Events

920 Tattoo Company-May Sale

May 26, 2017


Description
Memorial Day Weekend Jewelry Sale! Buy one get one half off our entire selection of body jewelry! May 26th, 27th, and 28th.
 
Date, Time, & Location
May 26-28, 2017
12:00pm - 08:00pm
578 N main Street
 
Cost
 
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The Backlot Comedy House Friday Night Show

May 26, 2017


Description
The Backlot Comedy House is your premiere stop for sketch and improv comedy in downtown Oshkosh. We offer an ever changing sketch line up with performers that are as funny as they are talented (that's a lot of talent!). The Backlot Comedy House is a unique and new experience for Oshkosh and we encourage you to come join in on the fun!
 *Must be 21+ to attend
 
Date, Time, & Location
Every Friday
09:00pm - 10:00pm
424 North Main Street
 
Cost
$10.00 for adults
$8.00 for students with a valid ID
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Saturdays @ 7-Casablanca (1942)

May 27, 2017


Description
Admission is $3.00. Popcorn, soda, candy and beer will be available for purchase. Doors open at 6:30pm with the movie starting at 7:00pm. Time Community Theater 445 N. Main St. in Downtown Oshkosh
 
Date, Time, & Location
May 27, 2017
7:00pm
Time Community Theater
 
Cost
Admission is $3.00
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The Backlot Comedy House Saturday Night Show

May 27, 2017


Description
The Backlot Comedy House is your premiere stop for sketch and improv comedy in downtown Oshkosh. We offer an ever changing sketch line up with performers that are as funny as they are talented (that's a lot of talent!). The Backlot Comedy House is a unique and new experience for Oshkosh and we encourage you to come join in on the fun!
 *Must be 21+ to attend
 
Date, Time, & Location
Every Saturday
09:00pm - 10:00pm
424 North Main Street
 
Cost
$10.00 for adults
$8.00 for students with a valid ID
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Ladies Night | Drink - Paint - Relax

June 01, 2017


Description
Grab your girlfriends and come down to Fire Escape! You can choose any piece to paint and order a few drinks. We offer complimentary sweets and as much help as you need in creating an awesome project! Drink Options Miller Lite Miller 64 Capital Amber Ale Samuel Adams Boston Lager Corona Modelo Leinenkugel's Honey Weiss K4 Fantasy Factor IPA Fox River Brewing Co. Blu Bobber Henry's Hard Orange Soda Coney Island Hard Rootbeer Twisted Tea Original Redd's Apple Ale Angry Orchard Crisp Apple Truly Spiked & Sparkling
 
Date, Time, & Location
June 1, 2017
06:00pm - 08:00pm
Fire Escape - 428 N Main St
 
Cost
$25-$55
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Free Fridays-Weresquito Nazi Hunter (2016)

June 02, 2017


Description
Admission is Free! Popcorn, soda, candy and beer will be available for purchase (cash only). Doors open at 6:30pm with the movie starting at 7:00pm. Time Community Theater 445 N. Main St. in Downtown Oshkosh
 
Date, Time, & Location
June 2, 2017
7:00pm
Time Community Theater
 
Cost
Free

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Oshkosh Saturday Farmers Market

June 03, 2017


General Information
With over 140 vendors every Saturday morning, the Downtown Market brings you fresh, in-season fruits and vegetables, eggs, honey, syrups, cheeses, pasture-raised meats and poultry, fish, jams, preserves, cut flowers, and nursery stock. A wide variety of handcrafted items are available throughout the season. Local food artisans bring fresh bread, candy, nuts, prepared foods and other goodies. Enjoy live music at the center of the Market from 9:00am until noon. On our website (www.OSFMI.com), find a list of Who’s Doing What and a Market Layout (updated every week). Also, check our Weekly Events for a list of our popular scheduled musicians and other special events. Every week finds various Community Outreach groups interacting with the Public. For the latest information, like us (Oshkosh Farmers Markets) on Facebook.
 
Date, Time, Location
Rain or Shine!
Location: 400 & 500 Blocks of North Main Street & 100 Block of Church Avenue
Date: Every Saturday June 3rd-Oct 28th
Time: 8 AM to 12:30 PM
 
Music
June 3: Tin Sandwich
 
For More Information
Contact:  Karlene Leatherman, Market Manager
920-252-2533  or  DLKBLeatherman@sbcglobal.net
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Saturday Night Out

June 03, 2017


Description
Saturday Night Out featuring Oshkosh Gallery Walk. Enoy shopping, entertainment and art from local businesses and galleries. Saturday Night Out along with Oshkosh Gallery Walk invites you to come downtown and explore unique shops, galleries, restaurants, bars and entertainment. The first Saturday of each month opens up the downtown for you to explore. Get your map at participating businesses or online at www.OshkoshSaturday.com
 
Date, Time, & Location
June 3, 2017
04:00pm - 11:00pm
Downtown Oshkosh
 
Cost
FREE
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Gallery Walk

June 03, 2017


Description
On the First Saturday of every month Downtown Oshkosh comes alive with the Oshkosh Gallery Walk. From 6-9pm Oshkosh galleries and businesses open their doors to feature artwork of all varieties and genres. Come join the hundreds of other art lovers who make Oshkosh the place to be on the First Saturday of every month.
 
Date, Time, & Location
First Saturday of Every Month
Throughout the WHOLE Year
6:00-9:00pm
Throughout Downtown Oshkosh
 
Cost
Free
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Downtown Night Out | Comedy Show & Painting |

June 03, 2017


Description
Enjoy a night out with friends! Paint a mug at Fire Escape and after attend an Improv Show at the Backlot Comedy House. $20 includes your comedy show ticket, and a mug (firing and paint included). The Downtown Night out will be held the first Saturday of every month at two different times. Ages 13-20 Painting at 6:00 Comedy Show at 7:30. Ages 21+ Painting at 7:30 Comedy Show at 9:00; No drink minimum. Drinks available for purchase at Backlot during the show or from Fire Escape while painting for our 21+ guests.
 
Date, Time, & Location
June 3, 2017
06:00pm - 10:00pm
Fire Escape & The Backlot Comedy House
 
Cost
$20.00
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The Highwaymen- A Musical Tribute

June 03, 2017


Description
Perhaps the greatest country music super group in history, THE HIGHWAYMEN once traveled the world performing for millions of fans. Relive that experience with this widely loved tribute to Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, and Johnny Cash.
 
Date, Time, & Location
June 3, 2017
07:30pm
The Grand Opera House
 
Cost
$48/44/40/36/32/25
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Blessing of the Bicycles

June 04, 2017


Description
It's almost summer, which means that bicycle season has arrived! Whether you use your bike for commuting, for fun, or a combination of both, Peace Lutheran Church is inviting you to a service of Blessing of the Bicycles! We'll gather together in the parking lot of Peace Lutheran Church on Sunday, June 4th at 10:30am. We'll bless all bicycles and bicyclists, and join together for a short bike ride around the community. But wait...there's more!
Peace Lutheran Church will also be giving away FREE bicycle helmets to children from toddler age and up! Anyone from the Oshkosh community can come receive a helmet if they need it! We look forward to seeing you on June 4th! For more information, please feel free to email Vicar Dara, Intern Pastor at dara@peaceoshkosh.org or Andy Moscinski, Faith Formation Director at andymo@peaceoshkosh.org
 
Date, Time, & Location
June 4, 2017
10:30am
240 W. 9th Avenue
 
Cost
Free
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Oshkosh Live At Night Variety Show

June 09, 2017


Description
Bridget & Bryan are at it again- with bananas and beards and budgets, oh my! Swing by Backlot and catch some laughs with the gang as we interview Robin Cardell, listen to standup by Nick Brandl, perform comedy skits, and rock to some music from Dr Kickbutt's Orchestra of Death! Tickets are $5, ages 21+, and there's no drink minimum!
 
Date, Time, & Location
March 31, 2017
10:30pm - 11:30pm
Backlot Comedy House, 424 North Main STreet
 
Cost
$5
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Rome da Luce LIVE at The Grand

June 10, 2017


Description
Born and raised in the Fox Valley, Rome da Luce (born Jerome Balestrieri) has become an accomplished singer/songwriter with four independently released albums, performed in several countries, and made a name for himself in the burgeoning downtown Los Angeles art scene as an abstract expressionist painter since moving to LA eight years ago. Never wanting to feel too far removed from his roots in Wisconsin, Rome is returning to the Valley for a one night concert & art event at the beautiful Grand Opera House in Oshkosh. Doors open at 7 PM and show starts at 8 PM.
 
Date, Time, & Location
June 10, 2017
08:00pm
The Grand Opera House
 
Cost
$15/$10
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Oshkosh Area Community Band-Summer Concert Series

June 14, 2017


Description
Summer Concert Series at the Grand. Each concert features marches, medleys, and compositions written for bands.
 
Date, Time, & Location
June 14, 2017
06:30pm - 07:30pm
Grand Opera House
 
Cost
Free
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Waterfest

June 15, 2017


Description
Waterfest is a Celebration of The Quality of Life we enjoy here in the Fox Valley Area. The name was chosen to draw attention to our most valuable, unique and recognizable resource, our waterways. The event takes place on the shores of the historic Fox River in Downtown Oshkosh. Some of the greatest musicians of our time perform in an intimate and accessible venue. The food generally consists of Wisconsin's best brats and burgers served by anyone of a dozen or so community volunteer organizations.

Depending on the weather and the artists strength of appeal anywhere from 2,500 to 7,500 visitors may be in attendance for any given evening. We generally enjoy about 60 to 70,000 guests during the entire 9 evenings of entertainment. The Oshkosh downtown eateries and clubs bustle before and after the event so come early, stay late, or both!

The Waterfest schedule is as follows:
Brian Setzer's Rockabilly Riot! • June 15
Hairball! • June 22
Huey Lewis and The News • July 12
Here Come The Mummies • July 13
Gregg Rolie • July 20
The Wallflowers & Better Than Ezra • Aug 3 
BoDeans • Aug 10 
Pablo Cruise & Ambrosia • Aug 17 
TBA  • Aug 24
 
Date, Time, & Location
First Waterfest of the season is Thursday, June 15th
Gate open times vary per week 
Leach Amphitheater
 
Cost
Cost varies depending on gate time arrival
*General Admission & VIP Admission Season Passes available-visit waterfest.org for more info
**General Admission & VIP Admission Single event tickets available-visit waterfest.org for more info
**Admissions are free to US Armed Service Veterans (with proof of service:DD214) and to youth 12 and under when accompanied by parent/adult
***Teachers are free with School ID on OPENING night
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Oshkosh Chamber Live at Lunch Series

June 21, 2017


Description
Live at Lunch concerts are held each Wednesday in the summer from Noon-1pm in Opera House Square. During each concert, local restaurants will be on hand selling lunch entrees for you to enjoy while listening to family friendly music. Please bring lawn chairs and/or blankets for the show.
 
The Live at Lunch schedule is as follows:
June 21-Jim 'n' Nancy
June 28-John Lambert
July 5- No Concert
July 12-Erin Krebs
July 19-Copper Box
July 26-Water City Jazz Orchestra
August 2-Rob Anthony
 
 
Date, Time, & Location
June 21st-August 2nd (skipping July 5th)
Noon-1pm
Opera House Square

Cost
Free to listen (food is cash only)
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Chalk Walk

August 05, 2017


Description
Artists and Community Members of all ages and levels of ability can participate!
Artists are invited to chalk up the sidewalk around Opera House Square.
Visitors and encouraged to join in and watch – there will be food, fun and music!
The Chalk Walk is brought to you by the Downtown Oshkosh Marketing Consortium including business owners from Downtown Oshkosh!
 
 
*Early bird pricing through June 15th at 11:30pm CST
**Registration ends July 22nd at 11:30pm CST
 
Date, Time, & Location
August 5, 2017
Rain Date: August 12, 2017
08:00am - 06:00pm
Downtown Oshkosh: Opera House Square
 
Cost
Free
 
Additonal Info
This is family friendly event. There will be music, food, and art throughout the day in and around Opera House Square (300 N. Main St.)
  • Face painting
  • Balloon animals
  • Kids chalk area (ages 2-11)
  • Other additional activities/games
Special Thank You to ALL of our Sponsors
Tundraland, Oshkosh Northwestern, 920 Tattoo Co., Oshkosh Public Library, Fox River Landscape, Varsity Club, The Roxy, Backlot Comedy House, Oshkosh Farmers Markets, AtomicKatz, 4 Imprint, Park N' Print, & House of Heroes!
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Race the Lake

August 20, 2017


Description
SUNDAY, AUGUST 20 AT 5:45 A.M. Lakeside Park, 158 E. Harbor View Dr., Fond du Lac 10th Annual Race the Lake is a 100 mile bike race around the majestic Lake Winnebago, full of scenic diversity and is enjoyed by all abilities from professional to the beginning cyclists. Do the event as an individual, or with a team! DISTANCE 100 Miles-Century Ride The course will stage the dramatic start at 52 W. Scott Street in Fond du Lac. The journey begins by heading north hugging the west side of Lake Winnebago and traveling through Oshkosh, Neenah, Menasha, Appleton and to the half way point at High Cliff State Park. Riders then take the east shoreline of Lake Winnebago - taking in lots of greenery, the mammoth blue lake and fresh country air. The course goes through Calumetville, Marytown, and St. Peter, and finishes at Lakeside Park (158 E. Harbor Drive) in Fond du Lac. PERKS Dri-wickshirt, finishers' medal, computer chip timing. Also receive a pasta dinner and FREE beer after the event. AWARDS Cash prims: Awards given to the overall male/female and traditional age divisions.
 
Date, Time, & Location
August 20, 2017
05:45am
Around Lake Winnebago
 
Cost
See website for details
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Oshkosh Empty Bowls Soup Sampler

November 05, 2017


Description
The Soup Sampler is a biannual fundraiser for the area community pantries. How It Works: Purchase a ticket ahead of the event or at the door. Select from handcrafted bowls, sample delicious soups and breads from over 20 local restaurants while listening to live music. Proceeds from your ticket and from silent auctions will benefit food pantries and meal programs in the Oshkosh Community. The bowls are to be taken home as a reminder that someone's bowl is always empty in our community. Tickets can be purchase individually for bowls or soup or a combination. If you would like to volunteer, make bowls, or are a restaurant interested in donating soup or bread for the event, please email contact the organization.
 
Date, Time, & Location
November 5, 2017
04:00pm - 07:00pm
Becket's: 2 Jackson St, Oshkosh, WI 54901
 
Cost
$35.00
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B.I.D Tree Lighting Ceremony & Holiday Parade

November 16, 2017


Description
Join us for the tree lighting ceremony in Opera House Square and the B.I.D Holiday Parade!  This year's parade theme is "A Charlie Brown Christmas".
 
Date, Time, & Location
November 16, 2017
5-6pm Enjoy music in Opera House Square
6pm Tree Lighting Ceremony in Opera House Square
6:30pm  Holiday Parade
All happening in Downtown Oshkosh!
 
 
More Information
Parade application here
Sponsorship opportunities to be listed soon
 
*This is the 1st year the Downtown Business Improvement District is running the holiday parade. In past years the Oshkosh Chamber of Commerce put together the parade.
 
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