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A Glimpse of Oshkosh: 2016 Events

Happy New Year! As we journey into 2016, which is going to be the best year ever by the way, here is a glimpse of a few exciting events happening in Oshkosh this year:

WINTER (Jan.-Feb.)


Home & Outdoor Living Expo, 22-24; Sunnyview Expo Center

Taste of Oshkosh; 31; Sunnyview Expo Center


EAA Ski Plane Fly-In; 6; EAA

Special Olympics Polar Plunge; 20; Millers Bay

Battle on Bago: Winter Edition; 26, 27; Menominee Park/Lake WinnebagoPolar Plungers

SPRING (Mar.-May)


Rooms of Blooms; 3-6, 10-13 Paine Art Center & Gardens

Hops N’ Props; 5; EAA

WPS Farm Show; 29-31; EAA

St. Patrick’s Parade & Party; 19; Downtown Oshkosh


Special Olympics Indoor Sports Tournament; 9, 10; UW-Oshkosh

Oshkosh Marathon, Half Marathon, Relay and 5K; 23, 24; Downtown & City-wide


Festival of Spring; 21; Paine Art Center & Gardens

Cabela’s National Walleye Tour; 26, 27; Millers Bay

Greater Raider Softball Tournament; 28-30; Menominee ParkOshkosh Marathon_2015(16)

SUMMER (June-Aug.)


Thunder in the Park; 4, 5; South Park

Oshkosh on the Water Soccer Tournament; 10-12; Winnebago County Park

Oshkosh Irish Fest; 11, 12; Leach Amphitheater

59th Winnebagoland Art Fair; 12; South ParkFestival_of_Spring_Crescent_Moon

Country USA; 14-18; Ford Festival Park

Battle on Bago: Summer Edition; 18, 19; Menominee Park/Lake Winnebago

Miss Wisconsin Pageant; 19-26; Alberta Kimball

Sawdust Days; 30-7/4; Menominee Park


Sawdust Days; 6/30-4; Menominee Park

Lifest; 7-10; Sunnyview Expo CenterSawdust IMG_4400

Waupaca Boatride Tournament/US Open Grass Volleyball; 8-10; Brighton Acres

Rock USA; 14-16; Ford Festival Park

Faire on the Green; 17 Paine Art Center & Gardens

EAA AirVenture; 25-31; EAA


Winnebago County Fair; 2-7; Winnebago County ParkLifest_DSC_9175

Greater WI Outdoor Sportsman’s Festival; 12-14; Sunnyview Expo Center

Midwest Cornhole Championship; 20; Leach Amphitheater

Color Vibe 5K; 20; EAA

Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball; 27, 28; Downtown Oshkosh

FALL (Sept.-Oct.)


Great Lakes Logging & Heavy Equipment Expo; 8-10; Sunnyview Expo Center

Dragon Boat Race & Festival; 17; Leach Amphitheater

Oshkosh 45th Annual Gem & Mineral Show; 24, 25; Sunnyview Expo Center


Oktoberfest; 1; Corner of 6th Ave. & Oregon St.

Oshkosh Chili Cook-Off; 8; Downtown OshkoshColorVibe5k_39

WINTER (Nov.-Dec.)


Oshkosh Holiday Parade; Nov. 10; Downtown Oshkosh

Nutcracker in the Castle; Nov. 18 – Jan. 9; Paine Art Center & Gardens

Deck the Halls; Nov. 19 – Dec. 31; Oshkosh Public Museum

Celebration of Lights; Nov. 22 – Dec. 31; Menominee ParkCOL_022


Gallery Walk; 1st Saturday, monthly; Downtown Oshkosh

Waterfest; Thursday nights, summer; Leach Amphitheater

Live at the Leach; Tuesday nights, summer; Leach Amphitheater

Movie Night at the Leach; Select Friday nights, summer; Leach Amphitheater

Live at Lunch; Wednesday afternoons, summer; Opera House SquareFarmersMarket_29

Summer Farmers Market; Saturdays; Downtown Oshkosh

Winter Farmers Market; Saturdays; Merrill Middle School

Market in the Park; Wednesdays, summer; South Park

On the Loos Public Cocktail Cruies; Wednesdays & Fridays, summer; Riverwalk

EAA WWII Nose Art Exhibit; Jan. – Dec., EAA Museum

Be the Dinosaur; Feb. 1 – May 16; Oshkosh Public MuseumLeach1

Joy Moon Watercolors; Feb. 6 – April 17; Paine Art Center & Gardens

Audubon’s Birds of America; May 7 – Oct. 16; Paine Art Center & Gardens

Check out more events on our online event calendar.


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