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Appleton Downtown

116 N. Appleton St., Appleton, WI 54914 United States

Upcoming Events

Apr. 2020

Community Public Market

Apr. 18 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

One Great Place for Community Gathering Saturday – February 8, March 21 & April 18, 2020; 9 am-3 pm at the Fox Cities Exhibition Center Join us to explore vendors and offerings in Farm Market Square, Artisan Alley, Wellness Walkway, Tasty Trail, Retail Road, and Play & Learn Lane. Experience live music, retail shopping, delicious food, family-friendly activities and so much more!

May. 2020

Art On The Town

May. 15 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|This is a Recurring Event [see all in the series]
Every month on the third Friday until September 18, 2020

Third Friday of the month: May – September; 5- 8pm Downtown Appleton’s art museum, galleries, studios and stores open their doors to allow the public to experience their favorite or brand-new form of art! Take this art walk and enjoy numerous venues featuring a variety of artist displays, demonstrations, live music and refreshments. Look for the bright yellow banners! Now featuring Creative Kids with family friendly activities in June, July, & August in Houdini Plaza from 3:30-6pm on Art on…


May 16, 2020 Enjoy a tasting tour of WI brewed beers at various bars throughout Downtown! Taste different craft beers, learn about their attributes, and view the great public art!


Memorial Day Parade

May. 25 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

A popular family activity, come Downtown and help us remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. Applications for the Parade will be accepted in spring.

Jun. 2020

Heid Music Summer Concert Series Lunchtime Live! Concerts

Jun. 4 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
|This is a Recurring Event [see all in the series]
Every week on Thursday until August 27, 2020

Houdini Plaza, Summer Thursdays, June 4-Aug. 27, 2020, 11:30am-1pm Enjoy live music during your lunch break! Just the right amount of music for the middle of the day.


Downtown Trolley

Jun. 4 @ 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
|This is a Recurring Event [see all in the series]
Every week on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday until September 26, 2020

Running Thursday – Saturday, June 4 to Sept. 26, 2020 it’s the perfect way to get around Downtown and to our beautiful Riverfront. Take the trolley to enjoy the sights, sounds and delicious smells of our great area.


Heid Music Summer Concert Series

Jun. 4 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
|This is a Recurring Event [see all in the series]
Every week on Thursday until August 27, 2020

Houdini Plaza, Summer Thursdays, June 4-Aug. 27, 2020, 5:30-8:30 pm Move, groove and relax to the rhythm of the region’s hottest live bands during free concerts Downtown. Before or after you are Downtown enjoying the live music, visit one of our 70+ local restaurants or bars and clubs for a bite to eat or something cool to drink and check out the retailers who stay open later on Thursdays.


Street Music Week

Jun. 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
|This is a Recurring Event [see all in the series]
Every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday until June 13, 2020

June 8-12, 2020 noon-1pm Enjoy musicians performing up and down College Avenue from noon to 1 p.m. All tips will be donated to Feeding America of Eastern Wisconsin.


Flag Day Parade

Jun. 13 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

June 13, 2020 at 2 pm Come enjoy the United States’ oldest Flag Day Parade as we celebrate America with bands, floats and other displays. The Appleton parade route starts at Oneida Street on Wisconsin Avenue and heads west to State Street then south to College Avenue. It continues east and then turns north on Drew Street to the City Park. Applications for the Parade will be available in spring.

Oct. 2020

Thursday, October 8, 2020 Enjoy a night out on the town with all your ladies! Shop the many unique boutiques and specialty shops in downtown Appleton with great specials just for you, all while tasting Wisconsin wines at each stop!


Soup Walk

Oct. 17 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Saturday, October 17, 2020; 1-4:30pm Enjoy this annual event featuring Downtown restaurants and their best soups! Try a taste at each of the different venues and vote for your favorite at your last stop! Tickets go on sale Sept. 23 for just $20 each, but quantities are limited.

Nov. 2020

November 30, 2019 all day! Pick up a Passport and have it stamped at businesses as you enjoy shopping in the unique clothing boutiques, great gourmet coffee shops, a huge variety of places to eat and fun entertainment options. Lots of special offers, refreshments and the opportunity to win great prizes and gift certificates!

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