10AM–4:30PM
Wednesday 10AM–4:30PM
Thursday 10AM–4:30PM
Friday 10AM–4:30PM
Saturday 10AM–4:30PM
Sunday 1–4:30PM

Bergstrom Mahler Museum of Glass
165 N. Park Ave.
Neenah, WI 54956

Searching for Excellence an exhibit exploring how collectors assist museums with building collections. See work by Dale Chihuly, Paul Stankard, Lino Tagliapietra and many more contemporary artists. Free admission for everyone always.

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Square Dancing for Fitness, Fun and Friendship

September 10, 2017 - January 21, 2018

5 p.m. - 7 p.m. for September 10 and 17

6 p.m. - 7 p.m. each Sunday afterwards

Community Care Center
3375 W. Brewster
Appleton, WI 54914

Learn to dance, get some exercise and have fun with the Romeos and Calicos Square Dance Club every Sunday this Fall and Winter.

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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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Fox Valley Chorus Open House

November 07, 2017 - December 05, 2017


Grace Lutheran Church
900 N Mason Street
Appleton, WI 54911

Learn the basics of 4 part acapella harmony with the Fox Valley Chorus of Sweet Adelines! The chorus is offering the unique opportunity to sample our hobby with no obligation. A series of five Tuesday evening classes begins November 7th culimantes with a performance on Saturday Dec 9th at 2pm & 7pm

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Frosty Forest Scavenger Hunt

November 10, 2017 - December 23, 2017

Thursdays - 4-8pm
Friday-Sunday - 11am-2pm

*Special hours on November 10th for Light-Up Night 4-7pm

Houdini Plaza
111 W. College Avenue
Appleton, WI 54911

Visit the 3rd floor of the museum for the Frosty Forest Holiday Scavenger Hunt for kids!

Admission is $5/child
Adults and children under 2 are free.

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Santa at the Fox River Mall

November 12, 2017 - December 24, 2017

Monday – Saturday: Noon–8pm
Sunday: 11am-6pm
Special Hours:
12/16 – 12/23: 9am–9pm
12/18: 9am–8pm
Christmas Eve: 8am-6pm (Break: 12:30pm – 1:30pm)
*Santa may take occasional breaks to feed the reindeer.
Photos with Santa is sponsored by Crazy 8 and Tiny Prints.

Fox River Mall
4301 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Appleton, WI 54913

Make a reservation to see Santa and spend less time in line. Plus, save 30% on your photos by pre-ordering a package online. Visit before December 9 to save an extra $5.
Receive a coupon for $30 to spend towards Tiny Prints. Visit the Santa photo checkout area for details. See terms and conditions.

Reservations and photo purchases are not required to visit Santa.

Pet Night with Santa
NOW - DEC 12 Monday evenings

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Rhythms & Brews at Riverview Gardens

November 22, 2017


Wednesdays: November 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29, December 6, 13, 20, 27, January 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, February 7, 14, 21, 28, March 7, 14, 21, 28, April 4, 11, 18, 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23

Stone Arch at Riverview Gardens
1101 S. Oneida St.
Appleton, WI 54914

Mile of Music, along with Stone Arch Brew House present Rhythms & Brews at Riverview Gardens, a FREE mid-week concert series, featuring popular artists from past Mile of Music Festivals, sprinkled with a few acts you don't know, but you should!

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The Rich Guzzi Comedy Hypnosis Show

November 22, 2017

Nov. 22, 2017 - 8:00pm
Nov. 24, 2017 -8:00pm
Nov. 25, 2017 - 7:30pm and 10:00pm

Starlite Club
W2091 County Road JJ
Kaukauna, WI 54310

THE RICH GUZZI COMEDY HYPNOSIS SHOW is back at the Starlite Club. Start this holiday season with a good time and gather your friends and family and come on down for this fun show! It’s will be a night you won’t soon forget.

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Fox Cities Visitor Guide

Fox Cities Visitor Center

3433 W. College Avenue, Appleton, WI 54914


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