Special Olympics

With a quarter of the year over already, time is really flying by, but we can all look forward to an eventful April here in Oshkosh, Wisconsin’s Event City. Yes, the weather has been as unpredictable as ever, but that’s Wisconsin. Hopefully, as we push ahead into April, the weather warms up and we can spend more time enjoying events and playing outside.

The first week of April is host to a couple, very special events. Dancing for Little Stars is a friendly competition among couples and groups of ‘local celebrity’ dancers. The event is put on to help raise money and awareness for child abuse prevention in the Oshkosh area. The Special Olympics Indoor Sports Tournament is back for the 40th year in Oshkosh. More than 600 athletes compete in this annual tournament. A fly-in breakfast at the EAA and an art show at the Hilton Garden also highlight a fun weekend.

WinefeastThe Oshkosh Recreation Department is celebrating its 100th Anniversary during the second week of April. It’s a great time to check out all the wonderful programs available to the community through the department. Hysterical Productions: Into the Woods begins its two-week run of performances. Enjoy the stories of well-known characters in this irreverent Tony Award-winning musical deconstruction of works by the Brothers Grimm.

There is no shortage of things to do during the third week of April. You will only have a couple more opportunities to see ‘Into the Woods’ so get to the Grand Opera House before the show is over. One of Oshkosh’s most anticipated events of the year, Winefeast, invites guests to sample wine and help raise money for the Boys and Girls Club of Oshkosh. For all the outdoor enthusiasts, the Oshkosh Marathon, Half Marathon, Relay and 5K gives you a chance to run to your heart’s content.Oshkosh Marathon_2015(3)

The final week of April offers something for everyone. Propel Oshkosh is celebrating Young Professionals Week with events every day, concluding the week with its annual Casino Night. Run Away to the Bay, a 55-mile relay, gives you another chance to get outside and run around. It’s your last chance to get to the Farmers Market until it comes back in June. You can also check out the African Violet Show or listen to the Oshkosh Symphony Orchestra this week.

If you have not seen the Joye Moon Watercolors exhibit at the Paine Art Center and Gardens, get there while you still can. The exhibit ends April 16. Be the Dinosaur at the Oshkosh Public Museum and the Rare WWII Nose Art Exhibit at the EAA Museum, are must see exhibits as well. The nose art collect will be in Oshkosh all year, but Be the Dinosaur comes to an end next month.

There are always too many events to list. Go to our Events Page and check out the complete list of Oshkosh events. Remember, new events are added every week so check back often and enjoy an amazing April!