Did you know about all the treasures you can find only miles from your front door? Well, I want to share some of the treasure near Oshkosh, Wisconsin and the surrounding Fox Cities communities.
Oshkosh is filled with music throughout the summer months. Wether it be Irish Fest, Country USA , Rock USA, or Life Fest there are specific music festivals to meet your needs! We also have a great Thursday night music event at Waterfest or if you like something more subdued, I love to spend lunch with my kids at Live at Lunch when Opera House Square is filled with music every Wednesday during the summer.
The summer is a great time to get outside in this area. We have amazing waterways that lend to amazing fishing and boating in the summer. There are also amazing restaurants to dock your boat and eat next to the water. The area also has golf courses, walking trails, and nature centers throughout the area.
Our downtown area has made amazing strives over the past several years. There are some amazing shopping that you can do at beautiful local shops. We love to attend Gallery Walk which features local artists at these shops the first weekend of each month. It is a great event to get out on a Saturday night. Starting in June, the downtown transforms into blocks of fresh produce, flowers, crafts, and other amazing vendors. Our Saturday Farmers Market is a great event you shouldn’t miss. On the south side of town we have an amazing Outlet Mall with shops like GAP, Eddie Bauer, Under Armour, Nike, and more. This is a great place to shop also!
Events for Kids
Having kids in this area makes summer a little easier. There are lots of amazing parks and playgrounds hidden throughout the city. Menominee Park is the biggest one and includes a zoo, playground, and beautiful views of the lake. Two amazing water parks grace the area within miles of one another that help to cool off on the long hot summer days. Also, within an hour of the area is a larger Zoo and amusement park in Green Bay.
There are other amazing museums including the Paine Art Center and Gardens, Oshkosh Public Museum and EAA Museum that you can visit. In the outlying areas there are historical museums, childrens museums, and other beautiful art areas. The Miss Wisconsin Pageant is held here with all the pomp and circumstance. If you are one for speed a good place to visit is the Oshkosh Speedzone on a Friday night.
These are only a few of the events available in the Oshkosh area. Check out my local blog for more event ideas.