15+ Oshkosh Area Festivals to Enjoy with Your Family!

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When Wisconsin weather becomes warm and milder, it’s a great time to get out and enjoy some time together as a community at one of the local festivals! We’ve rounded up all of our favorite, family-friendly festivals in the greater Oshkosh area, so you and your family can make sure to get these fun-filled celebrations of the season on your calendar. 

Festival of Spring: Oshkosh, Paine Art Center & Gardens

Saturday, May 22, 2022

Come celebrate spring at this FREE outdoor event. The day includes a plant sale, food, live entertainment, an art activity for kids, and a garden & art vendor sale. Paine Members receive early admittance to the Spring Plant Sale at 8:00 am. More information >

Fondy Food Truck Festival, with Sandi Paws Rescue!: Fond du Lac, Lakeside Park

Sunday, May 29, 2022

Come out, enjoy the day, eat from some of the best food trucks, play with dogs, and even learn how to become a foster and/or adopt a pet! More information >

Art on the Island: Fond du Lac, Lakeside Park

Sunday, June 5, 2022

Walkthrough Lakeside Park and browse the works of over 70 artists from the Midwest. There is food, music, and a kid’s area available throughout the day. Come check it out! More information >

Walleye Weekend: Fond du Lac, Lakeside Park

Friday, June 10 – Sunday, June 12, 2022

A FREE family-friendly weekend event complete with bouncy houses, mini-golf, dog jumping, live music, exotic animal & reptiles, scavenger hunt, a kid’s building & design area, and arts & crafts. Sunday is a special family day with prizes, games, face painting, balloon animals, worship service/Mass, and more! More information >

Hometown 4th of July Celebration: Omro, Scott Park

Monday, July 4, 2022

A fun-filled day celebrating our nation’s independence including a pancake breakfast, an arts & crafts show, a parade, a pie & ice cream social, live music, and ending with fireworks at dusk! More information >

Lifest, Oshkosh

Thursday, July 7 – Sunday, July 10, 2022

Lifest is one of the largest Christian music festivals in the nation featuring over 100 acts on its 7 stages. Ferris wheel, art space, inflatables, video games, petting zoo, sports tournament, and more! Children 7 and under are FREE! More information >

Art in the Alley: Oshkosh

Saturday, July 9, 2022

A festival located in the heart of Oshkosh with art, live music, local shops, and an opportunity to participate in a collaborative community art piece! More information >

Riponfest 2022: Bring Back the 90’s: Ripon, Barlow Park

Saturday, July 9 – Sunday, July 10, 2022

The festival kicks off with a parade on Saturday, and then lots of family-friendly fun including a car show, live music, 3:3 basketball tournament, craft vendors, and more! More information >

Faire on the Green: Oshkosh, Paine Art Center & Gardens

Sunday, July 10, 2022

A FREE arts & crafts fair complete with live music, and food & drink all located. While you’re here, enjoy a FREE stroll through the beautiful gardens! More information >

Fond du Lac County Fair, Fond du Lac

Wednesday, July 20 – Sunday, July 24, 2022

Carnival, live music exhibits, animals, entertainment and more. “The purpose of a fair is to educate; to help people learn about life and what is good; to find out what is new and how to improve; to understand about our heritage and agriculture; to find out what is profitable and what is enjoyable; and to learn how to adjust better to change, how to be better people, how to be responsible and better citizens, and how to be more self-sufficient.” More information >

EAA Air Venture, Oshkosh, EAA Grounds

Monday, July 25 – Sunday, July 31, 2022

EAA AirVenture is a family-friendly event with a week’s worth of unique fun that takes the spirit of aviation and adventure to new heights! Family-friendly updates to the grounds will make this year’s festivities even more enjoyable. This year, admission for everyone under 18 is FREE! More information >

Winnebago County Fair: Oshkosh, Sunnyview Expo Center

Tuesday, August 2 – Saturday, August 6, 2022

Carnival, tractor pulls, animals, fair foods, live music & entertainment, and MUCH more await you and your family at this 5-day event celebrating Winnebago County. More information >

Green Lake Fine Arts Show: Green Lake, Playground Park

Saturday, August 13 – Sunday, August 14, 2022

A festival of local and national artists’ works along with food, brews, and live music! More information >

Oshkosh Jazz Festival, Oshkosh

Saturday, August 27, 2022

A lineup of incredible musicians bring jazz to life in this FREE, family-friendly event! More information >

Whooping Crane & Nature Festival, Princeton

Saturday, September 10, 2022

Cranefest is a one-of-a-kind, day-long family event full of festivities and opportunities to explore nature all in support of the ongoing efforts to save the endangered whooping crane from extinction. The festival takes place at the Princeton Public School (corner of Hwy 23/73 and Old Green Lake Road). More information >

Fondy Food Truck Festival and Art Fair: Fond du Lac, Lakeside Park

Saturday, September 24, 2022

Come enjoy live music, the handiwork of local artists, food & drink, and stop by a variety of local non-profits’ stands to learn about their important work in the community. More information >

Green Lake Harvest Fest: Green Lake, Deacon Mills Park

2022 Dates TBD

A unique and fun community festival with some unique opportunities, such as a shoe carving demonstration and a street dance, along with some standard favorites like a book sale, a car show, craft fair, live music, and more! More information >

Main Street Day, Ripon

Saturday, October 15

Main Street Day is a day filled with family-friendly fun in Downtown Ripon! Come out for a car show, antique fair, health fair, fire department pancake breakfast, kids zone, vendors, great food, live music, arts, crafts, and entertainment. More information >

Don’t see what you’re looking for? We’ve got 25+ Fox Valley Festivals to enjoy with your family, too!

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