Celebrate your independence this month and enjoy summer at some of Oshkosh’s best events. July is the busiest month of the year, with numerous events taking place every week. If you’re bored, you’re just not looking hard enough.
Independence Day celebrations lead off the month in conjunction with the Sawdust Days Festival. Celebrate America’s birthday during the July 4th parade in downtown Oshkosh, followed by fireworks at dusk in Menominee Park.
The largest grass volleyball tournament in the country, the Waupaca Boatride Tournament, and one of the largest Christian music festivals in the country, Lifest, both take place the second weekend of July. Catch area athletes compete in the Winnebago County Triathlon or take a swim of your own during the Community Pool Party.
Rock and roll your way into the third weekend of July and enjoy the music. Rock USA, Waterfest, and the opening night of Live at the Leach have your music fix. Test your knowledge and sing the night away during Dark Nights at the Grand Lounge. The Square Fare adds a little extra flair to the Farmers Market and you can catch even more crafts on display at Faire on the Green.
Continue to sail through July as the annual Xtreme Regatta races around Lake Winnebago. Menominee Park invites children dress up for Princess and Super Hero Day. If you are looking to relax, take a Slow Roll with friends around Oshkosh. Opening day of Market in the Park will get your taste buds excited. Bring the kids to the Leach Amphitheater for free, family fun during Family Movie Night and Touch-A-Truck. Do you like food and cars? Go check out Ardy and Ed’s Cruise Night.
The world-renowned EAA AirVenture dominates the final week of July. If you are not into aviation, there is still plenty to do. The Leach Amphitheater hosts Live at the Leach and Family Movie Night. The Runway 5K gets you moving and the Main Street Music Festival will keep you moving.
You can enjoy a new event every day of the week in July and still not get to every event. With so much to do, Oshkosh truly lives up to its name as Wisconsin’s Event City. Find more of your favorite summer events on the official Oshkosh Event Calendar.