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Things we’re excited about in June

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Ahhh… sitting by the pool, soaking up some sun and breaking out the grill – it is definitely summertime in Wisconsin, and that means there’s plenty we’re excited about, besides the fact that the snow is finally gone.


Things to do in Appleton June 2017

If you have a sweet tooth, you’ll love this event to kick off your summer season. Chocolate Fest takes over Hortonville June 2 and 3 at Alonzo Park. This event is a chocoholic’s dream come true, complete with a make-your-own chocolate bar station in the park. Friday begins with carnival rides and a fish fry, and rolls into Saturday with games, arts and crafts, vendors, and of course, the Confectioner’s Village filled with everything chocolate! Proceeds from the event benefit area student scholarship funds. For more information click here.


If your tastebuds are leaning more toward good ol’ Wisconsin traditions, The Great Wisconsin Cheese Festival will have just what you’re looking for. This event is guaranteed fun for the entire family! The festival runs June 2-4 at Doyle Park in Little Chute. The Cheese Festival comes complete with music, food, children’s entertainment, $1.00 carnival rides, a walk/run, parade, petting zoo, free cheese tasting, cheese curd eating contest, grilling competition, and of course a cheese carving demo. To learn more about The Great Wisconsin Cheese Festival click here.


Speaking of cheese, the most anticipated charity softball game for Cheesehead Nation takes place this month. The Jordy Nelson Charity Softball Game is Saturday, June 3 at Neuroscience Group Field in the Fox Cites Stadium. The Packers take to the field at 12:05 p.m. The game is 100 percent for charity, benefiting important community causes. For information and tickets, click here.


Of course with all the fun and exciting events taking place this summer, we’re going to need a little relaxation, and Appleton has you covered. Yoga in the Park runs every Wednesday at 6 p.m., now through Aug. 30. People of all ages and skill levels are encouraged to stop by for a class at City Park – it’s a two-fer because it’s both fun and free. Each class will help you get your zen on in a 60-minute workout. All you’re asked to bring is a yoga mat or beach towel. Details can be found here.


It’s a weekly tradition many can’t wait for – us included. The outdoor Farmer’s Market on College Avenue is back, starting June 17- Oct. 28. The market runs every Saturday from 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Come and experience more than 150 vendors selling fresh fruits & vegetables, exotic meats and cheeses, breads, baked goods, handcrafted treasures and live music. Every week in Houdini Plaza there will be weekly features with music and food vendors. Click here for more.


Don’t forget about your dad this month! Father’s Day is Sunday, June 18. Whether you cook for dad on the grill while he relaxes or you decide to take him somewhere, there are plenty of options. One of those such options is to take dad to Mulberry Lane Farm in Hilbert. Dad can get in for free and get a chance to be a farmer for a day – getting to milk a cow, catch a chicken, or kiss a pig. For complete details click here.


Lastly, it’s the nation’s largest outdoor country music festival. That’s right – Country USA takes over the Ford Festival Park grounds in Oshkosh June 24. Headliners include Blake Shelton, Chris Young, Gary Allen, Florida Georgia Line, and Rascal Flatts, but many other big name artists will take the stage through the week-long festival. For a complete list of your favorite artists click here.


There are still many other activities that didn’t make this list, but these are some of our favorites. From all of us here at Red Shoes PR, enjoy the summer sun and have fun!

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