April showers Oshkosh with things to do: our picks


April showers bring May flowers and the Oshkosh Independent brings you things for you to do to kick off the first weekend in April! Here are our weekly picks.

ONE. Kick off the first Saturday (and the first day!) of April with Oshkosh’s Saturday Night Out! Come celebrate the first Saturday of every month in downtown Oshkosh and enjoy live music, food, and shopping from local businesses. Participating businesses will offer sales, art, various classes, special attractions and events, and lots more. Downtown Oshkosh is yours to explore! Event takes place from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. every first Saturday of every month. Downtown Oshkosh, 100-700 Blocks of N. Main St.

TWO. April Fool’s Day is this Saturday and what a better day to celebrate it than a trip down to the Backlot Comedy House! They know the improv game, but they don’t know the content. In this interactive improv night, the audience controls the comedy. You’ll only hear these jokes once so head on over for a night full of laughs! Event starts at 9 p.m. Event for ages 21 and older. 424 N Main St.

THREE. Come get your weekly fix of fresh produce and live music at the Oshkosh Farmer’s Market. Pick up your cheeses, pasture-raised meats, veggies, and other goods to enhance your health and for a fresher take on your meals. On April 1, see Patti Friday perform live from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Event takes place every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Free admission. Farmer’s market located in the multi-purpose room in Merrill Middle School during the winter season. 108 W New York Ave.

FOUR. Got a great taste for art? Then the Oshkosh Gallery Walk is just for you! In conjunction with Saturday Night Out, the Oshkosh Gallery Walk is a local tradition for artists and galleries to display their creativity and magnificent works of art. Enjoy a special night out with local art and other amenities that Saturday Night Out has to offer. Event starts at 6 p.m. on the first Saturday of every month. Downtown Oshkosh, 100-700 Blocks of N Main St.

FIVE. The Oshkosh Community Band hosts its 30th Annual Spring Concert! Come enjoy performances from local Oshkosh composers including John Lorge and Terry Hathaway and performances from local bands including the Stage Band and the Big Band Era. Free admission. Performance starts at 7 p.m. on Saturday night. 375 N Eagle St.


Image credit to Kyla Heyer.


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Hailey Lawrence

Hailey Lawrence is a sophomore at the University of Wisconsin--Oshkosh. She is currently studying Journalism with an emphasis in Editing and International Studies with a dual emphasis in Global National Security and International Development. Hailey also writes for UWO's student newspaper, The Advance-Titan, as an opinion writer and for her sorority, Gamma Phi Beta, in their quarterly magazine.

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