Light the Night Market Event - Know Before You Go

Know Before You Go!

All of the details you need to know about the event including programming, parking, food & drink options, etc. 

Join us as we transform Downtown Appleton into an open air, market filled with food trucks, arts and crafts vendors, hands on activities, street performers, live music, cultural performances, glow lights and more! Light the Night Market in Appleton, Wisconsin, presented by Fox Communities Credit Union, will be located on College Avenue between Superior Street and Morrison Street, as well as in Houdini Plaza.  


Downtown Appleton on College Avenue between Superior Street and Morrison Street as well as Houdini Plaza. 


Friday, May 19th from 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm.


Explore, shop and create with local vendors including Downtown retailers, artisans, crafters and more! 

Click here to download a full list of vendors & Downtown businesses with booths.

*List is subject to change 


Visit booths by some of your Downtown Appleton favorites. A variety of local food trucks will also be parked throughout the market.

Click here to download a full list of food trucks & Downtown restaurants with food booths. 

*List is subject to change 


Music is always at the heart of our events Downtown. Find local musicians and entertainment on the stage in Houdini Plaza as well as up and down College Avenue in our music tents.

Houdini Plaza Stage – in partnership with Mile of Music 

5:30 – 6:30 pm: The Lavender Project 

6:45 – 7:15 pm: NEWCA Chinese Dance Group 

7:30 – 8:00 pm: Lawrence University Mariachi Band 

8:30 – 9:30 pm: The Astronomers 

*Lineup is subject to change 

Side Stage Sponsored by 95.9 KISS-FM 

5:30 – 7:30 pm: Lilie Fouts 

7:30 – 9:30 pm: Adam Lee Acoustic 

Side Stage Sponsored by Heid Music and J. Kippa Law 

5:30 – 7:30 pm: Russ Reiser

7:30 – 9:30 pm Walt Hamburger

*Lineup is subject to change 


Ramp and metered, street parking is available throughout Downtown Appleton. Ramps accept cash and credit cards. The ramps are located as follows:

Yellow Ramp: Entrances located on East Washington Street and East Franklin Street

Red Ramp: Entrances located on South Superior Street and North Appleton Street.

Green Ramp: Entrance West Washington Street and North Division Street.

Meters accept coins or can be paid using the Passport Parking App. The app is completely free and very easy to use! For more information about parking rates, locations and procedures, visit the City of Appleton or Appleton Downtown, Inc.


Portable toilets will be located outside of Houdini Plaza.


Forms of payment accepted may vary from vendor to vendor. It’s a good idea to have cash.


Sorry, but no pets are allowed at the market. Violators may be fined, so please plan accordingly.


There are trash receptacles located throughout the market. Please help us keep Downtown clean by throwing away your trash. The City of Appleton also has trash and recycling cans located on the College Avenue sidewalks.


If you’re not quite ready for your Light the Night experience to end – STAY! Head over to the Gibson Music Hall for a “night cap.” Gibson will host the unofficial Light The NightCAP show, featuring Timmy Mac & Tyler Shea of Feed the Dog! This is a FREE Community Music Night, with music starting as soon as the big show ends in Houdini Plaza (approximately 9:30)!

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