Oshkosh – From now until spring, Oshkosh is ready to entertain you with flowers, treats, musical shows and drag queens.
Oshkosh Winter Farmers Market
The Oshkosh Winter Farmers Market continues through April with Craft Show Market Day on February 11th at the Oshkosh Arena, 1212 S. Main Street, and April 8th at the Oshkosh Convention Center, 2 N. Main Street. The downtown farmers market starts June 3rd.
Downtown Oshkosh Chocolate Stroll
Downtown Oshkosh’s Chocolate Stroll, celebrating its second year on February 11, invites guests to tour downtown while eating chocolate treats at designated stops. Tickets are $20 at downtownoshkosh.com.
EAA Winter Flight Fest
The EAA Winter Flight Fest invites aviation enthusiasts and their children for a hands-on experience on February 11th from 8am to 4pm at the EAA Aviation Museum (3000 Poberezny Road). There will be a flying simulator, an experimental X-Plane and wind tunnel pararescue challenge, an airplane model building contest, and a skiplane fly-in. Admission for all non-EAA members, except ski planes, is $12.50 for adults, $10.50 for seniors 62 and over, $9.50 for children ages 6 to 18, and free for children 5 and under.
Amplify the Oshkosh Conference
Amplify Oshkosh, an information technology organization through the Oshkosh Chamber of Commerce, held its annual meeting on March 7, where Colan Treml, the chamber’s director of economic development, called it “modernizing change.” We have a keynote speaker from Vancouver who will discuss the These conferences help Amplify achieve its goal of empowering companies and professionals with technology, providing them with opportunities and resources to grow as technology advances.
Promote Leadership Breakfast
Another opportunity for young professionals is Propel, hosting a leadership breakfast for members at the MToxins Venom Lab, followed by volunteer opportunities at the Oshkosh Community Pantry on February 20th. For more information, visit propeloshkosh.net.
The annual Paynes Festival of Spring Plants and Vendor Sale takes place on the corner of Elmwood and Congress Avenues on May 20, featuring a wide selection of perennials and over 100 stalls selling arts, crafts and garden supplies. Vendors participate. The festival also includes live entertainment and free admission to Paine Mansion and Gardens.
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Upcoming Events at Grand Oshkosh
Music, comedy and ballet with a twist are just some of the entertainment awaiting visitors at Grand Oshkosh in the coming months.
Tickets for each show are available at thegrandoshkosh.showware.com.
- Kent Rader – Boomer Comedy, Jan. 28 at 7:30 p.m.
- Elton John and Billy Joel’s Piano Men starring John Witter at 7:30pm on February 4th.
- Big Fish Music Production at Oshkosh North High School, February 16-18 at 7pm, February 19 at 2pm.
- A cappella group Six Appeal, February 23 at 7:30 PM.
- Celtic band Gaelic Storm, February 24th at 8pm.
- Comedian Tim Bedore on The Bob & Tom Radio Show, Feb. 25 at 7:30 p.m.
- “Gypsy Jazz” Band Harmonious Weil March 17th at 7:30pm.
- Mutts Gone Nuts! Dog Cabaret April 2nd at 7pm.
- Ballet Cocktail Hour with a twist: The Show, April 15, 7:30 PM.
- Girls Night: The Musical, April 30th at 3pm.
- 80s Night Out is a 1980s cover, May 5th at 7:30pm.
- Close to You: The Music of The Carpenters, May 20, 7:30 p.m.
Tickets for the Oshkosh West High School SpongeBob Musical performance are available through the Grand Oshkosh website, but the performance will take place at the Alberta Kimball Auditorium, 375 N. Eagle Street. January 28th and January 29th at 2pm.
Oshkosh Arena Events Through March
The Oshkosh area welcomes a variety of acts, including drag shows and music by BB King and Journey.
Tickets are available at oshkosharena.com/events.
Missed an event? Please contact Daphne Lemke at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow @daphlemke on Twitter.