Oshkosh Events

June 30-July 4
Sawdust Days

Menominee Park
Oshkosh, WI 54901
A multi-cultural, multi-event, mostly happening in Menominee Park, right next to Lake Winnebago. The area is rich with Native American Historical significance. Go back in time to the 1870’s when Oshkosh had 24 sawmills, 15 shingle mills, and 7 sash and door factories and was known as the “Sawdust City”! Experience these times when you visit the annual “Sawdust Days” festival, which features five days of music, food, fun, parades and the largest 4th of July fireworks display in the Fox Valley on the shores of Lake Winnebago. With 4 stages of music, Sawdust Days is one of the country’s most unique family festivals since it’s really 3 separate festivals in 1. Over 150,000 people attend over 5 days.

July 2
Gallery Walk

Throughout Downtown Oshkosh
On the First Saturday of every month Downtown Oshkosh comes alive with the Oshkosh Gallery Walk. From 6-9pm Oshkosh galleries and businesses open their doors to feature artwork of all varieties and genres. Come join the hundreds of other art lovers who make Oshkosh the place to be on the First Saturday of every month.

July 4
4th of July Parade

Downtown Oshkosh
N. Main St.
Oshkosh, WI 54901
Over 125 marching units, floats and bands. Celebrated in conjunction with Sawdust Days.

Omro 4th of July
Scott Park
515 E. Main Street
Omro, WI
The parade will begin at noon. The Parade will begin at the corner of Omreau Avenue and Main Street and flow west down Main Street until it reaches Webster Avenue where it will make a left turn and flow South down Webster and begin to disperse.

July 7-10

Sunnyview Expo Center
500 E County Road Y
Oshkosh, WI 54901
Wisconsin’s largest Christian music festival with 150 acts on seven stages. Christian rock with music and entertainment, games, fireworks, worship services, swimming, pottery workshops and more.

July 14
Women in Management meeting

La Sure’s Banquet Hall in Oshkosh
11:15 a.m. to 1:00 p.m
Women in Management, Inc. is a dynamic professional group in Northeast Wisconsin dedicated to the professional growth, development, and success of women in a relaxed, social environment. Join the Oshkosh Chapter for lunch, networking, and a relevant professional development presentation. The cost is $15.00 and non-members are always welcome! Contact Anne at by Friday, July 8th to register.

July 13
The Root of Your Truth

presented by Renee Beese The Midwest Mystic
The Time Community Theater
Downtown Oshkosh
Doors open 6:15 show 7 pm
VIP $25 ~ $15 tickets online or at door
2 Hours of NO BS Life Concepts Disguised as Entertainment. Q & A, Curiosities, and Audience Reading
for the known & the unknown. Special “appearance” is The Time haunted and what do I do when I feel creeped out?

July 14-16
Rock USA

Ford Festival Park
2535 W Ripple Rd
Oshkosh, WI 54904
Rock USA is ‘Solid Rock. No Limits.’ and will present an incredibly broad mix of world-class rock stars. Don’t try to lay a description on our talent mix because it won’t work. We intend to break a few rules and we intend to get downright aggressive about it. Count on it… we will take it to the edge. If it’s kickass festival stuff… it belongs at Rock USA!

July 14 & 21
Waterfest 2016

Leach Amphitheater
303 Ceape Ave.
Oshkosh, WI
Oshkosh’s best summer music concert series, Waterfest, will be at the Leach Amphitheater Thursday nights throughout the summer. The 2016 Waterfest season boosts an outstanding line-up of Jazz, Pop, Rock, R&B, Blues and Roots music. Enjoy music, food and drinks at this great venue situated right on the beautiful Fox River. The downtown patios, beer gardens and clubs bustle before and after the event, so come early and stay late! The Park and Riverfront welcomes boaters and tailgaters who picnic before and during the event. The Amphitheater gates usually open before 6PM and as early as 5PM. Music generally starts a few minutes after the gates open. Waterfest beats the heat and those summer re-runs!

July 15-17
Sovereign State Days

Main St
Winneconne, WI 54986
Each year we celebrate the anniversary of The Sovereign State of Winneconne with a slew of events and activities for the entire community. We offer many free activities and those that aren’t free are priced so that as many people as possible can participate and enjoy them. Events featured include live music, fireworks, 5K, sports tournaments, truck & tractor pull, parade, artisan fair, pancake breakfast, Ecumenical Worship Service, and more.

July 17
Faire on the Green

Paine Art Center and Gardens
1410 Algoma Blvd
Oshkosh, WI 54901
Visit the Paine Art Center and Gardens to experience the largest art and craft fair of the summer in Oshkosh. From photography to jewelry to watercolors and pottery, the creations of more than 100 artists and craftspeople are showcased. In addition, the Corner Market features unique antiques, imported and retail items. The free event also includes a variety of fair food for sale as well as live entertainment.

July 25-31
EAA AirVenture Oshkosh

EAA AirVenture Museum
3000 Poberezny Rd
Oshkosh, WI 54902
The world’s largest gathering for recreational pilots and aviation enthusiasts. Features more than 10,000 airplanes and 750,000 people. 500 forums/seminars, 700 product exhibitors. Concessions. Air shows daily.

July 27-31
Oshkosh Main Street Music Festival

Opera House Square – Main Street
6:00pm – 9:00pm
The Oshkosh Main Street Music Festival is a Celebration of the City of Oshkosh and the amazing Downtown Community. The festival overall features 100+ Musicians, Artists, Comedians & Entertainers. Wednesday July 27 features a family friendly Community Drum Circle starting at 6pm.

July 29
4th Annual Ducky Days at Pollock Community Water Park

Pollock Community Water Park
1550 Taft Ave.
Oshkosh, WI
A “Ducky” of a day of fun at Pollock Community Water Park! Join us for a day of fun-filled activities and swimming! Ducky games & prizes; pick-a-duck, chuck-a-duck, & Toss-a-duck! Earn “Ducky Dollars” & Race your duck down the lazy river!! “Duckies” are available for purchase July 1st. FREE to season passholders!

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