What Is ACE?

What happens when local business owners want to pay-it-forward? We come together and create ways to raise money for charity!  How are we doing that? By organizing themed ‘tours’ where the profits generated would go directly into the hands of local charities. Appleton Charity Events (ACE), brings people together with a common objective of generosity [...Read More]

Downtown Stars

Amid a celebratory air, Appleton Downtown Inc. honored local businesses and community members that are laying the groundwork for development and growth to build the future of the city’s downtown during its annual awards celebration on Thursday, October 25. The event featured the presentation of ADI’s annual business awards to exceptional downtown entrepreneurs that make [...Read More]

Soup Walk 2018

Temperatures have dropped, leaves are beginning to change, and many of us are starting to get the craving for the perfect fall food…soup!  Of course, Downtown Appleton is here to help you feed that craving with a spirited walk on an autumn day dotted with places to sample signature soups prepared by local chefs eager [...Read More]

HAUNTED HEARTHSTONE 2018 Presents Sequential Killers: The Victorian Terror

Hearthstone Historic House Museum will once again feature their Haunted Hearthstone season with a whole new theme: Sequential killers of the Victorian age.  They will present a theatrical glimpse into the 19th century beginnings of serial murder investigation through the eyes of victims, detectives, and the perpetrators who stalked them.  The presentations will feature a [...Read More]

Octoberfest 2018

A Mile of Fun since 1981, Appleton’s Octoberfest, an event of the Fox Cities Chamber is almost here! Kicking off the fun on Friday, September 28 from 6-9:30pm will be License to Cruise.  This year’s feature vehicle is Chevrolet and classic models will be available for viewing at the Fox Cities PAC.  Over 400 classic [...Read More]

One Great Place for Autumn

With days getting shorter, air getting crisper, children back in school, football season here...our dreams of pumpkin spice lattes, warm soup, and even sweater weather is slowly turning into reality. While the many events and activities during the summertime are wrapping up, Downtown Appleton has plenty of events to keep you busy during the autumn [...Read More]

Downtown Business Awards Nominations Are Open

Downtown Appleton is filled with wonderful businesses that truly make Downtown Appleton One Great Place!  Each year, we celebrate them and their accomplishments through our Downtown Business Awards.  It’s a chance for us to acknowledge those businesses and individuals who are making an on-going difference in our community and shine a spotlight on the many [...Read More]

Final Days of Summer

Not too long from now, everyone must begrudgingly turn their calendar from August to September. Reminding everyone that the temperature is about to make a dramatic dip in comfort, promoting extroverts to frantically squeezeas many picturesque moments out of the final summer month. But before summer lays dormant for another winter, numerous activities continue on [...Read More]