The Valley Review’s Weekly Rundown provides all you need to start your week right — a touch of history, some info on what Mother Nature has in store and a game plan to make good use of your down time.
Here’s your rundown for July 22-28.
This week in Fox Valley history:
46 years ago: This week in 1973 had some solid entertainment options including a stadium concert of the sort you don’t see much in 2019. On July 28, 1973, Bob Hope arrived in Oshkosh for a performance at Titan Stadium.
The 1970s were a magical time in which X-rated cinemas advertised their seedy presentations in the family newspaper right along aside the conventional movies. The Grand Theater in Oshkosh — which was later restored and is today the ornate Grand Opera House — featured the soon-to-be classics, “Ask Any Hooker” and “Space Lovers.”
In Green Bay, the Packers drew 56,263 to Lambeau Field on Wednesday, July 25 for their annual intra-squad game. It was a record-setter and Lambeau was at its capacity for the time. Fans packed the bleachers and the Packers had to turn away more than 3,000 others who arrived for the scrimmage.
This week in weather:
For those who had enough of Mother Nature over the weekend, the days ahead don’t look to bring any big surprises. It’ll be hot, but cooler than last week with a weekly high of 84 degrees expected on Thursday. There’s a slight chance for thunderstorms on Tuesday and Friday.
Things you should do this week:
Get to Oshkosh if you can and at the very least, turn your eyes to the skies. EAA AirVenture is once again bringing the aviation world to our doorstep. Visitors from around the world arrived for the celebration, which is the 50th annual in Oshkosh. The convention runs through Sunday.
The Outagamie County Fair opens on July 23 in Seymour and will run through Sunday. Highlights include a Friday concert from Gretchen Wilson and a Saturday concert featuring X Ambassadors.
The cutest and most creative parade on the Fox Valley calendar takes place on July 24 at 6 p.m. along College Avenue. The Building For Kids Children’s Parade is part of U.S. Venture Children’s Week. Following the parade, a food truck rally will be held at City Park along with music and activities.
As for live, free, outdoor music, Porky’s Groove Machine performs Wednesday at Neenah’s Shattuck Park at 6 p.m. The Presidents will perform on Thursday during the Heid Music Summer Concert Series at Houdini Plaza beginning at 5:30 p.m.
Festival fans will want to head to Downtown Menasha on Friday and Saturday for Midwest Sunsplash, which will feature live music on three stages.
On Friday, Bush and Live will bring a taste of the 1990s to the region with a concert at Fox Cities Stadium.
Art lovers will gather Sunday for one of the great, traditional Fox Valley events. Nearly 200 artists will display their works in the picturesque setting of City Park on Sunday during the 59th Annual Art at the Park.