It’s September! Find 30 Things to Do All Month Long!

Kids picking apples at Hofackers Apple Orchard in Appleton
Hofackers Apple Orchard, Appleton

Changing leaves. Pumpkin spice everything. Sweater weather. Firmly back into the school routine. So many things to do and lovable things about September!

We’ve rounded up some fun things to do this month in Northeast Wisconsin, from Oshkosh to Appleton to Green Bay (and beyond) for your family!

Things to Do in September for Kids & Families

  1. Grab your selfie sticks and head out to hunt for some of the amazing murals in the area! We’ve got you covered with our Northeast Wisconsin Mural Guide.
  2. Don’t miss the annual Kites Over Lake Michigan! You’ll see some amazing flying objects!
  3. Fall is a great time for slides!
  4. Celebrate the Packers by making a visit to Titletown District!
  5. Pick some apples and make a pie! Or cupcakes! Find an orchard in our Fall Guide!
  6. Cooler weather means more activity from the animals at the zoos! NEW Zoo, Menominee Park Zoo, Henry Villas Zoo, and Milwaukee Zoo are great choices. Sign up for our Ultimate Fall Guide and Printables!
  7. Hit your favorite parks and discover some new ones with our Parks Guide as the weather cools off!
  8. Bay Beach closes for the season on September 26th, sneak in one last spin on the Ferris wheel. Here are 10 reasons we LOVE Bay Beach!
  9. Head out to a petting farm with your animal lovers! Find a farm on our Fall Guide!
  10. Visit the Paine Art Center to see the Walk this Way exhibit. It is the coolest collection of historic shoes from Stuart Weiztman, our kids loved it!
  11. Get lost in a maize maze! Find your adventure in our Wisconsin Corn Mazes Guide!
  12. Visit a Petting Zoo or Farm before they’re closed for the year!
  13. Skip making dinner and find a Kids Eat FREE option here.
  14. Go Geocaching or Letterboxing! We have some great tips to get started!
  15. Walk or bike at one of these trails.
  16. Keep things positive and stretch that growth mindset in the new school year. Try out some Back to School Affirmations!
  17. Visit a playground after school and avoid muddy knees and shoes. These parks have the nice rubber ground!
  18. Feed the ducks at Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary.
  19. Get out of town! Take off on a day trip!
  20. Spend some quiet time out Engaging With Nature. Season changes are perfect for having great conversations about the cycles of the world around us. Here are 12 nature centers an hour or less away from Appleton to explore.
  21. Late September is the perfect time to head to Door County! Beautiful weather and the riotous changing leaves. We have ideas for Things to Do with Kids in Door County for you.
  22. Head to one of these Observation Towers and welcome the gorgeous arrival of fall!
  23. Check out a small program at the Building for Kids!
  24. View the start of the fall colors on one of these 7 Dreamy Wisconsin Road Trips for Fall Colors.
  25. Enjoy fresh late summer and fall produce from the farmer’s market.
  26. Explore and look for bugs!
  27. Try letterboxing as you explore somewhere new!
  28. Take family pictures! We love these photo-worthy backdrops.
  29. Take a Sunday drive any day of the week with these beautiful scenic drives!
  30. Find a new to you Wisconsin State Park! We have 15 Awesome State Parks Less than 2 Hours from Appleton.

Special thanks to our sponsor FVL Schools!

Fox Valley Lutheran Schools

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