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Go on an Oshkosh Summer Getaway

Find BIG summer fun in Wisconsin’s Event City!

This summer, Oshkosh offers hundreds of fun and exciting events. There’s something happening every single day! You’ll find concerts, festivals, races, sporting events, farmers markets, art exhibitions and more. In addition to a nearly endless list of events, Oshkosh offers the EAA AirVenture Museum, home to more than 250 aircraft, and the Oshkosh Public Museum, one of the best regional history museums in the Midwest. Visit the English gardens at the Paine Art Center and Gardens. Spend the day in downtown Oshkosh and discover interesting shops and galleries. Take a stroll along the scenic River Walk. Bike the Wiouwash State Trail. Explore the Outlet Shoppes at Oshkosh for brand-name bargains at more than 40 big-name retailers. Go fishing, boating and sailing on 138,000-acre Lake Winnebago, Wisconsin’s largest inland lake. Use this website to find upcoming events, places to eat, where to stay and things to do. See below to find out what’s happening now in Oshkosh.

What's Happening


Outdoor and On-the-Water Eateries

One of the best things about summer is the chance to have a meal outside. Here are three Oshkosh restaurants where you can dine outdoors and on the water. Wendt’s, located on the shores of Lake Winnebago, is famous for its fish fry. And for good reason:  their fried perch is arguably the best in the Read More

EAA AirVenture

EAA AirVenture

July 28-August 3 Experimental Aircraft Association Grounds The biggest event of the year is just around the corner. EAA AirVenture will attract approximately 500,000 people to Oshkosh, July 28-August 3. In the days leading up to EAA AirVenture, pilots and their aircraft will travel to Oshkosh from all over the world. Airplanes of every shape Read More


A Visitor’s Guide to Staying Cool in Oshkosh

Summer is a wonderful time to visit Oshkosh. The community offers numerous outdoor concerts, lots of summer festivals and the dancing waves of Lake Winnebago. Being in Oshkosh during the summer can be a delightful experience. Even when a heat wave sweeps through Oshkosh, it’s still a great place to be. That’s because there are Read More



July 10-13 Sunnyview Expo Center For four days, the Sunnyview Expo Center will come alive with Lifest 2014. This Christian music festival attracts more than 15,000 people each year. Live music is at the center of Lifest. Musical acts include Casting Crowns, Newsboys, Family Force 5, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, For King & Country, Tobymac, Skillet, Read More


Matisse as Printmaker

June 28 – October 19 Paine Art Center and Gardens Experience more than 60 artworks from one of the twentieth century’s most famous artists, Henri Matisse, coming soon to the Paine Art Center and Gardens. The exhibition highlights the full range of Matisse’s printmaking techniques and favorite themes and includes etchings, monotypes, lithographs and more. Read More


Oshkosh’s English Gardens

The Paine’s gardens dazzle during the summer If you’re looking for a place to spend a summer day, you can’t go wrong with a stroll through the Paine Art Center and Gardens, 1410 Algoma Boulevard. The Paine estate’s builders, Nathan and Jessie Kimberly Paine, built their mansion and surrounding gardens in the style of an Read More

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Event Minute - July 17, 2014

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