What To Do Downtown Appleton This Summer

When it comes to searching for something to do in Appleton, WI, you don’t have to look very far. From minor league baseball to a four day music festival that hosts over 800 performances, there is certainly something for everyone. The downtown scene in particular offers a number of attractions and events that features a wide variety of entertainment. If you’re looking to get away this Summer for a nice long weekend, check out some of our favorite amenities that downtown Appleton has to offer.


Performing Arts Center

Imagine getting a full Broadway, New York experience without having to travel all of the way to the Big Apple. That’s exactly what you’ll get when you see a show at the Performing Arts Center of Appleton. Tony Bennett, Wicked, Diana Ross and Beautiful are just a few of the big names that will be making their way to the stage over the course of the next few months. If you’re interested in seeing a performance, find more information here: http://foxcitiespac.com/

Heid Music Summer Concert Series

The downtown Appleton area has become a staple for live music in the Fox Valley. Every Thursday starting June 1st, enjoy a free show from 11:30am-1pm, as well as a show during the evening hours. Bring your own lunch, grab takeout from a local restaurant or enjoy on-site food vendors while you listen to local artists jam a few tunes. To find a full list of scheduled performances, visit here: https://appletondowntown.org/2017-summer-concerts/

Appleton Farmers Market

On Saturdays from 8am-12:30pm on College Ave in downtown Appleton, experience the area’s largest Farmers Market with more than 150 vendors. The summer season kicks off on Saturday June 17th and runs through the end of October, giving you more than enough time to shop amongst thousands of other Fox Valley residents. From fresh fruits and vegetables to specialty foods and handcrafted goods, there is something for everyone. For more information on what’s all happening with the Farmers Market this Summer, visit here: https://appletondowntown.org/downtown-appleton-farm-market/

Mile of Music

Known as one of the world’s largest Americana music festivals, Mile Of Music has grown into an event that attracted more than 35,000 people in 2016, with the attendance for 2017 looking even bigger. Along with 200+ artists, cofounder Cory Chisel returns as one of the festival’s headliners. If you have the opportunity, don’t miss an acoustically-rich performance at the famous Lawrence University Chapel. For a full list of artists and performances for the 2017 Mile Of Music festival, visit here: https://mileofmusic.com/


If you’re looking for more downtown Appleton events and other various attractions, visit the Downtown Appleton website: https://appletondowntown.org/#?business

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