Here is our calendar for events happening in the Oconto area.
September 2023 Events
September 11-13, 2023 – Cemetery Walk
Tickets for the 13th Annual Oconto County Historical Society sponsored cemetery walk “If Tombstones Could Talk” will go on sale Wednesday, August 2nd, at the Beyer Home and Carriage House Museum, 915 Park Avenue.
The Cemetery Walk will be held at 6:00 p.m. on the evenings of September 11, 12, and 13, with the September 11th and 12th performances to be held outside at the Evergreen Cemetery, located at 325 Cook Avenue, Oconto. The September 13 performance will be presented indoors at the John B. LeMay Auditorium at the Oconto High School, 1717 Superior Avenue, Oconto.
Six historic personages will be portrayed, and their life stories will come alive. Some of the individuals portrayed are well-known in Oconto County history; others are lesser known and those attending will learn about various facets of their lives.
Tour-goers will be led in groups through the cemetery by guides for the outdoor walks. Those attending the outdoor performances are urged to wear comfortable shoes as the tour requires an amount of walking, sometimes on uneven ground. You may also wish to bring a flashlight and insect repellent. The indoor performance is for people who may have difficulty walking in the cemetery; however, the indoor performance is open to everyone. For more information contact Lynn Exferd at (920) 835-4619 or email email@example.com.
September 16, 2023 – Oconto Elks Fly-In
Oconto County’s high-flying heritage will be on display during the Oconto Elks Fly-In 2023, at Oconto J. Douglas Bake Municipal Airport (KOCQ). Taking place on Saturday, September 16 at KOCQ, the event will feature an array of family-friendly activities and experiences, including flyovers, historic aircraft and automobiles on display, classes for pilots, and local food & craft vendors.
- Time: 9am-4pm
- Location: 2883 Airport Road, Oconto, WI, 54153
- Admission is $5; kids 12 and under free (prices subject to change)
- Flyovers will take place throughout the event
- More than 30 planes of all types, as well as more than 200 classic automobiles, will be on static display all-day
- The Northern Aces RC group will have their radio-controlled electric planes on display and flying throughout the event
- A re-created World War II-era military encampment will also be on display
- The event includes a kids’ area featuring face painting, a bungee-bounce experience, and a balloon artist
- Local craft vendors will be selling their wares, and a wide variety of food, beverages, and desserts will be available to purchase from local non-profit groups and restaurants.
September 16, 2023 – How to Survive a Zombie Apocalpse
Join us for a special one-night seminar from the School of Survival that teaches you everything you need to know to thrive and survive when the dead revive. Through simulations, discussions and demonstrations, four elite members of the School of Survival take the audience through an interactive seminar. Not only to teach them to survive, but also to test them by whittling them down to discover who in the auditorium will be the Ultimate Survivor.
September 23, 2023 – Harvest Fest
Oconto’s downtown will spring to life for Harvest Fest, the city’s annual autumn celebration on Saturday, September 23, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. On the long-anticipated day of Harvest Fest every year, Oconto closes Main Street to vehicles but opens the street to vendors and foot traffic. Harvest Fest is located on Main Street from Michigan Avenue to Millidge Avenue. Everyone is welcome! No admission fees are charged.
September-October – Glow Golf at the Ruins Adventure Mini Golf
Saturdays this Fal, fun for every age! A unique nighttime event with golfing surrounded by color-changed LED lights, music and great ice cream and beverages. Start time at dusk. Time changes, please see Facebook!
October 2023 Events
October 13, 2023 – Blithe Spirit
A smash comedy hit in London and New York, this much-revived classic concerns fussy, cantankerous novelist Charles Condomine, who has remarried but finds himself haunted – literally – by the ghost of his late first wife, Elvira. Clever, insistent and well aware of Charles’ shortcomings, Elvira is called up by a visiting medium, the eccentric and flighty Madame Arcati. As everyone’s personalities clash, Charles’ current wife, Ruth, is accidentally killed. She passes over and joins Elvira, allowing the two blithe spirits to haunt the hapless Charles into perpetuity.
October 28, 2023 – Trick or Treat Main Street
City of Oconto’s Trick or Treat hours are Saturday, October 28, 2023, from 3pm-6pm. Main Street will be closed and the local businesses/organizations are lining Main Street to make it more of an experience for you and your family.
If you are having a public event in our area, don’t hesitate to contact us to see about getting listed here. Thanks!