Downtown Appleton summer events schedule released

Downtown Appleton
College Avenue looking east toward downtown Appleton (WLUK/Scott Hurley)

APPLETON (WLUK) -- Art, music and food: A summer of activities is once again planned in downtown Appleton.

Appleton Downtown Inc. has released the schedule of events in the area.

Art on the Town

Art on the Town takes place from 5-8 p.m. the third Friday of each month from May-September. Artists and performers will be showcased at several venues in the downtown area.

  • May 17: Student Art Showcase
  • June 21: Make Music Day
  • July 19: Chalk on the Town
  • Aug. 16: Paint the Town
  • Sept. 20: PARK(ing) Day

Lunchtime LIVE!

Lunchtime LIVE! concerts will be staged form 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursdays between May 30 and Aug. 29 (except July 4). The concerts will be held at Houdini Plaza.

  • May 30: Scotty Meyer
  • June 6: Joe Sly
  • June 13: Street Music Artists
  • June 20: Russ Reiser
  • June 27: Tom Winch
  • July 11: Stewart Ellyson
  • July 18: Dr. Dobbe
  • July 25: TJ & Lynn
  • Aug. 1: Mile of Music Artists
  • Aug. 8: Molly Conrad
  • Aug. 15: Strategic
  • Aug. 22: Rock U All-Stars
  • Aug. 29: John Lambert

Heid Music Summer Concert Series

Concerts are scheduled for 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Houdini Plaza on Thursdays between May 30 and Aug. 29 (except July 4).

  • May 30: Cool Waters Band
  • June 6: Glam Band
  • June 13: Ask Your Mother
  • June 20: Porky’s Groove Machine
  • June 27: Road Trip
  • July 11: Conscious Pilot
  • July 18: Spicy Tie Band
  • July 25: The Presidents
  • Aug. 1: Mile of Music Artist Showcase
  • Aug. 8: Mistrial
  • Aug. 15: Saddlebrook
  • Aug. 22: Unity the Band
  • Aug. 29: RPM

Downtown Appleton Farm Market

The Saturday morning farm market begins June 15 and runs through Oct. 26, except Sept. 28, which is Octoberfest. It runs from 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

New this year is the Trout Museum of Art’s Farm Market Drop-off, where kids can create art at the museum's studios while their parents shop at the market. It is available to children between 5 and 11 years old, and is $5 per child. A maximum of four children per family are allowed. Hours are 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Downtown Trolley

The trolley runs from 5-11 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays, and 8 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturdays, between June 6 and Sept. 28.

A full calendar of events, including the Flag Day Parade, Art at the Park, Mile of Music and Octoberfest, is available online.