DORA stands for Downtown Outdoor Refreshment Area and will be introduced to Downtown Oshkosh this summer! This pilot program allows people to carry alcoholic drinks in public spaces within a designated area in Downtown Oshkosh. Locals and tourists can enjoy a stroll and a drink on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Beer, wine, & cocktails can be consumed inside DORA boundaries by purchasing drinks from participating DORA establishments.


Enjoy the DORA in Downtown Oshkosh
Take a Stroll

Enjoy a stroll on your way to a movie at the Time Community Theater or a show at The Grand in Oshkosh.


On select Thursdays throughout the summer, enjoy live music at Waterfest at the Leach Amphitheater! Plan to enjoy appetizers or dinner with friends beforehand at one of Oshkosh's local restaurants, then take your drinks to go on your walk to the Leach!

Public Art

Enjoy DORA while checking out some of Oshkosh's local art installations. Check out the Mini Mural Project and visit all 20 art pieces around different buildings downtown. Learn more about the history of Oshkosh through the Powered by History project and stop by all eleven electrical boxes throughout the downtown area, which are covered in historical images from Oshkosh’s past. Grab a selfie in front of the Emma Daisy Mural, in the alley of Fairylane, and stay tuned for a new mural installation coming this August!

Have a Picnic

Grab your favorite meal and a beverage from one of our downtown restaurants to-go and enjoy a picnic in Opera House Square.

Enjoy the Music

Enjoy live music and fun in Opera House Square every Thursday in August and September from 5:30-7:00pm! Grab your favorite meal or beverage from one of our downtown restaurants and enjoy music from various local artists – full lineup coming soon!

First Fridays

Enjoy all Downtown Oshkosh has to offer the first Friday of each month from 5-9pm (which are also the DORA hours)! Every First Friday you can check out the coolest art galleries, shop late, see awesome live musicians, enjoy great cuisine, and partake in fun downtown experiences with your favorite beverage.

Learn more about the DORA here!

DORA Boundaries

Stay the night in Oshkosh—click here for overnight options!