Plan your visit

There’s plenty to do, see, and explore in the beautiful area of east-central Wisconsin where the Green Lake Festival of Music takes place each summer. Here are some resources to help you plan your visit.

Caestecker Public Library – 518 Hill St., Green Lake, WI 54941

Demmer Recital Hall – C.J. Rodman Center for the Arts, Ripon College
                                           Union St. and West Thorne St., Ripon, WI 54971

Evergreen Retirement Community – 1130 N. Westfield St., Oshkosh, WI 54902

First Congregational Church – 137 Algoma Blvd., Oshkosh, WI 54901

First Congregational Church – 220 Ransom St., Ripon, WI 54971

Fond du Lac Public Library – 32 Sheboygan St., Fond du Lac, WI 54935

Oshkosh Public Library – 106 Washington Ave., Oshkosh, WI 54901

Ripon Public Library – 120 Jefferson St., Ripon, WI 54971

Thrasher Opera House – 506 Mill St., Green Lake, WI 54941

Town Square Ballroom – 492 Hill St., Green Lake, WI 54941

Green Lake

Green Lake is a welcoming summer destination, with abundant opportunities for outdoor recreation, relaxation, casual and fine dining, gallery and art-show perusing, and of course, great music of many genres at the Thrasher Opera House, where select GLFM concerts take place.


Experience Ripon‘s charming and historic downtown and nearby attractions, including Ripon College, home to GLFM’s Chamber Music Institute and Choral Programs, and where several concerts are presented at the Rodman Center for the Arts.


A variety of engaging diversions await in Oshkosh, including a lively farmers market every Saturday, magnificent museums, beautiful parks, select GLFM performances, and much more.

EAA Aviation Museum is dedicated to the preservation and display of historic and experimental aircraft as well as antiques, classics, and warbirds.

Paine Art Center & Gardens is a preserved historic estate with a mansion and gardens. It includes public art galleries and botanic gardens on three acres, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Celebrating its centennial this year, Oshkosh Public Museum specializes in compelling stories told through innovative exhibitions and educational programs, focusing on state and local history.

Grand Opera House is a historic and beautifully restored venue in downtown Oshkosh.

Also worth visiting nearby

Art Preserve – John Michael Kohler Arts Center on the outskirts of Sheboygan is a stunning experimental space that houses a wide range of artist-built environments from around the world. The building itself is a structural marvel that opened in 2021.

The John Michael Kohler Arts Center in downtown Sheboygan is dedicated to promoting the works of self-taught and contemporary artists, with 8 galleries, two performance spaces, a cafe, a museum shop, and a drop-in art-making studio.

Museum of Wisconsin Art in West Bend houses works by more than 300 artists spanning 200 years in every imaginable medium, informed by the region’s cultural heritage and diverse population.

Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass in Neenah showcases an extensive and historic collection of paperweights, and also features exhibitions of glass sculptures by contemporary artists.

Trout Museum of Art in Appleton is a primary location for the visual arts in central Wisconsin, with three floors of galleries hosting 12-18 exhibitions a year, showing work by local, national, and international artists.

The History Museum at the Castle can be found in downtown Appleton, near Lawrence University.

Atlas Science Center is a museum and workshop center focused on papermaking in Appleton.