Join us for the Light the Night Market SERIES in 2024 with THREE dates including: May 17, July 19 and the holiday edition on November 16!


Experience the magic of Light the Night Market as we illuminate Downtown Appleton with an enchanting open-air event. Dive into an array of exciting elements including mouthwatering food trucks, captivating arts and crafts vendors, interactive hands-on activities, mesmerizing street performers, lively live music, cultural exhibitions, and an abundance of glowing lights to illuminate the night. Proudly presented by Fox Communities Credit Union, this electrifying event will unfold along College Avenue, spanning from Superior Street to Durkee Street, as well as enchanting Houdini Plaza. Join us for an unforgettable evening of community celebration and excitement!

Fun Features at Light the Night Market


Throughout the evening, an array of entertainers throughout the event offering attendees delightful performances to watch and enjoy all night long! 

  • Navah Mirage Winged Fairies -roaming performers 
  • Dragon & Lion Dancers with NEWCA – roaming performers 
  • Fire & LED Show with Cloud Nine – Morrison St. 
  • Aerial Performances by Fly Circus & Aerial Arts – between Superior St. & Appleton St. 
  • Rainbow Lights & Glow Painting Demonstrations with Cosmo Joe – Houdini Plaza 
  • And more! 

Live Music & Performances

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 

  • 5:30 – 6:15 pm: Mischief and Magic
  • 6:30 – 7:30 pm: Grupo Kn Zavor 
  • 8:30 – 10:00 pm: Cool Waters Band


Get ready for non-stop fun and entertainment! From balloon animals, face painting and more there’s something for everyone to enjoy! 

  • Fun Slide and Ferris Wheel
  • Angel’s Bombastic Bubble Show 
  • Balloon Animals & Face Painting with Mischief and Magic
  • Craft projects
  • Kids Zone with LED hula hoops, chalk, bubbles, etc. 
  • And more! 


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

Food & Drinks

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

Event FAQs & Tips

Where can I park?

Parking ramps and metered street parking are available throughout Downtown Appleton. Ramps accept cash and credit cards. Here are the ramp locations:

Where can I find the restrooms at the event?

Portable toilets will be located in several areas, including Houdini Plaza, the “parklet” space on the north side of College Avenue, to the west of Copper Rock Coffee, and other TBD spots.

Where can I find the bars and drink ticket booths?
Southeast side of Appleton Street, along College Avenue and at the corner of Morrison Street and College Avenue.

Can I pay with credit card?

Cash is required for beer tickets, wristbands, soda and water from the two bar locations. Forms of payment accepted by other craft and food vendors may vary. An ATM will be located in Houdini Plaza for your convenience provided by our presenting sponsor, Fox Communities Credit Union. 

Are pets allowed? 

Unfortunately, no pets are allowed at the market. Violators may be fined by the City of Appleton, so plan accordingly.

Other questions? Send us a DM on Facebook, or call 920-954-9112 during our business hours. 

Event Sponsors

Interested in becoming a sponsor?

Sponsorship for this event offers maximum exposure for your business, while showing your support for the local economy and Downtown Appleton. It is an outstanding opportunity to exercise your mission, raise awareness for your services and strengthen your brand recognition within the community! Contact Meghan Warner, Community Partnership Director, at or call 920-954-9112. 

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