10 Ways to Have Fun in the Fox Cities on a Budget

Written by: Karen Treml, Visitor Services Coordinator

  1. Live Music
    Heid Music Summer Concert Series, Downtown Appleton: June 2nd – September 1st. Every Thursday from 5:30-8:30pm in Houdini Plaza and at JOnes Park on the 3rd Thursday of every month.
    Neenah’s Evening Concert Series, June 15th – August 24th , Every other Wednesday 6-8pm, Shattuck Park.
    Appleton City Band Concerts, Tuesday Evenings, Pierce Park, 7pm Starting June 14th -August 16th .
  2. Art on the Town, Downtown Appleton: Every third Friday May – August, from 6-9pm
  3. Downtown Appleton Trolley: June 2nd – September 23rd . Thursday, Friday 5-11pm, Saturday 8am-11pm.
  4. Disc Golfing
    Grignon Park, Kaukauna – O’Hauser Park, Neenah – Pierce Park, Appleton – Plamann Park, Appleton – Telulah Park, Appleton
  5. Check out our area Farm Markets!
    Downtown Appleton, Saturdays 8am-12:30pm
    Downtown Neenah & Kaukauna, Saturdays 8am – 12pm
    Greenville Lions Park, Wednesday 3-7pm
    Menasha, Thursdays 2-6pm
    Hortonville, Thursdays 3-6:30pm at Alonzo Park
  6. Hike or bike ride on our amazing 100+ miles of trails throughout the Fox Cities. Rent a bike to ride the trails from Recyclist Bicycle Company in Kaukauna and Appleton or Cranked Bike Studio in Neenah. Stop in our Visitor Center and pick up a Fox Cities Trail Map! 3433 W College Ave
  7. Explore Fox Cities nature at one of our Nature Centers.
    Gordon Bubolz Nature Preserve – Appleton
    Heckrodt Wetland Reserve – Menasha
    1000 Islands Environmental Center – Kaukauna
  8. High Cliff State Park Open House Weekend and Free Fishing Weekend. No State Park sticker needed and no Fishing License required. June 4th-5th. Enjoy 15 miles of hiking trails and gorgeous views.
  9. Spend a day on the water and kayak the Fox River. Stop in for our Visitor Guide Map or check our website for area boat/kayak launches.
  10. Enjoy a Timber Rattlers game at the Fox Cities Stadium, the Milwaukee Brewers single ‘A’ affiliate team! Check out their website for all their promotional home games!
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