Memorial Day Weekend in the Fox Cities

The sun will be shining, businesses are open, and there is fun to be had this Memorial Day weekend in the Fox Cities. Plan your adventures, and stay healthy during your travels here, with these ideas.

Riverside Park, Neenah


Parks, playgrounds, and greenspaces abound in the Fox Cities, and after being partially closed during COVID19, you can now enjoy them this weekend.

Blast off at the famed "rocket park" at Riverside Park in Neenah.

Venture out onto the dock at Lutz Park in Appleton.

Head west to explore a seven-acres woods, see a prairie restoration area, and get some playground time in at Lions Park in Greenville.

Little Lake Butte des Morts, Fox Crossing


We love our waterways and know you will too. Built along the Fox River and Lake Winnebago, you can kayak, boat, sail, fish, and simply enjoy the serenity and fun to be had on and along the water in the Fox Cities.

Reel in a catch on the shoreline at Fritse Park in Fox Crossing.

Launch your boat and head out for a day on Lake Winnebago at Jefferson Park in Menasha.

Put in your kayak and paddle along the shoreline at Telulah Park in Appleton.

Dine along the water at Pullmans at Trolley Square on the Appleton waterfront.

Catch the sunset while overlooking Lake Winnebago at High Cliff State Park.

Heckrodt Wetland Reserve, Menasha

Nature Preserves

Gordon Bubolz Nature Preserve, Heckrodt Wetland Reserve, and 1000 Islands Environmental Center each offer a unique outdoor and natural spots to explore in the Fox Cities, at no cost to you. With miles of trails and ample wildlife viewing opportunities, check out one of these (or all three) natural areas this weekend.

Looking for other trails and places to explore outdoors? Click here for more.

Mulberry Lane Farm

Golf Courses, Farms, Shops, and More Places to Explore

Milk a cow, hold kittens, take a hayride, and more family-friendly farm activities at at Mulberry Lane Farm. The petting farm/zoo opens this Memorial Day weekend.

Golf courses opened weeks ago, and now, mini golf at Badger Sports Park is back too.

Stroll the shops in downtown Neenah, downtown Appleton, Fox River Mall, and other stores throughout the Fox Cities.

Enjoy the weather and dine on a restaurant or bar patio, or pick up takeout and enjoy a picnic at a local park or back at home.

Pullmans on Trolley Square, Appleton

Even with COVID19 government restrictions lifted, please adhere and respect the health guidelines and precautions of individual businesses and attractions. For more information on how to travel well while in the Fox Cities, click here. Together, we can enjoy our beautiful region, support local businesses, and make memories while staying well.

Subscribe to our E- Newsletter