5 Great Reasons to Celebrate Our Beautiful Wisconsin Summer at Waterfest

  1. Experience an exceptional sense of community with family, like minded friends and associates in a sparkling summer setting. 
  2. Enjoy great live entertainment from National & International touring artists at exceptional values such as The Beach Boys; Trombone Shorty and The Orleans Avenue; Gov’t Mule, Night Ranger and many more!
  3. Acquaint yourself with the sensational Leach Amphitheater, which resides in a lovely park-like setting.
  4. Be part of the action by getting involved in the club-like atmosphere in the Reserved SRO Area or enjoy the performance on your blanket or lawn chair with friends.
  5. Meet new and old friends before and after the show along the Oshkosh Riverwalk or at one of the many lively pubs, bistros and beer gardens within walking distance.

Come & Go as You Please

This allows for attendees to re-enter Waterfest if you're needing to run to your car quick to grab or dispose of gear.

Arrive Early

Most shows have discounted admission for “Early Birds." Take advantage of arriving early & to head to a neighboring restaurant or pubs to meet friends or enter and catch the many superb supporting acts!

Come by Boat

You can come by boat and ‘boat gate’-- Docking is free along the Riverwalk.  The Waterfest Navy comes to ROCK!


You can tail gate in the Riverside Park & Amphitheater lots as a place to gather friends before the show.

Other Waterfest Facts

  • More than 1,000 acts have performed at Waterfest
  • 120 volunteers help make Waterfest happen each week - equivalating to 7,500 volunteer hours
  • More than 1 million fans visits have been hosted
  • Over 3 dozen Rock and Roll Hall of Fame artists and acts have graced our stage
  • Please tip the Service Clubs manning the concessions, they are giving a precious summer night up for your enjoyment
  • Waterfest promotes Oshkosh On The Water and our quality of life consistently for more than 4 months throughout the summer each year!
  • Get all the details on everything Waterfest all summer long at http://www.waterfest.org/


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