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ESTHER: Celebrating 20 Years!

Justice, Hope and Action

Past events we'd like to highlight as part of our twentieth anniversary

Fox Cities International Day of Peace Celebration

Sunday, September 17, 2023 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Erb Park, 1800 N Morrison St, Appleton

The International Day of Peace, also officially known as World Peace Day, is a United Nations-sanctioned holiday observed annually on 21 September. It is dedicated to world peace, and specifically the absence of war and violence.

Along with Unity of Appleton, Fox Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship and others, ESTHER is a co-sponsor. 

The free, fun & family-friendly program will include:

  • Live music
  • Storytelling
  • Peace pole painting
  • Games and crafts for the kids
  • Dancing, treats and more

Latino Fest 2023

Saturday, September 9, 2023 - 11:00am - 5:00pm
Pierce Park, 1035 W Prospect Ave, Appleton

Casa Hispana is proud to sponsor the 2023 Latino Fest celebration, a free event for community members of all ages to participate!

Enjoy live music, dance performances, art demonstrations, and other cultural expressions representing the diversity of the Fox Valley Hispanic/ Latinx community. Learn about services from local nonprofits, schools and businesses, and discover employment opportunities. Come ready to enjoy a variety of food and beverage options. 

Please contact Casa Hispana with any questions at

Follow the event on its Facebook page

Neenah Menasha InterTribal Pow Wow

Saturday, September 16, 2023 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Shattuck Park, Neenah, WI

Be sure to attend the annual InterTribal Pow Wow at Shattuck Park in Neenah. There will be drum groups, dancers, food, and other vendors. You will not want to miss this popular event!

Come early to attend the Neenah Farmers Market and hear Native American musician Clinton Miller.

Sponsored by Neenah Historical SocietyMenasha Historical Society and Neenah-Menasha Intertribal Powwow

More info at the Pow Wow Facebook Page

Back to School Block Party with People of Progression

Sunday, August 27, 2023 - 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Taperz Barber Shop, 203 N Richmond St, Appleton

Join People of Progression on Sunday, August 27th, from 12 pm to 5 pm at their Back to School Block Party. It’ll be full of culture, activities, shopping, and connections to prepare all youth for returning to school.

Special Guests:

Bumble Bee!
Ghost Busters!


Video Gaming!
Art & Crafts!
Face painting!
…& much more!

FREE HAIRCUTS and BRAIDS - text 920-931-4102 to get on the WAITING LIST ❗️

Soulful Holiday Village, by African Heritage Inc.

Saturday, December 9, 2023 - 12:30pm - 6:00pm
Fox Cities Exhibition Center, 355 W Lawrence St, Appleton


Attend our Soulful Wonderland and
enjoy photo opportunities with our Soulful Santa and Mrs. Claus

Free Admission

MC - Mr. I’M Possible • Game Station • Santa Bounce • Mrs. Nelly Claus

  • Cookie and Ginger Bread House Cookie Station
  • Train Rides to Visit with Soulful Santa
  • Story Time with Mrs. Claus
  • Free Photos with Santa
  • Live Holiday Gospel Entertainment
  • Soulful Music with Dj Haze
  • African Drumming
  • Free Mini Cupcakes by Whisky Business
  • Soul Food Dinner with Chef Tasha
  • Kwanzaa Station
  • Get Boosted
  • Free Toys
  • Warm Hot Chocolate/Apple Cider
  • Shop With Black-Owned Businesses

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

Monday, January 15, 2024 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Lawrence Memorial Chapel, 706 E College Ave, Appleton

33rd Fox Cities Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

33rd Fox Cities Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

Hosted by Lawrence University in Memorial Chapel. 

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Rising Together: Amplify Love!

Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 9:00am - 1:00pm
Fox Valley UU Fellowship, 2600 E Phillip Ln, Appleton

Rising Together: Amplify Love!

Rising Together flierDo you want to become more connected to your community? Do you wish you could share your values with more clarity and impact? Do you want to create local impact to amplify the power of love in your community? Then join us for Rising Together: Amplify Love!

Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 9 am to 1 pm
Fox Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
2600 E Phillip Lane,
Appleton, WI 54915

Breakout sessions include:

  • Getting Out of the Echo Chamber
  • Actually Working Across Difference: Strategies for Genuine Engagement
  • Entering the Fray of State Legislative Advocacy 
  • Local Engagement: How Working with County, City, and Town Entities Can Create Change
  • Telling Love's Story: Crafting Powerful Messages for Change

The event is free, open to the public (but  please register to help us plan!), and includes light breakfast, snacks, lunch, and childcare.

Click Here to register now!

Rally for Democracy

Sunday, July 14, 2024 - 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts, 2419 E Kenwood Blvd, Milwaukee

Don’t miss Rally for Democracy, a part of MICAH’s “We All Belong” campaign! Hear local and national speakers! Help achieve a more inclusive and democratic society.

This rally will take place on Sunday, July 14th, at the Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts at 2419 E. Kenwood Blvd. Milwaukee, WI 53211. Doors open at 1:00; event runs from 2:00-6:00. National and local speakers. Livestream available for those who cannot attend in person.

Tickets: General Admission tickets (first-come, first-served) are $5. Purchase tickets here in advance

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