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Summer 2022 Special Events

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Oswego Country Market

Every Sunday, June through September, downtown Oswego opens up for the Oswego Country Market. This fresh air market is the best place to shop each week for locally grown produce, fresh farm eggs, raw honey, delicious Wisconsin cheese, and fresh baked bread. While spending time downtown, stop to visit the many stores open during the Oswego Country Market. View the list of vendors.

Main Street, Downtown Oswego

Sundays, June 5-September 25 | 9:00am-1:00pm

Monday Miles

Monday Miles is free to all participants this year. Monday Miles will be a fun way to be active by running or walking 1, 2, or 3 miles each Monday evening from 6/7-8/9. Come to seven or more Mondays and earn a commemorative 2021 event t-shirt. Work all summer and set your goal for the final week’s bib-timed run! 6:00-6:30pm! Course will be open until 7:30pm (ZD)

Prairie Point Community Park

Jun 6-Aug 15 | M | 6:00-7:30pm | Free

PrairieFest

Summer Starts at PrairieFest! Thursday, June 16-Sunday, June 19 at PrairieFest Park

Free Parking, Free Admission, Free Concerts
Carnival, Petting Zoo, Pony Rides, Expo Village, Quilt Show, Rock-N-Circus

Thursday – Rod Tuffcurls and the Bench Press, PrairieWinds Community Band, Meet Princesses and Superheroes,
Friday – Acoustic Deficit Disorder, Material Issue, and The Smithereens with Marshall Crenshaw, Wheels Go Round, Friday Family Concert at Noon, Selfie Spot Community Night
Saturday – Carolina Pine with Woody James, Ethan Bell Band, and Phil Vassar, Fishing Derby, Cotton Candy Eating Contest, Prairie Paws Pet Adoption
Sunday – American English, PrairieFest 5k Race and One Mile Prairie Dog Jog – bit.ly/pfest5k22, PrairieFest parade, PrairieFest Car Show

PrairieFest 5K & One Mile Prairie Dog Jog

We’re back to Father’s Day in 2022! The PrairieFest 5K will get started at 8:00am with the One Mile Prairie Dog Jog starting at 8:10am. Celebrate Father’s Day with a chip-timed 5K run through Oswego’s friendly neighborhoods or the One Mile Prairie Dog Jog around Prairie Point Community Park. Medals for first through third place finishers in each age group in the 5K. All runners registered by June 9th are guaranteed a shirt. No shirts available if registered after June 9th. There are no refunds for athletic events. (ZD)

Prairie Point Center
Sunday, June 19

PrairieFest 5K

Feb – Apr 30: $30
May 1 – Jun 9: $35

One Mile Prairie Dog Jog

$20

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PrairieFest Quilt Show

The annual Quilt show is here again! Don’t forget to stop by the Little White School Museum during PrairieFest to see the amazing craftwork done by local quilters in both contemporary and antique creations. While you’re there, purchase a raffle ticket for your chance to win the 2022 Japanese Garden Throw Quilt made by hand by Oswegoland’s Quilter’s Dozen Club. Presented by the Quilter’s Dozen and the Oswegoland Park District.

Interested in displaying your quilt in the 2022 PrairieFest Quilt Show? Go to Prairiefest.com to see the schedule and fill out a registration form.


Little White School Museum
Friday & Saturday, June 17 & 18  |  10:00am-4:00pm
Sunday, June 19  |  12:00-4:00pm

FREE! – Face the Fox: Aurora University Special Exhibit

The Little White School Museum proudly presents a special exhibit created by undergraduate students at Aurora University entitled “Face the Fox”. This exhibit focuses on local environmentalists who preserved the ecosystem and fought for change in order to protect communities in the Fox River Valley.

Little White School Museum
May 3-August 4

Kids Go Wild Fort Building

The Little Rascals have nothing on these builders! Kids Go Wild will head to Waa Kee Sha to build forts using wood, hammers, nails, blankets, and duct tape. It’s a morning of learning skills to match their imagination as kids create and construct. Kids should bring a hammer, safety glasses, and a sack lunch. (ZD)

Waa Kee Sha Park
Age: 7 – 14

22194 | Jul 7 | Th | 9:00-11:30am | $20(R)/$35(N)

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High School Co-Ed Mud Volleyball Tournament

Co-Ed Mud Volleyball Tournament. Each team is guaranteed 2 games. Teams can have 6-8 players. Registration closes 7/5. There are no refunds for this event. Registration is per team. (ZD)

Prairie Point Community Park
Age: 14 – 16

22364 | Jul 9 | Sa | 8:00-11:00am | $70(R)/(N)

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Adult Co-Ed Mud Volleyball Tournament

Co-Ed Mud Volleyball Tournament. Each team is guaranteed 3 games. Teams can have 6-8 players. Registration closes 7/5. There are no refunds for this event. Registration is per team. (ZD)

Prairie Point Community Park
Age: 18 and up

22363 | Jul 9 | Sa | 11:00am-6:00pm | $125(R)/(N)

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National Night Out

Spending time together makes our neighborhoods safer while simultaneously making it a more caring place to live. Join in as millions of neighbors come together for National Night Out across thousands of communities from all fifty states and military bases worldwide! We’ll have frozen treats, games, and enjoy the Splash Pad to have an unforgettable evening with our local law enforcement.

Prairie Point Community Park
All Ages

Aug 2 | T | 5:00-7:00pm | Free

Puddle Jumpers Morning

They’ve spent the summer having fun in the sun; now let your little ones flirt with the dirt! Come with your end of the season sand and water toys and let your preschooler explore, play, dig, roll, splash and jump all without a single call to “stay out of the dirt!” Parents stay to play with their puddle jumper free of charge, older siblings must wait until Pig Pen Afternoon to play. Kids and parents should wear clothes and shoes that can be disposed of, and have protection for car seats on the way home. The first 25 to register receive a special rate of $6 while using the discount code 2022Puddle. Pre-register today for $9 or come that morning with your $12 and be ready to roll – in the mud! Pre-registration ends August 11. (ZD)

Prairie Point Community Park
Age: 2 – 5

22366 | Aug 13 | Sa | 10:00-11:30am | $9(R)/(N)

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Pig Pen Afternoon

There’s never been a muddier time to make a pig of yourself! Slop to the top of the Pig Pen hill, slide down the slimiest muck at the Pig Pen Afternoon. Your oldest stained clothes and shoes, along with goggles are recommended. The first 25 to register receive a special rate of $6 while using the discount code 2022PigPen. Pre-register today for $9 or come that afternoon with your $12 and be ready to roll – in the mud! Pre-registration ends August 11. (ZD)

Prairie Point Community Park
Age: 6 – 11

22365 | Aug 13 | Sa | 12:30-2:00pm | $9(R)/(N)

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Kid’s Maker Market & Garage Sale

Whether you have been crafting up a storm or cleaning out your closets, this is your chance to sell what you’ve got! Grab your goods and cash in or shop this outdoor sale for unique, affordable toys and hand made wares. Whether you’re buying or selling, you don’t want to miss this event, held in conjunction with the Oswego Country Market! (CV)

Offsite
Age: 7 – 18

BYOTable
22808 | Aug 14 | Su | 9:00am-1:00pm | $6(R)/$11(N)
Table Included
22809 | Aug 14 | Su | 9:00am-1:00pm | $10(R)/$15(N)

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Lap Swim Practice for Kids Triathlon

Those kids planning on participating in the Have Fun? You Won! Kids Triathlon can practice their swimming in the Oswego East pool in the two Sundays afternoons prior to the event. Triathletes will be swimming two laps or four lengths of the pool. Working on their preferred stroke and becoming familiar with the water is the best way to work out any nerves before Triathlon Day. Swimmers must register in advance. (ZD)

Oswego East High School
Age: 7 – 13

22826 | Sep 11 | Su | 3:00-5:00pm | $6(R)/(N)

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Kids Triathlon

Kids are filled with the energy to swim, bike, and run to the finish line. Coordinated in partnership with the School District’s Physical Education teachers, 3rd through 8th graders compete in this non-continuously timed event consisting of a 100m swim, a 3 mile bike ride, and a ½ mile run (7/8 graders will run 1 mile). While awards are given to the fastest in each division, the real winners are all the spirited students who bolt from the start and head towards every finish. Everyone receives a t-shirt and finisher medal. Park District athletic events are non-refundable. Registration deadline is September 15. (ZD)

Oswego East High School

Sun, Sep 25  |  9:00am

Individual (Grades 3-8)
Through August 31: $25
September 1 – September 15: $30

Team (Grades 3-6)
Through August 31: $75
September 1 – September 15: $90

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Kids Triathlon

Wednesdays at the Winery

NEW! History Happy Hour @ Winery

June has always been a popular month for tying the knot, so why not learn about some of the most historic weddings in town? From mysterious marriages to the Womanless Wedding fundraisers, Oswegoians were always finding ways to have a good time! Join the Little White School staff at Fox Valley Winery to learn more these notorious nuptials. Registration comes with one glass of wine to enjoy during the lecture. (AJ)

Age: 21 and up
Annie Jordan

22722 | Jun 8 | W | 6:30-7:30pm | $19(R)/$25(N)

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NEW! – Yoga & Wine

Stretch and Sip while taking in the serene view of the fox river! Enjoy 60-minutes of vinyasa flow yoga led by an experienced yoga teacher and stay for a glass of wine at Fox Valley Winery. Class will meet at the park and walk up to the Winery together following class. Leave feeling relaxed and ready to take on the rest of your week! Each registration includes yoga class and a glass of wine.  (KD)

Hudson Crossing Park North
Age: 21 and up
Sara Mulacek

22707 | Jul 13 | W | 6:30-7:30pm | $19(R)/$25(N)

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Sip & Succulents

Add a moment of Zen to your busy life and home. Bring some low-maintenance greenery to your space with a visit to our “plant bar” where you select the succulents and components of your unique piece. Each registration includes all materials to craft your own terrarium and a glass of wine to enjoy while you create and unwind. Registration deadline is Friday, August 5. (CV)

Fox Valley Winery
Age: 21 and up

22915 | Aug 10 | W | 6:30-7:30pm | $29(R)/$35(N)

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Limelight Theatre Presents

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The Pioneers of Skunk Alley

A small film crew seeks an authentic experience of New York City’s mean streets for their new gangster picture. They get more than they bargained for when they find themselves with some new creative partners – a local gang called The Water Rats, who control the docks. Travel back to 1917 in this silent-era comedy!

Performs June 8-11 at 7:00pm Bednarcik Jr. High
Tickets $8 for Adults, $6 for Students/Seniors, $2 more at the door

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Eights Bells and All’s Well

The dread pirate known as The Sea Snake is the most fearsome brigand on The Spanish Main. Pursued by the Royal Navy, rogue bands of rival smugglers, and a legion of admirers taken in by his charm, the knave must decide whether to surrender his reputation and give up his life of piracy for good. High-seas adventure abounds!

Performs June 24 & 25 at 7:00pm at Bednarcik Jr. High
Tickets $8 for Adults, $6 for Students/Seniors, $2 more at the door

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Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr

Journey “under the sea” with Ariel and her aquatic friends in Disney’s The Little Mermaid JR., adapted from Disney’s Broadway production and the motion picture. Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen’s most beloved stories, Disney’s The Little Mermaid JR. is an enchanting look at the sacrifices we all make for love and acceptance.

Performs June 29-July 2 at 7:00pm Bednarcik Jr. High
Tickets $8 for Adults, $6 for Students/Seniors, $2 more at the door

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Return with Elixir

They have one last tabletop RPG session this summer, and they’ve got to make it count. In this original Limelight comedy, a cast of fantasy characters pursue a quest for ancient knowledge, while the players sitting around the table each find themselves at a different point in their own hero’s journey.

Performs July 15-17 at 6:30pm at Waa Kee Sha Park
Tickets $5 General Admission, $2 more at the door

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Seussical the Musical

Join The Cat in the Hat as they take you on a whimsical adventure through the fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza of Seussical The Musical! A menagerie of familiar characters intertwine as the powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community are challenged and emerge triumphant.

Performs July 27-30 at 7:00pm and July 28 & 30 at 2:00pm at Oswego High School
Tickets $12 Adults, $8 Student/Child/Senior, $2 more at the door

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