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What Makes Oshkosh, Wisconsin a Great Place to Visit

Event City, Wisconsin never disappoints when it comes to entertaining residents and visitors. It seems like there is something going on every weekend, whether it’s a 5 day music festival or a Saturday morning farmers market. If you’ve never visited the Oshkosh area, you’re missing out. With such a variety of events and attractions people from all over the state, as well as the country, descend on the area throughout all times of the year. In this blog, we’ll list some of Oshkosh’s most well-known amenities and attractions.

Fox River System

To those who are familiar with the area, Oshkosh is known for its waterfront setting. With Lake Winnebago to the East, the Fox River running through the heart of town, and Lake Butte Des Morts to the West, the city offers residents and visitors a variety of opportunities. Riverfront restaurant patios, boating and countless fishing tournaments are just a few examples of what happens around the water.



Oshkosh is well known for its historic downtown setting and the events that happen within it. With a variety of shops and small businesses making up a better part of Main St, visitors are offered a unique shopping experience. The Farmers Market, Main Street Music Festival, and Gus Macker Basketball Tournament are some of the more popular events that take place in the downtown area. For a full list of events, visit:

EAA Airventure

This year the estimated total attendance for EAA’s Airventure is over 600,000, a potential record setting year. As one of the largest shows in the world, the event gives aviation enthusiasts the opportunity to experience aircraft-related activities, daily air shows, and a variety of other attractions. Whether you’re an aviation enthusiast or novice, AirVenture has something for you. Don’t miss out on Airventure 2018! Learn more here:


Set on the banks of the Fox River in downtown Oshkosh, Waterfest features nationally-recognized music acts throughout the summer season. The Leach Amphitheater is one of the most well-known concert venues in the Fox Valley, giving concert-goers an exceptional experience. This year’s acts included The Bodeans, Huey Lewis and The News, and The Wallflowers, all of which have had tremendous success in the music industry. For the full 2017 lineup, visit:

Wisconsin Herd/Oshkosh Arena
This November marks the beginning of the NBA Development League’s season, where Oshkosh will be the official home for the Wisconsin Herd, a minor league team for the Milwaukee Bucks. The Oshkosh Arena is currently under construction on the city’s south side, right on Main St and is scheduled to be completed in the next couple of months. Along with basketball the Oshkosh Arena will also host a variety of other events, such as concerts and various sports’ competitions. If you’re interested in learning more about ticket information, visit:

These are just a few of the many attractions Oshkosh has to offer its residents and visitors. What are some of your favorites?

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