Summer Fun in Downtown Appleton! Artsy and Entertaining

Summer is full of fun in Downtown Appleton and you can enjoy fun art and entertainment all over our downtown.

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Lunchtime Live

Here are some Artsy and Entertaining ideas:

  • Attend Art On The Town on the third Friday of the month (July 18, Aug. 15, and Sept. 19), with a special feature each month and different artists in 22 venues, there is something for everyone!
  • Be a part of the art by creating your own Chalk Masterpiece on July 18.  Register at Trout Museum of Art under Events.  (Participation is free.)  You could win a prize!
  • Have a picnic at Houdini Plaza during Lunchtime Live concert every Thursday 11:30am-1pm.
  • Rock on at the Heid Music Summer Concerts every Thursday 5:30-8:30pm.
  • Mile of Music’s Mile 2 Aug. 7-10 will feature twice as many musicians and triple the number of venues!
  • Weekly karaoke is plentiful at the bars Downtown including Apple Pub on Sunday nights, Déjà vu Martini Lounge on Tuesday nights with a live band and University Shot Bar on Wednesday nights.
  • Make your own unique garden decoration at The Fire.  Choose a tile mosaic, ceramic or wind chime.
  • Enjoy a concert at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center featuring: The 5 Milers Folk Music Benefit Concert on July 17, Menopause The Musical Aug. 12-23, Steely Dan on Aug. 19, Ron White Nutcracker on Aug. 22, and The Moody Blues on Sept. 3.


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There's so much to like about Downtown Appleton. Thanks to its 60+ distinctive shops ... 50+ casual, fine dining and ethnic restaurants... nearly 30 pubs, clubs and live music hot spots ... a leading performing arts center and world-class visual arts gallery ... family-friendly activities and attractions ... a variety of coffee shops and gathering places ... PLUS Northeast Wisconsin's best events, Downtown Appleton is a favorite destination for many -- and it just keeps getting better and better!

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