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What’s Happening Downtown Oshkosh This Summer

Known as Event City, Wisconsin, Oshkosh has become the host to a wide variety of entertainment and events that draws in hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. The city continues to grow and prosper as a direct result of the addition of these attractions, enriching the local community. With the addition of the Milwaukee Bucks D-League and Oshkosh Arena in the Fall season, Oshkosh will continue to host the title “Event City.” The downtown area specifically has consistently grown over the years and has transformed into a thriving community of local businesses and passionate residents. If you’re looking for a fun way to spend a beautiful day this Summer, check out a few events that are happening.


What sounds better than listening to a nationally-recognized band at one of the Fox Valley’s most respected music venues? Over the years, Waterfest has become a staple in northeastern Wisconsin’s music scenes. Set on the shores of the Fox River in downtown Oshkosh, the event brings in up to 7,500 attendees for each concert. Enjoy a drink and meal at one of the many downtown restaurants that offers outdoor patio seating before heading down to the Leach as you listen to one of many respected artists. For a full list of events, visit:

Farmers Market

The Oshkosh Summer-Season Farmers Market has grown into an all day event that attracts thousands of people every weekend. Browse a variety of vendors who offer fresh vegetables, fruits, meats and other prepared food products. Other attractions include live music, children’s activities and outdoor patio seating. If you would like more information related to specific vendors and activities, visit:

Chalk Walk

If you’re itching to show off your creative skills, participate in this year’s Chalk Walk which takes place in the Grand Opera House square of downtown Oshkosh. Artists of all ages are encouraged to participate, making it the perfect family outing. Even if you aren’t a Pablo Picasso, come on out and support local artists and their work. If you or your family is interested in registering, visit

Four Horsemen Poker Run

Join the local boating community by competing in this year’s Four Horsemen Poker Run on the Fox River and Lake Winnebago. The annual event happens in late July with proceeds going to the Oshkosh Boys and Girls Club. For more information and registering options, you can visit

Oshkosh Saturday Night Out and Gallery Walk

Spend the first Saturday of every month enjoying local art, food and drink, music and a variety of other attractions in a thriving downtown setting. Local businesses stay open later than usual, giving you the opportunity to experience all that Main St has to offer. Shop, eat, shop some more, and end your night with with a movie, comedy show or live band. If you’re interested in learning more about this year’s events, visit

These are only a few of the many attractions, events and entertainment that are taking place in downtown Oshkosh over the course of the upcoming months. If you’re looking for something to do this Summer, find a full list of everything that is happening in Oshkosh here:

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