Octoberfest in Downtown Appleton

Looking for something to do close to Latitude 44 this weekend? Head to downtown Appleton for Octoberfest!

Octoberfest weekend kicks off on Friday night with License to Cruise, a classic car show featuring 400 classic models, live music and great food. License to Cruise runs from 6:00-9:30 p.m. and will be featuring British Imports this year in front of City Center Plaza. Live entertainment will be provided by the Doo Wop Daddies who will be performing in Houdini Plaza from 6:00-9:30.

On Saturday, Appleton will be hosting its largest block party of the year. Running from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.,College Avenue will be lined with entertainment, arts and crafts areas, and food and drink booths.

Five stages, all devoted to different styles of music, will be boasting live music all day long. Major headliners include Greg Waters & The Broad Street Boogie, RPM, Nashville Pipeline, Half Empty, and Vic Ferrari.

For more information on Appleton’s Octoberfest celebration, please visit http://www.OctoberfestOnline.org/.

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Community First Fox Cities Marathon

This weekend, stop by and show your support at the Community First Fox Cities Marathon in Appleton. The weekend-long event is presented by Kimberly-Clark and has events scheduled for every one regardless of age or fitness condition.

On Friday, Sept. 21, the Guardian Kids Fun Run will take place just a few steps across the street from Latitude 44 atAppletonNorthHigh School. This event has everything from a Diaper Dash to a half-mile race for kids. Kids also have the opportunity to win up to $1,000 for their school by participating in these events.

Starting on Friday, you can also swing by Fox Valley Tech and visit the Humana Health & Wellness Expo. Check out the latest designs in running gear and shoes along with the latest developments in sports, fitness and nutrition from the many exhibitors. The expo will be open all weekend.

On Saturday, you can participate in the Affinity Medical Group Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine 5K Run/Walk. Sunday’s events include the Community First Fox Cities Marathon, the ThedaCare Orthopedics Plus Half Marathon, and the Orthopedic & Sports Institute Relay Marathon.

Find out more information on each event here!

Last year, the Community First Fox Cities Marathon donated more than $90,000 in proceeds to local non-profit organizations and schools. Even if you’re not in marathon shape, you can contribute in many ways. Whether it’s volunteering some time, donating money, or cheering on participants, the Fox Cities Marathon is a great opportunity to get out and about in the Appleton area!

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