We love our local community and want to let you know about the various Appleton events happening in the near future!

Do you have some Appleton events, shows, charitable meetings, and more coming up soon that you’d like to include on this page?  CONTACT US!

Franklin Properties Events

Events held for the public at Franklin Properties at 500 W Franklin Street, Appleton, WI 54911. We look forward to seeing you there.

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If you are planning on enrolling in Medicare this season or just want to learn more, come to one of these free Medicare Neighborhood Meetings at our facility at 500 W Franklin Street in Appleton

November 10th at 9:30am or 1:30pm

November 17th at 9:30am or 1:30pm

December 1st at 9:30am or 1:30pm

Learn the truth about Medicare and what it covers and what it does not. For more details and information about other locations contact us.


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Appleton Events

There are many exciting things happening here and in the local area. In fact, Appleton events include all kinds of festivals, farmer’s markets, special performances, holiday showcases, and more. You’ll find fun activities for all ages so that you and your family members can spend some quality time together. There are also new and exciting things to do with your friends and romantic events for date night.

Check this page for upcoming concerts, children’s activities, fairs, and more!

Farmer's Market

November 6th will be an indoor farmers market at City Center Plaza

9am - 12pm

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Monthly Wine Tasting

Come in anytime between 2-4 and sample 6 wines and learn about them from David who is real smart about this stuff! But that’s not all, we’ll give you a 10% discount off any quantity of the feature wines during the tasting. Normally you have to buy 6 bottles to get this discount. Best of all, it’s at the greatest price point ever…FREE! Just come in, grab a glass off the tasting table and start sampling! RSVP on Facebook by clicking HERE.


Limited On-Site Registration Available:

If you would still like to register for the 2021 Houdini 10k on November 6th, please e-mail to start the process. 

The fee is $55 and cash or check made out to Run Away Shoes is accepted on site.

Packet Pick-Up:

Friday, Nov. 5 from 3pm-7pm & Saturday, Nov. 6 from 7:30am – 8:45am in the tent at Jones Park, Appleton


November 6, 2021



Start: Houdini Plaza

Finish: Jones Park

Appleton, WI

How Far?

10k Run/Walk

Christmas Parade Dancers

After a one-year hiatus, the Appleton Parade Committee is proud to present the 50th Downtown Appleton Christmas Parade on Tuesday, November 23, 2021. “Santa Claus is coming back to College Avenue,” said Corey Otis, Appleton Parade Committee Chairperson. “We’re thrilled the jolly old elf, marching bands, and bright, beautiful floats will return to Downtown Appleton.”

The Downtown Appleton Christmas Parade is the largest nighttime parade in the Midwest. The parade will begin at 7:00 p.m. and move east on College Avenue from State Street to Drew Street. The Downtown Appleton Christmas parade annually draws 80,000 spectators to Downtown Appleton. Additionally, a television audience of over 100,000 view the parade live and during rebroadcasts on CBS 5, WFRV-TV.

The theme of this year’s parade is “Superhero Christmas!" The Parade Committee encourages all floats and walking units to embrace this year's theme by highlighting heroes: real and/or fictional. From webslingers to first responders, caped crusaders to frontline workers, area kids and adults are inspired by the courage and sacrifice they see on the page, on the screen, and in our community. We’re all hoping we can enjoy a “super” celebration of the holiday season.

Group Running
Turkey Trot

Shirts and bibs can be picked up at the Fox Cities Exhibition Center between 2—6 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 24 and beginning at 6:30 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day.

The Trot will start promptly at 8 a.m. with a wave start.

  • Wave One: 5-Mile Run

  • Wave Two: 2-Mile Fun Run

  • Wave Three: 2-Mile Walk

  • Wave Four: Dog Jog

Please line up in the appropriate wave. Slow movers and strollers are asked to line up near the back of their respective group.

Please note that the course will split at Franklin St. at the 1.67 mile mark so please make sure you are following the signs — if you turn left you will be on the 5-mile course and there is no turning back.