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The last month of summer is here but there's still plenty of fun to be had!
With fall approaching, it's time to make the most of the final days of summer! This guide has a variety of outdoor activities to enjoy through August and September! Check out our events page for an up-to-date calendar on what's going on in the Fox Cities!
Mulberry Lane Country Breeze Farm Tours
Head out to Mulberry Lane Farm for a fun farm tour. Ride a pony, take a hayride and learn to milk a cow! Enjoy the farm as you learn things you never knew about farm animals including cows, pigs, goats, sheep, chickens, rabbits, geese, donkeys and more! Touch, feed and experience these incredible animals close up!
Summer Concert Series
You can find weekly outdoor summer concerts all over the Fox Cities. Afternoon to evening you can enjoy live music anytime!
Lunchtime Live - Houdini Plaza, Appleton – Every Thursday: 11:30am-1:00pm
Heid Music Summer Concert Series - Houdini Plaza, Appleton – Every Thursday: 5:30pm-8:00pm
Out to Lunch Concert Series - Shattuck Park, Neenah – Every Thursday: 11:30am-1:00pm
Evening Concert Series - Shattuck Park, Neenah – Every Wednesday: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Riverheath Summer Concert Series - Riverheath, Appleton - Saturday, Sept 21: 6:30pm-9:30pm
Concerts in the Courtyard - Red Lion Paper Valley Hotel, Appleton – Every Wednesday: 5:30-7:30pm
Catch a Timber Rattlers Game
Still time to get out to the ballpark for some good ol' fashion baseball fun! The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers are the single 'A' affiliate team for the Milwaukee Brewers. Complete with fan games, kids activities, theme nights, great food and fireworks, you're sure to have a good time! Get your tickets soon because the last home game is August 30th! Click here to view the August schedule.
Fox Valley Food Truck Rally
The last two food truck rally's are at Pierce Park (Appleton) on August 22nd and Jefferson Park (Menasha) on September 14th. You’ll find a collaboration of local food trucks all from the Fox Cities, with 10-12 trucks at each rally offering a variety of foods and beverages! Food truck rally’s will also be present at other various events throughout the area during fall months.
Free Yoga in the Park
There's only a few more free yoga classes at City Park in Appleton! This 60-minute class is held every Wednesday at 6:00 pm by Lisa Kramer from Empower Yoga. Just bring a yoga mat or beach towel and reduce your stress!
Waterboard Warriors Water Ski Shows
The Waterboard Warriors are a competitive, entertaining, family-oriented team that performs water ski shows throughout the summer at Mueller Park in Wrightstown, just north of the Fox Cities area. Shows include high-speed barefooting, water skiing, jumps, pyramids and acting! They have upcoming shows on August 13th, 15th, 20th, 22nd, and 27th.
Get on the Water
With access to the Fox River, Lake Winnebago and Little lake Butt des Morts, there's plenty of opportunity to get out on the water for some fun. The Recyclist, located in Kaukauna, offers kayak and SUP rentals available. If you're looking for a guided boat ride, check out Fox River Tours in Riverheath. Otherwise, you can rent for the day and head out on your own!
Hit the Trails
The Fox Cities is home to over 100 miles of hiking, biking and walking trails. There's options for any skill level and all abilities. Click here for a full list of our trails or stop by our visitor center for trails map of the area!
Public Swimming Pools & Beaches
Hit the water for some fun the summer sun! Click Here for details
Jefferson Park Pool - Last Day: August 16th
Sunset Beach- Last Day: August 18th
Mead Pool - Last Day: August 23rd
Doyle Pool - Last Day: August 24th
Kaukauna Pool - Last Day: August 25th
Erb Pool - Last Day: August 25th
Doggie Day at the Pool - Bring your dog to Mead Pool on August 24th!
Visit Our Farm Markets
The Fox Cities is fortunate enough to have multiple farm markets throughout our 19 communities. With many of them happening on different days, there's plenty of options to find great local goods and produce.
Downtown Appleton Farm Market
Last market - October 26th
Neenah Farmer's Market
Last market - October 19th
Downtown Kaukauna Farmer's Market
Last market - October 12th
Greenville Farmer's Market
Wednesdays: 3:00pm - 7:00pm
Last market - October 9th
Menasha Fresh Farm Market
Last market - October 24th