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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 headliner schedule is as follows:
July 11: Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
July 18: Phillip Phillips
August 1: Burton Cummings of The Guess Who
August 8: Dennis Deyoung: The Music of Styx
August 15: The Zombies


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

Date(s) & Time(s)

Start: Thu, Jul 11th 2019 5:00 PM
End: Thu, Jul 11th 2019 11:00 PM


Leach Amphitheater

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