February 28, 2022

Appleton is “One Great Place” in March and April!

There’s a whole lot to do in Appleton all year long. The City of Appleton continues to work hard to offer an array of experiences for both its residents and its visitors!  As we bounce back from the COVID situation, it looks like we’re off to a good start in 2022.  After several successful plays, concerts, athletic events, and shows in January and February, here are some of the events topping the list for the next two months!


The Fox Valley Symphony Orchestra
The string section of a symphony orchestra in performance

The orchestra takes center stage for their Spring Concert at Thrivent Hall of the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center.  The program, on Saturday, March 12th at 7:30 pm under the direction of Dr. Kevin F.E. Sütterlin, includes:

Louise Farrenc (1804-1875): Overture No. 1, op.23, E Minor
Jessie Montgomery (b. 1981): Soul Force
Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (1875-1912): Ballade in A Minor, op.33

Dr. Sütterlin is passionate about exploring new, non-traditional forms of musical experience together with the community. More information about the Spring Concert and tickets can be found at:

Appleton’s Community Public Market

The Community Public Market debuted in February and returns to the Fox Cities Exhibition Center on Saturday, March 19 from 9 am – 2 pm.  One great place for a community gathering!   Explore vendors and offerings in Farm Market Square, Artisan Alley, Wellness Walkway, Tasty Trail, Retail Road, and Play & Learn Lane.  Walk the Community Public Market during the winter months and feel transported to the familiar outdoor Farm Market atmosphere where community neighbors come together to offer a taste of the Fox Cities.

Garden Conference 2022

On Saturday, March 26, the Outagamie County Master Gardeners Association invites you to Join them in welcoming spring and learning more about gardening.  The one day conference will take place at from 8:30 am – 3:30 pm at The Grand Meridian • 2621 N. Oneida St • Appleton, WI

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RAIN – A Tribute To The Beatles - Tuesday, March 29

In addition to all your early Beatles favorites, RAIN will bring the greatest hits of the epic recording of Abbey Road to life. This mind-blowing performance takes you back in time with the legendary foursome delivering a note-for-note theatrical event that is “the next best thing to seeing the Beatles” (Associated Press). Come celebrate the best of Abbey Road and experience the worlds’ most iconic band!  More information and tickets available at:


Comedy takes the StageFriday, April 1

Jon ReepAt 8:00 pm at the Kimberly-Clark Theater get ready to laugh! Jon Reep is often recognized as the winner of “Last Comic Standing”, and from his appearances in “Late Friday”, “Pit Stop Comedy, and “Rodney”. He has also been seen in Dodge’s popular ad campaign as the “Hemi Guy”. Hear him live in the intimate Kimberly-Clark Theater at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center as you laugh and ask “That thing gotta Hemi?”

Mini Golf On The Town In Downtown Appleton!

Planning is underway for this mini-golf event to take place on Saturday, April 9. The last event featured 27 “Mini Golf on the Town” locations. Each participating bar provides a golf hole in their establishment. Each bar generally builds a theme and special offer around their hole. The participating bars will be registering teams.  Each team will play 9 holes on one of three courses and there will be a 19th hole party starting at 6 pm. More details should be coming soon at

Dear Evan Hansen April 19-24

Broadway on Tour presents this Winner of 6 Tony Awards® including Best Musical at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center. DEAR EVAN HANSEN is the deeply personal and profoundly contemporary musical about life and the way we live it. The Washington Post calls DEAR EVAN HANSEN “one of the most remarkable shows in musical theater history.” For more information and tickets, visit:

Dear Evan Hansen

Enjoy what Appleton has to Offer

In addition to the above, more concerts, live music, shows, speakers and other events and can be found at and  Appleton bills itself as One Great Place! With all that’s happening here, you can see why! The Franklin Street Inn Bed and Breakfast would love to host you while you enjoy Appleton.  The Inn is conveniently located within walking distance of most downtown events and a short drive to many others.  As a staying guest, you can avoid downtown parking hassles by leaving your car at the Inn while experiencing your favorite downtown event. We invite you to “Come Relax with Us” for a night or a weekend.