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Summer in WI!

Chalk on the Town in Appleton

Summer in Wisconsin is welcome every year, but it seems it is being looked forward to even more this year!  The good news is that Downtowns around the state are proceeding with most, if not all of their traditional events, especially those that take place outdoors.  That means Parades, Concerts, Farm Markets, Art Strolls, Marathons and more are all on the calendar.  

Downtown Managers are working with local authorities as well as following  state, national and CDC health guidelines.  Individual communities and events have different policies regarding masks, social distancing, cleaning and sanitizing, but these are publicized on-line and with signage at events. Also note some of the events are also being used as an opportunity to provide additional COVID vaccination sites.  Check these websites for ideas on how to clearly convey your policies and updates:  and and

Here is a list and links to some of this summer’s events around the state.  If you have questions, feel free to reach out to those organizing the events.  And if your downtown is doing something unique, we would love to hear about it and share it with other downtowns around the state.  Email us at [email protected].

June 16 (weekly on Weds): Farmers Market on Broadway in Green Bay

June 16 (weekly on Weds and Sat): Outdoor Farmers Markets in Monroe 

June 18-20, July 16-18, Aug. 20-22: Downtown Creates in Appleton

June 19 (weekly on Sat): Farm Market in Appleton and Neenah

June 25-26: Cool City Classic Car Show & Cruise in Two Rivers

June 26: Superior Vistas Bike Tour in Ashland  

June 26, July 10, July 24, Aug. 14, Aug 28, Sept 11, Sept 25: East Side Art Market In Milwaukee

July 1 (weekly on Thurs) Summer Concerts in Appleton

July 4: Traditional Parade, Carnival,  City Band Concert, Fire run, and Fireworks in Ashland

July 4: 4th of July Celebration in Monroe

July 10-11: Chalkfest in Wausau

July 16, 30, Aug. 21 & Sept 17: Summer Concert Series in Monroe

July 17: Bay Days on Main Street in Ashland 

July 23-25: Snowfest in Two Rivers

Aug. 19: Farm to Table Sunset Dinner in Neenah

Aug. 27: Car Show in Monroe

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