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Top Events Coming to Oshkosh This Summer

Oshkosh, WI has become a center of activity and fun, so much so that it has begun to be called  ‘Wisconsin’s Event City’. The summer time is an especially busy time, providing so much to do for residents and travelers alike! We made a list of the top events coming to Oshkosh this summer that we feel shouldn’t be missed:


Created to celebrate the quality of life we enjoy here in the Fox Valley, Waterfest returns to the Oshkosh Amphitheatre each and every June to rock out along the Fox River. Providing a diverse music set in a fun atmosphere, the event attracts thousands every summer. Whether you’re into Jazz, Pop, Rock, R&B, or Blues and Roots Music, the summer festival has a band that appeals to you! Visit the Waterfest website to see the awesome lineup for the summer of 2018.

EAA AirVenture

Whether you’re an aviation enthusiast or just someone looking for a unique summer activity, there is fun to be had at EAA AirVenture! AirVenture comes to Oshkosh each summer, drawing large crowds from all over the world to view a variety of aviation related entertainment, including airshows, speakers, live music, expos, and more! Set for the week of July 23rd, tickets are already on sale for this must see event.

Jeff Foxworthy at Menominee Nation Arena

A one-night only event, the Oshkosh community is welcoming one of the industries most well known comedians to the Menominee Nation Arena, Jeff Foxworthy! A nominee of of many Golden Globe awards and the author of over 26 books, Foxworthy is sure to provide a night full of much laughter and great fun! Taking place on June 15th, there are still tickets available!

Country USA

Bringing in the country music industry’s top talent each summer, Country USA (CUSA) is a four day music festival held right here in Oshkosh. With back to back performances from country favorites, including big names such as Blake Shelton, Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean, and more – CUSA is a country music fan’s personal heaven!

Sawdust Days

A Fourth of July festival created to celebrate our community’s history and to support our veterans, the Sawdust Days are a local favorite. Held in Menominee Park, the festival provides the Oshkosh community with a variety of amusement park rides, food vendors, kids activities, a flea market, fireworks, and more!

Live at the Leach

A Tuesday night concert series beginning on July 10th, Live at the Leach hosts local bands in an outdoor setting, along the Fox River. Perfect for the whole family, the event also offers a variety of activities and entertainment, including: face painting, a bounce house, performances by the Oshkosh Rhythm Institute, and a variety of food vendors to enjoy from!

Irish Fest

Whether your family is of Irish descent or you’re just looking for a fun, cultural learning experience, Irish Fest has something to offer you! Celebrating its 10th year this summer, Irish Fest kicks off on Friday, June 15th, and will be featuring fun celtic music, dance performances, live demonstrations, and Irish culinary delights all weekend long!


Party with a purpose! Taking over the Sunnyview Expo Center each summer, Lifest is a Christian music festival featuring over 100 artists. Offering music, entertainment, games, worship services, pottery workshops and more, this four day event attracts nearly 20,000 attendees each year.

Rock USA

A weekend full of solid rock, Rock USA returns to Oshkosh this summer with an awesome, head banging line up! With appearances by top performers such as Godsmack, Machine Gun Kelly, and Rob Zombie, true rockers will not want to miss this four day event.


Weekly Favorites

If the many events mentioned above still aren’t enough to fill your summer at it’s fun capacity, you may also considering checking out Oshkosh’s great weekly events, such as the Live at Lunch Series, and the Saturday Farmer’s Market!

Within close proximity to all of the events mentioned above, the Best Western Premier Waterfront Hotel personally welcomes you to stay with us this summer! Our beautiful guest rooms, convenient (and beautiful) riverside location, and exceptional amenities and service are sure to make your trip to ‘Wisconsin’s Event City’ an amazing one.


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