Check out these Great Downtown Events!

Downtown Appleton is One Great Place to celebrate the 4th of July!  Start with the Downtown Appleton Farm Market 8am-12:30pm, then add in the unique shops, museums, and finish with the restaurants and pubs!

Midweek Farm Market: Wednesdays, June 3-Sept. 30
Outdoor Movies Series Aug. 5 & Aug. 12
Lunchtime Live! Concerts
: Thursdays, June 4-Aug. 27
Heid Music Summer Concerts: Thursdays, June 4-Aug. 27
Downtown Trolley: Weekends June 4-Sept. 26
Art On The Town: Aug. 21 & Sept. 18
Farm Market: Saturdays, June 20-Oct. 31
Mile of Music:  Aug. 6-9
Get Up & Go Day:  Aug. 7, 10am-Noon

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By City Of Appleton ordinance, no pets are allowed during Special Events.

Want to work Downtown? Click here to see which Downtown Businesses have employment opportunities: Now Hiring

Don't forget many Downtown Appleton businesses are open on Sunday too! Start with coffee or breakfast and then enjoy a little retail therapy, watch the big game or visit one of our museums!

Fun. Funky. Friendly -- What's Not to Like?

There's so much to like about Downtown Appleton. Thanks to its 60+ distinctive shops ... 50+ casual, fine dining and ethnic restaurants... nearly 30 pubs, clubs and live music hot spots ... a leading performing arts center and world-class visual arts gallery ... family-friendly activities and attractions ... a variety of coffee shops and gathering places ... PLUS Northeast Wisconsin's best events, many consider Downtown Appleton One Great Place -- and it just keeps getting better!

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  • Live Music On Thursdays!:
    Enjoy Lunchtime Live concerts 11:30am-1pm and the Heid Music Summer Concerts 5:30-8:30pm.  Read more.
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  • Year Round! Farm Market:
    The Downtown Appleton Farm Market features fruits & vegetables, meats & dairy, breads & baked goods, specialty food & handcrafted items all year long! Read more.

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  • Downtown Trolley:
    The Downtown Trolley is free and is a great way to enjoy Downtown and the Riverfront! Read more
  • Art On The Town:
    Take this art walk and enjoy numerous venues featuring a variety of artist displays, demonstrations, live music and refreshments. Read More.

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