Chalk About Fun!

This Friday, July 20th is a day filled with all things chalk on the sidewalks of Downtown Appleton. Starting early in the morning at 9am, you will witness many chalk artists of all ages begin to sketch their masterpiece on College Avenue.  Throughout the day, their pieces will come to life as the sidewalks are [...Read More]

Get out on the Fox River!

For the first time since the 1980s there is now a tour boat on the riverfront in Appleton!   Fox River Tours started on Mother’s Day and will run tours Thursdays-Sundays until the end October.  The boat, named River Tyme Too, seats 34 passengers.  The boat was custom built in LaCrosse in 1981 and ran [...Read More]

Gridiron Glory Comes to Appleton

The History Museum at the Castle just opened a nationally traveling exhibition titled Gridiron Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The one-of-a-kind exhibit tells the history of professional football and features rare artifacts from the Hall of Fame, exclusive footage from NFL Films, and unforgettable interactive experiences. Gridiron Glory went on [...Read More]

Chalk on the Town Registration

We all seem to have memories of sidewalk chalk from our childhoods.  Sidewalk chalk and summer fun just seem to go hand and hand!  Appleton Downtown has just the event for you to relive your childhood love of chalk and experience the magic of artists transforming the College Avenue sidewalks into beautiful chalk masterpieces!  How [...Read More]

Appleton Downtown Outdoor Farm Market

The much-anticipated outdoor Downtown Appleton Farm Market went off with a bang this past Saturday!  This season is filled with new additions you won’t want to miss and thankfully the beloved Farm Market will be every Saturday morning from 8am-12:30pm now until October! The Downtown Appleton Farm Market hosts more than 150 vendors each week [...Read More]

Time to get your CREATIVE juices going!

  This week Downtown Appleton is filled with the arts.  You will be able to get your creative fix through hands-on activities, live music, art exploration, communication with local artists, and so much more!  There will be various events for all ages to explore their creative sides. Here’s what is in store: Kicking off the [...Read More]

Kick Off to Music

The most anticipated week of summer in Downtown Appleton is finally here!  It’s time to soak up some rays, grab a drink, a bite to eat, join your friends and family to move and groove to the rhythm of music in Houdini Plaza.  You won’t be able to keep your feet from tapping along to [...Read More]

I Love A Parade

I’ve never seen a parade in Appleton, but I’ve never missed one, either. I’ve been working behind the scenes of Appleton’s marquee parades most of my life. As a volunteer member of the Appleton Parade Committee, my job is to plan, organize, and stage this year’s Memorial Day and Flag Day Parades. The Memorial Day [...Read More]

Fox Cities Community Art Day

Join the Fox Cities Educators for the Arts and The Trout Museum of Art at the 3rd annual Fox Cities Community Art Day on Saturday, May 19 from 10:00am-1:00pm. Houdini Plaza will be filled with artwork you can create and take home, a community art project, live music, and raffle prizes! We're proud to partner [...Read More]

Art on the Town

Feeling creative? Lucky for you, this week is the kick off to Appleton Downtown’s Art on the Town event series - taking place on the third Friday, May through September from 5-8 pm.  We invite you to join us this Friday, May 18th to channel your inner creativity! Enjoy strolling the Ave and be exposed [...Read More]

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