Category Archives: Oshkosh, WI events

SNOGA -Snowshoe and Yoga Adventure

January 2, 2012 by braytonbb

I have been to several yoga studios and I have to say I feel right at home and comfortable at Inner Sun Yoga Studio. If you have never been here, I encourage you to go. Inner Sun presents their second annual snowshoe and yoga adventure trip to the beautiful Camp lakotah by Wautoma. Last year they sold out, so book fast. One of these years I would like to go but then we fill up here, so I don’t get a chance to but I have heard some wonderful things about this trip. This is a one day adventure retreat that will take you away from the craziness of life as you experience the beauty found in winter’s wonderland where the northwoods begins.

Begin your day with a yoga practice at the lodge, followed by some relaxing music with Kellie Lin Knott in front of the stone fireflace with a cup of hot chocolate. You can then choose to stay by the fireplace or join in on snow shoeing/hiking at 12:30 through the majestic pine forest along the trails. Around 2:30 after lunch you will explore the timeless tradition of primal percussion & celebration of community with this unique, interactive drumming experience featuring drums of all colors, shapes & sizes from around the world!  There will be a closing ceremony at 4:00 with a light yoga session.

New Year’s Eve Cabaret Celebration

December 13, 2011 by braytonbb

Why not make this the year that you will do something special for New Year’s Eve.  Make a weekend out of a bed and breakfast stay and a little dancing, food and champagne with the Oshkosh Symphony Orchestra. Book early though since space is limited.

Barrage at the Grand

December 7, 2011 by braytonbb

The Grand is such a beautiful place, but this time of  year it really shines! All the festivities that Oshkosh has to offer, why  not take in a show at the Grand. Your just blocks away from us, so it is easily walkable. Barrage is a high octane fiddle fest with an eclectic mix of music, song and dance. This is their final tour for this legendary group, so be a part of something special on Saturday, December 17th.

Janet Planet at Gardinas Wine Bar and Cafe

December 3, 2011 by braytonbb

You’ve heard me mention before that we love visiting Gardinas. The wine selection is amazing and the staff is always so helpful in making recommendations. Renowned vocalist and local Janet Planet is now playing at Gardinas the first Monday of every night (concert schedule permitting) from 6:00-8:00 PM.  Reservations are strongly recommended though.

Janet is a regularly featured singer at Feinstein’s and Metropolitan Room in New York City. It’s a treat to hear her in the Fox Cities, let alone an intimate venue such as this. Ms. Planet and her long-time guitarist, Tom Theabo, draw on their cosmic repertoire of jazz, blues, and standards with some Bob Dylan and other surprises thrown in for good measure.

Janet will also be ringing in the holidays the Grand Opera House with the UW Oshkosh Jazz Ensemble on Friday, December 9.

Race for the Light

December 2, 2011 by braytonbb

Race for the Light is the region’s most fun and festive 5K. The Holiday spirit will engulf you as you run the course through Oshkosh’s Celebration of Lights in Menominee Park, featuring festively decorated homes, carolers and musicians, as well as over 500,000 lights and displays.  Last year’s Race for the Light had a record attendance with almost 1,000 runners and walkers. With your participation, we can break that record and raise even more money for families in crisis in our community.

The 9th Annual Race for the Light 5K Benefit Walk/Run will be held the evening of Saturday, December 3rd. Registration begins at 3 p.m. at the Boys and Girls Club of Oshkosh. Race start time is 4:30 p.m. Proceeds benefit Christine Ann Domestic Abuse Services, which provides shelter and domestic abuse programs in Winnebago and Green Lake counties.


Oshkosh Gallery Walk-

December 1, 2011 by braytonbb

gallerywalkmapWow, there is so  much going on in Oshkosh this weekend. I love it. One of my favorite events that takes places the first Saturday of every month is Gallery Walk. This time of year is truly the best for me though with streets all lit with Christmas lights, people bundled up and smiling. From 6-9 p.m on Saturday, December 3,  Oshkosh galleries and businesses open their doors to feature artwork of all varieties and genres. Come join the hundreds of other art lovers who make Oshkosh the place to be on the first Saturday of every month. You can grab dinner, coffee, have a cocktail and wonderful the all the wonderful stores downtown Oshkosh has to offer.

For more information on The Oshkosh Gallery Walk visit: www.oshkoshgallerywalk.com


November 28, 2011 by braytonbb

Oshkosh has two amazing museums right across the street from each other. They both do an incredible job of bringing in exhibits that draw in many different types of crowds. If you have not been to the Oshkosh Public Museum to see the this current exhibit that runs through March 4, now is the best time to do it. While you are in town with the girls shopping, take break and go back into time to view this exquisite show-stopping fashion exhibit. Bling spotlights on 100 years of high-class style and clothing embellishments. Trend-setting fashions and accoutrements, including hats, jewelry and evening gowns will be on display.The exhibit grants backstage access to the richest styles of the century and showcases over-embellished fashions and designer duds, all from the collections of the Oshkosh Public Museum. Ornate bustle dresses, elegant Titanic-era gowns and dazzling flapper sheaths sparkle with 100 years of bling. Presidential inauguration gowns, bridal trousseaus and dresses fit for queens are accented by an eclectic display of tres chicaccessories, including hats, clutches and parasols.

We have paired up with the OPM to give you a truly memorable package. Check out our special packages page to see the details on your stay and a visit to the Oshkosh Public Museum.

Celebration of Lights

November 21, 2011 by braytonbb



A truly breathtaking scene takes places at Menominee Park in Oshkosh starting this weekend November 23 and goes through Jan. 1. We are just a one mile walk down to the park where you will see and enjoy more than a half million lights. Larger and brighter FVTC Magic of the Season electronic light display choreographed to the outstanding seasonal sounds of the Choirs of Oshkosh will showcase all the beautifully decorated trees and displays. Some of the Celebration of Lights activities include Santa’s Workshop, Santa’s Snack Shop, The Elves Hideout – children’s activity center; Nights of the Torches, Free Community Nights, live reindeer and 100-foot holiday tree

Midnight Madness Event at The Outlet Shoppes at Oshkosh

November 21, 2011 by braytonbb

Tis the Season! Thanksgiving has given way to eating a little too much stuffing and pumpkin pie and watching the Packers beat the Lions. Its time to get all rested up and head out on Black Friday, November, 25th at 12:00 AM.  The Outlet Shoppes at Oshkosh with have amazing deals and specials at all their name brand stores.  Then when you have had enough shopping, check in with us and let us pamper you with some fine wine, cheese, crackers and chocolates where you can sit by the fire and relax from a hard day.

Girls Weekend Out

November 16, 2011 by braytonbb

Are you looking for something fun to do this weekend. Make a weekend out of  it and stay and play while your here. Get your daughters, mothers, sisters and friends together and head to The Outlet Shoppes of Oshkosh. Here you will find all your name brand stores for discount prices. The first 100 shoppers on Saturday, the 19th will receive a gift bag filled with special coupons and prizes that will be randomly stuffed into the bags. They have so many great stores all in one area that you are sure to get a head start on some Christmas shopping. Some of my favorites are Coach, Gap, and Old Navy, but there are so much more, so have fun.

Just as your tummy begins to grumble, head to downtown Oshkosh and grab some lunch at one of my favorites, Caramel Crisp. The salads are amazing and you will be drawn in by the goodness of all their other treats like popcorn, ice cream, cookies and great gifts. Their doors open up into the Apple Blossom Book store into a magic wonderland of reading.  Enjoy the Red Saturday event downtown from 12:00-3:00 where you will find those truly unique holiday gifts.  Enjoy a free horse & carriage ride, madrigal and barbershop singers, plus treats and coupons at participating businesses. Later on, enjoy some dinner at my favorites, Gardinas Wine Bar or Beckets on the Fox River.

Nutcracker in the Castle

November 14, 2011 by braytonbb

Next to summer in Oshkosh, the holidays have more going on in our community than any other. If you have never been to the Paine Art Museum and Gardens, this is a magical time to go.

Starting on November 18 through Jan. 8, the Nutcracker story unfolds in the Paine “castle” with the historic rooms elaborately decorated as the fantastic scenes of the beloved ballet. Special actor-guided tours with live music and youth ballet performances further bring the fantasy to life.

Revered as an “American Castle,” the Paine Art Center and Gardens presents the traditional Nutcracker story within the historic estate’s ornate interiors. The Paine’s original presentation of the holiday fairy tale immerses audiences in the fantastic scenes of the beloved ballet. From the opening Party Scene with a giant Christmas tree to the magical Land of Sweets and the enchanting Sugar Plum Fairy, the tale unfolds throughout elaborately decorated rooms with a mesmerizing array of sights and sounds. Available by reservation, Guided Tours are led by a character actor and feature live music and youth ballet performances during the magical journey.

New this year, Candlelight Tours are an especially spellbinding way for people  to view the Nutcracker display.  On special evenings, visitors carry flickering electric candles as they wander through darkened rooms of the mansion illuminated by the glow of the Christmas trees.


Holiday Parade and tree lighting in downtown Oshkosh

November 9, 2011 by braytonbb

Did you know that Oshkosh is called the Event City? Its because we host so  many great events which gives you plenty of things to do while you visit. Brayton B&B loves only being one block away from all the great things to do downtown, which means you can walk right out the front door to all the festivities.

Thursday, November 10th, downtown Oshkosh is holding the annual tree lighting in Opera House square and holiday parade. Come to the Square between 3:30-5:30 to get your picture taken with elves, a sleigh, and live reindeer. Also enjoy music, food, and the tree lighting at 6pm; parade follows at 6:30. And its FREE!