Grand Opening of the Kiwanis Park Playground Upgrade

Wednesday, July 30, 2014: Playground Grand Opening at the Horicon Farmers Market, Kiwanis Park

playground done

Join us in celebration of our recently completed playground upgrade at Kiwanis Park! New pieces at the playground include a full swing set with toddler and accessible swings, standing rocker, climbing tunnel, 2-sided play house, and the Comet. Come to the park, stock up on fresh veggies, and enjoy the concert while the kids play. This project was paid for by gifts from the Beaver Dam Community Hospital Foundation, Alliant Energy Foundation, United Cooperative, generous anonymous donors from Horicon, and the Horicon Phoenix Program. Our team of volunteers in coordination with the Horicon DPW have put in many hours to make this project a reality!

Summer Concert: Milwaukee Hot Club

Sponsored by the Appleton Sign Co. Milwaukee Hot Club plays “gypsy jazz,” the music of the late great Django Reinhardt and his modern descendants. As they said, “Our music is a high energy mix of swing, bossa, and gypsy samba rhythms.” Although they are primarily instrumental, vocal tunes comprise up to 20% of their set. MHC generally has two gypsy guitars and an upright bass, occasionally augmented with clarinet, sax, violin and other percussion devices. They perform acoustically and with amplification designed to preserve the acoustic qualities of their instruments.

Farmers Market, 4-8 pm


Raspberries, fresh herbs, garlic, green onions, onions, spinach, potatoes, beans, tomatoes, summer squash, cucumbers, kohlrabi, canned goods, honey, perennials, handmade crafts, fine art, hand crafted soap, and locally roasted coffee.
Art in the Park free children’s project: Electro Cards with member from Makerplayce (6 -7:30 pm)
Food Vendor: Puppy Love Rescue (5-8 pm)

Lemonade flavors: Old Fashioned Lemonade, Strawberry Lemonade, Tropical Punch, Peach Sweet Tea

Fundraiser: Makerplayce

What is the Maker Movement? “The maker culture is a contemporary culture or subculture representing a technology-based extension of DIY culture. Typical interests enjoyed by the maker culture include engineering-oriented pursuits such as electronics, robotics, 3-D printing, and the use of CNC tools, as well as more traditional activities such as metalworking, woodworking, and traditional arts and crafts. The subculture stresses new and unique applications of technologies, and encourages invention and prototyping. There is a strong focus on using and learning practical skills and applying them creatively.”

New this year:

Weekly 50 / 50 cash raffle (4-8 pm)

  • We will have a 50/50 raffle each week at the market.
  • Raffle tickets can be purchased underneath the blue and white Horicon Phoenix tent.
  • $1 for 1, $5 for 10, or an arm-length for just $10!
  • The winner will be announced at the end of the evening.
  • Winner must be present to claim the prize.
  • All proceeds from the raffle help fund the summer concert series.

Horicon Phoenix Tent at the Market (4-8 pm)

  • Fundraising and info for different local community organization each week: Makerplayce
  • Pick up a free copy of our events magazine, Horicon Rising.


    Horicon Phoenix Reusable Market Bags

  • Purchase a Horicon Phoenix reusable market bag ($5).
  • Purchase Kwik Trip gift cards (Horicon Phoenix receives 10% of the proceeds).
  • Learn about our new Horicon Phoenix Membership Program.
  • Purchase 50/50 raffle tickets.

The Art Market of Wild Goose Fine Arts United (4-8 pm)