Light the Night Market, a brand new event in Downtown Appleton!

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 presented by Fox Communities Credit Union will be located on College Avenue between Superior Street and Morrison Street as well as Houdini Plaza.  

More details about the event will be added leading up to May 19. Check out the current list of activities happening below! 

Fun Features at Light the Night Market

Hands-On Activities 

Enjoy hands-on activities throughout the event with local artisans and Downtown businesses! 

  • Community art project with Hazelmade Art Studio 
  • Paint project with Pinot’s Palette 
  • Mobile axe unit and yard games with Appleton Axe 
  • RC Track with HobbyTown 


A variety of entertainers will be roaming up and down College avenue throughout the evening for attendees to watch and enjoy. 

Live Music

Music is always at the heart of our events Downtown. Find local musicians and entertainment at the stage in Houdini plaza as well as up and down College Avenue in our music tents. A full schedule of performances will be available soon. 

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 
  • 7:15 – 7:30 pm: Long Cheng Dance Academy 
  • 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 
Side Stage Sponsored by Heid Music and J. Kippa Law 
*Lineup is subject to change 


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.

*Vendor list is subject to change 

Food & Drinks

Indulge in a variety of food options prepared by local food trucks and Downtown restaurants! Drink options will also be available. 

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

*List is subject to change