Events

Oshkosh Veterans Acupuncture Project

August 30, 2016


Description
The Oshkosh Veterans Acupuncture Project is offering FREE community style acupuncture for those returning from Iraq or Afghanistan, and veterans from all other past conflicts or wars, along with their family members.
 
General Information
The treatments are based on the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA) ear protocol, which has proven to be extremely powerful in alleviating symptoms of stress and trauma. During treatment, people sit fully clothed, in comfortable reclining chairs, while the acupuncturist places 5 tiny needles on each ear.The participants are invited to close their eyes and rest for 30 to 40 minutes as the acupuncture does its work.
 
Date, Time, & Location
Every Tuesday evening 
*By appointment only
404 N. Main Suite 801
To reserve an appointment time or find out more information, please call 920.230.7207
 
Cost
Free (donations welcome)
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Waterfest

September 01, 2016


Description
Waterfest is a Celebration of The Quality of Life we enjoy here in the Fox Valley Area. The name was chosen to draw attention to our most valuable, unique and recognizable resource, our waterways. The event takes place on the shores of the historic Fox River in Downtown Oshkosh. Some of the greatest musicians of our time perform in an intimate and accessible venue. The food generally consists of Wisconsin's best brats and burgers served by anyone of a dozen or so community volunteer organizations.

Depending on the weather and the artists strength of appeal anywhere from 2,500 to 7,500 visitors may be in attendance for any given evening. We generally enjoy about 60 to 70,000 guests during the entire 9 evenings of entertainment. The Oshkosh downtown eateries and clubs bustle before and after the event so come early, stay late, or both!

The Waterfest schedule is as follows:
June 16: Styx
June 23: 38 Special
July 14: Kansas
July 21: George Thorogood &The Destroyers
August 4: Robby Krieger of The Doors
August 11: Eric Burdon and The Animals
August 18: Starship Featuring Mickey Thomas
August 25: Blue Oyster Cult
September 1: Toto
 
Date, Time, & Location
First Waterfest of the season is Thursday, June 16th
Gate open times vary per week 
Leach Amphitheater
 
Cost
Cost varies depending on gate time arrival
* General Admission & VIP Admission Season Passes are available
**Admissions are free to US Armed Service Veterans (with proof of service:DD214) and to youth 12 and under when accompanied by parent/adult
***Teachers are free with School ID on OPENING night
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Dark Nights: Trivia

September 01, 2016


Description
When the theater is dark we'll add some nightlife! America’s Pub Quiz is the best live-hosted trivia show that brings a FREE quiz night to bars, pubs and restaurants throughout America! An entertaining evening to be had by all – guaranteed! It’s FREE to play! There will be prizes for the top 3 teams provided by the Grand Opera House. The full cash bar will be open starting at 7PM, with pizza, pretzels and nachos!
 
Date, Time, & Location
Every Thursday throught Sept. 1st
07:00pm - 12:00am
The Grand Opera House 100 High Ave. Oshkosh, WI 54901
 
Cost
Free
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Friday Fright Night

September 02, 2016


Description
Friday Fright Night presents classic 50′s and 60′s Sci-Fi + Horror movies in a theater setting. 
 
Date, Time, & Location
September 2: doors open at 6:30pm with the movie starting at 7pm
Time Community Theater located at 445 N. Main Street
 
General Information
Movie to be shown:  War of the Worlds (1953)
 
Cost
Admission is free.  Soda, popcorn and beer are available with a donation.
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Dark Nights: Karaoke

September 02, 2016


Description
When the theater is dark we'll add some nightlife! Stop in for some Karaoke stylings starting at 8:30PM. Sing your favorite tune or support your friends! The cash bar will be open with nachos, pizza and pretzels. The lounge is even open to pre-game!
 
Date, Time, & Location
Every Friday through Sept. 1st
07:00pm - 11:30pm
The Grand Opera House 100 High Ave. Oshkosh, WI 54901
 
Cost
Free
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The Backlot Comedy House Friday Night Show

September 02, 2016


Description
The Backlot Comedy House is your premiere stop for sketch and improv comedy in downtown Oshkosh. We offer an ever changing sketch line up with performers that are as funny as they are talented (that's a lot of talent!). The Backlot Comedy House is a unique and new experience for Oshkosh and we encourage you to come join in on the fun!
 *Must be 21+ to attend
 
Date, Time, & Location
Every Friday
09:00pm - 10:00pm
424 North Main Street
 
Cost
$10.00 for adults
$8.00 for students with a valid ID
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Stand Up Comedy Open Mic

September 02, 2016


Description
What is a comedy open mic, you say? What are ya, some kinda wingnut? This is your opportunity to test out some comedy material on mic, on stage, in front of a room of your peers. Seasoned veterans of comedy and pudgy babyfat greenie newbs to the scene can all feel comfortable in Oshkosh's premiere venue for all things comedy...The Backlot Comedy House! Join us at the Backlot Comedy House and get your name on the coveted list. Once on the list, you can both max and/or relax until your name is likely mispronounced by the host of the evening, then it is your chance to drop five minutes of original comedy on the eager waiting ears of the other comics and fans of comedy in the room. Five minutes. YA HEAR ME?! At the four minute mark, you'll get a light that is flashed at you, commonly known as "the light" (because it's a light), but I don't want you to start screaming and assume that the grim reaper has come to harvest your soul. I assure you that it's just a flashlight to alert you to the fact that you have told four minutes worth of jokes and that you have one minute remaining. Then at five minutes the light will once again flash at you and you'll know that your time has come to step back down into the audience and resume maxing and/or relaxing. Don't do comedy - come watch! It's FREE! 
 
Date, Time, & Location
Every Friday
10:30pm - 12:00am
The Backlot Comedy House, 424 N Main Street Downtown Oshkosh
 
Cost
FREE
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Oshkosh Saturday Farmers Market

September 03, 2016


General Information
With over 140 vendors every Saturday morning, the Downtown Market brings you fresh, in-season fruits and vegetables, eggs, honey, syrups, cheeses, pasture-raised meats and poultry, fish, jams, preserves, cut flowers, and nursery stock. A wide variety of handcrafted items are available throughout the season. Local food artisans bring fresh bread, candy, nuts, prepared foods and other goodies. Enjoy live music at the center of the Market from 9:00am until noon. On our website (www.OSFMI.com), find a list of Who’s Doing What and a Market Layout (updated every week). Also, check our Weekly Events for a list of our popular scheduled musicians and other special events. Every week finds various Community Outreach groups interacting with the Public. For the latest information, like us (Oshkosh Farmers Markets) on Facebook.
 
Date, Time, Location
Rain or Shine!
Location: 400 & 500 Blocks of North Main Street & 100 Block of Church Avenue
Date: Every Saturday June 4th-Oct 29th
Time: 8 AM to 12:30 PM
 
Music
September 3: Dornan
 
For More Information
Contact:  Karlene Leatherman, Market Manager
920-252-2533  or  DLKBLeatherman@sbcglobal.net
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Saturday Night Out

September 03, 2016


Description
Saturday Night Out is held on the 1st Saturday of each month from 4pm-11pm. Featuring Oshkosh Gallery Walk Artists This event is held throughout the downtown on Main Street, Oregon Street and the surrounding local area. Participating businesses will offer Art, Shopping, SALES, Classes, Music, Food & Drink Specials, Comedy, Movies, Special Attractions and Events! During this monthly event, businesses stay open for you to explore and be entertained for up to 7 hours! Shop, Eat, Enjoy More Shopping, then cap off your night with a movie, comedy or a live band!
 
Date, Time, & Location
August 6, 2016
04:00pm - 11:00pm
Downtown Oshkosh
 
Cost
FREE
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Gallery Walk

September 03, 2016


Description
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.
 
Date, Time, & Location
First Saturday of Every Month
6:00-9:00pm
Throughout Downtown Oshkosh
 
Cost
Free
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Downtown Night Out | Comedy Show & Painting |

September 03, 2016


Description
Enjoy a night out with friends! Paint a mug at Fire Escape and after attend an Improv Show at the Backlot Comedy House. $20 includes your comedy show ticket, and a mug (firing and paint included) The Downtown Night out will be held the first Saturday of every month at two different times. Ages 13-20 Painting at 6:00 Comedy Show at 7:30 Ages 21+ Painting at 7:30 Comedy Show at 9:00 No drink minimum. Drinks available for purchase at Backlot during show or from Bar430 while painting.
 
Date, Time, & Location
September 3, 2016
06:00pm - 10:00pm
Fire Escape & The Backlot Comedy House
 
Cost
$20.00
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Saturdays @ 7-Donnie Darko (2001)

September 03, 2016


Description
Admission is $3.00. Popcorn, soda, candy and beer will be available for purchase. Doors open at 6:30pm with the movie starting at 7:00pm. Time Community Theater 445 N. Main St. in Downtown Oshkosh
 
Date, Time, & Location
September 3, 2016
7:00pm
Time Community Theater
 
Cost
Admission is $3.00 (cash only).
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The Backlot Comedy House Saturday Night Show

September 03, 2016


Description
The Backlot Comedy House is your premiere stop for sketch and improv comedy in downtown Oshkosh. We offer an ever changing sketch line up with performers that are as funny as they are talented (that's a lot of talent!). The Backlot Comedy House is a unique and new experience for Oshkosh and we encourage you to come join in on the fun!
 *Must be 21+ to attend
 
Date, Time, & Location
Every Saturday
09:00pm - 10:00pm
424 North Main Street
 
Cost
$10.00 for adults
$8.00 for students with a valid ID
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Chalk Walk

September 10, 2016


Description
Artists and Community Members of all ages and levels of ability can participate!
Artists are invited to chalk up the sidewalk around Opera House Square.
Visitors and encouraged to join in and watch – there will be food, fun and music!
The Chalk Walk is brought to you by the Downtown Oshkosh Marketing Consortium including business owners from Downtown Oshkosh!
Registration and sponsorship forms are available on our website at http://downtownoshkoshchalkwalk.com/
 
Date, Time, & Location
September 10, 2016
Rain Date: October 1, 2016
08:00am - 06:00pm
Downtown Oshkosh: Opera House Square
 
Cost
Free
 
Additonal Info
This is family friendly event. There will be music, food, and art throughout the day in and around Opera House Square (300 N. Main St.)
  • Face painting
  • Balloon animals
  • Other additional activities/games
American Black Belt Academy (208 State St.) will also be holding a Children’s Chalk Contest  from 10:00– 11:00AM
Judging at 11:00AM
1st, 2nd and 3rd place trophies will be handed out in 2 categories
Age Groups:
4 to 7 years old
8 years old and up
 
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Downtown Trick or Treat

October 26, 2016


Description
Enjoy trick or treating store to store in our safe and friendly Downtown. 
 
Date, Time, & Location
Wednesday, October 26th
4:00-6:00pm 
Throughout Downtown Oshkosh
 
Additional Information
For a list and map of participating businesses please go to http://www.downtownoshkosh.com/bid-events.html
*List will be posted by Monday, October 24th
 
American Black Belt Academy (208 State St.) will also be having their Haunted Hallway from 4-6pm.
Admission is free.
 
Cost
FREE
 
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