When? Friday February 7, 2020 at 6 PM
Where? 1000 Islands Environmental Center in Kaukauna
After last weekend’s temperatures, most of us are itching to spend time outside. I can guarantee you that the weather will not be in the high 40’s on this evening, but I will guarantee that the time spent outside will feel wonderful. Get there early so that you can grab a pair of snowshoes, which are provided on a first come, first serve basis if the snow allows. Of course, your good ol’ snow boots or hiking shoes will do the trick, too! A bonfire and hot chocolate await at the end of your hike. 😊
HYPNOTIZED IN THE NAME OF LOVE
When? Friday February 14, 2020 at 5:30 PM
Where? Menominee Nation Arena in Oshkosh
Doesn’t the name of this event just sound like it’d be a good time? Rich Guzzi, a well known hypnotist, will be hitting the arena for a once in a lifetime Valentine’s event. He will be inviting audience volunteers to get, you guessed it, hypnotized right in front of your eyes. The show is described as “adult clean” with plenty of innuendo – be prepared to laugh!
DEATH BY CHOCOLATE
When? Saturday February 15, 2020 at 1 PM
Where? Downtown Appleton
Two routes, 13 stops each. Do one…. Or both? You know the drill by now, this event has been filling our bellies and quenching our sweet tooth for 17 years! Get an opportunity to sample some amazing chocolate treats whipped up by some phenomenal local businesses. This is a chocoholics’ dream!
RAILS AND ALES BREWFEST
When? Saturday February 15, 2020
Where? National Railroad Museum in Green Bay
Cost? $38 in advance, $45 at the door
Three.whole.hours!! to sample various drinks and food, listen to great music and play various games. By attending this event, you will also receive a souvenir glass and be supporting a local museum in our region. You must be 21 years old to attend this event, so this date night will require a babysitter. Come on.. you know you need a night out!
INTERNATIONAL CUISINE CRAWL
When? Thursday February 20, 2020 at 5:30 PM
Where? Downtown District Restaurants, Green Bay
We continue to crawl through February! This time, by sampling some delicious international food and drinks. Take advantage of the free trolley to cart you around for the evening. Each person participating will have a “passport” that is to be picked up at St. Brendan’s Inn. Seven different restaurants are included, and $5 from each ticket is donated to Make – a Wish Foundation Wisconsin.
When? Friday February 21, 2020 at 5 PM
Where? Bubolz Nature Preserve in Appleton
Cost? $30 ahead of time, $40 at the door
Miss the event last year? You’re in luck. This is the absolute perfect winter event. You’ll start out with some light exercise – either a 1 mile snowshoe hike or 1.5 mile ski hike all lit up by the moon and some candles. When you’re done, you’ll be warmed up by a fire and spiked hot cocoa. Not warm enough? Dance along to the live music, sample beers and cocktails, and enjoy a cookout. Your ticket includes a meal item, ski or snowshoe rental, a souvenir sampling glass, hot cocoa and samples. You don’t want to miss this.
When? Saturday February 22, 2020 at 7 PM
Where? Backlot Comedy House in Oshkosh
Ever been on Craigslist and stumbled upon the “Missed Connections” section? If not, you need to. Backlot Comedy House in Oshkosh hosts various improv shows. This particular one, will be focused on Missed Connections in the Fox Valley. This show is one you won’t want to miss!
APPLETON COMEDY SHOW
When? Saturday February 22, 2020 at 8 PM
Where? Appleton Beer Factory
Cost? $10 online, $15 at the door
Stand up comedy has really been making an appearance in the Fox Cities and we are all about it. There are some very talented acts being brought to our community and there are also some insanely talented comedians right in our own neighborhoods! Appleton Beer Factory is hosting a hilarious stand up night that you don’t want to miss. Nothing better than some craft beers and a good laugh!
3RD ANNUAL COCOA CRAWL [SOLD OUT]
When? Saturday February 29, 2020 at 2 PM
Where? Downtown Oshkosh
Cost? $7 until February 7th, $11 from then until February 28th
February should be nicknamed the month of chocolate. Anyone else agree? Oshkosh is hosting their third annual cocoa crawl. Winter’s close friend, hot cocoa, will be sampled at 15 different businesses. It won’t be your average hot cocoa from a packet – each business pours their heart and soul into creating something special. You won’t go thirsty this day!
February means spring is right around the corner. Enjoy your leap year, and get out and have some fun. Did we miss any? Feel free to drop the events you’re most excited about in the comments.