Back by popular demand, Bazaar After Dark will be returning for a second time on April 29 for a night of offbeat art, intriguing performances and delicious food. The spring festival will be held on Second and Third Streets in downtown Kaukauna and will run from 5 to 10 p.m. Bazaar After Dark is a dog-friendly nighttime festival highlighting local artists, vendors, performers and small business owners.
Visitors can expect more than 100 vendors along with live on-stage music by The Traveling Suitcase and a drum circle from the Fox Valley Symphony Orchestra to name a few, body painters, fire entertainment, hula-hoopers and the creation of a public mural. The event is hosted by Pulse Young Professionals Network in partnership with the City of Kaukauna, the Heart of the Valley Chamber of Commerce and Habitat for Humanity’s Rock the Block.
Adrienne Palm, director of Pulse, a program of the Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce, is most excited about creating the same energy in Kaukauna as last September’s inaugural Bazaar on Wisconsin Avenue in Appleton. “The magic of the night coming together is always really exciting, it’s an opportunity to learn about the community we live in. It makes me more connected to the Fox Cities as a whole,” Palm says.
The mission behind Bazaar After Dark is to revitalize hidden corners of the Fox Cities that possess potential, but are in need of foot traffic. Kaukauna’s historic downtown district is home to many great businesses, but also has some vacancies, Palm says. “The whole concept behind Bazaar After Dark is to bring some attention and vitality to parts of town that may be overlooked,” Palm says. Rock the Block, Habitat for Humanity’s neighborhood revitalization program, will team up with Pulse to help revamp both the commercial and residential areas near Second and Third Streets.
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