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5 Reasons Why You Should be Downtown this Summer
Every Wednesday and Saturday, Downtown Fond du Lac hosts a Farmer’s Market! You’ll find vendors of all sorts lining up to sell you locally grown and locally crafted products that you won’t find anywhere else!
With an annual attendance of more than 20,000 people, Fondue Fest comes in as the largest event in downtown. Three stages with all genres of music, a huge Kids Zone, cheese and chocolate fondue, and more add to the excitement of the day. Fondue Fest welcomes vendors from all around the state of Wisconsin (and sometimes even other states) that sell a plethora of products. Hand-crafted household items, locally-grown produce, unique trinkets and collectables, you name it. Come to Fondue Fest open-minded, because you’ll probably end up going home with something you never thought you needed. Also, who doesn’t love cheese and chocolate fondue? Happening on Saturday, September 6th.
Live Music at Trinity
Check out Trinity Restaurant and Hall during their weekly live music nights! Trinity hosts a number of local vocalists and musicians throughout the summer; they’re usually accompanied by happy hour specials as well. What’s not to love? Check out their website at http://trinityrestaurantfdl.com/ for the most up-to-date information and postings!
Tour the Town Art Walk
Tour the Town is held the 3rd Friday of every month from 5:00 to 8:00 PM. Check out the website at http://www.tourthetownfdl.com/ for the latest list of participating venues and artists. Tour the Town was created by a team of volunteers dedicated to promoting the arts, fine dining and entertainment in historic Downtown Fond du Lac.
The Businesses, the Atmosphere, and the People
Downtown Fond du Lac is home to 295 unique, welcoming businesses that want your service! You’ll find anything from coffee shops and jewelry stores to law firms and bridal services. We guarantee that you’ll find your new “go-to” business when you come downtown. Come find out why our businesses are the #1 reason you should be #downtownfdl this summer!
You’ll find nothing quite like the atmosphere of Downtown Fond du Lac. If you’d rather just browse the multiplicity of shops and small businesses and take in the atmosphere of downtown, that’s ok!
Downtown, you’ll meet an assortment of small-business owners, shoppers, and visitors. We’re not called Positively Fond du Lac for nothing; our business-owners are dying to meet you and show you just how amazing their business is!
The Retlaw Plaza
The Retlaw Plaza is a historic landmark, listed on the National Register of Historic Places; that’s what makes The Retlaw Plaza so unique and cherished by Downtown Fond du Lac. As this week’s featured BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT,
The Retlaw Plaza is the perfect place to spend a relaxing holiday with the entire family, yet conveniently located for the busy executive. Shopping, entertainment and restaurants are just a few steps from its entrance at 1 North Main Street.
Here’s what The Retlaw Plaza’s Elizabeth Perron had to say regarding her historic workplace:
“As soon as you step into our grand, two story lobby with crystal chandeliers, to the time you retire for the evening in the comfort of your guest room, you will feel right at home at the Retlaw Plaza. Fond du Lac's premiere hotel combines the elegance of the old with 21st century technology, including wireless internet powered by Ethostream, which is accessible throughout the hotel. Whether you are eating dinner in our neighborhood friendly Mancino's Downtown restaurant, attending a wedding or conference in our beautiful Crystal Ballroom, enjoying a drink with friends in our MidTown Pub, or promoting a healthy lifestyle in our Ramada Health Club, we are sure you will enjoy all of the amenities our property has to offer.”
Everybody loves pizza, right? That’s exactly why we’ve chosen Domino’s in Fond du Lac as the next BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT. Located on 301 S. Main St. in downtown Fond du Lac for over 30 years, Domino’s offers delicious pizza delivered right to your door until midnight or later, every day! But that’s not the only great aspect of our local Domino’s: what makes it unique are the employees. Here’s what Casey Ritchie, Domino’s trainer and local marketer had to say about her business and how they’re doing their best to try and break stereotypes, one pizza delivery driver at a time:
“The stereotypical ‘pizza guy’ is a young college-aged fella, often cast as someone with no ambition or character. Here at the Fond du Lac Domino’s, we work to break that stereotype. One of our former drivers recently graduated from Marquette Law School, and at the time was the youngest lawyer to pass the bar in the state of Wisconsin. We have had a number of others join various branches of the military, moving around the world to serve their country. A group of former delivery drivers set out to be entrepreneurs, showing great drive and ambition to find their own way in this world. Domino’s Pizza helps foster lifelong job force skills, such as timeliness, efficiency and working both independently and as a team. We plan to be part of the Fond du Lac community for many years to come, doing our part (however small) to create a strong and growing workforce.”
About the Spotlight
What makes Downtown Fond du Lac unique from all other downtowns? Our businesses! We want to share their stories. Meet the talented, fascinating and hardworking people behind the 295 businesses in Downtown Fond du Lac.
Learn more about what the downtown businesses can do for you including some pretty special and unique services that you may not have known about. We guarantee you'll learn something new about Fond du Lac’s downtown district!