Culture & Entertainment Downtown Appleton, WI

We have both art and historical museums just steps from your front door. You’ll also find art galleries and pop-up exhibits all over town. Downtown Appleton is also home to the Performing Arts Center that plays host to regional performances and events, as well as hosting national Broadway touring companies. Appleton is home to many talented, local musicians that you’ll find playing at many nearby venues and outdoor community events. Additionally, Mile of Music is an annual event hosted on the avenue and draws performers and crowds from all over the country.

Something for everyone.

  • Coffee Lover

  • Cocktail Aficionado

  • Foodie
  • Health & Wellness Enthusiast
  • Art Enthusiast

  • Theater Buff
  • Music Lover

Whether you are looking for a cup of coffee on the go or a cozy place to meet with friends, Downtown Appleton’s has no shortage of coffee shops with a great atmosphere. College Avenue is home to many venues great for socializing with friends. It’s also home to an eclectic mix or restaurants and cafes that offer something for everyone. From casual cafes to fine dining restaurants you’ll find exactly what you’re in the mood for. During summer, the Farmers Market has become a mecca for fresh produce and socializing. For mind and body, we have several yoga studios and gyms within walking distance as well as other outdoor activities-including kayaking and paddleboarding on the Fox River and parks for running.