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Events

Lunch Break Hustle 

Use your noon hour to the fullest at these events  Lunchtime Live! Concerts August 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29  Enjoy acoustic music by local musicians on your lunch hour! Bring your lunch, grab takeout from a downtown restaurant or purchase on-site from local vendors. Some seating is available in the plaza or bring your READ MORE

Four Great Walks

Enjoy the great outdoors at these events Pages in the Park August 6 Enjoy a self-led story walk in the woods. Pages from a delightful picture book will be stationed along the stroller-friendly path to read together as you enjoy the beauty of nature. A craft related to the story will be available in the READ MORE

ARTicipation Week

Downtown Waupaca comes alive with art during ARTicipation Week, a week-long celebration of creativity from August 11–17. ARTicipation Week is presented by the Waupaca Community Arts Board (WCAB) and features daily events with local artists, workshops, presentations, projects, live music and more. Events throughout the week include the annual street dance on August 16 with READ MORE

Must-See Music

Don’t miss these warm weather concert events  Heid Music Summer Concert Series May 30-August 29 Move, groove and relax to the rhythm of the region’s hottest live bands during free concerts every Thursday. No concert July 4. 5:30-8:30pm. Houdini Plaza, Appleton. 954-9112. Lunchtime Live! Concerts May 30-August 29 Enjoy free live music during your lunch break! READ MORE

Parade of Homes Virtual Tours

The Home Builders Association of the Fox Cities (HBA Fox Cities) is launching a virtual Parade of Homes on June 10.  “This is a virtual online event where consumers will be able to do walkthrough tours of properties from the comfort of their own home,” says HBA Fox Cities Director of Marketing and Business Development READ MORE

Exhibit Focus: Butterflies & Blooms

Posted on Jun. 4, 2019 by Jacob Biese

Immerse yourself in a world of butterfly wonder at Green Bay Botanical Garden’s new “Butterflies & Blooms” exhibit. Open since June 1, an 1,800-square-foot mesh house will hold close to 500 butterflies on any given day. Over the course of the summer there will be a whopping 2,200 different species of butterflies on view. Visitors READ MORE

Loop the Lake Earth Day Hike

Sierra Club Fox Valley Group’s Loop the Lake Earth Day Hike on April 20 is a fun way to get your fitness on, enjoy nature and learn more local businesses and environmental groups in the Fox Valley. The 3.5-mile hike takes advantage of last year’s Loop the Lake project which built a trail around scenic READ MORE

Fox Cities Reads

Posted on Apr. 2, 2019 by Cody Wiesner

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Matthew Desmond will make his way to the Fox Cities on April 11 and 12 to share his experiences with homelessness, poverty and the affordable housing debate during this month’s Fox Cities Reads panel hosted by the Fox Cities Book Festival. The presentation will focus on Desmond’s New York Times nonfiction Bestseller READ MORE

Essence of Human Experience

The Aylward Gallery’s latest art exhibit captures the life and artistic legacy of prolific Wisconsin painter, ceramicist and UW-Milwaukee art professor Adolph Rosenblatt, who passed away in 2017. Rosenblatt was best at capturing humanity at specific historical moments in ways that are simultaneously ordinary and extraordinary. In the sculpture “Arafat No Hitter,” he recreated the READ MORE